Thursday, 28 February 2019

Gov sokoto calls for United States intervention
Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has
appealed to United States Government to
intervene in the prevention of alleged
harassment of electorate in Saturday’s
governorship and state assembly elections.

Tambuwal made the appeal on Thursday when
he received the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr.
Stuart Symington, in Sokoto.
He told Symington that the just-concluded
Presidential and National Assembly Elections
witnessed harassment of leaders and loyalists
of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to him, many PDP members were
hounded and arrested by security agents on
the election day.
“Our appeal is to ensure the electorate in
whatever political parties are not
” Because our people were intimidated to the
extent of failing to discharge their civic duties
in the remaining elections, scheduled for
March 9.
“As such, I want to appeal to the US Envoy to
call on the Nigerian government to allow the
will of the people to be granted during the
forthcoming Governorship and State House of
Assembly elections.
“The opposition has engaged in post-election
violence, with attacks on citizens and razing
many properties and houses within and
outside the metropolis in the state, in a show
of terror against perceived opponents and
non-partisan members of the public,” he
said.
He thanked the envoy for the visit, describing
such as important for the peace and
development of democracy in the state.
Earlier, Symington said that he was in Sokoto
to encourage more peaceful atmosphere
throughout the electioneering period and
beyond.
“There is no any development that can come
without peace, so I appeal on all stakeholders
and the good people of Sokoto to ensure
peaceful polls,” he said. (NAN)
Inec is set to conduct governorship and state house of assembly election
Abuja – The Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) says it has made progress
for the smooth conduct of governorship and
State House of Assemblies elections, on March
9.
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral
Commission (INEC) chairman Mahmood
Yakubu addresses the audience on
February 25, 2019 in Abuja during the
presidential elections announcement. –
Muhammadu Buhari got off to a winning
start in his bid for re-election as
Nigeria’s president, as the first result
was announced today from weekend
polls. The 76-year-old former military
ruler won 219,231 votes in the
southwestern state of Ekiti, while his
main opponent, Atiku Abubakar, got
154,032, the electoral commission
announced. (Photo AFP)
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at
the commission’s meeting with Resident
Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Thursday,
said that the governorship election would hold
in 29 states.
He explained that governorship elections in
the remaining seven states were staggered
and had already been conducted off season.
“As you are aware in seven states, the
governorship elections are staggered and
conducted off season. We have since
concluded these elections.
“There will be governorship election in 29
states and in all the states of the federation
there will be state assembly elections and in
the Federal Capital Territory where the area
council election coincides with the general
elections.
“We are also conducting elections in 68
constituencies and for six council chairmen
and 52 councillors.
“So, we thought that since the RECs were here
with the State Collation Officers for the
Presidential election, it is important for us to
meet and review the experiences of the last
elections with a view to strengthening our
processes towards a successful conduct of the
state elections on Saturday March 9.
“We have gone very far with the arrangements
for the elections, election will hold on March
9, with the election of governor for states as
well as members of the state assemblies.
“To ensure the purpose of this meeting is in
keeping with the tradition of the commission,
once you conduct a national election, you
take stock and review, so that processes and
procedures are strengthened learning from
the experience of previous elections before
going into state elections.’’
Elections: Ekiti First To Conclude
Collation – INEC
The INEC chairman said the commission would
issue a news statement on decisions taken at
the closed door session of the meeting. (NAN)
3 were killed by military during Buhari's victory celebration. Read more...
Hindi Livinus, Yola
Some soldiers in Yola have killed three
persons who were reportedly celebrating
the electoral victory of President
Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in the
Numan Local Government Area of Adamawa
State.
The youth , who woke up to news of the re -
election of Buhari for another term , poured
out into the streets of major towns in the
state .
However, it is the celebration in the Numan
town that went bloody .
This followed an altercation between
jubilant Buhari supporters with armed
military men stationed near Numan Bridge .
It was gathered that the jubilant youths
initially on a peaceful victory procession
later became uncontrollable and disorderly
as some of them attacked the military
personnel who tried to tame their
celebration.
The soldiers had allegedly fired warning
shots into the air to warn the crowd which
started advancing towards them while
hurling stones .
The soldiers were said to have fired shots
again , which allegedly hit some persons .
Three persons were reportedly hit, while
their corpses were later deposited by the
soldiers in the mortuary of Numan General
Hospital .
In another part of the state around Jippu
Jam roundabout in Yola, some young people
who joined in celebrating Buhari ’ s victory
at the polls also reportedly put up a mock
‘ coffin ’ of Atiku , suggesting his defeat at
the polls .
The police in Yola said they were aware of
the clash between the soldiers and youths
in the Numan area .
victory attack policemen in Lagos
The state Police Public Relations Officer ,
Othman Abubakar, added that the
command had , however, yet to get any
report.
He said , “ There are many reports ; but
policemen on the ground told us that there
were persons that were injured ; I cannot
confirm any death . ”
Nigerian power generation drops to 3456megawatts
Electricity generation in the country
plunged to 3 , 456 megawatts on Tuesday ,
losing 1, 108 MW in seven days , according to
latest data obtained by our correspondent
on Wednesday.
Total power generation dropped from
4, 564 . 60 MW as of 6. 00 am on February 19 to
3, 456 . 20 MW on February 24 , a day after the
presidential and National Assembly
elections . It stood at 4 , 358 MW as of 6. 00 am
on Saturday .
Data from the Nigeria Electricity System
Operator , an arm of the Transmission
Company of Nigeria , showed that
generation fell further to 3, 456. 60MW as of
6. 00 am on February 26.
The system operator put the nation ’ s
installed generation capacity at
12, 910 . 40 MW; available capacity at
7, 652 . 60 MW; transmission wheeling
capacity at 8, 100 MW; and the peak
generation ever attained at 5, 375 MW.
The nation generates most of its electricity
from gas -fired power plants , while output
from hydropower plants makes up about 30
per cent of the total .
Total generation capacity of 2020 . 7MW was
unutilised on Wednesday as a result of low
demand by Discos ( 1, 430. 7MW) , line
constraints ( 440MW ) and water
management ( 150MW ) .
Seven of the nation’ s 27 power plants were
not generating any megawatts as of 6. 00 am
on Monday . The idle plants were
Olorunsogo NIPP , Gbarain NIPP , Afam IV ,
and four independent power plants , namely
AES, ASCO, Rivers and Trans-Amadi .
Generation from Egbin , the nation ’ s biggest
power station , fell to 491MW as of 6. 00 am
on Monday from 581 MW on February 8. The
plant, which produced as high as 1, 085MW
on March 15 , 2016, has been generating far
less than its installed capacity of 1, 320MW
in more than two years.
The TCN announced earlier this month that
the national grid successfully transmitted a
new power generation peak of 5, 375MW on
February 7, 2019 , at 9 pm.
It said it was the first time that the grid
had generated, transmitted and distributed
such quantum of power , describing it as
evidence of the success of the government ’ s
policy on incremental power .
The TCN , which manages the national grid ,
is still fully owned and operated by the
government.
Electricity generation companies recently
complained that their plants were being
forced to operate below their optimal
capacity levels.
The Executive Secretary, Association of
Power Generation Companies, the umbrella
body for the Gencos, Dr Joy Ogaji ,
attributed the problem to transmission and
distribution .
She said , “ Specifically , generation
companies are pinned down by some
operational impediments . The frequency of
instructions to either increase load or
decrease load ( ramp up and ramp down )
and, in some cases , shut down , has induced
damaging stresses to the components of the
machines
“These instructions , reflective of the grid
behaviour , are subjecting key electrical
components of the power plants to
operational stresses . Our available
generation has always been steady between
7, 500 MW and 8, 000MW ; you can check the
records at the National Control Centre ,
Osogbo . ”
The power grid has suffered four collapses
so far this year , according to data from the
system operator.
According to the Nigerian Electricity
Regulatory Commission , a total system
collapse means total blackout nationwide ,
while partial system collapse is a failure of
a section of the grid .
The grid has continued to suffer system
collapse over the years amid a lack of
spinning reserve that is meant to forestall
such occurrences .
Spinning reserve is the generation capacity
that is online but unloaded and that can
respond within 10 minutes to compensate
for generation or transmission outages .
Out of the five power stations meant to
provide spinning reserves, none had any
actual reserve as of 6. 00 am on Thursday ,
with the contracted reserve put at 295
megawatts.
The power stations are Egbin , Delta,
Olorunsogo NIPP, Geregu NIPP and
Omotosho NIPP.
(Imo political war) investigate allegation charged against Okorocha, Hope uzodimma urge election observers...
GOVERNORSHIP candidate of All Progressives
Congress, APC, in Imo State, Chief Hope
Uzodinma has called on the Independent
National Electoral Commission, INEC, and
security agencies to investigate allegations of
electoral fraud leveled against the state
governor, Chief Rochas Okorocha.
Senator Hope Uzodimma
Igbo Group Congratulates Buhari, Urges
Nigerians To Remain Calm
He also hailed President Muhammadu Buhari
over his victory, saying members of the party
should see the President’s success as a reason
to remain committed to the APC.
Uzodinma, who said this in an exclusive chat
with Vanguard yesterday, commended the
people of Imo State for contributing to
Buhari’s success at the polls, saying much
should be done to ensure the state remained
an APC state.
His words: “Voters in Imo State deserve
commendation for voting for President
Muhammadu Buhari who has shown love to us.
The President deserves the victory and I
congratulate him for that. I consider his
victory an opportunity for Imo people to do
more so that we will remain in the
mainstream.
“ The allegations against the incumbent
governor, Rochas Okorocha should be taken
seriously in the interest of democracy and
Imo State. INEC and security agencies should
carry out a proper investigation into all the
allegations against Okorocha. They shouldn’t
be swept under the carpet because our party
does not condone such illegalities he was
accused of perpetrating.”
Inec security agencies has been scored 80% according to election observers
Some domestic observers accredited by the
Independent National Electoral Commission
to monitor the 2019 general elections have
scored the electoral body and security
agencies high in their handling of last
Saturday’ s presidential and National
Assembly elections .
The coalition of 18 observer groups said the
institutions scored over 80% because they
did their job professionally .
The groups include the African Initiative
for Sustainable and Positive Development ,
Future Leaders Global Initiative, Northern
Patriotic Front , Patriotic Women
Foundation, Nigeria Vote -Count Campaigner
and Centre for Grassroots Development and
Crime Prevention.
The National Coordinator of Organisation of
Justice for Equity Sustenance , Mr Tunde
Babafunsho , who addressed journalists in
Abuja on Wednesday on behalf of the
coalition, commended INEC for its
contributions to the success recorded in the
elections .
He said , “ Conducting elections anywhere is
never an easy task and it requires the
collective input of all stakeholders,
including political parties , security
agencies, traditional rulers , religious
leaders as well as the entire citizens .
“It is our considered view that the
postponement of the presidential /National
Assembly elections originally slated for
February 16 evidently helped in putting
certain measures in place that led to the
success recorded eventually on February 23
rescheduled date .
“There is also no doubt that the 2019
general elections showed an appreciable
improvement on the previous process of
2015.
“We wish to place on record that both
sensitive and non -sensitive materials for
last Saturday’ s elections arrived their
various destinations on schedule and were
adequate for the conduct of both elections . ”
The coalition said voter turnout was
overwhelming as stakeholders witnessed
the sorting of ballots, counting and
recording of result sheets signed by all
concerned and collation of result at the
various collection centres .
“All stakeholders that participated in the
2019 presidential/National Assembly
elections performed their roles towards the
sustenance of a credible, peaceful ,
transparent electoral process . ”

