Lapses In Election More Than We Anticipated – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria says it hopes to address the lapses witnessed in Saturday’s election to ensure it will not recur on April 11. The chairman of the commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, told reporters in Abuja on Sunday that the lapses witnessed in the election were

Extended Elections Hold In Isolated Areas In Nigeria

Nigerians in some polling units across the country are voting on Sunday in extended elections after card readers and irregularities made the electoral body adjust its election guideline on Saturday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the extension on Saturday after some technical glitches were reported in some states

Collation Of Results Continues Across Nigeria

The collation of election results are ongoing across Nigeria, a day after the presidential and National Assembly elections held across the oil rich nation. In Oyo State collation continued through the night till Sunday morning  in 11 Local Government Areas.

Buhari Expresses Satisfaction With Conduct Of Polls

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections nationwide. General Buhari said the hiccups experienced in few states over the card readers were not enough to cast aspersions on the election.

Jonathan Votes, Says He Is ‘Hopeful’

President Goodluck Jonathan has cast his vote in his home town, Otuoke in Bayelsa State. President Jonathan and his wife, Patience, were among the first voters to cast their votes in the state after voting started at about past 3pm.

Voters’ Accreditation On-going In Different Part Of Nigeria

Accreditation of voters has commenced across Nigeria as citizens go to the polls to vote in the presidential and national assembly elections, the 5th quadrennial election to be held since the end of military rule in 1999. In Lagos State, south-west Nigeria, voting materials arrived at some of the polling

Card Reader Fails To Recognise Jonathan’s Finger Print As Buhari Gets Accredited

Accreditation process has started in Nigeria’s election, but the process is drawing mixed reaction, as the incumbent President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan, and his the First Lady could not be accredited with the card reader. At his home town, Otuoke in Bayelsa State,

Jonathan vows to deal with trouble makers, enjoins politicians to accept election results


President Goodluck Jonathan has called on all Nigerians to come out en masse on saturday and vote for the candidate of their choices in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections. The post Jonathan vows to deal with trouble makers, enjoins politicians to accept election results appeared first on Vanguard News.

Presidential Elections Hold In Nigeria


Nigerians will go to the polls today to vote for their president in a historic event that is the 5th quadrennial election to be held since the end of military rule in 1999. Voters will elect the President and Members to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Nigeria’s Elections: Court Refuses To Stop Use Of Card Reader

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant an application for an interim injunction to stop the use of card readers for the conduct of Nigeria’s general elections starting on Saturday. The suit was filed by a Senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Wasiu Taiwo.

Several Terrorists Killed As Military Recaptures Gwoza

The Nigerian Military on Friday said  that it has recaptured one of the last towns still controlled by Boko Haram in Borno State. The military said they captured Gwoza and destroyed the headquarters of the “terrorists’ self-styled Caliphate”.

Jonathan Performs Groundbreaking Of Gas Industrial Park

Nigeria may be set for a major gas revolution with the flag off of the Gas Industrial Park in Delta State, South South Nigeria. This indication was given by the President Jonathan on Thursday while performing the groundbreaking of the project which he believes would generate much needed revenue for

Ondo Deputy Governor Defects To APC, Gives Reasons

The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Ali Olanusi, has resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Olanusi gave reasons for his defection in a statement made available to Channels Television on Thursday.

Full Text: Buhari’s Last Message To Nigerians Before Election Day

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari, in his last message to Nigerians before the elections on Saturday, has called on them to give him the chance to lead the mission to re-build the country. “Give me the chance to lead you in rebuilding a Nigeria

Jonathan, Buhari Sign Another Peace Accord

The top contenders in the forthcoming March 28 Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Genenral Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have signed another peace accord in Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In what has been called a peace meeting, the