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Femi Fani-Kayode Appears in Court in Lagos

NigeriaDecides: PDP is winning in 23 states, Fani-Kayode claims

The spokesperson of President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation has claimed that based on the current tally of results by the party, the incumbent and his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are leading the presidential elections. “As we speak now, we are winning in 23 states and we have 64 per cent…

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Siasia invites 5 players to fortify All Africa Games squad

The Head coach of the national U-23 men’s football team, Dream Team VI, Samsom Siasia, on Sunday in Abuja invited five players to forty the Flying Eagles. The Dream Team VI played a goalless draw in their first leg match with Zambia at the National Stadium, Abuja. The invited players…

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APC seeks cancellation of elections in some parts of Anambra

The All Progressives Congress in Anambra has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel elections in areas where election result sheets were not provided during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. The party's Publicity Secretary in the state, Okelo Madukaife, made the call in a…

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Boko Haram attacks will not affect Bauchi results – 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…

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Women give birth in bush while escaping Boko Haram attack

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. A witness, Bala Kurba, said the insurgents stormed the village, forcing the residents to take to their heels.…

APC wins two House of Reps seat in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday declared candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, winners of Lagos Island Federal Constituencies 1 and 2 in Lagos State. Martha Amadi, the Returning Officer for the Lagos Island Federal Constituency 1, said that Enitan Badru of the APC polled 15,389 votes…

FILE PHOTO: QUEUE OF VOTERS AT AN INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) CAMP DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN MAIDUGURI ON SATURDAY (28/3/15).

Boko Haram: INEC postpones elections indefinitely in 18 Yobe units

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Yobe, Habu Zarma, on Sunday said the electoral commission, INEC, had postponed elections indefinitely in 18 polling units in Giedam Local Government Area of the state due to security challenges. He told journalists in Damaturu that security challenges in the council area had scared adhoc…

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Elections: Nigeria reopens land borders

The Nigeria Immigration Service has been directed by the Federal Government to re-open its land borders by noon on Sunday. This was disclosed by David Parradang, the Comptroller-General of Immigration, in a telephone interview in Abuja on Sunday. He said that the directive was given to the service late on…

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Elections hold Sunday at 20 polling units in Plateau

Voting is ongoing in 20 polling units of Plateau State where the process was inconclusive as a result of technical hitches experienced with card readers. Some residents shunned church service and trooped out in their numbers to exercise their civic right. The polling units where elections were still ongoing cut…

FILE PHOTO: QUEUE OF VOTERS AT AN INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS (IDPs) CAMP DURING THE PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN MAIDUGURI ON SATURDAY (28/3/15).

Nigeria Police arrest INEC officials, party agents for electoral offences

The police in Sokoto has arrested six suspects including INEC officials and party agents over alleged electoral offences in Zamfara. Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 10 Police Command in Sokoto, disclosed this in an interview on Sunday in Sokoto. The zone comprises Sokoto, Kebbi…

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Katsina Police Commissioner dies

The Nigeria Police has announced the death of Muhammad Hurdi, the Katsina State commissioner of police. The Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Aminu Sadiq announced the demise of Mr. Hurdi in a statement issued to newsmen on Sunday in Katsina. Mr. Sadiq, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said Mr. Hurdi…

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Breaking: Gunmen attack collation centre, police station, INEC office

Gunmen on Sunday morning attacked a centre where election results were being collated in Bauchi State. Apart from attacking the Central Primary School in Alkaleri Local Government which was being used as a collation centre, the gunmen also attacked Alkaleri Divisional Police Station, and an INEC office, a resident told…

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EU urges Nigeria’s political leaders to emulate voters’ patience, dedication

The European Union Observers on Sunday advised political leaders in the country to emulate the dedication and patience exhibited by voters during Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Deputy Head of Delegation of the EU observers, Richard Young, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of…

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ECOWAS to issue preliminary report on Nigeria elections Sunday

The Head of the Economic Community of West African States election observation mission, John Kuffour, has commended Nigerian voters for their enthusiasm and commitment to deepening democracy in Nigeria and the region. He also said the mission would release its preliminary report on the elections on Sunday. In a preliminary…

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UN Scribe, Ban Ki-Moon, congratulates Nigerians on peaceful elections

The United Nations, UN, Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has congratulated Nigeria on the largely peaceful and orderly conduct of presidential and parliamentary elections. In a statement issued on Saturday night in New York, he encouraged all Nigerians to continue to maintain the peace and to exercise patience throughout the ongoing voting…

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Bauchi: Gunmen storm polling unit, set materials ablaze

Gunmen on Saturday stormed a polling unit in Bagurun Primary School of Darazo Local Government Area of Bauchi State, firing gunshots sporadically into the air and forcing voters to scamper for safety. This is contained in a statement signed by the spokesman of the Bauchi State Police Command, Haruna Mohammed,…

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#NigeriaDecides: Jonathan loses Aso Rock polling unit to Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has lost one of the two polling units situated right inside the Presidential Villa to his All Progressives Congress challenger, Muhammadu Buhari. Reports available to Premium Times indicate that in polling unit 022, Mr. Buhari garnered 348 votes to Mr. Jonathan's 302. At the second polling unit…

PDP Chairman, Adamu Muazu

Card Reader dysfunction not severe – PDP chair, Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu'azu, has said that the percentage of the technical hitches encountered with card readers during the accreditation is tolerable. Mr. Mu'azu, who was accredited at his home Boto, said there is no perfection in technology as only Almighty God can…

Former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa

Tambuwal, APC, PDP leaders commend INEC

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.…

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Police confirm attack on Lagos commissioner’s residence, INEC office

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, confirmed on Saturday that hoodlums attacked the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Kayode Opeifa. He told journalists in Lagos that the police were investigating the incident to bring the perpetrators to book. Mr. Opeifa had earlier announced that his residence and…

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AIG Mbu arrests man with dog while on patrol

Controversial Assistant Inspector General of Police, Joseph Mbu, on Saturday arrested a man with his dog while monitoring the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly in the Lagos metropolis. The man, Sunday Oduyemi, who is in his mid 20s, was arrested at Egbeda Area of Lagos. Mr. Mbu ordered…

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Nigeria Election: ECOWAS lauds voter turnout

The leader of the ECOWAS Election Monitoring Team to Nigeria, John Kuffour, on Saturday in Abuja, commended the large turnout of voters for the 2015 general elections. Mr. Kuffour, a former President of Ghana, who visited some polling units along the airport road in Abuja, said the turn-out of voters…

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Police in Rivers arrest man for ballot box snatching

The Rivers State Police Command said on Saturday that it arrested a middle aged man for allegedly snatching a ballot box in Tai Local Government Area of the state. Ahmad Muhammad, a Deputy Superintendent of Police and Public Relations Officer of the Command, said this in Port Harcourt and added…

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Nigeria Elections: Lagos INEC chief admits challenges

The electoral chief in Lagos has said that the challenges faced by some voters to get accredited for voting was not peculiar to the state. Akin Orebiyii, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, spoke against the backdrop of the challenges faced by some voters to get accredited with the use…

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Ajimobi, other Oyo governorship candidates commend INEC

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday commended the electoral commission, INEC, for the ongoing conduct of the 2015 presidential and National Assembly elections. Mr. Ajimobi gave the commendation after casting his vote in company of his wife, Florence, at Ward 11 Unit 21, Oluyole Grammar School Extension, Ibadan.…