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Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Obasanjo, IBB Congratulate Buhari, Ask Him to Fight Corruption

Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, have congratulated the Presidential candidate of the All progressives congress Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd,,) on his victory in the presidential poll.

And while Obasanjo charged Buhari to fight corruption and carry out reforms in different sectors, IBB said President Goodluck Jonathan lost to Buhari because Jonathan failed to meet the yearnings and aspiration of Nigeria’s citizens.

Obasanjo's congratulatory message which was made available to reporters at Abeokuta on Tuesday noted that so much harm had already been done to many national institutions, including the military, and however, advised him to be magnanimous in victory.

He said: “With so much harm already done to many national institutions including the military, which proudly nurtured you and me, you will have a lot to do on institution reform – education, healthcare, economy, security, infrastructure, power, youth employment, agri-business, oil and gas, external affairs, cohesiveness of our nation and ridding our land of corruption. “Your varied and wide experience will undoubtedly stand you in good stead.”

The former president said the country “is blessed with men and women of goodwill, character and virtue across the board that you can mobilise to join hands with you in the reform, repairs and re-direction that will be imperative to put Nigeria back on the fast lane of good governance, unity, cohesiveness, development and progress.”

Obasanjo noted that Buhari’s victory, after three previous unsuccessful attempts, must be a great lesson to himself and for all politicians, particularly in Nigeria.

He continued: “For me, the totality of 2015 elections hold many lessons for our democracy and democratisation process, which are both maturing. “On this occasion, the system has been unnecessarily overheated before and particularly during the campaigns when emphasis was more on trivialities and hate, divisive, undignifying and disrespectful statements and comments rather than on pressing issues requiring attention. “I know that in victory, you will be magnanimous to start binding the wounds and bitterness occasioned by the campaign and the evil disciples.”

In his own congratulatory message titled: “Buhari deserves this victory” and which he personally signed, Babangida said the country had witnessed a downward trend and wanted a leader who would salvage it.

He said Nigerian politicians had a lot of lessons to learn from the election and Buhari’s victory saying one of this was that an incumbent could be defeated if he did not do well as President. Apart from this, he said there was a lesson to learn from Buhari’s perseverance after he had lost three previous elections.

“I have just finished watching the proceedings of the declaration of results of the March 28, 2015 elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission and the emergence of my friend, professional colleague and former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari as the President-elect.

Let me, therefore, formally congratulate General Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives’ Congress for this well-deserved victory.

This victory to me conveys two significant statements on our political history and evolution. First; that incumbents can be defeated in any democratic process if the people’s aspirations are not fulfilled. Second, that there is good reward for perseverance and hard work. General Buhari has been very consistent in pursuing his political aspiration.

In fact, he reminds me of President Abraham Lincoln of the American fame, who was very dogged in pursuing his political aspiration and enriched the contents of democracy in America. General Buhari lives true to his military calling by remaining very consistent, resilient and courageous right from 2003 till date. This enviable feat to me further enriches our democratic process and matures us into the top echelon of nations where democracy has taken firm root. That President Jonathan has indeed conceded defeat and congratulated the President-elect is also cheering news.

Let me also congratulate other presidential candidates of the other political parties, especially Mr. President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan for putting up a good fight in the elections.

I wish to also commend the Independent National Electoral Commission, for conducting such a free, fair and transparent election despite all the initial hitches and challenges. The beauty of democracy is that it is an on-going process that gives room for improvement, provides opportunity to make amends, and affords the people the opportunity to make a statement with their ballots during elections.

With this election and its outcome thus far, Nigeria has once again recorded another milestone in her march through the enviable ladder of democracy. Our leadership role in Africa will further be enhanced by the way and manner we manage the gains of this process. But I trust that the President-elect will live up to the expectations of many Nigerians that crave for change; and lift Nigeria to greater heights.

I wish to implore the President-elect to reach out to other contestants in the spirit of one Nigeria, as he settles down for the task of leading this nation in the next four years. Your victory has no doubt broken the barriers of ethnicity and religious inclinations; two sensitive issues that undeservedly dominated the campaigns. I am confident that this victory will usher in a new perspective in our political history and development.

