Jonathan promises Fairness in sharing of N5. 7B election violence funds to victims

President Goodluck Jonathan has promised that the Federal Government will closely monitor the disbursement of the N5.7 billion which it recently approved for victims of the 2011 post- election violence in nine states to ensure fairness and equity. Speaking at a meeting with leaders and representatives of the Middle Belt Forum, President Jonathan said that […]

45 suspects arraigned for post-election violence in Kaduna

NO  fewer than 45 persons have been arraigned  for post-presidential  election violence that swept across some northern states. Kaduna State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Jonathan Adamu, said on Thursday the  45 persons were among the  380 arrested by the police in connection with the crisis. He added that the police were still investigating […]

Buhari vs. Jonathan: S’Court fixes Dec 28 for judgment

By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – The Supreme Court, yesterday, fixed December 28 to deliver its judgment on an appeal lodged before it by the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, seeking to sack President Goodluck Jonathan from office. Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Dahiru Musdapher, who led six other justices of the apex court that presided […]

Jonathan floors Buhari’s CPC as tribunal throws out petition

The Presidential Election Tribunal sitting in Abuja yesterday validated the election of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as president, throwing out the petition of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) seeking the nullification of his victory. But CPC insists the president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should not celebrate yet. It’s National Chairman Prince Tony Momoh has […]

Presidential polls: Jonathan, PDP lose at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court yesterday struck out the twin interlocutory appeals filed by President Goodluck Jonathan and his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the decision of the Presidential Election Tribunal, which allowed the filing of the petition challenging the outcome of the presidential election by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) on Sunday May 8, 2011. […]

Judgment day for Jonathan, Buhari •As Supreme Court rules on 2011 presidential election

THE Supreme Court will  today decide whether to strike out the appeals filed by President Goodluck Jonathan, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against a ruling delivered by the presidential election petitions tribunal on July 14, which held that the petition filed on a Sunday by the Congress for […]

Election tribunal: Yakowa wants case dismissed

Kaduna State Governor, Patrick Ibrahim Yakowa of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday urged the Election Petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna to dismiss the case brought against him by the governorship candidate of Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Haruna Sa’eed Kajuru. Kajuru on the other hand also urged the tribunal to uphold all his prayers and […]

Presidential poll trial: 100 witnesses to defend Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan is expected to open his defence today at the presidential election tribunal in the petition brought by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), which challenged his declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the April 16 presidential election. This is after the electoral body had closed its […]

INEC closes defence on presidential poll today

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), would today close its defence in the petition lodged by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) before the Presidential Election Tribunal against the declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the April 16 election. In the said petition, the petitioner was seeking […]

Presidential election trial – Jonathan won insists INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday urged the Presidential Election Tribunal to dismiss the petition filed by the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), challenging the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] and to uphold the poll’s result as credible, free and fair. INEC made the submissions yesterday as the […]


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