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Low voter turnout in Abuja – Under age voting detected

Unlike the April 2 botched National Assembly election when residents of the Wuse, Maitama and Asokoro districts of Abuja trooped out as early as 6am for accreditation, yesterday’s rescheduled poll witnessed a low turnout of voters in the city centres. At Wuse Zone 5 the turnout was impressive but still a far cry from last […]

Remi Tinubu, wife of ex Lagos Gov, Bola Tinubu, wins Senate seat: New Nigerian Politics has been reliably informed that the wife of the former two-term governor of Lagos, 50 year old Remi Tinubu …

By New Nigerian Politics – New Nigerian Politics has been reliably informed that the wife of the former two-term governor of Lagos, 50 year old Remi Tinubu, a master degree holder and ACN candidate, has won the Lagos Central Senatorial District defeating seven other opponents with 40, 768 votes to her closest opponent Tolagbe Anima […]

Peaceful poll in Oyo

The first round of the general election in Oyo State took off on a peaceful and orderly note yesterday with fairly impressive voters’ turnout at many polling stations. There was also noticeable improvement in punctuality and deployment of electoral officials and materials, unlike what was witnessed in the botched exercise on April 2. But there […]

Security agents foil ballot snatching in Ogun, Cross River

Security agents, yesterday, foiled an attempt by a group of hoodlums at Bamgbose village in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State to snatch ballot boxes during voting in the National Assembly election. The hoodlums numbering about 12 had invaded a polling unit with machetes and knives among other dangerous weapons. Sunday Sun investigation revealed […]

OBJ, daughter, Daniel lose wards, Orji Kalu winning big

A major upset appeared to be in the making as results of the National Assembly election, conducted yesterday, trickled in from the states. The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) is in early lead going from results from Ogun, Lagos, Edo and Osun. In the results released so far, former President Olusegun Obasanjo who doubles as […]

Reducing the Cost of Governance – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofer Adibe, London, UK – April 9, 2011 – At a recent conference in Abuja on the forthcoming general elections, one of the key speakers, a professor of history, surprised many people when he declared that he did not register and did not intend to vote. His grouse was the cost of the […]

Election Day Of Ballot, Tanks, Despair in Ibadan

Ibadan, the hotbed of South West politics was alive on Saturday as its residents turned out in large number to elect those who would represent them at the National Assembly for another four years.   In this report, Olaolu Oladipo who was in the former capital of the Old Western Region captures the mood of […]

We Got The Bomb From Osama Bin Laden -Kaduna Bomb Suspect

THE police in Kaduna State have confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with the bomb explosion that occurred at the outskirts of the state capital on Thursday night. This was as one of the survivors, who said his name was Mohammed, said that the bomb originated from Afghanistan. Speaking to newsmen on Friday […]

Court Dismisses Igbinedion’s Suit on Seized Property

An application by the former governor of Edo state, Lucky Igbinedion, to have his property seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) released to him was on Friday dismissed by Justice Mohammed Idris of a Federal High Court in Lagos for lack of merit. In the meantime, the ex- governor speaking through his […]

Parties withdraw from today’s polls in Ekiti

Critical stakeholders in today’s election have unanimously rejected plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct elections in two of the six federal constituencies in Ekiti State. The stakeholders, comprising the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Labour Party (LP), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Alliance for Democracy (AD), […]

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