As sitting continues at the Edo tribunal in Benin city, the second respondent Mr. Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki has continued his defense by featuring more witnesses in court.
The tribunal appears to be very lively today as laughter saturates the atmosphere as the witnesses testify before the tribunal.
The first witness for the Read More
An APC chieftain in Osun state and former Senior Special Adviser, Information & Strategy, to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, Mr. Adelani Baderinwa has taken a swipe at another chieftain in the state, Alhaji Fatai Diekola Oyedele over claims that the later brought Governor Aregbesola to limelight in the state.
In a statement Read More
Counsel to Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mr. Onyechi Anumonye, has attributed the wrong accreditation of voters during the September 28, 2016 governorship election in Edo State to the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, personnel it employed as ad-hoc staff.
Anumonye stated this while cross examining one Alonge Mathew, an All Read More
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, has asked the Court of Appeal, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to jail his rival, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, and some of his loyalists.
Apart from the former governor of Kaduna State, Sheriff, who is also a former governor of Borno Read More
Former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, is currently in Kaduna for a one-day working visit. Upon his arrival at the Kaduna International Airport, he was received by the Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai. More photos after the cut.
The Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led faction of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has petitioned the police over the forced entry of Senator Modu Ali Sheriff into the national secretariat of the party, saying it could not guarantee a breakdown of law and order instigated by their supporters.
Spokesman of the faction, Prince Dayo Read More
Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that former President of South Africa, late Nelson Mandela and a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop, Bishop Desmond Tutu’s advice among others that prompted him to go into the presidential race in 1999.
Obasanjo revealed this while speaking at the Read More
Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected Etche State Constituency and Etche/Omuma Federal Constituency rerun election results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
A statement by Rivers State APC Chairman, Davies Ikanya, said the party was taken aback when it was reported that the National Read More
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Former Governor of Lagos State, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said that he cannot rule out the possibility of running for the office of the president.
Tinubu said this while fielding questions from journalists over the weekend.
The former Lagos Governor Read More
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won all the local government council chairmanship election held on Saturday.
The PDP, which is the ruling party in Taraba state, also won most of the councilorship polls leaving only a few to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to the result declared by the Taraba Read More
Sen. Fatimat Raji-Rasaki, representing Ekiti Central Senatorial District in the Senate, has declared that Sen. Ali Modu Sheriff is the authentic national chairmam of the PDP.
She made the declaration on Sunday in Ado-Ekiti while speaking with newsmen at the end of a three-day capacity building training on ICT she organised Read More
President Donald Trump has accused his fiercest rival at the Nov. 8 presidential election, Hillary Clinton, of rigging Saturday’s chairmanship election of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
Democrats on Saturday elected Clinton’s long-time ally, Mr. Tom Perez, as Chairman of DNC.
The election was seen as a proxy battle between Clinton and Read More
Following the ongoing tribunal sitting in Benin city, the general public is by this means informed that sitting continues Monday 27th of Feb., 2017at Edo state High Court premises, Sapele Road, Benin city.
The second respondent, Mr. Godwin Obaseki opened his defense last week and he has ten working days to Read More
RESULTS: ETCHE / OMUMA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY: APC: 6220 PDP: 15,221
ETCHE STATE CONSTITUENCY 2: APC: 1618 PDP: 4162
The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has won the Etche/ Omuma Federal Constituency after INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Shola Omotola completed the collation of results at the Collation Center at Okehi.
With the results collated Read More
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Saturday that one of its staffers kidnapped during the legislative elections in Etche had been released.
Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu, the South South National Electoral Commissioner in charge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, made this known while speaking to newsmen in Etche after monitoring Read More
Prominent opposition political parties in Gombe state, led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said it will reject whatever is the outcome of Saturday’s Local Government election in the state because of what they called a mess of the exercise.
They further stated that the people of the state had Read More
A barber who claims he is a resident in Upper Sokponba Road, Benin city standing as a witness for the second respondent, Mr. Godwin Obaseki in the ongoing tribunal sitting in Benin city while testifying before the tribunal today said he voted, but does not know if he was accredited Read More
Political thugs have allegedly chopped the hand of an Independent National Electoral Commissions officer in Igbo-Etche area of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State, in the ongoing supplementary legislative poll.
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The second officer to the victim was abducted Read More
Gombe voters trooped out early on Saturday to elect chairmen and councillors of local governments.
Among the early voters was Deputy Governor, Mr Chris Iliya, who voted at Kofan Sarki polling unit at Kalmai, in Billiri Local Government.
Speaking after casting his vote at 9.23, Iliya described the exercise as “orderly and Read More
The Taraba state local government elections slated for today has started with violent in Ibi the headquarters of Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba state as an official SUV worth over 25 million naira was burnt down by angry youths.
The Commissioner for Commence and Industry Mallam Iliasu whose SUV was Read More
The Taraba state local government election Saturday witnessed large turn out of electorates at various polling stations as monitored by reporters and observers while at 12:30 election materials were yet to arrive the pooling units.
In Jalingo, the state capital, it was discovered that polling units were crowed and voters were Read More
The leadership crisis tearing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) apart is now being linked to the failure of the party to field a Northerner as its presidential flag bearer in the 2015 elections.
The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYC), factional leader of the PDP, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, former national chairman, Dr. Read More
National chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ali Modu Sheriff is currently in a closed-door meeting with former Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Chief Tony Anenih.
Sheriff, arrived at Anenih’s Abuja residence by 10:49 am in company of his deputy, Dr. Cairo Ojougboh and former political adviser to Ex-President Read More
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Clement Obazee is the second witness to mount the witness box today for Godwin Obaseki, but he threw the Tribunal into murmuring saying "You don't have to be accredited before voting."
