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INEC to hold supplementary presidential elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said that it will hold supplementary presidential elections in polling units and local governments where the exercise did not take place. In a statement, the INEC Commissioner of Voter Education and Public Relations, Festus Okoye, said the Commission reached the conclusion following a meeting it held February 28 to review the presidential and national […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari extends lead in election count as death toll mounts

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari extended his early election lead on Tuesday based on official results from a third of the country’s districts as the death toll from sporadic election violence rose to 47. Provisional results announced in state capitals but not yet confirmed by the commission seen by Reuters showed Buhari on course to cementing a commanding lead over his […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari promises security for delayed presidential election

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday urged Nigerians “to go out and vote”, promising that there would be adequate security for Saturday’s postponed election that pits him in a tight race with businessman Atiku Abubakar. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced a week’s delay to voting in the early hours of last Saturday, just as some of Nigeria’s 72.8 million […]