Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nigerians have made history ​by electing Buhari — APC

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday said Nigerians ha
​ve ​made history through the ballot box​ in electing Muhammadu Buhari president.

Mr. Mohammed made the statement in Abuja at the APC secretariat while fielding questions from journalists.
According to him, by voting into power someone not in government, Nigerians have reclaimed their power at the polls.

Obasanjo congratulates Buhari, asks him to be magnanimous in victory

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has congratulated Gen Buhari on his victory today. In a message released this evening, Chief Obasanjo asked the President-in-waiting to be magnanimous in victory and also fight corruption when he assumes office. 
"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.

Statement by President Jonathan on presidential election 2015

Official statement by president Jonathan after the announcement of the results of presidential election
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.

Asari Dokubo denies tweet being circulated claiming he is friends with any government in power

Former Niger Delta militant Asari Dokubo has denied a tweet being circulated where he purportedly said that he is a friend of any government in power. That is not his real twitter handle. What he wrote on Facebook above and the controversial tweet 

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.

Atiku Abubakar congratulates Gen. Buhari on his victory

The former Vice President wrote a congratulatory message to Buhari which he shared on Facebook. See it below...
My hearty congratulations to His Excellency, General Muhammadu Buhari, for being elected the next president of our beloved county, Nigeria. You have led our party, the All Progressives Congress to an unprecedented victory within two years of it’s official formation, and in so doing, written the most important chapter of our democracy.
The great Nnamdi Azikiwe once wrote that “history will continue to vindicate the just”. Your victory in the polls, with votes from across the length and breadth of our country, bears witness to the acceptance of not just our party, the APC, but also your ideology of justice, fair play and zero tolerance for corruption as the bedrock for national rebirth.

Buhari in historic election win, emerges Nigeria’s President-elect

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.
A retired Major-General, Mr. Buhari, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, 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.
The APC candidate got the highest number of votes in 21 states while Mr. Jonathan prevailed in 15 states and Abuja.
Mr. Buhari has also met the constitutional requirement to be declared President-elect by getting more than one quarter of the votes in 27 states.

Photos: Jubilation at APC headquarters in Abuja

APC supporters pictured above celebrating at the party's headquarters in Abuja this evening in anticipation of INEC's announcement later today

Chude Jideonwo says GEJ has called Buhari to congratulate him on his victory

The commission will reconvene around 8pm to give us the result for the last state remaining - Borno, but as it stands, it looks like Nigeria now has a new president. Debola Williams and Chude Jideonwo who work with Gen. Buhari claim GEJ has called to congratulate Buhari over the election results.

#NigeriaDecides: Fayose praises Buhari, urges Nigerians to accept election results

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has urged Nigerians to accept the outcome of Saturday’s presidential election in good faith, saying; “the election result is the will of God and Nigerians, and all lovers of peace, progress and development of Nigeria must accept it”.
Mr. Fayose, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, hailed the resilience and commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan and Mohammadu Buhari.
The governor said the election results should not been seen as victory or loss for any political party, adding that, “To me, Nigerians and democracy won.”

Read Prof. Jega's epic response to Orubebe this morning

After PDP party agent Godsday Orubebe created an embarrassing scene at the collation centre in Abuja this morning, trying to disrupt announcement of results,a very calm Jega told him;
"Mr Orubebe, you are a former Minister of the federal republic .You are a statesman in your own right. You should be careful about what you say or what allegations or accusations you make. Certainly you should be careful about your public conduct"
Jega's response to Orubebe has been hailed as mature and worthy of praise. In fact, there's a meaning for Jega now. 'Jega' - meaning - 'To be inexplicably chilled in the midst of stupidity or conflict". lol. Prof Jega's full response after the cut 

KCee: Singer Hangs Out With Footballer, Dirk Kuyt In Fernabache

Five Star Music singer, Kcee started European tour which took him to Turkey where he visited the home of Fernabache, the former club of former Super Eagles captain Vincent Yobo.
The music star ran into former Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt who now plays for Fernabache.
He expressed his delight on Instagram by sharing the photo of them together saying “my visit to turkish football club fenerbahce ran into former liverpool striker dirk kuyt”

Presidential election results for Edo state, Taraba - PDP wins

As announced by Prof Osasere 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)

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.

