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FG will rescue Chibok Girls before May 29 – Dasuki

•Dasuki

Colonel Sambo Dasuki, (retd), Nigeria National Security Adviser (NSA) has given an assurance that the Federal Government was making every effort to ensure that the girls along with every other Nigerian abducted by terrorists are rescued. The NSA who spoke to PRNigeria, a media agency that distributes press releases on behalf of security agencies, also […]

Boko Haram kidnapped 2000 women, girls – Amnesty

Boko Haram's Abubakar Shekau and his lieutenants

Boko Haram has kidnapped at least 2,000 women and girls since the beginning of last year, Amnesty International said on Tuesday, a year on from the mass abduction of 219 Nigerian schoolgirls. The kidnapping of the teenagers from Chibok, in the northeastern state of Borno, on April 14 last year brought unprecedented world attention to […]

I cannot promise return of Chibok Girls – Buhari

General Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari cautioned Tuesday that he could not make promises on the return of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram exactly a year ago. “We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them,” […]

Probe rigging in Rivers, Akwa Ibom – EU Observer Mission

International observers during the governorship election in Lagos
Photo: Idowu Ogunleye

The EU Election Observation Mission (EOM) has called for investigations of what it described as “credible reports” of systematic poll frauds in Akwa Ibom and Rivers States in last Saturday’s gubernatorial and state houses of assembly elections held across Nigeria. In its preliminary report on the elections issued on Monday, the EU EOM which deploy […]

APC wins majority of Nigeria states in governorship poll

General Muhammadu Buhari

The party of Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has won governorship elections in a majority of Nigeria’s 36 states, building its strength nationwide after a historic presidential win, official results showed Monday. The All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed at least 18 governor seats following Saturday’s closely-fought regional polls but could add to that tally with results […]

APC wins Niger, Kano, Adamawa, Nasarawa, Kebbi

Chief John Odigie Oyegun, national chairman of APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Alhaji Abubakar Bello of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the Niger State governorship election. The Returning Officer, Prof. Abdulganiyu Hambali of the University of Ilorin, announced on Monday in Minna that Bello scored 593, 702 votes, to defeat other contestants. “Alhaji Abubakar Sani […]

Wike wins Rivers governorship election by landslide

Nyesom Wike: PDP governorship candidate in Rivers

Nigeria’s ruling party on Monday won back control of the key oil-producing state of Rivers, official results showed on Monday, after rigging claims by the main opposition. Nyesom Wike, from President Goodluck Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party, won 1,029,102 votes, while Dakuku Peterside, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won 124,896, the electoral commission said. The […]

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