Monthly Archives: March 2015

IPC Decries Attacks on Journalists During National Elections, Calls for Al Jazeera Journalists Release

The International Press Centre (IPC), Lagos-Nigeria has condemned the various incidents of attacks on journalists by security operatives and political thugs during last weekend’s presidential and national assembly elections. IPC said its monitoring of media coverage of the elections revealed that the following violation of journalists’ rights and press freedom occurred between Saturday and Sunday: Perez Brisibe of Vanguard newspapers ...

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Why I Didn’t Cancel Rivers Polls Result – Jega

Attahiru Jega

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has given reason why the commission won’t cancel presidential polls result from River State after it received a petition from the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Sunday seeking the cancellation of the last Saturday election. Jega in a statement said: “Sunday morning, I received a petition from @APCNigeria demanding for the ...

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#NigeriaDecides: APC Loses Six Rep Seats In Lagos


The All Progressives Congress has lost five House of Representatives seats to the Peoples Democratic Party and a seat to the Accord Party in Lagos, metronaija reports. Investigations by Metronaija’s correspondent showed that most of the reps lost in Igbo- dominated local government areas.Sources in the APC said the love the people of the South-East have for President Goodluck Jonathan ...

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How PDP’s Ekwunife Defeated APC’s Ngige, APGA’s Umeh To Clinched Senate Seat

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Hon. Uche Ekwunife of the Peoples Democratic Party as winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial District poll conducted on Saturday. Declaring the result on Monday in Awka, the Anambra State capital, the Returning Officer, Dr. Pius Okoye, said Ekwunife polled 101,548 votes to defeat 14 other candidates. Okoye, a lecturer at the Nnamdi ...

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PDP Not Perturbed By Results From The North West

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is unperturbed by the results of the elections so far released by INEC from the northwest zone, which is the stronghold of the APC and home of its presidential candidate. PDP notes that INEC is yet to release results from the zone where its Presidential candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan hails from as well as its other strongholds in other parts of the country. ...

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INEC Sets Up Three-man Committee To Probe Rivers Election

Following complaints from the opposition All Progressives Congress over alleged malpractices in the presidential and national assembly elections held last Saturday. The committee which is constituted by top management personnel of INEC, has the mandate to determine the genuineness or otherwise of the allegations made by the Rivers State chapter of the APC. The investigation is not expected to delay ...

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