UPDATED: Buhari wins second term

President defeats Atiku by over 3.9 million votes President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid as he polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential poll conducted on February 23. Atiku polled 11,262,978 to lose the election with a margin of 3,928,869 votes. This is according to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s collated figure of votes from all the 36 states of the…

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Agbaje kicks against election violence in Lagos

The governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has kicked against the violence carried out across the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections which held on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Agbaje, during a press briefing on Monday, added that the mayhem was a deliberate attempt by the ruling All Progressives Party to deprive members of the PDP to exercise their civic rights. He said, “I am disappointed at…

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Hoodlums beat up traders, destroy shops in Lagos market

There was pandemonium in the Oshodi area of Lagos, on Monday, as shops belonging to Igbo traders were allegedly forced shut by hoodlums said to be sympathetic to the All Progressives Congress. It was gathered that the hoodlums beat up some of the traders for allegedly voting for the Peoples Democratic Party during the presidential and National Assembly elections that held on Saturday. PUNCH Metro gathered that the hoodlums invaded the market around 5am and…

"Hoodlums beat up traders, destroy shops in Lagos market"

Ronaldo has three UCL not five – Atletico boss

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said Cristiano Ronaldo should not count the two Champions League titles he won against the club with Real Madrid. Juventus forward Ronaldo responded to taunts from Atletico fans in their 2-0 Champions League defeat the Wanda Metropolitano on Wednesday by holding up five fingers to indicate the number of Champions League trophies he has won. The Portugal international told reporters after the game: “I’ve got five Champions Leagues, Atletico…

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2019 elections: Soldiers pick up Gov Emmanuel’s security aide

The Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Udom Emmanuel, Capt Iniobong Ekong, has been abducted. It was gathered that Ekong was picked up midnight Friday allegedly by soldiers, purportedly on a petition written by Senator Godswill Akpabio. The Commissioner for Information, Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Charles Udoh, who confirmed the abduction, said Ekong was picked up at his residence in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. It was gathered that he has been taken to…

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‘Executive voting’ at Presidential Villa, Abuja calm

There was orderliness as the presidential and National Assembly elections got underway at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. There are about 14 polling points located in the same open space beside the office of the National Broadcasting Commission. Electoral officers are comfortably housed under six giant canopies. White plastic chairs were also provided for voters who look very relaxed under trees. As of the time of filing this report at about 3.10pm, voting had been completed…

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BREAKING: INEC extends voting time for polling units with challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission has ordered the extension of voting time for some polling units which experienced delay due to technical challenges and complaints, including malfunctioning of card readers. The commission expressed confidence that most of these cases will be rectified. INEC Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated these on Saturday while giving an update on the ongoing elections. He said, “Every place where we experience challenges…

"BREAKING: INEC extends voting time for polling units with challenges"

Buhari’s 84-year-old sister votes

The eldest sister to President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at her polling unit to cast her ballot in Daura, Katsina state. She is 84-year-old Hajiya Rekiya Adamu. She arrived at Polling Unit 003 at 9.30am with security operatives guarding her The eldest sister to President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived at her polling unit to cast her ballot in Daura, Katsina state. She is 84-year-old Hajiya Rekiya Adamu.

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Voters stranded at Obasanjo’s polling booth as INEC officials fail to arrive

Scores of voters at ward 11, unit 22, Olusomi  Compound, Abeokuta-North Local Government area of Ogun state where former President Olusegun Obasanjo is billed to cast his vote have been stranded as the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission were yet to arrive as at 912am. Many prospective voters were seen at the polling centre hanging around awaiting the arrival of the INEC offcials with electoral materials. The media aide to Obasanjo, Kehinde Akinyemi, however,…

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Gunmen attack Osinbajo’s convoy in Ilorin

… APC condemns attack.. PDP denies involvement of members says its intraparty crisis By Demola Akinyemi Ilorin–Unknown gun men reportedly attacked the convoy of the Vice president Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Isale Aluko area of Ilorin late Thursday afternoon during which no fewer than four persons reportedly sustained injuries. They were said to fled immediately the act was perpetrated. All Progressives Congress (APC) in a swift reaction Thursday night condemned the act in strongest terms…

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