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Breaking News: Court Proceedings Reveal Shocking Election Irregularities and Intimidation in Nigeria In an election Conducted By INEC



The sham of an election held on February 25th in Nigeria has revealed a disturbing pattern of voters’ disenfranchisement, intimidation, and bullying, undermining the promise of a free and fair election made by INEC chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood. The proceedings of the ongoing Petition Tribunal (PEPT) shed light on the egregious irregularities that occurred, leading to the wrongful exclusion of Peter Obi from the electoral process. With the lead petitioner presenting overwhelming evidence, including videos played on two HD TVs, the proceedings exposed the flaws that tainted the electoral process.

The proceedings of the PEPT, which commenced at approximately 9:40 am, showcased the determined efforts of the lead petitioner (LP), who brought forth a massive collection of evidence to substantiate their claims of electoral malpractice. Representing the petitioners was HE Peter Obi, whose legal team, led by Dr. Livy Uzoukwu SAN, spearheaded the proceedings. Onyechi Ikpeazu SAN and PIN Ikwueto SAN led LP’s case, with Professor Eric U. Ofoedu serving as the first witness of the day, and the fourth overall.

However, the respondents attempted to impede the proceedings by objecting to the late submission of the witness’s statement. Despite their objections, the court determined that the witness would be examined in chief, postponing the cross-examination to the following day. The examination in chief proceeded, but objections were raised regarding the adoption of the witness’s statement.

During the examination, LP sought to make corrections to the witness’s statement under oath. The respondents objected, insisting that the corrections should be withdrawn, amended, and re-tendered. Nevertheless, the court admitted the corrections, allowing the evidence to be considered. Three reports presented by the witness were also objected to by the respondents but were ultimately admitted by the court.

One of the glaring irregularities presented in the proceedings was the submission of 18,088 blurred polling unit results. These results, vehemently opposed by the respondents, were admitted by the court. Additionally, a letter of engagement and a subpoena from the second petitioner to the witness were tendered, triggering objections from the first, second, and third respondents. Surprisingly, the fourth respondent objected only to the subpoena, but not the letter. The court, however, admitted both the letter and subpoena, tagging them with exhibit numbers and scheduling cross-examination for the following day.

A second witness, Lumie Idevbie, a staff member of Arise TV, was called upon without objections to his subpoena, and the court admitted it. The witness’s ID card was presented, with no objections from the respondents, leading to its admission and tagging by the court. However, objections were raised against the witness’s written statement on oath, which was admitted by the court despite the objections.

The presentation of a flash drive containing video evidence faced objections from the respondents. Nonetheless, the court admitted the flash drive, allowing the video to be played. The 10-minute video showcased INEC Chair, Prof Yakubu Mahmood, delivering a speech at Chatham House about elections and BVAS. Surprisingly, the respondents did not object to the video being played.

The proceedings concluded at approximately 12:49 pm, adjourning until the next day. The ongoing tribunal has exposed the deep-seated flaws in the Nigerian electoral system, revealing a gross failure on the part of INEC to ensure a free and fair election. The evidence presented highlights the disenfranchisement of voters, the prevalence of intimidation and bullying, and the significant discrepancies between

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African Union Takes Action: Republic of Niger Suspended Amidst Political Unrest



In a decisive move that reverberated across the continent, the African Union (AU) announced the suspension of the Republic of Niger from its membership ranks.

This momentous decision was unveiled during the African Union’s Peace and Security Council meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Tuesday, August 22.

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The suspension stems from the recent political turmoil that engulfed the nation, with the African Union pointing to the coup orchestrated by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani on Wednesday, July 26. As part of a series of sanctions imposed on the francophone West African country, the Republic of Niger faced the repercussions of its internal upheaval.

The African Union’s stance was uncompromising, as it made it clear that Western nations seeking to meddle in African affairs should refrain from interfering. This firm message was directed from the heart of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the AU’s call for autonomy echoed loudly.

The events leading up to Niger’s suspension unfolded against a backdrop of political uncertainty and unrest. The coup in Niger, orchestrated by Gen Abdourahamane Tchiani, prompted the Afican Union to take action. Their decision to suspend Niger was not taken lightly and was ratified during the Peace and Security Council meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 22.

The aftermath of the military takeover in left President Mohamed Bazoum in captivity, held under the close watch of the juntas in Niger. Despite international pressure, the release of the president and his family remains elusive. This tense situation compelled the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to intervene, imposing sanctions on Niger and establishing a deadline for the initiation of military intervention by the sub-regional body’s standby forces.

The suspension of the Republic of Niger from the African Union serves as a stark reminder of the continent’s commitment to upholding stability and safeguarding democratic governance. The swift response underscores the African Union’s dedication to maintaining order and security within its member states, sending a resounding message to the global community about the importance of respecting Africa’s sovereignty.

