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Second term: I thank God, Nigerians – Buhari

Second term: I thank God, Nigerians – Buhari

2019-02-27 03:23:38

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his re-election for a second term of four years, saying that he thanks God and Nigerians for the victory. He made an acceptance speech at his presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja shortly after the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, declared him as the winner. Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who scored 11,262,978. The President also stated that his administration would continue to fight corruption, insecurity and improve on the economy. “The new Administration will intensify its efforts in… continue reading


Buhari wins second term

Buhari wins second term

2019-02-27 03:18:45

President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid as he polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential poll conducted on February 23. Atiku polled 11,262,978 to lose the election with a margin of 3,928,869 votes. This is according to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collated figure of votes from all the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory released on Wednesday morning. Though INEC has not formally declared Buhari as the winner as of the time of writing this report, the President has met all… continue reading


INEC Election Result 2019: Edo PDP commends security agencies, electorate

INEC Election Result 2019: Edo PDP commends security agencies, electorate

2019-02-26 10:53:43

The Peoples Democratic Party in Edo State has commended security agencies and the electorate in the state for their conduct during last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. Chairman of the party in the state, Dan Orbih, gave the commendation on Tuesday in a media chat in Benin City. Orbih said that the security agencies displayed high level of professionalism and non-partisanship during the elections. He added that the conduct of party members and voters was “very impressive and mature even in the face of intimidation by members of the ruling APC’’. He, however, said that such commendation could not… continue reading


Dembele relishing facing former teammate Paulinho

Dembele relishing facing former teammate Paulinho

2019-02-25 05:02:35

Mousa Dembele is relishing facing former Tottenham Hotspur teammate Paulinho when the duo go head to head in the Guangzhou derby in China. The 31-year-old Belgian international Dembele revealed that he turned down offers from other Chinese teams to sign for Guangzhou R&F last month after six and a half years at Tottenham. Dembele said that fellow midfielder Paulinho, a fulcrum at rivals Guangzhou Evergrande, had texted him to welcome him to the southern Chinese city. Evergrande, the most successful team in Chinese Super League (CSL) history, host R&F on April 6 and Dembele is looking forward to his first… continue reading


Afenifere condemns alleged attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos

Afenifere condemns alleged attacks on Ndigbo in Lagos

2019-02-25 04:12:17

The Pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, has condemned alleged disenfranchisement and violent attacks on Ndigbo during last Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections in Lagos. It lamented that the political merchants and their thugs did not only engineer disenfranchisement and violence on the Igbo community, but went as far as burning their votes en masse. Its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, also condemned failure of security agencies in protecting victims during the attacks. The group, however, assured Igbo that their relationship remains preserved, irrespective of the attacks on them by hoodlums. “Afenifere condemns in the strongest terms, the political violence visited… continue reading


INEC shifts collation as PDP, APC disagree over winner

INEC shifts collation as PDP, APC disagree over winner

2019-02-25 04:08:22

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday adjourned the collation of the results of last Saturday’s elections until 11:00 a.m. today. At the formal opening of the collation centre in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said he was adjourning the exercise because no state collation officer had arrived in Abuja with the results of the presidential election. Agents from the various political parties, election observers and journalists were present at the collation centre . Earlier, Yakubu had told journalists that Ekiti State had concluded the collation process and that the officer was on his way to Abuja with the results.… continue reading


Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

Saraki loses, Buhari, Atiku in tight race

2019-02-25 03:00:24

The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Sunday became one of the major casualties of the 2019 general elections as he lost his bid to return to the Senate. Apart from Saraki, the other two senatorial candidates of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, lost to the All Progressives Congress. Saraki lost to the Kwara Central Senatorial District candidate of the APC, Dr Ibrahim Oloriegbe, in what election observers described as a major upset. Oloriegbe polled 123, 808 votes to defeat the Senate President who scored 68, 994 votes in the four local government areas of the Kwara Central Senatorial… continue reading


INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

INEC differs with Buhari over death for ballot box snatchers

2019-02-20 05:13:09

The Independent National Electoral Commission has disagreed with President Muhammadu Buhari over his order to security agents to kill ballot box snatchers during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections. Buhari, who is the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress had at a meeting with the APC leaders, on Monday, said anyone who snatched ballot boxes would pay for it with his life, adding that he had given orders to security agents to be ruthless with such people. He had said, “I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead… continue reading


Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

Army warns soldiers against politics, vows to deal with election riggers

2019-02-20 05:02:54

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday again asked its officers and soldiers not to be involved in political activities during the 2019 campaigns and elections. The army said none of its personnel should be involved in political campaigns, escort of Very Important Personalities for political missions and aiding or supporting any political party. The Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in a statement while reacting to allegations that a yet-to-be-identified military officer was involved in politics in Rivers State. Musa said the army investigated and found the allegation not to be true. The army’s spokesman noted that the… continue reading


One year after, Leah Sharibu family laments FG’s silence

One year after, Leah Sharibu family laments FG’s silence

2019-02-20 04:43:37

Exactly one year after her abduction by Boko Haram terrorists, the family of Leah Sharibu on Tuesday renewed their call on the Federal Government to be committed to its promise to facilitate her release. On many occasions, the mother of the victim, Rebecca Sharibu, had broken down in tears, demanding the release of her daughter. On Tuesday, her friend and senior lecturer in the Department of Political Science, University of Jos, Dr Gloria Puldu, in an interview, said the government should act on its promise to secure Leah’s freedom. She said, “We are not in a position to evaluate what… continue reading


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