Armed men in military uniform reportedly attacked a house, killing a Government House Photographer, Mr Reginald Dei, and one other person at Oweikorogha, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. Dei was killed alongside the Ward Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the area, Mr Seidougha Taribi. According to an eye witness account, the two victims of the attack were killed while they were in their houses while waiting for votes at their ward to be counted. He accused former Governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Timipre Sylva, and Surveillance Contractors in Nembe, Kodjo, as being behind the violence that rocked Opu Nembe and Bassambiri. He stated further that the rampaging APC thugs hijacked the electoral materials for the seven wards of Bassambiri and Oluasiri to Darius Hotel for thumb-printing.
February 23, 2019 19:30 UTC
The minister, who cast his vote at his 066 Race Cross primary polling unit, Giginyu ward in Nassarawa local council at about 9:30 am, demonstrated his political strength to ensure the victory for Buhari. The result of the senatorial and house of representatives seats at the 066 polling unit also shows wide margins victory in favour of the ruling APC. In the Senate election, APC scored 136 against PDP candidate who had 68 votes. On house of representatives, APC pulled 123 votes to defeat PDP contestant who scored 61. At Malam Shekarau’s 025 Giginyu primary polling unit, Giginyu ward, Buhari polled 217 votes to defeat the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku who polled 27 votes.
February 23, 2019 19:18 UTC
Tragedy struck on Saturday in Mararaba, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, as three kids were reportedly suffocated on the backs of their mothers at a polling centre during the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Sunday Tribune also gathered that four other female voters including a pregnant woman fainted at the same polling centre marked “008 Mararaba” and were quickly rushed to a nearby hospital where they were eventually revived. It was also gathered that even at that, the voting proper could not commence partially until 1:30 pm as the electoral officers could not unlock the card readers brought to the centre. The officials claimed that one of the card readers meant for the voting centre had been stolen on transit. Meanwhile, latest report from the polling centre indicated that all the card readers being used had stopped working so the electoral officers suggested head counting.
February 23, 2019 19:10 UTC
The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has said it might conduct fresh polls in areas where elections did not hold at all or was disrupted as a result of violence. Tribune Online checks revealed that the electoral process was disrupted in certain areas in Lagos, Anambra and Rivers state. He acknowledged reports of violence in Akoko/Toru and Bonny local government areas of Rivers state where he noted election did not hold. He told newsmen that his Commission would base its action of fresh polls in these areas based on the official reports submitted by Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs from the affected states. “We have received reports in relation to Akoko/Toru and Bonny local government areas of Rivers state.
February 23, 2019 19:07 UTC
Olalekan Adetayo, AbujaThe presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in one of the two polling units located inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. For the senatorial election, PDP won with 546 votes against APC’s 477. For the House of Representatives, PDP won with 521 votes against APC’s 466. There are still results of three voting points pending in the second polling unit, PU 021. The breakdown is as follows:Unit 022 voting point 1PresidentialAPC 90, PDP 53SenatorialAPC 89 PDP 55RepsAPC 90 PDP 53Voting point 2PresidentialAPC 73 PDP 84SenatorialAPC 76 PDP 89RepsAPC 74 PDP 85Voting point 3PresidentialAPC 76 PDP 87SenateAPC 76 PDP 87RepsAPC 75 PDP 82Voting Point 4PresidentialPDP 70.
February 23, 2019 19:02 UTC
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress has defeated Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo polling unit in Gombe State in Saturday’s Presidential Poll. Mr Ahmed Makko, the Presiding Officer of Hassan Manzo 005, announced the result amidst jubilation by APC supporters. Buhari scored 453 votes to defeat Atiku, who scored 80 votes. READ ALSO: 2019 Presidential Election: Live UpdatesHowever, in the senatorial election, Dankwambo won in the unit scoring 325 votes to defeat the APC candidate Alhaji Saidu Alkali who scored 212 for the Gombe North Senatorial seat. NAN reports that Buhari’s supporters took to the streets to celebrate the victory.
