Monthly Archives: September 2019

Election: Buhari Wins Atiku At Tribunal

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The tribunal, which gave its judgement on Wednesday at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, said that the petitioner, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), ...

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Tribunal Dismisses Buhari Motion Challenging Atiku’s Eligibility As Diversionary

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed the motion by President Muhammadu Buhari challenging the eligibility of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, to question the outcome of the February 23 election at the Tribunal. In a unanimous ruling, the Tribunal held that the argument which President Buhari canvassed in a preliminary objection he filed on ...

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Ronaldo Unstoppable As Portugal Rout Lithuania 5-1

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo took his international tally to 93 goals when he scored four times on Tuesday. The goals helped to give the European champions a 5-1 win away to Lithuania in their Euro 2020 qualifier. Playing in his 161st international, the 34-year-old notched his eighth hat-trick for his country and the 54th of his remarkable career. But the ...

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Nigeria Qualify For Under-23 AFCON, Beat Sudan 5 Nil

Nigeria’s Under-23 football team on Tuesday defeated their Sudanese counterparts 5-0 in the second leg of their 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier. The win ensured the team secured their qualification ticket for the 2019 Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The match which was played at the main bowl of the Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba, saw the Nigerian team dominating ...

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I Was Called ‘Okoro Hausa’ Because Of APC – Okorocha

…says APC may disappear after Buhari’s tenure The immediate past governor of Imo, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has lamented the humiliating treatment meted out to him by his party the All Progressives Congress (APC), in spite of his sacrifices and financial contributions to the party. Okorocha, the senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, told newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday that he ...

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Xenophobia: time for cool heads to prevail in Nigeria and South Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in late August in Japan. GCIS/Flickr, CC BY-SA Gilbert M. Khadiagala, University of the Witwatersrand The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria and the diplomatic ...

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Explainer: how Nigeria got hit with a $9.6 billion judgment debt in London

Oil and gas is the lifeblood of Nigeria’s economy. Wikimedia Commons Oludara Akanmidu, De Montfort University Nigeria has received a legal hiding after a UK court awarded a private company a US$9.6 billion judgment debt against the West African nation. The ruling has generated significant attention in both domestic and international media. This is understandable given that the sum amounts ...

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Ashura Procession: 15 Shi’ites Allegedly Killed, 64 Arrested

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Tuesday said 15 of its members were killed across the country by the police while observing the Ashura procession. The IMN stated that its members were allegedly killed during the procession in Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Sokoto and Katsina states. The President of the IMN Media Forum, Ibrahim Musa, explained in a statement that three Shi’ites ...

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Anxiety As Presidential Election Tribunal Delivers Judgement Today

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja will on Wednesday (today) deliver judgment in the case instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the outcome of the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The petitioners asked the five-man tribunal, led by Justice Mohammed Garba, to nullify President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the poll and ...

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Nigerians Would Soon Stone Senators –ASUU

The National President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, says Nigerians would soon begin to pelt senators with stones for being insensitive to their plights as demonstrated by their plan to acquire exotic cars despite the harsh economic situation in the country. Ogunyemi stated this on Monday in an interview with journalists at the end of ...

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