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Breaking: Atiku asks tribunal to sack Buhari, declare him winner

In a rush to beat the 21 days deadline provided by the Electoral Act, lawyers to the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Monday evening, stormed the tribunal to lodge a petition against President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Governorship election : Upsets, surprise loom and how they may emerge

In politics, anything can happen. Or who would have imagined that the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, regarded as political warlord and kingmaker in his state, Kwara would lose an election to return to the senate? Or Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi who could not move his people to vote for him to go to the senate. Such were the surprises that trailed the last Presidential and National Assembly elections. Today’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections nation wide are also expected to be full of surprises. There are some governors who are seeking a re-election for second term but appear to have been abandoned in the desert as the powers and principalities that brought them to power have deserted them. Can they therefore survive the battle on their own or become casualties?

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Army, lawyers bicker over security on polls day

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, said yesterday that the Nigerian Army is in possession of intelligence showing that some politicians are planning to use mercenaries for acts of assassinations, using farmers/herders clashes as well as ethnic militias to perpetrate violence and bombings during the March 9 governorship/state Houses of Assembly elections.

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