“On behalf of my family, accept from me, our hearty congratulations.”

‘I Have Kept My Word…': Jonathan Thanks Nigerians In Emotional Press Release

Read below President Goodluck Jonathan's official statement over the presidential elections result:

Fellow Nigerians, 

I thank you all for turning out en-masse for the March 28 General Elections. I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word. I have also expanded the space for Nigerians to participate in the democratic process. That is one legacy I will like to see endure. 

Although some people have expressed mixed feelings about the results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), I urge those who may feel aggrieved to follow due process based on our constitution and our electoral laws, in seeking redress. 

As I have always affirmed, nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian. The unity, stability and progress of our dear country is more important than anything else. 

I congratulate all Nigerians for successfully going through the process of the March 28th General Elections with the commendable enthusiasm and commitment that was demonstrated nationwide. I also commend the Security Services for their role in ensuring that the elections were mostly peaceful and violence-free. 

To my colleagues in the PDP, I thank you for your support. Today, the PDP should be celebrating rather than mourning. We have established a legacy of democratic freedom, transparency, economic growth and free and fair elections. 

For the past 16 years, we have steered the country away from ethnic and regional politics. We created a Pan-Nigerian political party and brought home to our people the realities of economic development and social transformation. 

Through patriotism and diligence, we have built the biggest and most patriotic party in Nigerian history. We must stand together as a party and look to the future with renewed optimism. 

I thank all Nigerians once again for the great opportunity I was given to lead this country and assure you that I will continue to do my best at the helm of national affairs until the end of my tenure. 

I have conveyed my personal best wishes to General Muhammadu Buhari. May God Almighty continue to bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

I thank you

   Goodluck Ebele Jonathan,GCFR 
   President, 
   Federal Republic of Nigeria 
   March 31, 2015

Edo Declares Public Holiday to Celebrate Buhari’s Victory

Edo State Government has declared a work-free day in the state on Wednesday to celebrate the historic victory of General Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress.

Governor Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary, Peter Okhira invited people of the state to a victory party which will hold at the Oba Ovoranmwen Square, Benin City starting from 3:00pm.

Top artistes, including Davido, Patoranking, Osayomore Joseph, Young Bolivia, among others, will perform at the party.

Buhari Wins Presidential Election in Borno (Figures)

Godsday Orubebe Congratulates General Buhari

Nigeria's former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godsday P. Orubebe has congratulated Gen Buhari on his victory despite the drama he played out at the INEC collation centre Abuja earlier on today.

President Jonathan's First Photo Appearance Since after the Elections

The Peace Accord Committee has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat and congratulating his opponent, the All Progressives Congress’s candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to PremiumTimes, the chairman of the committee and former Head of State, Abdusalami Abubakar, who spoke to journalists after a closed-door meeting with the President, said the committee was spellbound when Mr. Buhari informed them that Mr. Jonathan had called to congratulate him.

“We were at the middle of a meeting with the international observers to try to see how we can still water the tension down, when gladly I called Gen. Buhari that we are going to see him,” Mr. Abubakar said. “He told me that Mr. President has called him at about 5:15 p.m. and congratulated him and conceded defeat. “We were spellbound and the reason we have come here is to thank President Jonathan for this statesmanship. In the history of Nigeria​,​ I think this is the first time where a contestant has called his rival to congratulate him and through this point, President Jonathan maintained a point that the blood of Nigerians is not worth his presidency and by his action he has proved that. He has proved that he is a man of his word‎ because during our interaction on this peace committee he has always maintained that he is going to accept the result of the elections whichever way it is done. And he has proved this.” 

Photos: Dangote, Abdulsalam, Tambuwal, others with Buhari in Abuja

Buhari pictured speaking with Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar. Aliko Dangote, Primate Nicholas Owoh, Tambuwal, Osinbajo, Chris Ngige and others are around Nigeria's president-elect at their APC office in Abuja this evening. More photos after the cut....

Gov Rotimi Amaechi Celebrates APC Victory....

You are looking at Governor Rotimi Amaechi all eyes bright, hatting on the phone over his party's victory in the recent Presidential elections.

