Articles Posted in the " 2015 Election " Category

  • Mama Taraba loses at Supreme Court

    Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja The hope of Nigeria having the first female elected governor was finally dashed by the Supreme Court on Thursday morning with the validation of Darius Ishaku as the governor of Taraba State. The court had in a unanimous ruling dismissed an appeal by the female candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Aisha Alhassan, […] Post from PM News


  • UNAIDS charges FG to scale-up funding for HIV/AIDS

    Kazeem Ugbodaga The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has charged Nigeria’s Federal Government to scale-up local funding to close the yawning funding gap in the fight against the pandemic in the country. Executive Director of UNAIDS, Michel Sidibe, said an end to the spread of HIV/AIDS in Nigeria is possible through collective efforts […] Post from PM News


  • ‘You are aiding poll robbers’, TMG blasts Supreme Court over Rivers, Akwa Ibom

    ‘You are aiding poll robbers’, TMG blasts Supreme Court over Rivers, Akwa Ibom

    Nigeria’s Supreme Court has provoked the most unsparing criticism so far over its shocking decisions on governorship election disputes, most especially in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Leading election monitors in Nigeria, The Transition Monitoring Group, TMG, in a statement today accused the Supreme Court of “legalising electoral robberies,” with the judgments which validated the […] Post from PM News


  • Rivers rerun elections for 6 Feb

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed 6 February, 2016 for the rerun elections in Rivers State. The outgoing Resident Electoral Commissioner of the state, Gesila Khan, said this while speaking with leaders of political parties in Port Harcourt on Thursday. Khan, who had been transferred to Cross River State, explained […] Post from PM News


  • My victory is for rule of law and Rivers people- Wike

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that his victory at the Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law and the people of Rivers State. Wike added that the Supreme Court judgment is a victory for democracy and a confirmation that the will of God will always prevail […] Post from PM News


  • Jubilation in Rivers as Supreme Court upholds Wike’s mandate

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Wild celebrations have broken out in Port Harcourt, capital of Rivers State, following the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the election of Nyesom Wike as governor of Rivers state. There has been sporadic booms of crackers and knockouts as well. The celebration curiously as early as 2:00 p.m. on the streets of […] Post from PM News


  • Edo bank robbery suspects, native doctor arrested in Kogi

    Edo bank robbery suspects, native doctor arrested in Kogi

    Jethro Ibileke/Benin Edo police command has confirmed the arrest of six members of the armed robbery gang that attacked two commercial banks in Igarra, the administrative headquarters of Akoko-Edo local government area of Edo state, three months ago. The robbery operation left at least six persons dead, including two policemen, a private security guard at […] Post from PM News


  • Rivers Guber Tussle: Supreme Court fixes 27 Jan for hearing of Wike’s appeal

    Rivers Guber Tussle: Supreme Court fixes 27 Jan for hearing of Wike’s appeal

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Legal fireworks will begin at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, 27 January as the Apex Court starts hearing on the appeal brought by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State,challenging the judgment of the Court of Appeal which upheld the nullification of his election by the Election Petition Tribunal. Governor Wike has filed […] Post from PM News


  • Bayelsa Speaker in fresh trouble

    Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Certainly these are not the best of times for the Rt. Hon Kombowei Benson, Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly due protest by some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) demanding his resignation as the Speaker following the December 2015 judgement of the Court of Appeal which annulled his […] Post from PM News


  • Lassa fever: Resident Doctors demand improved rapid response

    The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called on government to improve existing response mechanism to ensure rapid response in cases of disease outbreaks in the country. Dr Muhammad Askira, President of the association, made the call at a news conference on Sunday in Abuja on the recent outbreak of Lassa fever. Askira said […] Post from PM News