10 PEOPLE DIED DURING 2019 ELECTIONS – EU

Wants INEC strengthened ahead of future polls By Chuks Okocha The European Union Election Observation Mission to Nigeria for the March 2019 Presidential, National Assembly and Governorship elections Saturday released its final report stating that over 150 people were killed during the elections. The report also said that the election was marred by incumbency factor in the presidential and governorship elections, while stating that the suspension of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, few weeks to the election was without due process and an intimidation of the judicial…

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INEC WITHDRAWS 25 CERTIFICATES OF RETURN

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has withdrawn 25 Certificates-of-Return issued to some candidates that won during the 2019 general elections. The decisions to withdraw the certificates were based on court orders. The Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Festus Okoye, said this at a `Forum on Media Coverage of 2019 General Elections’ held in Enugu on Monday. Mr Okoye said that 20 of the 25 certificates-of-return were withdrawn from All Progressive Congress (APC) members to other APC members; while two from People Democratic Party (PDP)…

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ISRAELI POLITICAL MARKETTING COMPANY HELPED APC TO MARKET BUHARI AND DEMARKET ATIKU AND RIVERS GOVT THROUGH FACEBOOK, OTHERS DURING 2019 ELECTIONS- REPORT

A combo picture shows Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and main opposition party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar addressing supporters during campaign rallies ahead of the country’s presidential election in Lagos, Nigeria. Pictures taken accordingly on February 9, 2019 and February 12, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago /Temilade Adelaja/File Photo An Israeli political marketing firm helped launder the image of the Nigerian president before the country’s general election in February, a report by an American think tank said. Digital Forensic Research Lab said Tel-Aviv based political consulting and lobbying firm, Archimedes Group, deliberately smeared…

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2019 ELECTIONS: WHAT BUHARI’S VICTORY DID TO OBASANJO- OBA OF LAGOS

The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, on Wednesday said the election of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second-term in office was a clear proof that no man, but God gives power. Akiolu made the statement when participants of the Senior Executive Course 41 of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, visited him in his palace in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visitors, who were on study tour of the state were led by Dr Nasirudeen Usman, NIPSS Acting Director of…

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PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN FUNDS: COURT FIXES JUNE 27 FOR HEARING OF SUIT AGAINST BUHARI, ATIKU

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, fixed June 27 for hearing of a suit challenging the campaign funding of President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The suit was filed by the presidential candidate of the National Rescue Movement (NRM), Usman Ibrahim Alhaji. Cited as defendants in the suit are Buhari and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC); Atiku and his party, the PDP, as well as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/191/2019, the plaintiff…

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CONTROVERSY OVER 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: THE STORY OF INEC IT SERVER

•Facts •Fiction •Myth By Jide Ajani If there is anything, or a combination of things, that is fanning the embers of doubt about the credibility of the 2019 general elections, it is to be located in the response of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the petition of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. INEC boss, Prof Mahmood Yakubu Perhaps, whether owing to a lack of understanding of the letters and the spirit of the 1999 Constitution, as amended, or a lack of understanding…

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ATIKU VS INEC: AN INTERESTING TURN OF EVENTS

A recent revelation by some 13 presiding officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission that they transmitted the presidential election results electronically to the commission’s server has again put the commission on the spot and opened a vista of debate, writes Davidson Iriekpen The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come under intense fire the moment 13 of its presiding officers said they were ready to testify at the presidential election petition tribunal that they transmitted results electronically to the commission’s server during the February 23, presidential election. The officers,…

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YOU HAVE TILL APRIL 16 TO RESPOND TO ATIKU’S PETITION, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS PETITION TRIBUNAL TELLS INEC, BUHARI

You have till April 16 to respond to Atiku’s petition… Appeal Court tells Buhari, INEC & APC. The court of Appeal has issued out last warning to The Independent National Electoral Commission and the All Progressives Congress ( APC) to have till Thursday to file their responses to the election petition jointly filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, HE Alhaji Alhaji Atiku Abubakar Gcon, challenging the outcome of the February 23 presidential election. President Muhammadu Buhari, who is the candidate of the APC, has till at…

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WE HAVE PROOF ATIKU WON THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION- BUBA GALADIMA

Buba Galadima is one of the spokesmen of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign in the general election. Though he leads the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) as its national chairman, he is a resolute member of the Atiku campaign on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In this interview aired on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, Galadima insists that the PDP won the February 23 presidential election and that the court process would be used to prove the assertion. Group Politics Editor, TAIWO ADISA who monitored the interview, brings…

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KANO ELECTIONS PETITION TRIBUNAL WARNS POLITICIANS

The Governorship/National and State Houses of Assembly petition Tribunal has been inaugurated in Kano on Thursday by Justice Nayai Aganaba who is the Chairman of the Election Petition Tribunal. The Chairman of the tribunal who inaugurated a three man committee comprising of his humble self, and two other members, namely; justice Ashu Augustine Ewah and Mustapha Tijjani assured that there would be no external influence in dispensing Justice to all the election petition before them. Aganaba admonished all the lawyers involved to conduct themselves in accordance to the ethics of…

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