Buhari To Address The Nation

The All Progressive Congress Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is expected to soon address the nation on his electoral victory. The APC is already making arrangement for his address at its National Headquarter in Abuja.

Exciting Photos: Nigerians Celebrate Buhari's Win + Jubilation at APC Headquarters

After three previous failed shots at the presidency, Muhammadu Buhari is finally moving into Aso Rock, Nigeria’s presidential palace,as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He had polled a total of 15,416,221 votes to defeat the incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, President Goodluck Jonathan, who got 12,853,162 votes. Nigerians are super excited! Eyewitnesses say there's been dancing and singing at the APC headquarters in Abuja. Photos continue after the cut.....

"I Am So Proud Of My Husband" – Aisha Buhari

Tweets continue after the cut....

President Jonathan Congratulates Buhari

It has been reported that President Goodluck Jonathan has called his major challenger and the likely-winner of the 2015 presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC to congratulate him.

According to BBCHausa, the president spoke with Muhammadu Buhari on the phone and will address the country after rounding off his meeting with his cabinet. Meanwhile, Buhari is currently receiving well wishers at his private office in Abuja pending the official announcement of his imminent victory by INEC.

Pres Jonathan Wins Presidential Election in Delta State (Figures)

Buhari Wins Presidential Election in Sokoto State (Figures)

Buhari Spotted Waiting to be Declared Winner (Photo)

The peoples general is watching and waiting

Today's National Newspaper Headlines/News - 31/3/2015

Good Afternoon...

The wait up for the Presidential election 2015 result continues!

Please read what the Daily news headlines have for you!


PUNCH
* Buhari leads with 2m votes …as INEC declares 18 states, FCT only:

Results from 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory so far released by the Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday showed the All Progressives Congress Presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari coasting to victory.

He polled 8,520,436 votes in the states and the FCT while his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart and incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan had 6,488,210 votes.

The Daura, Katsina State-born former Head of State won 10 of the states and Jonathan, eight plus the FCT.

The states cleared by Buhari are Kaduna, Kwara, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Kogi and Ogun.

Jonathan captured Abia, Anambra, Nasarawa, Enugu, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Plateau and FCT.

In the South-West states, Buhari won in Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun but lost in Ekiti where he garnered 120,331 votes. Jonathan polled 176,466 votes in the PDP-controlled state.

Buhari polled 299,889 votes in Ondo, 308,290 in Ogun, 528, 620 in Oyo and 383,603 in Osun while Jonathan had 251,368; 207,950; 303,376; 249,929 respectively.

The results from Lagos State are yet to be announced.

Expectedly, the President held sway in the South-East by scoring in Abia, 368,303 votes; Anambra, 660, 762; Enugu,553,003; Ebonyi, 323,653 and Imo, 559,185.

Buhari had 13,394 votes in Abia State; 17,926 in Anambra; 14,157 in Enugu; 19,518 in Ebonyi and133,253 in Imo.

*Suswam, Yuguda, Ngige loose senatorial bid

*Fayose ‘ll defeat APC again, says aide

*APC battles Kashamu, alleges rigging

*Military frees women, children seized by B’Haram

*Buhari group calls for Fani-Kayode’s arrest

*Military aids electoral fraud –Okorocha

*Senate Leader loses seat, Saraki wins

*APC loses six reps seats in Lagos

*Police fire tear gas at protesting APC women

*Amaechi imposes curfew on Rivers 01:19 21 Comments

*We’ll resist rigging, says Jonathan campaigners

*Blame INEC for lapses – Demola Seriki

*Fear of violence forces lawyers to shun court

*Osun PDP, APC disagree over outcome of polls

THE NATION
*Buhari leads Jonathan in 10 states with 2.03m

*U.S., U.K. warn against tampering with polls results

*Senators who will not return

*Police teargas protesting women in PH

*Perpetrators of poll violence ’ll be held accountable, says EU March 31, 2015 by Nduka Chiejina,

*24 ‘hoodlums’ arrested

*Fashola allays fears of violence in Lagos

*Naira devaluation presents challenges, opportunities, says NSIA chief

*‘Sea link project ‘ll ease transportation challenges’

