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The Economic And Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said it was ready for fresh and immediate re-trial of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu.

Senator Orji Kalu: Ndubisi Kanu left indelible footprints in annals of Nigeria’s democracy

Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, has described the death of former Chairman of National Democratic Coalition, retired Rear Adm. Ndubuisi Kanu as a big loss to Ndigbo and Nigeria as a whole.
Philip Shaibu

Comrade Shaibu: Adams Oshiomhole plotting to overturn Governor Obaseki’s victory through back door judicial...

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has accused former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole of planning to overturn the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the September 2020 governorship election through the Judiciary, just like what transpired in Imo State.
Edo deputy governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on Sunday said he has not issues with the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, acknowledging that he taught him whatever he has achieved in politics.

Edo election: Comrade Shaibu warns Adams Oshiomhole not to subvert the people’s will

Edo State Deputy Governor, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu has urged a former Governor of the state, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, not to subvert the will of the people and to jettison the plan to overturn the victory of Governor Godwin Obaseki at the September 2020 governorship election through the Judiciary.
INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos by-election: IPAC scores INEC low on voter education, mobilisation

The Inter-Party Advisory Council in Lagos State on Sunday said that the Independent National Electoral Commission needed to do more on voter education and mobilisation to deepen Nigeria’s democracy.
Mr Francis Nwosu, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Press Council, says individuals or groups embraced fake news to ”deceive the public, cause ill feelings, influence views, push political agendas and cause disaffection”, warning media practitioners to desist from spreading fake news capable of threatening and jeopardizing the foundations of Nigeria’s democracy..

Press Council scribe cautions journalists against spreading fake news

Mr Francis Nwosu, Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Press Council, says individuals or groups embraced fake news to ”deceive the public, cause ill feelings, influence views, push political agendas and cause disaffection”, warning media practitioners to desist from spreading fake news capable of threatening and jeopardizing the foundations of Nigeria’s democracy..
End Sars Protesters gather to barricade the Lagos - Ibadan expressway, the oldest highway and major link to all parts of the country. Photo by Olukayode Jaiyeola-NurPhoto via Getty Images

#EndSARS: Nigerian government rapped for freezing accounts of protesters

The freezing of bank accounts owned by #EndSARS protesters and promoters is a gross violation of rights and an attack on Nigeria’s democracy, legal experts and activists say.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday met with President Muhammadu Buhari to brief him on efforts by the military to tame the wave of banditry and terrorism, especially in the North.

General Buratai: Army will not allow subversive elements to destabilise Nigeria

The Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has warned that the army would not allow subversive and unscrupulous elements to destabilise the peace and stability of Nigeria.
Hon Justice Monica Bolna’an Dongban-Mensem is currently the Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Enugu Division, Nigeria and Life Member of Body of Benchers.

Edo election tribunal opens secretariat to receive petitions

The Court of Appeal President, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, has established a Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Secretariat in Edo State.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: APC congratulates Governor Obaseki

Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost Saturday’s governorship election, it has congratulated the victor, Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki: We have finally caged the lions from Edo politics

Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has said that his re-election in the just concluded governorship election for another four years has finally sent the lions and tigers into the zoo to be caged permanently from Edo politics.

Edo election: Loser should accept fate, move on – Primate Ayodele

Ahead of Edo State gubernatorial election, the leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has urged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, and that of the All Progressives Congress, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to embrace a peaceful election process.
A vendor poses as he counts Nigerian naira banknotes inside a shop in Idumota Market, in Lagos, Nigeria February 11, 2019. REUTERS-Nyancho NwaNri

Edo election: CNPP urges INEC, security agencies to end vote buying

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has advised the Federal Government to refrain from acts capable of killing Nigeria’s democracy.
Peter Obi

Peter Obi: Corruption, insecurity, economic hardship, threat to Nigeria’s democracy

As the world celebrates International Democracy Day, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in 2019 general elections, Mr. Peter Obi, has stated that corruption, insecurity of lives and property and economic hardship stood as greatest threats to Nigeria’s democracy.

PDP asks EU, UK to ban election riggers in Nigeria

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on more foreign democratic countries to punish election riggers in Nigeria with visa restrictions.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Natasha Akpoti applauds US government over visa ban on Kogi, Bayelsa ‘election riggers’

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2019 Kogi State Governorship election, Natasha Akpoti, has lauded the United States of America for slamming visa ban on those who allegedly rigged Kogi and Bayelsa elections.
The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Governor Obaseki: Real reasons Comrade Oshiomhole is fighting me

The Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has said that one of the reasons his predecessor, Adams Oshiomhole, is against his reelection bid is his reversal of the sale of Edaiken Market, which Oshiomhole sold to his friends.
Mr Jens-Petter Kjemprud, outgoing Ambassador of Norway to Nigeria, gave the advice during a chat with newsmen in Abuja on Monday.

Norway urges Nigeria to make EFCC independent

The Kingdom of Norway has urged the Federal government to make the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), an independent body, to build a strong hold for anti-corruption fight.

PDP BOT Chairman seeks conduct of council election by INEC

Sen. Wali Jibrin, the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has urged the National Assembly to hasting the process of empowering INEC to conduct all elections in the country.

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Farmers lament as ‘herders’ destroy maize farm in Ekiti

Some suspected Fulani herdsmen have destroyed a multi-million naira maize farm belonging to members of the Maize Growers Processing Marketer Association of Nigeria (MAGPAMAN) in Ekiti state.

PDP BoT chair urges Oyo, Ondo governors to dialogue with herders

Against the backdrop of tensions occasioned by the recent face-off between herders and the people of Ondo and Oyo states, Senator Walid Jibrin, Chairman, Board of Trustees, BoT of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged Governors Rotimi Akeredolu and Seyi Makinde to dialogue with Fulanis living in their domains as a means of resolving existing differences.
Opposition presidential challenger Bobi Wine walks to speak to media, after security forces withdrew from outside his home, in Magere, near Kampala, in Uganda, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo-Nicholas Bamulanzeki)

Bobi Wine: Everywhere I’m in chains

Uganda’s opposition leader Bobi Wine accused security forces on Tuesday of humiliating him, his family, and domestic staff while under house arrest.