Lagos PDP calls for cancellation of presidential election results

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LAGOS—THE Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel results of the presidential elections for Lagos State just as it accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of manipulating the exercise. The post Lagos PDP calls for cancellation of

APC petition: Why we didn’t cancel Rivers election — Jega

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ABUJA—CHAIRMAN of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday, explained that the decision of the commission not to heed the petition of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by cancelling or rescheduling the presidential election in Rivers State was because the petition lacked merit.

Soldiers deployed as fear of electoral violence keeps Nigerians indoors

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For the second day running, Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory stayed indoors for most of the day, fearing possible outbreak of electoral violence over the results of the Presidential elections. The post Soldiers deployed as fear of electoral violence keeps Nigerians indoors appeared first on Vanguard News.

Five buildings razed in Calabar fire

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CALABAR—No fewer than five buildings on Asuquo Abasi Street, Calabar, Cross Rivers State were, yesterday, razed by fire, destroying property worth millions of naira. The post Five buildings razed in Calabar fire appeared first on Vanguard News.

Gen. Buhari and sports

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When the history of President Goodluck Jonathan is written, a lot of chapters will be dedicated to his numerous achievements in sports. It was during his regime that Nigeria won her first Africa Cup of Nations in 19 years, remarkably, outside the shores of the country. Before then, Nigeria won

With Buhari’s victory, I’ll surely go on exile – Bode George

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LAGOS—Former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George says he may be going on exile following the victory of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj-Gen Muhammudu Buhari (retd). The post With Buhari’s victory, I’ll surely go on exile – Bode George

Jonathan congratulates Buhari, concedes defeat

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Erstwhile Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, was, yesterday, returned to power in a historic election that saw the first defeat of an incumbent president in the history of democratic rule in post-colonial Nigeria. The post Jonathan congratulates Buhari, concedes defeat appeared first on Vanguard News.

Late Katsina CP buried in Hadejia

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Hadejia (Jigawa)—The remains of late Katsina State Commissioner of Police, Muhammad Hurdi, have been buried in Hadejia, Jigawa. The post Late Katsina CP buried in Hadejia appeared first on Vanguard News.

INEC office torched in Delta; documents, PVCs burnt

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Few days after the presidential and National Assembly elections in Delta State, suspected arsonists have set ablaze the Isiokolo office of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, damaging files and other sensitive items within the building. The post INEC office torched in Delta; documents, PVCs burnt appeared first on Vanguard News.

Jonathan , a true Democrat – Daniel

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Former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has described President Goodluck Jonathan as a true democrat and peace-loving statesman following his acceptance of the outcome of the just concluded presidential election as declared by the Chairman of the National Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega The post Jonathan

Nigerian politics and the 2015 election campaigns

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AS I write this about 2pm on the 28th day of March 2015, millions of Nigerians across the country have been out for several hours participating in the process of electing political office holders in an election that has been described by many as perhaps the most keenly contested in

Orubebe’s last fight

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It was a show of confusion yesterday at the Abuja International Conference Centre (ICC) when a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe accused the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega of working for the

Aisha: Brain and beauty in the villa

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Few would have believed that the taciturn, austere General Buhari had a soft, smiling and sweet woman at home. The post Aisha: Brain and beauty in the villa appeared first on Vanguard News.

Polls celebration gone wrong: Lamido’s aide kills one, injures 4 with car

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DUTSE—Special Adviser on Religious Affairs to Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, Alhaji Isah Ahmed Duniya Bahutu, Monday, knocked down and killed an ex-soldier (names withheld) and injured four others in Birnin-Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State. The post Polls celebration gone wrong: Lamido’s aide kills one, injures 4

NYSC denies death of 2 members in Gombe

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ABUJA—The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, yesterday, denied a report of the death of two corps members, who served as ad hoc staff in Gombe State at the just-concluded March 28 presidential and the National Assembly elections. The post NYSC denies death of 2 members in Gombe appeared first on

Wolves restate commitment to CAF Confederation Cup

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Warri Wolves, the Nigerian representative in the CAF Confederation Cup, has reassured its fans on the club’s commitment to the African club competition. The post Wolves restate commitment to CAF Confederation Cup appeared first on Vanguard News.