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The “North,” Deceit and Illusions of 2015

EDITORIAL – Our attention has been drawn to the activities and pronouncements of the Governors of Adamawa, Jigawa, Kano and Niger states, who have been going round the country inciting tension and division with the obvious intention of destabilizing the government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The objective of these activities,

Kaduna: 16 allegedly killed, houses burnt in Kajuru Tuesday reprisal attacks

…Death toll rises to 28 By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Business Activities collapsed in Kaduna almost immediately, following news reports of pandemonium in Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state, where Fulani herdsmen allegedly attacked Maro community. Reports filtered from the area averred that, already about 16 people have been alleged killed by the

Dogara dedicates victory to God

Christiana Gokyo, Jos Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has dedicated his victory to God and the people of Bogoro, Dass and Tafawa Balewa Federal Constituency. While disclosing this in a press statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Bauchi, Dogara commended the courage of the people

90% Kaduna election results unpasted – Observer groups 

Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Election observers representing six Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Kaduna state have said over 90% of the polling units did not paste their results written on 'Form EC8A' in the polling units in Kaduna as demanded by the Electoral Act. The observer groups, spearheaded by Emmanuel Bonet, of Aid Foundation also

Nasarawa Polls: Buhari’s APC grabs 8 LGAs out of 13

Christiana Gokyo, Jos The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari, has swept eight local government areas of Nasarawa state, while the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, garnered five LGAs. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday announced the results in Keana LGA of the state, stating that

JOS – Fire gulps patrol station near INEC’s Headquarters

Christiana Gokyo, Jos As a presidential election collation was going on at INEC Headquarters Jos, Maiyango Junction, a sudden outbreak of fire at a filling station near the Independent National Electoral Commission’s Jos Headquarters today caused heavy logjam in the Plateau state capital. The fire, at the Bok Investment Filling station, started with

Kaduna elections marred by massive irregularities – Senator Sani 

...Calls for cancellation by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna  Senator representing Kaduna Central, Senator Shehu Sani, has raised alarm over election malpractices that characterized the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections in the state. Addressing world press in Kaduna on Monday, Sani said the elections in Kaduna were marred by massive irregularities and rigging by INEC

Kaduna Dep Gov losts ward to PDP

Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna Deputy Governor of Kaduna state, Arc Barnabas Bala Bantex, contesting for Kaduna South Senatorial seat under the All Progressives Congress, APC, has lost his (Manchok) ward to the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Announcing the results this Sunday morning in Manchok, INEC Collation Officer, Mr Yusuf Emmanuel,