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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

UK, US speak on postponement of Nigeria general elections

“We urge the Nigerian people to come out to vote next weekend in the re-scheduled elections.”

Former Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu. [Photo credit: THISDAYLIVE]

Tinubu reacts to postponement of elections

Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for February 16 were shifted till February 23.

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Two reported killed, several INEC vehicles burnt in pre-election violence

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accuses politicians in the state of sponsoring the violence.

INEC office signpost

Election observers, CSOs react to rescheduling

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), few hours before the start of the election, declared that the election would not hold.

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

UN, international observers urge INEC to adhere to new election schedule

The groups call for calm and , say they stand in solidarity with the people of Nigeria.

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

The INEC chairman announced the presidential and parliamentary elections have been shifted by a week a few hours before commencement

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‘How 66 people were killed in Kaduna in two days’

The details came amid controversy over the accuracy of the details provided by the Kaduna government.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

Campaigns remain closed – INEC

Legally, campaigns are to be wrapped up 24 hours to the elections.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu at the stakeholders meeting

INEC lists five steps to addressing challenges before new election date

The election, initially scheduled to hold February 16, was moved by INEC some hours to the election citing logistics issues as the cause.

Boko Haram

Boko Haram strikes Maiduguri, kills 11

Fifteen people were injured in the attack at Gwozari, Kuahari and Polo general area.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu at the Press briefing

Why we postponed 2019 elections — INEC Chairman

The commission says there were attempts to sabotage its preparations.

Balarabe Musa

INEC was never prepared for 2019 polls — Balarabe Musa

Mr Musa says he is not surprised by the postponement of the polls.

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

Moghalu says election postponement shows APC, PDP failures

Mr Moghalu calls for calm.

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

Moghalu says election postponement shows APC, PDP failures

Mr Moghalu calls for calm.

Minister defends elections shift, says INEC has no sinister motive

The minister says the shift would allow APC to intensify its campaign for all candidates on the platform of the party.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Pix: Daily Post Nigeria]

FLASHBACK: What Buhari said when INEC postponed 2015 election

Mr Buhari had suggested that even with Boko Haram onslaught, the elections should be conducted.

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

Election Postponement: Atiku departs Adamawa for emergency meetings in Abuja

The opposition presidential candidate says he was shocked by postponement of 2019 elections.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Election Postponement: Buhari set to return to Abuja

The president is expected to preside over meetings this weekend.

President Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari speaks on postponement of 2019 general elections

INEC says elections had to be postponed due to logistics difficulty

Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Buhari condemns Kaduna killings

Among those killed were 22 children and 12 women.

Left to right: Allison Callery, Tobias Glucksman, Ambassador Hassan, Chad Weinberg and Julia Drude

Elections: U.S. not supporting any candidate, Nigerian diplomat, American officials say

“They (U.S. government) are neutral,” Nigerian diplomat says in Washington.

INEC office signpost

FOR THE RECORD: Full statement by INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announcing postponement of elections

The postponement means the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for February 16 will now hold on February 23.

How Nigerians reacted to postponement of elections

INEC early on Saturday said it could no longer go ahead with the election as scheduled.

Elections: Prominent Nigerian families divided by politics

The Sarakis, the Obasanjos and the Okupes are some prominent families where relatives publicly support different candidates.

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP condemns poll shift, blames APC

The 2019 general elections were postponed on Saturday.