*Enugu to review water law to boost performance

*Skye Bank eyes $250m from share sale

*Fitch cuts Nigeria’s credit-rating to negative

*Fed Govt plans deregulated gas price regime

*26 years after, train returns to Kaura Namoda

*‘How Epe united for Ambode’

VANGUARD
*Buhari Support Org calls for arrest of Fani-Kayode

*Elections: Capital market operators project gradual equities rebound

*Kashamu bribed voters during election —APC

*Troop frees women, elderly, children locked up by fleeing terrorists

*Minister lauds electorate for voting PDP

*Police warn against breaching the peace over polls results

*APGA accuses PDP of conspiracy with Army, INEC to rewrite results

*Polls: Police begin investigation into Ihiala violence

*External reserve hits new low, below 4 months import

THIS DAY 
*Buhari in Strong Lead as INEC Releases Results

*Tension Rises as Rivers Govt Imposes Curfew after Elections

*EU, Commonwealth Observers Give Elections Pass Mark

*Abdulsalami Committee: Nigeria Now Entering Most Difficult Phase of Elections

*PDP, APC Continue Diatribe on Underage Voting, Election Results

*Ibori: Court Releases Timetable on Confiscation Hearing

*Total Sells Stake in OML 29 to Aiteo for $569m

*FG Commences Massive Relief Items Distribution for Adamawa Returnees

*Wamakko, Jang, Orji, Akpabio, Saraki, Ekwunife, Win Senatorial Election

*CAN Chairman Commends Nigerians for Peaceful Polls, Urges Curfew in Volatile Areas Before Release of Results

*IG Commends Officers, Nigerians for Orderly Conduct during Polls

*Edo APC Deputy Chairman Alleges Threat to Life

*Kaduna Residents Stay Indoors for Fear of Post-election Violence

*Ondo: APC Wins Two Senatorial, Five House Seats

*50 Killed in Last Saturday’s Elections, Says NHRC

Presidential election results for Taraba state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof K. Mohammed, VC Modibbo Adama University of Tech. Yola, RO for Taraba

AA - 962
ACPN - 811
AD - 586
ADC - 320
APA - 1306
APC - 261,326
CPP - 1,033
HOPE - 161
KOWA - 153
NCP - 876
PDP - 310,800 (PDP wins)
PPN - 680
UDP - 224
UPP - 439
Total valid votes - 579,677
Rejected votes - 23,039
Total votes cast - 602,716

Presidential election results for Edo state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Osazere Orumwense, VC University of Benin - RO of Edo state

AA - 159
ACPN - 1284
AD - 450
ADC - 512
APA - 709
APC - 208,469
CPP - 325
HOPE -22
KOWA - 175
NCP - 516
PDP, 286,869 (PDP wins)
PPN - 729
UDP - 160
UPP - 72
Total valid votes - 500,451
Rejected votes - 22,334
Total votes - 522,785

2015 election results so far - 31 states declared - APC still leading

31 states declared so far. APC has 13,760,747 votes while PDP has 10,866,249 votes. Meaning that APC is ahead of PDP with 2,894,498 votes. Only 5 states remain - Sokoto, Taraba, Borno, Edo and Delta. The commission took a 10mins recess. Back in a few minutes

Presidential election results for Yobe state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Abubakar Njodi, VC - University of Maiduguri, collation officer for Yobe

AA - 101
ACPN - 164
AD - 213
ADC - 112
APA - 632
APC - 446,265 (APC wins)
CPP - 329
HOPE - 67
KOWA - 104
NCP - 120
PDP - 25,526
PPN - 101
UDP - 30
UPP - 32
Total valid - 473,796
Rejected votes - 17,971
Total votes cast  - 491,767

Presidential election results for Bauchi state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Mohammed Farouk, VC, Federal University, Kashere, Gombe, RO for Bauchi

AA - 131
ACPN - 232
AD - 173
ADC - 189
APA - 964
APC - 931,598 (APC wins)
CPP - 391
HOPE - 46
KOWA - 128
NCP - 207
PDP - 86,085
PPN - 128
UDP - 29
UPP - 37
Total valid votes - 1,020,338
Rejected votes -  19,437
Total votes cast - 1,039,775

