Monthly Archives: July 2019

INEC Server: Supreme Court Adjourns PDP, Atiku’s Application To August 20

The Supreme Court has adjourned hearing until August 20, an application filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal’s rejection of their request to access the Independent National Electoral Commission’s “central server”. NAN reports that the PDP and Atiku alleged that the “server” housed the results of the poll electronically transmitted ...

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Insecurity: There Is Anger, Tension In Nigeria – Abdulsalami Warns

Former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has expressed concern about the rising tension in the country, saying there is anger in the land. Abdulsalami spoke on Monday at a roundtable discussion on the security challenges facing the country organised by the General Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution in Minna, Niger State. The former Head of State ...

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WhatsApp played a big role in the Nigerian election. Not all of it was bad

Supporters of Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, at a rally earlier this year. EPA-EFE/Stringer Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham There is growing concern about the potential for the message and media sharing platform WhatsApp to undermine democracy in a number of countries across the world including Brazil and India. Because WhatsApp is encrypted – and so ...

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Lagos, Federal Govt Sign Agreement To End Waterways Dispute

…Protracted Court Battle Needless, Says Mamora The lingering dispute between Lagos State and the Federal Government over the control of waterways has come to a rest, with the signing of an agreement for cooperation by both parties on Monday. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu received the officials of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) led by the Managing Director, Sen. Olorunnimbe Mamora, ...

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#ServerGate: Whose Interest Is INEC Serving?

By Ifeanyi Izeze The news today, Monday 29th July, 2019, that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, failed to call witnesses to counter claims of malpractices against the commission by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate in the February 23 presidential poll Atiku Abubakar, must have come as a rude shock to all Nigerians seeking to know ...

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Sanwo-Olu: Rethinking Lekki-Epe Traffic Architecture

By Gboyega Akosile From 6:30am up to about 9:30am, and most times, till noon, motorists plying the ever-busy Lekki-Epe Expressway from Ajah axis inward Victoria Island and other parts of Lagos, now have a daily ordeal of traffic snarl to contend with. Arguably, the axis is the busiest not only in Nigeria but in Africa on account of the fact that it houses the ...

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Obiano, Bianca Ojukwu, Judges, Others For Unizik Law Reunion 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka No fewer than 15 judges who are alumni of Faculty of Law, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka will lead other prominent personalities around the world to a reunion of the faculty this week. The event slated for August 1 and 2, is the maiden Reunion/Home coming of all the alumni of the Law Faculty of the University starting ...

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Chimamanda Adichie Makes Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces For Change’ Vogue List

Nigerian author, Chimamanda Adichie, has been featured in Meghan Markle’s ‘Forces of Change’ list for British Vogue cover. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Duchess of Sussex, Markle, picked 15 women she considers strong proponents for change for the upcoming September edition of the magazine which she co-edited. The Duchess, who gave birth to her first child in ...

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INEC’s Lawyer To Tribunal: We Won’t Call Witnesses Against Atiku

…says Atiku’s witnesses supported their case The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will not call any witness to defend its case in respect of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. When called upon by the tribunal to open his case on Monday, INEC’s lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), said it ...

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New Ministers And Tragedy Of Take-A-Bow Government

Casmir Igbokwe The legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti would have called it government magic. You can call it government of “take a bow,” if you like. Yes, senators like Ovie Omo-Agege will visit Aso Villa, pay fawning obeisance and bow out with smiles. Many kidnappers and sundry criminals, after terrorising the citizens, bow out with impunity. Instead of facing rigorous screening, some ...

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