Buhari unfolds his agenda after re-election. A must read...
President Muhammadu Buhari on
Wednesday thanked God and Nigerians for
the victory in the 2019 presidential election
that was conducted on February 23.
He said this in his acceptance speech on
Wednesday morning at his presidential
campaign headquarters in Abuja shortly
after the INEC chairman declared him as
the winner.
The President also stated that his
administration would continue to fight
corruption, insecurity and improve on the
economy .
“The new administration will intensify its
efforts in security , restructuring the
economy and fighting corruption. We have
laid down the foundation and we are
committed to seeing matters to the end . We
will strive to strengthen our unity and
inclusiveness so that no section or group
will feel left behind or left out , ” he told
jubilant supporters .
His speech read in detail, “First and
foremost, I give thanks to Almighty God
Who has spared our lives to witness
another victory for Nigerian democracy and
victory for our party , the APC.
“I thank the millions of Nigerians who
voted to re -elect me as your president for
the next four years. I am deeply humbled
and profoundly grateful to you for judging
me worthy of continuing to serve you and
for your peaceful conduct.
“In particular , I would like to thank
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for his masterful
leadership as Co -chair of the Campaign
Council. I would like to also thank the party
chairman, Adams Oshiomhole , the Director
General of the Campaign Council Rotimi
Amaechi, all members of the Presidential
Campaign Council and other various
support groups.
“My thanks to all those who contributed to
the logistical expenses of the campaign in
such a vast country like Nigeria .
“I also thank the millions of volunteers ,
self -appointed overseers, canvassers ,
agents, escorts and sentries who sacrificed
so much of their time and resources to
ensure the success of these elections . I do
not have the words adequate to thank
them.
“Although Saturday ’ s elections were
relatively peaceful , troublemakers in a
handful of states attempted to disrupt an
otherwise orderly process . Security agencies
will bring to justice all those arrested in the
process .
“I am very sad at the grievous loss of lives
during these elections . Security agencies
will step up their efforts to protect voters in
the forthcoming state elections .
“I would like to commend our security
agencies, as severely overstretched as they
are , for handling the difficult task of
securing the country during the election
period.
“I will like to make a special appeal to my
supporters not to gloat or humiliate the
opposition. Victory is enough reward for
your efforts .
“We give thanks also to our domestic and
international observers for contributing to
the success of our elections and for their
interest in our country and our developing
democracy .
“The new administration will intensify its
efforts in security , restructuring the economy
and fighting corruption . We have laid down
the foundation and we are committed to
seeing matters to the end . We will strive to
strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so
that no section or group will feel left behind
or left out. ”
Healthy living: fruit juice helps to reduce high blood pressure
A health and fitness consultant , Dr Bisi
Abiola , has said that fruit juice could
reduce the risk of high blood pressure, if
taken regularly .
Abiola stated this during an event recently
held in Lagos .
The fitness coach said that drinking a glass
of fruit juice would give an individual the
opportunity to get at least eight per cent of
daily potassium , which neutralises sodium
and helps to lower blood pressure.
She said , “ The overall amount of sodium
and potassium in your diet affects your
blood pressure. Sodium makes it go up,
while potassium offsets sodium and helps to
lower it. Research has shown that
consuming more potassium reduces BP in
people with hypertension . Most of us only
get about half of the recommended dietary
allowance for potassium . ”
Aware that many hypertensive individuals
resort to medication , Abiola added ,
“Medication is not the only way to control
high BP, otherwise known as hypertension .
Lifestyle and diet also play an important
role in managing such a health challenge ” .
According to her , fruit juice produces
bioflavonoids, such as hesperidin which
functions as an antioxidant and can help to
lower cholesterol.
She said , “When healthy, reasonably
overweight men drink orange juice daily
for four weeks and their diastolic BP goes
down , the researchers who were searching
for hesperidin’ s role concluded that the
bioflavonoid was probably linked to the
beneficial effects. Another study confirmed
that regular consumption of hesperidin
helps to prevent hypertension . ”
Abiola also described Vitamin B folate from
fruit juice as useful in preventing
hypertension . In her view , individuals who
consumed folate from their early adult age
were at a lower risk for high blood pressure
later in life.
“A number of reputable authors have
concluded that 100 per cent fruit juice , or
whole fruit , is not significantly associated
with increased risk of hypertension or
diabetes. Evidence indicates a modest but
consistent reduction in blood pressure with
100 per cent fruit juice , ” she said .
Dangote marks world 64 richest person
The President, Dangote Group, Aliko
Dangote, gained $5. 8 bn within 24 hours as
his total net worth rose to $16. 6bn on
Tuesday .
Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of
the world ’ s 500 richest people , showed that
his wealth fell from $10. 5bn at the end of
last year to a low of $ 9. 63 bn on January 1,
2019. But it grew to $10. 8bn on Monday ,
February 25.
The index also revealed that his net worth
increased by 23 per cent from $13. 5bn on
February 26 , 2018, to $16. 6bn , emerging
64th richest person in the world .
Dangote, who has seen his wealth rise by
58 per cent so far this year , emerged the
second biggest mover after Andrew Forrest ,
founder and largest shareholder of
Fortescue Metals Group, the world ’ s fourth -
largest iron ore producer . Forrest ’ s wealth
has grown by 59 per cent this year .
He was the only Nigerian on the list of 500
billionaires and retained his position as
Africa’ s richest person.
Other Africans on the list were Nicky
Oppenheimer of South Africa, who was
ranked 216 th with a net worth of $ 7. 05 bn;
Johann Rupert of South Africa ( ranked
225th with $6. 92bn wealth); Nassef Sawiris
of Egypt occupied the 228 th position with
$6. 83 bn; Natie Kirsh of South Africa
( ranked 263rd with a net worth of $6. 10bn )
and Naguib Sawiris of Egypt emerged 331 st
with a fortune of $ 5. 12 bn.
“Dangote controls Dangote Industries , a
closely held conglomerate . The Lagos- based
company owns sub -Saharan Africa’ s biggest
cement producer , Dangote Cement, which
had revenue of N 805. 6bn ( $ 2. 4bn ) in 2017 .
It also has interests in sugar , salt , flour ,
fertiliser and packaged food , ” said
Bloomberg.
According to Bloomberg, net worth figures
are updated every business day at the close
of every trading day in New York , with
assets categorised as publicly traded
companies, private assets ( including closely
held businesses , art and real estate) , cash
and other liquid investments and liabilities .
“Stakes in publicly traded companies are
valued using the share ’ s most recent
closing price . Valuations are converted to
US dollars at current exchange rates , ” it
said .
The Founder of Amazon , Jeff Bezos,
remains the richest person in the world
with a total net worth of $136 bn while Bill
Gates and Warren Buffett occupied the
second and third positions respectively with
$98. 4bn and $83 bn fortunes.
Dangote was also recently named the sixth
most charitable man in the World by
Richtopia, a digital periodical that covers
business, economics , and financial news ,
based in the United Kingdom. The
recognition came after he endowed his
foundation , the Aliko Dangote Foundation
to the tune of $ 1. 25 bn.
He started the foundation in 1981, with a
mission to enhance opportunities for social
change through strategic investments that
improve health and well-being , promote
quality education , and broaden economic
empowerment opportunities , according to
the group.