Presidential election results for Kebbi - APC wins

As announced by Prof Mohammed, Dep VC (Academics) Usman Danfodio University, RO for Kebbi

AA -214
ACPN - 361
AD - 450
ADC - 472
APA - 2685
APC - 567,883
CPP - 1794
HOPE - 213
KOWA - 448
NCP - 519
PDP - 100,972
PPN - 547
UDP - 207
UPP - 238
Total valid votes - 677,003
Rejected votes - 38,119
Total votes cast - 715,122

Presidential election results for Zamfara state - APC wins

As announced by Prof. A. Abdulzuru, VC of Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, RO for Zamfara

AA - 125
ACPN - 238
AD - 290
ADC - 294
APA - 1310
APC - 612,202 (APC wins)
CPP - 655
HOPE - 14
KOWA - 122
NCP - 404
PDP - 144,833
PPN - 374
UDP - 93
UPP - 68
Total valid votes - 761,022
Rejected votes - 19157
Total votes cast - 780,179

Presidential election results for Adamawa state - APC wins

As announced by the collating officer for Adamawa state

AA - 495
ACPN - 1166
AD - 595
ADC - 1012
APA - 1549
APC - 374701 (APC wins)
CPP - 819
HOPE - 267
KOWA - 752
NCP - 1212
PDP - 251,664
PPN - 1163
UDP - 289
UPP - 334
Total valid votes  - 636,018
Rejected votes - 25,192
Total votes cast - 661,210

Presidential election results so far - APC still leading

The presidential election results for 26 states has so far been announced and right now, APC is still leading with 10,462,670 votes while PDP has 9,953,432 votes. The difference is 509,238 votes.

The election announcement will continue in about 30mins. They are on recess. We still have Sokoto, Borno, Zamfara, Kebbi, Taraba, Benue, Adamawa, Bauchi, Delta and Edo. Fingers crossed!

Kogi State Governor Idris Wada Won His Polling Unit and Ward

Lokoja, Kogi State Nigeria, March 30, 2015.As the results of the last Saturday Presidential and National Assembly are being collated across the country, there has been different unofficial results flying around especially on social media and some Newspapers.

It is very important to set the record straight so as not to mislead the members of the public, the Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Ichalla Wada won his polling unit for the ruling party (PDP) with total number of votes with 308 votes as against the 163 for the opposition APC.

The ruling People’s Democratic Party also won the Governors ward -Odu 1 with total number of 1323 votes while APC polled 603 votes.

A reliable source from Kogiwho pleaded anonymity stated this while reacting to the rumours circulating in the media that the Governor lost his polling unit and ward to the opposition.

"I am telling you and this is the truth and nothing but the truth, the Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada won his polling unit and ward and also leading in Dekina Local Government and the Kogi East Senatorial District, the INEC result will vindicate my claims,” said the source.

The source stated further that the PDP won in Bassa LG, Igalamela Ofu, Omala, Ibaji while some units are inconclusive and may be repeated.

Presidential election results for Rivers state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Etu-Efeotor, VC Federal University of Petroleum Resources, RO for Rivers

AA -1066
AD - 1,104
ACPN - 525
ADC - 1031

APA - 513
APC - 69,238
CPC - 40
HOPE -542
KOWA - 2274
NCP - 565
PDP - 1,487,075 (PDP wins)
PPN - 492
UDP - 303
UPP - 156
Total valid votes - 1,565,461
Rejected votes - 19,307
Total votes cast - 1,584,768

Presidential election results for Cross River state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Comfort Ekpo, VC University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom, RO for Cross River state

AA - 279
ACPN - 514
AD - 709
ADC - 749
APA - 532
APC - 28,368
CPP - 381
HOPE - 237
KOWA - 312
NCP - 930
PDP - 414,863 (PDP wins)
PPN - 864
UDP - 289
UPP - 1487
Total valid votes - 450,514
Rejected votes - 15392
Totl votes cast - 465,906

Presidential election results for Gombe - APC wins

As announced by Prof A. Ibrahim, VC of Abubakar Tafawa University, Bauchi, RO for Gombe state

