Tuesday, March 31, 2015

APC campaign organisation blast Orubebe

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has said that the display by former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe at the INEC collation centre was a beginning of a sinister thing to come.
Director of Media and Publicity of the organization, Garba Shehu said in a statement in Abuja that Nigerians should watch out for such antics from the PDP and its agents in the coming days.
Shehu, said that the bizarre show of shame by Orubebe underpins a larger plot of the PDP and the Jonathan government to foment crisis and subvert our hard-won democracy.

Rivers APC chieftain: I didn’t sign any result sheet

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Mr. Steve Worgu, has denied the allegation that he was among those who signed the Presidential result sheets distributed to Ikwerre Local government Area in Rivers State.
Mr. Worgu made this declaration Tuesday in Port Harcourt, while reacting on the allegation by Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Dame Gesila Khan that he was among those who signed Presidential result sheets in Ikwerre Local government area.

Order barring soldiers from Tinubu’s home subsists, says court

The order barring soldiers from the home of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will remain in force until the substantive suit is heard, the Federal High Court said Tuesday.
Tinubu sued the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Kenneth Minimah over the deployment of soldiers to lay siege on his 26, Bourdillon Street, Ikoyi, Lagos home between February 9 and 11.
The former Lagos State governor is praying the court to enforce his fundamental rights.
Justice John Tsoho, on March 26, granted an interim injunction restraining the army from laying siege to Tinubu’s home.

The World Waits For Jonathan To Concede

After Nigeria’s most hotly contested election in decades and a fourth attempt, General Muhammadu Buhari has virtually emerged winner of the 2015 presidential poll from results officially released this morning by the Independent National Electoral Commission in Abuja.
This result did not come as a surprise to this newspaper. We have said consistently for at least three years now that President Goodluck Jonathan’s government stopped governing almost as soon as it was inaugurated on May 10, 2010.

Presidential election results for Taraba state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof K. Mohammed, VC Modibbo Adama University of Tech. Yola, RO for Taraba
AA - 962
ACPN - 811
AD - 586
ADC - 320
APA - 1306
APC - 261,326
CPP - 1,033
HOPE - 161
KOWA - 153
NCP - 876
PDP - 310,800 (PDP wins)
PPN - 680
UDP - 224
UPP - 439
Total valid votes - 579,677
Rejected votes - 23,039
Total votes cast - 602,716

Wikipedia Updates Orubebe’s Profile Over Attempted Poll Disruprion

Godsday Orubebe’s profile on Wikipedia just got updated that he attempted to disrupt 2015 general election result announcement on March 31.

Orubebe, the agent of the Peoples Democratic Party at the announcement of the presidential election in Abuja, had called for the stoppage of the presentation of the results on Tuesday.

National Assembly Elections: APC Sweeps Senate

The All Progressives Congress, APC, apart from winning the presidential election conducted last Saturday, seems to be coasting home to victory as the various results for the election into the National Assembly are being announced.

Presidential election results for Edo state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Osazere Orumwense, VC University of Benin - RO of Edo state
AA - 159
ACPN - 1284
AD - 450
ADC - 512
APA - 709
APC - 208,469
CPP - 325
HOPE -22
KOWA - 175
NCP - 516
PDP, 286,869 (PDP wins)
PPN - 729
UDP - 160
UPP - 72
Total valid votes - 500,451
Rejected votes - 22,334
Total votes - 522,785

Apc Presidential Candidate With Apc National Chairman Watching The Announcement

APC Presidential candidate GMB with APC National chairman John Oyegun,Chris Ngige and co watching the announcement of the presidential election by INEC

Presidential election results for Yobe state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Abubakar Njodi, VC - University of Maiduguri, collation officer for Yobe
AA - 101
ACPN - 164
AD - 213
ADC - 112
APA - 632
APC - 446,265 (APC wins)
CPP - 329
HOPE - 67
KOWA - 104
NCP - 120
PDP - 25,526
PPN - 101
UDP - 30
UPP - 32
Total valid - 473,796
Rejected votes - 17,971
Total votes cast  - 491,767

Presidential election results for Bauchi state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Mohammed Farouk, VC, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe, RO for Bauchi
AA - 131
ACPN - 232
AD - 173
ADC - 189
APA - 964
APC - 931,598 (APC wins)
CPP - 391
HOPE - 46
KOWA - 128
NCP - 207
PDP - 86,085
PPN - 128
UDP - 29
UPP - 37
Total valid votes - 1,020,338
Rejected votes -  19,437
Total votes cast - 1,039,775

Jega lied, we took our petition to INEC secretariat—Orubebe

The representative of the Peoples Democratic Party at the Presidential Collation Centre, Mr. Godday Orubebe has faulted the claim by the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attaihiru Jega that the People Democratic Party, PDP, did not submit its petition through the right channel of communication.
He said that the party took the petition to the secretariat of the commission but it was not accepted, hence, they approached Jega at the collation centre, who directed them to give it to his Chief of Staff or Personal Assistant, Abdullahi.

Concerns Over Interference In Nigeria’s Election Not Statement Of Fact – U.S

Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Nigeria election
The United States says concerns raised about likely interference in Nigeria’s election results are not statements of fact.

APC Government Will Open New Page For Nigeria – Saraki

The chairman Senate committee on Environment and Ecology, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has assured Nigerians that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government will open a new page for the country where all governments affairs will follow due process. Saraki who was reacting to the total victory recorded by APC in the presidential and National Assembly elections in Kwara state, expressed optimism that going by the reports reaching him from across the country, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari would emerge victorious in the presidential election.
The APC leaders said that the landslide victory recorded in the state by the party has vindicated his often repeated phrase that “the peoples might is more than federal might”.


There were people and organisations that predicted that the nation was on the cusp of change. LEADERSHIP reportage, analyses and prognoses of the presidential elections have been spot on.
In our Sunday March 30 edition, we reported that the Nigerian electorate was drafting a statement on change. On Monday, we saw clearly that history was beckoning. Today, we reported the first round of election results, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Presidential election results for Benue state - APC wins

As announced by Prof Hayward Babale Mafuyai, VC, University of Jos, RO for Benue state
AA - 315
ACPN - 1464
AD - 254
ADC - 539
APA - 945
APC - 373,961 (APC wins)
CPP - 567
HOPE - 115
KOWA - 105
NCP - 683
PDP - 303,737
PPN - 439
UDP - 66
UPP - 74
Total valid votes - 683,264
Rejected votes - 19,867
Total votes cast - 703,131

Presidential election results for Kebbi - APC wins

As announced by Prof Mohammed, Dep VC (Academics) Usman Danfodio University, RO for Kebbi
AA -214
ACPN - 361
AD - 450
ADC - 472
APA - 2685
APC - 567,883
CPP - 1794
HOPE - 213
KOWA - 448
NCP - 519
PDP - 100,972
PPN - 547
UDP - 207
UPP - 238
Total valid votes - 677,003
Rejected votes - 38,119
Total votes cast - 715,122

No reason to cancel Rivers election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has acknowledged receiving a petition from the All Progressive Congress on Sunday seeking the cancellation of the last Saturday election.
“Sunday morning, I received a petition from @APCNigeria demanding for the cancellation & rescheduling of elections.
“I circulated this memo to the Committee. We reviewed it and set up a 3 man Committee to Rivers and returned this morning with their observations.

Insurgency: No Corps Member Killed In Gombe Attack – NYSC

The management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) on Tuesday said no corps member was killed on election duty in the recent attacks by insurgents in Gombe State.
This is contained in a statement signed by NYSC’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mrs Bose Aderibigbe, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja said the report was false.