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Hot news: Barcelona beats Real Madrid 3-0 to qualify for copa del rey
Luis Suarez scored twice on Wednesday as
Barcelona inflicted another defeat on Real
Madrid to move within touching distance of
winning a record fifth consecutive Copa del
Rey.
Madrid were the better side for at least half
of a wild Clasico at the Santiago Bernabeu
but three goals conceded in 28 chaotic ,
second -half minutes sent Barca through to
the final with a 3- 0 victory , 4- 1 on
aggregate .
Details later…
Zamfara governorship candidate eject IDP's for supporting Buhari. Read more if you want to know more. .....
The governorship candidate of the All
Progressives Grand Alliance in Zamfara
State, Alhaji Sani Shinkafi , on Wednesday
confirmed that he has ejected all displaced
persons taking shelter in his houses in
Shinkafi for voting for the All Progressives
Congress in Saturday ’ s Presidential and
National Assembly elections .
Shinkafi confirmed in Gusau at a news
conference organized by a coalition of some
political parties in the state protesting
against the elections .
“I have asked all the IDPs residing in my
Shinkafi houses to immediately pack out
because they are not serious in life.
“These are people who had to leave their
villages due to insecurity caused by a
government that could not provide such
basic necessity to them , yet they went and
sold their votes at the last elections trying
to bring back the same gang, ” he claimed.

According to him , in spite of earlier advice
to the displaced persons “ to vote out those
who failed them in the past years ”, they
still did .
He claimed that the Internally Displaced
Persons allowed themselves to be bought
over during the election by “the people
who failed them . ”
Shinkafi said the coalition would not
support the Resident Electoral
Commissioner and all security chiefs in the
state to handle the March 9, governorship
and state assembly elections .
“This is because we have no confidence in
them and their ability to be fair and just to
us, ” the APGA governorship candidate
added .
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the
coalition is comprised of the PDP , APGA,
ACCORD, NRM, APP , ADC, NPP , DPP and
YPP.
( NAN)
All hope is not lost, I have confident of victory  Atiku assures Nigerians. Read more...
Atiku at a world press conference in Abuja,
he commended Nigerians for choosing
democracy and for voting for him on
Saturday, urging them to remain calm.
“For my fellow Nigerians who feel angry,
disillusion and let down by the process, I
appeal to you to remain calm and steadfast,
Rome was not built-in a day.
“We have the real figures, we have the facts
that have spoken so loudly on Saturday,
February 23, 2019.
“As I have always said, this year is my three
decades in Nigeria’s struggle for democracy,
and this is the worst election in those 30
years.
“I told Gen. Abdsulsalami Abubakar two
nights ago when he called me that not even
the military conducted such a worst election.
“This is a long journey but I am confident of
victory. All hope is not lost, stay strong. By
the grace of God we shall triumph,” he said.
Abubakar said that “Democracy is the
government of the people and by the people
only when the people’s choice prevails”.
He alleged that on the election day, Nigerians
witnessed the implementation of grand theft
of the people’s will.
He said that in Akwa Ibom for instance, the
result showed a statistical impossibility of a 62
per cent drop in voters’ numbers from the
2015 elections, even where voter registration
and Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) collection
rates were much higher.

