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Pic. 54. All Progressives Congress (APC), National Leader Bola Tinubu voting at Ikeja Local Government Alausa/Oregun/Olusosun Ward 03 Unit 047 during the Governorship and Houses of Assembly Elections in

#NigeriaDecides2019: Official Governorship Results (LIVE UPDATES)

The governorship elections took place in only 29 states.

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal

Sokoto Governorship: Tambuwal in early lead; wins 5 of 6 LGAs

The governor is contesting against his closest rival, Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Ethiopian Airline

All 157 persons on board Ethiopian Airlines die in crash

There were 147 passengers and eight crew members on board the Ethiopian Airline


Suspected bandits kill 16, injure many in Zamfara

The lawmaker representing Zurmi/Shinkafi in the House of Representatives, Husseini Moroki, confirmed the report to journalists on Saturday.

Locally made guns used to illustrate the story

Elections: Another person shot dead in Ibadan

A lawmaker was earlier shot dead in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

7:20 Uyo LGA Ward 6, Unit 12 Materials have arrived. Voters and officials are ready, waiting for 8AM.

#NigeriaDecides2019: Official House of Assembly Results (LIVE UPDATES)

The results for the states house of assembly are now coming in after collation in the wards and local government collation centers

12:46pm: PU3, Ward 1, Osogbo, Osun Central Voting on going peacefully. The Presiding officer who spoke briefly with our observer, Ben- Osain said the voters have been complying. We however observe that there is only one female police officer manning the polling unit

Elections: Two killed in Anambra

47 persons were also arrested for various electoral offences.

#NigeriaDecides2019: Official results from wards, local govts (LIVE UPDATES)

PREMIUM TIMES earlier presented results from the various polling units across the country.

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 sacks collation, returning officers in Imo

The officials were accused of compromising the electoral process during the presidential and National Assembly elections

10:26am. Ward 1, PU 007. Enugu state. Thugs hired by APC says they have been charged to monitor elections and cause trouble where necessary

Election observer ‘killed’ in Enugu

Police said a “local election observer” was shot, but said they were yet to confirm the man’s name and whether he was dead.

APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

How we seized bags of cash from Benue APC governorship candidate — EFCC

Supporters of Emmanuel Jime attacked anti-graft officers during the recovery on Saturday, the agency said.

#NigeriaDecides2019: Results from polling units across Nigeria (LIVE UPDATES)

Millions of Nigerians on Saturday went to the polls to elect governors and state lawmakers.

Nigerian Police [Photo credit: Today.ng]

Shooting, ballot box snatching spread in Kogi capital

A man was shot when thugs invaded the polling unit to snatch ballot box and other materials.

APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

APC governorship candidate caught with bags of cash

The APC candidate was intercepted by operatives of the anti-graft agency, EFCC, for alleged vote-buying.

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

Ballot box stuffing at PDP governorship candidate’s polling unit

The boxes were not sealed and the people voted without restriction.

NYSC Corps members

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

Many of the ad-hoc staff admitted that the preparations were better than that of the presidential election.

7:20 Uyo LGA Ward 6, Unit 12 Materials have arrived. Voters and officials are ready, waiting for 8AM.

Nigerians to elect 29 governors, 991 state legislators

INEC is also conducting supplementary elections in 14 States.

Voters on voting line

#NigeriaDecides2019: Nigerians elect state governors, lawmakers (LIVE UPDATES)

Voters in 29 Nigerian states would elect governors while new state assemblies would be elected in all 36 states.

Godswill Akpabio

Why I withdrew my election case from court – Akpabio

Mr Akpabio accused INEC of tampering with election results.

Darius Ishaku, Taraba State Governor

Flared tempers trail arrest of top PDP officials in Taraba

Two top PDP officials in Taraba including a lawmaker were arrested.

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

ANALYSIS: How PDP’s Ihedioha may gain from APC’s ‘civil war’ in Imo

Of the four main Imo governorship contestants, three were in the APC up till last year.

Amaechi and Wike

Security fears in Rivers ahead of governorship election

Residents fear there will be outbreak of violence.

Burnt INEC office at Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, Akwa Ibom Photo by Cletus Ukpong

Fire engulfs INEC office in Akwa Ibom

“We heard an explosion inside the building, when we rushed to check what it was, we saw flames of fire.”

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

ANALYSIS: How Kano governorship election could determine fate of Kwankwaso, Ganduje

The outcome of the elections may not only determine the next governor, but also the fate of the major actors in Kano politics.

Adamawa Governor, Muhammadu Bindow

ANALYSIS: In Adamawa, opposition momentum is real ahead of guber poll

The outcome of February 23 elections has put Gov Bindow under immense pressure from his main challenger, Umaru Fintiri.