Presidential election results for Zamfara state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. A. Abdulzuru, VC of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, RO for Zamfara
AA - 125
ACPN - 238
AD - 290
ADC - 294
APA - 1310
APC - 612,202 (APC wins)
CPP - 655
HOPE - 14
KOWA - 122
NCP - 404
PDP - 144,833
PPN - 374
UDP - 93
UPP - 68
Total valid votes - 761,022
Rejected votes - 19157
Total votes cast - 780,179

Presidential election results for Adamawa state - APC wins

As announced by the collating officer for Adamawa state
AA - 495
ACPN - 1166
AD - 595
ADC - 1012
APA - 1549
APC - 374,701 (APC wins)
CPP - 819
HOPE - 267
KOWA - 752
NCP - 1212
PDP - 251,664
PPN - 1163
UDP - 289
UPP - 334
Total valid votes  - 636,018
Rejected votes - 25,192
Total votes cast - 661,210

Presidential election results for Rivers state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Etu-Efeotor, VC Federal University of Petroleum Resources, RO for Rivers
AA -1066
AD - 1,104
ACPN - 525
ADC - 1031
APA - 513
APC - 69,238
CPP - 40
HOPE -542
KOWA - 2274
NCP - 565
PDP - 1,487,075 (PDP wins)
PPN - 492
UDP - 303
UPP - 156
Total valid votes - 1,565,461
Rejected votes - 19,307
Total votes cast - 1,584,768
The commission is taking 30mins break to reconvene by 1.30pm

Presidential election results for Cross River state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Comfort Ekpo, VC University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom, RO for Cross River state
AA - 279
ACPN - 514
AD - 709
ADC - 749
APA - 532
APC - 28,368
CPP - 381
HOPE - 237
KOWA - 312
NCP - 930
PDP - 414,863 (PDP wins)
PPN - 864
UDP - 289
UPP - 1487
Total valid votes - 450,514
Rejected votes - 15392
Totl votes cast - 465,906

Presidential election results for Gombe - APC wins

As announced by Prof A. Ibrahim, VC of Abubakar Tafawa University, Bauchi, RO for Gombe state
AA - 104
ACPN - 192
AD - 169
ADC - 247
APA - 773
APC - 361,245 (APC wins)
CPP - 407
HOPE - 46
KOWA - 97
NCP - 227
PDP - 96,873
PPN - 157
UDP - 25
UPP - 37
Total valid votes - 460,599
Rejected votes - 12845
Total votes cast - 473,444

Presidential election results for Bayelsa - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Joseph Ajienka, VC University of Port Harcourt, collation officer for Bayelsa
AA - 45
ACPN - 38
AD - 69
ADC - 116
APA -70
APC - 5,194
CPP - 44
HOPE - 18
KOWA - 52
NCP - 95
PDP - 361,209 (PDP)
PPN - 62
UDP - 20
UPP - 35
Total valid votes - 367,067
Rejected votes - 4,672
Total votes cast - 371739

Presidential election results for Lagos - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Isaac Adewole, VC, University of Ibadan, collation officer for Lagos state
AA - 1,795
ACPN - 3,038
AD - 4,453
ADC - 2,072
APA - 2,177
APC - 792,460 (APC wins)
CPP - 1,125
HOPE - 255
KOWA - 1,000
NCP - 1,430
PDP - 632,327
PPN - 1,041
UDP - 269
UPP - 244
Total valid votes - 1,443,686
Rejected votes - 52289
Total votes cast - 1,495,975

We’re satisfied with results so far –PDP

National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has declared that the party is satisfied with the results of the presidential election released in eight states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Before INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega  shifted further announcement of the results to 8p.m. yesterday , the electoral body had released results of the elections in Ekiti, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ondo, Kogi, Nasarawa, Enugu states and the FCT.

Presidential election results for Niger state - APC wins

As announced by Prof Ambali, VC of University of Ilorin, Ilorin, collation officer for Niger state
AA - 307
ACPN - 441
AD - 403
ADC - 614
APA - 2,006
APC - 657,678 (APC wins)
CPP - 1,264
HOPE - 198
KOWA - 305
NCP - 550
PDP - 149,222
PPN - 449
UDP - 116
UPP - 118
Total valid votes - 813671
Rejected votes - 31,012
Total votes cast - 844,683

Presidential election results for Ebonyi state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Ahaneku, VC Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, RO for Ebonyi state
AA - 426
ACPN - 1214
AD - 1,133
ADC - 2,704
APA - 2,452
APC - 19,518
CPP - 2,345
HOPE - 989
KOWA - 913
NCP - 1,890
PDP - 323,653 (PDP wins)
PPN - 1,168
UDP - 624
UPP - 4,859
Total valid votes - 363,888
Rejected votes - 29,449
Total votes cast - 393,337

PDP official disrupts INEC result announcement, says Jega is partial and has been compromised

 The PDP party agent at the Collation center in Abuja, Elder Godswill Orubebe is currently staging a protest at the INEC result collation center alleging that Prof Jega has been compromised. According to him, Professor Jega has been selective, partial and is tribalistic. He said APC had written a letter to INEC concerning an alleged rigging in Rivers state which he immediately sent a committee to

Kano 2015: Can Hurricane Buhari Strike Again?

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship flag bearer in Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and his major challenger, Salihu Sagir Takai of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will slug it out on the 11th of April to gain control of the highly populated and commercial Kano State.
While credentials and promises are being bantered to sway votes in their favour, it is pertinent to bear in mind that the people of Kano State are thirsty for a government that will continue with the development of the state.

March 28: As Apc Queries Lack Of Result Sheets In Akwa Ibom

Bernard Tolani Dada in this report captures the conduct of last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Akwa Ibom State and asks if it is proper for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the polls without result sheets. He also queries the conduct of some INEC officials during the exercise.
Although officials of the Akwa Ibom state Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) arrived late at most of the polling units in Saturday Presidential and National Assembly elections, except for some few lapses arising from malfunctioning of card readers, shortage of authentic result sheets from INEC, the elections could be said to be generally peaceful .

Presidential poll: Soldiers shot at my convoy –Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha,yesterday disclosed that he escaped death by the whiskers when  soldiers on election duty shot at his convoy, leaving one of his aides severely wounded.
This was coming  just as he has accused the presidency of militarising the state to intimidate the people  from freely electing who they want to govern them.
Okorocha said  he was returning from a meeting with  All Progressives Congress (APC) agents, at the Imo International Convention Center,when the soldiers  allegedly opened fire on his convoy and in the process injured one of his aides, who is now receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre,Owerri.

Tyson’s Former Home To Become Church


The luxurious mansion once lived in by former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson in Southington, Ohio, USA, is set to be transformed into a church.
Tyson was forced to sell the home for $1.3m in 1999 following his fall from grace which saw the American facing huge financial difficulties after being convicted for rape.
The champion boxer lived in the Ohio residence during the late 1980s and 1990s while training for fights at Don King’s facility 20 miles away in nearby Orwell.

Buhari’s camp jubilates as INEC releases provisional results

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) declared yesterday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari polled 374,701 votes out of the 661,210 votes cast in last Saturday’s presidential election. There was jubilation in Buhari’s camp.
President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled 251,661. Declaring the result at the Collation Centre at General Murtala Mohammed College (GMMC), Yola, Adamawa State, the Returning Officer, Prof. Geofrey Okogbaa of the Federal University of Technology, Wukari, disclosed that 709,993 voters were accredited while 636019 were valid votes cast.
Okogbaa also said INEC registered 1,518,123 voters while 14  political parties featured in the election. Buhari defeated 13 others including Jonathan.

NBC Releases List of Media Houses that Breached Broadcasting Code

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday released the list of broadcasting stations that contravened the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting code from the beginning of electioneering campaign to date.

A statement signed by the commission’s Director/Head, Public Affairs, Alhaji Awwalu Salihu, in Abuja, said the contraventions included breaches of the rules on the broadcast of sponsored campaign materials.

INEC’s Results Confirm Buhari’s March To Villa

The imminence of a change of baton at the presidency, yesterday, dawned on President Goodluck Jonathan and his associates, forcing them to meet repeatedly and discuss the likelihood of losing their coveted offices.
The scripting of the statement of change was also confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as it commenced the release of the results from the states.
In all results of the presidential election in 19 states released by INEC, in terms of numerical strength, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate led by 8,520, 436 votes against the 6,488,210 votes recorded by President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Progressives Party (PDP).

