Marafa concedes to Yari as INEC reinstates APC candidates for Zamfara polls

OrderPaperToday – Gubernatorial aspirant for Zamfara state, Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa has conceded to the supremacy of the incumbent Governor of the state, Abdul’Aziz Yari, over the latter’s choice for the governorship seat. Marafa’s new stance followed a ruling from the Court of Appeal in Abuja which cleared the APC to field candidates for the national…

PDP demands ‘immediate release’ of Senator arrested by Police

OrderPaperToday– Following the arrest of Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded his “immediate and unconditional release” Rafiu, the incumbent representative of Kwara South Senatorial district and PDP’s candidate for the polls was arrested by the Police in Kwara state late last night alongside other members of the party. The PDP had…

Police keeps Kwara Senator in custody after arrest last night

OrderPaperToday – Senator Rafiu Ibrahim has remained in the custody of the Nigeria Police Force following his ‘forceful’ arrest last night. Ibrahim has been campaigning as the PDP senatorial candidate for Kwara south senatorial district even though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) listed the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed as candidate for the election. His arrest…

We’ve achieved 100 percent reconfiguration of card readers – INEC chairman

OrderPaperToday – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is set to conduct the general elections earlier postponed by a week. Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, reaffirmed this on Wednesday in Abuja during a media briefing. Prof. Yakubu revealed that the commission has achieved 100% reconfiguration of the smart card readers. He…

OPINION: Citizen predicts winners of 109 senate seats on Saturday

By Idris Oladokun The anti-climax of the 2019 Nigeria’s general election was witnessed at the wee hours of Saturday, February 16, 2019 when the electoral umpire, INEC callously postponed the election citing various reasons ranging from security to logistics amongst others. With the election now rescheduled to hold on Saturday, 23 February 2019, we hereby…

APC against holding elections on Saturday – Saraki

OrderPaperToday – The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is against the conduct of the rescheduled election. Saraki who is also the Director General of PDP’s Presidential Campaign made the allegation at the 84th PDP (Emergency) NEC meeting Tuesday in Abuja. He stated that the ruling party…

Postponed Polls: Ekweremadu alerts on missing result sheets in Enugu west

OrderPaperToday – Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has raised alarm over missing Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) result sheets for Enugu West Senatorial District during last weekend’s botched presidential and National Assembly elections. He made this revelation at town hall meetings held in Oji, council headquarters of Oji River Local Government Area of…

Bruce begs Nigerians with means to provide buses for democracy 

OrderPaperToday – Following the postponement of the presidential and national Assembly elections from February 16 to 23 and governorship/state assembly elections from March 2 to 9 respectively, Nigerians have continued to react. Mr. Ben Murray-Bruce however added another dimension by pleading with Nigerians with means to support voters who need help for travel due to…