AA - 104
ACPN - 192
AD - 169
ADC - 247
APA - 773
APC - 361,245 (APC wins)
CPP - 407
HOPE - 46
KOWA - 97
NCP - 227
PDP - 96,873
PPN - 157
UDP - 25
UPP - 37
Total valid votes - 460,599
Rejected votes - 12845
Total votes cast - 473,444

Presidential election results for Bayelsa - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Joseph Ajienka, VC University of Port Harcourt, collation officer for Bayelsa

AA - 45
ACPN - 38
AD - 69
ADC - 116
APA -70
APC - 5,194
CPP - 44
HOPE - 18
KOWA - 52
NCP - 95
PDP - 361,209 (PDP)
PPN - 62
UDP - 20
UPP - 35
Total valid votes - 367,067
Rejected votes - 4,672
Total votes cast - 371739

Presidential election results for Lagos - APC wins

As announced by Prof. Isaac Adewole, VC, University of Ibadan, collation officer for Lagos state

AA - 1,795
ACPN - 3,038
AD - 4,453
ADC - 2,072
APA - 2,177
APC - 792,460 (APC wins)
CPP - 1,125
HOPE - 255
KOWA - 1,000
NCP - 1,430
PDP - 632,327
PPN - 1,041
UDP - 269
UPP - 244
Total valid votes - 1,443,686
Rejected votes - 52289
Total votes cast - 1,495,975

Presidential election results for Niger state - APC wins

As announced by Prof Ambali, VC of University of Ilorin, Ilorin, collation officer for Niger state

AA - 307
ACPN - 441
AD - 403
ADC - 614
APA - 2,006
APC - 657,678 (APC wins)
CPP - 1,264
HOPE - 198
KOWA - 305
NCP - 550
PDP - 149,222
PPN - 449
UDP - 116
UPP - 118
Total valid votes - 813671
Rejected votes - 31,012
Total votes cast - 844,683

Presidential election results for Ebonyi state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Ahaneku, VC Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, RO for Ebonyi state

AA - 426
ACPN - 1214
AD - 1,133
ADC - 2,704
APA - 2,452
APC - 19,518
CPP - 2,345
HOPE - 989
KOWA - 913
NCP - 1,890
PDP - 323,653 (PDP wins)
PPN - 1,168
UDP - 624
UPP - 4,859
Total valid votes - 363,888
Rejected votes - 29,449
Total votes cast - 393,337

Photo: Dr Sid Graduates From New York Film Academy

Just like Banky W and many others, Dr Sid has also gone to acquire more knowledge on Directing at the New York Film Academy and he says he is so proud to be the latest Director in town. Big congrats to him.

Photos from Jay Z's Star Studded Press Conference for TIDAL App Launch

Yesterday in New York, rapper Jay Z launched his newly acquired music streaming site called Tidal. If you are active on social media, you would have noticed that big guns like Madonna, Beyonce, Usher, Kanye West, Rihanna and so many others turned their Twitter icons blue and were tweeting #TidalForAll. Tidal is reportedly the world's first streaming platform owned by musicians that promises to deliver "exclusive experiences that will be available nowhere else." But comes at a monthly $20 fee.

To promote the site, Jay held a press conference that was filled with some of the biggest names in music in New York last night. See more photos after the cut......

Buhari Group Calls for Fani-Kayode’s Arrest

The Buhari Support Organisations has called for the arrest of Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, the Director, Media, Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, for announcing unofficial results.

The Director, Media and Information of the BSO, Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, made the call on Monday in Abuja at a news conference. According to Maduekwe, this is the time for security agencies to show their neutrality by arresting Fani-Kayode because the only authority to announce election results is the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The organisation claimed that Fani-Kayode had breached relevant sections of the Electoral Act by announcing on Sunday that the PDP was leading in the presidential election in 23 states of the federation.

“We ask the security agencies to immediately arrest Fani-Kayode for breaching relevant sections of the Electoral Act which forbids any organ outside INEC from officially declaring election results. “His arrest for further questioning will be a clear indication that the security agencies are truly unbiased participants in this electoral process. “His declaration is also a breach of both the first and second Abuja Peace Accord signed by the presidential candidates,’’ Maduekwe said.