Presidential election results for Adamawa state, Zamfara State, Yobe, Kebbi, Bauchi , Benue state,

As announced by the collating officer for Adamawa state
AA - 495
ACPN - 1166
AD - 595
ADC - 1012
APA - 1549
APC - 374,701 (APC wins)

PDP spokesperson, Olisa Metuh speaks on Orubebe's outburst at collation center

PDP publicity secretary, Olisa Metuh spoke to Channels TV on the outburst of their party agent Elder Godsday Orubebe at the collation center this morning. What he told Chanels TV below
"In a democratic process, we must follow democratic channels. Yesterday we questioned the opposition party about certain things they had done to challenge states. We expect our members to follow the same process as well. This party has a tradition of decency and will follow democratic channels to lay complaints. Ours is to protest and make our voices heard through recognized channels and wait for democratic process to be followed. We directed our members that everyone should conduct himself within democratic norms and principles. That is all we have to say about that." he said

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.

Presidential election results for Gombe, Cross River state, River Sate

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)

Presidential election results for Ebonyi state, Niger state, Lagos state, Bayelsa

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)

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. 

Tambuwal's Ally, Jagaba, Defeats PDP Candidate In Fierce House of Reps Election In Kaduna

In a fiercely contested election, Jagaba Adams Jagaba, leader of the northern caucus in the House of Representatives and a close ally of Speaker Aminu Waziru Tambuwal, has defeated Danjuma Akuso of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to claim a seat in the House of Representatives representing the Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency. The Presidency had backed Mr. Akuso heavily in the election, now claimed by Mr. Jagaba, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Mr. Jagaba, who chairs the House of Reps committee on Drugs/Narcotics and Financial Crimes, last year defected to the APC from the PDP after clashing with close associates of Vice President Namadi Sambo, who also hails from Kaduna State.
Moses Mamman, the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced that Mr. Jagaba polled 48876 votes while Mr. Akuso received 44148 votes.

Soldiers Kill One, Injure 4 Shi’ites In Kaduna

Two eyewitnesses told SaharaReporters that armed soldiers on Monday stormed Kaduna Markaz, the residence of the Ameer of the Kaduna zone of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Shaikh Ibraheem Zakzaky, killing one member of the group and injuring four.
Our sources said the soldiers arrived around 4.45 p.m. in a white Hilux van led by one Captain Sene. “They [soldiers] arrested one of the members of our group who told them that the area was a restricted residential area, not meant for passage of vehicles,” one source, who belongs to the Islamic sect, told SaharaReporters.

Nasir El-Rufai is making alot of rigging allegations against the PDP

See more of the stuff he posted on Facebook and Twitter 

I don't shake hands with women- RSUST Best graduating student says

Falola Ajumobi, who was adjudged the Best Graduating student at the recently held 27th convocation ceremony of the Rivers state University of Science and Technology, RSUST, says one of the things he had to do to achieve his academic feat was to distance himself from women. He said he doesn't even shake hands with women. Huh?. Falola, who graduated as a Petroleum Engineer with a CGPA of 4.82 says he was also very religious while on campus
"There is no way students of the opposite sex would not have passed glances at me. But I am a very religious person; I don’t shake hands with ladies and right from time, they know me for that. So, the only thing is that we greet from a distance. That does not mean that we do not crack jokes because that has made them to know me" he told Punch

Dr Sid graduates as a Director from the New York Film Academy

After studying for months at the New York Film Academy, Mavin Records artist; Dr Sid is now a certified music video/film director. He shared his certificate on instagram. Congrats to him.

