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Anambra: ‘The Youths Are Angry’ – Ex-IPOB Leader Sends Message To Soludo
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Anambra: ‘The Youths Are Angry’ – Ex-IPOB Leader Sends Message To Soludo

Governor-elect of Anambra state, Charles Soludo has been warned that Igbo youths are angry. A former deputy leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Uche Mefor revealed this today in a congratulatory message to the newly elected Governor. He urged the governor to advocate for Igbo youths in his government. Recall that the former governor of the central bank of Nigeria emerged winner of the 2021 governorship election in Anambra state on Wednesday morning. Soludo defeated his counterparts from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and the Young Progressive Congress (YPP) after he garnered total votes of 112,229 almost double of the candidate behind him. In a statement on his Facebook page addressed to Soludo, the former IPO...
Anambra election: YPP’s Ifeanyi Ubah wins own LGA
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Anambra election: YPP’s Ifeanyi Ubah wins own LGA

The senator representing Anambra South senatorial zone, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, has won his local government area, Nnewi North. Senator Ubah, the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) was announced the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, returning officer for the local government, Prof Joachim. Ubah polled 6,485 votes to beat the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which polled 3,369. INEC has so far announced 10 local government areas, out of the 21 in the state, with nine already won by APGA and her candidate, Prof Chukwuma Soludo. Nnewi North LGA is the first to be won by a party other than APGA.
Accord candidate, Maduka loses own LGA
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Accord candidate, Maduka loses own LGA

Candidate of Accord, in the Anambra governorship election, Dr Godwin Maduka has lost his local government area, Orumba South. Maduka lost to the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, which has so far won 10 out of the 11 local government areas announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Las Vegas, US-based medical doctor and foremost pain doctor scored an abysmal 779 votes in his local government, which has 74,690 registered voters and 10,554 accredited voters. He was also defeated by all other leading political parties in the race, despite being very popular in his local government. APGA scored 4,394 to win the local government and was followed by All Progressives Congress, APC with 2,060 and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with 1,672.
Anambra decides: INEC Extends Voting till Sunday
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Anambra decides: INEC Extends Voting till Sunday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting in the Anambra State governorship election till Sunday, November 7. Announcing this to newsmen, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr NwachukwuOrji, said this is to enable those who could not cast their votes today, Saturday, November 6, due to the malfunctioning of the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BIVAS) machine, to do so. Mass failure of the machines were recorded during the voting exercise today November 6. Orji said the closing of voting had been shifted from 2.30 pm to 4. pm after and that the exercise will continue on Sunday in units where voting could not hold. He said the machines suffered software hitches, adding that the commission’s engineers were working to rectify the problem. He...
BBNaija: How viewers voted for Whitemoney, Cross, Liquorose
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BBNaija: How viewers voted for Whitemoney, Cross, Liquorose

Organisers of the Big Brother Naija, BBNaika reality show have released a graph showing how Nigerians voted for the winner of the show. Whitemoney on Sunday emerged winner of the reality show, beating 26 other housemates to take home the grand prize. Whitemoney walked away with 90 million Naira worth of prizes at the grand finale on Sunday. He won 47% of the votes with Liquorose behind with 22.99%. There were 26 housemates battling for the prize two months ago. Here is how viewers voted for the winner of the show. Whitemoney: 47.00% Liquorose: 22.99% Pere: 14.77 Cross: 5.44% Angel: 5.37% Emmanuel: 3.43%
How is this different from Nigerian politics – Actor Frederick Leonard calls out BBNaija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five
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How is this different from Nigerian politics – Actor Frederick Leonard calls out BBNaija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five

Actor Frederick Leonard has called out Big Brother Naija organizers for giving Pere and Angel an opportunity to battle in the top five even though Pere got more votes than his co-housemates. Leonard who wondered how the decision is different from Nigerian politics, also pointed out that people went out of their way to vote for him, and that the organizers made viewers believe their votes will count. The actor asked what will become of Pere if he loses the white room task even though he had more votes than Angel. Leonard also asked the organizers to do the right thing. He wrote; WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND NIGERIAN POLITICS? WHY ASK PEOPLE TO VOTE IF THEIR VOTES WON'T COUNT? So If @pereegbiofficial Loses the Puzzle in the White Room Will he Go HOME? Even Thou...
BBNaija: Queen evicted from reality show
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BBNaija: Queen evicted from reality show

