Monday March 30th, 2015
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Presidential poll: PDP wins in 17 LGs in Enugu

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President Goodluck Jonathan is registered to vote on March 28, 2015 in Otuoke. After weeks of delays over an Islamic insurgency, Nigerians head to the polls on March 28 to elect a president for Africa's biggest economy. 
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Results for the presidential election in Enugu has been announced by the presidential collation officer,Prof. Hillary Edoga.

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PDP clinches Senate, House of Reps seats in Edo

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo Sunday night declared Mr Clifford Ordia of PDP winner of the Edo Central senatorial district.

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Deputy Minority Whip retains Katsina South senatorial seat

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A makeshift figure of former military ruler and presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari stands in an intersection in Kaduna on March 29, 2015. Kaduna, which had been hit hard by interreligious violence during the 2011 election, is awaiting results of the 2015 poll. AFP PHOTO

Sen. Suleiman Nazif of All Progressive Congress (APC), has won the Bauchi North Senatorial District seat.

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Oil giant Total sells Nigerian oil field stake for $569 mn

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French oil giant Total said Monday that it has sold its stake in a Nigerian oil field to a local company for $569 million (523 million euros).

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Nigerian election ‘meets continental and regional standards’ AU

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Young men dance in front of a makeshift figure of former military ruler and presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Kaduna, which was hit hard by interreligious violence during the 2011 election, on March 29, 2015. Nigeria counted ballots in its closely fought general election after failures in controversial new technology pushed voting into a second day, with officials calling for calm in the tense wait for a winner. AFP PHOTO

The African Union on Monday praised the conduct of Nigeria’s general election but urged political parties to go to court to resolve any disputes, given fears of violence.

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Rivers APC seeks suspension of INEC REC 

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The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded the immediate suspension of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, for colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig last weekend’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the State.

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Live updates of INEC announced election results

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Local representatives of the Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) collate figures from the general election in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's southern oil-rich Rivers State, on March 29, 2015. Nigeria's closely fought general election went into a second day after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan. AFP PHOTO

Live updates of INEC announced election results

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Presidential Election Results

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EKITI Ilejemeje:                      PDP-3,799,          APC- 3,000. Ekiti South West:     PDP-10,220;           APC -7,195. Efon:                              PDP- 5,699,         APC-3,103 Irepodun/Ifelodun:    PDP-11,895;             APC- 7,970. Oye:                               PDP-11,262;            APC- 8,574. Emure:                          PDP- 6,822 ;             APC 5,353. Ikere:                            PDP-14,091;             APC- 7,990. Ekiti West:                   PDP-10,003,         APC-8,001 Ado:                              PDP-25,419,         APC-14,414 Ikole:                           

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Breaking News: APC women protest in Port Harcourt

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About two thousand female members of the All Progressive Congress in Rivers state today morning marched on Aba road in Port Harcourt, calling for cancellation of Saturday’s election.

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You made mistakes, ex-Aso Rock chaplain tells Jonathan

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Anniversary Interdenominational Church Service at the National Christian  Center, Abuja On Sunday (29/9/14)

The former Chaplain of the Presidential Villa during President Olusegun Obasanjo’s regime and the Founding General Overseer of the All Christians Fellowship Mission, Abuja, Rev. (Dr.) William Okoye, yesterday pointedly told president Goodluck Jonathan that he made mistakes in office and urged him to correct those mistakes if he wins the presidential election.

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POLLS: Tension as results trickle in

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Nigerian troops take position during a demonstration by All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters calling for the cancellation of the presidential election in Port Harcourt in the Rivers State on March 29, 2015. Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party demonstrated in the southern state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities. AFP PHOTO

The nation was in suspense, yesterday, as results from last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections continued to trickle in.

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Election held in Rivers, INEC insists

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Resident Electoral Commissioner, Rivers State, Dame Gesilia Khan, last night, said elections held in the 23 local government areas of the state.

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Polls: Anxiety heightens over delayed results

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ENUGU — A palpable trepidation is rife in Enugu State over the delay in announcement of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC,on the presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Impose curfew in volatile areas before releasing election results —CAN

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The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has advised that adequate security measures be put in place in volatile areas across the country before the announcement of election results.

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Buhari floors Jonathan in Obanikoro, Bode George, Agbaje’s wards

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A mother thumb prints her finger to be accredited to vote at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State, during presidential elections on March 28, 2015. Voting in Nigeria's general election has been extended to March 29 in 300 out of 150,000 polling stations, the electoral commission said, after technical glitches marred polling nationwide. AFP PHOTO

Lagos—Early results in Lagos State indicate that the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, is winning Lagos by a wide margin.

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Three INEC staff killed in Benue

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MAKURDI—Three adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Benue State were reported to have died, in the course of election duties in the state. The Resident Commissioner of INEC in the state, Prof. Istfanus Dafwang, made this known yesterday while briefing reporters at the state headquarters of INEC in Makurdi.

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Amaechi was right for taking Patience to ICC — Kuti

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THE head of Ransome Kuti’s dynasty and founder of the Nigerian Network of Non-Governmental Organizations, NNNGO, Ms. Yemisi Ransome Kuti, has said that Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State was right in taking the first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan to the International Criminal Court of Justice, ICC, for making unguarded utterances during her campaign tours in the country.

