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The APC Presidential Campaign Rally is happening in Sokoto. [PHOTO CREDIT: Twitter handle of The Buhari Centre]

Buhari wins Osun State

The All Progressives Congress has won the presidential election in Osun State. The party's candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, polled 347, 634 votes to defeat his closest contender, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who had 337, 377 votes. The result puts the number of states formally taken by the…

President Muhammadu Buhari

How Buhari won presidential election in Ekiti

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the presidential election in the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State. The state’s resident electoral commissioner, Idowu Olayinka, made the announcement on Monday. The APC polled 219, 231 votes to defeat his major contender, Atiku Abubakar of the…

Nigerian Soldiers

#NigeriaDecides2019: Army officer, six others killed in Rivers violence

A lieutenant in the Nigerian Army was killed in election violence in Rivers State, the army announced on Saturday evening. PREMIUM TIMES reported how at least four other people were earlier killed in violence in the state. The latest killings were contained in a statement by Sagir Musa, a colonel…

Voters standing in long cue at polling unit

Election: Go out and vote- Canada, U.K urge Nigerians

The Canadian and British High Commissions have called on Nigerians to exercise their civil rights by going out to vote at the rescheduled February 23 presidential election. The Canadian Embassy via its Twitter handle @CanHCNigeria on Friday, said Nigerians would decide their future by coming out to vote on election…

Maitama General Hospital

2019: Abuja community unveils demands for politicians

The Mabushi community in Abuja have itemised a list of infrastructure they need from political leaders, ahead of the general elections. The residents made their intentions known at the unveiling of the community's Charter of Demand, on Tuesday, at a town hall meeting in Abuja. The Charter of Demand tagged:…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official webpage of the Nigerian Army]

2019: Army vows to deal with electoral law violators

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has warned those planning to disrupt the upcoming election to desist as the army will not tolerate such actions. The official said the Nigerian Army would not hesitate to deal with such people "appropriately." President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday stirred the hornet nest…

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Gunmen kill APC ward chairman in Imo

Gunmen have shot dead Ifeanyi Ozoemena, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Logara/Umuohiagu Ward in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, PUNCH newspaper reports According to the report, Mr Ozoemena was murdered on Tuesday night shortly after presiding over a meeting of his party in…

Comptroller General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Jaafar Ahmed.

Election: Deployed prison personnel to get allowances after polls

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) says personnel deployed across the country for election duties would get their allowances after the rescheduled February 23 date for the 2019 general election. The agency made the clarification following a complaint made by a member of the prison service who asked not to be…

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

Atiku alleges plans to postpone elections in three northern states

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has reported plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to 'use' the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the forthcoming elections in Borno, Adamawa and Kaduna states. Mr Abubakar in a statement signed by a spokesperson, Phrank Shaibu, on Tuesday,…

INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (3rd, R); Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, Maria Arena (3rd, L); INEC Commissioners and other members of the Mission, during their visit to INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday (21/1/19). 00706/21/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NAN

Postponed Election: Foreign observers plead for visa extension

A South African based international election observer, the Pan African Women Project, has appealed to the federal government to extend the visas of all foreign observers to enable them remain until March 9, when the rescheduled polls are expected to take place . The group, which is accredited by the…

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

Election: Atiku accuses APC of training operatives in China to manipulate card readers

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has complained about what he described as the plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to slow down card readers in regions considered his strongholds. The PDP candidate stated this on Tuesday at an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at…

Muhammadu Buhari talking

Elections: ‘I am not afraid to lose’ – Buhari

President Buhari says he is not afraid to lose the presidential election rescheduled early Saturday morning to February 23. Mr Buhari spoke at a national caucus meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) held on Monday at the party's headquarters in Abuja over the postponement of the election. The…

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomole

Again, Oshiomhole attacks INEC, accuses commission of working with PDP

The National Chairman of Nigeria's ruling party, APC, has again accused the electoral commission, INEC, of working in cahoot with the main opposition party, PDP. PREMIUM TIMES reported how the party chairman made a similar accusation last week. Mr Oshiomhole made his latest allegation on Monday at the APC caucus…

Ballot papers used to illustrate the story

Election Postponement: INEC retrieves already distributed sensitive materials across Nigeria

