Buhari Votes In Katsina

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) General Muhammadu Buhari has cast his votes at his hometown, Daura in Katsina State. General Buhari was earlier accredited at the same polling unit early in the morning when accreditation started.

Sambo Commends Voting Process

The Vice President, Namadi Sambo has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for reversing to the use of manual accreditation of voters following the challenges associated with the use of the card reader. The Vice President made the remark after he and his wife, Amina, voted at their Police College

At Least 11 Killed In Gombe, Yobe Attacks

At least 11 people have been reported killed by unidentified gunmen in Gombe State and Yobe States, North-East Nigeria. The incident is reported to have stalled voting in Dukku as well as Shole.

Full Text: INEC Amends Guidelines


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)  has been monitoring field reports on the accreditation process since the commencement of the poll this morning. Whereas the process has gone well in several places, in some others it has encountered some challenges, especially with the use of card readers.

Obasanjo Confident Of Nigeria’s Unity And Future

A former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has expressed confidence in the unity and future of Nigeria despite the many challenges slowing down its development. After casting his vote in Ward 11 in his home town, Abeokuta in Ogun State, the former President said that the outcome of the elections could

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.

INEC Orders Manual Accreditation, Extends Voting To Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Nigeria has adjusted the guidelines for the elections to address some of the challenges being faced during the accreditation process across the country.  The chairman of the Information and Voter Education Committee of the commission, Dr.

Card Reader Fails In Nasarawa Polling Station

The fear associated with the use of card readers by INEC is beginning to manifest, as the token deployed to Ahmadu Maikwoto Primary School in Keffi, Nasarawa State, has failed to confirm complete details of card holders. This development is causing tension among hundreds of voters who are agitating to

18 Year Old Woman Forced into Marriage Kills Husband in Kano


An 18-year-old woman who was allegedly forced to marry a man she did not love, is said to have killed her husband in Kano on Wednesday. According to Vanguard, the woman, Rahma Hussaini and the deceased, 24-year-old Tijjani Basiru had just gotten married on Friday, February 20th. The couple’s neighbours

Multiple Suicide Bus Bombings rock Nigerian Northern Cities Again!


At least, a total of 23 people have died in recent suicide bombing incidents at bus stations in two major cities in northern Nigeria, police and hospital sources say. A suicide bomber first struck in Potiskum, Yobe state, killing 13 people and shortly after, a second attack took place in

Bird Flu Outbreak in Nigeria: 11 States Affected


Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Akinwumi Adesina, on Wednesday confirmed the outbreak of bird flu in 11 states of the federation. Adesina announced that the Federal Government had approved N145 million to compensate farmers affected by the outbreak of the disease. He made the disclosure at an emergency meeting