March 28 election: The winner is …

Jonathan Buhari votes
Looking back,last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections were unlike anything we have seen in all our years with democracy.Never in my journalism career have I seen such a response of the human spirit to a democratic process in our land.Beyond the massive,unprecedented voter turnout,did you see the 90-year-old woman,helped on both sides in Benue State who came out to vote in the scorching sun?

Time To Make The Votes Count

The much awaited 2015 presidential election has come and gone. As things stand today, it is no longer a secret that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has outperformed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in some of the results of the elections officially released by returning officers so far. From the South West to the North West and from the North-East to the North-Central, APC is neck to neck with PDP and in most states head and shoulder above the ruling behemoth.

Kwankwaso beats Lado, wins Kano Central senatorial seat

Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State, has won the Kano Central Senatorial District in last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Kwankwaso contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the incumbent Senator Bashir Lado, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Cyber-Attacks Hit British Airways, Github And Slack

British airways
British Airways’ air-miles accounts, the coding site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit in the latest wave of cyber-attacks.
The firms have all notified their users of the incidents, which varied in approach and do not appear to be connected.

We Are Ready To Help In Chibok Girls’ Rescue – European Parliament

The European Parliament is ready to help the Nigerian government in its effort to rescue the abducted 219 Chibok girls and curbing the insurgency of the Northeast.
This was disclosed by some delegates from the parliament who joined the #BringBackOurGirls group sit-out at the Unity Fountain, Abuja yesterday.

Election Results: Abdulsalami Committee Calls For Calm

With the announcement of the election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the National Peace Committee for 2015 general elections has appealed to Nigerians to remain calm.
The appeal was made in a statement co-signed by the Committee’s chairman, former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar and its coordinator, Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan yesterday.

INEC Probes APC’s Call For Rivers Polls Cancellation

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opened an investigation into the call by the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the cancellation of the presidential election in the state.
The team of investigators comprising, national commissioners, Mrs Thelma Iremirem(Head), Col. MK Hammanga, Prof. Lai Olurode, have already departed for Rivers State.
A statement by the commission signed by Secretary to the Commission, Mrs Augusta Ogakwu, said the team is expected to submit their report before the end of the collation.

Polls: Dokpesi Escapes Death In Edo

The chairman emeritus of Daar Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Aleogho Dokpesi has recounted how he escaped being killed in Auchi, Edo State last Saturday during the Presidential/National Assembly elections.
Dokpesi who briefed journalists in his residence in Asokoro took them to inspect the bullet ridden black jeep he was in when the unknown gunmen attacked him.

Fashola Allays Fears Of Electoral Violence In Lagos

Lagos State Governor Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Monday allayed fears of political conflagration in the state, in the aftermath of polls results announcement, saying the state was safe for residents.
The governor who swiftly reacted to rumour making the rounds in the state that he had given a stay at home order due to the security reports available to him urged the residents to ignore the rumour.
He said, i didn’t issue the statement. I must commend residents of Lagos for comporting themselves peacefully to perform their civic responsibility. And in almost eight years, I have never issued a directive as far as government work is concern by social media.

Polls: ‘Politicians Have Seen Wisdom In Use Of PVC’

The deputy speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Musibau Kolawole Taiwo has said politicians have now seen the wisdom in the use of the permanent voter card (PVC) to vote in elections and choose the country’s leaders.

Election: Femi Kuti Berates Politicians On Corruption

Son of Afrobeat legend and social crusader, Femi Kuti has bared his mind on the election and and what he called empty promises made by Nigerian politicians in the course of their campaign. The outspoken saxophonist said he would not take Nigerian politicians seriously and saw the promises and directives of the government of the day as deceptive.

Buhari Support Organisation Calls For Fani-Kayode’s Arrest

The Buhari Support Organisations (BSO) has called for the arrest of Mr Femi Fani-Kayode, the Director, Media, Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation for announcing unofficial results.
The Director, Media and Information of the BSO, Dr Chidia Maduekwe, made the call yesterday in Abuja at a news conference.
According to Maduekwe, this is the time for security agencies to show their neutrality by arresting Fani-Kayode because the only authority to announce election results is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Sporadic shootings in Osun

The Osun East senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Francis Fadahunshi, on Monday alleged that he was attacked by some suspected gunmen in front of the state party secretariat  late Sunday night.
Sola Olowoye, the spokesperson of Fadahunshi Campaign Organisation, who disclosed this to newsmen in Osogbo on Monday, explained that Fadahunsi’s convoy was returning from Independent Natioanl Electoral Commission’s  (INEC) head office in Osogbo when some unidentified men shot at him.

Gwoza: Soldiers rescue women, children locked up by terrorists

The Defence Head Quarters (DHQ)yesterday, said soldiers on internal security operations in Maiduguri, have rescued a number of hostages including women, the elderly and children locked up by fleeing terrorists at Gwoza.
Director, Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, who made this known in a statement issued in Abuja, said some of the hostages who were so weak are receiving medical attention, while others are being given the necessary care pending the arrival of aid agencies.

Buhari shoots ahead

• APC candidate scores 8.5m votes, win 10 states
• Jonathan records 6.4m votes, clares 8 states, FCT
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday released results of 19 states in last Saturday’s presidential election with the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, posting 8.5 million votes against President Goodluck Jonathan’s 6.4 million.
In the exercise presided over by the INEC chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, the early results saw the APC candidate, leading President Jonathan, who is running for re-election on the platform of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

ABDUCTION: Panic As Family Worry Over Whereabouts Of Edo APC Chieftain

Apprehension has gripped family members and friends of the Edo State deputy chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Usman Mogaji, whose whereabouts they said they do not know.
They also say they are being harassed by soldiers from the Nigerian Army of School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering in Auchi who, they said, arrested his son, cousin, cook and security man and have held them incommunicado since Sunday.
Counsel to Mogaji, Hilary Oshomah, who was in Benin City yesterday to formally report the incident at the state command of the Nigerian Police told newsmen that the soldiers were acting on instructions from their commandant and a top politician who is not from the area but came with soldiers on election day to supervise the disruption of the election process.

NLC Wants Govs To Pay Outstanding Salaries Before Handover

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has set up a task force on unpaid workers’ salaries across the zones whose mandate is to ensure that governors pay workers up to date before vacating office.
The NLC also formally inaugurated the Reconciliation Committee chaired by Aliyu Dangiwa, the first General Secretary of NLC charged with reconciling and returning to the fold the aggrieved parties in the 11th Delegates Conference.

PDP rejects results in Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, others

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, rejected the results of presidential and National Assembly elections  conducted at the weekend in seven states of the federation.
At a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, deputy national chairman of the party, Uche Secondus, disclosed that the national working committee of the ruling party had petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  over alleged electoral malpractices in Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi states.

Commissioner Predicts Victory For Apc In Imo

Uche Nwosu
As the nation awaits the release by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the results of the Presidential and National Assembly elections conducted on March 28, the Imo State commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, Mr. Uche Nwosu, has predicted victory for the main opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).