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Season 6 housemate, Queen has been evicted. She was evicted after scoring the lowest votes from fans. Recall that Angel, Pere, Whitemoney, Saga and Nini were nominated for eviction this week. This Sunday is the penultimate live show before the finale where the winner will be announced. Recall that the winner will take home N90m worth of grand prize.
Women elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities
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Women elected Mayors in Morocco’s leading cities

Three women have been elected Mayors in Morocco's leading cities, following a nationwide parliamentary, regional and municipal polls on September 8. On Friday September 24, Rabat - Asmaa Rhlalou, a member of the National Rally of Independents (RNI) became the first woman mayor of Morocco’s capital Rabat. The new mayor of Rabat defeated two other candidates. Hassan Lachgar from the Socialist Union of Popular Forces (USFP), and Badia Bennani from the Justice and Development Party (PJD). Speaking after her election, Rhlalou said; “It’s a historical day for the city of lights." On Monday September 20, Nabila Rmili who is also another RNI member, was elected as mayor of Casablanca, Morocco’s commercial capital and biggest city with 3.5 million residents. Authenticity and Modern...
Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected President – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed
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Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected President – Hakeem Baba-Ahmed

Spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has said heaven will not fall if another northerner is elected the next President of Nigeria, DailyTrust reported. He stated this while delivering a keynote address at the maiden Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series organised by the students wing of Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, at the weekend. According to Baba-Ahmed, northerners are not second-class citizens and will not accept to serve as a second fiddle in 2023, when the region has the population to go to clinch the first position. "The North is not for sale and northerners will surprise those waiting for them to queue up in 2023 and be given money in exchange for their votes.” he said. He said anyone who d...
Ejuke Wins CSKA best Player Award
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Ejuke Wins CSKA best Player Award

Super Eagles and CSKA Moscow winger, Chidera Ejuke, has been named the Player of The Month by his Russian club for July/August. The former Heerenveen player featured for 501 minutes in seven games with two goals for the Militarians, scoring two goals in seven matches this season. According to the poll on the official website of the club, Ejuke got 44 per cent of the votes. CSKA are currently in the eighth position with 10 points in the Russian league. He was also named the Man of The match when his club held Arsenal Tula 2-2 in the Russian league. Last season, Ejuke scored five goals in 25 league appearances for the club. The former Vålerenga player was part of the Super Eagles side who played against Liberia and Cape Verde in the Qatar 2022 qualifying games, whic...
Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT
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Lagos Assembly passes bills on open grazing ban, VAT

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the state’s Value Added Tax (VAT) and the bill that prohibits open cattle grazing. The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, directed the acting Clerk, Olalekan Onafeko, to transmit a clean copy to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for assent. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers at the sitting where they were read the third time. Obasa commended his colleagues for their passion to see that the state continues to grow. “I thank you all for this historic exercise,” the Speaker said. The House held separate public hearings on the bills on Wednesday with stakeholders expressing support.
Gumi asks Fulanis to get Voters card
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Gumi asks Fulanis to get Voters card

Prominent Islamic cleric, Dr. Ahmad Gumi has called on Fulani ethnic group to ensure they register and obtain voter cards ahead of the 2023 general elections in the country, so they can elect leaders who would provide good governance and protect their interest. The Islamic cleric said this while presenting animals and foodstuffs to the families of Fulani that were affected by insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic, organized by a pastoral group under the aegis of Bilital Marroobe Pastoralists Association of Nigeria (BILMPAN) in Kaduna. Gumi who cautioned herdsmen, particularly those living in the forests against banditry and kidnapping, stated that their bloc votes is very important in the emergence of any credible leader in Kaduna as well as in the country. He said; “If we wan...
#BBNaija: Jackie B and JayPaul win head of house challenge
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#BBNaija: Jackie B and JayPaul win head of house challenge

