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INEC declares Wike winner of Rivers gov election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) Nyesom Ezenwo Wike as the winner of the Rivers Governorship Election.  Wike, who is also the incumbent governor polled 888,264 votes to beat the candidate of the African Action Congress, Biokpomabo Awara (AAC) who polled 137,859 votes. INEC’s

Opposition parties hail court ruling on Bauchi Governorship election

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has hailed the Federal High Court ruling delivered in Abuja vacating the order restricting INEC from continuing the collation of governorship election result from Tafawa Balewa LGA and declaring the winner of Bauchi Governorship election. The Coalition's National Spokesperson, Ikenga

Kano rerun was a spectacle of fraud, violence — says HURIWA

Asks INEC to Annul re-run results The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has upbraided the acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu for allegedly permitting armed thugs of political parties to unleash violence during Saturday's governorship re-run poll in parts of Kano state. HURIWA in a statement signed by

PDP asks INEC to cancel Kano supplementary poll

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the supplementary governorship election ongoing across the 28 local government areas of the state. Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, acting chairman of the party, made the call while addressing journalists on Saturday. Bichi alleged that the

Police arrests 1800 political thugs in Kano

The Kano State Police Commissioner, Muhammed Wakili, said the command has arrested 1800 political thugs in the state. The Police Command on Thursday said that no fewer than 1,800 political thugs were currently in prison across the state, awaiting trial. The state Police commissioner disclosed this in Kano at a one-day meeting

Timi Frank petitions US, UK, others over military involvement in elections

Demands Visa ban on Buratai, others Senator Iroegbu A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, has petitioned the United State of America, United Kingdom and the European Union (EU), asking them to place a visa ban on the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur

Ifeanyi Ubah and his Journey to the Ninth Senate

Amb Adichie Izuchukwu Senator-Eelect, Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, a tireless campaigner, motivated by the vision to serve his people, after many attempts, finally emerged the winner of the just concluded 2019 Anambra South Senatorial District Election which was a fierce and one of the toughest elections particularly in the State and

INEC fixes March 23 for supplementary elections in six states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has fixed March 23 for supplementary elections in six states where the Gubernatorial elections was declared inconclusive. The chairman, INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, announced in a statement on Tuesday. Okoye recalled that elections was declared inconclusive in  Adamawa. Bauchi, Benue, Kano, Plateau

Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

By Sampson Kwarkye President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected for a second term. Nigerians have also elected new members of the National Assembly, and on 9 March, elections will be held for governors and State Assembly members in 29 of the country’s 36 states. The presidential contest, which featured more than 70 candidates,