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Buhari’s Victory: Olabode George may be going on exile


Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Bode George may be going on exile following the victory of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Maj-Gen Muhammudu Buhari (retd). Speaking in an interview, George had said that he would proceed on exile if the ... Read More »

I have kept my word on free and fair elections – Jonathan


President Goodluck Jonathan has told his supporters and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rather celebrate and not mourn because he has kept his word of ensuring a free and fair election. Jonathan who is the first incumbent to lose election in Nigeria, conceded defeat in a message to the ... Read More »

Obasanjo congratulates Buhari, tasks him on reconciliation and reforms


Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo who has publicly shown his support for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the elections, has congratulated him over his victory. In a letter to the President-elect, Obasanjo said his success and victory after three unsuccessful attempts must be great object lessons for the former head of ... Read More »

FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holidays


The Federal Government on Tuesday declared Friday​, ​April 3​,​​ ​and Monday​, ​April 6​,​ as public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter Monday celebrations respectively. The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, made the declaration in a statement issued on his behalf in Abuja by the Permanent Secretary of the ... Read More »

No Corps Member Was Killed In Gombe During Elections – NYSC

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The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Tuesday, denied reports in the media that two Corps members, who served as ad-hoc staff in Gombe State at the just concluded March 28 Presidential and the National Assembly elections, were killed by insurgents in the state. This was contained in a statement signed ... Read More »

Man beats wife to a pulp over election outcome


A commercial motorcyclist, Raphael Abiodun, on Monday, beat his wife, Bose, to a pulp over disagreement on the outcome of Saturday Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to NAN, which cited a source, the couple, living in Igangu area of Omu-Aran in ... Read More »

Military Foils Boko Haram Attack In Gombe, Kills 3, Recovers Card Reader

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The Nigerian Army said on Monday that it foiled an attack by some members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Gombe State, killing at least three members of the sect. The spokesman of the 301 Artillery regiment, who was speaking with reporters in Gombe, the state capital, added that ... Read More »

Orubebe accuses Jega of partiality on live TV

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The former minister of Niger Delta, Godday Orubebe today made the grievances of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) known as the collation of votes for the presidential election resumed today in Abuja. He accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commisssion (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega of partiality. According ... Read More »

HP Delights Consumers with Easter Treats


Global leader in Computing & Printing products and technology, Hewlett-Packard would be rewarding all its customers with Easter treats from 20th March to 30th April 2015. Various Instant gifts would be given on every purchase of eligible HP Computing or Printing products from participating retailers. Further to that, customers who ... Read More »

Presidential Poll: There Won’t Be Post-election Violence, But The Winner Has Been Decided, Cleric Claims


A Warri, Delta State-based cleric, Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin, Monday, admonished Nigerians not to panic, ahead of the announcement of the results of the keenly contested presidential elections, as there will not be any violence thereafter. According to the General Overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministries, who had earlier prophesied about ... Read More »

Gemade Defeats Gov. Suswam In Benue Senatorial Contest


Governor of Benue State, Mr. Gabriel Suswam, has lost his bid to represent Benue Zone ‘A’ in the Red Chamber of the National Assembly as he was floored by incumbent Senator, Chief Barnabas Gemade. Gemade, an All Progressives Congress member, scored 140,715 votes to beat Suswam. Suswam, who was the ... Read More »

Elections: INEC Ad-hoc Staffs Were Compromised, Insincere – Anglican Church


One of the accredited observers for the 2015 general elections, the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, said on Monday that some presiding officers and ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, were compromised during the conduct of Saturday’s presidential and national assembly election. The church also described as ... Read More »

Women and children locked up by Boko Haram freed in Gwoza


Nigerian troops in cordon and search operations have rescues scores of elderly persons and women locked up following the recapture of Gwoza, Borno State from Boko Haram terrorists. According to a statement by the defence headquarters, the freed hostages, some of whom are so weak are being given medical attention ... Read More »

Troops Free Women And Elderly Locked Up By Boko Haram In Gwoza; Another Bomb Factory Found

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Press Release A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing terrorists in Gwoza have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town, the Nigerian military has said. A statement by the spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, said ... Read More »

Polls Fallout: Amaechi Imposes Dusk-to-Dawn Curfew On Port Harcourt


Governor of Rivers State, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt, the state capital, hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced results of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. In a terse statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, ... Read More »

Supporters of Buhari call for Fani-Kayode’s arrest


Buhari Support Organization (BSO) has alleged that the federal government has entered into an unholy alliance with some Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) to declare the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) winner in the states where the results are yet to be declared public. It also called for the arrest of the ... Read More »

Election Petitions: Appeal Court Constitutes Enugu State Election Tribunals


The President of the Court of Appeal, Zainab Bulkachuwa, has constituted two separate Election Petition Tribunals for the 2015 governorship, state and National Assembly elections in Enugu State. This was made known in a statement was signed by the Secretary of the tribunal, A. C. Adedeji, on Monday in Enugu. ... Read More »

50 killed in presidential, national assembly elections – NHRC


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), yesterday, lamented the number of lives lost to the presidential and national assembly elections. According to the commission, not less than fifty persons were killed during and after last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections. In a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, NHRC, however, ... Read More »

8 suspected Boko Haram gunmen killed in Gombe, Bauchi

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Eight suspected Boko Haram fighters were today killed in Gombe and Bauchi states, northeast Nigeria, police, residents and local hunters said. According to reports, gunmen believed to be Islamist militants have been roaming Bauchi and neighbouring Gombe since the weekend. More than 20 people were reportedly killed in Gombe by ... Read More »

NTA, TVC, AIT, Others Breached Broadcasting Code – NBC

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The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has released the list of broadcasting stations that breached the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting code from the beginning of electioneering campaign to date, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. According to a statement signed by the commission’s Director/Head, Public Affairs, Alhaji Awwalu Salihu, ... Read More »