Buhari campaign group call for the arrest of Femi Fani-Kayode

Buhari Support Group has called on the law enforcement agents to effect the arrest of Chief Femi Fani-Kayode for saying that PDP had won in 23 states even when INEC had not announced any results. The group at a press conference in Abuja yesterday March 30th said Fani-Kayode through his action breached the electoral law

Timi Dakolo and wife Busola celebrate 3rd wedding anniversary

Singer Timi Dakolo and his wife Busola are celebrating their 3rd wedding anniversary today March 31st, The couple is blessed with three children. Timi wrote this to his wife on instagram "'Because its our anniversary ....You are melody in my music and songs that i sing...So when Forever ends and starts all over Again, You will remain both my main and side chic.' Happy anniversary to them.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Presidential election results for Anambra state, Abia 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 - Winner

Presidential election result for Kwara state, Kaduna State - APC wins

As announced by the returning officer for Kwara state
AA - 248
AD - 520
ACPN - 817
APA -1165
ADC - 438
APA - 1,165
APC - 302,146 (APC wins)

Presidential election result for Kano state, Jigawa state, Katsina - APC wins

As announced by the Returning officer of Kano state...
AA - 426
ACPN - 778
AD - 708
ADC - 657
APA - 2,770
APC - 1,903,999 - Winner
CPP - 1,552
HOPE -292
KOWA - 288
NCP - 697
PDP - 215, 779
PPN - 485
UDP - 234
UPP - 156
Total valid votes - 2,128,821
Rejected votes - 43,626
Total votes cast - 2,172, 447

The APC in Akwa Ibom State took to the streets today to protest what they claim is massive rigging in the state. The protest was led by the APC guber candidate in the State, Umana Okon Umana. They demanded the cancellation of the election and removal of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Austin Okojie. The protesters barricaded the state headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

BREAKING: Gov. Amaechi imposes dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Port Harcourt, the state capital, hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission announced the result of the presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
In a terse statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, George Feyi, the governor said the curfew will hold from 7p.m. to 6a.m.
“The curfew will continue till further notice,” a part of the statement said.

As Cordon And Search Continues In Gwoza, Women And Elderly Found Locked Up Rescued; Another Bomb Factory Found

PRNigeria News Release
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 freed hostages some of whom are so weak are being given medical attention while others are also receiving necessary care pending the arrival and activities of aid agencies.   Some of them are also providing useful information for the intelligence in aid of troops operations in the area.

INEC Announces Official Results for Sokoto State

The Independent National Election Commission (INEC) announced that election activities have concluded in Sokoto State, and publicizied the presidential results. Listed below are the official results:
APC 671,926
PDP 152,199

Photos: Protest in Enugu state over election result announcement

Aggrieved members of the APC took to the streets in Enugu this evening to protest the outcome of the presidential election in the state. PDP won with 553,003 votes while the APC won 14, 157 votes.

Pic of Gov. Fashola glued to his TV set watching announcement of INEC results

Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Raji Fashola paying rapt attention to his TV set as INEC announced results of the presidential election today. His official photographer shared the pic on instagram..

BREAKING: SaharaReporters Receives Exclusive Copies Of Rivers State INEC Result Sheets

The results sheets obtained by SaharaReporters, has PDP winning every Senate and House of Representatives contest for Rivers State. Senator George Thompson Sekibo was elected for PDP in Rivers East, Olaka Johnson Nwogu was elected in Rivers South East, and Hon. Osinakachukwu T. Ideozu was elected for Rivers West.
SaharaReporters received exclusive leaked photographs of the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) result sheets from Rivers State. The results are from the Rivers State Senate and House of Representatives contests held in the state.

