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IGP assures INEC of adequate security for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

IGP assures INEC of adequate security for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Solomon Arase, has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the preparedness of the Police to provide adequate security during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. This is contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, Acting ACP Olabisi Kolawole in Abuja on Wednesday. The

2015 election most rigged in Nigeria’s political history- Asari

Ex-militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has described the recent 2015 general elections as the most rigged in the history of Nigeria politics. Dokubo made his stand known Sunday, during a chat with the media in Owerri. His words: “The figures were self evident. The figures clearly showed the manipulations. The elections were not free and

Tribunal orders inspection of 450,000 ballot papers used in Akpabio’s election

The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal for Akwa Ibom on Friday ordered the inspection of 450,000 ballot papers used in declaring Gov. Godswill Akpabio as Senator-elect. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akpabio the winner of the March 28 Senatorial Election for Akwa Ibom North West District. This declaration

Poor voters’ turnout mars Delta senatorial supplementary election

The rerun senatorial election in Delta Central, was on Saturday characterised by low turnout of voters in almost all the polling units visited by the Nigerian Times correspondent. The electoral tussle is basically between the People’s Democratic Party’s candidate, Chief Ighoyota Amori who is also Senior Political Adviser to Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, the Labour Party

Crisis mars supplementary election in Kogi as one dies in Anyigba

One person was feared dead on Saturday as youths of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) clashed at Anyigba Okura constituency of Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, the Punch Newspaper has reported. According to the report, the clash occurred during the supplementary election holding in some wards and

INEC arrests five in Imo for massive thumb printing

Five ad hoc officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Imo were on Saturday arrested for thumb-printing ballot papers in the governorship rerun election in the state. The officials were arrested at Omuma Primary School in Oru East local government area following an order by Mr Mike Igini, one of the resident electoral commissioners

Low turnout in Ekiti as supplementary polls hold in 20 polling units

The supplementary election in 20 polling units in Ilejemeje State Constituency in Ekiti, was characterised by low voters’ turnout on Saturday .. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled the state assembly election in the 20 polling units in the constituency due to violation of electoral law

2015 elections: Jonathan orders immediate removal of campaign posters

President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the People’s Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation and other bodies that campaigned for his re-election to remove the posters, billboards, banners, signs and other campaign materials nationwide. This was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, made available to the Nigerian Times

Certificate saga: Plaintiffs withdraw suit against Buhari

Two of the three plaintiffs who are challenging the eligibility of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to contest in the March 28, 2015, over his failure to submit his certificate of academic qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission have withdrawn their cases. Presiding over the matters at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday,

APC wins Nasarawa federal constituency re-run election

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Alhaji Abubakar Sarki-Dahiru of has won the Nasarawa State re-run election for the Lafia/Obi Federal Constituency seat at the House of Representatives. Announcing the result in Lafia on Sunday, Returning Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the election, Mr. Uji Francis said Dahiru scored

President Jonathan explains why he conceded defeat to Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has defended his decision to concede defeat to Muhammadu Buhari in the March 28 elections, saying he was concerned about allowing his personal ambition scuttle a democratic system he helped nurture, with the likely consequence of a “collective tragedy”. Mr. Jonathan said Thursday that he needed to check his ambition, as the

APGA chairman accuses Danjuma, other northern leaders of conspiring against Jonathan

Jonathan must not be deceived by people like Theophilus Danjuma and others who are praising him for conceding defeat, National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) Victor Umeh has said. Speaking to newsmen, Umeh urged Jonathan to ignore some of the sycophants who never supported his reelection bid and are now praising him for

Election: Jonathan saved Nigeria from bloodshed – PDP BOT secretary

President GoodLuck Jonathan saved Nigeria from bloodshed by conceding defeat to Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) of All Progressives Congress (APC), says Sen. Walid Jibrin, a PDP stalwart. Jibrin, who is also the PDP Board of Trustee (BOT) Secretary, said this on Tuesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in his country home

INEC releases state assembly results in Niger

INEC on Sunday released results of Saturday’s state assembly polls in four constituencies in Niger. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that results from Shiroro, Chanchaga, Bida 1 and Bida 2 were released. In Shiroro, the Returning officer, Dr Baba Ndaliman, said APC candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Bawa, won the seat with 26,207 votes. He