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#NigeriaDecides: Buhari leading in presidential election in Kogi

The Presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress Mohammadu Buhari, is ahead in vote tally in…

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Nigeria’s presidential elections free, fair – ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Observer Mission, EOM, has declared that Saturday’s Presidential election is acceptable and meets…

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#NigeriaDecides: Group seeks adequate security for NYSC members

The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement, YIAGA, is concerned with the current security…

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INEC releases results in four of six Area Councils in FCT; Buhari wins 3

The results of the elections held on Saturday has been received from four of the six area councils in the Federal Capital Territory. The results brought in at the Independent National Electoral Commission collation centre at Area 3 Primary School are those of Abaji, Kwali, Gwagwalada and Kuje. Detailed of…

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Bauchi youth defy curfew, flood INEC gate for election results.

They accuse the state government of imposing curfew on Bauchi town to allow its agents falsify the results. They say the state capital was not among areas attacked Saturday or Sunday, and should not be under a curfew. Security agents are cautious pushing the youth at INEC office back. Many…

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#NigeriaDecides: PDP berates APC for ‘false’ alert on security agencies

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has stated that it has noted yet another false alert by the opposition (All Progressives Congress) APC, claiming that the Federal Government was trying to use security agencies to alter the results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections. It said, in statement by its…

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INEC begins final collation of presidential results Monday

The final collation of results for the presidential and National Assembly elections will commence at the INEC National Collation Centre, Abuja, by 12 noon on Monday. This was announced by the INEC Deputy Director, Publicity, Nick Dazang, while speaking on a programme on the African Independent Television Sunday night. He…

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Jega dismisses Fani-Kayode’s claim of PDP lead in 23 states

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has dismissed the claim by Femi Fani-Kayode that President Goodluck Jonathan is leading in Saturday's election in 23 of Nigeria's 36 states. Mr. Fani-Kayode is the Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign. "As we…

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APC accuses PDP, Presidency of plotting to manipulate election results

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has alerted Nigerians and the international community to ongoing plans by the PDP-led Jonathan Administration to tamper with the results of Saturday's elections and circumvent the people's will. ''The information that we have received since we issued our last statement is to the effect that…

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PDP accuses APC of posting fake results

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has charged Nigerians to totally disregard misleading figures being circulated by the APC in the social media as results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in some polling booths. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the figures…

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#NigeriaDecides: Without providing evidence, Fani-Kayode claims PDP winning in 23 states

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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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.…

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APC Chairman, Oyegun, loses own ward

The All Progressives Congress, APC, lost the polling unit and ward of its National Chairman, John Oyegun, to the Peoples Democratic Party in the Saturday's presidential election. Mr. Oyegun's Ward 2 of the Staff Training School at GRA Benin has two units. At both units APC lost. At Unit 2,…

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Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room denounces interference in Rivers, Imo elections

Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room commends the dedication and orderliness of Nigerians during the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on 28 March 2015. The diligence and sacrifice of Nigerians during the elections is a reflection and testimony of their deep commitment to democratic governance. We commend the courage of…

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Buhari leading with landslide in 10 LGAs of Borno

Collation of results of Saturday’s presidential election is underway at the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. Given the results so far announced by INEC, the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, is so leading in about 10 local…

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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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NigeriaDecides: Oshiomhole, AIT’s Dokpesi trade blames for attacks in Edo

The Edo State government and the owner of Daar Communications, Raymond Dokpesi, on Sunday exchanged words over allegations of sponsoring attacks on voters in Edo. A spokesperson for Governor Adams Oshiomhole in a message sent to PREMIUM TIMES accused Mr. Dokpesi of using soldiers to attack voters in the state.…

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Why card readers malfunctioned – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday said one of the reasons the card readers deployed for Saturday's presidential and parliamentary elections failed was because its officials failed to remove the protective film on the lens of the equipment. Some of the devices failed to read the biometric data…

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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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#NigeriaDecides: INEC Database not compromised – Jega

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, has said none of the commission's databases was compromised in Saturday's cyber-attack on the electoral body's website. Speaking to Cyril Stober of the Nigerian Television Authority, Mr. Jega said the attack on the commission's website did not disrupt the election…

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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,…