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Confirmed: Another Barcelona player leaves club

Arturo Vidal has completed his switch back to Italy, joining Inter Milan in a deal worth €1m.
The Chilean midfielder has joined Inter on a permanent deal from FC Barcelona. From today, Vidal will be on the front line for the Nerazzurri, with the same objectives as ever: fighting, giving it his all, and winning.Also Read: Luis Suarez set to join another Spanish club
"He will become the sixth Chilean to play for Inter. The first was Ivan Zamorano, another born fighter. He was followed by David Pizarro, Luis Jimenez, Gary Medel and Alexis Sanchez."It’s confirmed. He’s arrived in Milan, and he’s a Nerazzurri player. Welcome to Inter, Arturo!"Vidal joined Barcelona in the summer of 2018 from Bayern Munich and has since made a glittering start for the Liga giant after winning titles which they were dethroned by Real Madrid last season.

2019 Election: I Go Dye Blasts President Buhari

One of Nigeria's finest comedian Francis Agoda popularly known as I go dye has reacted to Buhari's victory at the polls.

He said this in a congratulatory message he sent to President Buhari over his victory in the 2019 election.



Congratulations on your victory.Nature has given you another opportunity to rebuild Nigeria,a means to discover the next generation leaders. Please do find it a rare privilege to advance the course of youthful leadership,by looking for Nigerian youths all over the world that can add their creativity to advance your administration… you will be the last old aged president that will rule Nigeria , once again
congratulations. Amb Francis Agoda” he wrote on his IG page

Elections:Tinubu Congratulates Nigerians On A Fair And Honest Exercise

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bolaji Ahmed Tinubu, has described the February 23rd presidential election as ‘a fair and honest exercise that permitted the full expression of the sovereign will of the Nigerian people.’

Tinubu in a congratulatory message said that Nigerians have given Buhari a clear, indisputable mandate to lead for another four years, adding that the president will install peace where there is unrest, tackle corruption, among others.

He also noted that by re-electing President Buhari, Nigerians have shown that they believe Nigeria should move forward to its better future instead of returning to the mistaken ways of our past.

He said, ”You have chosen victory over defeat, hope over despair, prosperity over poverty. You have selected the path toward a greater Nigerian instead of that toward our lesser selves.

”For this collective act of courage and enlightened optimism, we can do nothing but express our most profound gratitude and thanks to …

This Is The Worst Election In 30 Years, Says Atiku

Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar at a world briefing on Wednesday, February 27, In Abuja. 

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has described the just-concluded presidential election as the worst held in the nation in the last 30 years.

He condemned the election while addressing party supporters on Wednesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Atiku, who rejected the outcome of the poll, said even the military government conducted a better election than the one conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on February 23, 2019.

“As I have always said, this year is my three decades in Nigeria’s struggle for democracy; but this is the worst election in those 30 years,” he said.

“And I told that to General Abdulsalami (Abubakar) two nights ago, when he called me. I said not even the military has conducted such a worst election.”

The PDP candidate alleged that there were a lot of irregularities in the election which saw Pres…

INEC Presents Certificates Of Return To Buhari, Osinbajo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented the Certificate of Return to President Muhammadu Buhari following his re-election.

He was declared the winner of the presidential election in the early hours of Wednesday after he polled a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, who scored 11,262,978 votes.

In his acceptance speech, he thanked God and his supporters for the victory, adding that the elections were free and fair.

Buhari Vows To Improve On Security, Economy And Anti-Corruption Fight

The President has restated his administration’s commitment to ensuring adequate security, economic restructuring and an intensified fight against corruption.

President Muhammadu Buhari said this in his acceptance speech after being declared winner of the presidential election held on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

“The new administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end.”

While promising to strengthen the unity of the country and promote inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind, the president appealed to his supporters “not to gloat or humiliate the opposition,” asking them to take solace in the victory already achieved.

He expressed appreciation to the millions of Nigerians who voted to re-elect him another four years, as well as prominent party leaders and members who sacrificed time and resources to make it possible.

He a…

Buhari To Be Given Certificate Of Return Today

The President-elect and winner of the just concluded presidential election, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, will get his ‘Certificate of Return’ by 2pm on Wednesday, February 27.

This was the disposition of the INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood after declaring the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as President-elect, following final collation of results in the early hours of Wednesday.