“This is why voter suppression took place.
“This pattern was repeated in strongholds of
PDP including in states like Delta, Rivers, Abia
and Benue States.
“As this was occurring, we saw another
statistical impossibility where the real numbers
tallied in numbers increased astronomically in
Borno State by an almost miraculous 82 per
cent in the midst of insecurity.
“This pattern was also repeated in other
strongholds of the APC states.
“One begins to ask if insecurity is conducive to
higher voter turnout and security is
antithetical to high voter turnout,” he said.
Atiku said that it was curious that the PDP’s
margin of victory in states outside the South/
East and South/South were extremely slim
across board, describing it again as a
statistical impossibility.
He said that the figures declared by INEC as
results of Feb. 23 elections “do not add up at
all’’.
“My dear Nigerians, it is for this reason that
I Atiku Abubakar reject the result declared
by the INEC which declared Muhammadu
Buhari as duly returned by the majority of
the lawful votes.
“I am conferring with not just my party but
also Nigerian people on the next step which
will be revealed to the public shortly,’’ he
said.
He, however, urged the international investors
and friends of Nigeria not to poll out of the
country (NAN).
UK congratulates President Buhari over his victory in the 2019 election
A statement from the British High Commission
in Abuja on Wednesday, quoted the Minister
of State for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, as
saying “I offer my congratulations to
President Buhari on securing a second term as
the Nigerian President.
“The UK is a long-standing friend and
partner of Nigeria and the Nigerian people
and a stable and prosperous Nigeria benefits
Africa and the world.”
Baldwin commended Nigerians for their
resilience and commitment to democracy.
She said the results declared by the
Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) were consistent with the results
obtained through the civil society Parallel Vote
Tabulation process.
“Along with our international partners, the UK
believes the Nigerian people can have
confidence in the result.”

She, however, recognised the concerns
expressed by Nigerians on the conduct of the
electoral process, in particular logistics and
results collation, and reports of intimidation
of electoral officers.
The minister urged any party or individual
who wished to challenge the process to do so
peacefully and through the appropriate legal
channel.
“We encourage Nigerian authorities to examine
all allegations of wrongdoing carefully, and
take the necessary action against individuals
found responsible’’.
She also condoled with the families and
friends of those who lost their lives in
election-related violence.
“No one should die in the exercise of their
democratic rights,” she stated.
She reiterated the continued support of the
UK Government to Nigeria and its civil society
“in drawing lessons from these elections and
strengthening its democracy”.
Recall that the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday
declared President Buhari the winner of the
2019 Presidential Elections.
Buhari host staffs of APC ( victory dinner night) read more....
Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari on
Wednesday hosted members of the All
Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential
Campaign Council (PCC) Situation Room to a
victory dinner at the Presidential Villa,
Abuja.
President Muhammdau Buhari and
family
The affected staff, who are mostly
volunteers, were led by the Minister of Power,
Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.

Those in attendance at the dinner included
the national chairman of the APC, Comrade
Adams Oshiomhole, Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha
and other presidential aides.
The President had on Feb. 25 during the
collation of results of the Feb. 23 presidential
and national assembly elections paid a
surprise visit to the Situation Room to show
appreciation for the work being done by the
staff.
Election: Nigeria Airways Retirees
Hold Rally, Prayer Session For
Buhari’s Re-election
President Buhari also visited the Situation
Room earlier today (Wednesday), where he
delivered his acceptance speech shortly after
he was declared winner of the presidential
election by INEC.
He thanked the over 15million Nigerians who
voted to re-elect him for another four years
in office.
He said: “I also thank the millions of
volunteers, self-appointed overseers,
canvassers, agents, escorts and sentries who
sacrificed so much of their time and resources
to ensure the success of these elections.
Buhari’s Re-election Collective
Victory For Nigerians, Says Moughalu
“I do not have the words adequate to thank
them.’’(NAN)

