Abdulkareem Haruna

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Bauchi: PDP’s Bala Muhammed wins supplementary guber election

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, Bala Muhammed, has celebrated his victory as the "governor-elect in waiting". Mr Muhammed, a former senator and FCT minister, was on Sunday declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to have won the highest number of votes…

Tension mounts in Bauchi as INEC delays collation hours after all results arrive Bauchi

Bauchi Governorship: INEC declares supplementary election result (LIVE UPDATES)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is set to commence collation of results for the supplementary governorship election in Bauchi State. The supplementary elections held in 36 polling units scattered across 15 of the 20 local government areas of the state. INEC had earlier said elections would not hold in…

Bauchi State on the map

Bauchi Supplementary Election: INEC Returning Officer finally arrives, collation commences

The Returning Officer for Bauchi State Governorship Election, Muhammed Kyari, has finally arrived at the state collation centre. Mr Kyari was absent at the collation centre all through Saturday night causing a delay in collation and announcement of the state supplementary governorship election results by about 10 hours. The delay…

Tension mounts in Bauchi as INEC delays collation hours after all results arrive Bauchi

Confusion in Bauchi as INEC Returning Officer remains unavailable, delays collation

Seven hours after the Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner blamed the delay in commencing collation of the supplementary election results on the absence of the State Returning Officer (RO), Muhammed Kyari, the top INEC ad-hoc staff is still yet to show up. Mr Kyari, a professor and the Vice Chancellor…

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Why we are yet to begin collation in Bauchi – REC

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Abdullahi, has blamed the delay in the commencing of collation for the supplementary governorship election on the absence of the State Returning Officer, Muhammed Kyari. The REC, who made this disclosure at about 1 a.m., said Mr Kyari, a professor, left…

PDP sweeps most polling units in Bauchi supplementary governorship election

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday strengthened its readiness to take over the Bauchi Government House as the party won big in most of the 36 polling units where supplementary elections were held. The electoral commission, INEC, had two weeks ago declared the state's governorship election inconclusive following…

Voters in Bauchi

Supplementary Poll: Large turnout of voters in Bauchi

The supplementary elections being organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 36 polling units across 15 local governments of Bauchi State has so far witnessed large turnout of voters. In some of the polling units visited by our reporter, voters arrived the polling units as early as 7.30…

APC, PDP battle in supplementary governorship elections in five states (LIVE UPDATES)

After the March 9 governorship elections across the country, the polls in six states – Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto – were declared inconclusive. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained that the decision to declare the elections inconclusive was derived from Clause 34 (e) of its Regulation…

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Many feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Michika

An attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Michika town of Adamawa State on Monday night claimed many lives and left many more injured, fleeing residents have told PREMIUM TIMES. The military high command in Abuja had confirmed the attack in a statement by the director of Army Public Relations, Sagir…

Zonal National Vice chairman of APC, Mustapha Salisu addressing journalists

Adamawa Governorship: APC rejects results

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adamawa State on Monday rejected the declaration of the governorship election in the state inconclusive. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday said the election was inconclusive because the margin between the two top contestants was not as wide as the number…

At 6:38 INEC officials just arrived with sensitive materials at polling Unit Ajikamai ward Kurumbui Shendam LGA Plateau state

Adamawa Governorship: INEC to conduct rerun in 44 polling units

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Monday declared the Adamawa State governorship elections inconclusive. The electoral body blamed massive cancellation of votes as a result over voting, non-usage of card readers and electoral violence for its decision. This cancellation led to activation of the 'margin…

Umaru Fintiri

PDP in lead as INEC declares Adamawa governorship election inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Adamawa State governorship election, inconclusive. This was announced by the state returning officer, Andrew Haruna, a professor, who said the inconclusive declaration was necessitated by the margin of votes between the two top candidates which is lesser than total votes voided in…

Umaru Fintiri

PDP’s Fintiri leads in Adamawa after 18 out of 21 LGAs declared

The candidate of the People Democratic Party in Saturday's election, Ahmadu Fintiri, is leading in the governorship election in Adamawa State with over 20,000 votes advantage in 18 local government areas declared yet. Mr. Fintiri, a former acting governor of the state who ruled for only three months, is in…

APC’s Bindow wins in two local govts announced in Adamawa

The governor of Adamawa State, Jibrila Bindow, who is the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday's governorship election, has won in two local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to the results so far brought in by the returning officers…

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Two killed in suicide attack near Adamawa church

A suicide bomber on Sunday morning attacked Shuwa community in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State killing himself and a resident, a witness said. The attack occurred at about 7.30 a.m. near a village church at about the time residents were going for their Sunday service. "The suicide bomber…

Governor Bindow defeated in Adamawa government house polling unit

The Governor of Adamawa State, Jibrila Bindow, has lost the governorship poll at the four polling units located right in front of Government House Jimeta. Mr Bindow's main challenger is Umar Fintiri of the PDP. Mr Fintiri is a former acting governor of the state. Mr Bindow's party, APC, lost…

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PDP defeats APC in Atiku’s polling unit

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the governorship election in former Vice President Atiku Abubakar's polling Unit 012 of Ajiya Ward of Adamawa North Local Government Area. The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, and his wife also cast their votes at the unit. Mr Bello, whose house…

Voters on voting line

Atiku, SGF differ on low voter turnout in Adamawa

The governorship and state House of Assembly elections holding across Nigeria have so far witnessed an apathy of voters in many polling units in Adamawa State. But the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, expressed…

Voters on voting line

ANALYSIS: Delayed voting, malpractices, other lapses observed in February 23 elections

The 2019 presidential election has ended with the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. Polls for federal parliamentary seats have also seen the emergence of a new crop of lawmakers, including about 15 outgoing state governors. Although the election has been commended by many local and international observers, it was characterised…

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How Nigerian soldiers, Boko Haram destroyed Maiduguri homes on election day

In the morning of the Nigerian Election Day, residents of Maiduguri, Borno State, woke up to thunderous sounds of explosions as Nigerian soldiers exchanged fire with Boko Haram fighters attempting to invade the city. More than a dozen deafening explosions echoed over the city as residents cringed inside their homes.…

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state casting his vote his poling uni, Alhaji Kukawa, Lamisula Jabbamari/Lamisula ward of Maiduguri.

Governor Shettima wins Borno Central senatorial seat

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has won the senatorial seat of Borno Central district. The governor, who contested the senatorial seat on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated his strongest rival, Muhammed Abba-Aji of the People Democratic Party (PDP). Mr Abba-Aji had once represented the zone…

Ali Modu Sheriff

We’ve delivered our promise to Buhari in Borno – Ali Sheriff

Former Peoples Democratic Party National chairman, Ali Sheriff, who is now a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said on Monday that Borno State has fulfilled its promise to deliver most of its votes to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Sheriff, a former governor of the state, spoke to…

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Borno’s elections were rigged – PDP candidate

A candidate of People Democratic Party (PDP) for a Federal House of Representatives seat in Borno State, Fatima-Zara Sale, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies of colluding to rig Saturday's election results. Mrs Sale, who is contesting the Ngala, Dikwa,…

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Buhari wins more Borno LGAs

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the presidential elections in five more local governments in Borno. These include Mafa local government, the local government of the APC governorship candidate, Babagana Umara. Mafa local government has a total of 59,297 registered voters. Of that figure, 51,736…

President Muhammadu Buhari at the APC Caucus meeting today

Buhari beats Atiku in seven Borno LGAs displaced by Boko Haram

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, is in clear lead ahead of his major challenger, Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in seven local government areas that have been displaced by Boko Haram insurgency. Despite the reclaim of most local government areas that were once under…