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We regret voting Atiku —Yobe PDP defectors

Some officials and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Yobe State on Tuesday defected to the All Progressives Congress saying, they regretted voting for Atiku Abubakar, the PDP candidate in the last presidential election. The officials and their supporters announced their defection at the APC governorship campaign rally in …

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Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to elect governors

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North-East Nigeria: Situation Update, 23 February – 8 March 2019 – Nigeria

POLITICAL AND SECURITY SITUATION SUMMARY Nigerians in the North-East will on Saturday, 9 March join their compatriots around the country for the Governorship and State Assembly elections. The days leading up to the elections have generally been peaceful so far. The February 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections were conducted …

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Nigeria to hold local elections amid fears of violence

Abuja, Nigeria – Millions of Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday in local elections, two weeks after the country’s presidential and legislative polls were marred by violence and fraud allegations. On the eve of the vote, which will see governorship and state assembly elections being held in …

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Christian MP writes to Theresa May on International Women’s Day saying Leah Sharibu is still in captivity

Leah Sharibu was one of 110 girls who was abducted from a college in Daphci, Yobe state, on 19th February 2018 by a faction of Boko Haram called al Barnawi. The MP for Glasgow East wrote that he has “profound concerns”, saying: “In light of International Women’s Day on Friday, …

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In Yobe, 13 candidates set for Guber contest

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Yobe state hassaid 13 governorship and 157 House of Assembly candidates under platform of different political parties are set for Saturday’s governorship and state House of Assembly elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Ahmed Makama, made this known on Friday while briefing journalists …

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Nigeria’s Delayed Election Begins with Gunfire and Explosions

(DAURA, Nigeria) — Gunfire and explosions opened Nigeria’s delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa’s most populous nation. The vote, widely seen as too close to call, also was marred by hours-long delays at polling stations across the vast West African country. Police …

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Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to elect governors

By Aanu Adeoye, CNN CNN — Nigerians will head to the polls Saturday to elect state governors and representatives to state assemblies. Elections will be held for 29 governors and all 36 state assembly houses. The vote originally scheduled for March 2nd was postponed another week by the country’s electoral …

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Elections: Domestic observers hail peaceful conduct in Yobe

Coalition of  accredited election observers in Yobe state have commended the peaceful and quiet atmosphere at the general election in the state despite initial insecurity threats on Saturday. The leader of the coalition, David Anataku, who disclosed this at a press conference in Damaturu said they were impressed. “Upon arrival …

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