Here Are The Major Nigerian Newspaper Headlines For Tuesday, 26th February 2019
The Independent National Electoral Commission has begun collation of results for the Presidential and National Assembly elections held last Saturday.
The INEC boss, Mahmood Yakubu is cordinating the team working at the collation centre in Abuja.
The leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says the 2019 Presidential election has been massively rigged for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News reports that the IPOB leader made this comment on the micro-blogging site, Twitter from his base in London, the United Kingdom on Monday, February 25.
The APC senatorial candidate for Kano Central District, Malam Ibrahim Shekarau has been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Shekarau, a former Governor of Kano state, contested for the seat under the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the Presidential and National Assembly elections held on Feb. 23.
Results of the presidential elections being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been rejected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, who spoke at a press conference on Monday, said the results been announced at the national collation center are incorrect.
Air Task Force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Air Force says it has neutralised some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters at Kolloram in northern Borno.
NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, stated this in a statement obtained by Naija News on Monday in Abuja.
6. Atiku loses to Buhari in all Kano local government areas
All Progressives Congress (APC)‘s candidate President Muhammadu Buhari has won in the 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) so far in Kano.
Currently, according to the announced figures, Buhari is leading with about 800,000 votes against Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Director – General of the Kwara State Peoples Democratic Party’s((PDP) Campaign Organisation, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, has described as outright falsehood a report credited to him that the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has conceded defeat in last Saturday’s Kwara central senatorial election.
Sulaiman in a statement made available to Naija News said he had neither spoken with the author of the report, one Arowona AbdulAziz, nor issued a statement on the position of Saraki and the PDP on the outcome of the National Assembly elections in the state.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that under an All Progressives Congress (APC) dispensation, Feb. 23rd of every year will be observed as the ‘Day of Liberation’ by the people of Kwara.
”I want to ask the incoming Governor of our state to, immediately he is sworn in on 29 May 2019, to declare Feb. 23rd (the date of the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections) of every year as the ‘Day of Liberation’ for Kwara State,” the Minister, who is also the APC leader in the state, said at a press conference in Ilorin on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after participating in Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.
Upon arrival in Abuja from Katsina, Buhari said that he will wait for the formal results to be declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission instead of relying on rumours on the outcome of the elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday declared Sen. Oluremi Tinubu winner of February 23 election in Lagos Central Senatorial District which includes five local government areas namely; Lagos Island, Eti-Osa, Apapa, Surulere and Mainland.
The Returning Officer, Prof. Oyeyemi Oyedola of the University of Lagos, said Mrs Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 131,735.
She defeated Onitiri David of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 89,107 votes.