Nigeria: Atiku Versus Buhari – Bulkachuwa is Wife, Mother of APC Members, PDP Insists

[Vanguard] THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has filed a 19-paragraphed affidavit to disqualify the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, from presiding over the petition challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.

Continue reading

Nigeria: Race for National Assembly Leadership Now in Full Swing

[This Day] A two-week orientation programme, which commenced last week in Abuja for all the newly elected 479 members of the ninth National Assembly has become a campaign ground for those itching to lead the federal legislature upon inauguration in June, report Deji Elumoye and Shola Oyeyipo

Continue reading

Nigeria: Winning Back Trust in Nigeria’s Rescheduled Elections

[ICG] Only hours before polls were to open, Nigeria’s electoral commission postponed elections scheduled for 16 February by one week. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Nigeria expert Nnamdi Obasi says the commission and other authorities must act now to win back trust and reduce risks of violence.

Continue reading

Nigeria: Atiku Asks President Buhari to Resign Over State of Economy

[This Day] Abuja -The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, yesterday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office, saying the president’s recent assessment of the nation’s economy, in which he stated that it had gone out of control, was enough evidence that he had failed.

Continue reading

Nigeria: Atiku Condemns Buhari’s Alleged ‘Divisive’ Tendencies

[Guardian] Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described as unfortunate and condemnable the bid by President Muhammadu Buhari to introduce divisive strategies in the Nigerian polity as a means of realising his reelection ambition.

Continue reading