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Two caught with 43 PVCs at Benue polling unit

At least, two persons were caught by security agencies with a total of 43 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), at Gbajimgba Secondary school polling unit in Guma local government area of Benue State.
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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.
Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki votes, hails peaceful polls

Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has voted at about 10:30am.
Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Election: Governor Ambode votes in Epe, commends Lagosians, INEC

Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State, in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

INEC ad-hoc staff desert polling centre in Ibadan

Voters at some polling units in Ajibode area of Ibadan waited for hours for voting in the presidential and National Assembly to begin but the adhoc staff of INEC, mostly corps members, failed to show up.
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Elections: Jimi Agbaje laments failed card readers

The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has expressed his dissatisfaction the malfunctioning of card readers during voting at his polling unit in Apapa on Saturday.
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Commissioner: Large turnout of Kebbi women a result of house-to-house campaign

Kebbi State Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the state, Ramatu, Adamu Gulma, has attributed the large turnout of voters especially women for the presidential and National Assembly elections to house-to-house campaign embarked upon by the APC in the state.
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Elections: Card reader machine delays voting in Kugbo, FCT

Voters at the Kugbo Primary School on Karu axis, near Abuja, have alleged that card reader machines malfunctioned for some hours in some polling units in the area before voting on Saturday.
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has lauded what he considered an encouraging turnout of voters at his polling unit during Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.

Elections: Minister Fashola lauds voters turnout at polling unit

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, has lauded what he considered an encouraging turnout of voters at his polling unit during Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections.
The presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has lamented the failure of the card readers at his polling unit in Ward 2 of Nnewi North LGA in Anambra State.

Elections: Kingsley Moghalu laments card reader malfunction

The presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has lamented the failure of the card readers at his polling unit in Ward 2 of Nnewi North LGA in Anambra State.
Former President of Zambia and Head of mission, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa, EISA, Mr Rupiah Banda has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of voters and election officers in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria so far.

Ex-Zambia president commend election process in Abuja

Former President of Zambia and Head of mission, Electoral Institute for Sustainable Development in Africa, EISA, Mr Rupiah Banda, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of voters and election officers in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections in Nigeria so far.

Senator Ekweremadu, Sullivan Chime commend security arrangements, INEC for polls

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, says the security arrangements put in place for the presidential and National Assembly elections are laudable.
Bauchi metropolis on Saturday recorded large turn out of voters in most polling units in the Presidential and National Assembly polls.

Elections: Bauchi records large turnout of voters

Bauchi metropolis on Saturday recorded large turn out of voters in most polling units in the Presidential and National Assembly polls.
The Action Alliance (AA) Governorship candidate in Imo, Mr Uche Nwosu on Friday flagged off his campaign for the March 2, election with a pledge to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari.

Elections: Uche Nwosu alleges ballot paper snatching in Imo

The governorship candidate of Action Alliance in Imo State, Uche Nwosu, has raised the alarm of incidents of ballot paper snatching and scarcity of ballot papers in some Local Government Areas of the state.

Elections: Governor Masari expresses satisfaction with voters turnout, orderliness

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has expressed satisfaction with the smooth conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Elections: We’ll disclose our impression on Tuesday – EU observers

The European Union’s Chief Observer for the Elections Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, Maria Arena, said on Saturday that her mission would give its “impression” about the ongoing exercise in its preliminary report to be released on Tuesday, February 26.

Election: Governor Akeredolu predicts President Buhari victory

Ondo State governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has expressed optimism that the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, will emerge victorious in the Saturday’s election.
PDP Presidential candidate and main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar (C) leaves the polling station with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar (R) after casting their votes at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, as voting commenced in the presidential election. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP)

Elections: Atiku Abubakar lauds voters turnout in Yola

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lauded the mass turnout of voters in the Saturday election.

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Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

The Comptroller of Prisons, Lagos State Command, Tunde Ladipo, says there are no cases of ballot box snatching by political thugs in all the places his team visited during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

Shehu Sani is seeking re-election to the Senate under the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) while Uba Sani is vying on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.