Atiku Abubakar on Friday said he experienced “extreme anguish of spirit” while watching the invasion of the Federal High Court, Abuja, by operatives of the Department of State Service. Sowore was freed on Thursday evening, but during a court appearance on Friday (today), DSS operatives disrupted court sitting as they attempted to rearrest him. Taking […]Read More
The Presidential Election Tribunal on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election. NAN reports that the HDP prayed the tribunal to set aside the presidential election of Feb. 23 on the grounds that INEC did not follow conditions in […]Read More
Babalele was remanded in the EFCC custody by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, after he was granted bail, following his arraignment on allegation of money laundering. The Nation reports that Babadele was released on Friday, August 16, after he was detained by a Federal High Court over money laundering allegation. Before he was […]Read More
President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the February 23 general election on technicalities and evidential grounds. The prayers formed the gamut of other requests contained in both Buhari […]Read More
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, suffered a major setback in their quest to overturn the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the election petition tribunal, yesterday, refused their request to inspect the server and data of smart card readers said to have been deployed […]Read More
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that hes a Nigerian by birth, contrary to the allegations made by the All Progressives Congress (APC).Read More
It was also gathered that the grassroots campaigners went into the hinterlands of the North and told stories that the people should be wary of Atiku in view of the fact that he was said to have reached a pact with some pro-Biafran personalities, whom they said he planned to hand over the running of the affairs of his administration to.Read More
The tribunal also refused their requests to be allowed to conduct a forensic examination and forensic analysis of the materials and have access to card reader data and information contained in the cloud and electronic storage used for the poll.Read More
Both men who are now being accused by the EFCC of engaging in conspiracy, money laundering, vote-buying and influence peddling were reportedly exposed by powerful bureau de change dealers in Lagos and Abuja.
“We did not even set out to arrest anyone until we came across the first suspicious amount of $1.6 million cash and another $1.5 million with the same set of persons and when our operatives questioned the source of the money it was traced to the same persons,” an EFCC investigator revealed.
Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate in the Feb. 23, Presidential National Assembly election is a political rolling stone not destined to be a president.
He stated this on Thursday in Abuja at a news conference while reacting to allegations made by Atiku and the PDP that the elections were not credible.
Only 34.75 per cent of registered voters actually voted in the just concluded Presidential elections, according data released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the percentage represents 28,614,190 people who cast their votes during the elections.
Atiku, in a statement he personally signed early Wednesday morning, said if he had lost in a free and fair election, he would have called the winner, President Muhammadu Buhari within seconds of his being aware of the outcome of the exercise.
He said, “if I had lost in a free and fair election, I would have called the victor within seconds of my being aware of his victory to offer not just my congratulations, but my services to help unite Nigeria by being a bridge between the North and the South.
The president who made these remarks at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign office in Abuja at about 5am, told his supporters that victory was enough reward for them.
Buhari who said he was saddened by the loss of some innocent Nigerians during the elections, noted that the election was relatively peaceful but for the activities of those he described as troublemakers whom he said attempted to disrupt the polls.
Despite the Saturday several missiles fired in the capital city of Maiduguri on the morning of presidential election by the Boko Haram terrorists, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari is defeating his closest rival for the election, Atiku Abubakar with wide margin of votes in the 7 local government areas so far collated in Maiduguri.
In the results which has been so far collated from the 7 out of the 27 local government areas, President Buhari polled 71,944 to beat Alhaji Abubakar who scored 3,348 votes.
The Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has mocked the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
Gov. El-Rufai, wrote, “Atiku loses his polling unit at Ajiwa Ward in Yola to PMB. APC – 186 PDP – 167
“Atiku’s home unit and wards in Jada also lost to PMB. Looks like NNPC is safe in Adamawa so far!”
President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will be engaging in a final battle of who leads Nigeria in the presidential election scheduled for tomorrow.
President Buhari overcame the power of encumbency when he defeated former President Goodluck Jonathan to emerge President in 2015.
While many Nigerians believe that the 2015 event which reasured the world of the stability and growth of democracy in the country.
This followed the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
A statement issued on Saturday by Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, Director General, Education Quality Assurance, said “I have the directive of Her Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Lagos State to inform all Lagos State school’s stakeholders and the general public that the state government has been compelled by the change in election dates to further review the 2018/19 school academic calendar as stated below:
The Peoples Democratic Party has now rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the general elections.
According to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Secondus, shoddy arrangements for the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was a deliberate agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a reschedule of the February 16 National Assembly and Presidential elections to Saturday, February 23rd 2019, and the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections earlier scheduled for March 2nd to Saturday, March 9 2019,citing logistic concerns.
Chairman of the election management body, Professor Mahmood Yakub disclosed this at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja during a at a short press briefing held early Saturday in company of INEC National Commissioners.
The Kano Police Command says it has arrested two suspects in possession of 14 bags of fake specimen ballot papers in Kano metropolis.
He said that the suspects were arrested on Feb.13, Wednesday evening by some police officers attached to Metro Area Command in the metropolis.