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APC wins Etsako Federal Constituency by-election in Edo

Mr Johson Oghuma of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  has emerged the winner of the Etsako Federal Constituency by-election in Edo. Oghuma emerged winner with 39,876 votes to defeat the People’s Democratic Party candidate Mr Jude Imagwe who polled 18,193

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Etsako Federal Constituency by-election records low turnout

The by-election for Etsako Federal Constituency in Edo has recorded low turnout of voters across the affected three local governments areas of the constituency. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that few voters were seen at the various polling

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West African leaders set four-day deadline to resolve Gambia crisis

Leaders meeting at a Franco-African summit in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday set Jan. 19 as a deadline to solve the Gambian political crisis, Radio France Internationale quoted Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe as saying. January 19 is the date when

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Gambian authorities shut three radio stations amid post-election crisis

Gambian security agents closed three private radio stations near the capital, Banjul, amid an escalating political crisis triggered by President Yahya Jammeh’s refusal to accept his election defeat. Jammeh, who seized power in a 1994 coup, initially conceded defeat to

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My voice was used in the leaked audio recording – Wike Cries Out

The Rivers State government has denied an audio recording released by Sahara Reporters alleged to be that of Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, calling it a technological contraption. According the audio recording, a voice purportedly of Governor Wike is heard

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Election: APC will reject result of Rivers East, says Peterside

Dr Dakuku Peterside, Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA),  on Monday said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would reject the result of Rivers East Senatorial District rerun election. Peterside told a news conference in Port

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Update on Rivers rerun election

Whereas INEC has shown enough improvement in the last two elections in Edo and Ondo states, Rivers state re-run election is proving more daunting and challenging with reports from our observers indicating willingness by citizens to exercise their franchise but being

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Voting stalled as result sheet misses in Amaechi’s unit

There is anxiety at unit 14 ward 8, Ubima community, Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, the unit of the Transportation Minister, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, as it has been discovered that Form EC8A is missing. Voting has been suspended

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Election Rerun: Army deploys troops to flash points in Rivers

The Nigerian Army on Friday directed the deployment of troops to flash points in Rivers ahead of the Dec. 10 legislative elections rerun in the state. Maj.- Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division, Port Harcourt, gave the

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Rivers re-run poll: INEC urges electorate not to be intimidated

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised electorate in Rivers not to be intimidated in exercising their civil responsibility in the Saturday legislative re-run election in the state. The Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the advice

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