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Sultan snubbed Jonathan before election, JNI says; denies receiving N12bn

The ‎Jama’atu Nasril Islam, JNI, on Sunday dismissed speculations that it received N12 billion from…

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Speaker, Tambuwal, wins Sokoto governorship poll

Aminu Tambuwal, who is the current speaker of the House of Representatives, has been declared…

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INEC declares APC’s Akinwumi Ambode winner of Lagos governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Akinwunmi…

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BREAKING: #LagosDecides: Jimi Agbaje concedes defeat, congratulates Ambode

Even though collation of results in the Lagos governorship election is still ongoing, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the election, Jimi Agbaje, has conceded defeat and congratulated his main challenger, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress. Mr. Agbaje telephoned Mr. Ambode at exactly 6:58 PM to…

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INEC declares PDP’s Emmanuel winner of Akwa Ibom governorship poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Udom Emmanuel, has won the governorship election in Akwa Ibom, the Independent National Electoral Commissioner announced Sunday. The announcement came amid calls for the cancellation of the polls over widespread violence and irregularities. At least three people were killed Saturday during the elections, the…

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Ex-Speaker, Masari, wins Katsina guber election

A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Masari, has won the governorship election in Katsina State on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC. The Returning Officer, Lawal Bilbis, said on Sunday that Mr. Masari polled 943,085 votes to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate, Musa Nashuni,…

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#NigeriaDecides: 50 NYSC members held hostage in Nasarawa released

About 50 Youth Corps members and 16 other adhoc staff of the electoral commission, INEC, held hostage in parts of Lafia Local Government Area were on Sunday released after about 20 hours in captivity. The corps members and others were picked up by security operatives along Ashige, Shendam Road, close…

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Adamawa PDP candidate, Nuhu Ribadu, concedes defeat, releases concession statement

With final result in the Adamawa state governorship election yet to be declared, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election has conceded defeat. Below is his concession address to the people of Adamawa state. Mr. Ribadu, a globally respected anti-corruption activist, ran a difficult race with leading…

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Kaduna: Governor Yero concedes defeat, calls El-Rufai, APC says

The Kaduna State Governor and gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ramalan Yero, has conceded defeat to his rival, Nasir El-Rufai of the All Progressives Congress, an official has said. The spokesperson of Kaduna State APC Campaign Council, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed this in a statement. According to Mr. Aruwan,…

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#LagosDecides: The game is not over — Jimi Agbaje

Even though unofficial tally of results suggests he has lost the race for the governorship of Lagos to his main challenger, Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Party, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the election, Jimi Agbaje, has sent a message to his supporters saying the contest…

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5 killed as church collapses

No fewer than five worshippers died following the collapse of the St. Anthony Catholic Church Cathedral in Oduma, Aninri Local Government Area of Enugu State. A witness who spoke under the condition of anonymity on Sunday in Enugu, that the incident occurred between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday…

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#NigeriaDecides: INEC releases interim report, acknowledges violence in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, others

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,has released an interim report on the conduct of the governorship and state legislative elections across Nigeria. The commission, in the report released on Sunday afternoon, stated that its “general assessment shows that the elections went very well across the country.” It however acknowledged that…

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#NigeriaDecides: Governorship Polls: APC set to win 18 or 19 of 29 states, PDP 10 or 11

Preliminary results from across the country indicate that the All Progressives Congress might win 18 or 19 of 29 states where governorship election held Saturday. On the other hand, the Peoples Democratic Party might win in 10 or 11 states. Our projection suggests that the opposition All Progressives Congress, which…

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APGA seeks cancellation of Imo governorship, legislative elections

Although the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Imo State is yet to announce the results of Saturday's gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in the state, the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, has called for the total cancellation of the results. The party alleged widespread irregularities, intimidation of voters,…

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6 killed in Rivers as violence mars governorship poll

At least six persons were killed in Rivers State Saturday, as the state's gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections turned violent amid cases of ballot box snatching and other irregularities, witnesses and officials said. Despite the over 17,000 policemen deployed to provide security in the state, violence was reported in…

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Buhari vows to cut Nigeria’s recurrent expenditure

The President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that his administration will give priority to capital expenditure in national budgets to ensure the speedy development of the country. Mr. Buhari stated this on Saturday in Daura, Katsina State, while fielding questions from newsmen. “Over 90 per cent of Nigerian budget is on…

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APC denounces defections, says PDP politicians should stay in their party

John Oyegun, the national chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), said on Saturday that the gale of defections by politicians was not good for Nigeria's political development. Mr. Oyegun, who spoke to newsmen in Benin shortly after casting his vote, advised those defecting to the winning party to rather form…

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Ex-NYSC boss, corps members arrested for electoral malpractice in Akwa Ibom

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom, Austin Okojie, on Saturday said security operatives had arrested a former NYSC boss, Maj.-Gen. Edet Akpan, for alleged electoral offences. Mr. Okojie disclosed this in Uyo while briefing newsmen on challenges experienced in the ongoing Governorship and House of Assembly elections in the…

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6,050 candidates contested governorship, state assemblies posts – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says 6,050 candidates contested today's governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections across the country. This is contained in the commission’s daily bulletin issued in Abuja on Friday. According to the bulletin, of this number, 760 candidates are vying for governorship positions while 5,290…

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CDD releases preliminary report on governorship, state assemblies elections

Preamble Today, Nigerians return to the polls to elect governors and state legislators in 29 and 36 states of the federation respectively. Over 10 political parties are participating in today’s exercise. The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) deployed observers and reporters in 21 states namely, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross…

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Voter apathy characterise ​s​ guber, state assembly polls

Low voter turnout characterised the gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections in many parts of Nigeria on Saturday. Voters who commented on the issue included the Nasarawa State Deputy Governor , Damishi Luka, and a former Ekiti State Governor, Niyi Adebayo. Speaking shortly after casting his vote at polling…

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Military kill 4 Voters at a PU in Kebbi

The Military have allegedly killed four voters in Bayan Dutse Polling Unit, Ginga Ward, Suru Local Government of Kebbi State. The Police Public Relations Officer, Nafiu Abubakar, confirmed the incident to journalists. "Yes, we have received report of the killings of four people allegedly killed by Soldiers and I will…

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Soldiers impound Delta Commissioner’s car

Some unidentified soldiers on Saturday impounded the official car of the Delta Commissioner of Information, Chike Ogeah, at a polling station where he went to be accredited to vote. ​​ ​Mr. Ogeah said soldiers in three vehicles had accosted him to his polling station at ​St. John Bosco’s Catholic Church,…

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VP Sambo seeks support for Buhari

Vice President Namadi Sambo on Saturday urged Nigerians to support the incoming administration of President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to ensure peace and development across the Nigeria. Mr. Sambo made the call after casting his vote in the governorship and House of Assembly elections in Kaduna. He said all Nigerians​,​ irrespective of…

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Governorship Polls: Situation Room condemns killings, malpractices across Nigeria

By Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room is observing the State-level elections for the Governorships and the State Houses of Assembly. The successful conclusion of these elections is crucial to the consolidation of democracy in the country and should complement the already concluded Presidential and…