Presidential election result for Kano state - APC wins

As announced by the Returning officer of Kano state...
AA - 426
ACPN - 778
AD - 708
ADC - 657
APA - 2,770
APC - 1,903,999
CPP - 1,552
HOPE -292
KOWA - 288
NCP - 697
PDP - 215, 779
PPN - 485
UDP - 234
UPP - 156
Total valid votes - 2,128,821
Rejected votes - 43,626
Total votes cast - 2,172, 447

Presidential election results for Jigawa State - APC wins

As announced by Prof James Ayatse VC, Federal University, Katsina, who is the RO of Jigawa state
AA - 394
ACPN - 540
AD - 587
ADC - 375
APA - 2527
APC - 885, 988
CPP - 1,553
HOPE - 337
KOWA - 423
NCP - 548
PDP - 142,904
PPN - 853
UDP - 338
UPP - 197
Total valid votes - 1,037, 564
Rejected votes - 34325
Total votes cast -  1,071,889

Presidential election result for Katsina state - APC wins

As announced by the Returning Officer for Katsina state
AA - 183
ACPN - 402
AD - 283
ADC - 498
APA - 1671
APC - 1,345,441
CPP - 976
HOPE - 47
KOWA - 215
NCP - 330
PDP - 98,937
Total valid votes - 1,449, 426
Rejected votes - 32,288
Total votes cast - 1,481,714

Presidential election result for Kwara state - APC wins

As announced by the returning officer for Kwara state
AA - 248
AD - 520
ACPN - 817
APA -1165
ADC - 438
APA - 1,165
APC - 302,146 (APC wins)
CPP - 910
HOPE - 118
KOWA - 214
NCP - 394
PDP - 132,602
PPN - 325
UDP - 81
UPP - 102
Total valid votes - 440,080
Rejected votes - 21321
Total votes cast - 416,401

Presidential election result for Kaduna state - APC wins

As announced by prof. Zuru, the returning officer for  Kaduna state
AA - 218
AD - 273
ACPN - 424
ADC - 546
APA - 1611
APC -1,127,760
CPP - 824
HOPE - 105
KOWA - 176
NCP - 754
PDP - 484,085
PPN - 549
UDP - 79
UPP - 78
Total valid votes - 1,650,201
Rejected votes -32,719
Total votes cast -1,617,482

Presidential election results for Anambra state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Asiabaka, VC of FUTO, who is the returning officer for Anambra state
AA - 547
ACPN - 1,259
AD - 475
ADC - 534
APA - 2303
APC - 17926
CPP - 1279
HOPE - 357
KOWA - 311
NCP - 887
PDP - 660, 762
PPN - 537
UDP - 286
UPP - 1121
Total valid votes - 688584
Rejected votes - 14,825
Total votes cast - 703,409

Presidential election result for Abia state - PDP wins

As announced by the VC of UNN, prof. Chukwuma Ozumba, the collation officer of Abia state
AA - 315
ACPN - 2194
AD - 448
ADC - 569
APA - 2766
APC - 13,394
CPP - 1046
HOPE - 125
KOWA - 173
NCP - 745
PDP - 368,303
PPN - 424
UDP - 213
UPP - 330
Total valid votes -391,045
Rejected votes - 1004
Total votes cast - 401,049

Presidential election result for Akwa-Ibom - PDP wins

As announced by Prof James Epoke, VC, University of Calabar, the returning officer for Akwa-Ibom
AA - 1,600
ACPN - 443
AD - 474
ADC - 608
APA - 384
APC - 58,411
CPP - 412
HOPE - 192
KOWA - 160
NCP - 381
PDP - 953,304 (PDP wins)
PPN - 327
UDP - 224
UPP -144
Total valid votes -1,017,064
Rejected votes - 11,487
Total votes cast -1,028,551

Presidential election result for Imo state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, former VC of UNILAG, collating officer for Imo state
AA - 533
ACPN - 956
AD - 757
ADC - 1617
APA - 2236
APC - 133,253
CPP - 733
HOPE - 157
KOWA - 158
NCP - 784
PDP - 559,185 (PDP Wins)
PPN - 414
UDP - 264
UPP - 1917
Total valid votes -  702,964
Rejected votes - 28,957
Total votes cast - 731921

Presidential election result for Plateau state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Emmanuel Kocha, VC University of Agriculture, Makurdi, RO for Plateau
AA - 178
ACPN - 391
AD - 279
ADC - 406
APA - 618
APC - 429,140
CPP - 237
HOPE - 56
KOWA - 138
NCP - 693
PDP - 549,615 (PDP wins)
PPN - 554
UPD - 54
UPP - 29
Total valid votes - 982,388
Rejected votes - 18304
Total votes cast- 1,000,692

Monday, March 30, 2015

APC worried over delays in releasing results in SE, SS

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the delay in releasing the results of last weekend’s elections in the South-East and the South-South gives room for concern, against the background of the results that are streaming in from other parts of the country.
In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said apart from Rivers and Akwa Ibom, where everyone knows what the situation is, there has been nothing but silence from the remaining states as far as the results are concerned.
It said many concerned Nigerians have called the party to express their concern over the delay, and to share their concerns on whether something sinister is behind the palpable silence.

‘Nigerians rejected decade of PDP misrule’

The Kogi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Haddy Ametuo has attributed the victory of the presidential candidate of the party, General Muhammadu Buhari in the state to the more than a decade of bad governance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Lokoja Monday, the he said the people of the state opted for change because they were tired of deception.

Mark Wins Senate Seat, Defeats Former NANS President

There is jubilation in Otukpo, the headquarters of the Benue South senatorial district, following the declaration of Senate President David Mark (PDP) as the winner of the senatorial election.
He defeated former president of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Comrade Daniel Onjeh of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Presidential election result for Nasarawa state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Findadi VC of Federal University, Lokoja, who is RO for Nasarawa state
AA - 40
ACPN - 95
AD - 74
ADC - 105
APA -310
APC - 236, 838
CPP - 131
HOPE - 4
KOWA - 48
NCP - 222
PDP - 273, 460 (PDP wins)
DPN - 164
UPD - 23
UPP - 33
Total votes cast - 511,547
Rejected votes - 10,094
Total votes cast - 521, 641

Presidential election result for Oyo state - APC wins

As announced by Prof Ayobami Salami, the Dep. VC (Academics) of OAU, returning officer for Oyo
AA - 6,331
ACPN - 8,979
AD - 6, 282
ADC - 5,000
APA - 4,468
APC - 528, 620 (APC wins)
CPP - 6, 674
HOPE - 839
KOWA - 1,312
NCP - 1,895
PDP - 303, 376
PPN - 2,842
UDP - 1,069
UPP - 3,665
Total valid votes - 881, 352
Rejected votes - 47, 254
Total votes cast - 928, 606

Presidential election results for FCT, Abuja - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Michael Faborode, former VC of OAU, Ile Ife, the returning officer for FCT
AA - 139
ACPN - 342
AD - 240
ADC - 288
APA - 674
APC - 146, 399
CPP - 347
HOPE - 83
KOWA - 165
NCP - 473
PDP - 157, 195 (PDP wins)
PPN - 269
UDP - 95
UPP - 96
Total valid votes - 306, 805
Rejected votes - 9210
Total votes cast - 316, 015

Presidential election result for Ondo state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Olusola Oyewole the VC, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
AA - 386
ACPN - 2406
AD - 1,237
ADC - 1,227
APA - 1139
APC - 299,889 (APC wins)
CPP - 1,012
HOPE - 184
KOWA - 223
NCP - 846
PDP - 251,368
PPN - 734
UPD - 184
UPP - 221
Total valid votes - 561, 056
Rejected votes - 21,379
Total votes cast - 582, 435

Foreign Secretary and US Secretary of State joint statement on the Nigerian elections.

Our governments welcome the largely peaceful vote on 28 March. The Nigerian people have shown a commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders.
So far, we have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process. But there are disturbing indications that the collation process - where the votes are finally counted -

Presidential election results in Ekiti state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Adeniyi Daramola, VC of FUT, Akure , the Returning Officer for Ekiti state.
AA - 94 votes
ACPN - 538
AD - 754
ADC- 424
APA - 482
APC - 120, 331
CPP - 330
HDP- 94
KOWA - 108
NCP - 377
PDP - 176, 466 (wins)
PPN - 388
UPD - 60
UPP - 145
Total votes cast: 309, 445

Presidential election results for Ogun state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Duro Oni, Dep. VC of UNILAG, who is the Returning Officer for Ogun state 
ACPN - 3072
AD - 1927
ADC - 1364
APA - 1930
APC - 308, 290 (APC wins)
CPP- 978
HOPE - 332
KOWA - 432
NCP - 815
PDP - 207, 950
PPN - 4339
UDP - 562
UPP - 597
Total valid votes - 533, 172
Rejected votes - 26, 441
Total votes cast - 559 - 613

Presidential election results for Enugu state - PDP Wins

As announced by the VC of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Prof. Hilary Edoga who is Returning Officer for Enugu state..
AA - 441
ACPN - 479
AD - 269
ADC - 478
APA - 715
APC - 14, 157
CPP - 237
HOPE - 110
KOWA - 203
NCP - 761
PDP - 553, 003 (PDP wins)
PPN - 407
UDP - 1,623
UPP - 290
Total valid vote cast - 573, 173
Rejected votes - 12,459
Total vote cast - 585, 632

Presidential election results for Kogi state - APC wins

As announced by the VC of University of Abuja, who is the Returning Officer for Kogi state
AA - 700
ACPN - 1,089
AD - 427
ADC - 761
APA - 1,001
APC - 264,851
CPP - 967
HOPE - 144
KOWA - 190
NCP - 399
PDP, 149, 987
PPN - 476
UPD - 180
UPP - 156
Total valid vote - 421, 328
Rejected votes - 17, 959
Total votes cast - 439, 287

Presidential election result from Osun state - APC wins

As announced by Professor Isaac Asusu, VC of the Federal University, Oye, Ekiti, RO for Osun state
APC: 383,603

Wike Debunks APC Claims Of Electoral Irregularities In Rivers

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Mr Nyesom Wike, has dismissed the claims of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that there were irregularities in the electoral process.

