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NBA Commends Supreme Court Over Zamfara Judgment

The Zamfara Chapter of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has commended the Supreme Court over the judgment against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a five-man Supreme Court panel sitting in Abuja, on May 24 nullified the APC last primaries and all the seats won in the general elections. The Supreme Court also directed the political parties and candidates with highest numbers of votes to be declared as the winners in all the offices contested. The NBA!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

INEC To Decide Zamfara Elective Positions Monday Following Supreme Court Judgment

Following the Supreme Court ruling that sacked all candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Zamfara State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has disclosed that it will announce its decision on elective positions in the state by Monday next week. INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Festus Okoye after an emergency meeting today, said the commission will meet on Saturday. The apex court in its judgement earlier today voided all votes cast for the APC in the 2019 gubernatorial!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Zamfara: Gov Candidate Who Scored 24% Of The Votes Now Governor-Elect

The Supreme Court, on Friday, annulled all votes garnered by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Zamfara State and ordered that parties with the second highest votes take over. The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the elections, Dr. Bello Muhammad Mutawalle of the PDP came a distant second in the election with only 189,452 of the votes. The APC candidate, Alhaji Mukhtar Shehu Idris, whose election was annulled by the Supreme Court today polled 534,541 votes!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

PDP’s Hope Dashed As Supreme Court Upholds Fayemi’s Election

The Supreme Court has declared Kayode Fayemi as the duly elected governor of Ekiti State. The apex court, at its sitting today, dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Kolapo Olusola-Eleka, its governorship candidate. The duo had approached the Supreme Court after the appellate court dismissed its case on Fayemi’s emergence as governor of Ekiti state. They were alleging among other things, that the poll was marred by a lot of wrongs including non-compliance with the Electoral Act. !-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

APC Finally Loses Zamfara As Supreme Court Sacks Governor-elect

The Supreme Court has voided all votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Zamfara State. The court in an unanimous judgement by a five-member panel, decided that a party that had no valid candidate cannot be said to have emerged winner of the elections. The court said the runner up can be sworn in if he fulfils the constitutional requirement of getting one quarter of the total votes cast in at least two-third of the local government areas of the state Recall that the!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Abia State Needs Buhari’s Help

Since its creation in 1991 from the old Imo State, Abia had waited for a truly transformative leader. For a leader and a government which would turn the potentials of the state into visible economic transformation and take it from a simply commercial entity into an industrial hub. Abia had waited. But none came. Ironically, every administration that came, including the current Peoples Democratic Party administration of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, had promised to create a private sector driven economy in the state,!-->!-->!-->…

Atiku Vs. Buhari: Police Close Roads In Abuja As Tribunal Begins Hearing Wednesday

The Nigeria Police Force has issued traffic and security advisory to residents of Abuja as the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal is set to begin hearing on Atiku Abubakar’s suite challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential victory on Wednesday. According to the advisory which came on Tuesday, some major roads around the venue of the hearing in Abuja will be closed to forestall a possible traffic jam or breakdown of law and order around the area. The tribunal will hold its first substantive sitting on!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari’s Aide Dares ‘Depressed’ Atiku Over N500m Defamation Suit

President Muhammadu Buhari’s personal assistant on social media, Lauretta Onochie, has said she is not going to lose any sleep over the defamation suit filed against her by the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a Facebook post she tagged “EVIL SHALL NO LONGER HAVE A VOICE NOR SAY, ANYWHERE IN NIGERIA,” Onochie said, “This is in no way responding to the depressed Alhaji Atiku Abubakar whose aides are constantly cooking up disgrace for him, for the sake of their stomachs, instead of!-->!-->!-->…

INEC Withdraws 25 Certificates Of Return

The National Commissioner for Information and Voter Education of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Festus Okoye has disclosed that the commission has withdrawn 25 certificates issued to some candidates in the 2019 general election. Okoye who stated this at a media forum in Enugu state today noted that the action of the commission was based on court orders. He noted that 20 of the 25 certificates were withdrawn from members of the All Progressives Congress, APC and handed to other APC members while!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

South East Commission Bill Scales Through Second Reading At House Of Representatives

Following its earlier second reading by the Senate, the House of Representatives has also passed for second reading the South East Development Commission Bill. The House which was presided by the Deputy Speaker, Yusuf Lasun (APC, Osun), passed the bill during plenary. After a unanimous majority yes votes by the lawmakers, Lasun announced the passage of the bill on the floor of the House. According to Nicholas Ossai (PDP, Delta), the bill if passed would help the allegedly marginalized South East address issues of!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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