North Central

Voters are already at their polling units around Bauchi metropolis waiting for the arrival of INEC officials.

INEC postpones elections in Kogi local govt

An INEC official told PREMIUM TIMES that there was a mix up in the distribution of election materials in the area.

Samuel Ortom, Benue State Governor

Governor Ortom alleges sponsored attacks by APC

The governor says suspected herdsmen allegedly sponsored by the APC attacked a house

Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Ignore message of Kwara APC governorship candidate’s withdrawal – Reps member

Mr Abdulrasaq was said to have stepped down due to the WAEC scandal he is enmeshed in.

As at 9:00am, accreditation and voting has already commenced simultaneously in 15 PUs in 5 of the wards visited in Ejigbo town, Ejigbo LGA. Asides minor scuffles by voters that cued of in long lines, the process has been hitchfree so far. The cubicles were placed sideways so that to ensure voter secrecy as INEC promised. Earlier signs of rain has reduced as the weather starts getting clearer. There were delays due to hitches caused by some malfunctioning card readers in ward 1, unit 5 at Bada Sakasaka. There was a bit of exchange of words between voters cueing up at Ward 1, unit 1 in Ejigbo town hall, directly opposite the central Mosque. The total number of registered voters there is 739. Voting continued normally at all units in Ward 2: unit 4 in Ogbabijo area; unit 10 a and b, DC primary school, Iwo road; unit 5 in Elejigbo has 540 registered voters while Unit 6 in Aromadu area boasts of 714 and unit 13 in Aluokoso a shy less with 451 registers voters. Ward 3: unit 1 in Beulah Baptist School is with the highest number of registered voters so far, 1,053. However, there was no hitches. Ward5: As at 9:20am, there was increased presence of security personnel at some units in ward 5. While unit 3 in Akinde/Asaru road appear normal, irregular movement and accosting of voters by party agents was noticed at unit 4 directly opposite Ayegbogbo primary health Centre in Ejigbo town.

Thugs set ablaze primary school containing electoral materials in Benue

No official of the commission including ad hoc staff was hurt.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Elections: New commissioner of police deployed to Benue

7,480 security personnel drafted for election duties in the state.

Benue on map

32 candidates to contest Benue governorship election

There are 432 candidates contesting for the 32 seats in the state house of assembly.

Voters on voting line

Election: Underage voters will be dealt with in Plateau – INEC

The official expresses INEC’s readiness for the polls.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

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

Kogi was amongst the few states that witnessed violence during the presidential elections two weeks ago.

INEC CHAIRMAN, MAHMOOD YAKUBU

373 candidates to feature in Saturday’s poll in Kwara

338 of the candidates would feature in the House of Assembly poll, while the rest 35 would take part in the governorship election.

Nigerian police force

Elections: FCT Police restricts vehicular movement on Saturday

The Force says only ambulances, Fire Service trucks and others on essential duty would be exempted from the restriction.

Nigerian Police officers on duty

Elections: FCT Police restricts vehicular movement

Fire Service trucks and others on essential duty exempted from the restriction.

Voters on voting line

487 candidates vying for 25 assembly seats in Kogi — INEC

Supplementary elections for Kogi East senatorial seat and three federal constituency seats would also hold Saturday.

Maku still in Nasarawa governorship race – APGA

A party official dismissed rumours of Mr Maku’s withdrawal from the race.

NAPTIP Office [Photo: Nigerian Pilot]

NAPTIP arrests man for allegedly raping minor

The suspect also reportedly impregnated the victim.

court of appeal

Alleged homicide: Court remands two men pending DPP advice

The magistrate, Rose Iyorshe, who gave the order, adjourned the case until April 30 for further mention.

Nigerian Police officers used to illustrate the story

INEC official laments murder of three people during Kogi presidential election

He promised that the distribution of materials to local governments in the state would start on Thursday.

Kwara State APC Gubernatorial candidate for the 2019 General elections, Abdulrahman Abdulrasaq (M), and their supporters, during their rally in Ilorin on Thursday (10/1/19). 00276/10/1/2019/Yinka Owolewa/ ICE/NAN

Guber Poll: 35 political parties adopt APC candidate in Kwara

The parties have also asked their members to vote for APC candidates for the State House of Assembly.

High tension electric powerlines

Two electrocuted in Jos while working on bank building

Eye-witnesses say the incident occurred when an iron ladder the artisans were standing on touched a high tension wire

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state.

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

The race will be a straight fight between the two major political parties.

Benue State House of Assembly

Misappropriation: Benue Assembly extends suspension of LG chairmen

The chairmen were indicted for allegedly misappropriating local government funds, gross misconduct, abuse of office and truancy.

FILE PHOTO: Sensitive and insensitive materials for elections 01431/16/2/2019/Jones Bamidele/NAN

INEC takes delivery of sensitive materials in Niger – REC

The materials will be distributed on Wednesday.

Governor Abubakar Bello

Familiar rivals face off again in Niger State governorship race

Abubakar Bello of the APC defeated Umar Nasko of the PDP in 2015 to be elected governor

Dino Melaye

Alleged Attempted Suicide: Melaye docked, granted N5m bail

The senator faces a six-count charge bordering on attempted suicide and attempt to escape from police custody.

From Left: Sunday Salako, 1st deputy president TUC, Musa Lawal, Secretary General TUC, Ayuba Wabba, NLC

NLC advises Plateau workers to vote labour-friendly candidates

The chairman stated that the NLC was merely re-echoing the directive of the National President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba.

Mr Ogbuja, sitting to the far right, is awaiting the start of trial.

More women accuse detained lecturer of sexual harrasment

Mr Ogbuja is currently facing trial for allegedly raping 13-year-old Ochanya Ogbanje repeatedly till the victim contracted VVF and died.