Abdulkareem Haruna

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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…

Adamawa on map

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…

Nigerian troopsused to illustrate the story. [PHOTO CREDIT: The Guardian Nigeria]

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…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

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,…

Borno state on map used to illustrate the story

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…

Buhari, Governor Shettima win in Government House, Maiduguri

President Muhammadu Buhari and the Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, were on Saturday evening declared winners of the presidential and Borno central Senatorial district elections at the Government House polling unit. Mr Shettima who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Senate in the district, polled 608 votes…

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

Elections: Shettima expresses satisfaction with voters turnout

Governor of Borno State and a senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for Borno Central, Kashim Shettima, said he is impressed with large turnout of voters in the ongoing election especially in Maiduguri, the state capital. Mr. Shettima, who spoke shortly after casting his vote at his polling…

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Boko Haram: Multiple blasts rock Maiduguri, deadly attack in Geidam as Nigerian elections begin

Multiple blasts from bomb explosions suspected to be from the Boko Haram insurgents shook Maiduguri, Borno State, in the early hours of Saturday as Nigerians woke up on election day. The blasts, about 11 in number, were heard at about 6 a.m. It is not certain from which direction they…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

ANALYSIS: Presidential Election: How battleground states may be won and lost

While the economy remains a dominant factor for voters across the country, candidates are conscious of subtle peculiarities in battleground states. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has been acting lately like a challenger who feels he has enough momentum to upset President Muhammadu Buhari at…

IDP Camp used to illustrate the story

Election: Borno senatorial candidates protest relocation of IDPs

Some senatorial candidates for next Saturday’s general in Borno State have protested the relocation of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from their camps in Maiduguri to "unsafe locations." They said the movement of the IDPs back to their local government headquarters, where Boko Haram attacks still occur, was a ploy to…

Boko Haram has killed some Nigerian citizens

Elections: Boko Haram launches separate attacks in Borno, Yobe

Boko Haram insurgents on Saturday carried out coordinated attacks in different parts of North-east Nigeria, specifically targetting military locations. Military sources said at least six soldiers and two Boko Haram insurgents lost their lives in one of the attacks. The insurgents carried out these attacks on the day Nigerians were…

Boko Haram

Boko Haram strikes Maiduguri, kills 11

At least 11 people were killed on Saturday when Boko Haram gunmen and suicide bombers attacked a suburb of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, police said. Fifteen people were injured in the attack at and Polo general area. Witnesses said the attack occurred in the morning as residents were responding…

Election Eve: 15 PDP ward chairmen defect to APC

Fifteen ward chairmen of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno State on Friday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The defectors created confusion when they stormed Government House Maiduguri to declare their support for the ruling party. Their defection came a day to a…

Borno State, Kashim Shattima. [Photo credit: Pulse.ng]

Election: Borno declares Friday public holiday

The Borno State government has declared Friday as a public holiday ahead of this year's general elections. According to the state commissioner for home affairs, information and culture, Muhammed Bulama, the holiday is to enable the people prepare for the Saturday election. Mr Bulama made this known via a statement…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno governor speaks on his convoy’s ambush by Boko Haram

The governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Thursday, reacted to the ambush on his campaign convoy by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. Mr Shettima's campaign convoy came under attack on Tuesday evening while traveling along Maiduguri - Gamboru road. At least, four civilians and a soldier died in the bloody…