A petitioners’ second witness at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Peter Obi has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) trained him and others to transmit the results of the 2019 elections. Obi said this on Monday as he stood as a witness for the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar who are challenging the win of President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Monday after attending the 12th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union (AU) in Niamey, Niger Republic, Concise News reports. The presidential aircraft conveying the president and some members of his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja at about 1:25 p.m.
Buba Galadima, a factional member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday testified at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal, Abuja, where he attacked President Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria’s major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and its presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, presented Galadima as one of their witnesses in their suit challenging Buhari’s victory at the February 23 poll.
Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet T.B. Joshua says God has asked him to pray for the protection of President Muhammadu Buhari and “wisdom enough” to lead Nigeria. The cleric, who made this known during a church service on Sunday, July 7, added that God told him that Buhari was “a human being and there is no perfect man on earth.”
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has applauded the Federal High Court in Lagos for ordering the Federal Government to publish the names and payment details of contractors who allegedly collected money and disappeared without executing awarded electricity projects since the return to democracy in 1999. Justice Chuka Obiozor handed down the order on Friday in a suit filed by the anti-corruption advocacy group against the Ministry of Power.
A former president Olusegun Obasanjo is the biggest problem of Nigeria, according to the Oba of Lagos Rilwan Akiolu. Concise News understands that Akiolu made this claim recently at the public presentation of Battlelines: Adventures in Journalism and Politics, a book by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Olusegun Osoba.
The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has decried the suspension of RUGA by President Muhammadu Buhari rather than its abolishment, claiming the Presidency has a hidden agenda. Concise News understands that BNYL in a statement on Monday disclosed that the group will carry out its threat in retaliation to any unfortunate incident against the people of the Southeast and South-South.
The Lagos State Government has confirmed ten more persons dead following the pipeline explosion in the Ijegun area of Lagos on Thursday, July 4. In a statement on Monday by the Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, Titilayo Goncalves, the victims died due to severe and high degree burns suffered from the inferno.
The petition filed by the African Action Congress (AAC) governorship candidate in the 2019 general election, Biokpomabo Awara, against Independent National Electoral Commission, Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been thrown out by the Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal. The Tribunal presided over by Justice K. A. Ojiako dismissed the petition on the ground that it was deemed abandoned on the ground of Paragraph 4 of the First Schedule of the Electoral Act.
The Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) said it parted ways with Nigeria’s Emmanuel Amuneke after a mutual agreement. Amuneke led the Taifa Stars to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019, 39 years after the team’s last appearance in the competition.