“Ladies and gentlemen, in fulfillment of the electoral act which says that a certificate of return shall be issued not less than seven days to the declaration of the winner, I hereby announce that the certificate of return will be issued to the President-elect and Vice President-elect at 2pm today in this very hall,” Prof Mahmood declared.

Buhari Speaks On His Victory, Denies PDP Legal Action

Buhari won in 19 states – including the two most populous, Lagos and Kano – while Abubakar was victorious in 17.

Bashir Ahmad, one of Buhari’s adviser’s, posted on Twitter a picture of the president laughing and with the slogan “BuhariHasWon”.

A message posted on Buhari’s Twitter feed late on Tuesday showed him smiling and surrounded by applauding staff at his campaign office.

“I met the very hardworking members of our team, many of them young people, and was briefed on the performance of our party so far in the Presidential Elections. I am very proud of what has been accomplished,” he said on Twitter.

But the opposition People’s Democratic party (PDP) rejected the result and threatened to take legal action, saying that the ruling All Progressives’ Congress had manipulated the vote.

“I’m not aware of any meeting of the PDP legal team, but I know there are concerns laid to the INEC [electoral commission] chairman , based on promises he made to Nigerians on the conduct of the elections…

Buhari Thanks Nigerians On His Victory

President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his victory at the just concluded presidential election.

He said he was humbled by the support of the electorate who came out to vote for him during the poll which held on Saturday last week.

The President addressed supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday at the presidential campaign secretariat in Abuja.

He thanked Nigerians for giving him another opportunity to continue serving the nation and promised to do his best to take the nation to the next level of development.

Buhari Wins Nigeria's Presidential Election

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mr Abubakar, who served as vice president between 1999 and 2007, polled 11,262,978 votes to finish as runner-up.

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Mr Buhari the winner of the election and returned him as duly elected.

“I, Professor Mahmood Yakubu hereby certify that I was the returning officer for the election held on the 23rd of February, 2019.

“That Muhammadu Buhari having satisfied the requirements of the law, having scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned elected.”

Collated Presidential Results By INEC Chairman

Here is the Collated presidential result

Registered voters: 82,344,107

Accredited voters: 29,364,209

Valid votes: 27,324,583

Rejected votes: 1,289,607

Total votes cast: 28,614,190

A - 19,209

AA - 14,280

AAC - 33,953

AAP - 8,902

ABP - 4,523

ACD - 11,325

ACPN - 7,223

ADC - 97,874

ADP - 54,930

AGA - 4,689

AGAP - 3,071

ANDP - 3,104

ANN - 16,779

ANP - 3,586

ANRP - 4,340

APA - 36,866

APC - 15,191,847

APDA - 26,558

APGA - 66,851

APM - 26,039

APP - 3,585

ASD - 2146

AUN - 1,092

BNPP - 1,649

CAP - 1,111

CC - 2,391

CNP - 1,874

DA - 2,769

DPC - 5,242

DPP - 14,483

FRESH - 4,554

FJP - 4,174

GDPN - 41,852

GPN - 4,924

HDP - 1,663

ID - 1,845

JMPP - 1,853

KP - 1,911

LM - 1438

LP - 5,074

MAJA - 2651

MMN - 14,540

MPN - 2,752

NAC - 2,279

NCMP - 1,378

NCP - 3,799

NDCP - 1,192

NDLP - 1,588

NEPP - 1,524

NFD - 4,096

NIP - 2,248

NNPP - 6,111

NPC - 10,081

NRM - 6,229

NUP - 5,323

PCP - 110,196

PDP - 11, 262,978

PPA - 21,822

PPC - 8,979

PPN - 4,622

PT - 2,613

RAP - 2,972

RBNP - 1,792

RP - 2,388

SDP - 34,746


Buhari Coasts To Victory In Kebbi And Zamfara State

Kebbi state presidential result

Registered voters: 1,802,697

Accredited voters: 835,238

Valid votes: 756,605

Rejected votes: 47,150

Total votes cast: 803,755

APC - 581,552

PDP - 154,282

Presented by Prof Haruna Bichi

Zamfara state presidential result

Total No: Reg Voters: 1,717,128

Total No: of Accredited: 616,168

Total Votes Cast: 597,224

Total Valid Votes: 578,439

Rejected Votes: 18,785

APC - 438,682

PDP - 125,423

I Will Not Concede Defeat To Buhari - Atiku

Atiku Abubakar will not concede the presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has assembled a team of lawyers to challenge the result in court, TheCable understands.

Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is projected to win the election with the results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). PDP sources told that Kanu Agabi, former attorney-general of the federation, is leading the team of lawyers that will challenge the result at presidential election petitions tribunal of the federal court of appeal, Abuja.

“We are currently collating evidence to challenge the results being announced by INEC. We have been asking them to give us the date of of the card readers used in Borno, Yobe and Nasarawa states but they have so far refused. This is daylight robbery,” a PDP executive told TheCable.

APC Wins With Wide Margin In Borno, Defeated In Delta State

Borno State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,319,434

Accredited voters: 987,290

Valid votes: 919,786

Rejected votes: 35,419

Total votes cast: 955,205

APC - 836,496

PDP - 71,788

Presented by Prof Saminu Ibrahim

Delta State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,719,313

Accredited voters: 891,647

Valid votes: 829,762

Rejected votes: 52,492

Total votes cast: 882,254

APC - 221,292

PDP - 594,068

Presented by Prof Seth Accra Jaja

Atiku Wins In Taraba, Akwa Ibom And Cross River State

Taraba State presidential result

Registered voters: 1,777,105

Accredited voters: 756,111

Valid votes: 712,877

Rejected votes: 28,687

Total votes cast: 741,564

APC - 324,906

PDP - 374,743

Presented by Prof Shehu Iya

Akwa Ibom State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,119,727

Accredited voters: 695,677

Valid votes: 578,775

Rejected votes: 26,365

Total Votes Cast: 605,140

APC - 175,429

PDP - 395,832

Presented by Professor Osasere Orunwense

Cross River State presidential result

Registered voters: 1, 512, 915

Accredited voters: 416, 033

Valid votes: 421, 901

Rejected votes: 24, 145

Total Votes Cast: 446 046

APC - 117, 302

PDP - 295, 737

Presented by Prof A.O. Ibhadode

Buhari Win Massively In Kano State

Kano State presidential result

Registered voters: 5,391,581

Accredited voters: 2,006,410

Valid votes: 1,891,134

Rejected votes: 73,617

Total votes cast: 1,964,751

APC - 1,464,768

PDP - 391,593

Presented by Prof Magaji Garba

Atiku Floors Buhari In Rivers

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Rivers State.

Mr Abubakar scored 473,971 to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress who had 150,710 votes.

The state collation officer, Enefiok Essien, declared the results on Tuesday evening, three days after the collation exercise started in Port Harcourt. The collation exercise ended in chaos as APC agents protested the deletion of the controversial Emohua Local Government Area results.

Out of the 23 LGAs in the state, Mr Abubakar won 14 while Mr Buhari took three after Emohua LGA was removed.

Atiku Coast To Victory In Plateau State

Plateau State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,423,381

Accredited voters: 1,074,042

Valid votes: 1,034,853

Rejected votes: 28,009

Total votes cast: 1,062,862

APC - 468,555

PDP - 548,665

Presented by Prof Anande Richard Kimbi

PDP Betters APC In Benue State

Benue State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,391,276

Accredited voters: 786,069

Valid votes: 728,912

Rejected votes: 34,960

Total votes cast: 763,872

APC - 347,668

PDP - 356,817

Presented by Prof SS Maimako

PDP Beats APC In Edo State

Edo State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,150,127

Accredited voters: 604,915

Valid votes: 560,711

Rejected votes: 38,317

Total votes cast: 599,228

APC - 267,842

PDP - 275,691

Presented by Prof Ndowa Lale

APC Defeats PDP In Lagos And Ogun State

Ogun State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,336,887

Accredited voters: 613,397

Valid votes: 564,256

Rejected votes: 41,682

Total votes cast: 605,938

APC - 281,762

PDP - 194,655

Presented by Prof Fuwape

Lagos State presidential result

Registered voters: 6,313,507

Accredited voters: 1,196,490

Valid votes: 1,089,567

Rejected votes: 67,023

Total votes cast: 1,156,590

APC - 580,825

PDP - 448,015

Presented by Prof Felix Kolawole Salako

Godswill Akpabio Loses Senatorial Seat

Godswill Akpabio, a senator from Akwa Ibom State, has lost his bid to return to the Senate for a second term.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday afternoon finally declared Mr Akpabio’s opponent, Chris Ekpenyong, the winner of the election in Akwa Ibom North-West District.

The INEC declaration was done at the commission’s headquarters in Uyo.

Presidential Elections: Atiku Wins In Adamawa

The People's Democratic Party flagbearer Atiku Abubakar has won the presidential election in Adamawa State which is also his home State.

