Atiku’s petition, Buhari’s defence and INEC’s righteousness

Atiku’s petition, Buhari’s defence and INEC’s righteousness

Since the candidate of the PDP in the 2019 Presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, submitted his petition in which he contested the results and the conduct of the exercise, there has been all sorts of comments especially from the respondents, INEC and the APC. Judging from their comments, including those contained in their (INEC) response to Atiku’s petition, one can only thank God for the existence of the institution called Judiciary as an arm of government globally. The world and life would have been a jungle without the institution which has…

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Tinubu reacts to reports on rumoured bid for presidency in 2023

Tinubu reacts to reports on rumoured bid for presidency in 2023

A former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress has panned the reports that he is backing Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila to become Nigeria’s Senate president and Speaker respectively for selfish reasons. Bola Tinubu’s critics say his backing for Lawan and Gbajabiamila, both of whom were endorsed by the party, was to shore up his chances of becoming the ruling party’s presidential candidate in 2023. But Tinubu said he only aligned with the party wishes on whom become the leaders of Nigeria’s National…

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Comedian wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

Comedian wins Ukraine presidency in landslide

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, exit polls showed, dealing a stunning rebuke to the country’s political establishment. Volodymyr Zelensky, whose only previous political role was playing the president on television, trounced incumbent Petro Poroshenko by taking 73 per cent of the vote, according to exit polls conducted by several think tanks. Zelensky told his supporters he would not let them down and encouraged other-post Soviet countries to bring new leaders to power. I will never let you down,” the…

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Suspension of Amosun, Okorocha, will not affect APC in governorship elections – APC

Suspension of Amosun, Okorocha, will not affect APC in governorship elections – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the suspension of governors Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun of Imo and Ogun respectively, will not affect the party’s victory in the March 9, governorship and state House of Assembly election. Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC National Publicity Secretary, gave the assurance while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on the development on Friday in Abuja. NAN recalls that the APC National Working Committee (NWC) at its Friday meeting, suspended Messrs Okorocha and Amosun, alongside the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON),…

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Why general elections were postponed – INEC

Why general elections were postponed – INEC

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained its reasons for postponing the general elections a few hours to the commencement. Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and the determination to conduct free, fair, and credible elections, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible,” INEC boss Mahmood Yakubu said at a press briefing on Saturday morning in Abuja. The general elections were scheduled to commence Saturday, February 16 with the presidential…

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At-last, Governor Ambode presents 2019 budget of N852.317Bn

At-last, Governor Ambode presents 2019 budget of N852.317Bn

Speaker challenges Ambode over N800m running cost LAGOS—GOVERNOR Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday, presented the much awaited proposed 2019 Appropriation Bill of N852.317 billion before members of the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage, putting to rest the face-off between the executive and the legislature over the matter. The N852.317 billion budget was N193.683 billion less than the 2018 budget of N1.04 Trillion. There had been claims and counter claims between the two arms of government over alleged over the budget. Elections countdown: Oki’s Lagos APC group…

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Corbyn ‘DID say stupid woman’: Lip-readers agree on what the Labour leader mouthed to Theresa May

Corbyn ‘DID say stupid woman’: Lip-readers agree on what the Labour leader mouthed to Theresa May

Jeremy Corbyn was yesterday accused of lying to Parliament after he denied calling Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ in the Commons. Lip-readers said the Labour leader muttered ‘stupid woman’ during a televised exchange with the Prime Minister. Mr Corbyn claimed he had said ‘stupid people’ and refused to apologise. Almost every lip reader consulted by politicians and journalists this afternoon agrees that Jeremy Corbyn called Theresa May a ‘stupid woman’ under his breath at PMQs. Experts said the shape formed by the lips for the letter ‘W’ was impossible to…

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Sierra Leone: President Julius Bio Address National on corruption

Sierra Leone: President Julius Bio Address National on corruption

His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio in commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day, 9th December, 2018 Corruption in all its forms has a cost and it has real human victims when critical infrastructure like hospitals and schools are not built and when citizens are denied their rights and equitable access to service delivery. Credible foreign and local investors whose investments create good-paying jobs for citizens avoid corrupt countries. Corruption also stalls economic development, compromises ethical conduct and national values, and violates the fundamental rights of citizens. Above all, corruption undermines democratic…

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Buhari Eulogises Swiss Govt for Returning Nigeria’s Looted Funds

Buhari Eulogises Swiss Govt for Returning Nigeria’s Looted Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed the gratitude of the federal government to the government and people of Switzerland for the returning stolen Nigerian funds, which he said would help in resuscitating the country’s economy. Acknowledging the gesture when receiving Letters of Credence from the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr. George Steiner, at the Presidential Villa, the Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba Shehu, in a press statement said, President Buhari described the return of the stolen funds and interventions in the crisis in…

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END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW – France in chaos

END OF MACRON: French president faces NO CONFIDENCE vote TOMORROW – France in chaos

Mr Macron’s leadership is hanging by a thread after the Yellow Vest protests posed the most formidable challenge yet to his presidency. Leftist MEPs said Thursday’s vote is the result of 18 months of fiscal injustice and called on the French president to “radically change direction”. The Paris protests which erupted on November 17, were focused on denouncing a squeeze on household spending brought about by Mr Macron’s taxes on diesel, which he said were necessary to combat climate change and protect the environment. Emmanuel Macron was forced to climbdown…

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