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Election tribunal: Senator Akpabio seeks order to reclaim mandate

However, incontrovertible result sheets from Akwa Ibom INEC office showed different figures that had Akpabio securing 138,256 votes as against Ekpeyong’s 123,843.

NPFL: MFM, FC IfeanyiUbah maintain top spots as Insurance continues free fall

Bendel Insurance’s road trip to Lagos ended a fruitless journey yesterday as MFM FC earned maximum points to stay on top of the Group A of the Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL).
A National Youth Service Corps member reads polling information on a poster at one of the polling units in Lagos on March 9, 2019. – Nigerians are voting for a second time in a fortnight in governorship and state assembly elections, with heightened concerns from observers of violence and an increased military presence. Elections for governors are being held in 29 of Nigeria’s 36 states, for all state assemblies, plus the administrative councils in the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

CSOs in Akwa Ibom indict PDP, APC over vote buying/intimidation

Civil society groups in Akwa Ibom State have said that both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were involved in massive electoral fraud during the just concluded general elections in the state.
President Buhari receives in audience Leadership of People's Democratic Movement in State on 18th Jan 2019-3

MASSOB accuses President Buhari of winning re-election through dubious, corrupt means

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) at the weekend accused President Muhammadu Buhari of securing power in the just-concluded Presidential election in the country through dubious and corrupt means.

NGO makes case for women empowerment

A non-governmental organization, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), has called on governments at all levels as well as Nigerians to investment more in women empowerment programmes.

Lagos Police command gets new spokesperson

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu, has appointed DSP Bala Elkana as the new Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
We worked through the night and one body was recovered, the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.

Death toll rises to nine in collapsed Lagos school building

"We worked through the night and one body was recovered," the southwest coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, told AFP.
Onofiok Luke

Akwa Ibom to spend over N673 billion for 2019 fiscal year

The Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Wednesday passed into law the 2019 state appropriation bill, increasing it by over N2billion.
Nsima Ekere Godswill Akpabio

Akwa Ibom election: Senator Akpabio, others blame INEC for poll loss

All Progressive Congress (APC) candidates in Akwa Ibom State chapter have blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for their loss at the 2019 presidential and governorship elections in the state.

Akwa Ibom elections: APC wanted to rig through federal might – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Akwa Ibom State chapter, has attributed the massive failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to the failure to prepare for the elections.

Akwa Ibom elections: APC rejects governorship result

The All Progressives Congress in Akwa Ibom State has called for the cancellation of Saturday’s governorship election won by the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Udom Emmanuel.

Port Harcourt DisCo starts new electricity payment system in four states

The Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHED) says it has hired a new electricity collection agent to ensure easy payment of electricity bills by customers in four states.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Elections: Observers exonerate military of wrongdoing in Rivers, Akwa Ibom

A Coalition of Civil Rights Movement (CCRM), on Monday, commended the military’s ‘exceptional’ conduct during the recently concluded governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections.

Elections: INEC releases list of elected senators

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released a list of senators elected for the ninth assembly so far.
nsima ekere

Akwa Ibom elections: I’ll not let go till my stolen mandate is reclaimed –...

Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Nsima Ekere, has vowed to reclaim the mandate the people gave him during the Saturday’s gubernatorial poll which was allegedly stolen by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Soldiers block with truck and armoured tank the road leading to the state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on March 10, 2019. – Fears has gripped residents of oil-rich Port Harcourt city in Niger delta region as state headquarters of Independent National Electoral Commission has been condoned off by dozens of fierce looking soldiers, anti-riots policemen and other complementary security agents who are jointly patrolling the city ahead of the much awaited results of the just concluded governorship and state assembly elections. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

EU, other foreign observers condemn military’s involvement in elections

“INEC did not provide sufficient information on these cancelations, the specific reasons for them, and the precise local government areas affected. This undermines public confidence in the process.”
Pius Adesanmi

SYNW mourns the passing of Prof. Pius Adesanmi

Pius Adesanmi. Prof. Pius Adesanmi, was among the 157 passengers and crew members that died in a plane crash on Sunday. The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning shortly after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi in Kenya.
Governor Udom Emmanuel

Akwa Ibom elections: INEC declares Governor Emmanuel winner of governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Udom Emmanuel of the Peoples Democratic Party, winner of the governorship election in Akwa Ibom state.

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