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    1. Nigerian election extended one day in some areas amid problems - CNN

      CNN

      Nigerian election extended one day in some areas amid problems
      CNN
      The reading devices were being used for the first time in Nigeria to combat vote fraud, but it took even President Goodluck Jonathan more than 20 minutes to cast a ballot in his home state of Bayelsa because the scanner struggled to read his fingerprint.
      Nigerian Elections Hit by Technical Glitches and ViolenceWall Street Journal
      Nigeria Votes In Election Amid Boko Haram ViolenceHuffington Post
      Millions Vote in Nigeria's Presidential Election Amid ViolenceTIME
      USA TODAY
      all 1,279 news articles »


    2. The 'loud, furious' world of Nigeria's free readers - CNN

      The 'loud, furious' world of Nigeria's free readers
      CNN
      Welcome to Nigeria's free readers associations -- where mostly young men gather around newspaper vendors to read the headlines and debate the issues of the day. They are called "free" because nobody actually buys the newspapers they are reading.

      and more »


    3. Nigeria Election Becomes a Referendum on Security - Wall Street Journal

      Wall Street Journal

      Nigeria Election Becomes a Referendum on Security
      Wall Street Journal
      ABUJA, NigeriaNigeria's election Saturday is turning out to be not just a contest for the nation's next president, voters say, but a referendum on the state of security in Africa's largest democracy. As voters brave the threat of attacks on polling ...
      Nigeria's Political Parties Bribe Voters With Rice Ahead of ElectionNewsweek
      2015 Election: Nigeria faces a choice, and Obama and America are stumpedFox News
      #NigeriaDecides: 7 reasons why we'll never forget the 2015 electionsCNN International
      DailyPost Nigeria -The Globe and Mail
      all 1,485 news articles »


    4. Nigeria Postponed Election to Crush Boko Haram, But It Didn't Quite Work - NBCNews.com

      NBCNews.com

      Nigeria Postponed Election to Crush Boko Haram, But It Didn't Quite Work
      NBCNews.com
      Nigeria postponed an election to crush Boko Haram. With polls opening Saturday, data provided exclusively to NBC News shows that the six-week delay did little to stem the violence. Instead, suicide attacks are up —showing the militants merely shifted ...

      and more »


    5. Chad Strongman Says Nigeria Is Absent in Fight Against Boko Haram - New York Times

      New York Times

      Chad Strongman Says Nigeria Is Absent in Fight Against Boko Haram
      New York Times
      Still, in discussing his military's victory in the Boko Haram stronghold of Damasak, in Nigeria, Mr. Déby showed no hint of triumphalism. Instead, he was frustrated, impatient: His men were stuck, still awaiting any sign of Nigerian forces who could ...
      Nigeria Goes to the Polls Amid Heavy SecurityVoice of America
      Nigeria army 'destroys' Boko Haram headquartersDeutsche Welle
      Nigeria claims timely victory against Boko HaramCBS News
      BBC News -Bloomberg -TIME
      all 1,690 news articles »


    6. Nigerian Elections: Gunmen Kill 39 During Tense Presidential Vote - NBCNews.com

      NBCNews.com

      Nigerian Elections: Gunmen Kill 39 During Tense Presidential Vote
      NBCNews.com
      The turmoil that has raged for months inside Yemen, an impoverished country at the bottom of the Arabian Peninsula, exploded this week into a dangerous and growing regional power struggle. Jets from Saudi Arabia bombed military installations in Yemen ...

      and more »


    7. Nigeria elections: Web based monitoring - BBC News

      BBC News

      Nigeria elections: Web based monitoring
      BBC News
      Election observers from the African Union, the sub regional body ECOWAS and the United States among others are deploying trained observers in all of Nigeria's 774 local government areas. They are feeding data straight back to Abuja for verification.
      Nigeria Election: ECOWAS lauds voter turnoutPremium Times

      all 19 news articles »


    8. Nigerian election extended to Sunday after glitches hobble voters - Los Angeles Times

      Los Angeles Times

      Nigerian election extended to Sunday after glitches hobble voters
      Los Angeles Times
      After widespread failures of a new electronic voter ID system aimed at preventing ballot-rigging, Nigerian election officials extended voting through Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race that some worry will prove a prelude to violence ...

      and more »


    9. Nigeria election stumbles into action as president struggles to cast vote - The Guardian

      The Guardian

      Nigeria election stumbles into action as president struggles to cast vote
      The Guardian
      Nigeria's eagerly awaited election got off to an embarrassing start on Saturday when the country's president, Goodluck Jonathan, was denied registration and officials had to scramble to find a way for him to vote. National television showed Jonathan in ...
      Nigeria Extends Vote to Second Day After Polling Station DelaysBloomberg
      Nigeria Elections 2015: President Goodluck Jonathan casts his vote [PHOTOS]Pulse Nigeria

      all 106 news articles »


