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[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Tension as rerun polls hold in four states

There is palpable tension in Benue, Plateau, Sokoto and Kano states as thousands of voters in selected polling units file out this morning to conclude the elections that will determine winners of the governorship polls in the states.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

Supplementary poll: APC, INEC conspiracy’ll fail – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said an alleged conspiracy between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig tomorrow’s supplementary election in some selected states will fail.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police deploy officers as supplementary elections hold

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in states where supplementary elections are taking place to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for the conduct of the elections.
Taiwo Lakanu

Supplementary election: Police to restrict movement in Plateau

Mr Taiwo Lakanu, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police on electoral duty in Plateau, has said that there would be total restriction of movement in the state during the supplementary election scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 23.

N6.6 billion fraud: Court strikes out 19 out of 21 charges against Senator Goje

The Federal High Court Sitting in Jos, Plateau State has struck out 19 out of the 21 charges pressed against Senator Danjuma Goje and three others over allegations of fraud.

INEC announces dates for presentation of governors-elect certificates of return

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said governors-elect in states where elections have been concluded will get their certificates of return from Wednesday 27 March to Friday 29 March.

Court sentences teenager to three months in prison for stealing phone

A Magistrates’ Court in Jos on Friday sentenced Umar Shaibu, 18, to three months in prison for stealing a phone.

Plateau elections: Governor Lalong confident of victory in supplementary polls

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau says he is confident of securing a second tenure ahead of the supplementary election to determine who governs the north-central state in the next four years.

Federal government closes Adamawa, Benue, Sokoto land borders for supplementary polls

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of the land borders in states where supplementary elections will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

Supplementary elections: Police deploy five DIGs, other senior officials

Inspector-General Mohammed Adamu has deployed five deputy inspectors-general (DIGs) to oversee election security in parts of the country where rerun had been scheduled for Saturday.
Simon Lalong Plateau

Governor Lalong: I need 2000 votes to beat Senator Useni

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau said it will be stupid of him to lose the supplementary election scheduled for Saturday as he needs only 2000 votes out of 49000 to claim victory.
A man gets his thumb marked to indicate he has voted at one of the polling unit 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)

US seeks free, credible supplementary elections

The United States Embassy in Nigeria has called on all stakeholders to ensure free, credible and peaceful exercise in Nigeria, as the supplementary polls hold in some states on Saturday.
Interior Minister Abdulrahman Dambazau

Supplementary poll: Federal government orders closure of borders in three states

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders in Adamawa, Benue, and Sokoto states towards Saturday’s supplementary poll in some states.

Governor Lalong pledges support for family of late Plateau lawmaker-elect

Member-elect for Pengana Constituency in the Plateau House of Assembly, late Ezekiel Afon, was on Thursday buried in Bassa Local Government amid tears.

50 women to benefit from free VVF surgery in Plateau

No fewer than 50 women are to benefit from free Vesicovaginal Fistula (VVF) in Mangu Local Government of Plateau.

Court sentences three women to two weeks in prison for fighting in public

A Magistrates’ Court in Jos on Thursday sentenced three women to two weeks in prison each for fighting in public.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

FEC approves N27 billion for flood, conflict victims

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N27.4 billion intervention fund for victims of floods, conflicts, and insecurity across Nigeria.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar: How I defeated President Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has given a breakdown of the number of votes he allegedly scored in each state of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

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Taraba rerun: One killed, houses burnt

At least one person has been confirmed dead and houses burnt in Ussa Local Government Area of Taraba state ahead of the supplementary election in the Ussa State Constituency Assembly seat on Friday evening.

Benue rerun: Vehicles transporting election materials attacked

Some vehicles transporting election materials to one of the polling units in Benue State have been attacked.

lnstitute to collaborate with stakeholders on labour relations

The Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MlNILS), Ilorin, Kwara, said it would collaborate with stakeholders toward ensuring harmonious labour relations between employers and employees.

Death toll rises to 64 in China factory blast

The death toll in a chemical plant explosion in China rose to 64 Saturday but rescuers found a survivor among more than two dozen still missing in the debris of one of the country’s worst industrial accidents in recent years.

Emmanuel Amuneke’s Tanzania battle Uganda for first AFCON appearance in 39 years

Nigerian gaffer Emmanuel Amuneke will look to make history with Tanzania by guiding the Taifa Stars to a first Africa Cup of Nations appearance in 39 years when they host Uganda at the National Stadium, Dar es Salaam on Sunday.