He defeated his closest rival Muhammadu Buhari of APC .

Adamawa State presidential result

Registered voters: 1,959,322

Accredited voters: 874,920

Valid votes: 811,534

Rejected votes: 49,222

Total votes cast: 860,756

APC - 378,078

PDP - 410,266

The results was Presented by Prof Andrew Haruna.

PDP Defeats APC In Oyo State

The People's Democratic Party defeated the All Progressive People's Congress in Oyo state in the just concluded Presidential elections.

It was a closed and thrilling margin between the two famous party in the state.

Oyo State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,796,542
Accredited voters: 905,007

Valid votes: 836,531

Rejected votes: 54,549

Total votes cast: 891,080

APC - 365,229

PDP - 366,690

Presented by Prof Sulayman Age Abdulkareem

PDP Cruised To Win In Anambra State

PDP has defeated the ruling party APC in the just concluded Presidential elections.

PDP cruised to a resounding win in Anambra state.
Anambra State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,389,332

Accredited voters: 675,273

Valid votes: 605,734

Rejected votes: 19,301

Total votes cast: 625,035

APC - 33,298

PDP - 524,738

The result was Presented by Prof Francis Ogbonnaya Otunta

PDP Loses In Jigawa And Kaduna

PDP as again lost in two states in the north which are Jigawa and Kaduna.

The ruling party won with a wide margin in both States.

Jigawa State presidential result

Registered voters: 2,104,889

Accredited voters: 1,171,801

Valid votes: 1,106,244

Rejected votes: 43,678

Total votes cast: 1,149,922

APC: 794,738

PDP: 289,895

Presented by Prof. Abdullahi Abdu Zuru

Kaduna State presidential result

Registered voters: 3,861,033

Accredited voters: 1,756,868

Valid votes: 1,663,603

Rejected votes: 45,402

Total votes cast: 1, 709,005

APC: 993,445

PDP: 649,612

Kaduna state results was Presented by Prof BB Shehu

Buhari Defeats Atiku In Niger State

The All Progressive People's Congress flagbearer Muhammadu Buhari has defeated PDP's Atiku Abubakar in Niger State in the just concluded Presidential elections held on Saturday while the collation of results is ongoing.

Niger State presidential election result

The total Registered voters are 2,375,568

Accredited voters: 911,964

Valid votes: 851,937

Rejected votes: 45,039

Total votes cast: 896,976

APC: 612,371

PDP: 218,052

The result was announced by Prof Angela Freeman Miri

Atiku Abubakar Wins In Imo State

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has secured a landslide victory in Imo State.

Mr Abubakar polled 334, 923 votes to defeat President Muhammadu who ran under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday’s presidential election in Imo State.

The election took place in all the 27 local government areas in the state and Mr Abubakar won in 25 of the LGAs.

Shehu Sani Loses Senatorial Seat To APC

Mr. Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the Kaduna Central Senatorial seat beating incumbent Senator Shehu Sani.

Announcing the results,  the  Returning Officer Prof. Zakari Muhammad of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, said Uba Sani, a former  Political Adviser to Governor Nasir El-Rufai  polled a total number of  355, 242 votes to  defeat Lawal Adamu of the  PDP, who scored 195,497 votes, and Senator Shehu Sani of the PRP who came a distant third with 70,613 votes.

APC Triumphs In Kano State,Win All LGA

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari has defeated the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in Kano State with over 1,073,195 margin.

The Collation Officer for the Presidential election in Kano, Magaji Garba, announced this on Tuesday following the collation of the result from the 44 local government areas of the state.

Mr Buhari won in all the 44 LGAs.

Mr Garba said the APC Presidential candidate scored 1,464,768 to defeat the PDP candidate who scored 391,593 votes.

APC Wins Comprehensively In Bauchi State

The All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 798,428 votes to beat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which scored 209,313 votes in Bauchi State in last Saturday’s presidential election.

Alhassan Ghani, the State Collation officer, announced the result after collation from the 20 local government areas of the state on Tuesday in Bauchi.

He said the state had 2,453,512 registered voters, out of which, 1,075,330 were accredited for the election.

PDP Wins In Enugu And Ebonyi State

The People's Democratic Party has defeated the APC and also the ruling party in Enugu state. The results was a close one from the arch rivals.