Buhari Polls 1.3m Votes In Katsina

Buhari supporters

The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, General Muhammad Buhari has polled one million, three hundred and forty five thousand, four hundred and forty one (1,345,441) votes to sweep the presidential polls in Katsina state.
Buhari won overwhelmingly in all the 34 council areas of the state to defeat PDP’s President Jonathan who got 98,937 votes.

Buhari Leads Jonathan In Adamawa

Muhammadu Buhari, is leading his major rival President Goodluck Jonathan in Adamawa state as indicated by the results of 14 Local Governments so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Adamawa State has 21 local government areas.

Out of the results declared, APC won in nine Local Governments while PDP won in five local governments.

Makarfi Loses Kaduna North Senatorial Seat To Hukunyi

Ahmed Makarfi

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi has lost Kaduna North senatorial seat to his former commissioner of finance, Alhaji Suleiman Othman Hukunyi of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Hukunyi defeated Makarfi who has been in the Senate since 2007 with 447,919 votes. Makarfi of the PDP got 136,197 votes.

Aliyu Loses Niger East Senatorial Election To David Umaru


All Progressives Congress senatorial candidate for Niger East, Barr. David Umaru  has defeated Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu of Peoples Democratic Party.
Umaru of APC scored 257,831 votes, while Aliyu scored 8, 094 votes in a result declared by the retuning officer, Ali Audu  around 6.40 am Monday morning.

Update On Presidential Election Results From Ondo State As Declared By INEC

Akoko North-West Local Government
APC-     17,997
PDP-     12,048
Ose Local Government
APC-    11,300
PDP-    13,466
Ifedore Local Government
APC-    13,459
PDP-    8, 031

Angry Youths Burn Down PDP Chieftain’s House, Vandalise Unity FM In Jos

Youths from Anguwan Rogo and Zinaria community in Jos North local government area of Plateau State yesterday went after a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member and the PDP governorship campaign coordinator for Jos North, Muhammed Adam, after he tagged a religious scholar and youths who had stoned him the previous day as Boko Haram members during a live chat with journalists.

Presidential Election Results From Kaduna State

The Presidential result for 17 local government areas ‎released in Kaduna state so far shows that General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress is progressively leading polling 836,728 votes as against President Goodluck Jonathan who polled 267,169 votes.
In Sanga LGA APC polled 12,817 while PDP polled 22,838 votes. In Soba LGA, APC polled 61,656 while PDP polled 1,998. In Jaba LGA APC polled 5342 votes while PDP polled 18,314 votes. In Kaura LGA APC polled 7,101 votes while PDP polled27,502 votes. In Sabon Garin LGA APC polled 71,022 votes PDP polled 10,845. In Kajuru LGA, APC polled 11,592 while PDP polled 29,292. In Kudan LGA, APC polled ‎38,177 while PDP polled 2,167. In Kubau LGA. ACP polled 63,875 while PDP polled 6,377.

International Observer, Jennifer Lynne Says Rivers Election Compromised


The Executive Director of Contact Project, Jennifer Lynne, believes that presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State were indeed compromised.
Ms Lynne, an international observer monitoring the Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State, was speaking on Channels Television via the telephone on Sunday night.
She said that over the course of Saturday, she, along with the multinational civil society observation team had the opportunity to move across Port Harcourt, the state capital and observe several of the polling units.

Ondo election results

The Results for the Presidential and National Assemblies polls is at follow;
APC: 299,889
PDP: 251, 368
Senatorial Results

Buhari wins in Jigawa and Kogi States

APC Presidential candidate, Gen Buhari has been declared winner of the presidential election in Kogi state. The Kogi INEC Collation Officer Prof. Adikwu Michael while making the announcement at the state's secretariat in Lokoja this morning said Buhari pulled 264,851 votes out of the 439,287 votes that was cast in the state. President Jonathan pulled 149,987 votes. Gen Buhari won in 15 of the 21 LGAs of the state while President Jonathan won in 6 LGAs. In terms of percentage, Gen Buhari had 60.3% votes while President Jonathan had 34.1% votes.

APC wins Jigawa elections

ALL Progressive Congress (APC) has won all the three Senators seats contested during the last saturday general election in Jigawa state.
The APC’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari also has the won the presidential election in the state.

Election tragedy: Pregnant woman kills husband for opposing Buhari

Tragedy struck yesterday at Ejigbo, a suburb of Lagos State, when a pregnant woman stabbed her husband dead for allegedly refusing to support the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
The woman is being interrogated by the police. It was gathered that the couple supported different presidential candidates.
While the husband was said to have decided to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his wife, simply identified as Onyiyechi, voted for Buhari.

Anxiety as Nigerians await full results

Anxiety yesterday, gripped Nigerians as supporters, of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) await the release of the full results of the presi­dential election held across the country on Saturday.

Expect results today – Jega

More than 24 hours after the presidential election, Chairman of the Inde­pendent National Elec­toral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega disclosed yesterday, that the results will be announced today. He spoke at a news confer­ence held in Abuja.
Jega, who tactically refused to ad­dress the nation since the polls started last Saturday, told a press conference in Abuja that in tandem with the Elec­toral Act, results will be announced 48 hours after the official closing hour of the polls. According to him, the colla­tion exercise will commence at noon at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Jonathan leads in South, core North –PDPPCO

Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Demo­cratic Party Presi­dential Campaign Organisa­tion, (PDPPCO), Femi Fani Kayode has declared that the ruling party’s presiden­tial candidate, Dr Good­luck Jonathan, was leading weekend’s election with vic­tory in 23 states.
Fani Kayode, who had ac­cused the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) of posting fake results of the presidential elections, using phony social media, noted that only the In­dependent National Electoral Commission (INEC) enjoys the statutory mandate to re­lease election results.

We have Video Evidence Of Rigging In Rivers – Peterside

The Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State, Dakuku Peterside, says the party is in possession of a video evidence of rigging in Rivers State.
Mr Peterside was speaking via the telephone on Channels Television’s election monitoring programme in the early hours of Monday, March 30.

UN boss congratulates Nigerians on peaceful elections

United Nations Secretary Gen­eral Ban Ki-moon yesterday congratulated Nigeri­ans for holding “largely peaceful and orderly” elections despite Boko Haram attacks and urged them to continue to main­tain a peaceful atmo­sphere.
Ban condemned attacks carried out by “Boko Ha­ram and others who have attempted to disrupt” the presidential and parlia­mentary polls. But he said Nigerians had shown resil­ience by pressing forward and turning out to vote “in the face of unjustifiable violence.”

APC posting fake results, PDP alleges

The Peoples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) has accused the main opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) of circulating on the social media, fake results of the Presidential and Nation­al Assembly elections held at the weekend. The PDP National Public­ity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement, alleged that the APC was behind the results, which he dismissed as “fake and do not represent the true results, which are currently being collated by INEC, the only body authorised to re­lease and announce results.”

