Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday said that he was confident of victory at the Lagos State Gubernatorial Electoral Petition Tribunal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanwo-Olu expressed the optimism when he came to the tribunal sitting at the Ikeja High Court Complex, to sign a response to two petitions challenging his victory at the March 9 governorship poll.
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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with his former aide, Reno Omokri to tone down his criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration. Omokri, who was Special Assistant to President Jonathan on New Media, disclosed this in a tweet on Monday. The US-based pastor is a fierce critic of Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
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By Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the inclusion of Justice Joseph Oyewole as a member of the Osun State Governorship Election Appeal Tribunal. The main opposition party said it has already petitioned the president of the court, objecting to the inclusion of Justice Oyewole in the appeal panel based on the clear likelihood of his being biased against the person of Senator Ademola Adeleke and the PDP, under which he contested the 2018 Osun State governorship election.
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The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) on Monday described the outgoing governor of Lagos State, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, as “an achiever and administrator per excellence Lagosians will miss”. Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Mr Alex Omotehinse, the Chairman of the Lagos State Branch of CDHR, said that Ambode’s achievements were numerous for any resident to gloss over or forget soon. Reports have it that Ambode lost his second term ticket in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is now the Governor-elect of the state. “The Lagos State branch appreciate the outgoing Governor, His Excellency Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, for the
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Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja Following the alarming increase in insecurity across the country, the defeated presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has called on the federal government to put an end to its empty rhetorics and take urgent action to stem insecurity. The former vice-president made the call Monday in a statement he personally signed, where he lamented that when the punishment for crimes are not forthcoming, criminals are emboldened to commit even worse crimes.
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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and the party have stated that he is a Nigerian by birth as his parents both have roots in the North West and is therefore qualified to seek office of the president. Atiku and PDP stated this in reply to claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, filed at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
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Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has informed the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that he was born in Nigeria and, was eligible to stand for elections. Mr Abubakar responded to claims by President Muhammadu Buhari and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that he had no constitutional rights to Nigerian presidency because he was not born in the country. PREMIUM TIMES obtained electronic copy of the tribunal filings by the former vice-president’s legal team on Monday morning.
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Ousted Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has been transferred to a Khartoum prison following his toppling by the army last week, a source from his family told AFP on Wednesday. “Last night, Bashir was transferred to Kober prison in Khartoum,” the source said without revealing his name for security reasons. Bashir was ousted by the army last Thursday after four months of protests against his three decades of iron-fisted rule. The country’s new military rulers had said he was being held “in a secure place”.
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