February 23, 2019 18:59 UTC
Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki won Saturday’s senatorial election in his polling unit, PU005, Agbaji ward of Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State. The People’s Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, also won in the Saraki’s polling unit. For the senatorial poll, the ruling All Progressives Party polled 59 while PDP recorded 269 votes. In the presidential election, the All Progressives Congress polled 68 votes, PDP scored 219 votes. For the House of Representatives, APC recorded 40 votes while PDP recorded 255 votes with ADC scoring one vote.
February 23, 2019 18:45 UTC
Ninety-eight workers have died and at least 200 others have been hospitalised in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, officials said on Saturday, in the latest case of alcohol poisoning in the country. The deaths in Assam state came less than two weeks after tainted liquor killed about 100 people in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. In addition to the latest toll, at least 200 more people were still hospitalised, according to a statement by the Assam government. Hundreds of mainly poor people die each year in the South Asian country from tainted liquor, which normally costs just a few US cents a bottle. Many Indian states have implemented or pushed for prohibition, which, according to critics, further increases the unsupervised manufacture and sale of alcohol.
February 23, 2019 18:40 UTC
The police commissioner also disclosed that a man, Adeyemi Ayomide, was arrested at Agodi area when he came in company with another man to, allegedly, snatch a ballot box. According to him, the suspect was arrested and ballot papers and boxes were safe. Speaking with journalists at one of the polling units visited, Olukolu said: “we do not envisage any threat to peace. Mrs Adegbesan said she was however surprised that the names before and after her name were on the list. We moved out of the area, but this morning, I trekked to where I registered, despite living a far distance away.
February 23, 2019 18:22 UTC
President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has defeated Atiku Abubakar,the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo polling unit in Gombe in Saturday’s Presidential Poll. Mr Ahmed Makko, the Presiding Officer of Hassan Manzo 005, announced the result amidst jubilation by APC supporters. Buhari scored 453 votes to defeat Atiku, who scored 80 votes. Dankwambo won in the unit scoring 325 votes to defeat the APC candidate Alhaji Saidu Alkali who scored 212 for the Gombe North Senatorial seat.
February 23, 2019 18:22 UTC
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February 23, 2019 18:20 UTC
Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, has lost his polling unit by a wide margin to All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, Uba Sani. He lost to Uba Sani in the APC primaries before he defected to PRP. Shehu Sani polled 51 votes to Uba Sani’s 236 votes at Polling Unit 20, Maska road Ungwar Sarki ward, in Kaduna North Local Government. The senator transferred his polling unit from Tudun Wada to Ungwar Seriki because the later is closer to his house. We must elect leaders that will bring us together, unite us and ensure the progress of the nation,” Senator Shehu Sani added.
February 23, 2019 18:11 UTC
Simon Utebor, Theophilus OnojeghenPresident Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress has defeated his rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Ward 8, unit 5 where Olorogun O’tega Emerhor voted in Evwreni, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State. Evwreni is where Emerhor who is the leader of APC in the state hails from. Buhari (APC) polled 276 votes to defeat Atiku of PDP who scored 13 votes. The INEC Supervising officer in charge of the unit announced the result after the counting of the presidential votes. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
February 23, 2019 17:46 UTC
Bakam Armstrong, BauchiPeoples Democratic Party has been declared winner of the presidential elections in all the three polling units of House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. See the results:Central Primary School Gwarangah, Bauchi (Yakubu Dogara’s Unit)PU 007APDP 285APC 15Invalid 19Central Primary School Gwarangah, Bauchi (Second Polling Unit in Yakubu Dogara’s village)PU 007BPDP 265APC 16Invalid 18Central Primary School Gwarangah, Bauchi (Third Polling Unit in Yakubu Dogara’s village)PU 007CPDP 290APC 09DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
February 23, 2019 17:38 UTC
Friday Olokor, AbujaThe Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, said that it would reschedule elections in some parts of Rivers, Anambra and Lagos States where there were cases of violence and ballot box snatching. The commission which specifically mentioned the National Assembly elections in Rivers State, also acknowledged the challenges of smart card readers, saying they have been resolved. He said, “It was made clear that the use of smart card reader is mandatory. Therefore any official of the commission who will deliberately refuse to use the smart card reader will be subject to prosecution. “The challenges of smart card readers have been resolved.
February 23, 2019 17:27 UTC