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Voter apathy mars governorship elections in Borno

Yesterday’s governorship and house of assembly elections were characterised by voter’s apathy, leading to low turnout across Borno State. Although voting started as early as 8.00am in most polling units, with no technical issues of card reader failure, The Nation can authoritatively report that INEC ad-hoc staff and security agents, including …

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Live Updates: Borno State 2019 Governorship Elections

Campaigns are over and Nigerians will head to the polls today, Saturday 9th March 2019 to elect governors who will run the affairs of their states for the next four years. The North Eastern state of Borno is one of the 29 states where governorship elections will hold today, Naija …

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Troops kill six terrorists in Borno army base attack

Olaleye Aluko Six Boko Haram insurgents have been shot dead during a gun battle when the terrorists attempted to overrun a Nigerian Army Forward Operation Base in the Ngwom community, Mafa Local Government Area, about 14 kilometres north of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Our correspondent learnt that the base, …

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Nutrition Survey using SMART Methodology and Mortality in Gwoza MSF OCBA project, Borno State / Nigeria (December 2018 – January 2019) – Nigeria

SUMMARY Concerned by the complex emergencies prevailing in Nigerian Army controlled areas of Borno state in November 2016, MSF OCBA opened Gwoza and Pulka project with the objective to reduce mortality and morbidity of the most affected people trough restoration of provision of lifesaving essential decentralized health care. The intervention …

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Nigerians to elect powerful state governors

LAGOS (Reuters) – Nigerian voters return to the polls on Saturday to elect powerful state governors, two weeks after Muhammadu Buhari secured a second term in a delayed presidential vote. The election is for 29 of the country’s 36 governors, who are among the most influential politicians in Nigeria, which …

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Islamic State says attacked Nigerian governor’s convoy

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for an attack on the convoy of a state governor who was headed to a rally in northeastern Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s presidential election. The group said in a statement on its Amaq news agency that 42 people were killed …

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PDP secretary in Borno, 12 other chieftains defect to APC less than 24 hours to election

– A massive defection has hit Borno PDP 24hours to election – The party’s secretary, Baba Ahmed Mustapha, was one of the defectors – 12 party chairmen, women leader, youth leaders also defected to APC Defection has hit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno state less than 24 hours …

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Elections: Borno declares Friday public holiday

Borno State Government has declared Friday as public holiday to enable civil servants and other people prepare for the Saturday governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the state. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mohammed B. Bulama in a statement in Maiduguri said the holiday exempts …

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