The Supreme Court has declared Mohammed Sani Musa winner of the Niger East senatorial election in the last National Assembly polls. The court, however, set aside the April 8, 2019 judgment of the Court of Appeal, Abuja, which declared Senator David Umaru the valid candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Umaru, an ex-Chairman, Senate Committee Chairman on Justice, Human Rights and Legal Matters had been declared winner of the senatorial district election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. However, in a unanimous judgment on Friday, the Justice Ibrahim Muhammed-led five-man panel of the Supreme Court upheld arguments by Musa’s legal team, led by Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN to the effect that Musa won the primary of the APC for the election and was t
A senior INEC official, Prof. Mike Igini, who is also the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom State, has testified to the whole world that INEC has a central server for results collation. This is contrary to the “Results weren’t collated electronically to a server” response given by INEC and the APC, following Atiku’s petition at tribunal to reclaim his mandate on the grounds that the 2019 presidential elections was rigged. Mike Igini made the confirmation this while representing the INEC Boss during an interview on Channels TV few days to the 2019 Presidential election. “INEC has a central server and results were sent to the central server by Presiding officers”, he said. Watch video below: https://youtu.be/9poTuhP4Y2g
Mixed reactions have trailed Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to rename the Abuja National Stadium after the late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale (MKO) Abiola, winner of the annulled June 12, 1993, presidential election. “Today, I propose the renaming of the Abuja National Stadium,” Buhari said this during his Democracy Day speech at the Eagle’s Square, Abuja. “Henceforth it will be called the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.” As per usual, the ever-vocal Nigerian Twitter has weighed in on the subject with some giving kudos to President Buhari for deeming it fit to rename the stadium after Abiola, who was once named Africa’s pillar of sport. Meanwhile, Some Nigerians have showing displeasure on the Idea of naming an abandoned and dilapidated Stadium after MK Abiola
A member of the Kenyan Parliament representing Wajir East, Rashid Kassim has been arrested hours after allegedly assaulting Wajir County Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi. Wajir Woman Representative Fatuma Gedi was allegedly beaten up on Thursday morning by Wajir East MP Rashid Amin in the parliament building. It is alleged that Gedi engaged him in a heated discussion before she was assaulted by the MP. The MP demanded to know why Gedi, who is a member of the budget committee, did not allocate any money to his Wajir East constituency. Gedi narrated that she was with her Homa Bay counterpart Gladys Wanga when she met the Wajir East lawmaker. “He called me stupid and nonsense and then he beat me. I was shocked, I could not believe it. He came again and hit me. “I told him tha
Some fans have claimed actress Ini Edo’s curves are fake after she shared a lovely photo of herself to her Instagram account.Your surgery went bad – Fans criticize Ini Edo’s curves Followers claimed she went under the knife to achieve her hourglass figure and they told her that her cosmetic surgery was a flop. Others said the waist looks unreal and that it spoiled her overall look. Notable of the comments was a fan who mentioned that the surgery went totally bad. But there were those who thought she looked great and they praised her. See some of the comments under the photo below.
Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10. The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast in a secret ballot of Conservative Party lawmakers in the lower House of Commons.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with visiting Liberian President, Mr George Weah, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Liberian leader arrived the forecourt of the presidential villa at about 11.35am, and was received by the president. NAN reliably learnt that the two leaders would discuss regional and continental issues. The Liberian leader, who is currently facing socio-political challenges at home, had on Wednesday witnessed Nigeria’s Democracy Day event held at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
The Divisional Police Officer in charge of Mile 3, Nkpolu Police Station in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Baridon Monsi, and nine other police officers have been arrested and detained over the death of a Hausa youth, Abdullahi Idris. The South South , South East coordinator of Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), Alhaji Musa Saidu, who confirmed the incident, said that Abdullahi Idris, a wheel barrow pusher from Tambua in Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, before his untimely death was hired to carry a generator set by somebody whose identify could not be ascertained immediately. Saidu said while carrying the generator set, the deceased was accosted by group of boys, who accused him of stealing the generator. He said that the boys beat up the deceas...
YDespite the presidential proclamation of June 12 as the new Democracy Day in Nigeria, there was no celebration of any kind in Bayelsa State on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari had on June 10, 2019, signed into law the Public Holiday (Amendment) Bill, which gave recognition to June 12 as a public holiday in the country, replacing May 29 that was previously marked as Democracy Day. Buhari’s assent followed the passage of the amendment to the National Holiday Act to move Nigeria’s Democracy Day from May 29 to June 12. Checks indicated that the Bayelsa State government under Governor Seriake Dickson did not line up activities to commemorate Democracy Day. Public spaces in Yenagoa such as the Samson Siasia Sport Complex and the Isaac Boro Peace Park, which are known venue
The Ogoni Youth Federation (OYF) has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to clear the names of the nine Ogoni martyrs, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight other persons, who were executed in 1995. The OYF said this in a statement, Signed by Engr. Yamaabana Legborsi, thePresident, Ogoni Youth Federation, also appealed to Buhari to give national honour to the nine martyrs It's pertinent to state that there were two pressing issues in Nigeria in 1993; the issue of June 12 by the Yorubas and that of genocide and Ogoni Bill of Rights by the Ogonis, why the June 12 issue has been settled in 1999 with Obansanjo as president of Nigeria and the recognition of June 12 as Democracy Day in honour of MKO Abiola, another Yoruba man, nothing has been done to Ogoni issue. Consequentl...