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Simon Lalong re-elected for second term in Plateau

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer for the election, Professor Richard Kimbir, announced this on Sunday at the collation centre for the governorship election in Jos, the state capital. According to him, the governor who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was…

INEC, security agencies working to rig Bauchi supplementary elections- Dogara  

… calls on international community to hold FG, Bauchi Gov, security agencies responsible for killings, inciting violence It is now clear that Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is working in concert with Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar to rob Bauchi people of their mandate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed. The…

EU congratulates Buhari on re-election

The European Union has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his re-election as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and expressed willingness to work with his government. In a letter dated March 22, 2019 and jointly signed by  Donald Tusk for the European Council and  Jean-Claude Juncker for the European Commission, the Union said:…

Supplementary polls: Plateau, Kano, Benue top list of vote buying states–YIAGA AFRICA

…Decries voters’ suppression, intimidation …As APC, PDP thugs clash at Kano polling units As INEC concluded the conduct of the scheduled supplementary elections in some states, YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), on Saturday, disclosed that there were widespread reports of vote buying and selling at polling units in Plateau, Kano and Benue States….

FCT: INEC declares PDP’s Gabaya winner of Bwari council chairmanship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday declared Mr Shekwogaza Gabaya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of Bwari Area Council Chairmanship Election. Prof. Mohammed Umaru, the Returning/Collation Officer for the council’s supplementary elections announced that Gabaya of PDP polled a total of 31,114 votes, and therefore declared him winner. He said ”…

Osun : Obasanjo congratulates Adeleke, lauds tribunal

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke over  his victory at the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday in Abuja. A statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday quoted the former president as commending Adeleke for his “statesmanship in going to court to seek justice.” He described the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP)…

APC wins state assembly supplementary election in Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Ibeju-Lekki State Constituency I, Mr Fatai Mojeed,  winner of the supplementary election in the area. INEC conducted supplementary election in nine polling units of the state constituency on Saturday. The commission had declared the March 9 election in the constituency…

Addressing causes of conflicts, key to Africa’s sustainable dev’t, says UN Deputy Chief

Africa cannot have sustainable development without sustaining peace, United Nations Deputy Secretary General, Amina Mohammed said Saturday. Speaking at the 20th Session of the Regional Coordination Mechanism for Africa (RCM-Africa) and the Third Joint Meeting of the Regional United Nations Sustainable Development Group in Marrakesh, Morocco, Ms. Mohammed said it was crucial for Africa to turn…

Trump announces 100% defeat of ISIS

The United States President, Mr Donald Trump on Saturday announced the total defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group in Iraq and Syria territories. Trump, in a statement issued by the White House Office of the Press Secretary, said ISIS had been defeated 100 per cent in its former controlled…

NAF Chief decorates new air warrant officers

The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has decorated 6 newly promoted Air Warrant Officers (AWOs) with their new ranks. The new AWOs are: Emmanuel Abochi, Kabiru Hassan, Muhammed Abubakar, Sherrif Musa, Friday Bassey and Olaoluwa Olatunji. The decoration ceremony took place at Headquarters Nigerian Air Force (HQ NAF) today, 22…

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