DRC: Poll crisis deepens as election runner-up declares self president as Court declares Tshisekedi winner

The post election crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo may have reached boiling point after the country’s Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi in the just concluded polls marred by irregularities. However, election runner-up Martin Fayulu has rejected the announcement and has promptly declared himself the country’s “only legitimate president”. Reports say…

We are neither for nor against the prosecution of CJN Onnoghen, body of SANs declare

The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) has explained its constraints in giving comments on the charges filed against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The body said it would be inappropriate to make a stand on the matter being sub judice. BOSAN gave…

SERAP writes Buhari, Atiku, others, wants commitments on security votes, immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy…

The ranka dede republic

By Sonala Olumhense… If you are reading this, you are most likely also a reader who has this month seen in circulation a 39-year old editorial authored by The Guardian (Nigeria). Entitled “The Arrogance of Power,” it comes from another era when The Guardian inspired journalism through fearless reporting, follow-up, character and judgement. This reproduction…

ELECTRICITY: 55% consumers have no meters, NERC laments

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) has said the low level metering in the power sector is responsible for low revenue collection by electricity distribution companies in the country. The commission stated this in its latest quarterly report, adding that over 55 percent of registered electricity customers have not been metered. According to the report,…