azeezat

Azeezat Adedigba is an education reporter at PREMIUM TIMES. She holds a degree in Mass communication from the University of Jos.  She loves music and arts.

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From left: Former Vice President Namadi Sambo; Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Aspirant, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar during the PDP Stakeholders Town Hall Meeting in Kaduna on Wednesday 20/2/2019 01543/20/2/2019/Ibrahim Bashir/ICE/NAN

UPDATED: PDP asks INEC to stop announcement of presidential election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, to discontinue the announcement of the presidential election results. The party made the call in a press conference addressed by the deputy director-general of the PDP presidential campaign organisation, Kabiru Turaki,…

President Muhammadu Buhari discussing with Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige during the submission of the report of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimium Wage at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (6/11/18)

Ngige threatens to sue over Buhari’s defeat in Anambra

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the defeat of Muhammadu Buhari in Anambra State in Saturday’s poll. The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar, recorded a landslide victory in Anambra State, polling 487,550 votes to defeat Mr…

Rivers state on map

INEC officials accuse Nigerian Army of disrupting elections in Rivers

The electoral officers for Ikwerre, Okrika and Ahoada West local governments in Rivers State have accused the Nigeria army of disrupting elections. Emavwoyan Efeturi, Leo Okon and Emotion Niki from the three areas came to the collation centre Monday night without their respective collation officers. The trio said there was…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP rejects presidential election results

Nigeria's main opposition party, PDP, has rejected the yet to be concluded result of the presidential election. The results are currently being announced in Abuja with less than a third of Nigeria's 36 states already announced. The PDP, in a statement by its national chairman, Uche Secondus, however, said the…

Amosun wins Ogun senatorial seat

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has emerged senator-elect of Ogun Central Senatorial district in Ogun state with 88,110 votes. Mr Amosun won with a margin of 51,009 votes as he had a total of 88,110 votes, as against the candidate with the second maximum votes, Titi Oseni of ADC,…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu speaking during the formal opening of the 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections Result Collation Centre, in Abuja on Sunday (24/2/19). 01726/24/2/2019/BJO/NAN

INEC commences final declaration of presidential election result Monday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the declaration of the results for the 2019 presidential election. INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement in a live broadcast in Abuja Sunday night while declaring the collation centre open. He said announcements of the presidential results will commence on Monday…

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JAMB to transport candidates with biometric difficulties for exam in Abuja

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said no fewer than 22 candidates with biometric registration challenges would sit for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the headquarters of the board in Abuja. The board also said it will be responsible for the cost of transportation of…

#NigeriaDecides2019: Major events at collation centres across Nigeria (LIVE UPDATES)

As collation of results for the Saturday's general elections continues across the country, major incidents are happening at the collation centres. There have been cases of attacks by thugs, soldiers chasing out reporters and observers, and other unfortunate incidents at the collation centres. Millions of Nigerians went to the polls…

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari

Atiku defeats Buhari at Tambuwal’s polling Unit.

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, narrowly defeated President Muhammadu Buhari ‎of the All Progressives Congress at the polling unit of Governor Aminu Tambuwal in Sokoto State. The governor voted at Unit 011, JNI Nizamiyyah Islamic School in Tambuwal, Tambuwal Local Government Area, at 11:45…

Voters on voting line

INEC official refuses to paste result; harasses election observer

A presiding officer at Polling Unit 3, ward 2, Brass Local Government in Bayelsa State on Saturday refused to paste the election result of the 2019 presidential and senatorial election as permitted by law. The officer, who is a corps member and ad-hoc staffer of the Independent National Electoral Commission…

Omoyele Sowore

Sowore wins own polling unit, floors Buhari, Atiku

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, won his polling unit on Saturday. Mr Sowore cast his vote at RCM Primary School, Apoi Ward II, Unit 005 in Kiribo, Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Earlier, the presidential candidate commended the large turnout that greeted…

Nigeria’s Information minister, Lai Mohammed,

APC floors PDP in Lai Mohammed’s Polling Unit

The All Progressives Congress has won the three elections in the polling unit of the information minister, Lai Mohammed. Mr Mohammed voted at his PU 06, Oro, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State. Mr Mohammed's party, APC, defeated its main challenger, PDP, in the presidential, Senate and House of…

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Boko Haram ‘stops Yobe governor from voting’