Jackie B and JayPaul have won the head of house challenge for this week. The challenge this week came with a twist of a male and female housemates with the fastest time, emerging as Heads of the House and being immune from eviction. The remaining 15 housemates are all up for eviction and have been barred from begging for votes or discussing about their perceived voters.
#BBNaija: Sammie, Maria and JMK evicted from Big Brother Brother
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#BBNaija: Sammie, Maria and JMK evicted from Big Brother Brother

Sammie, Maria and JMK are the latest housemates to be evicted from the Big Brother House. The housemates who were put up for eviction alongside Cross, Pere and Queen, got the lowest votes this week. While JMK was one of the four housemates that were later introduced on the show, Sammie and Maria were unveiled at the beginning of the reality show.
BBNaija: What I’ll do to escape Maria’s eviction – JMK
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BBNaija: What I’ll do to escape Maria’s eviction – JMK

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija Season 6 housemate, JMK has said she’ll respect Maria in order not to be evicted from the reality show. Recall Maria was given the power to choose two least housemates who pleases her at the end of the week to evict on Sunday. Note that the eviction by Maria is fake and a secret for her to keep as Biggie informs her there will be no eviction or public votes this week. When asked how she intends to please Maria to escape eviction, JMK said: “I’ll respect Maria and do what she asks me to do. “I’m not going to undermine and disrespect her but do whatever she wants me to.” JMK, however, said Maria might be impartial with her power and just choose any housemate she sees as her competition for eviction. “Honestly I can’t tell if Maria will be impartia...
“Ridiculous” – Dino Melaye Reacts to Senate Rejection of Electronic Vote Transmission
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“Ridiculous” – Dino Melaye Reacts to Senate Rejection of Electronic Vote Transmission

A former Nigerian senator has lambasted the senate for voting against the electronic transmission of votes in the the Electoral reform bill. Dino took to his social media page to call the decision by the senate 'ridiculous' Recall that APC senators yesterday voted against the electronic transmission of results which was adopted by the senate. Dino took to Twitter and wrote: “It is ridiculous and laughable that the same Senate that voted to reject transmission of our general elections electronically used electronic voting that was also transmitted electronically.” “They voted and result transmitted electronically to the score board immediately.Oma se oo”.
PDP faction elects Sen. Uba as guber candidate
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PDP faction elects Sen. Uba as guber candidate

A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Anambra State has elected Senator Ugochukwu Uba as the flag bearer of the party in the November 6 poll. The returning officer in the election, Obidi Ebede said Uba got 275 votes to defeat his closest rival, Godwin Ezeemo with 114, while Senator Uche Ekwunife scored 56 votes to come third. He said there were 665 accredited delegates.
Late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti misses out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in fan vote category 
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Late Afrobeat legend, Fela Kuti misses out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in fan vote category 

Late Afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti has missed out as an inductee of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame despite coming second in the fan vote category with over 500,000 votes. Back in February, the Nigerian icon was announced as one of the nominees alongside other veteran stars such as Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. At that time, music lovers were urged to cast their votes for their favorite stars through April 30, on Hall’s website as the 2021 inductees will be announced in May, with the ceremony to take place in Cleveland in October. Today, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2021 inductees a...
Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace
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Iheanacho Voted Leicester’s MOTM After Wonder Goal Vs Crystal Palace

Kelechi Iheanacho has been voted Leicester City’s Man of the Match after his stunning strike secured a hard-fought 2-1 win against Crystal Palace on Monday, rushhoursport.com reports. Leicester announced Iheanacho as the winner on their verified Twitter handle after conclusion of votes by the club’s fans. Iheanacho came first after claiming an overwhelming 87 per cent of the votes while Johnny Evans and Timothy Castagne got seven and five per cents respectively. The in-form striker struck a beautiful curler to make it 2-1 with 10 minutes left in the game against Palace. He has now taken his goals in the Premier League this season to 10 and 17 in all competitions. Leicester maintain their hold on third position on 62 points and four points ahead of fourth-placed Chelsea....
Lionel Messi Votes At Barcelona Presidential Election In Camp Nou (Photos)
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Lionel Messi Votes At Barcelona Presidential Election In Camp Nou (Photos)