Tonto Dikeh sends motivational message to fans

What the actress shared on her instagram page this morning. Very encouraging. Read below...
As you read this, remember you have a warm bed and a cooked meal at home. Everyone wants to be happy, so pay attention. Acknowledge that happiness is not quantified by materialism. I know many people who are reading this right now aren't happy with their lives. I used to think that when I have a nice car and a lot of money I would be happy. Yet on my journey I have met hundreds of people with all of these things, yet none of the happiness. If your bank balance outweighs your sense of purpose, or your only sense of purpose is working to achieve a greater bank balance, you will struggle to find happiness

Presidential election results so far! PDP in early lead...

INEC has announced results for 8 states and the FCT, Abuja - (total 9) and so far PDP is leading with 2,332,734 votes while APC has 2,302,978 votes, though APC won five states and PDP four states. 

The commission has reconvened till 8pm tonight to allow sufficient time for other states to bring in their results. We are still expecting results for 27 states. We will continue by 8pm.

US, UK Govt release joint statement. Say there are signs of political interference in collation of results

The US and UK government have released a joint statement appraising last Saturday's general elections. According to the statement posted on UK's Foreign affairs website here, both government said the elections have largely been peaceful but that there are disturbing indications of political interference in the collation of results. The statement below... 
Our governments welcome the largely peaceful vote on 28 March. The Nigerian people have shown a commendable determination to register their vote and choose their leaders. So far, we have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the process. But there are disturbing indications that the collation process - where the votes are finally counted - may be subject to deliberate political interference.
This would contravene the letter and spirit of the Abuja Accord, to which both major parties committed themselves. The Governments of the United States and the United Kingdom would be very concerned by any attempts to undermine the independence of the Electoral Commission (INEC), or its Chairman, Prof Jega; or in any way distort the expressed will of the Nigerian people.

FFK says PDP is ahead in the presidential elections by at least 2/3 million votes

Press statement from the director of Media and publicity, PDP presidential campaign organization, Femi Fani-Kayode
We wish to take this opportunity to make it clear to the Nigerian public that according to the figures made available to us, we are ahead in the presidential elections by at least two to three million votes.
We have our own Situation Room and we have collated all our figures from the various polling booths, wards, local government areas and states in the Federation.

Buhari wins Katsina with a landslide

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, has won in his home state of Katsina with a landslide.
The returning officer for Katsina State, Jibrin Amin, a professor, who announced the result on Monday, said Mr. Buhari polled 1,345,441 votes, while President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party got 98,937 votes.

PHOTOS: PDP House of Reps aspirant allegedly caught with 4000 PVCs in Enugu

Dr Chukwuemeka Ujam pictured here was a PDP House of Representative aspirant in the just concluded 2015 elections. The former Commissioner for Land in Enugu State contested for the Nkanu East/West seat. He was allegedly caught with 4000 PVCs in Enugu yesterday by the military

Obanikoro congratulates Jonathan ahead of his 'expectant victory'

Obanikoro congratulates Jonathan ahead of his 'expectant victory'

Graphic pics: man shot dead as violence breaks out at INEC office in Bauchi

The man in the photo above was allegedly shot dead by a soldier this morning at Bauchi's INEC Office after the military tried to gain access into the office. Residents of the state had blocked the military from entering the office as results were being collated and this sparked the violence. The residents had held a vigil outside the INEC office to await the announcement of last Saturday's election when the military showed up. Another man was hit by a stray bullet. 

Photos: Buhari arrives Abuja to await declaration of results by INEC

Buhari pictured arriving Abuja this morning to await the announcement of the results of Saturday's general election by INEC.

Dino Melaye wins senatorial election

Former House of Reps member, Dino Melaye has won the Kogi West Senatorial election in Kogi state. An elated Dino took to twitter to share the news of his victory.

Photos: Women in Rivers state protest Saturday's election

Women in Rivers state took to the streets this morning to protest the conduct of the election in the state on Saturday March 28th. The women who wore black walked through Aba road towards INEC office to register their displeasure, alleging that there were some irregularities during the election.