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INEC opposes Peter Obi's request for court exhibits from 17 States.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) objects to the request by Peter Obi and the Labour Party to submit evidence from 17 countries to court. Obi's evidence is primarily the form that INEC used to compile district level results from the February 25 presidential election. Obi's lawyer, Benbella Anachebe, said INEC obtained the evidence and formally authenticated it before releasing it to his clients.

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INEC opposes Peter Obi's request for court exhibits from 17 States.

POLITICS

The Way INEC Keeps Rejecting Its Own Certified True Copies of The EC8As is Alarming - Nana Kazaure

Nana Sani Kazaure, a member of the Obi-Datti campaign council and his team's official spokesperson, has responded to INEC's rejection of the copies of election papers being given by the Labour Party to the Presidential Petition Tribunal panel. It is worth noting that the Labour Party, along with other parties, had petitioned the tribunal court to overturn the results of the recent presidential election, which had named Ahmed Tinubu, a candidate for the All Progressive Congress, as president-elect.

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The Way INEC Keeps Rejecting Its Own Certified True Copies of The EC8As is Alarming - Nana Kazaure

POLITICS

Kenneth Okonkwo Submits Certified Election Results in Ongoing Tribunal Case: Trial Adjourned to Monday

Kenneth Okonkwo, the legal representative for the plaintiff, provided an update on the ongoing election tribunal case via his Twitter handle on June 2, 2023. He stated that they continued to submit certified true copies of the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) presidential election results as provided to them by INEC.

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Kenneth Okonkwo Submits Certified Election Results in Ongoing Tribunal Case: Trial Adjourned to Monday

POLITICS

Tinubu: 'INEC Is Attacking The Form EC8A Given To Us But We Are Ready For Them' - SAN Okpoko

The Labour Party had initially lamented over a reluctance from the Independent National Electoral Commission to release documents to them to prove their case against Bola Ahmed Tinubu. The party had reportedly traveled down to Abuja quite a number of times with the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu stating clearly that the commission has nothing to hide in its affairs.

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Tinubu: 'INEC Is Attacking The Form EC8A Given To Us But We Are Ready For Them' - SAN Okpoko

JUSTICE

Today's Headlines: Court Declines To Stop Tinubu’s Swearing-In As Pres; I've Run A Good Race - Buhari

Court Declines To Stop Tinubu’s Swearing-In As President Photo Credit:Vanguard Newspapers The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has declined to issue an order of interim injunction to stop the scheduled swearing-in of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as President of Nigeria, on May 29.

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Today's Headlines: Court Declines To Stop Tinubu’s Swearing-In As Pres; I've Run A Good Race - 
Buhari

POLITICS

Court Defers Hearing on Atiku's Petition, Pending Kogi State Results and INEC's Cooperation

Abuja, Nigeria - In a recent development, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) has deferred the hearing on the petition filed by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), challenging the outcome of the 2023 presidential election. The court postponed the proceedings until Wednesday, citing the unavailability of requested electoral materials from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which Atiku's legal team claims are necessary for presenting their case.

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Court Defers Hearing on Atiku's Petition, Pending Kogi State Results and INEC's Cooperation

POLITICS

Court: We were forced to sign Election results in polling units in lokoja, Kogi State -PDP witness

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), called witnesses to testify before the presidential election petition court. The first witness of the PDP identified as Joe Agada revealed to the court that there were sporadic cases of manipulation of electoral records by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the presidential election a few weeks ago.

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Court: We were forced to sign Election results in polling units in lokoja, Kogi State -PDP witness

RELIGION

FG should stop appointing INEC chairman — Anglican Bishop

Punch Newspapers reports that the appointment of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, which will oversee the general election in 2027, must be handed off by the Federal Government, according to Bishop Timothy Yahaya of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Kaduna Diocese.

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FG should stop appointing INEC chairman — Anglican Bishop

POLITICS

Atiku tells Tinubu his government is temporary and vows to reclaim his mandate

Former Vice President and 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has described President Bola Tinubu's government as temporary. Speaking during a PDP stakeholders' meeting for elected officials of the party in Bauchi State, Abubakar called on the members of the National Assembly of the PDP not to be "rubber stamp members of the National Assembly."

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Atiku tells Tinubu his government is temporary and vows to reclaim his mandate

POLITICS

There's Question Of Presumptive Winner & Announced Winner Tinubu Is President As Announced-Ikechukwu

A Nigerian political analyst, Prof Okey Ikechukwu, has made it known that there is a question of presumptive winner and announced winner as it regards to the just concluded presidential election, noting that as it stands now, Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the president announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

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There's Question Of Presumptive Winner & Announced Winner Tinubu Is President As Announced-Ikechukwu

POLITICS

Obi, LP to Contest Presidential Election Results in 18 States, Focusing on Alleged Irregularities

In a significant move, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the election held on February 25, has announced his party's intention to legally challenge the election results in 18 specific states. Obi and the LP expressed their clear determination during the proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) in Abuja.