Lionel Messi has now casted his vote in Barcelona's presidential election today on Sunday. Messi submitted his vote alongside his son Thiago at the Camp Nou. Over 110,000 Barcelona club members get to decide who will lead Barcelona over the next few years. The candidates for the Barcelona Presidential Election are Joan Laporta, Victor Font and Toni Frexia. Messi came close to leaving Barcelona while Josep Maria Bartomeu was the club's President. The 33-year-old was unhappy about the direction of the club on and off the pitch. Messi can now leave Barcelona at the end of the current season for free. Barcelona's presidential race will be a key factor about if Lionel Messi stays or leaves the Spanish club. Voting started at 9am local time in Spain earlier today. Vo...
Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time
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Nigerian Player Eberechi Eze Wins Crystal Palace player of the Month for the Second Time

Nigerian player, Eberechi Eze, has been named Crystal Palace Player of the Month for January. The award given to him on Monday, February 8,  was the second time the 22-year-old scooped the monthly accolade in his debut Premier League season after winning the prize in November. He helped Crystal Palace win two of their five Premier League matches, scoring two goals. The fans gave him 36 percent of their votes to win the award while Vicente Guaita and Jairo Riedewald followed in the second and third spots respectively.
Nigerians Should Stone Us With Their Votes In 2023 – Tony Momoh
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Nigerians Should Stone Us With Their Votes In 2023 – Tony Momoh

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Sunday said Nigerians should stone the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) with their votes in the 2023 general elections if they didn’t perform to the expectations of the citizenry. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Momoh said when he said Nigerians should stone APC leaders if they didn’t perform four years ago, he wasn’t referring to physical stoning as there is nothing like that in the constitution of the Federal Republic. He said the only way Nigerians can stone the APC is by voting them out if they believed they have not justified the confidence reposed in them both in the 2015 and 2019 presidential elections. He however added that the APC cannot be rejected by Nigerians in 2023 because of the party’...
Trump Pushed Georgia Officials To “Find Votes” To Tilt Election
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Trump Pushed Georgia Officials To “Find Votes” To Tilt Election

President Donald Trump pushed Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes to overturn the election results after his loss to President-elect Biden, according to an audio recording of a phone call obtained by The Washington Post. In excerpts of the stunning one-hour phone call Saturday, Trump lambasted his fellow Republican for refusing to falsely say that he won the election in Georgia and repeatedly touted baseless claims of election fraud. "The people of Georgia are angry, the people in the country are angry. And there's nothing wrong with saying that, you know, um, that you've recalculated," Trump said in one excerpt of the call. Raffensperger responded, "Well, Mr. President, the challenge that you have is, the data you have is wrong." In another excerpt, Trum...
I Will Give up Power If Electoral College Votes Biden In December – DonaId Trump
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I Will Give up Power If Electoral College Votes Biden In December – DonaId Trump

President Donald Trump gave defiant Thanksgiving remarks at the White House Thursday, insisting falsely that he beat Joe Biden and wavering on whether he would ever concede or attend Biden’s inauguration. It was the first time Trump responded to questions from reporters since the election. He said if the electoral college confirms Biden’s victory, “they’ve made a mistake,” but that he would give up power and leave the White House. “Certainly I will, and you know that,” Trump said in remarks after speaking via videoconference to U.S. troops to mark the Thanksgiving holiday. Trump twice declined to say he would formally concede though, adding that would be a very hard thing to do. He also continued to complain about what he called a fraud in the tabulation of votes from the N...
Michigan Election Board Votes To Certify Biden’s Win
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Michigan Election Board Votes To Certify Biden’s Win

The Michigan State Board of Canvassers voted Monday to certify the state's presidential election results, a victory for President-elect Joe Biden and a major blow to President Donald Trump's withering effort to contest the results. The two Democrats on the four-member board were joined by one of its two Republicans to vote in favor of certification. The other Republican board member abstained. NBC News has projected Biden as the winner in Michigan, where the president-elect leads Trump by over 150,000 votes. It comes as Trump's allies and lawyers had called for state legislatures, including Michigan's, to name Trump electors in states won by President-elect Joe Biden. They have also made unfounded claims about irregularities and discrepancies in the vote tallies — singling out Wa...
Joe Biden Officially Receives More Votes Than Any Candidate In US History
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Joe Biden Officially Receives More Votes Than Any Candidate In US History

