The last might not have been heard in the Osun governorship election as Gboyega Oyetola and Ademola Adeleke, the two principal contenders in that election, approach the Court of Appeal for solace. Oyetola-Adeleke Without mincing words, the governor of Osun state, Mr Gboyega Oyetola and his arc-rival in the September 22, 2018 governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) are presently in tension following the unfavourable judgment of the election petition tribunal and the Bwari High Court, Abuja. Adeleke’s victory: Judiciary truly defender of democracy – Atiku Exactly six months after the gubernatorial election, the election petition tribunal sitting in Apo, Abuja, on March 22, 2019, delivered
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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is taking a no-holds-barred approach to the issuance of spectrum in a bid to further boost broadband penetration and has final granted MTN Nigeria the approval to utilize spectrum from the 800MHZ (Megahertz) frequency acquired from Visafone. This increases the possibility of helping the regulator achieve its goal of 70 percent…
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Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has denied hiring a United States of America (US) lobbyist firm to advance his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement yesterday, Atiku, a former vice president, said reports of an alleged contract is the handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal to challenge the declaration of Buhari as winner, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC of plotting to arrest former Vice President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on trumped up charges of treasonable felony. Frank in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, said that according to authoritative sources in the Villa, how to kill Atiku – who is currently challenging the victory of General Buhari in the last elections – has been the subject of series of hushed-up security meetings by the Aso Rock Cabal in the past few weeks.
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The military in Sudan has formally announced the removal of Omar Al-Bashir from office. The Sudanese defence minister, Awad Ibn Auf, who led the apparent coup on Thursday morning, said the constitution has been suspended and the military will now be in charge of the country for another two years. A three-month state of emergency has also been imposed, as protesters demand immediate set up of a democratic transition. Several political prisoners held by Mr Al-Bashir are now being released.
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the Nigerian Government has warned Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of the “dire consequences” to expect if he continues resorting to self-help in his bid to reverse the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, delivered the warning in Abuja on Thursday while briefing journalists in company of Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity. As reported by SaharaReporters on Tuesday, Atiku is currently lobbying the United States for support in his quest to challenge the outcome of the presidential election, and has paid $30,000 over a 90-day contract for a US law firm to provide “legal, consultancy and public advocacy services to encourage Congress and the Executive” to wait on recognizing a winner of the Nigerian election until after the legal challenge is “impartially and independently resolved".
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As the nation raised its voice against run-away banditry, kidnappings and rustling decimating lives and livelihood in rural north and caging the northern branch of the national elite, President Muhammadu Buhari boarded his plane last week for an economic summit in Jordan. From there he was to visit Dubai for a number of days. His deputy meanwhile boarded his own plane to Rwanda to participate in remembrance ceremonies for a horrific genocide. Senate President Saraki also jetted out to Qatar to attend some international parliamentary event. In this globalized world, their audiences must know that in Nigeria villages are being abandoned; highways are being deserted; dozens are kidnapped every day and the nation they lead is waking up to security threats that could dwarf Boko Haram.
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Nigeria’s former President and Chairman of the Goodluck Jonathan Foundation (GJF), Dr Goodluck Jonathan, has said that peace and development can only be achieved in Africa when democracy is given a humanitarian face. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that Jonathan stated this in Yenagoa Thursday when Dr Stephen Olali, the Chief Historian to the Bayelsa State Government, visited him at the Foundation’s headquarters to present his new book. The book is entitled “16+34=50: The Life and Works of Stephen Temegha Olali (An Autobiographical Anthology)”.
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