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President Buhari swears In Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed in State House on 25th Jan 2019-3

Justice Tanko urges election petition panels to be guided by rule of law, not...

The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has appealed to chairmen and members of the Election Petition Tribunal that would handle cases arising from the 2019 general election to be guided by the Rule of Law and not sentiment.
President Muhammadu Buhari addressed crowds of supporters in his home state of Katsina in the northwest, while his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, held his last rally in his native Adamawa, in the northeast.

Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polling

Nigeria’s presidential candidates wrapped up their election campaigns on Thursday, making a final pitch to voters before Africa’s most populous country heads to the polls.
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APC: INEC making moves to put us on the ballot in Rivers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is making moves to include its candidates on the ballot for the 2019 elections.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

IPAC warns INEC not to postpone elections because of APC

The Inter Party Advisory Council on Thursday warned the Independent National Electoral Commission not to consider postponing elections in Rivers and Zamfara States because of the internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress.
APC Nigeria Supporters

Election: Rivers APC candidates take over seal INEC office

National and State Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State as well as their supporters have taken over the main entrance into the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Port Harcourt.
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NJC appoints retired Supreme Court judge, four others to probe Justices Onnoghen, Tanko

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has constituted a five-man probe panel under the chairmanship of Justice S. A. Akintan, a retired justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, to investigate petitions written against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen as well as the acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko.
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Canadian premier Justin Trudeau’s government in crisis after minister resigns

A Canadian minister’s sudden resignation on Tuesday turned vague allegations of interference in the criminal prosecution of an engineering giant into a deepening political crisis for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.

Newly inaugurated Benue APC lawmaker decamps to PDP

The newly inaugurated member of the Benue State House of Assembly on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Joseph Boko, has decamped to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
President Muhammadu Buhari says since 1978 when he was named the minister of petroleum till date, he has not lost interest in the oil sector.

President Buhari expresses sadness as APC loses 50 elective seats

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the decision of the Supreme Court to bar the All Progressives Congress from participating in all elections (except the Presidential poll).
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Election: Supreme Court seals APC hope in Rivers

The Supreme Court has finally sealed the hope of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to field candidates for the 2019 general election when it struck out the appeal filed by the party.
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont holds a press conference on February 12, 2019 in Berlin, on the day of the beginning of the trial in Madrid of twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Catalan separatists’ long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.

Supreme Court strikes out APC’s appeal against judgment barring its candidates in Rivers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck out an appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress to challenge the judgment of the Federal High Court in Port Harcourt barring the party from presenting candidates in Rivers State for the general elections.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

CUPP alleges NJC has sealed deal with Presidency to forcefully retire Justice Onnoghen

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the National Judicial Council (NJC) has sealed a deal with the Presidency to forcefully retire suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Ikenga Ugochinyere

Justice Onnoghen: CUPP raises alarm over security lock down of NJC

Opposition political parties under the aegis of the Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday said it had obtained credible intelligence that a combined team of security agents has been approved by the Presidency to cordon off the venue of the National Judicial Council meeting scheduled for Monday as members proceed to consider the answers to the queries issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Tanko Mohammed.

Senator Arise: Justice Onnoghen owes Nigerians apology, not sympathy

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Ayo Arise, who represented Ekiti North Senatorial District between 2007-2011, has said the embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, deserves no sympathy but rather apologize to Nigerians.

SDP: Only party renegades endorsed President Buhari – Jerry Gana

A former Minister of Information, Prof Jerry Gana, on Friday said only “renegade members” of the party took part in the Thursday meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee where the decision to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari was taken.
Lanre Issa-Onilu.

APC, PDP bicker over campaign venues

Nigeria’s president and ruling party were on Saturday accused of dirty tricks to stifle opposition support, with one week to go before the election in Africa’s most populous nation.
President Muhammadu Buhari has promised to open up Taraba for investors so that its enormous natural resources can be tapped for development.

Nigeria’s main parties in access row as campaign peaks

Nigeria’s president and ruling party were on Saturday accused of dirty tricks to stifle opposition support, with one week to go before the election in Africa’s most populous nation.

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Election postponement: IPAC urges INEC to secure electoral materials

The Inter-Party Advisory Commission in Oyo State, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission to ensure that all electoral materials distributed before the election was postponed are secured.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Pre-thumbprinted ballots may affect election credibility

A former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday expressed apprehension over the alleged discovery of pre-thumbprinted ballots in some parts of the country, saying it may affect credibility of the election.
INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu

PDP asks INEC boss to resign over shift in election dates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu to resign following the Commission’s postponement of the 2019 general election at the 11th hour.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has petitioned France, Germany, European Union, United States of America and United Kingdom over alleged undemocratic actions and infractions of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Atiku Abubakar: President Buhari instigated shift in election dates to disenfranchise Nigerians

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has accused his APC counterpart, President Muhammadu Buhari, of being behind the postponement of this year’s general elections.

Liberia’s Ellen Sirleaf upbeat on Nigeria elections

The head of the ECOWAS Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nigeria, former Liberian president Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has expressed confidence in Nigeria’s ability to successfully go through the general elections.