Elections

White Paper Indicts Amaechi on Corruption, Reveals How He Funded Buhari Campaign

The immediate past governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transport, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi illegally acquired and diverted not less than N40 billion of Rivers State funds into the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which saw the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as President, emerging details are revealing. Funds running into billions of Naira were unaccounted for ...

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Uwazuruike Names Catholic Priest As Biafra Movement INEC Chairman

Leader of Biafra Independence Movement (BIM), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike has appointed a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Samuel Aniebonam as Chairman of Biafra Independent National Electoral Commission, B-INEC. The appointment was made known at Ojukwu Memorial Library, Owerri, Imo State. Uwazuruike stated that the measure was in line with BIM’s principle of non-violence towards establishing a sovereign control over the territorial ...

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Jonathan Named International Person of the Year, Says Nigeria Shall Overcome Challenges

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, who was named International Persons of the Year, has stated that Nigeria will survive in 2016 regardless of the seeming problems before her. The African Sun Times, Africa’s number one and largest newspaper in America, had announced Dr. Jonathan, as its International Persons of the Year In his New Year message posted on his Facebook page, Jonathan ...

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Rivers Governorship: Appeal Court Sacks Wike

The Court of Appeal on Wednesday affirmed the judgment of the Rivers Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. The court declared that Nyesom Wike, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in this year’s governorship election in Rivers state, was not validly elected. The election tribunal, had in October, ruled that Wike was not duly elected as governor of the ...

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Bayelsa Polls: REC On The Run.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Bayelsa State is on the run for allegedly receiving death threats for cancelling the results from Bayelsa’s southern Ijaw Local Government Area, which rendered the elections inconclusive. The REC, Baritor Kpagih is also in hiding because the office of the secretary to the Government of The Federation has also instructed the DSS to have Kpagir ...

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Face Boko Haram, Not Rigging Election for APC – PDP Tells Military

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged the Nigerian military to face its constitutional duties of defending the nation against insurgency group like Boko Haram instead of aiding the All Progressives Congress (APC) in rigging election. The acting National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, while addressing newsmen in his Abuja office stressed that Nigeria’s constitution has no room for ...

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Appeal Court: Ebonyi Gov, Akpabio Elections Upheld

The Court of Appeal sitting in Enugu on Friday upheld the election of Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, even as its counterpart in Abuja also upheld the election of Godswill Akpabio as senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial District. The case against Gov. Umahi was brought against his election by Labour Party gubernatorial candidate, Edward Nkwegu. In throwing out the ...

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Bayelsa Polls: Hands off Within a Week or…. Asari Dokubo Warns FG.

Front line Niger Delta militants, Asari Dokubo has warned the Federal Government to allow the people choose their governor instead of attempting imposition. Hear him: “If by next week the Federal Government does not hands off from the Bayelsa polls by allowing the people to freely choose their leader but still interfering through the observed various guises and deception, then ...

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Dino Melaye Floors Adeyemi at Appeal Court

Former Senator, Smart Adeyemi has lost his bid to unseat Senator Dino Melaye at the Court of Appeal in Abuja. Adeyemi filed a suit at the Appeal Court after the State Tribunal Elections Petition Tribunal upheld the March 28, 2015 Senatorial election in favour of Melaye. While the former Senator was the flag bearer for the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, Melaye ...

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Kogi Election Crisis: Judiciary Must Intervene in Buhari, INEC Show of Shame – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Peter Ayodele Fayose has described the Kogi State election debacle as a show of shame by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the President Mohammadu Buhari-led administration, warning that, “INEC must be mindful of the consequences of perpetrating the same electoral abracadabra in Bayelsa State.” The governor said; “If INEC could mess up its first ...

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