2023 general elections

  • UPDATED: Court sets aside repeal of Kano Emirate Law, orders status quo be maintained

    A Federal High Court in Kano on Thursday nullified all actions by Kano State Government to repeal the Kano Emirates Council Law. The law was repealed by the Kano Assembly, and Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf then put it into effect by removing Aminu Ado Bayero from his position as Kano’s emir. The emirs chosen by his predecessor, Abdullahi Ganduje, were…

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  • BREAKING: Ogun Lawmakers impeach Oluomo as Speaker

    Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached the Speaker, Rt (Hon) Olakunle Oluomo. The lawmakers during plenary session replaced Oluomo with Hon. Oludaisi Elemide (Odeda). A lawmaker, Hon. Adegoke Adeyanju (Yewa North 1) moved the motion for Oluomo’s impeachment, while it was seconded by Hon. Ademola Adeniran (Sagamu II). Adeyanju had entered the assembly chamber with…

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  • Ogun: ‘I am handicapped’ says PDP counsel, as tribunal dismisses application, objection

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, has dismissed the application filed by counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gordy Uche, SAN, seeking for stand down after witnesses presented damning evidences against the petitioners. Four witnesses, Oyegunle Suleiman from Sagamu, Mr Ifetayo Ifede from Ikenne and Adelani Yemi from…

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  • Vote buying: Zenith Bank testifies against Adebutu, presents evidence of 200,000 preloaded ATM cards to tribunal

    An official of Zenith Bank, Mrs Celestina Appeal, who is the Head of Card Services of the bank on Monday appeared before the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in relation to allegation of vote buying through preloaded ATM cards levelled against Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu. Counsel to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan, had earlier…

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  • Omission, similarities in statements continue to trail Ogun tribunal proceedings, as PDP calls more witnesses

    As more witnesses from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appeared before the governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, cases of omission of necessary information and similarities in witnesses’ statements have characterized the proceedings. After being cross-examined by counsel to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Prof. Taiwo Osipitan, SAN, a witness, Balogun Ewaoluwa, a part three student of…

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  • Ogun Tribunal dismisses PDP’s objection to comparison of statements by witnesses

    The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Tuesday dismissed an objection raised by counsel to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Gordy Uche (SAN), to the effect that under cross-examination, the petitioner’s witness must not be asked to compare his statement with those made by others. Counsel to the 1st Respondent (INEC), Dr Remi Olatubora, had…

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  • Police arrest Yunusa-Ari, Adamawa REC in Abuja

    Force Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of the Adamawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Barr. Hudu Yunusa-Ari who declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the gubernatorial elections during the recently concluded supplementary elections. A statement in Abuja by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said: “The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) hereby confirms the…

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  • Abe withdraws petition from election Tribunal

    Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Rivers State, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said he is withdrawing his petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the interest of the people of the state, especially those who have sacrificed so much to support the struggle. Abe, who made the announcement while addressing SDP stakeholders at…

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  • NNPP withdraws petition against INEC, Abiodun, APC

    By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) Ogun State chapter said it is withdrawing its petition against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Dapo Abiodun before the Ogun State Election Petition Tribunal. Chairman of the party in the state, Olaposi Oginni said during a press conference on Sunday, noting that the…

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  • UPDATE: INEC suspends further collation of Adamawa guber results, summons REC to Abuja for declaring Binani winner 

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has halted further announcement of the results of the supplementary election in Adamawa State. It also summoned the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Hudu Yunis Ari to Abuja. This followed the declaration of Senator Aishatu Dahiru, popularly known as Binani as winner of the election by Prof Ari. INEC, in a statement issued…

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