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Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, says Nigeria has nothing to show for all the funds it has been borrowing for years. Obi was reacting to the senate’s approval of the $22.7 billion roan request by President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking while on a television programme, Obi said all previous borrowings have had no positive impact on Nigeria’s economy. He said the more the country borrows, the worse the economic projections. According to him, this is because the government has been borrowing “recklessly for consumption”, with no clear cut business plan on how to spend the fund or invest it… continue reading
A federal high court in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets filed against former deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu by the federal government. The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property filed the suit against the senator in 2018. The panel alleged Ekweremadu refused to declare his assets according to the procedures prescribed for public officers and sought a temporary forfeiture of the alleged undeclared assets linked to the senator. Twenty-two properties were reportedly traced to the former deputy senate president — nine in Nigeria, two in the UK, eight in Dubai and three… continue reading
The Supreme court has sacked David Lyon less than 24 hours before his inauguration as governor of Bayelsa state.
Lyon, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, was declared the winner of the governorship election in the state in November 2019.
A panel of justices led by Mary Odili has however asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the certificate of return issued to Lyon and to re-issue another to the candidate with the second-highest number of votes.
The decision of the apex court was in affirmation of the verdict of a… continue reading
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party today protested at the office of the European Union in Abuja. The opposition party said it is protesting against the “deplorable state of affairs” in the country. In another development, some protesters today besieged the Abuja office of Amnesty International, asking the rights watchdog to leave Nigeria. The protesters arrived at the office located at Maitama at about 12pm today and barricaded the road leading to the entrance. They expressed solidarity with the federal government in songs, while preventing entry and exit into the office premises. They accused the organisation of fuelling insecurity in… continue reading
Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi says the current state of insecurity in Nigeria is the worst the country has experienced. Obi, a former vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, said there has been an upsurge in all forms of criminality in the country. Frequent attacks in various parts of the country have led to calls on the Buhari administration to act decisively or resign. Speaking during a TV programme, Obi said current realities show that the situation was not as bad as it is before President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015. Obi also said part… continue reading
The Northern Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Suleiman Nazif, says the party will win the 2023 presidential election and get majority members in both chambers of the National Assembly. Nazif also said he is also confident that the party will bounce back to power in the northern region, following its improved performance in the 2019 general elections. According to him, many Nigerians are disappointed with the perceived failures of the ruling All Progressives Congress, in the country. Nazif, according to a statement today also congratulated governors of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri; Taraba State, Darius Ishaku; Bauchi State,… continue reading
Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party have resolved to stage a protest across the streets of Abuja over the recent verdict of the Supreme Court that sacked one of its governors, Emeka Ihedioha. The party’s national chairman, Uche Secondus, stated this in Abuja today during the party’s emergency National Executive Committee meeting. Secondus said the aim of the protest is to impress it on Nigerians that injustice has been done to the party. According to him, the declaration of Hope Uzodinma of the ruling party, APC, as the Imo State governor is a miscarriage of justice. He said although justice… continue reading
The YIAGA Africa says the Supreme Court inflated the number of votes in its judgment on the March 9, 2019 governorship in Imo State by 92,597 votes. The nation’s apex court had on Tuesday declared Senator Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress as the winner of the election in the state after sacking Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party. However, reacting to the judgment, the Executive Director of YIAGA Africa, Samson Itodo, said while the full judgment of the Supreme court on Imo is being awaited, the Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission should not have… continue reading
The governorship candidate of the Zenith Labour Party in the 2019 election in Oyo State, Sharafadeen Alli has accused Governor Seyi Makinde of abandoning his party after it helped him to win the election. Alli spoke through a statement in Ibadan today. ZLP was one of the political parties that formed an alliance with Mr Makinde’s Peoples Democratic Party to defeat the candidate of the then ruling All Progressives Congress, Adebayo Adelabu, in the March 9, 2019 election. Other parties in the coalition were the African Democratic Congress and the Social Democratic Party. The coalition was coordinated by a former… continue reading
The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State, Adebayo Adelabu, says he will approach the Supreme Court with his petition against the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party. Adelabu was reacting to Monday’s judgment of the Appeal Court which set aside the nullification of the petition by the tribunal. The election petition tribunal had in September dismissed the petition. However, the Court of Appeal in Ibadan set aside the tribunal judgment. In a statement today, the APC candidate said the pronouncement by the Appeal Court has rekindled his… continue reading