Politics

What can be done to fight rural banditry in northern Nigeria

Nigerians rescued from a Boko Haram camp in the north. The terrorist group is just one element of insecurity in the region. EPA Al Chukwuma Okoli, Ph.D, Federal University Lafia Banditry is on the increase in northern Nigeria. This is a region with many security problems, chief among them Boko Haram’s insurgency. In the north-central region, herdsmen militancy has become ...

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Election Judgement: Atiku Can’t Win At World Court, APC Mocks

Many PDP govs visit Buhari at night – Wike The All Progressives Congress and the Federal Government on Thursday derided the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, over the judgment of the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. The Punch recalls that the tribunal had on Wednesday dismissed the petition filed by Atiku and the PDP challenging ...

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Presidential Election Tribunal: PDP Heads For Supreme Court, Says Verdict Is A Subversion of Justice

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has completely rejected the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal describing it as provocative, barefaced subversion of justice and direct assault on the integrity of our nation’s justice system. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party particularly expressed shock that the tribunal failed to point ...

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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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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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2021: ‘APGA Won’t Cede Anambra To Opposition Elements’ 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka As political permutations and predictions towards 2021 Anambra governorship elections begin to envelope the atmosphere, the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has declared that it will not cede power to those it describes as opposition elements. Some party faithful who spoke with our correspondent at Royal Garden Hotel Nibo in Awka-South local government area of Anambra ...

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Bayelsa Gov Poll: PDP Candidate, Diri, Promises Prosperity, Competence

Senator Douye Diri has described his election as the governorship standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Bayelsa State at the just concluded primaries for the November 16, 2019 governorship election as a collective effort, even as he expressed appreciation to delegates and leaders for the confidence reposed in him. Senator Diri Duri, in a statement, through his Campaign Organisation, ...

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Anambra 2021: APGA Considers Soludo For Gov

Barring any last minute change of mind, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) appears set to field a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, as its candidate for the 2021 governorship poll in Anambra State. An APGA chief who pleaded not to be named told The Punch that Soludo was being considered above others. He ...

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SERAP, BudgIT, EiE, 6,721 Nigerians Sue 9th Senate Over Plan To Spend N5.5bn On Cars 

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 6,721 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying or releasing the sum of N5.550 billion budgeted for purchase of luxury cars for principal members of the ninth Senate, and to restrain and stop ...

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