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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent at PREMIUM TIMES. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where he also obtained an Masters's degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Twitter: @nastogo

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APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

VIDEO: APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Emmanuel Jime, has been caught with a bag full of cash on election day. Mr Jime was intercepted by operatives of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, for alleged vote-buying. The incident occurred around a polling unit in North Bank…

APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, Emmanuel Jime, has been caught with a bag full of cash on election day. Mr Jime was intercepted by operatives of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, for alleged vote-buying. The incident occurred around a polling unit in North Bank…

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

Governor Ortom alleges sponsored attacks by APC

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sponsoring attacks against communities in his local government. The governor stated this after casting his vote at polling unit 003, Nzorov Ward, Gbajimba, Guma Local Government Area. Mr Ortom defected from the APC to the…

NYSC Corps members

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…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

Elections: Yahaya Bello assures of tighter security for Saturday’s elections

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured citizens of his state of maximum security for the upcoming elections. The governor, who stated this on Friday in a state broadcast, said efforts have been doubled to ensure the Saturday polls is more peaceful than the presidential and National Assembly election…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP writes INEC, accuses it of rigging polls for APC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), accusing it of colluding with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections. The party stated this in a letter signed by its National Chairman, Uche Secondus, which was…

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter page of Rotimi Amaechi]

Amaechi speaks on Rivers election violence

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has denied involvement in the recent election violence that erupted in some parts of Rivers State. The Army had announced that a lieutenant in the Nigerian Army was killed in the violence that ensued in Rivers State during the last presidential and National Assembly…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

ANALYSIS: How Ortom, Jime will fare in Benue governorship election

All eyes will be on Benue State, ahead of the governorship election that will determine who pilots the affairs of the state for the next four year. The race will be a straight fight between two major political parties; the ruling party, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All…

UPDATED: PDP to petition UN over alleged militarisation of February 23 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has vowed to petition the United Nations (UN) and other global democratic institutions over the role the military played during the last presidential and legislative polls which it said led to killings in some parts of the country. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,…

Atiku Abubakar

PDP holds emergency caucus meeting

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled an emergency expanded caucus meeting on Monday. The meeting, scheduled for 12 noon, was yet to commence by 1p.m. The meeting is expected to be centered on the party’s decision to seek redress in court over the outcome of the presidential election. The…

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…

George Akume

APC Senator, George Akume, loses re-election bid

Former Benue State governor and incumbent senator representing Benue North-West Senatorial district, George Akume, has lost his bid to return to the Senate for the fourth time. Mr. Akume of the All Progressives Congress was defeated by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Orker Jev, a member of the…

Atiku Abubakar, Benue

Atiku narrowly defeats Buhari in Benue

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Benue State. The former vice president defeated the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his main challenger. Announcing the result in the state collation office in Makurdi in the…

Benue on map

PDP declared winner of Makurdi/Guma federal constituency

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ben Mzomdu, has been declared the winner to represent Makurdi/Guma federal constituency of Benue State. Mr Mzomdu polled a total of 50,447 votes to beat his closest rival, Utaan Terhide, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled a total of 37,716…

Former Minister of Interior, Abba Moro being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission at the Federal High Court

Abba Moro, who supervised fatal recuritment exercise, wins senatorial seat

A former interior minister, Abba Moro, of the Peoples Democratic Party has been declared as winner for Benue South Senatorial seat. Mr Moro polled 85,162 votes to beat his closest rival, Stephen Lawani of the All Progressives Congress (APC). His victory was declared on Monday in Otukpo by the INEC…

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

Atiku takes early lead in Benue

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has taken an early lead ahead of Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Benue State, based on results declared so far. The PDP has won in 10 out of 14 local governments declared so far. The APC…

9:31: Governor samuel Ortom arrives PU003, Nzoro Ward 08, Gbajimba, Guma local government of Benue State, in company of his wife. Voting has commenced

Ortom, David Mark, others storm INEC Benue collation centre

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Sunday evening stormed the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Makurdi, the state capital, shortly after collation started. The governor was accompanied by two former senate presidents, David Mark and Iyorchia Ayu, and well as the senatorial candidate of the…

9:31: Governor samuel Ortom arrives PU003, Nzoro Ward 08, Gbajimba, Guma local government of Benue State, in company of his wife. Voting has commenced

It’s flawless victory for Atiku in Ortom’s local govt

The Peoples Democratic Party has won all the elections in the polling unit of the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom. Mr Ortom voted at the Government Secondary School Gbajimba, Polling Unit 003, Tsofon Kasuwa, Nzoro ward of Guma Local Government Area. According to the results from his polling unit, Atiku…

Muhammadu Buhari voting

Buhari defeats Atiku at Benue govt house unit

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has defeated Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Government House Makurdi polling unit. President Buhari defeated Mr Abubakar by a single vote. He polled 125 as against the former’s 124. Benue State is controlled by the…

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

Benue governor casts his vote, alleges arrest of PDP agent

The Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, cast his vote at 9:50 a.m at PU 003, Nzoro Ward 08, Gbajimba, Guma local government of the state. The governor, who was accompanied by his wife, Eunice, expressed confidence that his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the election. Mr Ortom,…

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

PDP drags Buhari to court over ballot snatching directive

Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dragged President Muhammadu Buhari before an FCT high court over his controversial directive to the military on ballot box snatching. President Buhari on Monday said all those planning to snatch ballot boxes may be carrying out their last illegal acts. The president…

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…

Yakubu Dogara

Dogara publicly tackles Buhari

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, in what is believed to be his first public condemnation of the president since leaving the ruling party last year. Speaking at an emergency meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party's National Executive Commitee on Tuesday, Mr…

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…

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus

Polls Postponement: PDP to hold emergency NEC meeting Tuesday

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will on Tuesday hold an emergency national executive committee (NEC) meeting, a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, has disclosed. The meeting is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the presidential and National Assembly elections by a week to February…