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The Rule of Law and the Credibility of Leadership
Elections, News, Nigeria

The Rule of Law and the Credibility of Leadership

Still on the identity crisis and controversies that have continued to haunt the Nigerian citadel of power since the February 25, 2023 presidential elections. There is this saying: "IT IS NOT TITLES THAT HONOUR MEN, BUT MEN THAT HONOUR TITLES." The lofty titles that decorate people in power have little meaning if there is a hollowness and falsehood underneath them. Such titles which adorn those in public office mean nothing if they are not original and are fake if those who bear them have no honour to support the weight of the titles they carry. In situations where there is public doubt as to the veracity and authenticity of these titles and the claims behind them, it is the judiciary's role, when called upon, to uphold the honour of the titles through transparent rulings. Only th...
Tinubu’s Certificate Forgery: My Focus is on the Supreme Court, Obi to Atiku
Corruption, Elections, Judiciary, Justice, News, Nigeria

Tinubu’s Certificate Forgery: My Focus is on the Supreme Court, Obi to Atiku

Presidential candidate Peter Obi of the Labour Party has responded to an appeal by his People's Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, to join the legal battle challenging President Bola Tinubu's certificate forgery case. In a statement released on Thursday and signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Obiora Ifoh, Obi stated that he is currently focused on reclaiming his allegedly stolen mandate at the Supreme Court. See Also: No Deal Between Obi, Atiku – Labour Party Campaign Office The statement emphasized that Obi has been committed to pursuing justice and ensuring a just nation where integrity and honor are upheld as core values. He has consistently advocated for leaders to serve as role models and live lives worthy of emulation. As part of th...
Chicago State University: Another Classmate Surfaces for Tinubu, Swears Oath in Court
Corruption, Crime, Elections, Judiciary, Justice, News, Nigeria, United States of America

Chicago State University: Another Classmate Surfaces for Tinubu, Swears Oath in Court

The legal battle between President Bola Tinubu and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar regarding Tinubu's academic records from Chicago State University has taken an intriguing turn. Olajide Adeniji, who claims to be a classmate of the former Lagos Governor, has testified under oath in a United States district court that he knows Tinubu and that they contested against each other in the race for the presidency of the Accounting Society Club at the Department of Business Administration/Accounting in the same institution. This development comes just two weeks after another individual, public affairs analyst Durojaiye Ogunsanya, asserted that he was a coursemate of President Tinubu at Chicago State University. Ogunsanya stated during an appearance on TVC's 'This Morning' show that they bo...
APC Denies Reintroduction of Fuel Subsidy, Labels Claims “Fake News”
Cost of Living, Economy, News, Nigeria, Petroleum

APC Denies Reintroduction of Fuel Subsidy, Labels Claims “Fake News”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claims that the administration of President Bola Tinubu has reintroduced fuel subsidy, asserting that government interventions were aimed at ensuring price stability and predictability. Reports had circulated alleging that the government spent a staggering N169.4 billion in August to maintain the fuel pump price at N620 per liter. These reports were seized upon by the opposition as evidence of the administration's purported return to fuel subsidy. In a statement released on Monday night, the APC vehemently denied the accusations, categorically stating that such payments did not constitute a revival of the fuel subsidy scheme that had been criticized for its economic implications in the past. The ruling party also took issue with P...
Opposition in Zimbabwe Demands Fresh Elections Amid Fraud Allegations
Africa, African Development, Corruption, Elections, News, Zimbabwe

Opposition in Zimbabwe Demands Fresh Elections Amid Fraud Allegations

The Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC), the opposition party in Zimbabwe, has raised serious allegations of fraud following last week's general election. The party is calling for fresh elections and the disbandment of the electoral commission, accusing the ruling party, Zanu-PF, of manipulating the results. Deputy CCC spokesperson, Ostallos Siziba, addressed the media, stating that his party intended to appeal to the African Union and the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) to exert pressure on the government to organize new elections. The CCC's leader, Nelson Chamisa, secured 44% of the vote, but he maintains that the election results are inaccurate and tainted by manipulation. While Siziba did not directly reveal whether the CCC would pursue legal action to challenge th...
Army Officers Announce Coup in Gabon, Overturn Election Results
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Army Officers Announce Coup in Gabon, Overturn Election Results

