Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria’s presidential election

(AL JAZEERA) Nigeria’s election commission has declared Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the country’s bitterly contested presidential election, in a vote marred marred by confusion, arguments and violence. Al Jazeera’s Yvonne Ndege, reporting from the capital Abuja, said the election commission made the announcement after nearly all the votes had been tallied. According to a Reuters news agency tally. Buhari’s APC won by 2.1 million… Read More Muhammadu Buhari wins Nigeria’s presidential election

President Jonathan congratulates Nigeria’s President elect, Muhammadu Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in the Saturday election. In a telephone call at exactly 5:15pm to Buhari in Abuja, Jonathan assured him of maximum cooperation and smooth transition. Jonathan has also called National leader of the APC, Senator Bola Tinubu to congratulate him on his… Read More President Jonathan congratulates Nigeria’s President elect, Muhammadu Buhari

Remain calm, peaceful, APC tells supporters

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to all its members and supporters across Nigeria to remain calm and peaceful, and to resist all acts of provocation as they await the results of the presidential elections. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the post-election moment, when… Read More Remain calm, peaceful, APC tells supporters

Presidential Election: Buhari leads, PDP kicks

ABUJA — Erstwhile Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was last night sustaining his lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in the declared results of the presidential elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last night. President Jonathan has, however, protested results declared from Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi States,… Read More Presidential Election: Buhari leads, PDP kicks

Judiciary won’t be used to change election results, Chief Justice of Nigeria ‎assures Nigerians

ABUJA – The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Tuesday, assured that under his leadership, the judiciary would not subscribe to any plot to change the outcome of elections through the instrumentality of the court. The CJN who stated this while swearing-in Justice Ishaq Bello as the new Chief Ju‎dge, CJ, for the… Read More Judiciary won’t be used to change election results, Chief Justice of Nigeria ‎assures Nigerians

No reason to cancel Rivers election – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has acknowledged receiving a petition from the All Progressive Congress on Sunday seeking the cancellation of the last Saturday election. “Sunday morning, I received a petition from @APCNigeria demanding for the cancellation & rescheduling of elections. “I circulated this memo to the Committee. We reviewed it and set up… Read More No reason to cancel Rivers election – INEC

U.S., U.K. warn against tampering with polls results

The United States and the United Kingdom yesterday warned against any attempt to undermine the independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A joint statement by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said that “there are disturbing indications that the collation process—where the votes are finally counted—may be… Read More U.S., U.K. warn against tampering with polls results

Buhari leads Jonathan in 10 states with 2.03m

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday zoomed into an early lead in the presidential election in 10 of 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) which results were announced yesterday. Of the votes so far collated, Buhari polled 8,520,436,  ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples… Read More Buhari leads Jonathan in 10 states with 2.03m

Suswam Loses Benue North East Senatorial Race To Gemade

Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam has lost Benue North East senatorial election to incumbent Senator Barnabas Gemade. Announcing the results, Prof. Ignatius Ada declared that Gemade scored the highest votes of 140, 715 to defeat Suswam who polled a total of 118, 603 votes with a wide margin of 22, 112. Benue North East senatorial… Read More Suswam Loses Benue North East Senatorial Race To Gemade

PDP chieftain disrupts collation of presidential election results

Former Minister of Niger Delta, Elder Godsday Orubebe and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  on Tuesday  temporarily stalled the announcement of the final collation of the results of the presidential elections in Abuja. Claiming that the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega has not responded to petitions by the… Read More PDP chieftain disrupts collation of presidential election results

INEC’s team probes alleged irregularities in Rivers polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission has set up a three-man ‎committee to investigate alleged irregularities in the polls conducted in Rivers State on Saturday. ‎The committee has as its Head, Mrs. Thelma Iremirem, who is the Supervisory National Commissioner for Rivers; and Col. M.K Hammanga along with Prof. Lai Olurode, as members. A statement by… Read More INEC’s team probes alleged irregularities in Rivers polls

Joint UK and US statement on the Nigerian elections

Foreign Secretary and US Secretary of State joint statement on the Nigerian elections. Our governments welcome the largely peaceful vote on 28 March. The Nigerian people have shown a commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders. So far, we have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process. But there are… Read More Joint UK and US statement on the Nigerian elections

PDP, APC clash over Lagos poll results delay

The agent of the Peoples Democratic Party for the presidential election collation in Lagos State, Mr. Wahab Owokoniran, and his All Progressives Congress counterpart, Senator Tokunbo Afikuyomi, on Monday morning hotly disagreed during the collation exercise at the Independent National Electoral Commission Lagos office. The quarrel began immediately the Collation Officer for Lagos State, Prof.… Read More PDP, APC clash over Lagos poll results delay

Rivers Election Compromised, International Observer, Jennifer Lynne Says

The Executive Director of Contact Project, Jennifer Lynne, believes that presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State were indeed compromised. Ms Lynne, an international observer monitoring the Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State, was speaking on Channels Television via the telephone on Sunday night. She said that over the course of… Read More Rivers Election Compromised, International Observer, Jennifer Lynne Says