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More mighty men fall...*Oyinlola, Omisore, Nnamani, Orji Kalu, Alli Modu Sheriff

* Adedibu, Akinjide, Obasanjo, Yar'Adua's children lose


Senate seats: PDP 36; ACN 13; CPC 5;  ANPP 4; Labour 3; APGA 1; DPP 1


By Clifford Ndujihe, Deputy Political Editor

MORE political heavy weights continued to fall, yesterday, as more results of Saturday’s National Assembly polls tumbled in last night.

House of Representatives Speaker, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, daughter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Senator Iyabo…


Added by John Abayomi on April 11, 2011 at 12:17am — 31 Comments

Jonathan tasks youth on election of credible leaders

LAGOS - PRESIDENT  Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, called on the youth to lead the fight for the election of credible leaders that would lead the country out of the woods.

The President who spoke at a meeting with leaders of youth groups across the South West geo-political zone, asked them to be at the vanguard of the quest to clean up the polity and enthrone responsive leadership in the country.

He said: “You should be the vanguard to impress on the people that we must no longer…


Added by John Abayomi on April 11, 2011 at 12:11am — 2 Comments

EU observer mission applauds NASS elections

ABUJA - EU Election Observation Mission, EU EOM, has described the National Assembly elections as a “positive step,” but says improvements are needed for the next elections.

A statement from the EU made available to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said the Chief Observer, Alojz Peterle, made the observation in Abuja on Sunday.

Peterle said: “We observed an overall encouraging conduct of the elections, in a generally peaceful atmosphere. Our observers reported that the majority…


Added by John Abayomi on April 11, 2011 at 12:08am — 1 Comment

Bode George accuses Aregbesola of plotting ACN rigging in Lagos

By Abdulwahab Abdulah


LAGOS - CHIEF Olabode George in his reaction to the poll in Lagos State, yesterday, expressed shock, saying his party was rigged out.

George who claimed that the party’s agents were manhandled by security operatives, apparently acting the script of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, said until he received detailed information from other parts of the South-West, he would not react to the results released yet. 

The PDP…


Added by John Abayomi on April 11, 2011 at 12:03am — 16 Comments

Nigerians in S/Africa score INEC high on polls


NIGERIANSin South Africa, yesterday, scored the conduct of the parliamentary elections back home high, saying early results even indicated a new path in the nation’s democracy.

Mr. Gbenga Odusanya, the General Manager (Africa), Hay Group, based in Johannesburg, told the Southern Africa correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the conduct of the polls showed that Nigeria seemed to have put the days of election rigging behind them.

He said: “We seem to be…


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Vanguard Presents Election Results At A Glance As Announced By INEC


Abia South     PDP   Enyinnaya Abaribe

Abia North     PDP    Uche Chukwumerije

Abia Central   PDP  Nkechi Nwaogu


Adamawa South     PDP  Ahmed Hassan Barat

Adamaw North        PDP  Bindawa Jibrilla 


Anambra South     PDP Andy Ubah

Anambra North      PDP   Prince John Emeka


Ebonyi North     PDP Christopher…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 9:40pm — 54 Comments

ACN leads in Edo National Assembly polls


BENIN CITY - THE Governor Adams Oshiomhole led Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Edo State, weekend, consolidated its political superiority in the state, after the party captured two of the three senatorial positions and six House of Representatives seats.

The party, however, met a brick wall in Edo Central district, where the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Tony… Continue

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Opposition parties protest in Bayelsa

By Samuel Oyadongha

YENAGOA - OPPOSITION parties in Bayelsa State, yesterday, protested at the INEC office over what they described as the multiple electoral frauds in the Saturday National Assembly polls.

The protesting opposition parties’ chieftains dared the state special security outfit Operation Famou Tangbe and marched to the legal department of the commission where they registered their grievances before the officer in charge.

Aside calling… Continue

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PDP sweeps Akwa Ibom polls


UYO - THE Peoples Democratic Party in Akwa Ibom State has swept the National Assembly elections conducted throughout the State, while theAction Congress of Nigeria won one of the Federal seats, in Uyo Federal Constituencies.

Electoral Commissioner in the State, Mrs. Maria Owi, announcing the result said PDP won two of the three senatorial seats, and seven of the federal seats.