Boko Haram terrorists Saturday prevented the Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam, from voting, Channels TV has reported. The situation followed reports of attacks on two communities in the early hours of Saturday. The first attack occurred in Gaidam town early in the day, which has already been brought under control…

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#NigeriaDecides2019: Card readers remain a challenge

Despite the Independent Nations Electoral Commission (INEC) repeatedly assuring the smart card reader will not pose a challenge at the elections this year, reports from parts of the country indicated the malfunctioning of the device caused delays and frustration for voters. The card reader was introduced in the 2015 election.…

Former Nigerian Head of State, Yakubu Gowon. [Photo credit: The Guardian Nigeria]

Yakubu Gowon observes election in Abuja

A former Head of State, Yakubu Gowon, is currently observing the election process in Abuja. A report on Channels Television monitored by Premium Times showed Mr Gowon with other election observers in the Federal Capital Territory. Mr Gowon led Nigeria from 1966 to 1975. He took power after one military…

A former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Kingsley Moghalu

Moghalu slams INEC, says Commission not prepared for polls

The presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) Kingsley Moghalu, has expressed disappointment over the failure of card readers in his ward, Akabueze in Nnewi, Anambra state. According to a report monitored on Channels Television, Mr Moghalu explained that there are three polling units in his area and that…

Senate President Bukola Saraki and former president, OLusegun Obasanjo. [PHoto credit: THISDAY]

Obasanjo, Tinubu, Saraki cast their votes

A former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, a leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, have all cast their votes in the ongoing general elections. Mr Obasanjo voted at ward 11, unit 22, Olusomi Compound, Abeokuta-North Local Government Area of Ogun State after a…

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo, voted on Saturday at the Code 33, Polling Unit II, Victoria Garden City(VGC), Lagos at 10.53a.m.

Buhari and I deserve second term in office – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said he and President Muhammadu Buhari deserved a second term in office. He spoke after he and his wife, Dolapo voted at PU 2 Code 33 in Victoria Garden City, Lagos. Mr Osinbajo is the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr…

Atiku and Titi Abubakar have voted

I look forward to a successful transition – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, says he is looking forward to a successful transition after the presidential election. Mr Abubakar said this minutes after casting his vote at his polling unit of Ajiya in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Mr Abubakar…

PDP presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar. [PHOTO CREDIT: Atiku Twitter handle]

Atiku casts his vote

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has cast his vote at his polling unit in Ajiya in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State. He voted almost two hours after the polls opened nationwide. Mr Abubakar arrived alongside his wife, Titi, at 9:55 a.m.…

9:21am, Edo State, Egor Local Government, RA 04, Egor, PU 007, Topper Garage/Market Square, Egor 1 - voting is yet to commence and there are 3 voting points, However the voters list has been pasted on the wall, people have formed a long queue but the election officials are yet to set up the materials due to their later arrival and the overwhelming crowd.

Voting delayed in parts of Nigeria

As the Nigerian general elections finally kicked off on Saturday after a one-week postponement, the process suffered delays due to the late arrival of officials and materials in parts of the country. A total of 73 candidates are participating in the presidential election, which is holding on Saturday alongside elections…

Buhari, first to vote in polling unt

Buhari first to vote in polling unit

President Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote in Daura, his home town in Katsina State. The president voted at about 8:05 a.m, the first person to do so in Polling Unit 003 at Sarkin Yara Ward in Daura Local Government Area. It took Mr Buhari only a few minutes to…

File photo of Students writing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Mock Examination, at Mater Dei High School Imiringi in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday (29/4/17).

Election: JAMB mulls postponement of UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is considering shifting the date of this year's examination, an official has said. This development comes as an effect of the postponed 2019 general election. The polls were to open on February 16 with the presidential and parliamentary elections until the Independent National Electoral…

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JAMB considers postponement of 2019 examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board is considering a postponement of this year's entrance examination into higher institutions. The board also announced a postponement of the mock examination earlier scheduled for February 23. The postponement of the mock examination is due to the presidential and parliamentary elections which will hold…

Carl LeVan [Photo: Cornell University]

Why APC won 2015 general election – American Don

An associate professor from America University, Carl LeVan, has explained why he thinks the ruling party, All Party Congress (APC) won the 2015 general election. Mr LeVan gave an analysis during a development discourse organised by Nextier SPD in Abuja on Monday. The discussion was based on his new book…