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Breaking News: Muhammadu Buhari is president-elect – Jonathan concedes defeat, congratulates Buhari

Nigerian presidential poll has been won by Muhammadu Buhari, in the country’s first election victory by the opposition. His opponent, Goodluck Jonathan, has conceded defeat and called Gen Buhari to congratulate him on his victory. Gen Buhari was ahead of Mr Jonathan by at least three million votes. Observers have generally praised the election but […]

Buhari Leads With 3 Million Votes After Controversial Results From Rivers, Akwa Ibom Give Jonathan a Boost

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), continues to lead incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with a comfortable margin, even as controversial election results from Rivers and Akwa Ibom states were added to the national tally, giving a boost to Mr. Jonathan.  Election observers as well as Governor Rotimi […]

Just In: Buhari set to win presidential polls amidst claims by PDP of leading in 23 states

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is cruising comfortably to victory in last Saturday’s presidential elections, according to official results released so far by collation centers of the Independent National Electoral Commission across Nigeria.  Of more than 50 percent of the polling units reported, Mr. Buhari has received more than […]

Nigeria: ‘Aso Rock Result Shows People Are Frustrated’

By Taiwo Ogunmola OmilaniLagos — Deputy Director- General of the Senator Ibikunle Amosun 2015 Campaign Organisation (SIACO), Asiwaju Bisi Adegbuyi has said the result of Saturday’s polls in the polling units at the Presidential Villa, Abuja has shown that those working for President Goodluck Jonathan are frustrated with his administration and are eager for him […]

External reserve hits new low, below 4 months import

By Emeka Anaeto, Economy Editor The stress of dwindling oil revenue is mounting on the economy as external reserve drops below USD30 billion last week, indicating less than four months import bill. The decline which came with last week’s withdrawals for meeting forex demands put the total figure at USD29.9 billion. The international standard for […]

Buhari beats Jonathan in Ondo

The All Progressive Congress Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, has secured a crucial victory over his Peoples Democratic Party rival Goodluck Jonathan in Ondo State, according to results of the Saturday polls released early Monday. Both presidential candidates won in nine local governments each out of the 18 in Ondo state, but Mr. Buhari got the […]

INEC begins final collation of presidential results Monday

The final collation of results for the presidential and National Assembly elections will commence at the INEC National Collation Centre, Abuja, by 12 noon on Monday. This was announced by the INEC Deputy Director, Publicity, Nick Dazang, while speaking on a programme on the African Independent Television Sunday night. He said collation of results is […]

Nigeria’s presidential elections free, fair – ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Observer Mission, EOM, has declared that Saturday’s Presidential election is acceptable and meets the criteria of being free and transparent. The declaration was made by the mission’s head and former President of Ghana, John Kuffour, in Abuja on Sunday. Mr. Kuffour expressed satisfaction with the commitment made by the Independent National Electoral Commission, […]

Women give birth in bush while escaping Boko Haram attack

Two pregnant women gave birth to babies in the bush Sunday morning while fleeing from suspected Boko Haram insurgents that attacked Gunti Gumi village of Alkaleri Local Government area in Bauchi State. A witness, Bala Kurba, said the insurgents stormed the village, forcing the residents to take to their heels. “The pregnant women were among […]

International friendly: S’Africa hold Eagles in Nelspruit

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba was delighted with his side’s showing in their 1-1 draw with Nigeria in Nelspruit on Sunday An 85th minute scorcher by Russian-based Ahmed Musa – who captained the Super Eagles side on the day – and an added time strike by Mamelodi Sundowns’s Bongani Zungu ensured a share of the […]

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