Enugu presidential election results

Registered voters:1,935,168

Accredited voters: 452,765

Valid votes: 421,014

Rejected votes: 30,049

Total votes cast: 451,063

APC - 54,423

PDP - 355,553

Presented by Prof. Joseph E. Ahaneku

In Ebonyi State, it was PDP also who defeated the ruling party.

Ebonyi Presidential election results

Registered voters:1,392,931

Accredited voters: 391,747

Valid votes: 359,131

Rejected votes: 20,263

Total votes cast: 379,394

APC - 90,726

PDP - 258,573

It was Presented by Prof. Francis C.

APC Wins In Yobe State With A Margin

The ruling party has again defeated their nearest rival in Yobe State with a wide margin with a total of over 300,000 votes.

Yobe State presidential election results

Registered voters:1,365,913

Accredited voters: 601,059

Valid votes: 559,365

Rejected votes: 26,772

Total votes cast: 586,137

APC - 497,914

PDP - 50,763

The results was formally Presented by Prof Abubakar

PDP Wins Comprehensively In Abia

The People's Democratic Party wins Comprehensively in Abia state.

Abia State presidential election results

Registered voters:1,793,861

Accredited voters: 361,561

Valid votes: 323,291

Rejected votes: 31,180

Total votes cast: 344,471

APC - 85,058

PDP - 219,698

The results was presented by Prof Chinedum Nwajiuba

PDP Wins Narrowly In Ondo State

The People's Democratic Party has defeated the ruling party in the just concluded Presidential elections, however, it wasn't an easy way for them as the results showed how it was keenly contested.

Ondo State presidential election results

Registered voters:1,812,567

Accredited voters: 598,586

Valid votes: 555,994

Rejected votes: 30,833

Total votes cast: 586,827

APC - 241,769

PDP - 275,901

The result was Presented by Prof Kayode Soremekun

PDP Rejects Ongoing Presidential Results

Nigeria’s main opposition party, PDP, has rejected the yet to be concluded result of the presidential election.

 The results are currently being announced in Abuja with less than a third of Nigeria’s 36 states already announced.

The PDP, in a statement by its national chairman, Uche Secondus, however, said the results being announced do not tally with what the party has collated across the country.

APC Gaps PDP In Gombe State

Gombe presidential election results

Registered voters:1,385,191

Accredited voters: 604,240

Valid votes: 554,203

Rejected votes: 26,446

Total votes cast: 580,649

APC - 402,961

PDP - 138,484

Presented by Prof Sani Mohammed

Buhari Triumph In Kwara, As Four Polling Units Cancelled

The Presidential flagbearer of the All Progressive People's Congress (APC) defeated PDP's Atiku Abubakar in Kwara state.

Kwara State presidential result

Registered voters: 1,401,895

Accredited voters: 489,482

Valid votes: 459,676

Rejected votes: 26,578

Total votes cast: 486,254

APC - 308, 984

PDP - 138,184

Announced by Prof Abdullahi Bala

Cancellation of result in four polling units

APC Wins Narrowly In Nassarawa

It's was a narrow win for APC In Nassarawa in the just concluded Presidential elections.

Nasarawa State presidential result

Registered voters: 1,509,481

Accredited voters: 613,720

Valid votes: 580,778

Rejected votes: 18,621

Total votes cast: 599,399

APC - 289,903

PDP - 283,847

Announced by Prof Azubuike

Presidential Elections: PDP Wins In FCT

PDP defeats APC In the Federal Capital Territory with a wide margin.

FCT Presidential election result

Registered voters - 1, 335, 015

Accredited voters - 467,784

Valid votes - 423,951

Rejected votes - 27,457

Total votes cast - 451,408

APC - 152,224

PDP - 259,997

Presidential Elections:PDP Loses To APC In Kogi

PDP lost the presidential election in Kogi state.

Kogi presidential election results

Registered voters:1,640,449

Accredited voters: 570,773

Valid votes: 521,016

Rejected votes: 32,480

Total votes cast: 553,496

APC - 285,894

PDP - 218,207

Presidential Elections: Buhari Floors Atiku In Ekiti

Ekiti State presidential elections results

Returning officer of Ekiti State, Prof Idowu Olayinka has announced the results of the Presidential elections in Ekiti State

APC- 219, 231

PDP- 154, 032

Total Valid votes - 381,132

Rejected votes - 12, 577

Total votes cast - 393, 709

Presidential Election: APC Narrowly Win In Osun State

APC defeated PDP in the just concluded Presidential elections in Osun State. It was however a narrow win for the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari.

