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Voting going on smoothly at PU002 in Atawa village, Rimin Gado local hovernment area Kano. This is contrary to reports we recevied earlier that no election is holding in the area

EU Mission reports widespread violence, vote buying in Kano supplementary elections

Violence, vote trading and intimidation of voters characterised the February 23 supplementary governorship election in Kano State, the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) said on Monday in its report of the exercise monitored by 20 of its observers. The mission said it was disturbed that both the Independent…

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Fire razes seven classrooms in Badawa Secondary School, Kano

An early morning fire outbreak on Monday destroyed seven classrooms at Badawa Secondary School in Kano. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Abdullahi Haruna, confirmed the incident in a statement in Kano. He said the seven classrooms were razed at about 1:30 a.m., adding that investigation revealed that the…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP rejects Kano governorship election results

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its candidate, Abba Yusuf, is the rightful winner of the Kano State governorship election, saying any declaration that does not reflect such cannot stand. "The whole world knows that the PDP and its candidate, Abba Yusuf, won the Kano state governorship election since March…

09 AM PU 003 Magajin Rafi B Ward, Sokoto North LGA. Voting started 08:27 AM, a little later than the 08 AM schedule, the PO says.

Violence, vote buying, other irregularities mar supplementary governorship elections — CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development, a non-governmental organisation which deployed observers to monitor Saturday's supplementary elections, has released its preliminary report which painted troublesome details of how the exercise turned out in some parts of the country. Sokoto, Plateau, Kano, Bauchi and Benue were the five states where supplementary…

Voting in progress at Doka PU 003, Dawa village in Rimin Gado local government area Kano state

Group praises conduct of Kano election re-run

A coalition has commended the conduct of Saturday's governorship re-run election in Kano State. The observers, numbering 18, addressed the press via a statement read by Chinyere Manukwem, the leader of Global Initiative for Civic Training and Youth Development. Speaking under the aegis of the Coalition of Independent National Electoral…

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Supplementary Poll: No serving commissioner arrested – Kano govt

The Kano State Commissioner of Information, Muhammad Garba, has debunked reports that the police have arrested a serving commissioner in the state during Saturday's re-run elections. Mr Garba, a former president of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, also described the reported loss of life due to violence in some polling…

Supplementary Governorship Elections: Official results from polling units (LIVE UPDATES)

Hours after supplementary elections commenced in six states across the country, results have started coming in from the polling units. Nigerians on March 9 went to the polls to elect governors and lawmakers in 29 states across the country. However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship elections…

Kano PDP rejects supplementary election

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kano State has rejected the ongoing supplementary governorship election holding in 28 local government areas. Chairman of PDP in the state, Rabiu Bichi, who addressed journalists Saturday in Kano said the party rejects the election because it was characterised by violence and intimidation…

APC, PDP battle in supplementary governorship elections in five states (LIVE UPDATES)

After the March 9 governorship elections across the country, the polls in six states – Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto – were declared inconclusive. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained that the decision to declare the elections inconclusive was derived from Clause 34 (e) of its Regulation…

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 confident violence won’t be repeated in Sokoto supplementary polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has received assurances from the security agencies that there would not be a repeat of violence in the Saturday's supplementary elections in Sokoto State. INEC had declared the March 9 governorship and state parliamentary elections inconclusive in Sokoto State and five others,…

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

INEC announces dates for presentation of governors-elect certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said governors-elect in states where elections have been concluded will get their certificates of return from Wednesday 27 March to Friday 29 March. INEC’s national commissioner and chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this on Thursday in Abuja at a…

PU 012, Ward 02 Somolu Local Government Lagos East Senatorial District. Voting ends with an unsealed ballot box.