    10. Bafana eager to settle Nigeria score - Independent Online

      Independent Online

      Bafana eager to settle Nigeria score
      Independent Online
      It was because of their failure to beat Bafana, especially in the 2-2 drawn second round match in Uyo, that Stephen Keshi's Nigeria were not among the 16 nations that descended on Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea to defend the title they had won in ...
      Shakes Mashaba says Bafana Bafana vs Nigeria is more than a friendlyKickOff.com
      OPINION: Bafana will reign supreme over NigeriaEyewitness News
      South Africa vs Nigeria friendlies' recordStarAfrica.com
      Goal.com -SuperSport -Sport24
      all 60 news articles »


    1. Boko Haram kills 41, prevents hundreds voting in Nigeria ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Boko Haram extremists killed 41 people, including a legislator, and scared hundreds of people from polling stations in the northeast, but millions voted across Nigeria Saturday in the most closely contested presidential race in the nation's history.

    2. Nigeria votes in bitterly contested election Nigerians voted for their next president on Saturday, under the specter of post-election violence.

    3. Things to know about Nigeria, as country votes for president ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria is holding a crucial election which experts say is too close to call. Here's a look at Africa's most populous country and its biggest economy.

    4. Nigeria's president urges peaceful vote ahead of Saturday elections (+video) Nigeria is a country steeped in a history of coups, bloodshed caused by politics, ethnicity, land disputes and, lately, the Boko Haram Islamic uprising, the election is important as Africa's most populous nation consolidates its democracy.

    5. Nigeria claims key Boko Haram success on eve of polling Nigeria on Friday announced the recapture of Boko Haram's headquarters, on the eve of a knife-edge vote at which President Goodluck Jonathan is eyeing re-election against a stiff opposition challenge. The military hailed the claimed victory in Gwoza as a crushing defeat for the rebels, whose six-year insurgency has left more than 13,000 dead and which Jonathan had seemingly been unable to stop ...

    6. WorldViews: 4 reasons you should care about Nigeria’s election Nigeria is Africa's most populous and oil-rich country, and the elections may affect not just this country but others in West Africa.

    7. Things to know about Nigeria's 2 front-runners in vote ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's presidential election is a very tight race that many analysts say is too close to call. Here's a look at the two front-runners in the race.

    8. Nigeria wraps up presidential election campaign Campaigning has wound to a close in Nigeria's presidential elections, with the two leading candidates delivering their final messages to supporters before the crunch vote. Saturday's election is being seen as the closest race in the country's history, with President Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria has a history of election-related ...

    9. Nigeria claims key Boko Haram win Nigeria's military says its forces have retaken the northeastern town of Gwoza, which Boko Haram militants last year declared the headquarters of their "caliphate."

    10. Nigeria neighbours deplore lack of cooperation in Boko Haram fight N'Djamena (AFP) - Two months after neighbouring countries sent troops to help crush the ruthless Islamist movement Boko Haram inside Nigeria, there is frustration at the lack of cooperation from the Nigerian authorities. Chad, Niger and Cameroon have sent troops into action against the sect, whose bloody insurgency threatens the region surrounding Lake Chad, where the borders of all four nations ...

     
    
    AllAfrica

    1. Expect Poll Results On Monday - Election Chief [Leadership] Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday disclosed that the results of today's presidential and National Assembly elections will be declared within 48 hours.

    2. Electoral Body Extends Voting Into Sunday [Daily Trust] Elections in polling units where card readers fail have been suspended until tomorrow, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced.

    3. Lawmaker, Eight Others Killed By Insurgents [Guardian] A member of Gombe State House of Assembly, Alhaji Umar Aminu (APC), and eight others are feared killed by insurgents on Saturday.

    4. Why Nigeria's Election Matters for Africa [African Arguments] This week's election in Nigeria is the most important African event of the decade. The 'Africa Rising' story can only continue if the continent's biggest economy is stable and its rulers can transform the lives of its 174 million people, as well as the region and the entire continent.

    5. U.S. Worried About Nigeria's Elections, Sends Top Official for Monitoring [Leadership] Worried by the uncertainties that may follow the March and April, 2015 general elections in Nigeria, United States president, Mr Barack Obama, has delegated the assistant secretary for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield, to be part of the election monitoring team in Nigeria.

    6. Goodluck Jonathan's Fight for Survival [African Arguments] In a candid sit-down interview with the BBC last week, President Goodluck Jonathan announced with an air of confidence "I will surely win it, my party is still the strongest party".

    7. Bafana, Super Eagles Resume Rivalry [CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE Absa Premiership will take a recess this weekend to make way for the much-anticipated friendly between sworn rivals South Africa and Nigeria.

