NigeriaDecides2023: Women group condemns violence in Kano, Lagos, Rivers

Women casting their votes during the elections

The Gender and Election Watch (GEW), an initiative of the Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF), has condemned the various attacks observed during the gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections in Kano, Lagos and Rivers states. In a statement sent to PREIUM TIMES, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of GEW, Mufuliat Fijabi, said 350 accredited … Read more

NigeriaDecides2023: UK collating details of Nigerians guilty of anti-democratic behaviour

The UK has announced that it is collating details of persons found culpable of anti-democratic behaviour during the just concluded Nigerian elections. “We can confirm that we are collating relevant information, with a view to taking action against some individuals,” it said in a statement shared by the UK High Commission in Nigeria. The UK … Read more

NigeriaDecides2023: Aggrieved parties file 25 petitions before Lagos election tribunal

Aggrieved parties have so far filed 25 petitions before the Lagos State National and State House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the petitions were pasted on the wall of the Rosaline Omotosho Courthouse Ikeja, the venue of the tribunal sitting. In one of the petitions, the candidates … Read more

Just before we protest the outcome of #NigeriaDecides2023

youth protest

As initially warned, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has delivered what many Nigerians have come to describe as a “sham.” All careful analysis pointed us to this endpoint. Again, I am more disappointed with the leadership of the opposition political parties, their presidential candidates and campaign councils than I am with INEC about this … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: US condemns voter intimidation during governorship elections, wants culprits punished

Joe Biden [PHOTO: @JoeBiden]

The US government on Tuesday asked the Nigerian government to hold accountable and bring to justice persons found guilty of voter intimidation during the governorship elections. “We call on Nigerian authorities to hold accountable and bring to justice any individuals found to have ordered or carried out efforts to intimidate voters and suppress voting during … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: CDD highlights factors that undermined presidential, governorship elections

Voting in Osun

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a pro-democracy think-tank, has highlighted factors that undermined the 2023 general elections. In its official gazette on Monday, the non-governmental organisation x-rayed the events that characterised the 25 February and 18 March elections that produced key Nigerian leaders. CDD’s report revealed that the lack of public trust in … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: NUJ condemns attack on journalists

The Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has condemned an attack on the corporation’s news crew monitoring Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos State. The crew members who suffered the attack were a reporter, Lekan Shobowale; a cameraman, Fólórunsó Abiala; and the driver, Ope … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: PDP wins majority of Bayelsa Assembly seats declared so far

PDP flags [PHOTO: @OfficialPDPNig]

INEC in Bayelsa has declared seven PDP candidates winners out of the 11 constituencies announced in Bayelsa’s just concluded State House of Assembly elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that INEC announced 11 of the 24 seats in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly. The Returning Officer for Nembe Constituency 2, John Chika, … Read more

NigeriaDecides2023: Zulum leads in Borno from 22 LGAs results

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State, Governor Babagana Zulum, is leading as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced results of 22 out of the 27 LGAs in the state. The local government area results so far presented and won by APC are: Jere, Dikwa, Mafa, Magumeri, Kaga, Nganzai, … Read more

#NigeriaDecides2023: PDP wins all five collated LGAs in Zamfara

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Zamfara State, Dauda Lawal, has an early lead having won the five local government areas whose results have been declared so far. There are 14 local government areas in the state. Mr Lawal of the PDP seeks to unseat the incumbent governor of the state, Bello Matawalle, … Read more