He called on the international community and observers to note the steps being taken by the ruling party to cause severe breach of peace and call them to order. He urged APC supporters to maintain the peace as they await the official announcement of authentic INEC results for the Saturday elections. “We ask Nigerians to join us in saying `No’ to this recent manifestation of habitual impunity.

We appeal to all our numerous supporters to sustain their calmness in the face of current provocation and abuse of our electoral processes,’’ he said.

Maduekwe said that APC would reject “in its entirety, the use of security to compromise an election process that has been commended as having high quotient of integrity’’.

He urged INEC to adhere strictly to guidelines for elections which protected candidates through active participation of party agents. “We request INEC to adhere to the guideline which makes it mandatory for polling unit party agents to sign result sheet forming the basis for collation of reslt at collation centres.

Teenage Girl Stabs Boyfriend to Death for Attempted Rape in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested an 18-year-old lady, Kafayat Olawale, for allegedly stabbing to death her 32 year old boyfriend, Ojo Ijabike.

The incident happened on Friday on Olutola Adebayo Street, off Idimu Road, in the Alimosho area of Lagos State. Investigations by PUNCH Metro revealed that Ijabike, an indigene of Owo, Ondo State, had attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of the suspect when there was a scuffle between them.

Photo: 22 year old Yahoo Boy in Trouble for Attempting to Bribe EFCC Operatives

Below is the official press release from EFCC:

A suspected internet fraudster, Dumi Osayemi, a.k.a Larry, is currently ruing his attempt to compromise operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The 22-year-old, who was arrested following a tip-off about his suspicious flamboyant lifestyle, allegedly offered a N6, 900,000.00(Six Million Nine Hundred Thousand Naira) bribe to EFCC operatives so that he could be let off the hook. 

At the time of his arrest, the following items were recovered from him: a 2011 C350 Mercedes Benz car and a Toyota Venza. The suspect is also said to own a tastefully furnished four-bedroom bungalow. 

Osayemi, who claimed to be a ‘Yahoo Boy’, confessed to have duped one Stephanie, an American lady, the sum of $75,000, with which he acquired some of the seized properties. 

The suspect allegedly spoilt his girlfriend, Dorcas, and her mother, Rose, with his ill-gotten wealth. 

The suspect will soon be arraigned in court. 


Media & Publicity 
30th March, 2015

INEC's Panel Begins Work On Allegations Of Rigging In Rivers

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday evening established a fact-finding mission of three National Electoral Commissioners into the allegations of the APC on the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Rivers State.

Citing irregularities, the party has called for the election in Rivers to be cancelled and rescheduled.

A statement by INEC Secretary Augusta Ogakwu confirmed that the panel would investigate and advise the Commission and the Chief Electoral Commissioner/Returning Officer an what happened there. Members of the investigation committee are: Mrs. Thelma Iremirem, Head and supervisory National Commissioner for Rivers, Col. M.K Hammanga, and Professor Lai Olurode.

They are expected to submit their report before the end of the collation of results of the other States and the FCT, Mrs. Ogakwu said, adding that following the consideration of the report, INEC will make its decision known.

SENATE BIG FALL: The Men Who Won & Those Who Lost Out

Three Peoples Democratic Party governors have lost their senatorial bid. The governors are Isa Yuguda (Bauchi); Gabriel Suswam (Benue) and Niger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu.

In Anambra State also, a former governor of the state, Chris Ngigie, who represents Anambra-Central, lost his seat to a woman. In Kogi State, the senator representing Kogi-West, Smart Adeyemi, lost to former House of Representatives member, Dino Melaye of the APC.

Below are names of the BIG winners:

Here are the 4 critical possible outcomes of the presidential poll

Situation 1:

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan concedes defeat and hands over to President Muhammadu Buhari and Pastor Yemi Osinbajo of the APC.

This outcome holds the best promise for Jonathan who at least will be credited to have done one last thing right. This outcome may be tested with pockets of agitation from terrorist/militant lords. These will be easily controllable by a honest Jonathan presidency.

