Politics

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RESTORING PUBLIC TRUST IN GOVERNANCE – By Johnson Ebigide

“Where official pronouncements are repeatedly made and not matched by action, government forfeits the confidence of the people and their trust.” That was the elucidating statement of Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria, in his  inaugural address, titled “The New Dawn”, as the President-Elect of Nigeria on May 29, 1999 in Abuja; a statement which  … Continue reading

JOS, THE ABRIDGED TRUTH NO ONE WANTS TO TELL

By Prince Charles Dickson A Tarokh adage translates, a child lacks wisdom, and some say that what is important is that the child does not die; what kills more surely than lack of wisdom? (A foolish child is not much better than a dead child). It’s almost becoming a ritual that I would write about … Continue reading

DELTA RE-RUN TRIBUNAL OVERRULES UDUAGHAN, PDP OVER APRIL 2007 ELECTION…SETS JUDGEMENT DAY FOR JULY 25, 2011. ******* WE HAVE APPEALED FED. HIGH COURT RULING – Ogboru

The Delta State Re-run Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Asaba, stunned Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and their teeming supporters, when it ruled that it will give judgement on the Petition filed by Chief Great Ogboru of the DPP, challenging the results of the April 14, … Continue reading

DELTA RE-RUN TRIBUNAL: Uduaghan, PDP Closes Re-run Trial Case, as Sagay Rattles Forensic Experts, Witnesses

First and Second Respondents in the Delta State Re-run election Tribunal, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), closed their trial cases on Tuesday July 12, 2011 and Thursday July 14, 2011 respectively but not without the usual exciting legal twists and turns which had hallmarked the tribunal proceedings since it commenced sitting … Continue reading

DELTA ELECTION TRIBUNAL UPDATE: Uduaghan Suffers Another Dismissal, as Tribunal Upholds Ogboru’s Petition over April 26, Election

The petition filed by the Governorship candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, challenging the result of the April 26, 2011 Delta State governorship, which was won by Emmanuel Uduaghan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been adopted by the Delta State Elections Petitions Tribunal for hearing. This development emerged … Continue reading

DELTA RE-RUN TRIBUNAL: Ogboru Concludes Trial with Great Expectations, as Court Accepts Forensic Report

Chief Great Oveje Ogboru, Governorship candidate of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), in the January 6, 2011 re-run Governorship elections in Delta State, finally concluded his trial case and examination of witnesses at the Tribunal on Saturday July 9, 2011, amid some very exciting legal twists and robust interchange of arguments between his counsel Mogbeyi … Continue reading

Ogboru Gets Justice, as Delta Re-run Tribunal Dismisses Uduaghan, PDP’s Applications…Fixes Dates for Trial

Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) candidate in the Delta State Re-run election of January 6, 2011, has finally been granted leave to proceed with his election petition, challenging the victory of Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan in that election. This relief came by way of the dismissal of Applications filed by counsels to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan and the … Continue reading