Osun State presidential elections results

No of registered voters: 1,674,729

No of accredited voters:732,984

APC - 347,634

PDP - 337377

Announced by Oluwatoyin Ogundipe

Total valid votes - 714,682

Rejected votes - 17,200

Total votes cast - 731, 882

Votes from cancellation - 12082

Balogun Defeats Ajimobi To Claim Oyo South Senatorial Seat

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kola Balogun, has been declared the winner of the Oyo South senatorial district.

Mr Balogun saw off contest from his closest rival, Abiola Ajimobi, of the All Progressive Congress, with a vote difference of 13,502.

The PDP candidate ended the contest with a total of 105,720 votes while the candidate of the APC had 92,217 votes.

This declaration was made Monday morning by the returning officer of the district, Wole Akinsola, at the INEC collation centre office located in Ibadan North LGA.

Atiku Defeats Buhari Ondo State

The main opposition presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has won the presidential election in Ondo State.

Ondo State, south-Western Nigeria, is governed by Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Nigeria’s ruling APC.

In the final results announced on Monday morning, Mr Abubakar of the PDP scored 275,901 votes to defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC who scored 241,769 votes.

Total accredited voters were 598,586, total votes cast: 586,827, while rejected votes were 30,833

Buhari Wins Osun State

As announced officially by INEC in Osun.

Buhari polled 347,674 votes, while Atiku polled 337,377 votes, with the APC candidate leading with a margin of 10,297.

Ajimobi Loses All Four Announced LGAs In Oyo South

INEC has announced Official results for four of the nine local governments in Oyo South Senatorial District. The senatorial candidate of the ruling APC in the state, Abiola Ajimobi, has lost in all four announced so far.

Mr Ajimobi, the incumbent governor of Oyo State, seeks to return to the Senate to occupy a seat he held before becoming governor.

The PDP’s Kola Balogun won in all four local governments announced so far.

In Ibadan Northwest local government, APC had 8,916 votes, while PDP scored 12,144 votes.

In Ibarapa North and Ibarapa East local governments, APC’s respective votes were 5,837 and 6,951. Both were inferior to PDP’s 8,083 and 9,982.

Also, in the Ibadan North local government result, APC scooped 17,946 votes. It was, however, edged by PDP’s 18,690 votes.

However, in Ibadan North, according to the Returning Officer of the senatorial district, Wole Akinsola, results of three polling units are missing. They are PU 001 in Ward 008 and Agbowo Ward (Ward 012) in PU 025. In…

Dino Melaye Returns To Senate, Wins Kogi West Senatorial Race

Senator Dino Melaye has emerged winner in Saturday’s National Assembly election for Kogi West Senatorial District Conducted in the State.

The Senator who is flying the flag of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) defeated his close rival Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

He polled a total of 85, 395 votes to defeat his APC opponent who scored 66, 902 votes.

Kogi West Senatorial District which comprises of seven LGAs namely Lokoja, Kogi/Koton Karfe, Kabba/Bunu
Ijumu, Yagba East, Yagba West saw Dino winning 6 LGA’s out of 7.

Shina Peller Wins Federal Constituency Seat

The Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) on Sunday declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Oluwashinaayomi Peller, the winner of the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/ Iwajowa and Kajola Federal Constituency seat in Oyo State.

INEC’s returning officer, Prof. Adeniyi Olatunbosun, who declared the result, said Peller polled a total of 44,088 votes to beat PDP’s Najeemdeen Oyedeji ,who polled 31,336.

The African Democratic Congress (ADC) candidate and federal lawmaker, Olasupo Abiodun, who was elected in 2015 on the platform of the APC, came third in the contest with 12,309 votes.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was wild jubilation at the collation centre after the returning officer announced Peller as the winner.

NAN also reports that Peller is the son of the late popular magician, Prof. Peller

INEC Reschedules Collation Of Presidential Results Till Monday

Nigerians would have to wait another day to receive official results of the presidential elections as the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjourned the collation of the results until 11am on Monday,

During the formal opening of the collation centre in the nation’s capital, Abuja, INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu said he was adjourning the exercise because no state collation officer had arrived in Abuja with the results of the presidential elections.

Agents from the various political parties, election observers and journalists are present at the collation center to learn the results of the presidential election.

Earlier, Professor Yakubu had told journalists that Ekiti State had concluded the collation process and the officer was on his way to Abuja with the results of the presidential election from the state.