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FG Gives Additional Security Cover to INEC • SSS Rolls Out Emergency Phone Lines

THE Federal Government has mobilised additional security cover for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nationwide for the smooth conduct of today’s National Assembly election. A reliable presidency source, who disclosed this to Saturday Tribune, on Friday, in Abuja, said that the action followed renewed violence and interception of weapons and fake military uniforms in […]

Supreme Court Upholds Wammako’s Victory in 2007 Poll

THE Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the fresh application brought by the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) gubernatorial standard-bearer in the 2007 Sokoto election, Alhaji Mahammad Maigari Dingyadi, against Governor Aliyu Wamakko. Dingyadi had, through his counsel, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), approached the apex court asking it to reverse itself on its November 26, 2010 judgment […]

INEC Postpones Bauchi South Senatorial Election

Twenty-four hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the postponement of the National Assembly elections in some states, the Bauchi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Senator Iliya Audu, also announced the postponement of the Bauchi South Senatorial District on Friday. The affected senatorial district was not included in the original list released by INEC […]

Drugs Concealed in Man’s Shoes as NDLEA Arrests 7

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has again traced narcotics concealed inside the sole of a passenger’s shoes. The development came even as seven suspected drug traffickers were found to be in possession of 8.262 kilogrammes of illicit drugs. One of the suspected drug traffickers that supplies phone accessories, Onuora Emeka, hid one kilogramme […]

WAEC Bans Candidates, Teachers Over Malpractices

Some of the 51, 876 candidates who were involved in various allegations of examination malpractice at the November/December 2010 West African Senior School Certificate Examination have been banned from writing any WAEC-organised examination for three years. The acting chairman of the Nigeria Examinations Committee (NEC) of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), Chief Adeniyi Falade, […]

10 Killed in Renewed Attack in Bauchi

No fewer than 10 persons have been reportedly killed in Bar Arewa, a village in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State. The incident occurred when the village was attacked by yet to be identified gunmen who set the village on fire in a renewed ethno-religious crisis 24 hours after the state governor, Isa Yuguda, […]

Voting peaceful despite beginning late in Taraba

EVEN though voting in Taraba state commenced very late due to the late arrival of voting material, the exercise, as observed by The Guardian, was peacefully carried out. Accreditation which began at about 11.35 a.m in most of the polling units visited especially in the southern geo-political zone of the state, was hinged on the […]

2 persons shot dead, INEC materials destroyed in Delta

TWO voters were shot dead in today’s National Assembly polls at Ogbe –Ogume in Ndokwa West local government area of Delta State, while vehicles and electoral materials, belonging to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were destroyed by armed men in Isoko South local government. Hundreds of persons who thronged the polling units across the […]

Election report – Eye Witnesses Account

Readers election reports as sent in by Vanguard readers across the country. Note:  Please include your names and location when sending your messages.  Election in Itu ward 5 in Akwa Ibom state was free and fair There  was no election nor materials in Southern Ijaw LGA of Bayelsa Materials were hijacked by PDP to Olugbobiri town […]

Soldiers intercept truck load of polls materials in Edo

  …21 suspected thugs arrested, PDP Youth leader shot dead SIMON EBEGBULEM AND GABRIEL ENOGHOLASE BENIN CITY- THE National Assembly election in Edo state commenced peacefully Saturday with large turn out, as soldiers on election duty arrested a truck loaded with election materials alleged to have been meant for Zamfara, Kogi and Ogun States, at […]

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