kemibusari

Kemi Busari is a senior reporter covering the Nigerian Senate for PREMIUM TIMES. He has interest in human rights and has won awards for his works, including the Hans Verploeg Award and the PwC Business reporting award. Twitter: @kemi_busari

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How INEC prepared for Saturday’s elections, treated ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced final distribution of sensitive and non-sensitive voting materials on Friday. As of Friday night, almost all registration area centres (RACs) had received or were about to receive voting materials, PREMIUM TIMES and Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) found in separate observations from…

Kaduna State map used to illustrate the story.

3,008 card readers deployed for elections in Kaduna – REC

A total of 3, 008 card readers will be used for Saturday's governorship and state House of Assembly elections, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kaduna State, Abdullahi Kaugama, has said. Mr Kaugama said this while addressing journalists at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Ungwar Rimi Friday afternoon.…

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Properties destroyed as APC, PDP supporters clash in Kaduna

Many cars were destroyed when rival party supporters clashed in Kurmin Gwari in Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday. The clash between loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) left a yet to be ascertained number injured, residents said. Calm had…

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai

ANALYSIS: Major factors that will determine Kaduna governorship election

A lot of factors will determine choices when voters in Kaduna State throng out on Saturday, March 9, to elect a governor who will pilot the affairs of the state for the next four years. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission cleared 36 candidates for the election, the race is…

Kaduna local barbers shaving their customers

SPECIAL REPORT: Inside the unsafe haircutting practices in Nigeria (2)

In this second part on the old hair cutting methods still in use in major Nigerian cities, Kemi Busari highlights the risk in sharing blades and other unsterilized shaving tools. Read the first part here.     Located opposite the popular Y-junction at Oremeji in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital,…

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…

Chairman of Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Rochas Okorocha speaking with reporters after a meeting of APC governors with President Muhammadu Buhari in the State House Presidential Villa

APC crises deepen as Okorocha, VON DG react to suspension

Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, the cracks within his party have again come to the fore. Mr Buhari is considered a rallying point for diverse interests within the APC. All interests within the party worked together for his victory. However, some…

Abdulrasheed maina

Fugitive ex-pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, congratulates Buhari on election victory

The fugitive former pension boss, Abdulrasheed Maina, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. Mr Maina, who has been on the run for years, said he would continue to give Mr Buhari’s administration "necessary support." “On behalf of myself and my family, I wish to congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari…

Nigerian police force

Police confirm 29 dead in fresh Kajuru killings

The Police have confirmed the death of 29 persons including a policeman in a fresh attack in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Tuesday morning. The police spoke hours after survivors of the attack told PREMIUM TIMES that over 30 bodies were interred after violence that occurred in…

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Over 30 buried after fresh Kajuru killings – Residents

Over 30 bodies have been interred after violence that occurred in Maro Karami Village in Kajuru local Government Area of Kaduna State, residents say. Survivors and security agencies are still combing the bushes for more bodies, multiple sources told PREMIUM TIMES Tuesday evening. The latest crisis that broke out Tuesday…

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How fresh Kajuru killings occured – Survivors

A fresh crisis that broke out in troubled Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna has claimed a yet to be ascertained number of lives. A resident, Paulina Irimiya, said the attack occurred around 6.30a.m. Tuesday morning. A traumatised Mrs Irimiya alleged that the attacks were carried out by armed Fulani…

10.24a.m., Shehu Sani votes at polling unit 20, Ungwar Seriki ward

Kaduna Central: Shehu Sani out as INEC declares APC’s Uba Sani winner

Shehu Sani, the lawmaker currently representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, has lost his bid to return to the Senate. The senator, who contested under the flagship of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP), lost to his rival, Uba Sani. Uba Sani, an aide to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, contested…

Buhari wins 15 of 23 Kaduna local govts

President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged winner in 15 of the 23 local government areas in Kaduna State. Mr Buhari is seeking re-election as Nigeria's president under the All Progressives Congress (APC). The results from the 23 local governments were received Monday evening. Mr Buhari polled a total of 993, 482…

14:03pm Kilimakunu Open Space Ward 12 Unit 007 There is are few people on the queue waiting to cast their vote and they are concerned about the time it would take to complete the voting in order to start counting their votes.

