December 12, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Supreme Court of Nigeria on Friday upheld the results of the country's disputed 2007 presidential election which was won by President Umaru Yar'Adua. The court dismissed the appeal brought by former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari, Yar'Adua's main ch... ...[read more]
October 24, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
The Supreme Court of Nigeria said Thursday it has reserved judgment indefinitely on a challenge to the country's disputed 2007 presidential election which was won by President Umaru Yar'Adua. The challenge was brought by former Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari, Y... ...[read more]
February 26, 2008
by Jeannie Shawl
Nigeria's Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal on Tuesday upheld the results of last year's disputed presidential elections, saying that opposition groups failed to present sufficient evidence to support their fraud allegations. European Union and NGO observers questioned the results o... ...[read more]
May 15, 2007
by Michael Sung
Nigeria's Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal ruled Monday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must provide certified true copies of ballots from Nigeria's contested April 21 presidential elections to embattled candidate and current Nigerian Vice Presid... ...[read more]
April 17, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
The Nigerian electoral commission said Tuesday that Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar would be included on the ballots for this coming Saturday's presidential elections, after the Nigerian Supreme Court overturned his disqualification as a candidate. A spokesman for the Independent National... ...[read more]
April 16, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
The Supreme Court of Nigeria ruled unanimously Monday that Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar should not have been barred from running in the country's April 21 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Specifically, the court held that the Nigerian Cour... ...[read more]
April 3, 2007
by Holly Manges Jones
The Nigerian Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has the right to disqualify presidential candidates for fraud, thus barring Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar from running in the April 21 election. INEC removed Abubakar's name from the bal... ...[read more]
March 21, 2007
by Katerina Ossenova
A Nigerian senate committee indicted President Olusegun Obasanjo and Vice President Atiku Abubakar Wednesday on corruption charges for diverting public money to private interests. In February, a senate panel indicted Abubakar on corruption charges for the alleged diversion of $145 million dollars ...[read more]
March 16, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar filed a lawsuit Friday against the Nigerian electoral commission after it issued a ruling Thursday prohibiting him from running in the upcoming April presidential. The commission cited the Nigerian constitution, which bars presidential candidates indicted ...[read more]
March 8, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A Nigerian court held Wednesday that Vice President Atiku Abubakar can run in next month's presidential election, throwing out a decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ban Abubakar after he was indicted for corruption. Only the court has the authority to ban a candid... ...[read more]

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