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Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last elections, says diplomacy remains the most viable option in a bid to restore democracy to Niger Republic. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Obi said the situation in Niger should be treated with urgency. He said Niger needs all the external assistance it can get to return to constitutional democracy. “Recent developments in the neighbouring Niger Republic have become the subject of international attention,” Obi said. “For Nigeria, this development is a matter of dire and urgent national interest and security. “Inevitably, Niger is a hot-button issue…
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says only a government with no priority for its citizens’ security would go to war. In July, Amadou Abdramane, a colonel-major, in the Niger Republic announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from office in a coup. On Thursday, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), during its second extraordinary meeting, directed the deployment of standby military troops to restore constitutional order in the Niger Republic. Reacting to the development in a statement on Sunday, Debo Ologunagba, national publicity secretary of the PDP, claimed President Bola Tinubu is desperate to plunge Nigeria into war by dragging…
Labour Party (LP) has asked President Bola Tinubu to fix Nigeria first before “meddling” in the affairs of Niger Republic. On Thursday, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), during its second extraordinary meeting, directed the deployment of standby military troops to restore constitutional order in the Niger Republic. Tinubu is the chairman of ECOWAS. Reacting to the development in a statement on Saturday, Obiora Ifoh, LP national publicity secretary, said now is not the time for Nigeria to be involved in a war because “the socio-economic situation in the country has so badly deteriorated to the extent that…
A former Director, Civil Society of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Najatu Muhammed, has said the declaration of war on Niger Republic by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) led by President Bola Tinubu is a ploy to distract Nigerians from the proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT). Najatu, in a statement yesterday, called on Nigerians to stand united in calling the ECOWAS leaders to order by denouncing violence and addressing the devastating consequences of war on human lives and societies. She said, “Such despicable action in the name of democracy is…
The national and state house of assembly elections petition tribunal in Kano has sacked Muktar Yarima, candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), as a member representing Tarauni federal constituency. In a judgement delivered on Thursday, the three-member tribunal ruled that the primary school certificate submitted by Yarima to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to support his qualifications, was forged. Yarima was declared the winner of the Tarauni federal constituency poll after scoring 26,273 votes to defeat Hafizu Kawu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 15,931 votes. But Kawu, a one-time member of the House of…
Angela Liu, counsel to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, says the “vigorous opposition” by President Bola Tinubu in the bid to unravel controversy around his academic records is suspicious. In a statement on Wednesday, Liu said Tinubu should be keen on clearing the controversy surrounding his academic records at the US institution. “Tinubu should have been keen to clear up any inconsistencies in his academic achievements and set the records straight by allowing the expedition of the legal process,” she said. “If there is an explanation for the discrepancies we have identified, we would think that Tinubu would be eager…
President Bola Tinubu has filed a motion seeking to prevent a federal court in the United States from releasing his university academic records to Atiku Abubakar, his principal opponent during Nigeria’s February 2023 presidential election. Documents obtained by our correspondent showed Abubakar, on August 2, approached the States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois to issue a subpoena for Chicago State University to release Tinubu’s school records, citing longstanding controversies around the Nigerian president’s background. A Nigerian journalist, David Hundeyin, obtained records that showed a Bola Tinubu that attended Chicago State University in the 1970s was a female.…
Phrank Shaibu, an aide to Atiku Abubakar, says the former vice-president withdrew a suit against President Bola Tinubu because he did not want to abuse court processes. Tinubu claimed that he holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Chicago State University. In January, Beverly Poindexter, the staff in charge of transcript requests, enrolment and degree verification, confirmed that the president attended the university between 1977 and 1979. But Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February presidential election, alleged that Tinubu’s academic records were forged, and then filed a suit against him. However, the…
The Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation yesterday declared that with the damning evidence before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) in Abuja against President Bola Tinubu, he would not participate in the rerun election should the poll be annulled. Also, Special Assistant on Public Communication to Atiku Abubakar, Phrank Shaibu, said that there is palpable fear in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on the likelihood of the court upturning the election of President Tinubu. Spokesperson and Head of Media of the organisation, Diran Onifade, told THISDAY yesterday that President Tinubu’s legal team did not only mislead him but also fruitlessly tried…
Ex-Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has been elected the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He succeeds Abdullahi Adamu, who resigned under controversial circumstances last month. Ganduje was elected at the 12th National Executive Committee (NEC) Caucus meeting of the ruling party in Abuja. A former Senate Spokesperson, Ajibola Bashiru has also been confirmed as the party’s national secretary. Aside from Tinubu, Vice-President Kashim Shettima, several governors and chieftains of the party were present at the NEC meeting. Before the emergence of Ganduje, top shots of the party had rejoiced over the news that he would…
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