Buhari to move against pension for ex-governors

LAGOS — President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is to lead a campaign to repeal the pension laws for governors enacted by many states of the federation, Vanguard has learnt. The proposal by the incoming president is based on what sources close to him affirm as the incongruity of the laws under the country’s socio-economic environment… Read More Buhari to move against pension for ex-governors

I’m not seeking asylum anywhere, says Diezani

 Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, said Tuesday night, she was not seeking asylum in any part of the world, as claimed by her traducers. Madueke, who spoke through the Group Public Affairs General Manager of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr. Ohi Alegbe, denied ever contemplating relocating from Nigeria. An online publication reported Tuesday that… Read More I’m not seeking asylum anywhere, says Diezani

‘Poll fraud in Rivers won’t stand’

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the Rivers State governorship election, Dakuku Peterside, has expressed confidence that the electoral fraud allegedly perpetrated by the Peoples Democratic Party during the elections will not stand. Dakuku, who spoke in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Tuesday, explained that it was too early for the… Read More ‘Poll fraud in Rivers won’t stand’

I’ll restore military ties with US –Buhari

The President-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday said his administration would restore military cooperation with the United States of America. In an article published by the New York Times in its Tuesday edition, Buhari promised to among other things reformed the military. The outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan-led administration had cancelled the training component… Read More I’ll restore military ties with US –Buhari

We’ll cut costs, Reps allowances – Speakership aspirant

An aspirant for the position of Speaker of the 8th House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, said on Tuesday that if elected, the House under him woul‎d cut the cost of governance, including the allowances of members. Jibrin explained that the House would cue into the agenda of the President-Elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd),… Read More We’ll cut costs, Reps allowances – Speakership aspirant

Rivers INEC Announces State House Of Assembly Poll Result

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State south-south Nigeria, has announced the results for the state House of Assembly election. According to a statement from the commission, 17 local government areas (LGAs) now know who their representatives are, while the results for 6 LGAs are inconclusive. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won all the… Read More Rivers INEC Announces State House Of Assembly Poll Result

Okorocha Optimistic Of Victory After Repeat Election

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has expressed optimism that he will be victories in the governorship election in the state after the conduct of repeat poll in some wards in the state. Okorocha, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), made the statement when he briefed  newsmen at the Government House, Owerri, on Monday.… Read More Okorocha Optimistic Of Victory After Repeat Election

Rivers guber polls : INEC declares Wike winner

Former Education Minister, Nyesom Wike, has been declared the winner of the Rivers State governorship election by the Independent  National Electoral Commission (INEC). Wike, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  won with 1,029,102 votes, while  the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Dakuku Peterside, had 124,896 votes. The result was announced by the… Read More Rivers guber polls : INEC declares Wike winner

Irregularities recorded in Warri, says INEC

The Electoral Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Fidelia Omoile, has said the commission received reports of irregularities during last Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. The INEC man said it was investigating the irregularities. This happened as the Social Democratic Party (SDP)… Read More Irregularities recorded in Warri, says INEC

2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – UPDATES (INEC Declarations)

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega Related News #NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES (Results)April 11, 2015 #NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Presidential Election – LIVE UPDATES (INEC Declarations)March 30, 2015 Anambra Poll: INEC suspends final collation of resultsNovember 17, 2013 #NigeriaDecides: Nigeria 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – LIVE UPDATES (Voting)April 11, 2015… Read More 2015 Governorship, State Assemblies Elections – UPDATES (INEC Declarations)

Tarzoor Congratulates Ortom, Says Victory Wind Of Change

The defeated governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Terhemen Tarzoor has congratulated the governor-elect, Chief Samuel Ortom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his emergence as governor. Tarzoor said his loss in the governorship does not in anyway mean he is rejected by the people but rather, he stated that Ortom’s… Read More Tarzoor Congratulates Ortom, Says Victory Wind Of Change

Ortom of the APC ends PDP’s 16-year rule in Benue

A former e governorship election held on Saturday. Announcing the results on Monday in Makurdi, the Returning Officer for the state, Istifinus Dafwang, said Mr. Ortom polled 422,932 votes to beat seven other contestants. The results showed that Mr. Ortoms’s closest rival in the contest, Terhemen Tarzoor of the Peoples’ Democratic Party​,​ scored 313,878 votes.… Read More Ortom of the APC ends PDP’s 16-year rule in Benue

APC wins in 13 states, PDP victorious in four

Winners of Saturday’s governorship election began to emerge on Sunday afternoon with the All Progressives Congress topping the Peoples Democratic Party in the results so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission. There were however still pockets of protests and killings in a few states even as the results were being announced and collation… Read More APC wins in 13 states, PDP victorious in four

APC denounces defections, says PDP politicians should stay in their party

John Oyegun, the national chairman of All Progressive Congress (APC), said on Saturday that the gale of defections by politicians was not good for Nigeria’s political development. Mr. Oyegun, who spoke to newsmen in Benin shortly after casting his vote, advised those defecting to the winning party to rather form a formidable opposition to enrich… Read More APC denounces defections, says PDP politicians should stay in their party

8 Killed In Pre-election Violence In Rivers

No fewer than eight persons, including a policeman were killed yesterday before actual voting started at the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections in Rivers State. The policeman was killed early on Saturday morning at the Rex-Lawson area of the old Port Harcourt Township even before accreditation commenced. Though the cause of the cop’s… Read More 8 Killed In Pre-election Violence In Rivers