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Election Update: Jonathan Takes Clear Lead In Imo

GEJ-Card Reader

The results of the presidential election in 11 out of the 27 local government areas in Imo State collated on Sunday in Owerri, the state capital, show that President Goodluck Jonathan, who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, is clearly leading his main challenger, Muhammadu Buhari of the ... Read More »

#NigeriDecides: Bauchi Results Will Not Be Affected By Boko Haram Attacks, Says INEC


The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Bauchi State, Hamman Tukur, has said that Saturday’s attacks on some polling units in Darazo, Kirfi and Alkaleri towns will have no effect on election results. Reacting on Sunday to the attacks by gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram, Mr. Tukur noted ... Read More »

Women Give Birth In Bush While Fleeing Boko Haram Attack

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Two pregnant women gave birth to babies in the bush Sunday morning while fleeing from suspected Boko Haram insurgents that attacked Gunti Gumi village of Alkaleri Local Government area in Bauchi state. An eye witness, Malam Bala Kurba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the insurgents stormed the ... Read More »

Election Results: APC Desperate To Cause Confusion – PDP


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday slammed the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) over its claim that the Federal Government was trying to use security agencies to alter the results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections. “The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has noted ... Read More »

Adequate security needed in volatile areas before announcement of presidential election results – CAN


As Nigerians await the presidential election results, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has advised that adequate security measures be put in place in volatile areas across the country before the announcement is made. In an interview in Bauchi, yesterday, Rev. Shuaibu Byel, the CAN Chairman, North East Zone, suggested ... Read More »

Election: Woman stabs husband to death over Buhari, Jonathan argument


We have reported about a man who is likely to leave his wife for voting Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election but we never saw a murder coming out of this election. Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 26-year-old pregnant woman for allegedly stabbing her husband to death during ... Read More »

Forget Amaechi, election held in Rivers – REC


The Resident Electoral Commissioner of Rivers state, Dame Gesilia Khan, tonight said elections held in the 23 local government areas of the state despite protests and refusal of some eligible voters to exercise their franchise. “The Presidential, senatorial and House of Representatives elections held In the 23 Local government areas ... Read More »

U.S, U.K Observers Express Concern Over Conduct of Election, Validity of Results in Rivers

Nyesom Wike

The conduct of presidential and national assembly elections in Rivers State has generated concerns among election observers from the U.S and UK, who monitored elections in the state. The group, Contact Project, led by its Executive Director, Miss Jennifer Lynne, told reporters in Port Harcourt that the observers monitored the ... Read More »

#NigeriaDecides: Tambuwal, APC, PDP Leaders Commend INEC

Aminu Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for the arrangements it made for the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections. He made the commendation while addressing journalists shortly after casting his vote at Kofar Ajiya polling unit in Tambuwal. ... Read More »

Mark Laments Faulty Card Readers

David Mark-votes

The President of the Senate, David Mark, has described the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday as largely peaceful in his constituency. In a statement yesterday, Mr. Mark, however, expressed concern over the reported cases of faulty card readers. The senate president said after he cast ... Read More »

#NigeriaDecides: INEC Database Wasn’t Compromised In Hacking Incident, Says Jega

Attahiru Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has declared that none of the commission’s databases was compromised in Saturday’s cyber-attack on the electoral body’s website. The INEC chairman, who was a guest on Weekend File, a Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) programme hosted by veteran newscaster, Cyril ... Read More »

Borders To Reopen By Noon Today – FG

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The Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. David Parradang, has announced that all borders initially scheduled to be opened at midnight (Sunday) today, will now be reopened at noon today March 29, following the extension of voting by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). This announcement was contained in a statement ... Read More »

Voting Continues Today At 300 Polling Units

Jonathan voting

Voting will continue today in 300 out of the 150,000 polling stations in the country, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This came after technical glitches affected voting at several polling units nationwide. “Just about 300 polling units out of about 150,000,” Kayode Idowu, INEC spokesman told reporters ... Read More »

Gunmen Storm Polling Unit In Bauchi, Set Election Materials Ablaze


Unidentified gunmen, Saturday attacked a polling unit in Bagurun Primary School of Darazo local government area of Bauchi state, firing gunshots sporadically into the air. According to a statement signed by the spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command, DSP Haruna Mohammed, the gunmen arrived at the place in six ... Read More »

‘Thank You, GEJ For Breaking My Happy Home,’ – Buhari Supporter Whose Wife Voted Jonathan Writes


It is often said that there is no permanent enemy in politics. It will therefore not be strange to notice ties between the two main contenders for presidency after one of them is inaugurated on May 29. However, a supporter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Muhammadu Buhari may ... Read More »

INEC Warns Against Announcement Of Election Results


If the presidential election was conducted on twitter, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammadu Buhari would have cruised home in victory as he has won in almost every polling units result posted on twitter. A hashtag used by several of his supporters #iVotedGMB has also been trending ... Read More »

Jega Apologises For Jonathan’s Accreditation Delay, Says Card Was Probably Damaged

Jega on NTA

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega has expressed regret over the challenge faced by the electorate through the use of card readers which malfunctioned at several polling units. He also regretted that President Goodluck Jonathan had to experience difficulty in getting accredited at his polling ... Read More »

Jega’s Stubbornness Responsible For Card Reader Challenge – PDP


The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, described the inability of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) to accredit President Goodluck Jonathan, Governors Jonah Jang of Plateau, James Ngilari of Adamawa and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi, among others, during the presidential and National Assembly polls, as a huge ... Read More »

Jonathan Expresses Hope Of Winning Presidential Election

Jonathan voting

President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed hope that the outcome of the presidential election will be in his favour. Speaking to newsmen yesterday, after casting his vote at his polling unit in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Jonathan congratulated Nigerians for the large turn out to vote. “I want to congratulate Nigerians for ... Read More »

Election Update: Voting Continues Tomorrow – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said elections in polling units faced with challenges that has hindered voting will be held tomorrow. “[…] in PUs where accreditation was suspended to the next day in accordance with the guidelines, arrangements will be made for voters to vote tomorrow, subject to ... Read More »