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Governor Ortom dedicates victory to God, Benue people

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has dedicated his victory at the state governorship election to God and the people of the state.

Kano rerun: Accredited observer groups laud INEC, media, security personnel

The Coalition of INEC Accredited Observers for Kano State re-run governorship supplementary election have hailed INEC for distribution of the election materials on time.

Abia elections: Opposition bullying Senator Ohuabunwa from claiming his mandate – campaign

The Campaign Organisation of Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, the senator representing Abia-North and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the National Assembly election has claimed that some people were attempting to bully him from reclaiming his mandate in court.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.

CDD: Our observers were stoned in Kano

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says observers deployed to monitor supplementary election in Kano were stoned and disallowed from performing their duty.
There was drama on Saturday at a polling unit in Bauchi State where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is conducting a supplementary election.

Supplementary poll hitch-free in Bauchi

Reports across the 15 local government areas of Bauchi where supplementary elections are being conducted indicate hitch-free exercise, with impressive turnout of voters, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Lagos rerun: Voting underway in Ibeju-Lekki

Voters came out in trickles at Ibeju-Lekki state constituency I, where supplementary elections held in Lagos State on Saturday.
Plateau Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyode, has said that INEC supplementary election in the state was so far going on peacefully.

Supplementary poll: Voters disagree over alleged intimidation in Kano

Voters at Sarari Community School, Kofar Mazugal, Kano State have disagreed over claims of voter intimidation.
[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)

Supplementary polls: Journalists escape lynching in Kano

Some journalists covering the supplementary governorship election in Kano State on Saturday escaped lynching by some suspected thugs at Suntulma Primary School in Gama ward of Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.

BBC demands investigation of attack on reporter

After losing the presidential election and governorship election in Lagos State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is embroiled in another controversy over the alleged assault on a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter in Lagos, Ajoke Ulohotse.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, Obo Effanga

Rivers elections: I have no alliance with Governor Wike or any person – REC

The Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Obo Effanga, has dismissed claims in some quarters that he was hobnobbing with the State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
Slovak environmental activist Zuzana Caputova took a step closer to becoming her country's first female president after winning the first round of nationwide elections, signaling a potential sea change for a country that has fallen victim to rampant corruption since it was established in 1993.

Slovakia’s Zuzana Caputova wins first round of presidential race

Slovak environmental activist Zuzana Caputova took a step closer to becoming her country's first female president after winning the first round of nationwide elections, signaling a potential sea change for a country that has fallen victim to rampant corruption since it was established in 1993.
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.”
India’s Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora speaks during a press conference in New Delhi on March 10, 2019. – India announced on March 10 a general election to be held over nearly six weeks starting on April 11, when hundreds of millions of voters will cast ballots in the world’s biggest democracy. (Photo by STR / AFP)

The biggest election on earth: India’s giant poll in numbers

India’s national election is the biggest democratic undertaking on Earth, with hundreds of millions of voters from the Himalayas to the tropics casting their ballot in the world’s second-most populous country.
At least 30 Nigerian soldiers have been killed in a gun battle with Boko Haram fighters who overran a military base in the country's northeast, according to military sources.

Boko Haram attacks Borno town as residents vote

Mafa town in Borno witnessed large turnout of voters on Saturday in spite of an attempted attack by the Boko Haram insurgents on Friday night.
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has promised to accept the outcome of the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state in good faith.

Sokoto elections: I’ll accept outcome in good faith – Governor Tambuwal

Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, has promised to accept the outcome of the Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state in good faith.
Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.

Elections: Low turnout of voters in Bwari, Zuba

Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.
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Lagos elections: INEC delays voting at VP Osinbajo, Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s polling units

Accreditation of voters did not start at Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s polling unit-Code 33, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos during Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Election.
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Akwa Ibom elections: INEC replaces burnt smart card readers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has replaced and reconfigured the 198 Smart Card Readers that were on Friday burnt in its office in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.

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Michael Jordan pays tribute to Kobe Bryant

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commissions has arraigned Senator Shehu Sani before a Federal High Court in Abuja.

EFCC arraigns Senator Shehu Sani

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, arraigned a former Nigerian senator, Shehu Sani.
Tottenham midfielder Tanguy Ndombele has laughed off reports of a bust-up with manager Jose Mourinho.

Tanguy Ndombele laughs off reports of rift with Jose Mourinho

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The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says the Air Task Force (ATF) for Operation DIRAN MIKIYA has successfully destroyed a bandits’ logistics base at Ajia in Birnin Magaji Local Government Area of Zamfara.

Nigerian Airforce destroys ISWAPs’ staging area at Gashigar in Borno

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The late rapper Nipsey Hussle on Sunday won two posthumous Grammys, on a night when his life was celebrated in a moving musical tribute led by singer John Legend.

Nipsey Hussle wins two posthumous Grammys

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