Uba to INEC: Don’t declare any PDP candidate

As Nigeri­ans await the results of Satur­day’s election, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief­tain, Chris Uba, has warned the In­dependent National Electoral Commis­sion (INEC) not to declare results in the name of any candi­date of the party in Anambra state.
Uba, whose name and those in his line-up were earlier pub­lished by INEC as candidates before the list was changed three days to February 14 re-scheduled polls said the warning be­came imperative due to pending cases of all PDP candidates at the Supreme and Federal High Courts.

Jonathan’s Invisible 25,000Km Roads: Travel The Distance With Me

When the Jonathan administration posted pictures of a private Lagos residential estate as one of its thousands of estate projects in the northeast of Nigeria, it looked like a one-off mistake. When the same administration posted a picture of a Cameroonian road as one of its great works on the transformation of Nigerian roads, it looked like another big error. Both are unforgivable lies but they pale in comparison to the claims of the government that they have either renovated or built 25,000 km of roads. As consistent as this administration has been with misrepresenting the truth, its claims on 25,000km of roads has been the most daring lie ever told by a Nigerian government in recent times.

Blind couple dazes voters at Ibadan polling unit

Wahab Rafiu Adeniyi and his wife, Famuyiwa Ba­sirat were among the over 1,022 registered voters that participated in last Saturday’s presidential election at St John’s Pri­mary School, Ward 5, Unit 4 and 5, Idi- Ose, Ona Ara Local Government Area of Oyo State. But there was something seemingly odd about the couple.
As other voters jostled for vantage positions on the queue as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presiding officer announced the end of the accreditation and preparations for the commencement of voting, at about 1.35pm, Adeniyi and his wife sat isolated on the bare floor of the corridor of one of the school classrooms.

24-hour Curfew Imposed On Bauchi After Gunmen Attack

Bauchi State Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, has imposed a 24 hour curfew on the state, following attacks by unknown gunmen on voters at collation centres in Kirfi and Alkaleri local government areas of the state.
The gunmen who invaded the towns in a convoy of about 10 vehicles, reportedly destroyed many electoral materials at the polling units.
The governor approved the curfew in view of threat to life of innocent citizens who will be caught in the crossfire.

Oshiomhole Threatens To Drag Army To ICC Over Edo Elections Mayhem

Edo State Governor Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has petitioned the Commander of the 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Benin City, Brig.Gen.Olajide Laleye, over what he described as illegal deployment of soldiers in Owan Federal constituency and other parts of Edo North senatorial district by one Lt.Colonel Abiodun Uwadia (rtd), the Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan during the weekend National Assembly and Presidential elections in Edo state.

Nigerians Should Accept Election Results – Wamakko

Sokoto state governor, Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko said has appealed to Nigerians to accept the out come of the elections in good fate.
The governor after casting his vote in Wamakko local government area, urged politicians and electorates alike to have the fear of God in their activities. Wamakko expressed confidence with the level of Independent National Electoral Commissions (INEC) preparation.
“We should be able road accept victory and defeat as the case maybe. However, with we have seen, Nigeria is on the path to growth” Wamakko avered.

3 ad-hoc staff die in auto crash

Resident Commis­sioner of Inde­pendent National Electoral Com­mission (INEC) in Benue State, Prof Istfanus Daf­wang has confirmed that three ad-hoc staff of the commission died in the course of election duty in Benue State.

Election: BBOG Group Resumes Sit-out

The #BringBackOurGirls group yesterday resumed its normal sit-out after suspending it on Saturday to enble its members participate in the presidential and National Assembly election.
In a statement signed by the leaders of the group, Oby Ezekwesili and Hadiza Bala Usman, the group had said the suspension would only be for a day as it would continue its sit-out and its demand for the return of the 219 Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram sect since April 14, 2014.
Describing itself as a non-partisan civic movement, it made it clear that irrespective of the outcome of the elections , it would continue to advocate and demand for justice for the abducted girls until they are rescued.

Bafana Bafana, Super Eagles Settle For Draw

South Africa’s Bafana Bafana escaped defeat by the whiskers, thanks to Bongani Zungu’s late equaliser against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the 90th minute of an international friendly between the two countries played at Mbombela Stadium Nelspruit, yesterday afternoon.
CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa seemed to have taken the game beyond the host when he scored a classy goal in the 85th minute of the encounter, very much like his first goal against Argentina at the 2014 FIFA World Cup hosted by Brazil.

2015 Polls: ECOWAS Applauds INEC, Security Agencies

The Economic Community of West Africa State (ECOWAS) Election Observer Mission (EOM) has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for its leadership and professionalism during the conduct of the 2015 elections and also paid tribute to the security agencies for their impartial and exemplary conduct.
In a communique issued by the ECOWAS Commission and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, it said, ‘’although the card reader malfunctioned in some polling stations especially in the finger print identification of voters resorting to use of manual accreditation of voters as well as a delay in the voting process, as in the cases of polling unit Shiyar-Wakini in Wamako (Sokoto),

Why I Reacted To Derogatory Comment About Former Nigerian Military Leaders – IBB

IBB. babangida. Former Military Leader, gen. Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babangida
Former military head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has given reason for reacting to alleged insolent documentary against the country’s former military leaders.
IBB told journalists in Minna at the weekend after his accreditation at his hill top polling unit before he voted that he reacted because the situation was getting too much and that he had the right to react the way he did.

APC Fundraising Platform: NCC Urges Court To Stay Execution Of Judgment

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged Justice Ibrahim Buba of the Federal High Court in Lagos to stay the execution of the judgment ordering the commission to pay the All Progressives Congress (APC) the sum of N500 million for suspending the party’s fundraising platform.
The NCC is urging the court to stay execution of the judgment pending the hearing and determination of the appeal it filed through the commission’s counsel, Paul Usoro (SAN) against the judgment before the Lagos division of the Court of Appeal.

FG Moves To Eliminate High Internet Cost, Multiple Taxations

The federal government is set to eliminate high cost of internet services through a regulation that would put an end to multiple terrestrial transmission cable pricing and multiple taxations which have stunted the growth of bandwidth distribution across the country with the formulation of cost based transmission pricing model for all telecom operators.
Executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Juwah speaking in Lagos at a stakeholder forum said the transmission cable market has been dominated by discriminatory and arbitrary pricing, predatory pricing and denial of access to viable routes, etc to many operators and end-users which have made Nigeria’s fibre optic bandwidth pricing one of the most expensive globally.

History Beckons As Buhari Sets To Unseat Jonathan

Barring any attempt to scuttle the will of the people, the stage seems set for a change of leadership in the nation’s polity with results of the weekend’s presidential polls indicating that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is in comfortable lead in three of the country’s six geo-political zones.
The zones include the two largest ones – North West and South West. Buhari also polled more votes than his arch-rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan, in North East zone.

INEC Denies Receiving Protest Report From Rivers APC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has denied receiving any report from any of the agents of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in all the 181 polling units in Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Same Gesila Khan, in a statement in Port Harcourt on Sunday evening, said Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi was in Ikwerre as a voter and not governor, pointing out that as at the time he demanded the result sheets, elections had not commenced.

APC wins Jigawa north-east senatorial seat

Alhaji Ubali Shitu of All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged winner of the Jigawa north-east senatorial election.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Shitu won the election by defeating two other candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM).
Declaring the result, the Returning Officer, Prof. Adamu Usman, said Shitu scored 193,960 votes to win the election.

Results of presidential election in Sokoto State

Collation Officer, Prof Abdul Bagudu presided over the announcement of  the result by officers of each  Local Government Area at the INEC Sokoto State Collation Centre for Presidential Election in Sultan Muhammadu Maccido Institute for Kor’ and General Studies, Sokoto last night.
The results were as follows:

Result of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos

Result of Ibeju Lekki, Lagos
Registered 81455, Accredited 25, 174.
VOTES: AA 11, AD 55, ACPN 46, ADC 27,  APA 30, APC 12016, CP 15, HOPE 2, KOWA 4, NPC 7, PDP 10812,  PPM 7, UDP 5, UPP 5, VALID VOTES 23O42, REJECTED 571.

