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PDP, Atiku ask tribunal to compel INEC to release election materials for inspection

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate in the February 23 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, filed an application seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission to allow it to inspect materials used for the conduct of the poll. The petitioners, through their lawyers, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), […]

Nigeria Prisons not taking Dariye abroad for treatment – Spokesman

Adelani Adepegba, Abuja The Nigeria Prisons Service has said it would not fly out a former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye, who is reportedly suffering from kidney disease, for treatment abroad. The service stated that the Senator, who is serving a 10-year jail term in Kuje Prison, Abuja, is getting the best care at the […]

There may be no elections in 2023, says Secondus

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, during his speech at the opening session of the caucus meeting of the party in Abuja, raised the alarm that there might be no election in 2023 if the military continued to participate during elections as they were allegedly used during the February 23 elections. […]

IPOB decries harassment of members

Vincent Kalu The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised the alarm at what it described as incessant harassment of its members. The group, in a press statement signed by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Emma Powerful, drew the attention of the international community to what it described as incessant harassment, abduction, arrest and torture, […]

BREAKING: Panic in Maiduguri over heavy firing

Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri Maiduguri residents have been thrown into panic following heavy firing heard in different locations in the capital early today. Scores of residents around 1000 Housing Estate and those along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road are fleeing their homes as heavy sounds like multiple bomb explosions were heard in the area between 6:18am and 6:35am. Military jet […]

High turnout at Aso Rock polling units, Kyari hails INEC

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, has commended the ad hoc staff of the Independent and Electoral Commission, for the promptness and professionalism in conducting the elections at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja. Kyari and the president’s son Yusuf were among early voters at the villa polling station. Accreditation and voting […]

Abdulsalami, Gov Bello express satisfaction over turnout of voters

John Adams, Minna Former military Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar has described as overwhelming the turnout of eligible voters for the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, saying that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. Gen Abdulsalami also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for what he called “wonderful job” in the area […]

Donald Duke votes in Calabar, pronounces polls peaceful amid massive turnout

Judex OKORO, Calabar There has been an unprecedented turn out of voters in Cross River amidst heavy security presence. When our correspondent went round some polling units in Calabar South and Municipal, it was observed that voters had long started turning out to perform their civic duties as early as 8:00am. Polling units monitored which […]

We ‘ll deal ruthlessly with anyone caught in vote-buying -Bauchi police command

PAUL ORUDE, Bauchi The Bauchi State police command has warned that anybody caught in vote-buying during the elections in the state will be ruthlessly death with. The state Police Commission, Ali A.Janga, who gave the warning at Baba Sidi Primary school polling centre while inspecting the conduct of the election in the state, said that […]

More world leaders congratulate Buhari

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja More world leaders have congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election. In a congratulatory message, President Milos Zeman of Czech Republic, wished the Nigerian president every success in his second term in office and prayed for the well-being and prosperity of the Nigerian people. Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, […]

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