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Nigeria: Roadside bomb blast blamed on ISWA kills 5 people near Maiduguri

Five farmers were killed on Wednesday, March 6 when their vehicle was struck by a mine near the restive northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, militia and residents said. A truck bringing farmers and their harvest of cucumbers from nearby irrigation fields exploded when it hit a mine outside Addamari, also …

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APC Leading PDP In Yobe Governorship Race With 170000 Votes After Nine Of 17 LGs

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is currently leading in Yobe State. According to results from nine out of 17 local government areas in the state. At the time of this report, the other local governments are awaiting their turn as there is a short break. See result breakdown below: DamaturuAPC …

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Buhari will remain neutral in election of Senate leadership – Presidency

– The presidency has revealed President Muhammadu Buhari’s position on the election of the leadership of the 9th Senate of Nigeria – The presidency said that President Buhari will remain neutral and unbiased toward the decision of lawmakers as they elect those to wield power in the upper chamber – …

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Election results: Buhari polls 497,914, Atiku 50,763 in Yobe

The All Progressives Congress polled 497,914 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party which scored 50,763 votes in Yobe in last Saturday’s presidential election. Prof. Abubakar Gunduri, the state Collation Officer, announced the result after collation from the 17 local government areas in the state on Monday in Damaturu. He said that …

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Buhari vs Atiku: Yobe state presidential results emerge

The All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 497,914 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which scored 50,763 votes in Yobe in the last Saturday’s presidential election. Prof. Abubakar Gunduri, the state Collation officer, announced the result after collation from the 17 Local Government areas in the state on Monday …

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APC likely to choose Lawan as next Senate president

– APC is allegedly considering choosing Ahmad Lawan as next Senate president – Lawan, who is from Yobe state, is the incumbent Senate leader – The ruling party is yet to confirm this or announce its choice for the Senate president seat The senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) …

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Nigeria Elections: Voters Go To The Polls After 1-Week Delay

Officials count votes at a polling station in southern Nigeria during the country’s election, which came a week later than expected. YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images Officials count votes at a polling station in southern Nigeria during the country’s election, which came a week later …

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Kidnapping: ‘a huge issue in Nigeria’

KIDNAPPINGS that are affecting families in north Nigeria — sometimes accompanied by multi-million-pound ransoms — are receiving scant publicity, the Nigeria country manager for Tearfund, Paul Mershak, said this week. Mr Mershak described on Monday how children as young as four, and mainly under ten, were being kidnapped by armed …

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Observers Give INEC Pass Mark Over Yobe Guber Polls

A coalition of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accredited election observers who monitored the just concluded governorship election in Yobe state, have declared the exercise in the state as free, fair and credible. The observers also commended the leadership of INEC for what it described as neutrality during the process …

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