I Have Nothing against Islam, Says Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesome Ezenwa Wike has advised those who are chastising him for demolishing a non-existent “mosque” to verify any story before jumping to conclusions or issuing reprimands. The governor made the remark while showing the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode John Fayemi the sewage site, which Muslims all over the country have been saying was a demolished mosque…

"I Have Nothing against Islam, Says Wike"

Why Kano Governorship Election Cannot Stand

Last week’s governorship supplementary election in Kano State failed all democratic tests and electoral decency, writes Rotimi Williams For the simple reason that it is a critical swing state, elections in Kano State have always generated huge interests across all visible interests and amid key actors. At least, since the advent of the Fourth Republic, no one declared winner of a presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lost Kano to the opponent.…

"Why Kano Governorship Election Cannot Stand"

(Updated) Election Petition: Court Grants Atiku Leave to Serve Buhari through APC

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday got leave of court to serve his petition challenging the outcome of the February 23 Presidential election on President Muhammadu Buhari through substituted service. A 3-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Abdul Aboki gave the order in a ruling on an exparte application filed by Atiku. The court in the ruling held that the application was meritorious and…

"(Updated) Election Petition: Court Grants Atiku Leave to Serve Buhari through APC"

Bauchi Guber: INEC Vows to Vacate Court Order

Following the order of a Federal High Court, Abuja barring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from continuing with the collation and declaration of the result of the Bauchi State  governorship election held on March 9, 2019, the commission has vowed to take steps to vacate the order.Consequently, it has filed a motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the exparte application filed by the Bauchi State Governor Mohammed Abubakar and the All…

"Bauchi Guber: INEC Vows to Vacate Court Order"

Bayelsa Commissioner, Father of Slain PDP Chieftain Testify Before Panel of Inquiry

The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr. Doodei Week, and Chief Moses Taribi, father of a slain PDP chieftain, Seidougha Taribi, have testified before state’s Commission òf Inquiry into the Violence, Mayhem, and Breach of Peace before, during and after the presidential , National and State House òf Assembly elections in Yenagoa. The commission was set up by the State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, to look into the violence and brazen violation of the law…

"Bayelsa Commissioner, Father of Slain PDP Chieftain Testify Before Panel of Inquiry"

Will Tinubu and Amaechi Suffer The Rochas and Akpabio Treatment?

LEARN from what is currently happening to Rochas and Akpabio. Their people that they betrayed have REJECTED them. Those they betrayed their people for have also REJECTED them. Now they are DEJECTED and they have PROJECTED their DEJECTION on INEC that supervised their REJECTION. I look at what those two are going through and almost feel sorry for them. But how do you feel sorry for people who do not feel sorry for their own…

"Will Tinubu and Amaechi Suffer The Rochas and Akpabio Treatment?"

PDP yet to explain the irresponsible expenditure of 1999 to 2014 —Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Peoples Democratic Party has yet to explain the “irresponsible expenditure” that took place between 1999 and 2014. He said the main opposition party still has questions to answer on how it spent the oil money that accrued to the country within that period. He spoke in Abuja when he received the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress on a visit to congratulate him on his re-election. The NLC…

"PDP yet to explain the irresponsible expenditure of 1999 to 2014 —Buhari"

UPDATED: Buhari wins second term

President defeats Atiku by over 3.9 million votes President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid as he polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential poll conducted on February 23. Atiku polled 11,262,978 to lose the election with a margin of 3,928,869 votes. This is according to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collated figure of votes from all the 36 states of the…

"UPDATED: Buhari wins second term"

Agbaje kicks against election violence in Lagos

The governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has kicked against the violence carried out across the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections which held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Agbaje, during a press briefing on Monday, added that the mayhem was a deliberate attempt by the ruling All Progressives Party to deprive members of the PDP to exercise their civic rights. He said, “I am disappointed at…

"Agbaje kicks against election violence in Lagos"

‘Executive voting’ at Presidential Villa, Abuja calm

There was orderliness as the presidential and National Assembly elections got underway at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. There are about 14 polling points located in the same open space beside the office of the National Broadcasting Commission. Electoral officers are comfortably housed under six giant canopies. White plastic chairs were also provided for voters who look very relaxed under trees. As of the time of filing this report at about 3.10pm, voting had been completed…

"‘Executive voting’ at Presidential Villa, Abuja calm"