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Gov. Sani Bello wins his Polling Unit

Gov. Sani Bello wins his Polling Unit

Niger State governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial flag bearer, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has won his Alkali Mustapha 004 Polling Unit Kontagora, Kontagora Local Government area of the state. He dusted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Umar Nasko by 318 votes to 33 polled by the opposition. Gov. Sani Bello had in 2015 traunced the PDP candidate ... Read More »

House of Representatives member shot dead in Ibadan political violence

House of Representatives member shot dead in Ibadan political violence

The lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele Federal Constituency of Oyo State in the House of Representatives, Olatoye Sugar, has been shot dead, as suspected political thugs engage in violent clashes in parts of Ibadan, the state capital. Sugar, who was also the Oyo Central senatorial district candidate of the Action Democratic Party in the National Assembly election was attaked on his way ... Read More »

Zulum Votes In Mafa Despite Boko Haram Attack On Eve Of Election

Zulum Votes In Mafa Despite Boko Haram Attack On Eve Of Election

By INUSA NDAHI, Maiduguri The governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Borno state, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum voted on Saturday at about 12:07pm at Ajari (1) polling unit in Mafa ward of Mafa local government area of Borno state. Mafa which is about 45 kilometers  from Maiduguri, was attacked Friday evening by suspected Boko Haram terrorists ... Read More »

People didn’t come out to vote because of rigging during presidential election- Atiku

People didn’t come out to vote because of rigging during presidential election- Atiku

Former Vice President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday lamented low turnout of voters in Governorship and State Assembly polls, blaming it on alleged irregularities in the presidential election. He made the observation while speaking to newsmen in Yola shortly after casting his vote at the Ajiya polling unit 02 of ... Read More »

Buhari votes in Daura, says Atiku’s court case not surprising

Buhari votes in Daura, says Atiku’s court case not surprising

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the court case instituted against his electoral victory by Atiku Abubakar, the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not unexpected. He stated this shortly after casting his vote during the gubernatorial and State House Assembly elections at the polling unit 003 Kofar Baru III, Gidan Niyam, Daura, Katsina State. The Independent National ... Read More »

Why I’m Confident of Victory – Sanwo-Olu

Why I’m Confident of Victory – Sanwo-Olu

The Lagos governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has explained why he is confident of winning today’s election. According to him, his interaction, consultation and level of engagements with stakeholders and the citizens of the state have given him the assurance that people will vote en mass for him and other candidates of the ruling ... Read More »

Osinbajo Votes, Task Nigerians on Nation Building

Osinbajo Votes, Task Nigerians on Nation Building

The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday after voting at his polling unit in Victoria Garden City, Lekki urged Nigerians to unite and work together in the task of nation building. Osinbajo, who voted around 10:55 a.m. spoke while addressing journalists after the exercise. He said, “It (conduct of the elections) has been quite in order, I can’t comment on ... Read More »

Opinion-Thoughts on Power seeking, winning and losing, By Abdulwarees Solanke

Opinion-Thoughts on Power seeking, winning and losing, By Abdulwarees Solanke

While the presidential and national assembly elections have been concluded, today we are returning to the polls to elect who rules or represents us at the state level. For every contestant, it not without an aim or purpose that he or she aspires to be in the state house or the parliament. After all, our choices, motivation, quests, desires, needs ... Read More »

Guber polls : ‘9 key battleground states’ that security agencies should give attention -CDD

Guber polls : ‘9 key battleground states’ that security agencies should give attention -CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Friday listed nine states it regarded as battlegrounds and asked security agencies to pay special attention to them. The states are Lagos, Kano, Kaduna, Imo, Adamawa, Ogun, Plateau, Bauchi and Sokoto, according to  Dr Joe Abbah, member of the CDD, Election Analysis Centre (EAC)  who spoke at a news conference in Abuja. Abah said ... Read More »

Army probes footage  of ‘Rivers invasion’, pledges decisive action

Army probes footage of ‘Rivers invasion’, pledges decisive action

The Nigerian Army says it has taken note of some CCTV footage  in circulation on social media allegedly showing  soldiers and other security agents invading the residence of the Rivers State Commissioner of Education, Hon. Dr. Tamunosisi Gogo-Jaja. A statement Friday signed by Colonel Sagir Musa, acting director, Army public relations, said the Army has commenced  a comprehensive probe of ... Read More »

Breaking: APC omitted from INEC results sheet in Zamfara

Breaking: APC omitted from INEC results sheet in Zamfara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed regrets over the omission of the acronym of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the results sheet for Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Zamfara. This is contained in a statement signed by the commission’s National Secretary, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony, and made available in GUsau on Friday. The statement with ... Read More »

Saturday’s elections present you another opportunity to address Feb 23 polls’ shortcomings, YIAGA AFRICA tells INEC

Saturday’s elections present you another opportunity to address Feb 23 polls’ shortcomings, YIAGA AFRICA tells INEC

…Urges INEC to sanction polling officials who disregard commission’s guidelines on compulsory use of card readers A civil society organisation (CSO), under the auspices of the YIAGA AFRICA, on Friday, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address the gaps and shortcomings observed in the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly election as its prepares for tomorrow’s polls. ... Read More »