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Gunmen kill one, set electoral materials ablaze in Bauchi

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Operatives of Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, are currently investigating the murder of 30-year-old Idowu Malik, aka Ori-gold who was supposedly murdered by one Ali Mustapha at Ikotun area of Lagos.

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Don’t declare any PDP candidate winner in Anambra, Uba tells INEC

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PEOPLE’S Democratic Party, PDP, chieftain in Anambra State, Chief Chris Uba, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, not to declare any candidate of the party winner in the state and National Assembly election.

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Police recover N9m from dead armed robbers who raided Owo banks

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Akure—The police in Ondo State have recovered N9 million from the six of the fifty armed robbers who raided four banks at Owo last week. Two police women and four others, including an ASP and seven civilians were killed by the robbers who stormed the banks at about 4pm last Friday. Also shot dead by the robbers were a bank manager and his deputy who reportedly refused to cooperate with them on arrival at the bank

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Civil Society Situation Room tasks INEC on gov poll guidelines

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The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, yesterday, commended the dedication and orderliness of Nigerians during the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Police arrest INEC officer in Taraba for collecting bribe from politician

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File photo: Police guard some INEC's voting material during election.

JALINGO—The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC resident commissioner in Taraba State, Alhaji Ahmed Makama has confirmed that his Electoral Officer in Ibbi local government area of Taraba state was in the police net at the police headquarters in Jalingo for allegedly collecting bribe from a politician from the area to manipulate election results.

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Card Reader failure: Plot to rig elections — PFN

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ABUJA—THE Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, PFN, has decried the malfunctioning of the Smart Card Readers, SCR, in some states at the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday and attributed it as a plot by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to favour their preferred candidates and party.

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Rescheduled election in Oshodi–Isolo fails to hold

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Voters being accredited before the postponement last Saturday

The rescheduled election in some parts of Oshodi area of Lagos State failed to hold yesterday, while it was held in other designated areas such as Eti-Osa, Lagos Island and Egbe in old Alimosho council area. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, it was gathered, were unable to conduct the rescheduled election in some parts of Oshodi area because of unresolved differences between representatives of two leading parties, APC and PDP, over the number of units where the election should be held.

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ECOWAS declares Nigeria’s presidential poll acceptable

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Abuja—The ECOWAS Observer Mission (EOM) has declared that Saturday’s Presidential election is acceptable and meet the criteria of being free and transparent. The declaration was made by the mission’s head and former President of Ghana, John Kuffour, in Abuja on Sunday. Kuffour expressed satisfaction with the commitment made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), political parties, security agencies and various entities on the electoral process.

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Presidential polls in Lagos, violence free — CP

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LAGOS State Commissioner of Police, CP Kayode Aderanti, said, yesterday, that the presidential election held in the state last Saturday was violence free except for a few hitches by hoodlums who attempted to truncate the process.

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Housing development can generate 12m jobs annually —FMBN

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The development of 720,000 housing units required annually to bridge the national housing deficit of about 17 million units can potentially generate 12 million jobs in the country every year.

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I ‘ll boost economy through simplified tax administration — FIRS boss

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The Acting Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue service, Mr. Samuel Ogungbesan, yesterday, unveiled his strategic policy measures, saying he would simplify tax administration in the country and make it easy for individuals and corporate organizations to pay their taxes. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, he said that he would be professional and strengthen the economy through a robust tax administration while plugging every leakage in the system.

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Banks intensify efforts to attract patronage from SMEs

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Ecobank and First City Monument Bank (FCMB) have heightened the competition to attract patronage from Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

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Large turnout as postponed elections hold in Delta LG

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A mother thumb prints her finger to be accredited to vote at a polling station in Daura, Katsina State, during presidential elections on March 28, 2015. Voting in Nigeria's general election has been extended to March 29 in 300 out of 150,000 polling stations, the electoral commission said, after technical glitches marred polling nationwide. AFP PHOTO

AS Nigerians await the results of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, the polls were, yesterday held in Udu Local Government Area of Delta State, even though voting materials arrived late in the area.

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Oshiomhole threatens to drag Army before ICC

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Apc Women rally: From left: Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State and wife of APC presidential candidate, Hajia Aisha Buhari, during Apc Women rally, at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Edo State. Photo: Barnabas Uzosike.

GOVERNOR Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has petitioned the Commander of the 4 Brigade Headquarters of the Nigerian Army in Benin City, Brig-Gen. Olajide Laleye, complaining of what he described as illegal deployment of soldiers in Owan federal constituency and other parts of Edo North senatorial district by one Lt-Colonel Abiodun Uwadia (rtd), Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, during Saturday’s National Assembly and Presidential elections in Edo State.

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Inferno claims two, injures four at Lekki

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lagos—Two people were roasted to death, while four others suffered burns of various degrees during a fire outbreak which occurred in Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, yesterday. The victims were the owner of the apartment and three others, as well as the casualties, including a 4-year-old boy and a year old girl, who were said to be guests in the apartment .

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