Court Dismisses Petition Challenging Governor Ayade’s Victory

A Federal High Court sitting in Calabar, the Cross River State’s Capital in south-south Nigeria, has dismissed a petition filed by the Governorship candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Fidelis Ugbo, against Governor Ben Ayade of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The petition, filed through the Election Petition Tribunal, sought

Afghan Court Quashes Farkhunda Mob Killing Death Sentences

Justice for Farkhunda, a young woman killed by a mob in Kabul, may not be in sight soon as an appeal court in Afghanistan quashed the death sentences imposed on four men who took part in the act. Eight people, including policemen, were given jail terms and four sentenced to

PDP Rejects Buhari’s Appointment of Zakari as INEC Acting Chairman

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National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday rejected in totality the appointment of Hajia Amina Bala Zakari as acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC by President Muhammadu Buhari, alleging that the presidency plans to use her appointment to compromise the Election Tribunals in favour of

Farewell! Jega Leaves INEC | Ahmed Wali is Interim Chairman

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Attahiru Jega‘s tenure as INEC Chairman has come to an end. His departure was formalized on Tuesday during a handover ceremony conducted behind closed doors at the Commission in Abuja, according to Sahara Reporters. A national commissioner from Sokoto State, Ahmed Wali will be taking over as interim chairman.

Attahiru Jega Retires As Amina Bala Zakari Assumes Acting Chair Person Of INEC

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President Buhari has appointed Amina Bala Zakari as Acting Chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) following the departure of Attahiru Jega, who completed his five-year tenure Tuesday. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Danladi Kifasi, conveyed the appointment to Mrs. Zakari in a letter, said the

Wali Takes Over From Jega As INEC Boss

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Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come to an end. The former INEC boss, who took over from Professor Maurice Iwu, on June 8, 2010, during the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, handed over the mantle of leadership to the commission’s

Jega Ends Tenure As INEC Chairman, Hands Over To Wali

Professor Attahiru Jega’s tenure as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has come to an end. The former INEC boss, who took over from Professor Maurice Iwu, assumed office on June 8, 2010 during the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.