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Borno, Yobe voters defy Boko Haram

Killings, violence mar elections in Rivers, Lagos The presidential and National Assembly elections, which held across the country yesterday, witnessed a large turnout of voters in many places in the North despite security challenges. While the elections were peaceful in most places, others recorded pockets of crisis. Daily Trust on …

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52361 couldn’t vote in Yobe over relocation

The last hour relocation of voters to Damaturu from Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State has unsettled 52,361 registered voters in the just concluded presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. The presidential collation officer of the local government area, Dr. Madu Adamu Gadaka, while announcing the presidential …

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Election: Buhari leads in Yobe by wide margin

President Muhammadu Buhari is leading Abubakar Atiku by a wide margin in Yobe state after results in five local governments were declared at the presidential collation centre in Damaturu, the capital. President Muhammadu Buhari Prof. Abubakar Gundiri, Vice Chancellor, University of Wukari, who declared the results as returning officer, said …

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Elections: Unprecedented massive turnout witnessed in Damaturu

DAMATURU – As early as 6am this morning, eligible voters in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state trooped out in thousands to exercise their civic right . Accreditation has commenced in most of the polling points and voting will soon start in earnest. Breaking: Card reader fails at Kogi governor’s …

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YIAGA AFRICA decries arrest, detention of election observers in Kaduna, Yobe,

… ballot snatching in Rivers, vote buying in Kogi By Levinus Nwabughiogu Victoria Ojeme ABUJA-An election observer group, YIAGA Africa has decried the arrest and detention of accredited observers in Kaduna State during the Saturday Presidential and parliamentary elections in Nigeria. Area Boys fight over the alleged distribution of money …

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Massive victory for Atiku as Governor Ortom delivers polling unit

– Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has successfully delivered his polling unit for Atiku Abubakar – Atiku polled 286 votes to defeat his close challenger, President Muhammadu Buhari of APC – Meanwhile, in Yobe President Buhari rode on a landslide victory as he polled 172 to defeat Atiku, who …

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Counting starts in Nigeria’s delayed poll marked by violence

DAURA, Nigeria — Nigeria began counting votes in a presidential election on Saturday marked by an extremist attack and other killings, late-opening polling stations and a surprise loss for top challenger Atiku Abubakar in his hometown. Voting in Africa’s largest democracy took place a week after a painful election delay. …

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Prevents Yobe Governor Ibrahim Geidam From Voting

Boko Haram insurgents have prevented Ibrahim Geidam, Governor of Yobe State, from participating in the presidential and National Assembly elections. The Governor wanted to leave for Bukarti, his hometown in Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe State, to participate in the elections, but could not do so as a result …

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Four soldiers, five suspected terrorists killed in Boko Haram attack on Yobe community

Five Boko Haram members, an officer and three soldiers died on Saturday at Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State during an encounter between troops and terrorists, Army has said. The Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, who confirmed the attack in a statement on Sunday, said the …

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