Monday, 25 February 2019

Rochas Okorocha wins imo west Senate

Owerri – Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha,
and Senatorial candidate of the All
Progressives Congress, APC, has been declared
Senator-elect of Imo west senatorial zone.
Okorocha was declared winner on Monday
by the returning officer, Francis
Ibeawuchi at the collation center in Orlu
local government area of Imo state.
According to Ibeabuchi, Okorocha garnered
97,762 to thrash his closest rival of the
Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Jones Onyereri
who got 68,117 as well as that of the All
Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, with 30,
923 to come the third position.
But Onyereri of the PDP, has raised the alarm
that the returning officer, Ibeawuchi was
forced to declare Okorocha winner.
He said: ” “I am here to alert the whole world
an hour ago that collation center for the Imo
West Senatorial district have been invaded
alleging that, “they are forcing the returning
officer, Professor Francis Ibewuchi to declare
Okorocha winner.
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Injustices —Uzodinma
Onyereri was worried that, the manner at
which “the governor, with his staff, security
agents led by the assistant Commissioner of
police, Onu arrived at the collation center.
“At about 1am, Ibeawuchi pleaded that let us
go to Owerri and announce this result that he
is not safe again at the collation center, but
they refused and stopped the man I hope the
man stays alive in the next one minute. We
are calling on international community to
come to our rescue concerning the invasion.”
“Just imagine, the number turned out in
Ideato federal constituency is far above the
registered voters.
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“As it is now, they have not announced the
genuine results, that is why they refused the
man from coming to Owerri.” He said
Updated results from polling unit
 results according to PREMIUM TIMES are
live updates of the official results as
announced by INEC officials at the various
polling units.
11:20am – In Imo, results still being collated
at ward and local government level in the
three senatorial districts of the state – Imo
West, Imo East and Imo North.
Results for presidential, senatorial and house
of reps of the three districts is being
simultaneously collated and summed up.
Imo West at INEC office in Orlu LGA.
Imo East is collated at Owerri Municipal LGA.
Imo North at State prim. school, Okigwe.
10:44 Lagos State Senatorial District,
Sura, INEC Office, Lagos Island.
The rain has forced the collation officers to
take the results inside the INEC office to
continue collation.
Meanwhile, observers and party officials are
outside under a bad tent.
10:44 Lagos State Senatorial District,
Sura, INEC Office, Lagos Island.
The rain has forced the collation officers to
take the results inside the INEC office to
continue collation.
Meanwhile, observers and party officials are
outside under a bad tent.
EDO NORTH: Etsako west local government
council, Auchi.
PDP officials are not satisfied with the results
gotten from the polling units in Edo north, so
they are delaying the collation by asking some
of the INEC officials to bring their card
readers.
A serious fight is going on outside but I can’t
go out because they told all officials to stay
in the situation room for their own safety. We
are guarded by armed security personnel.
INEC Area office Brass LGA, Bayelsa
West SD, Bayelsa State.
After the LGA collation asked the ward
collation officer and party agents of ward 6
to go outside the hall and sort their results
out, a fight almost broke out after series of
heated arguments.
The security personnel, in collaboration with
the military Alpha 1 I encountered yesterday
has not only sent all party agents outside the
INEC office, but they’ve also been sent far
away from the office perimeters as well.
Some of the issues from ward 6 include:
1. Overvoting
2. Card reader issues (it reads cards but not
thumbs and the APOs are did otherwise)
3. Mutilation of figures in result sheets
4 and cancelation of result of 2 PUs by the
SPO. The ward collation officer said none of
these issues was reported to him, he even
visited the affected PUs more than thrice and
on inquiry was told everything was working
perfectly.
Akure South Local Government *Ward
result for Senate; Ward 2: Gbogi Isikan
AD – 24
ADC – 51
ADP – 22
APC – 2,384
ASD – 09
DA – 07
NPM – 27
NRVP – 0
NCP – 04
*PDP – 3, 037*
PDA – 11
PT – 02
SDP – 16
UPN – 05
ZLP – 2, 167
7, 783 – Total Valid Votes
263 – Rejected votes
8, 046 – Total vote cast.
Presidential Election Results of Ado-Ekiti
Local government of Ekiti State.
Announcement at Ekiti Central Senatorial
District, Ekiti state. Old INEC Office.
Total number of registered voters : 165994
Number of accredited voters: 60277
Total Valid votes: 56914
Rejected votes: 2768
Total votes cast: 59682
A: 11
AA: 07
AAC: 148
AAB: 43
ABP: 43
ACD: 28
ACBN: 36
ADC: 97
APP: 39
AGA: 05
AGAP: 05
APC: 34929
APGA: 12
APN: 02
APP: 05
DPC: 47
FRESH: 04
FJP: 17
GDPN: 73
PDP: 20112
GPN: 05
ADP: 03
LG: 08
GNPP: 03
KP: 04
MAMC: 14
Presidential election results from Ekiti
East local government of Ekiti State.
APC: 12826
PDP: 13125
NPC: 09
PPN: 01
Atakumosa East, Osun State
SENATORIAL ELECTION RESULTS
Registered Voters 35744
ACCREDITED VOTERS… 15266
A… 43
ADC.. 19
ADP.. 57
ANRP..06
APA.. 19
APC.. 7899
APP.. 09
CAP.. 15
DA.. 2
DPC.. 11
GDP…
ID… 03
JMPP… 03
LP… 04
MAJA… 05
MMN.. 2
MPN.. 04
MCP.. 24
NRM13
PDP… 6943
PPN.. 05
RP..
TOTAL VALID VOTE… 15088
REJECTED VOTES.. 173
TOTAL VOTES CAST.. 15,261
Akure North Local Government
Senate Result
74,134 (Registered)
24,496 (Accredited)
Senate
AD – 61
*ADC – 83*
*ADP – 133*
*APC – 8, 520*
ASD – 21
DA – 23
MPN – 30
NCP – 9
*PDP – 9,949*
PPA – 31
*ZLP – 4, 266*
Okitipupa LGA results for Senatorial
Election
APC – 11488
PDP – 20121
ZLP – 4915
ADC – 207
SDP – 126
AA – 3435
SNP – 112
Total valid votes: 40867
Rejected: 1546
Total Votes cast: 42413
**The ZLP agent, however, queried how results
showed 22 parties while the ballot paper only
had 15parties on it.
Senatorial collation centre, Mapo Hall,
Owo, Ondo state. Akoko South EAST LGA
SENATORIAL RESULT
TOTAL NUMBER OF REG VOTERS – 35747
NUMBER OF ACCREDITED VOTES -15,521
AA – 3916
ADC – 1387
ADP – 1370
APC – 3381
ASD – 17
PDP – 5015
ZLP – 43
TOTAL VALID VOTES – 15179
REJECTED – 342
TOTAL VOTES CAST – 15,521
Result for Sarkin Kudu 2 Ward, Katsina
LGA as presented by the collation officer
Hussaini Kankia
24 Polling Units
Registered voters: 23,592
Valid votes: 7126
Rejected 166
Total votes cast: 7292
House of Representatives Result
APC 4849
PDP 1890
A 133
NRM 18
PRP 5
ANRP 51
Accord 129
ADC 8
APM 13
UPM 3
UPC 4
NDLP 6
ADC 2
SDP 4
PPN 2
DA 5
RD 1
ARP 1
Senate Results
Accredited voters 7585
Total votes cast: 7468
Valid votes: 7265
Rejected 203
APC 4796
PDP 2268
ADC 22
PRP 5
A 63
NRM 16
UPC 10
Accord 72
DA 5
PPN 5
PT 1
SDP 2
Senatorial District —Sokoto South; Ward:
Badau/Darhela, 05 Bodinga LGA
Total no of registered voters: 5331
Total no of accredited voters: 2995
Senatorial Result
PDP:1118
APC:1691
APDA:10
AGA:6
NPC:15
MUP:3
APA:8
Total valid votes: 2894
Rejected: 101
Total vote cast: 2995
House of Representatives
APC:1656
APDA:1
APGA:4
PDP:1154
APA:10
NUP:4
NRM:2
PPA:5
NPC:1
ADC:2
MRDD: 2
AGA:2
Total Valid Votes : 2860
Rejected : 133
Total vote cast: 2993
YOBE SOUTH, Mamudo Ward, Fune Local
Govt. It consists of 10 PUs
PRESIDENTIAL
APC:3,960
PDP:287
SENATORIAL
APC:1,452
PDP:2,850
HOUSE OF REPS
APC:2,326
PDP:1201
***The result of PU 001, Adaya was cancelled
for the House of Reps
Gabarin Ward (003), Darazo LGA, Bauchi
State
Presidential
APC 3782
ANRP 01
APA 01
APDA 03
GDPN  05
GPN. 01
NNPP 01
PCP 01
PDP  757
SNC. 10
Senatorial
APC 1618
APP. 01
PDP 583
PRP 1477
NNPP 277
GPN 10
ADC 06
SDP 01
ACD 01
DPC 01
MMN 02
Reps
PDP 402
APC 1394
SDP 01
PRP 1179
ADC 03
APN 04
PPN 01
NNPP 923
DA 01
MMN. 03
PDC 11
GPN 39
NRM 01
ACD 01
Bauchi Central zone Collation Center,
Darazo LGA, Bauchi Central Zone,
Bauchi]
YAUTARI WARD,(008) Darazo LGA
Presidential
AA 01
APP 01
ADP 01
ANDP 01
APA  01
APC 1467
APDA 02
APGA 01
CNP   01
DPC 01
