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Guber Poll: Tinubu Hails Agbaje’s ‘Good Spirit’


National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Sunday night expressed joy over the emergence of the party’s candidate in the Lagos State governorship election, Akinwunmi Ambode, as governor-elect. He ascribed the victory to the party’s members’ hard work. Tinubu, a former governor of the state, ... Read More »

Boko Haram Forces 800,000 Children To Flee From Nigeria And Region

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Tomorrow makes it a year since more than 200 girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno State, northeast Nigeria by Islamist group Boko Haram. While hopes are kept alive that they will one day be reunited with their families, several children are still being forced to leave their ... Read More »

Gov. Yuguda – I’ve Fulfilled My Promises To The People Of Bauchi In 8 years


Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, on Monday said that his administration had fulfilled the promises it made to the people of the state in the last eight years. Yuguda said this in an interview with newsmen on Monday in Abuja. According to the governor, his achievements and legacies ... Read More »

Yari Of APC Re-elected As Zamfara Gov

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Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of the All Progressive Congress has been re-elected in Zamfara State. In the result declared Monday in Gusau, the Returning Officer, Abdullahi Zuru, declared Mr. Yari winner with a total vote of 716,964. His closest rival, who is also his father in-law, Mamuda Shinkafi of the Peoples ... Read More »

APC’s Ortom Brings PDP’s 16-Year Rule In Benue To An End


A former Minister of State for Trade and Industries and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Samuel Ortom, has won the Benue governorship election held on Saturday. Announcing the results on Monday in Makurdi, the Returning Officer for the state, Istifinus Dafwang, said Mr. Ortom polled 422,932 votes to beat ... Read More »

Get Up To 35% Off During The Jumia Big App Shopping Days


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Villagers Free 50 NYSC Members Held Hostage In Nasarawa


Reprieve came the way of at least 50 members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Sunday, as they were released from captivity by some villagers in Assakio, Adogi and Shige area of Lafia Local Government, Nasarawa State, who held ... Read More »

Abuja Residents Beg Buhari To Appoint Kwankwaso FCT Minister

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Members of the Abuja Residents Forum (ARF), have called on the President-elect, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to appoint outgoing Kano State governor, Engr. Rabiu Kwankwaso as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Leader of the group, Alhaji Abubakar Aminu made the call weekend during a press briefing in which ... Read More »

APC Commends INEC For Declaring Ilaje Constituency Polls In Ondo Inconclusive


The Ondo State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, has hailed the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for declaring elections in the Ilaje constituencies inconclusive following alleged cases of irregularities during last Saturday’s election in the state. The APC Chairman in Ilaje council, Olumide Ikuopenikan, said that the election was ... Read More »

INEC Declares Imo Gov Poll Inconclusive


The Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Imo State, Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, has declared the 2015 governorship election in the state inconclusive. He made the declaration before journalists and agents of the various political parties that were involved in the election after the collation of results ... Read More »

Amaechi Accuses Police Of Colluding With Those Arrested For Electoral Offences


Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi has alleged that the police in the state were planning to doctor the statements of persons arrested in Tai Local Government Area of the state during Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. “Information just reaching us indicates that the Police in Rivers State want ... Read More »

Oba Akiolu Organises Prayer For Peaceful Co-existence In Lagos, Charges Buhari, Ambode To Fulfil Promises


The Oba of Lagos, Alhaji Rilwan Akiolu, on Sunday organised a prayer session for peaceful co-existence in Lagos and Nigeria in general. The prayer was conducted at the Iga Idunganran Palace of the royal father on Lagos Island. Akiolu, according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said the prayer ... Read More »

International Observers Call For Outright Cancellation Of ‘Phony’ Rivers Election


International election observers on Sunday called for the outright cancellation of the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Rivers State. The leader of African Centre for Leadership Strategies and Development (ACLSD), Mr Humphrey Bekaren, who spoke on behalf of the observers in Port Harcourt, the state capital, expressed shock ... Read More »

JNI Denies Collecting N12bn From Jonathan, Threatens Legal Action Against Rumour Peddlers


The ‎Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI) on Sunday dismissed speculations that it received N12 billion from outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan, challenging the author to produce evidence. A statement issued by the Secretary General of JNI, Dr Khalid Aliyu, in Kaduna, said that the allegation was publicised by one Obinna Akukwe via ... Read More »

INEC Extends Voting In Rivers


Voting has been extended into Sunday (today) in a key governorship election in the volatile state of Rivers, following massive irregularities at some polling stations, officials said. The extension affects nine wards in oil-rich Southern Rivers, said the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gesila Khan. She said that in some instances ... Read More »

Sokoto Commissioner Advises President-Elect To Ensure Prompt Prosecution Of Electoral Offenders

Muhammadu Buhari

Dr Jabbi Kilgore, Sokoto State Commissioner for Environment, on Sunday advised President-elect Mohammadu Buhari to ensure diligent prosecution of electoral offenders during the 2015 general elections. Kilgore told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto that prompt prosecution of offenders would create sanity in the nation’s electoral process. He ... Read More »

Tinubu Commends INEC, Condemns Reported Violence In S/South


The National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Saturday decried the little or no police presence in areas which the Peoples Democratic Party is considered to be strong in Lagos State. He made the observation while addressing journalists at Sunday Adigun Street, Alausa, where he casted ... Read More »

Mark Hails INEC For Improved Exercise

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The Senate President, Senator David Mark, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and security operatives for the orderly conduct of the 2015 Governorship and State Assembly elections so far. In a press statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary Paul Mumeh, the senate president, however, reiterated the need ... Read More »

My Death Threat Made Elections Peaceful In Lagos, AIG Mbu Boasts

Joseph Mbu

The controversial Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, AIG Joseph Mbu, has said the threat he issued to kill 10 people for every policeman killed made the conduct of the general elections in Lagos State peaceful. He made this assertion on Saturday at the state’s Command ... Read More »

Recovering Gov. Suntai Casts Vote In Taraba

Danbaba Suntai

Mixed feelings trailed the appearance of recovering Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State at the Suntai Ward, where he casted his ballot. The governor had disappeared from public view for several months following the drama surrounding the purported move by the state House of Assembly to impeach him. Dressed in ... Read More »