Politics

APPEAL COURT DECLARES ZAMFARA GUBER ELECTION INCONCLUSIVE, ORDERS RERUN IN THREE LGS

APPEAL COURT DECLARES ZAMFARA GUBER ELECTION INCONCLUSIVE, ORDERS RERUN IN THREE LGS The Court of Appeal in Abuja has declared the Zamfara State Governorship Election inconclusive, upturning the initial victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Governor Dauda Lawal. The court also ordered a rerun in three Local Government Areas (LGAs) – Maradun, Birnin-Magaji, and Bukyun – citing irregularities. …

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RESIGN!, YAKUBU!!, RESIGN!!!, KOGI INDIGENES TELL INEC CHAIRMAN

RESIGN!, YAKUBU!!, RESIGN!!! – KOGI INDIGENES TELL INEC CHAIRMAN Dozens of Kogi indigenes loyal to Muritala Ajaka, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate in Saturday’s governorship election have stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja. The supporters were demanding the immediate resignation of INEC chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, over the conduct and outcome of the election. …

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HOW TO BUY, SELL ELECTIONS IN COURTS

HOW TO BUY, SELL ELECTIONS IN COURTS, BY ODINKALU In 1968, Stanislav Andrzejewski, the former Polish soldier and prisoner-of-war, who later founded the Sociology Department at the University of Reading in England, coined the word ‘kleptocracy”, which he defined as “a system of government [that] consists precisely of the practice of selling what the law forbids to sell.” He saw …

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FORMER UK PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, BECOMES FOREIGN SECRETARY

FORMER UK PRIME MINISTER, DAVID CAMERON, BECOMES FOREIGN SECRETARY A former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, has been appointed the UK Foreign Secretary According to the former Prime Minister in a statement, the Prime Minister has asked me to serve as his Foreign Secretary and I have gladly accepted. “We are facing a daunting set of international …

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TINUBU SPENT N150B TO SECURE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION VICTORY -APC CHIEFTAIN

TINUBU SPENT N150B TO SECURE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION VICTORY, APC CHIEFTAIN, LUKMAN An APC chieftain, Salihu Moh Lukman, has alleged that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and APC governors had spent significant amounts of money —N150 billion and N14 billion, respectively—to secure victories in the 2023 elections. According to Lukman, Tinubu had expended over N50 billion for the presidential primary, and at …

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PROTESTERS MARCH TO SUPREME COURT OVER SACKED PLATEAU LAWMAKERS

PROTESTERS MARCH TO SUPREME COURT OVER SACKED PLATEAU LAWMAKERS Hundreds of protesters have held a peaceful rally to the Supreme Court, Abuja, to protest the Appeal Court judgements sacking some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in Plateau State from the National Assembly. The protesters under the auspices of Coalition for Truth and Justice in Africa also submitted a petition on …

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OFF-CYCLE ELECTION: AGAIN, INEC FAILED NIGERIANS – YIAGA AFRICA

OFF-CYCLE ELECTION: AGAIN, INEC FAILED NIGERIANS – YIAGA AFRICA YIAGA Africa says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to rebuild the trust of Nigerians in the electoral process with its conduct of the off-cycle governorship elections held in Kogi Imo and Bayelsa. Making this assertion in a statement made available on its official X handle in the aftermath …

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ANYANWU, ACHONU GAVE INEC SEVEN DAYS TO CANCEL IMO ELECTION

ANYANWU, ACHONU GAVE INEC SEVEN DAYS TO CANCEL IMO ELECTION Senator Samuel Anyanwu and Senator Athan Achonu have demanded the cancellation of last Saturday’s Imo governorship election, issuing a seven-day ultimatum to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday. Speaking at a joint press conference in Owerri, the two governorship candidates expressed their discontent with the election’s outcome, where …

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COURT SACKS 5 SENATORS, 12 HOUSE OF REPS MEMBERS

2023 ELECTION: COURTS SACK 5 SENATORS, 12 REPS MEMBERS Many members of the National Assembly have received the big stick from the Court of Appeal after losing out in their election litigation battles. Both the Senate and the House of Representatives are witnessing an unprecedented level of judicial verdicts, with a number of them shockingly sent packing after five months. …

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KOGI ELECTION RIGGED, BUT I WON’T WASTE MY TIME IN COURT – SDP CANDIDATE

KOGI ELECTION RIGGED, BUT I WON’T WASTE MY TIME IN COURT – SDP CANDIDATE Governorship candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kogi State, Murtala Ajaka, has alleged irregularities in Saturday’s election. Ajaka said he won’t challenge the outcome of the poll in court if he loses as it will be a waste of time. Speaking on Channels TV’s ‘The …

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