Supreme Court dismisses suit seeking Gov. Fayemi’s disqualification

Godwin Tsa, Abuja The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by former Ekiti State Governor Segun Oni challenging the eligibility of Governor Kayode Fayemi to stand as a candidate in the July 14, 2018 governorship poll. In a unanimous judgment by the apex court, Justice Amirul Sanusi dismissed the case on the grounds that it […]

Victory under duress: Akwa Ibom INEC denies Nse Ntuen certificate of return

Joe Effiong, Uyo   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom State has withheld the certificate of return of the member representing Essien Udim state constituency, Mr Nse Ntuen, on the grounds that his declaration as winner of March 3, 2019, state House of Assembly election was obtained under duress.   Ntuen who […]

Sokoto APC members-elect absent, as INEC presents certificates to Tambuwal, others

Tunde Omolehin, Sokoto The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, presented certificates of return to Governor Aminu, Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State alongside his deputy and other members-elect of the state House of Assembly. However, all members-elect of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members-elect were conspicuously absent during the event held at Sultan Maccido Qur’anic […]

Niger guber poll: PDP drags Gov Bello, APC to tribunal

John Adams, Minna It is not yet Uhuru for the Niger State Governor-elect, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, as the main opposition party in the state, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged him before elections petition tribunal over the outcome of the governorship election in the state. This is coming barely three days after the governor […]

Jubilation as Ihedioha receives certificate of return in Imo

Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri Imo State governor-elect, Emeka Ihedioha, on Wednesday was officially recognised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the 2019 governorship election in the state as he was issued a Certificate of Return by INEC. the move trigged wild jubilation as people followed his convoy singing and dancing, resulting […]

Certificate of Return: Why Okorocha is on his own – APC

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that it will not intervene in the refusal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue Certificate of Return to the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha as the winner of the Imo West senatorial district. APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, made the […]

1.6m vote claim: Atiku, PDP in post-poll depression, says APC

Abubakar Atiku: APC says he is suffering from post-poll depression By Emmanuel Mogbede/Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) says that judging by Abubakar Atiku and PDP’s recent utterances and actions, it was now clear that they had slipped into severe depression and post-defeat hallucination. Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC publicity secretary said on Wednesday the utterances […]

INEC rejects Okorocha, not listed among Senators-elect

Gov. Rochas Okorocha: rejected by INEC as senator-elect Imo governor Rochas Okorocha has not been recognised as a senator-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission. The stance of the electoral umpire was reflected in the list of senators published on its website on Monday. Okorocha’s name was conspicuously missing in Box 47, where his name […]

I’m not meddling in Kano elections – Tinubu

By Lucy Osuizigbo All Progressives Congress National Leader, Sen.  Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday refuted rumours that he was in Kano and meddling in the state’s rescheduled elections. Tinubu in a statement said he had not been in Kano at any point during the conduct of the elections. A copy of the statement was made available […]

Gov. Ikpeazu plans to run inclusive government

Gov. Ikpeazu plans big for Abia By Ihechinyere Chigemeri-Uwom Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Wednesday reiterated his resolve to run an all inclusive government to ensure speedy and even development of every part of the state. Ikpeazu made this known when members of Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) paid him a visit in Government House, […]

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