POLITICS

BREAKING: Confusion As Police Teargas Party Agents, Journalists In Bauchi Collation Centre [READ MORE] 

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that there was confusion on Monday night at the venue of collation of results for the supplementary election held in Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State as overzealous anti-riot police officers threw teargas canisters on party agents and journalists. The reason for the action which also affected staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, was not clear. But it had fueled suspicion as agents of the two leading political parties, journalists and INEC personnel discussed the issue amidst cursing and jeers. Details later… [Read]

APC drags Atiku, PDP to police, DSS over INEC server hacking, ‘You’re jittery’, PDP fires back

The Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress President-elect has formally lodged a complaint against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate for criminally hacking into the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission. The complaint lodged in a letter today to the Acting Inspector General of Police and the Director General of the Department of State Services, followed the citing of alleged election results contained in the server in the petition filed by Abubakar Atiku and the PDP against the election of President Buhari. Atiku claimed he was the winner of the election and that he got 1.6million more votes than President Buhari. The complaint signed by [Read]

BREAKING: Buhari, APC Senators Meet Behind Closed Doors in Aso Rock [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday night met behind closed doors with All Progressives Congress (APC) senators of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The senators included serving senators and senators-elect on the platform of the party. Some of the APC state governors who attended the dinner, included Lagos, Plateau, Kogi, Kaduna, Jigawa, Kebbi, Zamfara, Osun. Among those at the meeting also included the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation. The President hosted them to dinner at the new Banquet Hall of the State House, Abuja. Discussions at the dinner [Read]

OGUN 2019: Akinlade Vows to Reclaim Mandate At Tribunal [READ MORE]

  Ogun State candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM) in the last governorship election, Abdulkabir Adekunke Akinlade, has vowed to reclaim his alleged stolen mandate at the election petition tribunal. He also described the failure of Ogun West senatorial district to produce the governor for the first time after the March 9 poll as a temporary setback, and expressed confidence that he would eventually be declared winner of the election by the tribunal. He spoke at the weekend, during an inaugural lecture of the Forum of Ogun West Concerned Citizens Summit, in Ota, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state. Akinlade, who emerged second behind the winner of the [Read]

JUST IN: Gov Ganduje Wins Kano Controversial Guber Election, PDP kicks [READ MORE]

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been re-elected as governor. The Returning Officer, Bello Shehu, announced this on Sunday after Ganduje polled a total of 1,033,695 as against his closest rival, Abba Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 1,033,695 after the number of votes from the supplementary election was added to that of the March 6. The results come amidst reports of violence as hoodlums reportedly invaded about six Polling Units in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state on Saturday. An eyewitness told Channels Television that [Read]

BREAKING: Benue people re-elects Ortom for Second term, as Gov defeats APC candidate [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue State, Samuel Ortom, has been re-elected for a second term. The Returning Officer in the state, Professor Maimako Sebastian, declared him the winner on Sunday after he polled 434,473 votes to beat his closest rival and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emmanuel Jime, who got 345,155 votes – a margin of 89,318. In the March 9 exercise, Ortom scored 410,576 votes over Jime who scored 329,022 votes. The election was, however, declared inconclusive by the electoral umpire due to the gap between the cancelled votes [Read]

INEC collation officer shot in Benue [READ MORE]

The local government collation officer for Gboko Local Government Area, Comfort Dooshima, has been shot by unknown gunmen in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that Ms Doshima, a professor and lecturer at the University of Agriculture was on her way to the INEC headquarters, Makurdi, to present results from the local government. Premium Times gathered that she has been rushed to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital. Benue is one of five states where supplementary governorship elections were held on Saturday. The others are Sokoto, Plateau, Bauchi and Kano. In all the five states, the contest is between the APC and the PDP. Details later….. [Read]

APC’s Simon Lalong Wins re-election bid in Plateau [SEE FULL RESULTS]

Governor Simon Lalong of the All Progressives Congress has won the Plateau State governorship election , following the supplementary poll held on Saturday. Lalong was declared the winner by the Returning Officer in the state , Prof Richard Kimbir, after scoring 595 ,582 votes to defeat 23 other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party standard- bearer, Jeremiah Useni, who garnered 546 ,813. Kimbir stated that a total of 1 ,159 ,954 valid votes were recorded while 16 , 188 were rejected , saying 1 ,176 ,142 was the total number of votes cast . The results for the nine LGAs that took part in the supplementary poll , including Barkin [Read]

Bala Mohammed of PDP unseats Incumbent to win Bauchi Supplementary Poll [READ MORE]

The candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Bala Mohammed, has won the supplementary election in Bauchi. Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, a day after the exercise took place in the state, Channels TV reports. According to him, the PDP candidate polled a total of 6,376 while the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Muhammed Abubakar, who is the incumbent governor polled 5,117. The RO, however, noted that he is in no position to make a return because the case involving the Tafawa Balewa LGA is still in court. Legit.ng [Read]

BREAKING: Tambuwal wins re-election bid, defeats APC candidate with a Slim Margin [SEE DETAILS]

Fresh report just coming in from Sokoto state at PRESS TIME has it that Governor Aminu Tambuwal of the Peoples Democratic Party has led the governorship election in Sokoto State as results collation was concluded . He led with a slim margin of 342 votes. Tambuwal polled a total score of 512,002 votes ahead of Ahmad Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress who garnered 511, 660. The Resident Electoral Officer, Prof. Sadiq Musa, had said the declaration of winner will be based on simple majority. However, the final announcement is being awaited and would happen any moment from PRESS TIME. More Details Shortly!! [Read]