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Ex-VP Atiku makes surprise appearance in Senate

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, ex-Vice President and 2019 Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Thursday sauntered into the Senate in Abuja. Atiku had attended a Public Hearing organised by the Senator Ahmed Baba Kaita-led Committee, on Tertiary Institutions...

Atiku: My spirit unbroken, I remain a democrat, warns against justice rationing

  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate in the February 2019 poll, on Wednesday went philosophical in his reaction to the Supreme Court’s judgment on his appeal against the Presidential Poll Tribunal verdict. Reacting to his adversity...

FEC meeting saved me from tribunal judgement trauma- Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, saved him from going into trauma while awaiting the outcome of the judgement of the presidential tribunal. The election tribunal upheld President Buhari's victory at the February 23...

Update: Tribunal declares Buhari winner of 2019 presidential election

  Dismisses Atiku’s petition in its entirety       The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, on Wednesday, upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, as the winner of the February 23 presidential election.   The presidential tribunal further dismissed the petition by the Peoples...

Update: Tribunal rules on Atiku’s petition challenging Buhari’s victory

Dismisses INEC’s application questioning qualification Of Atiku’s Lawyer Says Buhari qualified to contest 2019 Presidential election Dismisses PDP’s major witness statement on INEC server The rulling All Progressives Congress (APC), and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party...

OPINION/TRIBUTE: At 78, IBB maintains his important beats, but…

By Sufuyan Ojeifo   I had, in the past, written a number of tributes on the occasion of the anniversary of former military president, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB). I penned the last one in 2017 on his 76th birthday titled: “At...

Atiku challenges Buhari over alleged ‘secret burial’ of 1,000 soldiers

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari, over the secret burial of over 1,000 Nigerian soldiers killed by Boko Haram and ISWAP in Borno. A...

Presidential Election: Atiku won Kaduna in his dreams, El-Rufai says  

Reacting to claims by the Presidential Candidate of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, that he won Kaduna State in the just concluded presidential election, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said “Atiku won in his dreams.” El-Rufai, who...

Court will restore my ‘stolen mandate’ – Atiku

The presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Vice President of the country, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed confidence that the judiciary will restore what he termed his “stolen mandate”. He stated this on Wednesday when he paid a...

Presidential polls: Appeal Court grants Atiku access to INEC electoral materials

A three-man panel of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, on Wednesday in Abuja, granted the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, access to inspect all materials used in the presidential elections. The decision was made after the...
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  A former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke has been charged to court over alleged $1.1 billion fraud in the Malabu oil...

Slow, epileptic internet in Nigeria: Submarine cable damaged

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Lagos pipeline fire : Death toll rises to 5 as 39 vehicles consumed

  Causality figure in Sunday's  Abule Egba, Lagos  pipeline fire has increased from two to five. The fire followed an explosion from a ruptured the pipelines...