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Peter Obi: “I Campaigned For Presidency Because I Can Say It Any Day, I Will Solve The Problem Of Nigeria”



In a recent tweet that has caught the attention of many, @MissPearls shares an inspiring declaration made by former Anambra state governor and Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi. According to @MissPearls, Peter Obi proclaimed, “I campaigned for Presidency because I can say it any day, I Will SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF NIGERIA. All these confusion everywhere can BE SOLVED, and I am PREPARED for it”

Peter Obi: I Campaigned For Presidency Because I Can Say It Any Day, I Will Solve The Problem Of Nigeria.

Peter Obi’s bid for the presidency in the recent elections stirred considerable excitement and garnered support from diverse quarters, particularly the youth demographic. The former governor is known for his progressive ideas and pragmatic approach to governance, which resonated with many Nigerians who sought change and effective solutions to the country’s myriad challenges.

Despite his extensive support and well-articulated vision, Peter Obi’s presidential ambitions faced formidable opponents in the election. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released results that placed him behind the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who emerged as the winner, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who came second. However, these results were met with skepticism due to apparent electoral irregularities that marred the integrity of the process.

In response to the controversial election outcome, both Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar filed legal challenges against the INEC’s declaration. This move underscores their commitment to upholding the democratic process and ensuring that the voice of the electorate is accurately reflected. As the election Tribunal Judges prepare to deliver their verdict, Nigeria watches with bated breath, eager to witness justice being served.

Meanwhile, the administration of Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has taken significant policy actions since assuming office. The removal of fuel subsidies and the decision to float the Naira have triggered mixed reactions across the nation. While these measures may be intended to foster economic stability and growth, the immediate consequences have been felt by everyday Nigerians. The cost of living has surged, and the socio-economic effects on the rich and the poor have become more pronounced.

As the Nigerian population navigates these shifts, the aftermath of the election and the ensuing governance strategies offer a critical juncture for evaluating the nation’s trajectory. The voices of discontent, expressed by citizens facing the brunt of these policies, highlight the necessity for leaders to prioritize the well-being of the populace while pursuing economic advancements. It is essential for the government to strike a balance between fiscal prudence and safeguarding the interests of the vulnerable segments of society.

The policy changes implemented by Bola Tinubu have shed light on the delicate balance between progress and the welfare of the people. As the nation waits for the tribunal’s judgment and the dust settles on the recent election, Nigeria stands at a crossroads, with the potential to reshape its future trajectory and address the systemic challenges that have held it back for far too long.

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Youths in Kano Defy Police Ban to Protest Alleged Tribunal Bribery



Hundreds of determined youths in Kano took to the streets, defying a police ban, to protest what they perceive as attempts to manipulate the state election petition tribunal. This incident unfolded against the backdrop of a ban on protests by the Commissioner of Police, Usuani Gumel, following revelations of alleged plots to obstruct justice through financial inducement in legal proceedings.

Youths in kano

The rally, which unfolded outside the state government house, saw impassioned youths brandishing placards with messages that underscored their commitment to justice and the integrity of the electoral process. Their actions were sparked by concerns over an alleged plan to bribe the state election petition tribunal, casting a shadow over the fairness of the process.

The ban on protests was issued in response to recent revelations made by Justice Flora Azinge, who unveiled purported schemes by lawyers to disrupt the course of justice through financial incentives. The Commissioner of Police cited “confirmatory intelligence products” as the basis for this decision, leaving a contentious atmosphere surrounding the freedom of assembly and the right to peaceful protest.

This ban, however, failed to deter the resolute youths who carried a variety of placards conveying their strong stance against corruption, manipulation, and injustice. The slogans they chanted resonated with their determination to safeguard the sanctity of the electoral process and uphold transparency in governance.

Among the messages displayed, one placard caught the eye with its direct callout: “Gandollar, stop spoiling the name of Tinubu.” This highlights the allegation that financial impropriety is tainting the reputation of key political figures.

In a video circulated online, the enthusiastic protesters chanted slogans that echoed their deep-seated concerns. Chants of “No to corruption,” “No to injustice,” and “No to manipulation” reverberated through the crowd, embodying the youth’s unwavering commitment to fair and accountable governance.

Addressing the gathering, Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf praised the peaceful conduct of the protesters and assured them that their concerns would be relayed to President Bola Tinubu. This gesture recognizes the role of the youth in shaping political discourse and underscores the importance of their voices in the pursuit of a just society.

In conclusion, the youths in Kano have seized the moment to voice their concerns and demands for an unbiased electoral process. Their defiance of the police ban serves as a reminder that public sentiment cannot be easily suppressed. As this incident unfolds, it raises important questions about the delicate balance between freedom of assembly, legitimate protest, and maintaining public order. It also underscores the critical role of the youth in shaping the political landscape and demanding accountability from their leaders.

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