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NASS Visits INEC

3 years ago /

The chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega has been advised to fix hitches noticed during the March 28 polls before the April eleven Governorship and State Assembly elections. Chairman, senate committee on INEC, Senator Andy Ubah and his house of representatives counterpart Jerry Maniwe gave the advise during...

Igbos Set Agenda For Buhari

3 years ago /

The people of South Eastern Nigeria, Igbos, say they expect Nigeria’s president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari to be magnanimous to the people of the zone when he takes the mantle on May 29. A group of professionals known as Igbo Conventional Group said the time has come for a new era where the...

 

IPCR Congratulates Nigerians

3 years ago /

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolutions has commended the role played by Nigerians in the just concluded March 28 presidential election. In a statement signed by the director general of the institute, Professor Oshita Oshita, the institute applauds all political parties and stakeholders in respecting the Abuja accord signed by...

Bayelsans Not Happy With Presidential Polls

3 years ago /

Few days after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the results of the presidential election, people in Bayelsa State are claiming that President Goodluck Jonathan lost due to irregularities in the conduct of the elections in some parts of the country. Others however, described President Jonathan as a statesman of un-common...

 

Nigerian Lawmakers Commend Jonathan

3 years ago /

Lawmakers have described the conceding of defeat by President Goodluck Jonathan to General Muhammadu Buhari as a show of sportsmanship. Some legislators, who spoke to AIT’s Chika Obi while applauding the President, spoke on their expectations from the President-Elect....

FAJ Demands Release Of Al jazeera journalists

3 years ago /

Federation of African Journalists, FAJ, has demanded the unconditional release of two Aljazeera journalists being held by the Nigerian army for almost two weeks. At a news briefing on Thursday in Abuja, the President of FAJ, Mohammed Garba says their continued arrest is beginning to draw negative international attention at a...

Breaking: Kano State REC Dies In Fire With Family

3 years ago /

Kano State resident electiral comissioner, Abdullahi Mikaila, his wife and 2 children die of suffocation caused by fire. Kano State police commisioner, Ibrahim Idris confirms the death of abdullahi Mikaila who supervised saturday's presidential election in Kano. police begin investigation into the death of the late Kano State resident electorial commissioner. ...

 

PDP Governors Say Polls Were Flawed

3 years ago /

Governors under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party say the presidential election of March 28, was flawed. Speaking on behalf of the governors who paid solidarity visit to President Jonathan at the Aso Villa in Abuja, Governor Godswill Akpabio congratulated the President for displaying an unprecedented statesmanship by congratulating his...

Buhari Pledges To Tackle Corruption

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, says his administration will not condone corruption and what he described as the prevailing culture of impunity in the country. Buhari, who reaffirmed this on Wednesday shortly after receiving his certificate of return, noted that corruption must be tackled if Nigeria was to make any meaningful progress. ...

Obama Salutes Jonathan

3 years ago /

U.S President, Barack Obama, has commended President Jonathan for conceding defeat in an election he said clearly portrayed Nigeria’s commitment to democratic principles. In a White House statement this Wednesday, Obama noted that President Jonathan’s action in conceding defeat and congratulating Muhammadu Buhari was a clear demonstration that the President has...

EU, France Congratulate Buhari

3 years ago /

The European Union and France have congratulated the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory at the presidential election. In a statement on Wednesday on the presidential elections in Nigeria, the EU Vice President, Federica Mogherini, thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for his great contribution to building the country. She added “Nigerians can...

Buhari Gets Certificate Of Return, Praises Jonathan

3 years ago /

Less than twenty-four hours after he was declared winner of the 2015 presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has been presented with a certificate of Return to finally put a seal to his victory at the polls. After receiving the certificate, the President-elect praised President...

Mark, House Of Reps Salute Buhari

3 years ago /

Nigerian Senate President, David Mark, has congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, for his victory at the polls, describing it as a reflection of the wishes of the majority of Nigerians. Reacting to the election, Mark commended the political resilience of Gen. Buhari, noting that Nigerians have rewarded his efforts with this...

 

Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays

3 years ago /

The Nigerian government has declared Friday, 3rd April and Monday 6th April, 2015 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations. The minister of interior, Abba Moro, who made the declaration on behalf of the government, enjoined all Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to extend the spiritual...

New NFF Sec-Gen, Mohammed Sanusi Admonishes Staff

3 years ago /

The newly appointed general secretary on the Nigeria Football Federation Mohammed Sanusi, has called for total diligence and sense of responsibility from staff of the NFF. Sanusi stated this at his first meeting with members of staff of the NFF at the glass house on Monday in Abuja. He however, warned them against...

President Jonathan Salutes Nigerians

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has commended the general public on its resilience in ensuring that democracy is sustained in the country. The president who made this known during a national broadcast also praised the role of the security agencies maintaining sanity during the general elections. He however, asked all aggrieved parties to follow...

2015 Elections: Buhari Leads By 2 Million Votes

3 years ago /

After the second round of collation, the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(rtd.), is leading the PDP presidential candidate, Goodluck Jonathan by 2,023,226 votes.  Goodluck Jonathan took an early lead, having over 19,000 votes more than his closet challenger, but Buhari bounced back by getting a chunk of the votes from...

 

2015 Elections: Market Situation

3 years ago /

Most businesses around the country were closed as Nigerians voted on Saturday to elect the country’s next president. However, usual daily activities were expected to have gone to normalcy after the elections. A visit to some markets in Abuja metropolis proved abortive, as everywhere seemed deserted....

Election Day Two

3 years ago /

As voting for Nigeria’s Presidential and Senatorial election enter the second day in the FCT, there is a palpable worry that the votes may not count. Some voters at the Jabi primary school polling unit in Abuja expressed this concern because they were made to drop their ballot for both the...

 

Update On Bida Elections

3 years ago /

Elections in Bida North and south local government areas of Niger State were conducted in a peaceful and orderly manner, as voters turned out in large numbers to perform their civic responsibilities. After the initial delays occasioned by the failure of the card reader machines to recognize the permanent voter cards,...