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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 […]

Thousands call for vote re-run in Rivers state

Thousands of supporters of opposition party on Sunday demonstrated in the southern state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities. The demonstrators from the All Progressives Congress (APC) converged on the local offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state capital, Port Harcourt. “We are here […]

Buhari floors Jonathan in Ogun, …wins 13 LGs

By DAUD OLATUNJI ABEOKUTA-The Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress,  Gen.Muhammadu Buhari has defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in Ogun state as he polled 308,290. Buhari  won in 13 local government areas of the state while Jonathan who is the People’s Democratic Party candidate  for the presidential election held on Saturday won in seven out  of […]

Presidential Election: Jonathan wins Ekiti State

  By Gbenga Ariyibi Ado Ekiti The president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan won in all the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State in Saturday’s presidential election The PDP candidates equally cleared all the three senatorial seats and 6 House of Representatives seats in the state. Briefing newsmen at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office […]

Nigeria: Boko Haram – INEC Postpones Elections Indefinitely in 18 Yobe Units

  The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Yobe, Habu Zarma, on Sunday said the electoral commission, INEC, had postponed elections indefinitely in 18 polling units in Giedam Local Government Area of the state due to security challenges. He told journalists in Damaturu that security challenges in the council area had scared adhoc staff from going to […]

Nigeria: CDD Report – Matters Arising From Voting Phase of Nigeria 2015 Presidential, National Assembly Elections

  Introduction Several polling units across the country opened later than scheduled. The delay was occasioned by the late arrival of election officials and materials; this caused a lot of anxiety among voters as well as an overlap of procedures in many polling units including those in Abuja. However, the conduct of voters in response […]

Nigeria election: Counting under way after close poll

Counting is underway in Nigeria’s presidential election, with the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. The election commission (Inec) said it hoped to announce the winner on Monday. The UN has praised the poll despite technical hitches, protests and violence linked to Boko Haram. Voting spilled into a […]

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