As states continue to count outstanding votes, Democratic nominee Joe Biden has amassed more votes than any other candidate in history. As of 2:30 p.m. ET, ABC News reported that Biden had received 69,966,532 votes, topping then-candidate Barack Obama's total of 69,498,516 in 2008. As more votes are counted, President Donald Trump is also projected to surpass Obama's 2008 total. "There are a LOT of uncounted votes in CA, NY, MD, MA, NJ and IL. Biden's popular vote margin is going to expand quite a bit," Nate Silver wrote on Twitter. "Maybe 11-12m outstanding votes between these states, which might be +25%-ish for Biden. Also a few more in CT, WA and OR. Not much outstanding vote left in red states," he continued. "It probably works out to Biden getting 52-ish percent of the po...
US 2020: Trump denies plans to declare premature victory on election night even before final votes are counted
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US 2020: Trump denies plans to declare premature victory on election night even before final votes are counted

US President, Donald Trump, has denied reports he plans to declare victory on Tuesday night November 3, once it looks like he's ahead, even though it might take days or even weeks before battleground states like Pennsylvania finally count their votes.   According to a report by Axios on Sunday night November 1, Trump told confidants he'll declare victory on Tuesday night if it looks like he's "ahead," according to three sources familiar with his private comments. The report states that Trump has privately talked through this scenario in some detail in the last few weeks, describing plans to walk up to a podium on election night and declare he has won.   For this to happen, Trump's team expect he would need to either win or have heavy leads in Ohio, Florida, North C...
Edo Governorship Election: Those Plotting To Buy Votes Won’t Succeed – INEC
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Edo Governorship Election: Those Plotting To Buy Votes Won’t Succeed – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said those plotting to buy votes in tomorrow’s governorship election in Edo state won’t succeed as it has put put stringent measures in place to checkmate their activities. Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee of INEC , Barr. Festus Okoye, said the commission was ready to conduct a free and fair election, devoid of any form of malpractice. He said the Commission has redesigned polling units to protect the secrecy of the votes while plain clothes security personnel will also move around polling units to monitor the activities of those who want to circumvent the electoral process. "We have redesigned our polling units to protect the secrecy of the vote. No person is...
BBNaija Votes Don’t Count – Tacha (Video)
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BBNaija Votes Don’t Count – Tacha (Video)

popular Big Brother Naija season 4, housemate, Natacha Akide, popularly known as Tacha, has asked her fans to stop asking her to vote for the contestants in the current season of the Big Brother Naija. Tacha who was disqualified from the show after her faceoff with Mercy- winner of the season, said in a video which she made on September 10, that votes do not count in BBNaija reality show. She said: ''Wait a minute you guys. Why’s everybody texting me vote for this person, vote for that person like your votes count. Nigerians y’all never learn. Does your vote count? Does it? So please let me be." See video below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stsEDNrgULw
2023: Pick Northern Candidate, Forget Igbo Votes – Ohanaeze Tells PDP
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2023: Pick Northern Candidate, Forget Igbo Votes – Ohanaeze Tells PDP

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, has cautioned the People’s Democratic Party against shopping for and fielding a northerner in 2023 as presidential candidate. In a statement signed by the President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Secretary General , Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the group said: “Igbos have voted massively for the PDP since 1999. But it appears that the PDP regards the Igbos as cows that must be milked to death. The PDP is making subterranean plans to retain power in the north in 2023. “The PDP must not insult the intelligence of the Igbo. If the PDP thinks the Igbo will wait till 2031 before it gets a chance at the presidential ticket of the party then the PDP isn’t just treacherous, it is delusional. Perhaps the PDP doesn’t need Igbo votes. The youths...
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‘Scam Show, Our Votes Don’t Count’: BBNaija Viewers Outraged Over Kaisha’s Eviction

Viewers are currently not happy with the result of tonight's eviction as they have taken to social media to request the show be shut down. Recall during the latest eviction show on Sunday 16th August, Kaisha who came fourth to the last on the public's voting poll result was evicted out of the lockdown house due to the housemates final nomination. The viewers are upset that their votes don't count anymore as it couldn't save their favourite who had higher votes than Trickytee, Wathoni and Neo. Their argument is that, the show is watched by them and so they should be the only ones with the right to decide who stays or leaves and shouldn't be dependent on housemates favouritism. Initially ten housemates were put up for eviction but unfortunately for Kaisha, Trickytee, Wathoni...
Edo: Don’t Go Home, Defend Your Votes – Obaseki Tells Edo Electorate
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Edo: Don’t Go Home, Defend Your Votes – Obaseki Tells Edo Electorate

