Abdulkareem Haruna

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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…

President Muhammadu Buhari and Ex-Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima

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…

explosion

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…

Governor Kashim Shettima

Boko Haram ambushes Borno governor’s convoy, kills soldier, four others

The convoy of the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was on Tuesday ambushed by Boko Haram gunmen while on his way to campaign in a remote border village, eyewitnesses said. The attack occurred along the Maiduguri-Gambu road which leads to Chad Republic. The governor's spokesman, Isa Gusau, confirmed the incident…

The Sultan of Sokoto commissioning the mosque in Borno

Sultan, 20 northern emirs commission Borno’s grand mosque

The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Abubakar (III), on Friday in Maiduguri, Borno State, led 20 emirs to commission the city's Central Mosque. The structure was recently completed, 32 years after its foundation was laid. The sultan was accompanied by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido-Sanusi, and others from across northern…

Buhari and Atiku (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Atiku campaigns in Maiduguri, asks electorates to reject Buhari over failed promises

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, was on Wednesday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in continuation of his campaign. Mr Abubakar is seeking to unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in next week’s general elections. The former vice president called on the people of Borno State…

Cross section of IDPs

How eight Borno local govts ravaged by Boko Haram will vote – INEC

Over 400,000 registered voters in eight Borno local governments must vote in internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in order to partake in the general elections. This figure is about 20 per cent of the total 2.3 million registered voters in the state. Many of the 409,813 voters affected are already…

Internally Displaced Persons

410,000 IDPs to vote in Borno camps – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said 409,813 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from eight local government areas of Borno State would be casting their votes in camps within and outside Maiduguri, the state capital. Many communities in the North-east state have been affected by the activities of the…

Baga IDP protest, in Borno State.

Why we protested in Maiduguri – IDPs

On Tuesday, hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Baga took to the streets of Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital, to protest. Their protest was on allegations of hunger and poor treatment by officials managing their affairs in the camp. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the protesters barricaded the major highway which…

Hungry Baga IDPs protest in Maiduguri

Hundreds of internally displaced persons (IDPs) who recently fled from Baga took over a major highway in Maiduguri to protest days of hunger. The protesting IDPs took to the Maiduguri-Damaturu road to protest alleged government neglect. Teargas canisters were fired at the protesting women and children who were destroying properties…