Former Minister for Environment, Mrs. Helen Esuene, won the… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

ACN sweeps NASS polls in Osun

*As Omisore, Oyinlola, Adeleke lose elections


OSOGBO - Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in Osun State swept last Saturday’s National Assembly polls, winning the three Senatorial seats and eight of the nine House of Representatives seats conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Election into the remaining seat for Ife Federal Constituency was postponed by INEC till April 26, 2011, to accommodate the…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 9:19pm — 5 Comments

Opposition parties reject Abia NASS election results

By Anayo Okoli

Umuahia - SHORTLY, after the results of the National Assembly elections held Saturday in Abia state, the opposition political parties in the state have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC, to cancel the entire election alleging that the military, police and other security agencies were used to intimidate their members and supporters by the PDP government in the state.

Speaking with journalists in Aba, the opposition… Continue

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Labour Party wins in Ondo

*Agagu, Olajumoke, Ogunniya fail to secure ticket



AKURE - THE Labour Party, LP, in Ondo State, has cleared almost all the Senatorial seats and seven out of the Nine House of Representatives seat in the rescheduled polls held on Saturday.

Results of the Southern Senatorial district and that of the Ilaje/Ese Odo Federal Constituency were still been collated as at the time of  this report. The LP lost the  Okitipupa/ Irele Federal…


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NASS Election :Yar’Adua’s daughter loses in Katsina

*As  PDP loses 2 senatorial seats to CPC


KATSINA -THE daughter of Late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, Maryam Umaru Yar’Adua of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP lost to Mohammed Tukur of the Congress for Progressive, CPC, at last Saturday Katsins Federal Constituency.

 Tukur of CPC polled 45,572 while Yar’Aadua recorded 26,674.

Other results announced, Sunday night, includes Katsina senatorial zone where Ibrahim Ida of…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 8:59pm — 2 Comments

Ewherido clinches Delta Central senatorial seat


UGHELLI - FORMER Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Chief Pius  Ewherodo, yesterday, defeated the incumbent Senator representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, Prof Adegor Eferakeya, to clinch the senatorial seat at the National Assembly.


He also defeated former deputy state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ighoyota Amori in the contest. Announcing the results, yesterday, the Chief Returning Officer in… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 8:49pm — 5 Comments

ANPP clinches House of Rep seat in Ebonyi


ABAKALIKI - THE election into Ebonyi South and Central senatorial zones, including five Houses of Representatives positions, which took place last Saturday in the state, took an uncommon dimension as the All Nigeria Peoples Party, ANPP, House of Representatives’ candidate for Ishielu/Ezza North, Engr. Peter Ede, won at the polls after defeating other political parties in a close tie.

According to results declared by the Independent… Continue

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Stalemate in Anambra Central senatorial zone


AWKA - THERE is a stalemate in Anambra Central senatorial zone election as the candidate of Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, Dr. Chris Ngige, insisted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, should not announce the result of the zone, following alleged discrepancies.

However, the PDP was declared winner in Anambra South and Anambra North senatorial zones, even as no candidate was named as the actual winner.



Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 8:45pm — 1 Comment

PDP sweeps N-Assembly polls in Enugu

ENUGU - THE Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has won all the three Senatorial and eight House of Representatives seats in the National Assembly elections conducted in Enugu State on Saturday.

By this result, former Governor Chimaroke Nnamani has lost his bid to retain his seat as the senator representing Enugu East Senatorial District on the platform of People for Democratic Change, PDC, which the Ebeano political family adopted for the 2011 elections.

The landslide victory…


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INEC releases partial results in Kaduna

Kaduna - INEC, Sunday, released partial results of Saturday's National Assembly (NASS) elections for Kaduna State.

Announcing the results in Kaduna, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Alhaji Haliru Tambuwal, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 10 out of the 11 federal constituency results were collated.

Tambuwal said no senatorial result was received from any of the two polls conducted in zones two and three.

According to him, the CPC won in six of the… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 8:03pm — 6 Comments

Senate: PDP wins Anambra north


The Independent National Electoral Commission in Anambra state has declared former minister of state for transport and Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Anambra north senatorial zone, Prince John Emeka the winner of the senatorial election held in the area, Saturday.

Emeka was declared winner having polled 60,788 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Mrs Joy Emodi of the All Progressive Grand Alliance who polled 54,060 while the… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 8:01pm — 5 Comments

Okowa beats Nwoko for Delta North senatorial seat

FORMER Secretary to the Delta State Government, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa was declared the winner of the Senatorial election in the Delta North Senatorial District, held Saturday.

The returning officer, Prof Ebele Egwunyenga, who announced the result, Sunday at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, headquarters, Asaba,  said Dr. Okowa polled 98,140 votes to beat his main rival, Hon Ned Nwoko of the  Democratic People’s Party, DPP, who got 67,985 votes.

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 7:54pm — 3 Comments

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