Court rules Nelson Mandela’s grandson guilty of assault

Eldest grandson of late South African icon, Nelson Mandela and current member of the nation’s parliament, Mandla Mandela, has been convicted of assault by a regional court on Tuesday. Local media reported that this followed an alleged road-rage incident in

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Breaking news: Jonathan congratulates Buhari on his victory

While the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is yet to officially announce winner of last Saturday’s election, Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the poll, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has called his All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart, Gen. Muhammadu

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Expected Presidential Poll Defeat: Wike, PDP mobilise militants from Delta – APC Allages

PRESS RELEASE 2015: As defeat stares PDP in the face, Chief Wike and PDP mobilise dreadful militants from Delta, Bayelsa to join forces with their Rivers counterparts to unleash terror on Rivers APC Chieftains and Members Information reaching us indicates

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Update: INEC announces presidential election’s results from more states

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced results of Saturday’s Presidential Election in 10 more states to bring the total number of states to 18 states and the FCT. The states are Kano, Jigawa, Katsina, Kwara, Kaduna, Anambra, Abia,

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Jonathan wins Plateau, Imo and Akwa Ibom States

Akwa Ibom State          APC 58,411                  PDP 953,304   Imo State                     APC 133,253       PDP 559,185   Plateau State               APC 429,140        PDP 549,615   More results are still expected tonight.   Source: www.globalreportersnews.com Share Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/Globalreporters Follow us on Google

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Update on presidential election: Results as announced by INEC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attehiru Jega has announced the results of the presidential elections in seven states as follows:     Kano State – APC 1,903,999           PDP 215, 779   Jigawa State – APC

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Soldiers killed one, injured 4 Shi’ites in Kaduna

Monday around 4.45 pm, armed soldiers stormed Kaduna Markaz, residence of the Ameer of the Kaduna zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria under Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, opened fire and killed one, 2 injured. The soldiers in a while Hilux

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Some National Assembly results as announced by INEC

Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released some results of some of the parliamentary elections it conducted across the country on Saturday. In Kebbi State, All Progressives Congress’ Adamu Aliero who is a former Minister of the

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Children, women and elderly locked up by Boko Haram in Gwoza rescued

Bomb factory discovered   A number of women, the elderly and children who were locked up by fleeing terrorists in Gwoza have been freed by troops as cordon and search along with mopping up operations continue in the town.  The

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Presidential election: Buhari, APC on the lead

The Presidential election results from eight states released by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) shows that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of All Progressive Congress candidate, is leading President Goodluck Jonathan, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  

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Rochas Okorocha rejects election results in Imo, says, “it was electoral fraud”

Chief Rochas Okorocha, the governor of Imo State has called for the cancellation of the just concluded Presidential and National Assembly elections in Imo State, claiming that military men were used to manipulate the process for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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Raji vs Derito: Nigerian diplomat’s street fight in Austria, court case fixed

Nigeria will be exposed to ridicule in far away Vienna, Austria when her senior diplomat with the Nigerian Embassy in Vienna Mrs. Abimbola Raji will stand in court to deny the allegation that she had slapped and kicked a Nigerian

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Jonathan pummels Buhari in Bayelsa

As is to be expected, President Goodluck Jonathan is leading in the presidential election results so far released in his home state of Bayelsa. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the results of five local councils and in

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Jonathan defeats Buhari in FCT

Standard bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan has defeated his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterpart, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). From all six area councils of the FCT, Jonathan scored a

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Socio-cultural Consequences (Negative) Of 2015 Presidential & National Legislative Elections In Nigeria

 Part One As Nigeria, Nigerians and the international community await the official results of the referenced crucial polls in Nigeria, the leadership of International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law in Southeast Nigeria, being the rights based

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Jega acknowledges electoral lapses, reacts to reported underage voting in Taraba

Commiserates with family members of INEC staff killed by Boko Haram In a press conference yesterday, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega told pressmen that he had received a complaint of underage voting in

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US ambassador says Nigeria’s PVC better than his voter card

United States (US) Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. James Entwistle, has commended the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to use the Permanent Voter Card (PVC) for the general elections which began on Saturday.   The envoy, who disclosed

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Police recover N9m from dead armed robbers who raided Owo banks – Vanguard

By Dayo Johnson   Akure—The police in Ondo State have recovered N9 million from the six of the fifty armed robbers who raided four banks at Owo last week. Two police women and four others, including an ASP and seven

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Rivers APC Demands Suspension of Resident Electoral Commissioner

•Explains Why Gov Amaechi Asked for INEC Results Sheet   By Nwaorgu Faustinus Opinion – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded the immediate suspension of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan,

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Rigging: Results of two polling units in Kano purported to have been won by APC cancelled – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano has announced the cancellation of two polling units in two local government areas of the state.   INEC Assistant Director of Public Affairs, Alhaji Lawal Garba, made the announcement yesterday, saying that

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No ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian – Jonathan

I am not desperate to serve – Jonathan   By Okoro Benedict Chinedum   Opinion – Whatever happens today, no matter the direction of the pendulum, we owe the sustenance of this democracy to this Jonathan. Tolerance and accommodation are

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APC national chairman loses ward to PDP

Former governor of Edo State and National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Odigie-Oyegun, could not deliver his ward to his party in Saturday’s Presidential elections. The APC lost to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the two

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Elections in Imo: Rochas Okorocha cries out

DEMOCRACY BY MILITARY TERMS, HOW THE COOKY CRUMBLES   By Onwuasoanya FCC Jones Opinion – As I type this, my Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha​ is on phone with the Channels Television​ 2015 election monitors, and he is complaining bitterly about

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Desperate for power: “APC posting fake results on social media” – PDP

The National publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has warned All Progressive Congress (APC) and its agents to desist from posting fake results on social media.   Metu in his statements said, “The APC in its

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Beyond Widespread Failure Of Electronic Voters’ Card Reader: Other Fundamental Minuses Abound

The three fundamental problems bedeviling the policies and actions of the Nigerian pubic office holders including academicians in contemporary times are pride, inferiority complex and shamelessness on the part of their formulators and executors. These have gravely crept into the

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Prof. Jega take note: Massive rigging in the north

Security agents and the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attehiru Jega must react against glaring underage voting and rigging going on in many parts of the north.   According to our reliable source who would not

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Jonathan in early leads in Abia, Imo and Rivers States

Results from booth four in Ugiri/Oka ward, Isiala Mbano and Azuzi ward 111 PU007 Owerri in Imo State show that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is leading.   Results are as follows:   Ugiri/Oka ward, Isiala Mbano, Imo State  

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Scanty results from Abuja: PDP on the lead

Results from two voting units out of the three in Government Secondary School Legbe, Abuja show that Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is on the lead.   First voting unit:   Presidential: APC 47, PDP 91, IDC 1, SDP 1, APGA

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Card reader failure: INEC addresses the nation

PRESS STATEMENT The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been monitoring field reports on the accreditation process since the commencement of the poll this morning. Whereas the process has gone on well in several places, in some others it has

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Breaking: Nigerian presidential and National Assembly elections extended

The failure and malfunction of the card reader machines in many parts of the country has forced INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega to prolong the presidential and National Assemby elections till Sunday.   Many Nigerians including Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

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