A group of army officers in Gabon has declared a coup, claiming to have taken power and annulling the results of the recent presidential election. The military takeover was announced on national television by twelve soldiers who appeared early on Wednesday morning. The officers disclosed that the election results were being cancelled, and all institutions of the republic were being dissolved. They also revealed that the country's borders had been closed "until further notice." The move comes after the opposition alleged that Saturday's election, which declared President Ali Bongo as the winner, was fraudulent. Bongo was reported to have won just under two-thirds of the votes, an outcome that was met with skepticism from the opposition. If this coup is successful, it will bring an end t...
Kumuyi: Nigerians Disappointed with Call to Forget the Past
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Kumuyi: Nigerians Disappointed with Call to Forget the Past

The General Overseer of Deeper Life Church, Pastor Williams Kumuyi, shared his optimism about the potential positive changes that Nigeria could experience under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu and his newly appointed ministers. However, his comments have triggered widespread disappointment and criticism from Nigerians who are pointing out apparent double standards in his stance. Addressing the media during a press conference ahead of the church’s Global Crusade, Pastor Kumuyi urged Nigerians to embrace the new leaders, emphasizing the need to move forward and leave behind past grievances. He expressed confidence that President Tinubu's administration, along with his selected ministers, would usher in a period of progress and transformation for the country. https://twitter.c...
Nigeria’s New Cabinet: President Tinubu Unveils 21 Ministerial Portfolios
Elections, News, Nigeria

Nigeria’s New Cabinet: President Tinubu Unveils 21 Ministerial Portfolios

In a move that was expected to herald a fresh era of governance, President Bola Tinubu has finally unveiled the portfolios of 21 out of the 45 confirmed ministerial nominees. The list, which has generated a mixed reaction across the nation, paints a picture of a cabinet that is a blend of political veterans, resulting in a lot of skepticism about the future. However, as the dust settles, revelations of concerning aspects of the selection process are emerging. Many of the appointed ministers have been labeled as career politicians, and cynics suggest that their appointments are more about compensating their roles in the last election rather than being driven by a commitment to deliver on the nation's challenges. This revelation has raised concerns among Nigerians who had hoped for a tra...
ECOWAS Chair: No Option Off the Table in Niger Republic Crisis Resolution
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ECOWAS Chair: No Option Off the Table in Niger Republic Crisis Resolution

President Bola Tinubu, Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has asserted that no option is off the table, including the use of force as a last resort, in the efforts to resolve the ongoing crisis in Niger Republic. The Chairman made these remarks during the closing of an ECOWAS summit held in Abuja, Nigeria. Tinubu, speaking after the summit, highlighted that the communiqué issued at the extraordinary summit explicitly outlines that all options, including the use of force as a last resort, are being considered. He emphasized the significance of ECOWAS taking the lead in finding a solution to the crisis and stated that if the bloc doesn't act decisively, no one else will. Tinubu underscored ECOWAS's unwavering commitment to supporting Niger in its pursuit ...
ECOWAS Calls for International Support, Deploys Standby Force to Restore Constitutional Order in Niger
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ECOWAS Calls for International Support, Deploys Standby Force to Restore Constitutional Order in Niger

The Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS) has issued a call to the United Nations, partner countries, and other international institutions to back its efforts in swiftly restoring constitutional order in Niger Republic. This call comes in the wake of an extraordinary summit held in Abuja, Nigeria, where ECOWAS leaders convened to address the ongoing political crisis in the West African nation. During the summit, ECOWAS announced a series of resolutions aimed at resolving the crisis that ensued following the ouster and detention of Nigerien President Mohamed Bazoum by the military on July 26. The summit marked a follow-up to a previous meeting held on July 30, wherein the diplomatic efforts to address the situation were met with resistance by the military leadership of Niger. In...