FJP 01
GPN 11
HDP 519
LM 01
MAJA 01
NNPP 02
NPC. 02
NMR 02
NUP 10
PCP 07
PDP 381
PPA  04
PPN  01
RBMP 01
RP   01
SDP 05
SNP 01
YES 01
Senatorial
APC 989
APP. 02
PDP 511
PRP 310
NNPP 31
GPN 32
ACM 6
JNPP 02
ACD 02
Reps
PDP 470
APC 953
SDP 01
PRP 374
ADC 05
APN 05
PPN 04
UPC 02
NNPP 24
APP 01
A 11
DA 02
SDP 01
MMN. 02
MN. 02
APM. 05
Bauchi Central zone Collation Center,
Darazo LGA, Bauchi Central Zone, Bauchi
Lago ward,(005) Darazo LGA
Presidential
ACPN 04
ACD  01
ACPN 01
APGA 01
ANN  01
ANPP 01
APA  09
APC 2,595
APDA 01
APGA 014
FIP   03
NNPP 08
NPC  02
PCP 06
PDP 519
PPA 01
PCP 06
RAP 01
SDP 01
SNC 10
MMN 04
CGDN 10
NCMP 01
NIP  01
UDP  01
UP   01
Senatorial
APC 1684
PDP 475
PRP 759
NNPP 282
GPN 15
APP 03
ACD 03
APN 05
GNPP 01
PDM 02
AD  02
MMN 02
SDP 02
DPC 01
Reps
PDP 448
APC 1742
SDP 01
PRP 626
ADC 09
APN 07
PDC 11
UPC 01
APP 01
AD 02
DA 02
A 01
SDP 01
PPN 02
UDP 02.
09:08am: State: Adamawa Zone: AD
Central LGA: Yola North, Ward: Dimawa
Ward 007
**Presidential votes is overcast and the RO is
asked to reconcile.
SENATE :
ADC: 865
ACD: 4
ANP: 37
APC: 3758
DA: 6
KP: 1
NPM: 2
PDP:480
PDM:180
PPN: 4
SDP: 1
PT: 1
GNPP: 1
INVALID: 174
TOTAL: 5514
REPS :
APP: 2
ACD: 15
ADC: 1439
ANP: 28
APC: 3082
FJP: 2
GPN: 1
PDM: 169
PDP: 548
PPC: 3
PPN: 3
INVALID: 273
TOTAL: 5565
Collated results for Gbonyin LGA, Ekiti
South Senatorial District of Ekiti State.
SENATORIAL RESULTS
NUMBER OF REG. VOTERS: 49850
ACCREDITED VOTES: 22090
ADC – 39
APC – 13534
ASD – 07
DA – 04
LP – 04
NAC – 06
NPC – 17
PDP – 8093
PPN – 04
TOTAL VALID VOTES : 21708
REJECTED VOTES : 251
TOTAL VOTES CAST : 21959
COLLATION OFFICER: DR AGBOOLA
AWKA SOUTH LGA, ANAMBRA CENTRAL SD
PRESIDENTIAL
NO OF REG VOTER-13056
ACCREDITED-2249
AAC-3
AAP-1
ADP-3
AGAP-1
ANDP-1
ANN-1
APC-80
APDA-1
APGA-46
DPP-1
GDPN-1
GPN-2
NND-1
NPC-1
MRM-1
PCP-29
PDP-1968
PPA-1
RAP-1
SDP-4
SNC-1
UDP-1
UP-1
YPP-11
TOTAL VALID- 2161
REJECTED-32
TOTAL CAST-2193
Ise/OrunLGA, Ekiti State.
Presidential
AAP: 007
ABP: 002
ACD: 003
ACPN: 02
ADC: 016
ADP: 008
APC: 14529
PDP: 4826
PPA: 04
PPN: 02
Total valid votes: 19660
Rejected Votes 410
Total Votes cast 20,070
Total Registered Voters 41,823
Total accredited voters: 20,295
Unit 20, Ward 2, Cornerstone Secondary
School, Kòòmì Road, Sakí, Oyo state
Presidential:
APC – 302
PDP – 93
Senatorial:
APC – 220
PDP – 117
House of Representatives:
APC – 188
PDP – 153
EKITI SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT,
IKERE LGA.
REPS RESULTS
NUMBER OF REG. VOTERS: 61615
ACCREDITED VOTES: IT IS NOT ON THE PAPER
ADC – 329
APC – 15078
ID -03
JMPP – 04
LP – 06
MPN- 02
NAC – 06
PDP – 11676
PPN – 08
PT – 02
ASD – 18
BPD – 32
NDLP – 13
YDP – 01
KP – 05
TOTAL VALID VOTES : 27183
REJECTED VOTES : 562
TOTAL VOTES CAST : 27745
COLLATION OFFICER: DR OKETAYO.
Mr Oketayo corroborated that hoodlums
invaded WARD 9 UNIT 06 which led to the
cancellation of the unit’s election.
Ward: Bagarawa 02, Bodinga LGA, Sokoto
South
Total no of registered voters: 3476
Total no of accredited voters: 1616
Senatorial
APC:541
APGA:04
PDP:974
APA:1
DPP:1
NCP:4
MPC:2
MRPD:1
Total Valid Vote: 1530
Rejected: 75
Total vote cast: 1605
House of Representatives
APC:551
PDP:975
APA:2
DPP:1
LP:1
NUP:1
PPN:1
APDA:1
PPA:2
APGA:1
NPC:1
Total valid votes: 1537
Rejected : 63
Total votes cast: 1600
Presidential
ANRV:1
APA: 1
APC:579
APDA:1
APP:1
PDP:974
Total valid votes : 1571
Rejected : 50
Total votes cast: 1621
Oye-Ekiti LGA, Ekiti State.
Presidential
A: 004
AA: 002
AAC: 019
AAP: 007
ACD: 03
ACPN: 009
ADC; 028
ADP: 007
AGA: 010
AGAP: 00
ANDP: 01
APC: 14,726
APDA: 011
APP: 07
NNPP: 003
PDP : 11427
Total valid votes 26749
Rejected Votes 802
Total Votes cast 27551
Total Registered Voters 60,226
Total accredited voters: 27,654
Final results for Ward 12, Yenagoa LGA,
Bayelsa State
No of Registered Voters – 3738
No of Accredited Voters – 1611
Total number of Valid Votes – 1479
Total Number of Rejected Votes – 132
Total Number of Votes Cast – 1611
========================
PRESIDENTIAL
========================
A-1
ADC-1
APA-2
APC-291
APP-1
DPP-2
GDPN-3
PCP-9
PDP-1167
PPA-1
PPN-1
SDP-1
8:35AM, Senatorial collation centre,
Mapo Hall, Owo, Ondo state.
EMURE WARD 11
PRESIDENTIAL RESULT
Total registered votes – 13,865
Accredited votes – 4,661
A – 3
AA – 53
AAC – 20
ACPN – 2
ADP – 7
APC – 1,808
CC – 1
PDP – 2313
TOTAL VALID VOTES:4,374
REJECTED VOTES: 287
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 4661
08:50 am: Results| Ward 12| Yenagoa LGA
| Bayelsa State.
Unit 1
PRESIDENTIAL
APC-22
PDP-111
SENATORIAL
APC-23
PDP-103
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APC-24
PDP-104
Unit 2
PRESIDENTIAL
APC-36
PDP-157
PCP-2
SENATORIAL
APC-25
PDP-172
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APC-46
PDP-120
Unit 3
PRESIDENTIAL
APC-66
PDP-216
SENATORIAL
ADC-1
APC-75
PDP-217
NUP-1
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APC-78
PDP-212
Unit 4
PRESIDENTIAL
APC-33
PDP-260
PCP-2
SENATORIAL
APC-43
PDP-259
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APC-43
PDP-259
Unit 5
PRESIDENTIAL
A-1
APA-1
APC-59
PCP-3
PDP-179
PPN-1
SENATORIAL
APC-62
PDP-193
NUP-1
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APC-61
PDP-193
Unit 6
PRESIDENTIAL
APC-22
GDPN-1
PDP-109
PCP-1
SENATORIAL
ADC-1
APC-24
PDP-112
SDP-1
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
ADP-2
APC-25
ANDP-1
PDP-104
PPA-1
Unit 7
Presidential
ADC-1
APA-1
APC-53
PDP-135
PPA-1
GDPN-2
DPP-1
APP-1
PCP-1
Senatorial
APC-65
PDP-147
House of Representatives
APC-66
PDP-141
=========================
TOTAL NUMBER OF VOTES
=========================
Final results for Ward 12, Yenagoa LGA
No of Registered Voters – 3738
No of Accredited Voters – 1611
Total umber of Valid Votes – 1479
Total Number of Rejected Votes – 132
Total Number of Votes Casted – 1611
========================
PRESIDENTIAL
========================
A-1
ADC-1
APA-2
APC-291
APP-1
DPP-2
GDPN-3
PCP-9
PDP-1167
PPA-1
PPN-1
SDP-1
Sabon Pegi Ward 09, Numan LGA
Adamawa state.
Presidential Results
Total no. Register voters: 18699
No. Accredited Voters: 7859
A 01
AAC 01
AAE 01
ABP 01
ACD 04
ADC 09
AGA 02
ANN 01
ANP 01
APA 11
APC 3011
APDA 05
APGA 01
APP 01
DPP 07
FRESH 01
GDPN 11
GPN 01
HTP 01
JNPP 01
MMN 03
MFG 01
MNPE 01
NPC 01
PCP 36
PDP 4174
PPA 09
PPC 10
PFN 01
PT 01
RP 02
SDP 04
SNC 01
WTPN 01
YPP 01
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 7322
REJECTED VOTES: 331
TOTAL VOTE CAST: 7653
REPS. RESULTS
TOTAL REGISTER VOTERS: 18699
accredited voters: 7859
AA 01
ABP 03
APP 01
ACD 03
ADC 68
AGA 01
ANP 07
APC 3087
APDA 09
DA 01
GPN 08
KP 05
NPM 09
PDM 10
PDP 4084
PPC 35
PRP 23
SDP 30
UPP 01
YRP 01
YPP 01
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 7388
REJECTED VOTES: 271
TOTAL VOTE CAST: 7659
SENATORIAL RESULTS
TOTAL REGISTERED VOTERS: 18699
ACCREDITED VOTERS: 7859
AA 03
ABP 04
ACE 06
ADC 58
APC 3098
DA 05
KP 10
PDP 4027
PPC 124
PDM 07
SDP 32
PPN 19
MRDD 02
TOTAL VALID VOTES: 7395
REJECTED VOTES: 262
TOTAL VOTE CAST: 7657
Senatorial collation centre, Mapo Hall,
Owo, Ondo state. EMURE WARD 11
PRESIDENTIAL RESULT
Total registered votes – 13865
Accredited votes – 4661
A – 3
AA – 53
AAC – 20
ACPN – 2
ADP – 7
APC – 1,808
CC – 1
PDP – 2313
TOTAL VALID VOTES:4,374
REJECTED VOTES: 287
TOTAL VOTES CAST: 4661
COLLATION OFFICER: OMOLOLA OMOBIRE
According to Mrs Omobire, at ward 9, PU 006,
it was reported that some hoodlums distorted
election activities which led to the
cancellation of the unit’s results.
EKITI SOUTH SENATORIAL DISTRICT,
IKERE LGA.
SENATORIAL RESULTS
NUMBER OF REG. VOTERS: 61615
ACCREDITED VOTES : 28125
ADC – 121
APC – 14937
ASD – 21
DA – 10
LP – 09
NAC – 08
NPC – 39
PDP – 12141
PPN – 08
TOTAL VALID VOTES : 27294
REJECTED VOTES : 571
TOTAL VOTES CAST : 27865
DAFCIYARI WARD,(009) Darazo LGA, Bauchi
State
Presidential
ACC 01
APA 01
APC 1840
APDA 03
FRESH 02
GDPN 02
GPN. 04
JMPP 01
LM.  01
LP. 01
NCNP 01
NCP. 01
NNPD 01
NNPP 01
PCP. 03
PDP. 408
PPA. 04
PPC. 01
RAP. 01
RP 02
SDP 08
SNC. 02
YPP. 01
Senatorial
ACD 02
ADC 06
APC. 1106
APM. 09
APP 02
DA. 03
DPC. 01
GPN. 08
MAJA 01
NNPP. 43
PDP  552
PRP. 572
SDP. 02
Reps
A 01
ACP 01
ADC. 04
APC  1037
APM 45
DA  05
DPC 01
GPN 05
NNPP 51
NPN 03
PDC. 09
PDP. 541
PPN. 04
PRP. 603
SDP.  01
UPC.  01

