Court Case: Atiku’s Server Evidence Brings International Dimension To His Case

Reports that the Peoples Democratic Party flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar may invite Microsoft, IBM and Oracle experts to prove that he actually got the result from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,, server may have opened a new vista in a case that has already proved to be controversial. Recall that Atiku has released results that he claimed were the authentic 2019 presidential results from the official server of INEC. In the result posted, Atiku claimed he won the election by 1.6 million votes, even without the result from Rivers…

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Fuel Subsidy Removal: Buhari Bows To World Bank, IMF

By Bayo Bernard No fewer than 80 vessels carrying over 350, 000 tons of petrol   arrived Lagos ports yesterday amidst speculations that the federal government may eventually bow to pressure from the international Monetary Fund, IMF and other international development partners to increase petrol pump price. Their arrival, government sources say, is to re-assure Nigerians that the product is abundantly available, therefore, no need for panic buying. But the comment of the minister of state for Petroleum Resource, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu that the FG has not taken any definitive position…

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Al Bashir: Buhari Summons Security Chiefs

Probably rattled by the the increasing spike of regime changes in recent times in African countries, President Buhari today summoned Security Chiefs in a meeting in Aso Rock hours after the Sudanese President, Muhammed Al Bashir, threw in the towel as the military took over power in Sudan for the next two years. Bashir thus joined other Africans that lost their seats due to protests, where the military aligned with the people to oust a sitting president. He joins Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, Hosni Mubarack of Egypt, Abdelazeez Bouteflika of…

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Onnoghen’s Preemptive Resignation Rattles Presidency, Governance fully Northernised

To avoid humiliation of being retired by the Presidency , former Chief Justice of the Federation, Walter Onnoghen, threw in the towel in a game of survival that has subsumed the Judiciary within the Executive arm of  government. Furthermore, the principle of Federal Character has finally been buried in the political arrangement of the country. The National Judicial Council, NJC, has immediately after their decision on Onnoghen, dispatched their postion to the Presidency. Almost immediately, Onnoghen, through the Chief of Staff to the federal government, Abba Kyari, submitted his resignation…

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IPMAN Set To Increase Fuel Price From N145

By Akinwale Kasali Few weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari is re-elected as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Nigerians are on the verge of experiencing another pump fuel price increase. The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the Federal Government and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to ensure that private depot owners maintain the official ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit (petrol) at N133.28 per litre. The Chairman, IPMAN, Ore Depot, Mr Shina Amoo, who said this in an interview with our correspondent in Lagos…

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Rivers: Mr President, Please, Shame Them

By Comfort Obi “A mad person feels no shame. The shame is felt by relations” The above is an Igbo saying. It’s one I take seriously. On a number of times, it has guided me. I think President Muhammadu Buhari should think about this saying as the scary situation in Rivers state unfolds. Going through national newspapers, everyday, these past few weeks, my question has remained the same: Does Mr President know the truth about Rivers? Or, have they been giving him a different story line? The problem in Rivers, a top…

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Court Case: Atiku Confident Of Victory, Raises The Specter Of Buhari’s Certificate

By Uche Mbah The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and it’s flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, appear confident of victory due to the formidable nature of evidence available to them to pursue their case. Already, they have been able to retrieve from the Independent National Electoral Commission the actual result saved there before their internet server went down. This was for the thirty five states of federation and Abuja. The result for Rivers state was not available before the server went down. According to the result from INEC Server, Atiku defeated Mohammed…

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Atiku Files Case Against Buhari, Opposition Alleges Intimidation Of Judges

By Uche Mbah Despite all entreaties from different quarters to shelve his plan of challenging the  2019 presidential election results in court, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, finally went to court to challenge that result, putting to an end endless speculations on whether he will succumb to pressures from powerful quarters. Though Atiku himself was not initially in court, he was represented by a team of Lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chukwuma Ume. He has unexpectedly filed the case to beat the deadline,…

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Kano: Intrigues, As Kwankwaso Forms Elders Forum, Buhari Summons APC Governors

By Uche Mbah Storms appear to be gathering over the proposed March 23 rerun elections in Kano state, where the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared the elections inconclusive based on the fact that the winning margin with which the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won the election is less than the number of cancelled votes in the state. There have been reactions to the election inconclusive status, with tension building up in the state over the issue. Meanwhile, subtle changes are being made in the electoral and security structure of…

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Atiku Seeks Court Order to inspect INEC Register, Buhari Calls Emergency Security Meeting

Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Atiku Abubakar

By Uche Mbah The Legal fireworks has started for the last concluded presidential election in Nigeria as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, flag bearer, Atiku Abubakar, files an ex parte Motion in an Abuja Appeal Court seeking access to all Documents used by the Commission in the prosecution of the election. Atiku has been under tremendous pressure not to go to court but has maintained that he must reclaim his mandate through legal means so as not to violate the peace accord that he signed with other Presidential aspirants,…

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