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Former governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, says democracy in the country is not working despite the end of the military administration in 1999. This is as Fayemi said the protest that trailed the fuel subsidy removal during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2012 was due to political interests. He spoke Tuesday in Abuja while delivering a keynote address at a national dialogue organised to celebrate the 60th birthday of Udenta Udenta, founding national secretary of Alliance for Democracy (AD). In January 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the removal of fuel subsidy, causing a significant increase in the…
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the appointment of Sam Olumekun as its new national commissioner and chairman of the information and voter education committee. The electoral body announced Olumekun’s assumption of office on Tuesday in a statement issued in Abuja. Olumekun’s appointment marked the end of Festus Okoye’s five-year tenure as INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education. Okoye’s tenure, which began on July 25, 2018, as representative of the south-east geopolitical zone in the commission, came to an end on July 24, 2023. According to Section 155(1)(c) of the constitution, national commissioners of INEC hold a…
Staff of the court of appeal have been asked to stay at home on Wednesday which has been fixed for judgment in the petitions challenging President Bola Tinubu’s election. Umar Bangari, chief registrar of the court, had earlier announced the decision of the presidential election petition court to deliver judgment on September 6. “In a bid to promote transparency and openness, these judgments will be televised live by interested Television Stations for the public to follow, ” Bangari had said. “Access to the Court premises will be strictly on accreditation. “Only accredited individuals, including counsel and representatives of political parties,…
Monday, 04 September 2023 12:00

PEPC: Wednesday is judgement day

The much-anticipated verdict of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPT) is expected to be delivered on Wednesday, September 6th. The Court of Appeal Registrar, Umar Bangari, confirmed this to Channels Television on Monday, saying the proceedings will be open to live broadcast by interested television stations. The Labour Party (LP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and the Allied Peoples Movement (APM), as well as their presidential candidates, had petitioned the tribunal seeking to nullify the election of President Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election. The results of the polls announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission…
Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has called on African leaders to focus on the causative factors of the recent spike in coups across the continent, and not the symptoms. Atiku stated this in a post via the social media platform, X (xormerly known as Twitter) on Thursday while reacting to the recent coup in Gabon — the eighth in Africa since 2020. He said the coup in the Central African country is condemnable, adding that everything should be done to sustain democracy on the continent. “The coup in Gabon stands condemned. Democracy and democratic governance have come to stay as…
Chicago State University has locked its X microblogging handle from the general public as Nigerians intensify pressure on President Bola Tinubu’s controversial certificate from the institution. With a padlock icon appearing on the account, a check by Peoples Gazette on Monday showed that only “confirmed followers” of the institution could see its tweets now, contrary to how it was before. A notification telling the general public that the institution had locked its X handle from the general public reads: “These posts are protected. Only confirmed followers have access to @ChicagoState’s posts and complete profile. Tap the ‘Follow’ button to send…
Atiku Abubakar, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, has again faulted the academic records of President Bola Tinubu. Atiku, who is challenging the authenticity of Tinubu’s degree certificate issued by Chicago State University, in the United States, said the president’s academic record continues to be a major source of confusion. In a post via X, formerly Twitter, Atiku accused the president of boycotting primary and secondary school education to move to Chicago State University. According to the former Vice President, Tinubu in 1999 claimed that he attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos,…
Angela Liu, counsel to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in the US, says Chicago State University has provided two similar certificates indicating that President Bola Tinubu attended its institution. Liu said while the first certificate was signed by three people, the other was signed by two individuals. She was speaking in response to a submission by Tinubu’s lawyers. According to filings by Oluwole Afolabi and Christopher Carmichael, counsels to Tinubu, an unidentified clerk of the university made an error about the date the school stated on his recently-issued certificate, thereby creating “the appearance of differences”. The counsel of the Peoples Democratic…
President Bola Tinubu says a clerical error is responsible for discrepancies on the certificate issued to him by the Chicago State University. According to filings by Oluwole Afolabi and Christopher Carmichael, Tinubu’s lawyers, an unidentified clerk of the university made the error about the date the school stated on his recently-issued certificate, thereby creating “the appearance of differences”. The claim is in their response to a suit filed by former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar seeking the disclosure of Tinubu’s academic records from the university. A US court had given Tinubu up until August 23 to make a formal filing on why…
President Bola Tinubu on Monday inaugurated the new ministers as members of the Federal Executive Council after swearing in 45 ministers cleared by the Senate. This was shared on Monday by Tinubu’s social media aide, Dada Olusegun on X (formerly Twitter) app. The inauguration was held at the State House Banquet Hall, Abuja. Punch
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