In this outcome Goodluck Jonathan will be able to “enjoy” two more months at the seat of power; with the keys to Nigeria’s billions.

Sweet Love: Small Man Shows Off His Big Woman

This guy, Anton Kraft, 52, is a world record bodybuilder, who stands at 4ft 4in and the strongest 'small' man in the world, as the only man in the world who has lifted four times his own body weight. Anton is known for dating women only 1ft taller than him, but has now found love in China Bells, a 6’3’ man who turned into a woman. They both live in Florida and Anton says he is the luckiest man alive for having such a pretty woman by his side.

Nawao! See more photos of the small man and his man turned woman babe:

PDP official disrupts INEC result announcement, says Jega is partial and has been compromised

The PDP party agent at the Collation center in Abuja, Elder Godswill Orubebe is currently staging a protest at the INEC result collation center alleging that Prof Jega has been compromised. According to him, Professor Jega has been selective, partial and is tribalistic. He said APC had written a letter to INEC concerning an alleged rigging in Rivers state which he immediately sent a committee to investigate the issue but that when PDP wrote protest letters on the elections in Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa,, Jega did not send anyone to attend to their protest.

Orubebe, who is a former Minister of Niger Delta, is now calling for Jega to stop result collation. He sat on stage and refused to allow the result announcement to continue...

Monday, 30 March 2015

Presidential election results so far - APC now leading

The presidential election results for 18 states plus the FCT has so far been announced. The APC has 10 states, while PDP has 8 states plus the FCT, Abuja. It's a very tight race.

So far APC is leading with 8,520,436 votes while PDP has 6,488,210 votes.

The election result announcement has ended for today. The commission has reconvened till 10am tomorrow.

Presidential election result for Plateau state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Emmanuel Kocha, VC University of Agriculture, Makurdi, RO for Plateau

AA - 178
ACPN - 391
AD - 279
ADC - 406
APA - 618
APC - 429,140
CPP - 237
HOPE - 56
KOWA - 138
NCP - 693
PDP - 549,615 (PDP wins)
PPN - 554
UPD - 54
UPP - 29
Total valid votes - 982,388
Rejected votes - 18304
Total votes cast- 1,000,692

Presidential election result for Imo state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof. Oye Ibidapo-Obe, former VC of UNILAG, collating officer for Imo state

AA - 533
ACPN - 956
AD - 757
ADC - 1617
APA - 2236
APC - 133,253
CPP - 733
HOPE - 157
KOWA - 158
NCP - 784
PDP - 559,185 (PDP Wins)
PPN - 414
UDP - 264
UPP - 1917
Total valid votes -  702,964
Rejected votes - 28,957
Total votes cast - 731921

Presidential election result for Akwa-Ibom - PDP wins

As announced by Prof James Epoke, VC, University of Calabar, the returning officer for Akwa-Ibom

AA - 1,600
ACPN - 443
AD - 474
ADC - 608
APA - 384
APC - 58,411
CPP - 412
HOPE - 192
KOWA - 160
NCP - 381
PDP - 953,304 (PDP wins)
PPN - 327
UDP - 224
UPP -144
Total valid votes -1,017,064
Rejected votes - 11,487
Total votes cast -1,028,551

Jonathan Wins Presidential Election in Abia State (Figures)

At the moment, in total PDP has 4,426,106 votes while APC has 7,899,632. States Won: PDP 5 and APC 10.

Presidential election results for Anambra state - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Asiabaka, VC of FUTO, who is the returning officer for Anambra state

AA - 547
ACPN - 1,259
AD - 475
ADC - 534
APA - 2303
APC - 17926
CPP - 1279
HOPE - 357
KOWA - 311
NCP - 887
PDP - 660, 762
PPN - 537
UDP - 286
UPP - 1121
Total valid votes - 688584
Rejected votes - 14,825
Total votes cast - 703,409

Buhari Wins Presidential Election in Kaduna State (Figures)

Buhari Wins Presidential Election in Kwara State (Figures)

APC Wins Presidential Election in Katsina State (Figures)

Buhari Wins Presidential Election in Jigawa State

Results as announced by INEC.

APC Buhari Sweeps Kano State

Results as announced by INEC.