To ensure the integrity of the rescheduled presidential and parliamentary elections, the electoral commission, INEC, has retrieved sensitive materials already distributed in most states of the federation. The materials were distributed last week in preparation for the February 16 election. However, hours before the commencement of the elections, the INEC…

INEC office signpost

Election observers, CSOs react to rescheduling

Following the shocking announcement on the postponement of the 16th of February to February 23, 2019, and Governorship/State Assembly elections from Saturday, 2, March 2019 to March 9, 2019, domestic election observers have expressed disappointment in the development. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), few hours before the start of…

From left: National Commissioner of INEC, Prof. Anthonia Simbine; Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu; and another National Commissioner, Mrs May Agbamuche-Mbu, during the INEC quarterly consultative meeting with political parties, in Abuja on Wednesday (4/6/18). 03572/4/6/2018/Hogan Bassey/NAN

Political parties react to INEC’s decision to postpone polls

Some political parties have reacted to the postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The INEC’s chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, on Saturday announced the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections few hours to the commencement of the February 16 polls. The commission cited logistics…

Voting exercise in Osun State.

Election: CODE launches technology to track security challenges

A non-governmental organisation, Connected Development [CODE], has launched a technology that would enable it observe and report security challenges during the nation's upcoming presidential and gubernatorial elections. The technology tagged, Uzabe, is an Open Situation Awareness Room (OSAR) initiative. In a statement signed by the communications officer for CODE, Kevwe…

Voting commence in Oshogbo. Aged people allowed to vote first.

FOR THE RECORD: Nigeria’s 73 presidential candidates (FULL LIST)

The 2019 presidential election will feature the highest number of candidates in Nigeria's history. Seventy-three out of the 91 registered political parties have presented candidates for the election holding on Saturday, February 16. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on January 17 released its final list of presidential candidates. Two…

Crucial numbers Nigerians, observers should know for general elections

As Nigerians prepare for Saturday's elections, there are some figures essential to take note of. Millions of Nigerians will go to their voting points tomorrow to vote for their preferred presidential candidates as well as senators and members of the House of representatives. A total of 73 presidential and vice…

British high commissioner Cartriona Laing board members of YAIGA Africa, American Ambassador to Nigeria Stuart Symington

U.S., UK call for peaceful Nigerian elections

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has said the UK and other foreign missions are in Nigeria because they want the election to be successful. Ms Laing said this on Thursday ahead of Nigeria’s elections on Saturday. She also said the United Kingdom (UK), United States, (US), European…

Map showing registered voters across geopolitical zones. [CREDIT: George Kaduna]

The key figures that matter in Nigeria’s 2019 general elections

Nigerians will go to the polls on Saturday, February 16, to elect a new president and members of the National Assembly for another term of four years. Governors and members of state Houses of Assembly are to be elected later on March 2. As the elections hold, Nigeria, Africa's most…

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

Elections: PDP sues INEC, opposes postponement of elections in any polling units

The main opposition party, PDP, has sued the electoral commission, INEC, over the use of card readers and postponement of elections. The party argues that INEC lacks the power to postpone elections in any voting units due to malfunctioning card readers. The PDP in the suit filed at the Federal…

Former Governor of Cross River, Donald Duke

SDP ‘expels Gana, suspends Duke’ as party insists on Buhari’s endorsement

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, has expelled former minister, Jerry Gana, and suspended its presidential candidate, Donald Duke, for alleged anti-party activities. Another chieftain of the party, Dipo Sonibare, was also suspended for similar allegations. The party also restated its support and endorsement of the presidential candidate…

W. Stuart Symington

Election: U.S. not taking sides, ambassador replies Buhari campaign team

The American ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has dismissed claims by the Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign Council that his country was subtly supporting the opposition as the general elections approach. The director, strategic communications of the team, Festus Keyamo, on Monday, lampooned Mr Symington and other Western diplomats saying their…

ICPC Head Office

Court convicts ex-AGIS officials over N7 million fraud

A court in Abuja on Monday convicted a former staffer of the Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS), Mark Egwuma, and a businessman, Emmanuel Madubueze, for fraud. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), according to a statement signed by its spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa, said the duo were…