Offa Robbery, O' to ge Movement, and many other things that caused Saraki's downfall in Kwara

In 2011, Bukola Saraki retired his father, Olusola Saraki, from politics by backing Abdulfatah Ahmed against Gbemisola, his own younger sister, in the governorship race. Their father had been the godfather Kwara politics for decades and the popular saying was: “Anywhere Saraki goes, Kwara goes.”

After controversially installing Bukola, his first son, as governor in 2003, Saraki – who was senate leader in the second republic – wanted the younger sister as the next governor and pulled every trick in the book. He failed, Bukola had his way and the conclusion was that Kwara now had a new godfather.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Uche Nwosu wins polling unit for Buhari


The governorship candidate of the Action Alliance, AA, in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu has won his polling unit for President Buhari.


The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari won Atiku Abubakar at Uche Nwosu’s polling unit.

Recall that Nwosu had promised to deliver Buhari in his polling unit.
However, he won his polling unit in Eziama Obaire in Nkwerre Local Government Area of the state for Buhari with 711 against PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar’s 50 votes.
Atiku wins all voting points in unit 007 FCT
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential
candidate for Peoples Democratic Party
(PDP) has won in the eight voting points at
Unit 007 Pyakas, Lugbe, FCT
Mr Sadiqu Abdulrazak, the Presiding
Officer for the unit, said Abubakar scored
1,205 votes while President Muhammadu
Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) got 173 votes.
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Abdulrazak also announced that the
Senatorial candidate for PDP got 913 votes
while APC got 444 votes.
For House of Representatives, the
candidate for PDP won with 1,102 votes
while APC candidate scored a total of 240
votes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that sorting and counting of votes at
polling unit 007 Pyakasa lasted till 4.30
a.m on Sunday.
Reacting, the SDP agent, Mr Haruna
Dauda, expressed satisfaction with the
conduct of the process, stating that every
thing was transparent.
Mr Joshua Shawula, the PDP agent, also
noted that INEC staff were fair and the
election at the unit was free and fair.
(NAN)

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Daniel Usman: 19-year-old student killed by thugs in Kogi
A 19-year-old student, Daniel Usma, who went out to vote earlier today, was killed by stray bullets from thugs in Kogi state.
Daniel Usman_ 19-year-old student killed by thugs in Kogi lailasnews
According to reports, the young voter was killed at Ajetachi polling unit, Anyigba, Kogi State.
One Twitter user, @I_Am_Ilemona, claimed the Daniel Usman was killed while insisting on voting for any candidate of his choice.

Soldiers Accused Of Snatching Ballot Boxes And Replacing With Printed Papers (video)


According to popular musician Mo Cheda reporting this latest report at Ijebu 1 ward 4, she shared several videos of a corper and some eligible voters complaining about how soldeirs were shooting and snatching balot box at the ward currently replaced by Already Printed ballot papers representing APC and AA.

A military man was even threatening the singer, says he will break her camera.

