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The INEC decision on Kogi (s)election is possibly illegal

The death of Abubakar Audu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for governor in Kogi State has thrown up a constitutional crisis. Audu died after the votes were cast on 21 November, but the (s)election was declared “inconclusive” because of irregularities in 91 polling units. That said, he was leading on the validated vote with 240,867 votes, while Idris Wada …

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Senate President Saraki and Speaker Dogara back to PDP?

A senator has informed us that the Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and two other All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwarts are secretly finalising their plans to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) The APC was formed in February 2013 and quickly attracted disgruntled elements in the PDP that included then senator …

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DSS files application to withdraw case against Kanu

The Department of State Services (DSS) have filed to withdraw the case against the leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). Kanu was charged with criminal conspiracy and criminal intimidation and appeared in the Chief Magistrate Court today. The prosecution then applied to withdraw the case because they had uncovered new facts that required further investigation. This is in …

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Buhari speaks on Biafran agitation and silent on Fulani terror

President Muhammadu Buhari has spoken out against those protesting in favour of Biafra breaking away from Nigeria. He said in a statement: “The corporate existence of Nigeria as a single entity is not a subject of debate and will not be compromised”. He has strangely remained silent on something else that continues to threaten the corporate existence of Nigeria. On …

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UN expert urges authorities to halt ongoing trend of forced evictions

The actions of the Lagos State government against the squatters in Badia are unconstitutional and a violation of their human rights. The UN has stated such forced evictions must end. GENEVA (23 November 2015) – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Leilani Farha, today urged the Nigerian Government to put an immediate end to the …

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Homeless in their own country

Boko Haram’s bloody insurgency made at least two million Nigerians homeless in their own country. As large swathes of the northeast remain no-go areas, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and other partners are providing vital aid, including bedding and cooking utensils to those driven into internal exile. Watch the video from the UNHCR on the plight of the …

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Nnamdi Kanu appears in court today

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the separatist Independent People of Biafra (IPOB and director of Radio Biafra, has finally appeared this morning before the Abuja Chief Magistrate Court, in Wuse 2 in the Nigerian capital. London-based Kanu was arrested by security agents on 17 October in a Lagos hotel and has not been seen since. He was arrested on charges …

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