U.S. Asks Jonathan to Heal Electoral Wounds

FOLLOWING the violent protests that trailed Nigeria’s presidential polls in some parts of the North, the United States (U.S.) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan to constitute a federal cabinet that would bridge perceived political divisions in the country. Speaking with reporters on Thursday afternoon in Washington DC, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Ambassador […]

PDP Wins Kaduna Governorship Election

Yuguda Leads In Bauchi INCUMBENT Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governor of Kaduna State, Patrick Yakowa, yesterday coasted home to victory in the governorship election conducted in the state on Thursday. Yakowa led the polls in 13 out of the 23 local councils in the state. Also, Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State was leading the […]

I was attacked in Ibadan as a youth corper – Isa Yuguda

  The Governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, stunned journalists at the Government House, Bauchi, on Thursday when he said he too was attacked as a member of the National Youth Service Corps in Ibadan. Yuguda reasoned that the corps members, who were murdered last week in the state, only fulfilled their destinies. He […]

US rates Nigeria’s elections high •Says country made history with April polls •INEC has done Nigeria proud – Soyinka

NIGERIA has made history by organising a credible, transparent, free and fair general election for the first time. The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence McCulley, gave Nigeria kudos at the Naval Headquarters, Abuja, during the presentation of the United States President Award to a Naval officer, Commodore Adeniyi Osinowo, who distinguished himself while serving […]

Delta: Uduaghan emerges winner as Ogburu vows to contest results

Incumbent governor of Delta State , Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan , yesterday emerged winner in the governorship election held in the state . Uduaghan, who is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate scored a total of 525,793 votes to beat his closest rival, Chief Great Ogboru of the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP) who polled 433, 834 […]

Imo: INEC may announce winner today

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is in a quandary over its inability to conclude the gubernatorial elections in Imo State. The INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega and the National Commissioners will meet today, to take a final decision. The Imo State Returning Officer, Professor Enock Akobuzor had declared the elections inconclusive and hinted of a […]

Imo boils over guber election stalemate

Riot broke out yesterday evening at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office, Port-Harcourt Road, Owerri, Imo State over the stalemated governorship poll results. They literally laid a siege on the INEC office and prevented free movement in and out of the office. The youths urged INEC to declare the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) […]

Delta: Police confirm shooting of lawmaker, driver’s death

  The police on Wednesday confirmed the attack on a Delta State House of Assembly member, Patience Ajudua. The attack led to the death of Ajudua’s driver. The Police spokesman in the state, Mr. Charles Muka, told the News Agency of Nigeria that some political thugs shot Ajudua during Tuesday’s governorship and House of Assembly […]

Lagos: PDP, NCP allege irregularities, head for court

  The Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State said on Wednesday that it would challenge the result of the just-concluded state governorship election in court. Also, the National Conscience Party governorship candidate, Mr. Ayodele Akele, rejected the result. The Lagos State Secretary of PDP, Chief Tunji Shelle, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the […]

Governors’ class of 2011- Fashola wins, ACN sweeps S/West, Stalement in Imo, Amosun wins in Ogun, Akala sacked in Oyo, Amaechi wins

Amosun, Ahmed win Ogun, Kwara, Doma loses in Nasarawa Lamido, Amaechi, Fashola, Akpabio, Suswam re-elected Chime, Orji, Geidam, Aliyu retain seats Kwankwaso returns to Kano Govt House Stalemate in Imo, Ajimobi floors Alao-Akala THE wind of change blowing across the polity yesterday swept away some sitting governors and helmsmen of state legislatures. Some outgoing governors […]

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