ABUJA – It is more trouble for President Muhammadu Buhari, as three more presidential candidates have separately approached the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, asking it to void the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. Aisha Buhari voting at the Governorship and State Assembly Elections at Kofar Baru Polling Unit 003 in Daura Katsina State on 9th Mar 2019 In their various petitions, the three presidential candidates, urged the tribunal to invoke its powers and quash the declaration of President Buhari as the bonafide winner of the 2019 presidential election. The petitioners separately alleged that the election was characterized by manifest irregularities, adding that the Electoral Act was not substantially complied with by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Those asking the tribunal to sack President Buhari and
The governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade; and his party have hired the services Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, as their lead counsel for the party’s legal battle at the Osun State election tribunal.
Ikpeazu was the lead counsel for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), candidate in the 2018 Osun governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke at Election Petition Tribunal, which eventually declared Adeleke winner of the September 2018 election on March 22, 2019.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has not issued a certificate of return to PDP gubernatorial candidate in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke - The commission says it can issue a certificate of return to Senator Adeleke only if Governor Gboyega Oyetola fails to appeal the judgment of the tribunal that sacked him within 21 days - Recall that on Friday, March 22, the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullified the election of Oyetola and declared Adeleke winner of the 2018 governorship poll The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it can issue a certificate of return to Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) only if Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun state fails to appeal the judgment of the tribunal that sacked him within 21 days. The commission, on Monday, March 25, debunked rumours that Adeleke had been issued a certificate of return, Leadership reports. Legit.ng gathers that the election
John Obi Mikel has recalled his disciplinary problems during his early Chelsea career.
The Nigerian captain revealed that he had to be put in his place by former Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
“I was a very naughty boy,” Mikel told BBC World Service Sportsworld. “I’ll get up to speed but I was late to trainings many times. I was wearing the wrong dress codes.”
The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday urged Governor Gboyega Oyetola to shelve any plans for appellate review of a judgement that sacked him as governor last week.
The election petitions tribunal for the September 2018 governorship election in Osun State declared Ademola Adeleke winner of the election in its March 22 ruling.
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on Monday gave an insight into the 9th National Assembly, saying the party is not ready to share power with the opposition in the National Assembly.
Oshiomhole said the party will not allow what happened in 2015 to reoccur in 2019 as the party will need a collaborative legislature to provide good governance to the people, adding that the leadership of the Assembly give all committee members critical positions as committee chairmen.
He said the party leadership will carry out extensive consultation with the President and leadership of the party at all level to arrive at a zoning formula that will be acceptable to all members and the party.
Some 7 million children were born in Nigeria in 2018, according to estimates by the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund or UNICEF.
They must have brought a lot of joy to their respective parents but unfortunately UNICEF also ranks Nigeria as one of the worst places to be born due to having one of the highest infant (under one month) and maternal mortality rates in the world from largely preventable causes.
UNICEF notes that over 80 percent of new-born deaths are caused by premature births or complications during birth or infections, yet the deaths can be avoided if there is access to well-trained midwives during antenatal and postnatal visits as well as delivery at a health facility, along with proven solutions like clean water, disinfectants and breastfeeding within the first hour, among others.
For Nigerian children that do make it past the first couple of months, the future is increasingly looking uncertain and bleak.
Barely two weeks after a school in Itafaji collapsed killing 20 persons including children, another building has collapsed in Lagos Island.
According to reports, the latest building is a residential one situated on Kakawa Street. No casualty has been recorded as the building had been marked for demolition and the occupants had vacated the building.