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INEC Walks A Tight Rope

INEC Walks A Tight Rope

The Edo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin was early today forced to adjourn sitting till Friday this week as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, failed to open its defense in the ongoing hearing of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, against the declaration of Godwin Obaseki and his All Progressive Party, APC, as the winner of the

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Edo: Tribunal Refused PDP Request

The Edo State Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Benin Wednesday evening turned down the oral application by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate in the September 28, 2016, governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu for an extension of the time allotted it to prove their case by half a day. Yusuf Alli, senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, lead counsel for the petitioners in the ongoing election petition hearing, had at the end of proceedings a

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Two Of A Kind

They do not belong to the same political party. As a matter of fact, they are chieftains of Nigeria’s main political parties that are also always in rivalry. They probably also do not have the same political temperament. Not only that, the road to office for the two of them do not bear the same surface. For one, it was almost so very smooth, but for the other, it was like a war. And that

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Rivers Election Rerun Update

Polling in the rerun elections in Rivers State in virtually all the parts of the state started quite late due to a late arrival of materials and personnel at polling units.   But the situation before 11am was generally peaceful with security personnel taking charge in every quarter of the state.   At Okochiri, Okrika Local Government Area, the number of police personnel assigned to the single polling unit was obviously overloaded as dozens of

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Sherif Is New PDP Chairman

Alimodu Sherif, former governor of Borno state has been nominated has the new chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Olisa Metuh, the party’s publicity secretary said today in Abuja that the choice of Sherif, who had served as a senator before he became governor, was a consensus among the party’s national caucus, PDP governors’ forum and the national assembly caucus of the party. He, however, said that his appointment would not be announced until

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Person Of The Year Change

There was a phenomenon that dominated the Nigerian political space in 2015. It was there at the dawn of the year, rocked the space in the first quarter and endured even as the curtain fell on the year. This phenomenon became emotive as the country moved closer to the general elections, determining to a large extent the direction of the polls. But even after the All Progressives Congress, APC, the party that used it as

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Gbajabiamila Emerges Reps’ Majority Leader

The leadership crisis in the House of Representatives appears to have been solved, as Femi Gbajabiamila, the three-term member, representing Surulere Federal Constituency of Lagos, emerged the Majority Leader of the 8th House. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker of the house, announced his appointment as they resumed sitting earlier today, Tuesday, July 28. Other positions announced by the leadership of the green chamber include Buba Jubril as the deputy majority leader, Alhassan Dogwa was made the Chief Whip

Empty Treasury: PDP Berates Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that he inherited an empty treasury cannot be reconciled with the earlier assertion by Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the new administration has achieved in three weeks what the immediate past administration did not achieve in five years. The PDP said President Buhari and his party must take cognizance of the fact that Nigerians

Empty Treasury: PDP Berates Buhari, APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that he inherited an empty treasury cannot be reconciled with the earlier assertion by Lai Mohammed, National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, that the new administration has achieved in three weeks what the immediate past administration did not achieve in five years. The PDP said President Buhari and his party must take cognizance of the fact that Nigerians

NASS: Group Hails APC, Chides Opposition

Eko Foundation, a non-governmental group, has commended the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for stemming down the supposed political tension arising from the outcome of the National Assembly leadership election. At a recently held meeting of the Foundation in which members examined the nation’s current political climate, Wale Smith, President of Eko Foundation, extolled the efforts of the APC for putting the opposition to shame through display of rare maturity and courage, especially

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