Nigerian Elections: U.S. decries vote buying, voter intimidation

The United States government says it is disappointed by the scale of irregularities in the Nigerian 2019 general elections. The U.S. government said from the reports it garnered from observers groups; voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence marred the electoral process in parts of 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 postpones supplementary governorship election in Adamawa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the supplementary governorship election in Adamawa State it earlier scheduled for Saturday. The decision is in compliance with the order of a state high court. Instead, INEC said it will only hold supplementary elections in two State House of Assembly constituencies in…

Atiku Abubakar (Photo Credit: Channels TV)

Four states Atiku claims were ‘stolen’ from him during 2019 polls

An opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, claims he won in four of the states that the electoral commission, INEC, declared were won by President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Abubakar stated this in his “state to state computation” contained in his electoral petition filed earlier this week. The states Mr Abubakar is…

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Court remands bricklayer for allegedly raping housewife

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Kano, on Monday, ordered that a 30-year-old bricklayer, Abdulrazak Dahiru, accused of raping a housewife, be remanded in prison. The police charged Mr Dahiru, who lives at Dorayi Unguwar Amare Quarters Kano, with three counts of criminal trespass, rape and armed robbery. Senior magistrate, Fauziyya…

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state

Inconclusive Elections: Plateau Governor Lalong meets Buhari, speaks on chance of victory

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Monday had a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The meeting deliberated on the supplementary governorship elections to be held in Plateau State on Saturday. Mr Lalong's visit to the Presidential Villa occurred hours after his counterpart from Bauchi, Mohammed Abubakar, also visited…

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, addressing the press.

Supplementary Governorship Elections: APC alleges fraud in all states except Plateau

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged fraud in the governorship elections in five of the six states where supplementary elections have been scheduled. The electoral commission, INEC, has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto) where elections were declared inconclusive.…

President Muhammadu Buhari

What Buhari will do about supplementary governorship elections – Presidency

President Muhammadu Buhari will not intervene to help his party win supplementary elections in six states where they are scheduled, the presidency has said. The electoral commission, INEC, has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states (Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau and Sokoto) where elections were declared inconclusive.…

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What to know about the inconclusive elections in six states

Following Saturday's governorship elections across Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced that polls in six states were inconclusive. Thus, supplementary elections in the affected states -- Kano, Sokoto, Plateau, Benue, Bauchi and Adamawa -- have been scheduled for March 23. The development has sparked debate because the opposition…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

ANALYSIS: INEC, PDP’s lead and the burden of inconclusive elections

Of the 29 governorship elections held last Saturday across Nigeria, seven are yet to be concluded. Six of the seven were formally declared inconclusive elections. The last, Rivers, governed by Nigeria's largest opposition party, PDP, has simply been halted with the electoral commission, INEC, unsure of how to proceed. Perhaps…

Yemi Osinbajo

Rerun: We can’t afford to slack up —Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) members not to relax or take anything for granted ahead of the March 23 governorship election rerun in some states. Mr Osinbajo communicated this while addressing party faithful at the PMB/PYO Volunteers Appreciation Dinner at the State House Banquet…

Voters voting at the Nomadic Primary School, Polling Unit , Esu Palace Polling both Bwari Area Council, during the FCT Area Council at Bwari Area Council in Abuja on Saturday (9/03/19). 02037/9/3/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/JAU/NAN

Local observers decry “do-or-die” attitude of politicians, electoral violence

Two domestic election observers have identified areas of concerns with the Nigerian electoral process in their reports on the March 9 governorship and state assembly elections. The YIAGA Africa Watching The Vote (WTV) and Connected Development (CODE) were two of the observer groups accredited by the Independent National Electoral Commission…

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

Kano Governorship: Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins PDP

About a week before Governor Abdullahi Ganduje knows his electoral fate, one of his aides has deserted him. Mr Ganduje's senior special assistant on urban beautification, Hashim Dungurawa, resigned his appointment on Wednesday. He tendered his resignation to the secretary to the governor's office, Usman Alhaji, but did not state…

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

UPDATED: Inconclusive Elections: INEC announces date for supplementary polls

The electoral commission, INEC, has announced March 23 for supplementary elections in states and constituencies where elections were declared inconclusive. PREMIUM TIMES reported how governorship elections were declared inconclusive in six states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau, and Sokoto. The governorship race in each of those six states is between…

Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido

Elections: Kano Emir tasks residents on peace

The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, has called on residents to desist from spreading rumours that can lead to violence following the declaration of the governorship election in the state inconclusive. The monarch made the call while addressing a news conference at his palace in Kano on Tuesday. He…