The APC counsel had earlier caused an uproar in the Tribunal when he asked the witness if they recorded 242 Read More
The irregularities and inconsistencies that had characterized the defense of Mr Godwin Obaseki and his witnesses in the petition against his declaration as the governor in the Edo gubernatorial Election in September, 2016, continues today as yet another witness has been caught lying on oath and signature forgery.
In what is Read More
The Edo State Governorship Election Tribunal resumed sitting yesterday with the 2nd Respondent, Godwin Obaseki opening his defence. In all, 12 witnesses testified for the 2nd Respondent at yesterday's sitting.
Under cross examination by the various counsel to the respondents, all the witness testified that the 2016 governorship election was free Read More
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, security agencies, especially the police of subverting the rights of Nigerians to choose their leaders in free, fair and credible elections.
“While we continue to watch with keen interest, revelations coming from the Edo State Governorship Election Read More
Mexico's foreign minister (R) did not hide his differences with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L)
Mexico's foreign minister has expressed "irritation" to President Donald Trump's envoys about recent US policies towards its southern neighbour.
Luis Videgaray said he had told visiting US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Mexico Read More
National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen Ali Modu Sheriff yesterday took over control of the party’s national secretariat of the party, popularly called Wadata Plaza.
Sheriff entered the premises of the hitherto sealed the National Secretariat at exactly 6pm, accompanied by his major ally, Sen. Buruji Kashamu.
The national chairman, who spent 15minutes Read More
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Today, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, the second respondent to the case filed by Edo state PDP and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu opened his case and brought witnesses before the tribunal.
It was however a disappointing court day to the paymasters of the witnesses as the later were unable to withstand questions Read More
In the ongoing election tribunal sitting in Benin city, today, Tuesday 23 was set aside by the court for the second respondent, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to open his defense by bringing witnesses to testify before the tribunal.
However, the court is currently in session and witnesses are mounting the dock and Read More
Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State has warned that the current political development in the country was a pointer to the fact that the country was drifting to a one party state, saying it was dangerous to the nation’s democratic advancement.
Governor Emmanuel stated this at the Ibom International Airport Read More
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has lashed out at the Police, saying that in fair and just atmosphere, those indicted by the report of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, would have been severely dealt with in accordance with the law.
The governor spoke, yesterday, during a campaign of the Read More
Following the ongoing Edo tribunal sitting in Benin city, this is to inform the general public that the second respondent, Mr. Godwin Obaseki opens his defense Thursday, 23rd of Feb., 2017.
It would be recalled that the first respondent, INEC closed its case on Monday 20th of Feb., 2017 after two Read More
President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation.
The appointment follows constitutional changes made after a tightly-managed referendum last year that introduced the powerful position of first vice president, the second Read More
Senator Andy Uba, Anambra South, yesterday, told the Senate that he had dumped his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who announced it, explained that Uba was exploiting section 68(1)(G), which had been validly tested in the Supreme Court, Read More
Members of the Anambra State House of Assembly yesterday declared that they will not impeach governor Willie Obiano based on petition from a non-law maker and an opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The factional state chairman of the PDP, chief Ken Emeakaye in a press conference at Read More
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it is has no interest in the leadership crisis currently rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the more reason why it has chosen to ignore the “wild allegations” because of its respect for the utterances of the court.
In a statement released and signed Read More
ome tricycle riders, in Ikeja, on Tuesday, allegedly attacked an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Oyekan, while on duty at Acme Road in Ikeja, DailyTrust reports. . . Oyekan, who sustained a deep injury at the back of his head, was later rescued by his Read More
In continuation of discussions with the various stakeholders and organs of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday met with members of the party’s ministers’ forum.
The meeting which was held at his Maitama residence in Abuja was well attended.
The former president while reacting to media Read More
The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has again declared that he would soon emerge the President of Nigeria.
The Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum also stated he believes that in the near future, he will take over the mantle to lead the nation as his future was tied to the Read More
The Police yesterday said they did not bar Ahmed Makarfi’s group from holding a meeting in Abuja, instead they got and acted on an intelligence report of an impending breakdown of law and order.
A statement by the FCT Police Command Spokesman Anjuguri Manzah., made available to Olika Reporters International says: Read More
Former President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday played host to Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, National Chairman of the troubled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
But the party’s key stakeholders, including governors, Board of Trustees (BoT) members, National Assembly Caucus and former ministers, passed a vote of confidence in the Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee.
Receiving Sheriff Read More
Following the repugnant attempt by Sen. Ali Modu Sherrif and other undemocratic forces to undermine and take over the Peoples Democratic Party, the National Convention of the party held at Port Harcourt on the 21st day of May 2016 dissolved the then National Working Committee and the National Executive Committee Read More
The meeting of the Ahmed Makarfi's faction of the PDP is currently ongoing at the Ekiti House, Asokoro, Abuja.
The meeting was earlier slated to hold at the International Conference Centre, but was disrupted by security operatives.
Details soon...... Read More
As predicted by many, especially supporters of the PDP and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has closed its defense at the Edo elections tribunal sitting in Benin City without calling a single witness, as all witnesses contacted shunned the commission, but succeeded in resubmitting Read More
Following the ongoing tribunal sitting in Benin city, today was set aside for the first respondent, INEC to open its defense by bringing its witnesses to testify before the tribunal after pleading for adjournment on two occasions.
Unfortunately, the scenario seems not different as not a single witness is in court, Read More