Nigerian Journalists Detained, Harassed, Assaulted While Covering State Elections

Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the 9th March gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering the elections told CPJ they were detained and harassed by security services or other armed individuals, denied access to […]


Ekiti Is First With Election Results-INEC

Ekiti State South West Nigeria has been said to have come first with complete result of the Presidential and National Assembly elections that held yesterday. Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu made this known at a press briefing Sunday evening in Abuja. Yakubu said, “The election result for Ekiti State […]

IN FULL: Buhari’s Message To Nigerians On Eve Of Rescheduled Elections

Dear Nigerians, Finally, we have reached the eve of the rescheduled first round of this year’s general elections. President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to exercise their rights to participate actively in the rescheduled elections slated for Saturday, February 23, 2019. This formed part of his remarks in a national broadcast aired on Friday morning. […]


Elections: FG Closes Land Borders

The Federal Government has ordered the closure of land borders for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr Muhammad Babandede, said in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, that the closure order was announced by Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd). He said, “Further to the Presidential and National Assembly […]


CPAN Condemns Postponement Of Elections

… asks INEC to upgrade so Nigerians could vote anywhere they are and be counted in their desired location. The Christian Press Association of Nigeria (CPAN) has condemned the sudden postponement of the February 16 election. That postponment, CPAN says, is ridiculous and unacceptable because it came barely hours to the elections after the same […]

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There Is Foul Play In The Elections Postponement, Says Gbenga Daniel

Folake Sokoya Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Council, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has said he is suspecting foul play in the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), describing it as the ” hand of Esau, voice of Esau.” Otunba Daniel submitted that, Nigerian […]


BREAKING: INEC Postpones Elections Till February 23

The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) has taken a decision to shift the date of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for Saturday till next week 23 February. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 National Commissioners in Abuja, according […]

2019 Elections: U.S.,U.K. To Deny Troublemakers Visas

Tayo Olanipekun The United States of America and the United Kingdom have said anybody found responsible for causing violence during and after the 2019 general elections will face visa restrictions. The two countries in a joint statement issued on Thursday in Abuja said the same measures may also be extended to family members of the […]


Governorship, State Assembly Elections Hold March 2, Says INEC

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the Area Council elections in FCT will hold on March 2, 2019, along with the governorship and state Assembly elections, He also disclosed that the list of candidates for elections will be published in its Federal Capital Territory office and also at the six Area […]

667,208 Voters For Ekiti Election

Dayo Emmanuel A total of 246,126 persons would not be able to exercise their franchise tomorrow as the people of Ekiti State, South West Nigeria would go out to participate in the governorship election, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Professor Abdulganiy Raji has said. Raji, who answered questions from journalists in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, […]