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BREAKING: Tribunal Reserves Judgement On Atiku, PDP’s Petition Against Buhari’s Election

ABUJA – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Wednesday, reserved its judgment on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the February 23, 2019 poll. The five-man tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba announced this after listening to the final arguments of the parties to the case. Justice Garba said the date for judgment would be communicated to the parties through their lawyers. “‎Judgment in this petition is hereby reserved and will be delivered on the date to be sent to counsel for the parties,” Justice Garba said. At the Wednesday’s hearing the [Read]

[JUST IN] 2019: Supreme Court Strikes Out Atiku, PDP’s Appeal

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the Supreme Court has struck out an appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. A five-man panel led by Justice Dattijo Muhammad said the appeal was statute-barred. The appeal marked SC/738/2019, had sought to quash an aspect of proceedings of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal where President Buhari’s re-election is being challenged. The appellants prayed the Supreme Court to review the record of proceeding the Justice Mohammed Garba-led tribunal held on June 11, to determine if the presidential tribunal was right when it held that the All Progressives Congress, APC, filed a [Read]

EFCC Nabs, Detains Atiku’s Son in-law, Another Director

Son-in-law to Atiku Abubakar and Finance Director of Atiku’s Group of Companies, Abdulahi Babalele has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The charges to be brought against Babalele are not known at the time of this report, however, sources at the EFCC have confirmed that the order for his arrest is “from above” and that Babalele is to be “detained indefinitely.” The family of Atiku have described the development as “hostage taking at the highest level.” Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Mohammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 general elections at the presidential election tribunal. The presidential election tribunal adjourned in controversial circumstances [Read]

Atiku, Ezekwesili, SERAP, Fani Kayode, Others Condemn Sowore’s Arrest, Seek Unconditional Release

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and other Nigerians have condemned the arrest of Mr Omoyele Sowore. Some of the prominent citizens took to Twitter on Saturday to call for Sowore’s release hours after he was reportedly picked up by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). In a post, the former vice president described the arrest as “kidnapping in the guise”, stressing that freedom of speech was part of the nation’s democracy. [READ ALSO] How Heavily Armed DSS Operatives Arrested Sowore – Witness For the Socio-Economic Right And Accountability Project (SERAP), Sowore’s unconditional release would be “first step to stop Nigeria’s precipitous human rights slide”. On his part, a civil [Read]

TRIBUNAL: ‘We transmitted election results to server using a code’ – INEC Presiding Officer Reveals

A Presiding Officer during the February 23 presidential election, Mr Adejuyitan Olalekan, told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja, on Monday, that he personally transmitted the results collated at his polling unit during the poll. Olalekan took the witness stand as the petitioners’ third witness at the instance of the Peoples Democratic Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who are by their petition challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress. Olalekan who was earlier led by the petitioners’ lead counsel, Dr. Livy Uzoukwu (SAN), to adopt his witness statement on oath as his evidence-in-chief, was not asked to mention the state or the [Read]

DEFAMATION: Atiku demands N500m, apology from Buhari’s aide [READ MORE]

The standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has demanded N500million, apology and retraction from the Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, as damages for alleged defamatory statement against him. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Atiku threatened that Onochie’s failure or neglect to accede to his demands within the next 48 hours will compel him to activate the full weight of the legal machinery against Onochie, without any further recourse. The former vice president said this in a letter by his lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), on May 14, stating that refusal [Read]

Former APC Chieftain Commends U.S. firm, Facebook for Exposing Buhari’s Political Consultant in Israel

A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended a report released by a U.S.-based firm, Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab, for exposing an Isreali-based political consulting and lobbying firm named Archimedes, who has been coordinating false reports on social media against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. According to a news report published on Friday by Associated Press (AP), titled: “Isreali disinformation campaign targeted Nigerian election” , Frank said that Facebook had, on Thursday, banned Archimedes from the platform over its “coordinated and deceptive behavior” as well as conducted a sweeping take down of dozens of accounts and [Read]