States Should Establish Health Insurance Agency – NHIS

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) has advised state governments to   come up with their own health insurance agency, while making health insurance mandatory through their house of assembly.
The executive secretary, NHIS, Dr Femi Thomas, who stated this yesterday in Abuja at a workshop on NHIS Plus programme, added that states could also create programmes for formal and informal sector as well as equity banks for the poor and vulnerable people.
“Some percentage of the National Health Act which has just been passed can actually go through these equity banks for the vulnerable people in the society.”

Police Arrest INEC Official In Taraba Over Electoral Fraud

The police in Taraba State has arrested the electoral officer in charge of Ibi local government area of the state over alleged electoral malpractice in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls.
The command’s spokesman, ASP Joseph Kwaji, who confirmed the arrest, said voters in the area reported to him when they discovered that ballot papers for the House of Representatives election were tampered with.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Oshodi Violence: MC Oluomo Reacts

The National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, chieftain in Oshodi, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, Musiliu Akinsanya a.k.a. MC Oluomo, has voiced out about the unexpected conflict which occurred at the axis earlier today 26 March 2015.

According to the official BlackBerry Broadcast Message he sent after the fight which was rebroadcasted by a lot of Yoruba movie stars this morning,

Oyedepo’s Church, Winners Chapel Burnt Down Over Purported Support For Jonathan

A branch of the Living Faith Church, popularly called the Winners Chapel, in Giwa, headquarters of Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State, has been set ablaze.

The church, founded by Bishop David Oyedepo, was reportedly set ablaze by two unidentified arsonists.

During the incident that happened on March 20, 2015 at about 2:30pm, nothing was saved from the church.

Security Tips For Tomorrow's Election

1. As at today, the Nigeria Police Force and other relevant security agencies have been put on high alert and they are expected to conduct periodic and random searches on people, vehicles and various hotspots. Thus, we are therefore advised to cooperate with them during this period; do not abuse security agents, obstruct their work, or resist them unnecessarily to avoid unfortunate repercussions. We have been informed that the Show of Force exercise also authorizes a Shoot-at-Sight order, if necessary

Pundits Tip Buhari For Victory - Sun Newspaper

As Nigerians go to the polls tomorrow, political pundits have tipped General Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to defeat President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The pundits all seasoned journalists, made their prediction after two sessions of deliberations at a Presidential Election Roundtable organised by Newsbreak.ng, a broad-spectrum online news medium, which examined issues around the presidential election.

Buhari’s Friend Produced INEC Card Readers, APC Has ‘master Key’ – Fani- Kayode

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday called to question the integrity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), accusing it of working for the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The PDP specifically alleged that the INEC not only awarded the contract for the supply of Master Card Readers to an APC apologist, but also handed the master key to the man whom it identified as Sani Musa.

Mbaka Lied Over Frozen Accounts – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) has described as blatant lie the claim by the Enugu-based Catholic priest, Reverend father Ejike Mbaka, that his accounts had been frozen by the commission.

EFCC spokesman, Wilson Uwujaren, stated this in an interview with Daily Independent in Abuja, yesterday.

President Jonathan writes letter to key Northern citizens (read)

Ondo State Deputy Governor Dumps PDP for APC

Alhaji Alli Olanusi: dumps PDP for APC
Alhaji Alli Olanusi: dumps PDP for APC
Ondo state deputy governor Alhaji Alli Olanusi has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Olanusi, 71, and Governor Olusegun Mimiko defected to the PDP from Labour Party only last year but since their defection, there’s been tussle between the existing PDP leaders in the state and Mimiko. Olanusi and Mimiko have always also been at loggerheads, with speculations few years ago, that he would resign. Of recent, there were speculations that Mimiko was trying to work out his impeachment.

Patience Jonathan misfires in Ibadan

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Wife of Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, has misfired again by saying those who jailed ‘Adelabu’ would also jail the people of Oyo State, if they voted for the All Progressives Congress, APC.

PDP has exhausted its goodwill – Buhari

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General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate has stated that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has has lost its goodwill because it failed to perform in 16 years.

Police, NIS, NSCDC To Deploy 11, 040 Personnel ‎To Edo

File Photo: Mobile policemen in light fitness activities ahead of Ekiti election in Ado Ekiti.File Photo: Mobile policemen in light fitness activities ahead of Ekiti election in Ado Ekiti.

A total of 11, 040 combined personnel of the Police, Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, are to monitor Saturday’s presidential elections in Edo state.
This was made known on Thursday in Benin at a joint press briefing addressed by the State Police Command image maker, DSP Joseph Edoigiawerie, his NSCDC counterpart, Efosa Ogbebor and the State Comptroller of NIS, Alana Olusegun.

List of electoral offfences on election day print FILE PHOTO: A woman casting her vote

FILE PHOTO: A woman casting her vote
FILE PHOTO: A woman casting her vote

The Police have warned voters to beware of certain electoral offences on the election days.
The warning was contained a statement signed by Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Force Public Relations Officer, on Thursday,

Jonathan will win by landslide – Yuguda

President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Isa Yuguda during his visit to Bauchi State
President Goodluck Jonathan and Governor Isa Yuguda during his visit to Bauchi State

Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State has predicted a landslide victory for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Yuguda, who spoke to newsmen on Thursday at the Government House, Bauchi, said that the PDP would be victorious because the electorate was pleased with the party’s achievements.
“What I am expecting is a landslide for PDP.

6 Weeks Of Counter-Insurgency Without Chibok Girls, Not Acceptable – BBOG Group


With one day left of the six weeks dedicated to the liberation of the towns and communities under the Boko Haram terrorists and the possible rescue of the Chibok girls, the #BringBackOurGirls group has described the inability of the troops to rescue the girls as unacceptable.
While addressing a press conference to mark the end of the six weeks countdown by the group yesterday, leaders of the movement, Oby Ezekwesili and Bala Hadiza Usman said “there have been a litany of unacceptable contradictory statements and updates on the whereabouts and rescue activities of the Government for our 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

FG Unlocks N1bn Special Credit Line For Lagos MSMEs

The federal government has unlocked a N1 billon special credit line, through the national enterprise development programme (NEDEP) for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and Cooperatives in Lagos State. The minister of industry, trade and investment, Mr Olusegun Aganga, said the direct micro-enterprise funding further demonstrated the commitment of the current administration to developing enterprises at the grass roots in order to create jobs, enhance growth and ultimately reduce poverty.

Fresh Abuja Accord: We’ll Accept Outcome Of Poll – Jonathan, Buhari

The two leading presidential candidates in Saturday’s presidential poll, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Gen Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have signed another peace accord, with a promise to abide by the outcome of tomorrow’s presidential election.
The new peace pact signed by the duo yesterday at the Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, was a renewal of the agreement they signed alongside other presidential candidates on January 14, 2015, tagged the Abuja Accord.

Change Is About New Nigeria – Aisha Buhari

Wife of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) Hajia Aisha Muhammadu Buhari has said that the slogan ‘change’ is about welfare of Nigerians and development of the country. This is just as she also said that a vote for her husband is a vote for better and new Nigeria.
Mrs. Buhari made the assertion at a dinner with women in Kaduna on Wednesday night.

Robbers Raid Okada Riders

Rampaging armed bandits, operating in Effurun community, Delta State, in the early hours of yesterday, allegedly robbed motorcycle operators and carted away from them estimated N170, 000 including their cell phones.
While the police in Ebrumede Divisional headquarters, Uvwie Local Government area of the State, said it has arrested four robbery suspects, the armed hoodlums said to have been numbering over sixteen, descended on the Motorcycle operators in their park around a popular Hotel (name wit held) after shooting sporadically into the air and in an orchestrated jamboree, ordered them to face the ground while the operation lasted; before they zoomed into the thin air with the vehicle they came with.

Rivers: We Can’t Be Intimidated Anymore, APC Tells Police, PDP

Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 23 local government areas of Rivers State have vowed to resist any further intimidation, and arrests of their members by the Nigeria Police, working in collaboration with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This is as the APC leaders alleged that the chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ikwerre local government area, Hon. Nwobueze Amadi, escaped death yesterday morning when gunmen dressed in police uniform forced their way into his residence at Isiokpo, headquarters of the local government council and started shooting sporadically.

