• Dogara Hails Atiku @70, Describes Former VP As Icon Of Democracy

    Dogara Hails Atiku @70, Describes Former VP As Icon Of Democracy

    House of Representatives Speaker Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday felicitated with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on the occasion of his 70 birthday.

    In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Public Affairs Mr Turaki Hassan, in Abuja, the Speaker showered encomiums on the former VP, describing him as a democrat, patriot and elder-statesman.

    The statement reads in part: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar is an icon of democracy and one of those who struggled to enthrone democratic governance in Nigeria.

    “We […]

  • INEC is out to truncate Nigeria’s democracy, says Secondus

    INEC is out to truncate Nigeria’s democracy, says Secondus

    Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has raised alarm that the nation’s democracy was heading towards a total collapse if the conduct and style of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC under the leadership of Prof Mahmood Yakubu were not checked and curtailed.

    According to him, with the way and manner the present INEC has been conducting its activities, it has become very obvious that the new INEC Chairman lacks what he termed, the […]

  • APC’ll make Nigeria bastion of true democracy – Governor Tambuwal

    APC’ll make Nigeria bastion of true democracy – Governor Tambuwal

    Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is fighting a noble cause with the aim of transforming the country into a true bastion of democracy, where the interest of the common man is placed above any other consideration.

    Speaking at a Two-Day National Conference on the dynamics of democratic practice in Nigeria: 1999-2015, held at the Centre for Democratic Research and Training, Bayero University Kano, Tambuwal stated that each nation practices democracy according to its historical […]

  • Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria, says Fayose

    Judiciary must save democracy in Nigeria, says Fayose

    According to reports, the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has called on the judiciary to rise in defence of democracy by doing justice fearlessly, speedily and with honesty in the Ondo State election cases and other political cases before the courts.

    Governor Fayose, who hailed the President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, for the swift composition of a new panel to hear appeals over the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, urged the panel […]

  • Abang and Sagay’s PACAC are threats to democracy and justice – Group

    Abang and Sagay’s PACAC are threats to democracy and justice – Group

    Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC), a pro-democracy coalition, has described Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja division, and the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption (PACAC), led by Prof. Itse Sagay, as threats to democracy and justice.

    The group, in a statement by its Co-Convener, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, described the activities of Abang and PACAC as capable of “derailing our hard-earned democracy if nothing urgent is done to call them to order.”

    The coalition urged Nigerians to […]

  • Invasion of judges’ homes, threat to democracy – Governor Okowa

    Invasion of judges’ homes, threat to democracy – Governor Okowa

    Not comfortable with the manner security operatives raided homes of some judges last weekend, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State on Sunday cautioned the nation’s security apparatus to operate within the confines of the law.

    Okowa described the invasion of the judges’ homes as an act of intimidation against the judiciary, adding that the action was a threat to democracy and the rule of law.

    He spoke in Asaba during the thanksgiving mass to kick-off the 2016/2017 legal year of the state […]

  • DSS gestapo invasion of judges’ residences, threat to democracy, says Fayose

    DSS gestapo invasion of judges’ residences, threat to democracy, says Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has described the invasion of residences of five judges, including those of two Justices of the Supreme Court – Justice Walter Onnoghen and Justice Sylvester Ngwuta – by armed men of the Department of State Service and reported arrest as a direct assault on the judiciary.

    Onnoghen is the second in command and in line to succeed the outgoing Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Muhammad.

    Addressing journalists on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, Fayose, said “It should […]

  • Forgery case verdict, victory for democracy – Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Forgery case verdict, victory for democracy – Saraki, Ekweremadu

    Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday described the verdict of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory dismissing the charges of forgery of the Senate Standing Orders 2015 and their subsequent discharge as a welcome development and a vindication of their position from the beginning of the case that they are innocent of the accusations leveled against them.

    Saraki, Ekweremadu and two others were arraigned by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of […]

  • Edo guber: Postponement, bad signal for democracy, says Fayose

    Edo guber: Postponement, bad signal for democracy, says Fayose

    Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has described the postponement of the Edo State governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), from tomorrow to  September 28, as a very bad signal and beginning of the end for democracy in Nigeria.

    “It is obvious that the All Progressives Congress (APC) feared that it can’t win the election and is ready to employ whatever crude means to subvert the wish of the people.”

    The governor, who said he was alarmed by alleged APC […]

  • Abang’s judgment on Abia governorship, rape of democracy – Court of Appeal

    Abang’s judgment on Abia governorship, rape of democracy – Court of Appeal

    The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has described the judgment of Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja that sacked the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, as a rape of democracy and miscarriage of justice.

    The appellant court, which restored the mandate of Governor Ikpeazu as the duly elected governor of Abia State, also set aside the judgment of Justice Okon Abang delivered on June 27, 2016.

    The Court held: “From whatever angle one looks at the judgment of […]

  • Rivers rerun: INEC messing up democracy in Nigeria – Fayose says

    Rivers rerun: INEC messing up democracy in Nigeria – Fayose says

    The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of messing up democracy in Nigeria with its handling of elections under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) government.

    The governor, who described the postponement of the Rivers State rerun elections and the alleged manipulation of the Imo North Senatorial election as another dangerous signal of what to come in 2019, wondered how an INEC that could not conduct elections conclusively in just one […]