Nigeria News

Buhari wins by 2.57 million votes – official result

Main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential election by 2.57 million votes, according to official results announced on Wednesday. The Independent National Electoral Commission said the 72-year-old, from the All Progressives Congress (APC), won 15,424,921 votes or 53.95 percent of the 28,587,564 total valid votes cast. His nearest rival, President Goodluck Jonathan, 57, of […]

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MAP: How Buhari defeated Jonathan

  Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC defeated the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to emerge the president-elect of Nigeria. Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential election by 2.57 million votes, according to official results announced on Wednesday. The 72-year-old won 15,424,921 votes or 53.95 percent of the […]

Politics

Lagos begins issuance of new taxi licences

LAGOS—The Lagos State Government, yesterday, presented provisional taxi licenses allocation letters and badges to taxi operators in the state. Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa said the 2012 road traffic law also include the operation of taxis hence, the need for the new taxi policy. He said the provisional allocation letter will among others, enable the […]

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You must eradicate corruption, Obasanjo tells Buhari

ABEOKUTA – Former  President,  Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu  Buhari over his victory at the Saturday presidential polls. Obasanjo  in his congratulatory message he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Abeokuta shortly after Buhari was declared winner of the election, said  his government must reposition some  national institutions such as […]

Headlines

Jonathan congratulates Buhari, concedes defeat

ABUJA — 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. President Goodluck Jonathan, candidate of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, hours later conceded defeat and put a call […]

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Anxiety in Bayelsa as Buhari clinches presidential poll

Yenagoa—Uneasy calm yesterday, pervaded Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital and its environs, as the results of the presidential election were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, showing the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC,  candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari in clear lead. Jonathan casting his vote Most of the commercial banks shut their doors to […]