Edo State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, has warned electorates in the state ahead of the September 19 election not to go home, but to stay and defend their votes to avoid any form of manipulation. The governor noted that the people must not listen to instructions of anyone to go home, adding that the development of the state was in their hands. Obaseki stated these on Friday while addressing supporters in Ward 6, Ukhuse in the Owan West Local Government Area of the state, during his reelection campaign rally in the LGA. The governor said, “On September 19, 2020, come out and vote massively for the PDP and make sure you stay back in your polling units to defend your vote to avoid manipulation. “Don’t listen to them when they ask you...
Osagie Ize-Iyamu Emerges Edo APC Governorsip Candidate
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Osagie Ize-Iyamu Emerges Edo APC Governorsip Candidate

Osagie Ize-Iyamu has emerged the Edo state APC Governorship candidate after the Direct primary conducted today in the State. Senator Hope Uzodinma the Chairman of the Election Committee announced Ize-Iyamu as winner after the primary was concluded. He said Ize-Iyamu pulled a total of 27,838 votes to defeat Dr. Pius Odubu who scored 3,776 and Osaro Obazee who got 2,751 votes. Ize-Iyamu is the preferred candidate of suspended National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole.
Roksie Wins Ultimate Love Reality Show
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Roksie Wins Ultimate Love Reality Show

Roksie the duo of Rosie and Kachi have won the Ultimate Love Reality Television game show. The couple emerged winner of the first season of the show after polling the highest number of votes. They were announced the winner on Sunday during the grand finale of the game show. Iykeresa (Iyke and Theresa) and Bolar (Bolanle and Arnold) were the runner-up love guests of the show. Rokise after exiting the house told the hosts – Dakore and Oluwaseun that they will be taking the relationship further and a wedding might be around the corner. “I love blue, I’m Chelsea fan,” Rosie said when she was asked what might likely be the colour of their Aso-ebi for their wedding. Kachi during the grand finale also tied a flower round Rosie’s hand, as a commitment of his love to Rosie. Ros...
Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats
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Guinea Bissau interim president quits after death threats

The man appointed interim president of Guinea-Bissau by the side beaten in the December presidential election has stepped down because of death threats, less than two days after being nominated. “Given the death threats against me and my bodyguards, I have decided to give up the role of interim president for which I was nominated, to avoid a bloodbath in Guinea-Bissau,” said Cipriano Cassama. “I fear for my physical integrity,” he said in a press statement, less than 48 hours after he was appointed by the country’s historic ruling party, the PAIGC. “My life and that of my family is in danger. I have no security,” he said, adding that soldiers had come for his bodyguards on Friday. But he said he would stay on as leader of the National Assembly. The PAIGC has dominated politi...
German Govt Calls for New Elections in Thuringia After Uproar
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German Govt Calls for New Elections in Thuringia After Uproar

Germany’s coalition parties have called for voters in Thuringia to return to the polls after the shock election of a state premier with the help of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) triggered national outrage and protests. “We rule out forming a government or political majorities with votes from the AfD,” a statement from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) read, following a crisis meeting of coalition party leaders in Berlin. Thomas Kemmerlich of the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) beat out left-wing incumbent Bodo Ramelow to become state premier in Thuringia on Wednesday with the support of lawmakers from Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) and the AfD. Working with the AfD – an anti-immigrant party accused of h...
Ganduje’s Security Stopped Abdulmumin Jibrin from Walking up to him to Congratulate him
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Ganduje’s Security Stopped Abdulmumin Jibrin from Walking up to him to Congratulate him

