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Nigeria Elects First Female Governor

Results from Nigeria’s governorship election, Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan may have made history by becoming the first Nigerian woman to be elected a State Governor. As Nigerians await official results of the polls, reports from Taraba State show Jumai, the first female governorship candidate from northern Nigeria, may have won yesterday’s election. She ran on the platform of the All ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Police Restricts Movement 8am – 5pm On Staurday

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement in the 36 states of Nigeria for the final lap of the 2015 general election. The police had also restricted vehicular movement during the past presidential and National Assembly election on March 28. The police spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the restriction – between 8 a.m. and ...

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Oba of Lagos Outburst: Expunge Indigenship From Nigerian Constitution – Saltlove Tells Buhari

The President/Executive Director of Citizens Rights and Empowerment Advocacy Initiative (CREMA Initiative), Comrade Rexkennedy Saltlove, has called for the abolition of indigenship – settler dichotomy from the Nigerian Constitution by the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari. He made this call in a statement while reacting to the anti-Ndigbo outburst by the paramount ruler of Lagos State, the Oba of ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Jonathan, Fayose Congratulate Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan and Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, have congratulated General Muhammadu Buhari on his victory at the polls on Saturday’s Presidential election in Nigeria. Jonathan was said to had called Buhari on telephone on Tuesday evening. On his part, Fayose urged Nigerians to accept the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election in good faith, saying; “the election result is ...

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2015 Presidential Polls: Buhari Set To Be Declared Nigeria’s President-Elect

General Muhammadu Buhari, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to be declared winner of Nigeria’s presidential election held last Saturday after fourth attempt, 30 years after his military government was toppled in a coup in 1985. From the officially declared result, Buhari leads Nigeria’s President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Goodluck ...

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IPC Decries Attacks on Journalists During National Elections, Calls for Al Jazeera Journalists Release

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the various incidents of attacks on journalists by security operatives and political thugs during last weekend’s presidential and national assembly elections. IPC said its monitoring of media coverage of the elections revealed that the following violation of journalists’ rights and press freedom occurred between Saturday and Sunday: Perez Brisibe of Vanguard newspapers ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Collation of Results Begins 12pm Monday – INEC

As Nigerians await the announcement of result of the ongoing Presidential election in Nigeria, the electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says “Collation of results will begin at 12pm tomorrow.” The chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega made this known on Sunday while reacting to election results being announced on social media and online newspaper platforms. He warned ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Police Arrest INEC Officials, Party Agents in Sokoto Over Electoral Offences

The Nigerian Police have arrested six suspected electoral offenders including officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), party agents in Sokoto State. Zone 10 Police Command, comprising Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states said it arrested the six suspects over alleged electoral offences in Zamfara. Mr. Bala Hassan, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of the zone, told ...

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Dysfunctional Card Readers: We’re Vindicated, Says PDP

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said reports of challenges with the use of voter card readers across Nigeria have vindicated its opposition to the deployment of the device in a general election. While card readers functioned smoothly at some voting centres during Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, there were complaints from many centres about slow or completely ...

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#NigeriaDecides: Underage Voting, Malfunctioning Card Readers Characterise Polls

As Nigerians vote today, there reports of underage voting in parts of northern Nigeria, even as the card readers deployed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) malfunctions in parts of the country. Some citizens on the social media accuse the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) of coercing electoral officials to accredit visibly under-aged registered voters to ...

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Saturday Elections: Protect Each Other, Oritsejafor Urges Christians, Muslims

President of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Ayo Oritsejafor, has admonished Nigerians to eschew violence as the Africa’s largest democracy goes to poll Saturday. Oritsejafor, Friday, in a statement, stressed the need for citizens irrespective of “their religious, ethnic and political affiliations to embrace peace and ensure the safety of one another before, during and after the elections”. While reminding ...

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