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Obi, LP to Contest Presidential Election Results in 18 States, Focusing on Alleged Irregularities

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Court declines to stop Tinubu’s swearing-in As President; PDP made grave mistake – Inibehe Effiong

Court declines to stop Tinubu’s swearing-in as President Photo credit: Vanguard News ABUJA–The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has declined to issue an order of interim injunction to stop the scheduled swearing-in of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as President of Nigeria, on May 29.

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Today's Headlines: Court declines to stop Tinubu’s swearing-in As President; PDP made grave mistake – Inibehe Effiong

POLITICS

Court steps down Peter Obi's petition against Tinubu over poor documentation

A video circulating on social media has revealed the moment Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, presented boxes of evidence challenging the victory of President Bola Tinubu in the February 25 election. The presentation took place at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja.

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Court steps down Peter Obi's petition against Tinubu over poor documentation

POLITICS

Tribunal:Okutepa reveals that there are still relevant documents INEC is yet to release to them

Counsel Mr. Jibrin Okutepa, who represents the Labour Party and its presidential candidate Mr Peter Obi, revealed today that they informed the court about the newly inaugurated Vice President, Kashim Shettima, previously being a senatorial candidate before accepting the role of Bola Tinubu's running mate.

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Tribunal:Okutepa reveals that there are still relevant documents INEC is yet to release to them

POLITICS

Listening To Tinubu's Speech Today, It Became Clear That We Are Returning To The Era Of 2015 – LP

The Labor Party has expressed disappointment that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's inaugural address did not provide a clear road map on how his administration intends to lead Nigeria out of its current socio-economic despair. It said the president's speech exposed the shallowness and incoherence of politics that his administration hopes to bequeath to Nigerians as long as it lasts.

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Listening To Tinubu's Speech Today, It Became Clear That We Are Returning To The Era Of 2015 – LP

POLITICS

President Joe Biden's Delegation Arrive Abuja For Bola Tinubu’s May 29 Swearing-In

In a significant development, the delegation comprising nine members selected to attend the inauguration of Bola Tinubu, the presumed 'President-elect' of Nigeria, has arrived in Abuja. The United States Mission in Nigeria warmly welcomed the delegation on Sunday. Expressing their excitement, the U.S. Mission said, "Welcome to Nigeria!

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President Joe Biden's Delegation Arrive Abuja For Bola Tinubu’s May 29 Swearing-In

POLITICS

Dual Citizenship: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Stop Tinubu Swearing-in Over age, Dual Citizenship

A Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a claim filed by three individuals trying to prevent President-elect Bola Tinubu's inauguration because he allegedly lied about his age and possesses dual citizenship. In their FHC/ABJ/C5/657/2023 suit, the plaintiffs, Praise Ilemona Isaiah, Pastor Paul Isaac Audu, and Dr. Anongu Moses, claimed that Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the presidential election held on Saturday, February 25, lied on oath in the Form EC9 he submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in support of his qualifications to contest the election.

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Dual Citizenship: Court Dismisses Suit Seeking To Stop Tinubu Swearing-in Over age, Dual Citizenship

POLITICS

2023 PEPC: LP/Obi Unable To Continue With Case At Tribunal

On Wednesday before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC), the Labour Party (LP) and Peter Obi, its presidential candidate, were unable to continue their case. The court scheduled more hearings on their petition for 9 a.m. on Wednesday, giving them four hours to continue presenting their case by calling additional witnesses and submitting documents.

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2023 PEPC: LP/Obi Unable To Continue With Case At Tribunal

POLITICS

All the legislators elected on the platform of PDP, LP, APC will be inaugurated on 29 May– Falana

Human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Femi Falana expressed his lack of surprise regarding the Supreme Court's judgment that cleared the way for the inauguration of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on May 29. The Federal High Court in Abuja had previously refused to grant an interim injunction to halt Tinubu's swearing-in, stating that the appeal brought by the People's Democratic Party (PDP) lacked merit and was brought in bad faith.

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All the legislators elected on the platform of PDP, LP, APC will be inaugurated on 29 May– Falana

POLITICS

Court Rules On Suit Challenging Tinubu's Age, Citizenship

A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected a lawsuit aiming to prevent the inauguration of President-elect, Bola Tinubu and his deputy, Kashim Shettima. In the lawsuit, it was claimed that Tinubu's documents to the Independent National Electoral Commission contained errors regarding his age and citizenship.

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Court Rules On Suit Challenging Tinubu's Age, Citizenship