Buhari wins 15 of 23 Kaduna local govts

President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged the winner in 15 of the 23 local governments in Kaduna State. Mr Buhari is seeking re-election as Nigeria's president under the All Progressives Congress (APC). His main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, won in the remaining eight local governments. The margin surfaced after results from the…

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After 11 local governments’ results, APC leads in Kaduna

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is currently leading in Kaduna State. After collation of results from 11 local governments, Mr Buhari polled 362,337 votes. His main rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, so far, garnered 254,909. Of the 11 local…

El-Rufai on queue at polling unit 024,Ungwar Seriki ward. He arrived with his wife by 9.20a.m.

Election: Kaduna police vow to deal with protesters

The police in Kaduna will 'not take it lightly' with anyone who stages any unlawful protest in the state, Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State command, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has said. Mr Abdurrahman, on Sunday, warned anyone planning to stage a protest in any part of the state on Monday to shelve…

El-Rufai on queue at polling unit 024,Ungwar Seriki ward. He arrived with his wife by 9.20a.m.

El-Rufai sweeps polling unit for Buhari, APC

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday garnered 371 votes at Governor Nasir El-Rufai's polling unit. Having queued for four hours, the governor, in the afternoon, voted at polling unit 24, Ungwar Sarki ward. INEC ad-hoc staff had a tough time computing results for the polling unit making the process to run…

10.24a.m., Shehu Sani votes at polling unit 20, Ungwar Seriki ward

With wide margin, Shehu Sani loses polling unit

Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, has lost his polling unit to a rival, Uba Sani. Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The incumbent voted at Polling…

The senator representing Kaduna Central in the National Assembly, Shehu Sani

Why I changed my polling unit – Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani, the Senator representing Kaduna Central was expected to vote in Tudun Wada but he never showed up at his customary polling unit in Tudun Wada area on Saturday. Instead, the lawmaker seeking a return to the Senate, voted at polling unit 20, Ungwar Seriki ward in Kaduna North…

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INEC staff, election materials arrive late at many Kaduna polling units

Over 30 minutes after the commencement time stipulated by INEC, accreditation and voting is yet to start in many polling units in Kaduna, the Kaduna State capital. PREMIUM TIMES reporter visited about 15 polling units in Sabon Tasha, Kakuri, Romi and Trikania areas. The areas fall under Chikun and Kaduna…

Voters standing in long cue at polling unit

Election materials fully deployed in Kaduna – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has sent materials needed for Saturday’s election to the 23 local government offices in Kaduna State, an official of the commission has said. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES Friday afternoon, a spokesperson of the commission, Sani Abdulfattah, said electoral officers were asked to…

Miyetti Allah releases names of 131 victims of Kajuru, Kaduna violence

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has released 131 names of "Fulani pastoralists" it said was killed in violence in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Out of the 131, the association said 66 have been buried while another 65 are missing since the attacks. PREMIUM…

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…

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government]

Kajuru killings: Police disown casualty figures announced by El-Rufai

The Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdurrahman, has disowned both figures announced by Governor Nasir El-Rufai as casualties in Gidan Maro an Iri axis of Kajuru Local Government of Kaduna State. Mr Abdurrahman said the police are still investigating and won’t quote or confirm any figure until their probe…

Kaduna State governor, Nasiru El-Rufai at Kajuru. [PHOTO CREDIT: Kaduna State Government]

Kajuru Killings: Kaduna govt to set up IDP camp in troubled areas — Official

The Kaduna State Government is intensifying efforts to resettle survivors of the violent killings in Kajuru Local Government area, a state official has said. To this effect, the government is working to put up an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp within the next 72 hours. Ben Kure, the Executive Secretary…