A video of moment Governor Abdullahi Ganduje's security stopped former lawmaker Abdulmumin Jibrin from walking up to congratulate him after his (Ganduje) Supreme Court victory in the 2019 governorship election has surfaced online hours after the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Ali Datti Yako as winner of the House of Representatives rerun election in Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency of Kano state. In the viral video, Jibrin was seen making a call after being stopped from going upstairs to congratulate Ganduje by his security.   While some Twitter users alleged that Jibrin lost his seat for switching sides; from Ganduje's camp to Kwankwaso's camp in the 2019 governorship election, others alleged ...
I will donate 50% of my first year salary as MP to the youth in Ayawaso West – John Dumelo pledges
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I will donate 50% of my first year salary as MP to the youth in Ayawaso West – John Dumelo pledges

With election year around the corner, campaign for votes has already started and actor, John Dumelo is laying out his plans for his constituency if he should win the seat. The actor turned politician, engaged in an interaction with his fans after one stated that his participation in communal services and concern about what happens in the Ayawaso West Wuogon constituency, may end if wins power. According to John that will not happen, because he is in politics to serve and he will need the support of his constituents for more than a 4-year term. “If I don’t continue, who will vote after the next 4 years….politics is service to the nation” he tweeted. Emphasizing on his intention to rather be a servant, John added that should he win the 2020 election, 50% of his first-year salary plus...
BBNaija 2019: 240 Millions Votes Cast For This Season
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BBNaija 2019: 240 Millions Votes Cast For This Season

The host for this season Big Brother Naija, Season 4, Ebuka announced that The Pepper Dem season for Set a ground breaking record of 240 Millions votes. This is to say that Pepper Dem season raked in 7.2 Billion Naira from votes alone going by the cost of 30 Naira per Vote. Announcing the results on Sunday, the host Ebuka Obi-Uchendu said that the season got over 240 million votes, out of which over 50 million votes were cast in the final week of the season. It costs N30 to cast a vote on the BBNaija Reality TV Show. Announcing the winner of the show, the host also disclosed that a record-breaking over 50 million votes amounting to N1.5 billion were garnered in the last week of the show. The N7.2 billion figure spent on votes is higher than the allocation received by three N...
Voting Breakdown: Messi Votes For Ronaldo But Not Vice Versa, Both Snub Van Dijk
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Voting Breakdown: Messi Votes For Ronaldo But Not Vice Versa, Both Snub Van Dijk

FIFA have published the voting breakdown of the Best FIFA Men's Player award. Who voted for whom? Players and coaches were asked to name their top three players in the world from a shortlist selected by FIFA. The first player receives five points, the second three and the third one. Messi gave his three picks to Mane, Ronaldo and De Jong in the vote. However, Ronaldo didn't vote for Messi as his three picks were De Ligt, De Jong and Mbappe. Both players did not vote for Van Dijk but Van Dijk chose Messi as his first pick. And other players? Check down below… Voting Breakdown Messi: Mane, Ronaldo, De Jong Hazard: Mane, Van Dijk, Messi Alves: Messi, Mane, Van Dijk Modric: Ronaldo, Hazard, Messi Kane: Messi, Van Dijk, Ronaldo Lloris: Messi, Ronaldo, Mb...
Renowned Historian, Prof. Akintoye Defeats Tinubu To Emerge 4th Leader Of Yoruba Race
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Renowned Historian, Prof. Akintoye Defeats Tinubu To Emerge 4th Leader Of Yoruba Race

Eminent sons of Yorubaland under the aegis of “Assembly of All Yoruba groups Worldwide” on Thursday elected Prof. Banji Akintoye, a renowned Historian, as the fourth leader of the Yoruba race, according to NewTelegraph. His election which was applauded by many saw him emerging with 73 votes to defeat former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu who polled three votes. Akintoye, 85, becomes the fourth Yoruba Leader, coming after the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo; Pa Adekunle Ajasin and Senator Abraham Adesanya. The event, which was moderated by an activist, Dr. Tunde Amusat, was convened by Comrade Victor Taiwo, founder of Oodua Redemption Alliance. Taiwo said that a notable Yoruba leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo, had been severally contacted to be the new leader but he turned down t...
Nigeria Lacks Maturity For State Police Now – Abubakar Tsav
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Nigeria Lacks Maturity For State Police Now – Abubakar Tsav

