Politics

Dramatic changes in the Senate

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was on the verge of losing out in the control of the National Assembly for the first time after a National Assembly election yesterday. With results trickling in from the states after last weekend’s National Assembly elections, the PDP was losing in a number of constituencies that had in the […]

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‘Jonathan administration planning to tamper with results,’ APC alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), led by President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, is planning to tamper with the results of the recently concluded general elections. Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly elections were held on Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, 29. The APC made the allegation via a statement […]

Nigeria News

U.S, U.K Commend Nigeria’s Election, Express Worry Over Likely Interference

The United States and United Kingdom have hailed the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections which took place across Nigeria on Saturday and Sunday, describing the exercise as largely peaceful. In a joint statement by the two countries, U.S. Secertary of State, John Kerry, and U.K Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, lauded Nigerians for […]

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Post-election violence in Nigeria sparks calls for calm

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Violent protests following Nigeria's presidential elections Saturday have sparked calls for calm from the two main candidates and a warning by the U.S. and Britain against political interference. Protesters fired gunshots and torched a local electoral office in Nigeria's oil-rich Rivers state on Sunday as they marched to protest the elections, amid claims […]

Nigeria News

ELECTION UPDATES: Buhari gains early ground amid vote tally fears

* Results expected to build up over Monday * Empty streets, closed shops in flashpoint city Kaduna * Protests in Rivers, Bauchi states * Concerns over collation process (Adds results from key states Kaduna, Kano) By Tim Cocks and Alexis Akwagyiram ABUJA, March 30 (Reuters) – Nigerian presidential challenger Muhammadu Buhari recorded thumping majorities in […]

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Buhari Leads In Preliminary Vote Count, Defeats Jonathan At Aso Rock Polling Units

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari, received more votes than President Goodluck Jonathan in polling units within Aso Rock Villa, an area that contains the official residence of the Nigerian president. Results from polling units 021 and 022, located in Aso Rock, revealed that Mr. Buhari’s APC polled 265 and […]