Watch the multiple videos shared by the singer

Gist From Praizenews


Alex Badeh's Killer Reveals How Much He Got After Killing Him
One of the five suspected killers of the ex-Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice Marshal Alex Badeh, has revealed his role in the murder of the man who rose to become Nigeria's most senior military officer during the immediate past regime.

The suspect, 25-year-old Shuaibu Rabi, confirmed that he got money.
Photos From The Polling Unit That Was Attacked In Maiduguri Today. Dog Killed
Photos from the polling unit that was reportedly attacked in Maiduguri earlier today


According to twitter user @DanBorno, this is one of the places attacked with explosion in Maiduguri, Borno state earlier today
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Friday, 22 February 2019

PDP drags Buhari to court over hijacking of ballot box directive
Nigeria’s main opposition Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) has dragged President
Muhammadu Buhari before an FCT high court
over his controversial directive to the military
on ballot box snatching.
President Buhari on Monday said all those
planning to snatch ballot boxes may be
carrying out their last illegal acts.
The president made the statement at the All
Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting
on Monday.
The comment generated heated debates in the
polity with many saying the president’s
statement is a veiled directive to security
operatives to kill (extra-judicially) those who
run afoul of the electoral law.
The PDP had described the directive as a
“direct call for jungle justice, attempt to divert
public attention from the APC’s plot perfected
elections rigging and political violence.”
Five days after the controversial comment, the
party approached a Federal Capital Territory
(FCT) high court on Thursday, asking it to
determine whether or not, the president’s
statement is unconstitutional.
According to documents obtained by
PREMIUM TIMES, the party also wants the
court to determine if the armed forces are
under any obligation to obey what the party
describes as illegal directives.
Amongst other requests, the party is seeking a
declaration by the court that the president
lacks powers to deploy the military to
participate in elections without the approval
of the National Assembly.
A leader of the All Progressives Congress
(APC), Bola Tinubu, however, defended the
president saying President Muhammadu
Buhari was ‘misinterpreted’.
The Electoral Act prescribes two years in jail,
not death, for persons found guilty of
snatching or destroying election materials.
Lawyers also argue that Section 33 of the
Nigerian Constitution gives instances where
”one may forfeit his/her life as a result of
certain scenarios”.
The Nigerian Army on Monday added another
twist to the debate when it told News men thatthey will obey ‘totally and effectively’
such order if it is given by Mr Buhari.

Inec speaks to Nigeria's on the issue of underage voters
The Independent National Electoral
Commissioner (INEC) on Friday, February 22
said underage voters caught during the
general elections would be arrested and
prosecuted.
Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood
Yakubu, made this known at a news
conference, in Abuja.

Yakubu urged that underage voters spotted
anywhere across the country should be
reported immediately, adding that INEC was
working with the Police to apprehend
underage voters and their sponsors.
“Any underage person caught trying to be
accredited or voting on day of election will be
arrested.
“Voting is only open to Nigerian citizens who
are above the statutory age of 18.
“Let me seize this opportunity to warn those
who may wish to sponsor underage persons to
vote on day of election that they will be
arrested,” he said.
The chairman, however, advised Nigerians to
watch out for perpetuators of electoral
violence and do a video and still picture and
send to INEC’s website.
Meanwhile, security agencies, on Friday,
February 21, beefed up security at the
Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC), Enugu state headquarters ahead of
Saturday February 23 presidential and
National Assembly elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
that that a detachment of about 30 mobile
policemen were been deployed to INEC state
headquarters in Enugu.
Kwankwaso convoy attacked in kofa village in kano


Following the recent attack on the campaign convoy of Senator  Rabiu  Kwankwaso  that led to a bloody clash in  Kofa  village of  Bebeji  Local Government Area of Kano state that claimed no fewer than two lives, the state Police Command has arrested a member of House of Representatives,  Abdulmumuni  Jibrin  Kofa  and 70 other Political supporters and leaders.
Kwankwaso  was on a campaign trail around  Kofa  town on Thursday when an attack on his convoy led to  violent  clash with supporters of the  APC,  Abdulmumuni  Jibrin  Kofa  resulting  to  the loss of 
The Police  PPRO  DSP  Abdullahi  Haruna  Kiyawa,  told newsmen that they arrested 70 persons across the two political parties including party leaders and also invited  Kofa  for interrogation.
However, the  PPRO  noted that only two persons were killed in the clash while several others were injured. 20 cars were burnt and 18 other Political Campaign vehicles shattered. More so, he added that a community clinic has also been burnt down but no house was either touched or put on fire. “We invited  Kofa  for interrogation for the police to have more details as to what exactly happened,” the  PPRO  said.
Inec restores APC in Zamfara
The Independent National Electoral Commission
(INEC) says candidates of the All Progressives
Congress (APC) can participate in the National
Assembly, governorship and state House of
Assembly elections in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by
Festus Okoye, Chairman of the Information and
Voter Education Committee of INEC, issued on
Friday.
According to the commission, the decision is the
result of a judgment by the Court of Appeal in
Abuja on Thursday, which set aside the
judgment of the Federal High Court in Abuja
for “lack or want of jurisdiction on the part of
the lower court”.
The statement read: “The Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) has
consistently maintained that it will always obey
court judgments and orders.
“In the case of the All Progressives Congress
(APC) in Zamfara State, the Federal High
Court, Abuja and the Zamfara State High Court
issued conflicting orders relating to the
participation of the APC in the two strands of
elections scheduled for 23rd February and 9th
March 2019.
“While the former ruled that the APC, having
failed to conduct party primaries cannot field
candidates in the said election, the latter
decided that it can field candidates having
conducted valid party primaries.
“However, the Court of Appeal, Abuja Judicial
Division on 21st February 2019 set aside the
judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja for
‘lack or want of jurisdiction on the part of the
lower court.’ This in effect means that the
Zamfara State High Court’s decision that the
APC can field candidates for the National
Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly
elections is the only valid and subsisting order.
“Consequently, the Commission has today, in
compliance with the said order, restored the
APC to the ballot in the National Assembly,
Governorship and State House of Assembly
elections scheduled for 23rd February and 9th
March 2019.”

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Why Jussie Smollett staged his attack – Chicago police
The Chicago police has just revealed why Jussie Smollett staged his alleged homophobic attack.
According to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, US actor Jussie Smollett staged a fake attack on himself because he was “dissatisfied with his salary”, taking advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career.
Why Jussie Smollett staged his attack - Chicago police lailasnews

Michael Jackson wore condoms to prevent him from wetting the bed – Doctor
Doctor Conrad Murray has stated that the late pop singer, Michael Jackson wore condoms to prevent him from wetting the bed at night.
Michael Jackson wore condoms to prevent him from wetting the bed
Gaining his freedom from jail after serving half of his four year jail term, Conrad Murray in an interview gave a bizarre experience he had with Michael Jackson.
He said:

My private part is not meant for broke people – Teenage Ghanaian singer
Ghanaian singer, Yaa Jackson has stated that her private part is not meant for broke people. The teen star who recently acquired a Range Rover Evoque made this known via a Facebook post.
Yaa Jackson: My private part is not meant for broke people - Teenage Ghanaian singer
According to Yaa Jackson, broke people need to stop sending messages to her inbox because she’s only meant for Members of Parliament, President’s, Bank Managers etc.
Yaa Jackson wrote:

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Wednesday, 20 February 2019