A retired Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, on Sunday said that Nigeria was yet civilized and mature for states to operate their own police systems. Tsav stated this in a statement he personally signed and made available to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Makurdi. He said that he was not against the establishment of State Police in the future, but said that currently, activities of some politicians, including governors, suggested that the country was not mature enough for such arrangement. “The establishment of state and local government police now, which requires amendment of the Constitution, is inviting anarchy. We are not yet ready for such an arrangement. “As I always say, state and local government police is desirable in Nigeria, to bring policing to the peopl...
Senate Presidency: No Problem With Lawan Begging PDP Senators For Votes -APC
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Senate Presidency: No Problem With Lawan Begging PDP Senators For Votes -APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday said it has no problem with Ahmad Lawan, its choice for the position of Senate President, meeting with relevant stakeholders in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvass for votes. Despite the threat by Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of APC, that it will have nothing to do with the PDP because the APC is the majority in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Lawan was reported to have met with some PDP senators and governors, soliciting their support for the number three position. However, speaking in a chat with INDEPENDENT, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC’s National Publicity Secretary, said the party has no problem with Lawan meeting with relevant stakeholders in the PDP to canvass for votes. According to him, it...
Atiku Parading Fake 2019 Election Results – INEC
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Atiku Parading Fake 2019 Election Results – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, fabricated the votes he claimed to have scored. Atiku, in his petition before the presidential election tribunal, had claimed he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. He said data from INEC server showed that he polled a total of 18,356,732 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said had 16,741,430 votes. However, INEC’s polling figures from the 36 states and the FCT gave Buhari 15,191,847 votes, while Atiku came second with 11,262,978 votes. In its response as the first respondent in the case, INEC disowned the figures from Atiku. On page eight of its 80-page r...
INEC Announces Date for Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections
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INEC Announces Date for Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states for November 2. Festus Okoye, chairman of INEC’s information and voters education committee, announced this on Tuesday evening. The Kogi State governorship election held on November 22, 2015, but it was declared inconclusive, necessitating a rerun. After its conclusion, Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner after securing 247,752 votes, while Idris Wada, the incumbent Governor and PDP candidate, polled 204,877 votes. In 2015, governorship election in Bayelsa State was held on December 5, but it was also declared inconclusive.
Oyo Guber: APC takes action against PDP’s Makinde
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Oyo Guber: APC takes action against PDP’s Makinde

Adebayo Adelabu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has filed a petition at the tribunal to challenge the victory of Mr Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in the March 9 election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Makinde winner of the governorship election after polling 515,621 votes to defeat Adelabu who had 357,982. Other respondents in the case are the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). An investigation by NAN on Tuesday at the secretariat of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal. in Ibadan revealed that only Adelabu and his party filed a petition NAN reports that the 21 days stipulated by law for any part...
Comoros awaits results of divisive poll
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Comoros awaits results of divisive poll

Lawyer Mahamoudou Ahamada, the candidate of the Juwa party for the Comoros presidential election, casts his ballot at the polling station in a school of Chomoni on March 24, 2019. – Polls opened on March 24, 2019 in the tiny archipelago of Comoros, with the incumbent President widely expected to win a new term in an election that rivals say has been hijacked. Counting of votes cast in the first round of Comoros’ presidential polls was expected to wind up on Tuesday as tensions mounted between re-election-seeking President Azali Assoumani and his rivals, who accuse him of fraud. Twelve people were injured on Monday when police fired teargas and rubber bullets at opposition candidates and supporters as they marched through the capital Moroni protesting alleged irregularities. ...
Peter Obi reacts to Bala Mohammed victory over Gov Abubakar
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Peter Obi reacts to Bala Mohammed victory over Gov Abubakar

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has reacted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sen. Bala Mohammed as winner of the Bauchi governorship election. Mohammed defeated incumbent Governor Muhammed Abubakar of the All Progressive Congress, (APC). The pending result of Tafawa Balewa was regenerated, collated and announced at the INEC headquarters on Monday night. The collation officer of Tafawa Balewa Local government area, Dr Musa Dahiru of the Federal University Kashere, said that PDP polled 39,225 votes as against 30, 055 votes scored by the APC. With the addition of Tafawa Balewa LGA, Bala Mohammed won with 515,113 votes against 500,625 votes secured by Governor Abubakar. In a t...

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