Tribunal throws out Atiku’s petition, affirms Buhari

The presidential election tribunal has affirmed Muhammadu Buhari has the legitimate President of the federal republic of Nigeria and dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The judgement by the five-member tribunal was read today by Garba Mohammed. The tribunal ruled each of the five arguments by the PDP and Mr Abubakar against them. Mr Mohammed said the petitioners failed to prove their petition beyond reasonable doubt and the petition “is hereby dismissed in its entirety.” Complying With Electoral Act As…

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Breaking: Atiku vs Buhari: Tribunal to deliver judgment Wednesday

The presidential election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, will on Wednesday deliver judgment in the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar against the outcome of the February 23 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Hearing notice has already been issued out to parties involved regarding the date.

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Three killed as police clamp down on Shi’ite members in Kaduna (Photos Inside)

PhotoCredit:SaharaReporters The Islamic Movement in Nigeria ( IMN) says police officers opened fire on some of its members during a nationwide Ashura procession Tuesday morning. Ashura is the day set aside by Shia Muslims across the world to commemorate the killing of their supposed leader, Imam Hussain bn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.   SaharaReporters reports that the group’s spokesman, Abdullahi Musa, confirmed the incident, proclaiming three people have been killed in Kaduna State and many others wounded. This development comes amid repeated warnings from security agencies that the group…

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GOV OBASEKI INSTRUCTS AIDES TO STOP RESPONDING TO COMMENTS BY OSHIOMOLE

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has warmed members of his cabinet and supporters against responding to comments made weagainst him or his administration by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki was reacting to comments by Oshiomhole in the national dailies faulting his role in the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly. Oshiomhole had said he did not think that it was right to inaugurate the House of Assembly at night, while also accusing Obaseki of removing the only nominee he had in…

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GOV OBASEKI INSTRUCTS AIDES TO STOP RESPONDING TO COMMENTS BY OSHIOMOLE

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has warmed members of his cabinet and supporters against responding to comments made weagainst him or his administration by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Obaseki was reacting to comments by Oshiomhole in the national dailies faulting his role in the crisis rocking the state House of Assembly. Oshiomhole had said he did not think that it was right to inaugurate the House of Assembly at night, while also accusing Obaseki of removing the only nominee he had in…

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Super Eagles plays Ukraine in friendly today

As Super Eagles file out this evening to take on Ukraine in an international friendly in Dnipro, stand-in Captain of the team, William Troost-Ekong yesterday warned his colleagues not to expect a walk in the park as the hosts have a solid team capable of causing reputation damage. “Ukraine is a strong team with a lot of very good players across Europe. I know a few of those in Italy where I play. This game is definitely going to be very tough but we will give our best and also…

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Mother of 4 kills her children with rat poison, because husband is with another woman

A South African mother has pleaded guilty to a four count charge of killing her four children with rat poison. The mother identified as Zinhle Maditla on Monday September 9 confessed to killing her children when arraigned in a Middelburg High Court. She said her anger and frustration stemmed from getting to know that the father of two of her children was with another woman. In her plea statement which was read out by her lawyer,  the Mpumalanga resident revealed she also took the rat poison. She went on to ask the court for mercy. “I admit…

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Man Bags Two Years Jail Term, N.3m Fine for Land Fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Maiduguri Zonal Office on Monday, September 9, 2019 secured the conviction of one Alhaji Mustapha Mohammed. He bagged two years with an additional N300,000 fine from Justice Fadawu Umar of the Borno State High Court, Maiduguri on a one-count amended charge, bordering on obtaining by false pretence. Trouble began for the convict when the Commission received a petition from the duo of Yerima Mukhtar and Abbas Sadiq Hassan, accusing him of issuing a fake grant offer to them for a plot of land…

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FG’s collected revenue in july rises by 22.6% to N931.93bn -CBN

Nigeria’s federally collected revenue (gross) stood at N931.93 billion in July, representing a 22.6 percent increase compared with the N760.08 billion recorded in June, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed. However, the amount realized in the month under review was lower than the provisional monthly budget estimate of N1.107 trillion by 15.8 percent. The decline in federally-collected revenue relative to the provisional monthly budget estimate was attributed to a shortfall in both oil and non-oil revenue in the review period. Data from the central bank’s economic report for…

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THE SEXCAPADES OF NATASHA (11) By Emdee David

Cynthia and Dickson are talking with Natasha who is behind the counter in the Police Station. She is all tears, as well as GM’s widow, Mrs. Dakwoi, who keeps talking of her late husband. Natasha has just about ten minutes before she would be returned to the cell, from where she had been called to meet her friends. The inspector had sent his men to pick her up in her house early this morning. She was all alone, though on phone with the Arabian man who she was planning to…

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