‘Buhari Has No Capacity To Manage This Country, Because He is Busy Managing Himself’ – Afegbua

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of incompetence in handling the nation’s security challenges. PDP’s spokesperson Mr. Kassim Afegbua, who was a guest on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, shortly after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived into the country from his ‘private’ visit to the United Kingdom, said the President lacks the capacity to lead Nigeria out of its security crisis. “The President has no capacity to manage us because he is busy managing himself,” Afegbua. [READ ALSO] BREAKING: Buhari Returns To Abuja After ‘Private Visit’ To UK [READ MORE] He accused the Federal Government of not addressing insecurity, claiming that it will be surprising if tomorrow’s headline [Read]

2019 ELECTIONS: INEC replacing servers to conceal rigging, PDP alleges

The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission was replacing all the servers in its national headquarters in Abuja and offices in all the states of the federation. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the allegations in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja. Ologbondiyan said the commission’s action was aimed at deleting the actual presidential election results transmitted from the polling centres across the country . He said the action further exposed the culpability of INEC in the manipulation of the 2019 presidential election . He said, “The PDP has been well briefed on how the INEC leadership and officials [Read]

We transmitted election results to INEC server – Commission’s staff back Atiku

– Some members of the adhoc staff of INEC have admitted to transmitting the result of the presidential election to the commission’s server – APC had challenged Atiku Abubakar’s claim that he obtained results from INEC server showing his victory over President Muhammadu Buhari – Standing as witnesses, some presiding officers of the commission claimed to have truly sent the presidential election result to the server Some presiding officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have admitted to transmitting the result of the February 23 presidential election to the commission’s server. The INEC staff members numbering 13, who claimed to have served in Borno and Yobe, made the submission [Read]

BOOM! INEC will make Guinness book of records for organising worst election in history – Galadima

** Challenges Buhari, APC leaders to swear with Quran, Bible on rigging election A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Buba Galadima, has hit out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying it will enter the Guinness book of records for organising the worst election in history. This is just as Galadima challenged chieftains of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and President Muhammadu Buhari to boldly swear before the Holy Quran and Bible that they didn’t rig the recently concluded presidential election. In an interview with the Sun , Galadima said: “INEC was only independent in name during the elections as it surrendered its mandate to the whims and caprices [Read]

Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned, not mine, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election. The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of Nigerians” during the election. In its response to Atiku’s petition challenging the outcome of the election, the APC had said the PDP candidate is not a Nigerian by birthand so, is unqualified to run for president. Lateef Fagbemi, counsel to APC, argued that Atiku was born on November [Read]

We don’t know anything about ‘Fake’ server results, INEC tells Tribunal

The Independent National Electoral Commission has distanced itself from the “server results ” which the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, are laying claim to as the “true results ” of the February 23 election . INEC said this in its reply to the petition filed before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal by the PDP and Atiku to challenge the outcome of the February 23 election . The commission , through its lead counsel , Yunus Usman ( SAN ) , said the results of the poll were never transmitted or collated electronically . It added that it kept no such server where such electronically transmitted [Read]

‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied hiring a US lobbyist firm to advance in his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari . In a statement on Wednesday, Atiku, a former vice-president, said the reports of the alleged contract is a handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal to challenge the declaration of Buhari as winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to a report by Centre for Responsive Politics (CRP) , Bruce Fein, former justice department official and his firm Fein & DelValle PLLC registered as foreign agents of PDP and Atiku [Read]

APC drags Atiku, PDP to police, DSS over INEC server hacking, ‘You’re jittery’, PDP fires back

The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress President-elect has formally lodged a complaint against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for criminally hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The complaint lodged in a letter today to the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services, followed the citing of alleged election results contained in the server in the petition filed by Abubakar Atiku and the PDP against the election of President Buhari. Atiku claimed he was the winner of the election and that he got 1.6million more votes than President Buhari. The complaint signed by [Read]