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Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the “disparaging words” used by the presidential election petitions tribunal when it upheld the victory of President Bola Tinubu were signs that it was biased against him and his party. Abubakar said the tribunal failed to take into cognisance the “doctrine of legitimate expectation”, which he noted is a reason the verdict affirming Tinubu’s victory should be overturned. On September 6, the tribunal dismissed the petitions filed by the PDP candidate and Peter Obi, standard bearer of the Labour Party (LP). The court ruled that their cases were devoid of…
Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar has landed a major victory in the United States as part of his ongoing push to demonstrate Bola Tinubu’s ineligibility to be Nigeria’s president. A federal court in Chicago ruled Tuesday night that Chicago State University (CSU) must turn over all records relating to Tinubu to Abubakar within two days, saying the former vice-president has been able to sufficiently satisfy the purpose for seeking the records, according to the ruling seen by Peoples Gazette. Judge Jeffrey Gilbert also ordered a deposition of designated CSU officials within two days after the records have been released, noting…
Ondo State House of Assembly has served an impeachment notice on Lucky Aiyedatiwa, the state’s deputy governor, over alleged gross misconduct. The impeachment notice was served on Aiyedatiwa yesterday after an emergency plenary session in Akure, the state capital. The deputy governor was alleged to have approved millions of naira for the purchase of a bulletproof SUV for his personal use. It also noted that Aiyedatiwa allegedly asked that the money be sourced from the state palliative fund and gave the approval while Governor Rotimi Akeredolu was on medical vacation in Germany. During plenary, the majority leader of the house,…
Barely two weeks after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal affirmed the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 polls, presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour Party, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, have filed 86 grounds of appeal at the Supreme Court to nullify the judgment. The two candidates in separate appeals filed on Tuesday, asked the apex court to set aside the PEPT ruling and nullify Tinubu’s election, describing the verdict as erroneous. Atiku’s appeal was hinged on 35 grounds in which he faulted the tribunal’s ruling on electronic transmission of results, Federal Capital Territory…
Tuesday, 19 September 2023 04:51

Tinubu has surpassed Buhari in nepotism - PDP

President Bola Tinubu has been accused of nepotism following the concentration of most of his recent appointments in the Southwest and Lagos State in particular. Daniel Bwala, the spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign council for the 2023 general election made the accusation while speaking on Channels TV Politics Today. He claimed that Tinubu had beaten ex-president, Muhammadu Buhari, in nepotism. Buhari was accused of making most of his appointments from the northern part of the country while in office, but Bwala said in the case of Tinubu, only a section of the southern part of the country was…
A new Nigeria can only be born with a new constitution says the leader of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion,Henry Ndukuba. Ndukuba the Archbishop Metropolitan and Primate of all Nigeria declared in Nnewi: "We need a new constitution that would reinforce true federalism, granting states more powers to address local challenges and drive development initiatives." Delivering his opening address at the just concluded 14th General Synod of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion at St Mark's Anglican Church Nnewichi Ndukuba said: "To address the pressing issues and lay a solid foundation for a stronger future, Nigeria must embark on…
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says a democratic system that promotes insecurity and poverty must be abandoned. Obasanjo spoke in Oyo town on Friday during the inauguration of the rehabilitated 34.8-kilometre Oyo-Iseyin road. The former president said a democracy that nurtures poverty, unemployment and insecurity should be discarded as it only denotes backwardness. In a recent interview with TheCable, the former president said Nigeria needed to rethink its democracy. Obasanjo had said the liberal type of democracy practised in the West would not work for the country. “Democracy that nurtures a lack of peace and security must be thrown overboard. Democracy…
Saturday, 16 September 2023 04:22

Nigeria sliding off the democratic path - Obi

Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the February 25 election, says Nigeria is swinging away from the boundaries of democracy. In a post on his official X page on Friday to commemorate international democracy day, Obi called on Nigerians to remain committed to building and reinforcing the democracy of the nation. “As witnessed in the country today, the mindless erosion of the very ideals and tenets on which Nigeria’s democracy was built, if not checked, will only push the nation deeper into lawlessness,” Obi said. “The current trend of endemic corruption, abuse of the constitution, disrespect…
A survey of more than 36,000 people in 30 countries has found that younger people increasingly believe that democracy is incapable of producing solutions to the issues that affect them most. The results of the wide-ranging poll, which was conducted between May and July of this year by George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF), indicate that while democracy remains the preferred option for the vast majority of respondents, just 57% of the 18-35 age group view it as being preferable to other means of governance. “Our findings are both sobering and alarming,” OSF president Mark Malloch Brown said of the…
A U.S. federal court has granted President Bola Tinubu’s motion to use documents from the Nigerian tribunal judgement passed last Wednesday to block his Chicago State University (CSU) records from being accessed by Atiku Abubakar, his main opponent at the February polls. Court filings obtained by Peoples Gazette showed that Judge Jeffrey Gilbert on Tuesday okayed Tinubu’s request to tender the tribunal ruling that upheld his election victory as exhibits to defend his cause at the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Chicago. “Intervenor Bola A. Tinubu’s Motion for Leave to File Sur-Response [27] is granted,” reads…
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Afenifere opposes curtailing Yorubas’ right to protest against Tinubu's harsh economic policies

PRESS RELEASE Afenifere has distanced itself from the call by some renegade Afenifere members for…
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It’s been almost 20 years since my diagnosis, and I’ve learned quite a bit. Are…
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Throughout history, attempts by mere mortals to plumb the inner recesses of the soul have…
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Super Eagles coach Peseiro leaves at end of contract

Nigeria's Portuguese coach Jose Peseiro said on Friday he had left the job only weeks…

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