Robbers Kill Bank Manager, Others In Ondo

Armed robbers numbering seven yesterday evening, invaded the ancient town of Owo, headquarters of Owo Local Government Area of Ondo state, killing an unspecified number of people.
According to an eyewitness , the armed robbers killed the Manager of a branch of Wema Bank in the town and his assistant, during the robbery operation.
Although the identities of the deceased bank officials could not be ascertained, it was gathered that the two officials failed to “co-operate” with the robbers when they stormed their bank.

Elections: FRSC Deploys 20,000 Personnel Across Nigeria

Ahead of tomorrow’s general election, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has deployed 20,000 personnel, 413 patrol vehicles, ambulances and tow trucks along designated routes of the highways in its efforts to collaborate with other security agencies to ensure sanity on the nation’s highways.
The commission has also drawn a road map towards effective patrolling of designated routes of the highways, in addition to prompt rescue services and public enlightenment campaigns, as part of measures to engender best road safety practices among road users throughout the March 28 and April 11 elections.

IBB Returns From Routine Check-up In Germany

Former head of state, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, yesterday arrived Nigeria from a check-up in Germany aboard a private jet.
He arrived at Minna International Airport at about 6pm accompanied by his first son, Mohammed, who went to meet him in Germany last week, and his daughter, Halima, who left with him on the 14th of this month.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Jonathan Unveils Vision For Next Four Years

As part of last-minute efforts to woo the electorate to vote massively for him in Saturday’s presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan has highlighted his achievements in office, stating with confidence that he will win the election because Nigerians know that he has delivered in the last four years.

In a document released on Tuesday titled: "My Vision for Nigeria,” Jonathan also unveiled his plan for Nigeria if re-elected president, stressing that his plan is to build on the platform he has laid to deliver growth, prosperity, peace and justice for all so as to take Nigeria to the next level.

Buhari’s Eligibility Suit Suffers Setback, Adjourned To April 22

A Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned all the suits challenging the eligibility of presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari,till April 22 and 23, 2015.

Justice Adeniyi Ademola fixed the date after he dismissed applications by two intended parties to join the suit as defendants.

‎The judge said the adjournment would affect all the pending suits against Buhari in his court.


Audit Report Vindicated Sanusi, Nailed NNPC – Peterside

The president and founder of ANAP Foundation, Mr Atedo Peterside, said yesterday that contrary to speculations in the media, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN), Lamido Sanusi Lamido, was not suspended from office because of his whistle blowing allegation that the NNPC failed to remit the sum $20billion to the Federation Account, but because strained   relationship between the Presidency and the ex- governor predated the NNPC whistle blowing saga and was predicated on accusations of financial impropriety levelled against the CBN as far back as mid-2013 by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) which subsequently, prompted the President to query the ex-CBN governor.

FG defends electricity tariff cut

Despite the criticisms that have greeted the recent slash of electricity tariffs, the Federal Government says the cut is aimed at improving the welfare of Nigerians.

According to the government, the reduction in tariffs will not lead to poor electricity supply, but will rather reduce the cost burden on the consumers and make the power firms to look inwards and come up with better ways of reducing their losses.

Time to vote for our conscience

Ballot box
Now that the 2015 elections are around the corner, the world has shifted its focus to Nigeria waiting to see how truly serious we are about sustaining democratic governance. A lot of politicking has been witnessed in the last few weeks to prepare the ground for the elections and there is no gainsaying the fact that a majority of the electorate might have made up their minds as to which candidate(s) or party to vote for. However, there is the need to prick the conscience of Nigerians on what to consider before casting their votes.

Buhari planning to build prisons —Patience Jonathan

Mrs. Patience Jonathan
Wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, has warned women against voting for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, saying the retired soldier was planning to build prisons if elected into power.

Speaking at a rally organised by the women wing of the Peoples Democratic Party, in Akure, Ondo State, on Tuesday, the President’s wife said Nigerian women should reciprocate the gesture of her husband, who ensured that a large number of women was appointed into political offices during his administration.

Tinubu, Fashola planning to bribe Lagos monarchs –PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party on Tuesday said it had discovered plans by the Lagos State Governor Raji Fashola and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, to financially induce all Lagos monarchs ahead of the general elections.

The Lagos chapter of the PDP said a meeting had been scheduled to hold on Wednesday (today) where Lagos monarchs would be given money.

The meeting, according to the PDP, is at the instance of Tinubu.

2 killed in APC, SDP supporters’ clash in Edo

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Two persons were reportedly killed and three others seriously injured on Monday evening in a clash between supporters of the All Progressive Congress, APC, and the Social Democratic Party, SDP, at Imiegba in Estako East local government area of Edo State.

Buhari urges supporters to shun violence print General Muhammadu Buhari

General Muhammadu BuhariGeneral Muhammadu Buhari

Presidential candidate of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has called on his party’s supporters to shun violence during and after the elections.
Buhari made the call on Tuesday in Bauchi at the North East Zonal Presidential Campaign Rally.
“I call on all the APC supporters in the zone to make sure that they remain peaceful on election day and refuse any intimidation to cause violence.

See The Restriction Of Movement Issued By The Police On The Election Days

The press statement released by Nigeria Police Force:
As part of efforts to ensure adequate security in the forthcoming general elections across all the Federation on Saturday 28th March, 2015 and 11th April, 2015, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Suleiman Abba, CFR, NPM, NPOM, mni has ordered the restriction on vehicular movements as follows:
(i) Saturday 28th March, 2015, 8.00am – 5.00pm only.
(ii) Saturday 11th April, 2015 8.00am – 5.00pm only

Boko Haram Abducts 400+ Women In Borno State

(Reuters) - Boko Haram militants have kidnapped more than 400 women and children from the northern Nigerian town of Damasak that was freed this month by troops from Niger and Chad, residents said on Tuesday.

There was no immediate official confirmation of the figure, but the Islamist group has previously carried out mass kidnappings. Boko Haram's abduction last April of nearly 300 schoolgirls in the region stirred international outrage and drew global attention to the group's six-year insurgency.

Obasanjo Uncovers Plot To Hand Over To Military Should Jonathan Lose

.....condemns attacks on Buhari over certificate

ABEOKUTA- Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Tuesday, disclosed that he has uncovered another plot by the Presidency to handover to the Nigerian military if it loses the coming Presidential election.

Over 500 APC Members Defect To PDP In Lagos

EPE — OVER 500 members of the All Progressives Party, APC, have been received into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by the Lagos East senatorial coordinator of the GoodluckThumb, Habib Uthman, during the ‘thank you Nigeria’ concert/rally organised by the South-West Zone of the group, in Epe, Lagos State.

“prepare For Nuclear War” Russia Warns Citizens As US Tanks Flood Into Europe

A new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that the Ministry of Civil Defence, Emergencies and Disaster Relief (MChS) has issued an order for all companies employers to prepare for nuclear war, while at the same time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) has slammed the US for flooding Europe with tanks and armored vehicles.

Independent Surveys Give Jonathan Edge Over Buhar

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, with at least a margin of 17 per cent at the presidential election scheduled to hold on Saturday.

Anxiety As Judge Adjourns Suit To Stop Buhari Till Today.

There was anxiety in the camp of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday as a Federal High Court in Abuja fixed Wednesday (today) for further proceedings in one of the suits challenging the eligibility of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), to contest in Saturday’s presidential election.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Disqualification of Gen. Buhari from presidential election portends great danger – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned against any orchestrated, last-minute disqualification of its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu, in order to pave the way for an easy
victory for President Goodluck Jonathan or even another postponement of the elections

Osinbanjo urges Nigerians to vote out Jonathan in Saturday’s election

The running mate of All Progressives Congress presidential candidate , Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has urged the electorates to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP)and its presidential candidate ,Dr Goodluck jonathan in Saturday’s election,saying Jonathan has failed the country.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti yesterday , Osinbajo said the PDP government has lost focus in the last 16 years that it has been in the saddle of governing the country