The Big 5: I’m under pressure to release ministerial list – Buhari; PDP witness accuses APC agents of destroying election results | Other top stories

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Police, parliament, judiciary, top list of corrupt institutions in Nigeria – Survey

The police, parliament and judiciary top the list of the most corrupt institutions in Nigeria according to a survey by Transparency International released on Thursday. The survey is titled: “Global Corruption Barometer Africa 2019: Citizens Views and Experience on Corruption”. It is the 10th edition. According to Transparency International, corruption is hindering Africa’s economic, political and social development.

PDP witness accuses APC agents of destroying election results

Another Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) witness has alleged that agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) tore result sheets during the February 23 general elections in Bauchi. The witness, Yau Yusuf, was speaking under cross-examination at the continuation of hearings of the PDP’s petition against the reelection of President Buhari.

I’m under pressure to release ministerial list – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari admitted on Thursday night that he had been under unprecedented pressure to release the names of his ministerial-nominees. The President, who made a brief remark during a dinner he had with the leadership of the National Assembly, however, maintained that he would not be stampeded into releasing the list.

Buhari nominates Muhammad for CJN

President Buhari on Thursday recommended Justice Muhammad Tanko to the National Assembly for confirmation as the substantive Chief Justice of the Nigeria (CJN). Senate President Ahmad Lawan read President Buhari’s letter of the nomination of Justice Tanko in plenary. The recommendation came about six months after Justice Tanko was appointed CJN in an acting capacity.

Jonathan calls for electoral reforms

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday called for electoral reforms to strengthen the nation’s democracy. He said the appointment of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and election petition tribunals should not be handled by the President, who he described as a powerful politician.

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