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Atiku Lose Bid For More Time To Close Case At The Presidential Tribunal

Atiku Lose Bid For More Time To Close Case At The Presidential Tribunal

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has, Friday, refused to grant the request made by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and it’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar , for more time to close their case. This is as the 10 days earlier granted Atiku and the PDP during pre-hearing session to conclude their case elapses today, Friday the 19th of July, 2019. Atiku is challenging the victory of President Muhammdu Buhari in the February 23rd Presidential election in the country. Atiku’s lawyer, Chris Uche, had asked the Tribunal for more time but the Justice Mohammed Garba-led Presidential Election Petition Tribunal turned down the bid, saying the trial would continue till later in the day to enable the PDP and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, to close their case.
Finally,INEC Produces Documents Requested By Atiku, PDP In Presidential Tribunal

Finally,INEC Produces Documents Requested By Atiku, PDP In Presidential Tribunal

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Sequel to the order of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday, produced some documents the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, requested with respect to their case against the outcome of the 2019 presidential election. Though the tribunal had on Wednesday, adjourned further hearing on the joint petition Atiku and PDP lodged against President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election till Friday, however, the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel acknowledged receipt of the sensitive electoral materials INEC produced on Thursday. It will be recalled that the tribunal had pursuant to an application by the petitioners, issued a subpoena against both t
Exposed! President Buhari Owns Houses In Abuja,Port Harcourt And Other Cities

Exposed! President Buhari Owns Houses In Abuja,Port Harcourt And Other Cities

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Claim by a former Governor of Abia State, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, that President Muhammadu Buhari does not own a house in Abuja and Port Harcourt are not true, The PUNCH can report. Kalu, who is the Chief Whip of the Senate, had, while addressing journalists on Saturday, said, Quote “I have known him (Buhari) now for 32 years; he and former military President (Ibrahim) Babangida.“He has not changed. Think of it… a man that ruled Nigeria as military head of state and has no house in Abuja or Lagos. He does not have a house in Port Harcourt or Ibadan.“If you go to his house in Daura, it is the same house, the same small house he built long ago. “The television I saw there when I went there last year for Sallah – that television must have been bought in 1973.” However
Those calling For Obasanjo,s Arrest Should Drop Dead, OBJ’s Letter Is Timely – FFK

Those calling For Obasanjo,s Arrest Should Drop Dead, OBJ’s Letter Is Timely – FFK

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Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo. Obasanjo in the letter released by his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Monday, expressed worry over high level of insecurity in the country. His letter has since stirred reactions, even as Miyetti Allah group in a viral report called for the ex-President’s arrest. Fani-Kayode, reacting, described Obasanjo’s letter as ‘timely and necessary’, adding that those calling for his arrest should ‘drop dead’. The former minister stressed that Obasanjo through his letter was only trying to save Nigeria from another civil war. Fani-Kayode on his Twitter page wrote: “OBJ’s letter was timely and necessary. Whoever wants him to be arrested for it should dro
Why North, Southwest Tolerate  President Buhari – Shehu Sani

Why North, Southwest Tolerate President Buhari – Shehu Sani

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A former lawmaker representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the South West is tolerating the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari because they want to take over in 2023. The lawmaker also noted that the North may not be comfortable with a number of anomalies in the present system but has to tolerate because their own is in power. Shehu Sani tweeted, “The North’s tolerance to wrong is because one of their own is in Power. The South West tolerance to wrong is because they are expecting one of theirs to be next in Power.”
RUGA: Apologize To Igbos In 48HRs Or You Face Our Wrath – South East Leaders Tells Kalu

RUGA: Apologize To Igbos In 48HRs Or You Face Our Wrath – South East Leaders Tells Kalu

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Following his reported support for the creation of the  controversial Ruga  for Fulani herders settlement in the South East, South East leaders yesterday gave the former governor of Abia state Chief Orji Uzor-Kalu 48 hours ultimatum to tender unreserved apologies to the Igbos people. The aggrieved leaders also slammed the former governor over his  claim that marginalisation of the South East was over   under President Muhammadu  Buhari. Speaking on behalf of the group at a press conference in Abuja, Hon. Uche Okoroafor, said “we have given him 48 hours from now to retract his remarks and apologise to our people or face the wrath of the Igbos.” The leaders claimed that the former governor has become a willing tool in the hands of “those who are
VIDEO: If You Claim Herdsmen Kill Fasoranti’s Daughter, Where Are The Cattle – Bola Tinubu Asked

VIDEO: If You Claim Herdsmen Kill Fasoranti’s Daughter, Where Are The Cattle – Bola Tinubu Asked

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Bola Tinubu, a national of leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says those blaming herdsmen for the death of Funke Olakurin, daughter of Reuben Fasoranti, do not have evidence. Speaking when he paid a condolence visit to the family of Fasoranti in Akure, Ondo state capital, the APC leader said kidnapping is not peculiar to any ethnic group or a particular set of people. Asked to react to the allegation that herdsmen were behind the attack, he said: “I am extremely concerned about security but I don’t want stigma. I can go through history of kidnapping and we know how it started, where it all started, there are lot of copycats, how many years ago have we faced insecurity in this country and cases of kidnapping? Is Evans a herdsman?” Chukwudumeme Onwuamadik
Coalition that fought Biafra in 1967 has collapsed, you can’t win any war again – Afenifere warns Northerners

Coalition that fought Biafra in 1967 has collapsed, you can’t win any war again – Afenifere warns Northerners

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The apex Yoruba socio-cultural organisations, Afenifere has warned their counterpart in the north, Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, against fanning the flames of war in the country. Afenifere established that ACF’s support for setting up settlements for Fulani herdsmen across Nigeria was another way of calling for war. The Yoruba organization was reacting to the latest position of the ACF where the Northern group urged those opposed to the setting up of Fulani herdsmen settlements, popularly called Ruga, across the country to drop their opposition and allow the policy take off. Afenifere, through its spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, told reporters that “these people are praying for a war. “They want to set Nigeria on fire, ablaze. Let us warn them loud and clear, the coalit

How My Sister Was Killed – Son Of Afenifere’s Leader Gives Account Of Sister’s Death

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Kehinde, one of the sons of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, has given an account of how Funke Olakunrin, his sister, was killed in Ondo State. Olakunrin was killed by persons suspected to be herdsmen while heading to Ore junction from Akure, Ondo State, where she was attacked and shot by her attackers. Kehinde speaking to reporters in Akure said that the tragic incident occurred hours after she visited her 93-year-old father, who had not fully recovered from the death of one of his daughters. According to him, his sister could not survive the attack because she lost too much blood. He said: “I just came back to Akure with my sister’s body tonight from Ore town. She was on her way to Lagos after she left baba (Pa Rebeun Fasoranti) house Friday morning. “Her veh
Tribunal Adjourns As Bandits Attack, Injure PDP’s Witnesses

Tribunal Adjourns As Bandits Attack, Injure PDP’s Witnesses

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Buhari vs Atiku: Some witnesses heading to the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja to testify against President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, have been attacked and injured by armed bandits. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, broke the news to the Justice Mohammed Garba-led five-member panel tribunal, shortly before further hearing on their petition against the outcome of the February 23 presidential election was adjourned till Monday. My lords information we just got is that some of the witnesses we scheduled for this afternoon were waylaid by armed men while on their way. They were coming from Zamfara. “This is a matter in which our witnesses are coming from far place
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