    8. Election Website Hacked [This Day] Abuja -The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been hacked and remains inaccessible.

    9. Jonathan Casts Vote After Delay [Leadership] Abuja -After encountering problems with his accreditation via the card reader, President Goodluck Jonathan has finally cast his vote at about 3:07pm in Saturday's presidential and National Assembly polls at his hometown in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.

    10. NGO Reports on Election Glitches [African Arguments] The Centre for Democracy and Development is partnering with African Arguments throughout the 2015 Nigerian elections to disseminate updates on proceedings.

    11. Card Reader Problems Headline Presidential Polls [Daily Trust] Problems with card readers were at the heart of accreditation problems on election morning Saturday, as some 57 million Nigerians prepared to go to the polls to choose a president and federal lawmakers.

    12. I Warned Jonathan About Boko Haram Ceasefire - Chad's President [Premium Times] President Idris Deby of Chad has spoken publicly about the 2014 botched ceasefire between the Nigerian government and the jihadist group, Boko Haram, which he was said to have facilitated.

    13. Calm Urged Following Bomb Blast [Vanguard] The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has urged corps members participating in the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Enugu State to remain calm as their safety had been guaranteed.

    14. Who Is Winning the Twitter War? #NigeriaDecides [Premium Times] One of the arenas in which Nigeria's election is being contested is on social media. Thanks to the increasing penetration of smartphones, traditional barriers of access to broadband Internet have been lifted and an enthusiastic population is eager to have its views heard on social media regarding issues as diverse as fuel subsidy removal and the purchase of presidential jets. The election is no exception.

    15. Presidential Election - Finally, Nigeria Decides Today [Vanguard] Today is the D-day! Nigerians are trooping out en-masse to elect the next Nigerian president, Senators and members of the House of Representatives for the next four years. As early as 7 am, eligible voters are expected to to be at their polling units for accreditation through the card reader to clear voters for the voting proper.

    16. 'How We'll Spend Election Day' [Daily Trust] It's Election Day and a variety of Nigerians shared their plans for this much-awaited date.

    17. Voters Determined, Anxious, Ahead of Poll [Deutsche Welle] Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and its biggest economy, goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president and parliament. DW spoke to Nigerian voters about their hopes, fears and political loyalties.

    18. 3 Card Readers Fail to Accredit Jonathan [Premium Times] Three voter card readers have failed to read President Goodluck Jonathan's biometrics and accredit him for voting at the Otazi playground polling centre in his home town, Otueke, Bayelsa State.

    19. Presidential Results to Be Announced Within 48 Hours - Jega [Daily Trust] Results of today's presidential election and the winner of the election are to be known within 48 hours after the closure of the polling units, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega revealed this yesterday. He said with the improved procedure to the collation of result, the commission hopes to announce the final winner of the election even before the 48 hours, as did in the 2011 election.

    20. A Vote for Peace in Nigeria [Waza] As Nigerians go to the polls this weekend, Waza blogger Tolu Daniel urges his compatriots to shun violence.

    21. INEC Orders Manual Accreditation, Extends Exercise Till Sunday [Vanguard] Prof. Attahiru Jega, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the use of manual accreditation in areas that the Smart Card Readers malfunctioned during the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the country.

    22. Electoral Body Makes Changes to Electoral Guidelines [AEP] Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made changes to the guidelines for the Conduct of the 2015 general elections that in Polling Units due to some unexpected challenges with card readers.

    23. Tinubu Calls for Extension of Voting Time [Premium Times] The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to extend the voting time in Lagos in order not to disenfranchise people.

    24. Buhari Raises the Alarm Over Attack On Suporters [Independent (Lagos)] The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has raised alarm over attacks on his supporters and victimisation of his party members.

    25. Presidential Poll - Anxiety Over Heavy Security in States [Independent (Lagos)] Ekiti -Signs of the general elections glaringly manifested in all parts of country on Friday, with security arrangements taking the centre stage.

    26. Elections - Expect Results Within 48hrs - Jega [Independent (Lagos)] With few hours to the presidential elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will announce the result of the elections within 48 hours after voting.

    27. Thomas-Greenfield Leads U.S. Observation Mission for Nigeria's Elections [Guardian] THE top United States diplomat for Africa, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, is due in Nigeria for today's elections, the State Department said on Thursday, amid concerns over the possibility of violence.

    28. 1, 537 Nigerians Vie for 469 National Assembly Seats [Premium Times] No fewer than 1,537 candidates from 28 political parties are expected to contest elections for the 469 seats in the National Assembly in Saturday's national elections.

    29. Election 2015 - Nigerian President Quits Voting Station After Tech Glitch [Guardian] Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan turned up Saturday to accredit himself and his wife Patience for his re-election bid but problems with new voting technology forced to him to temporarily abandon his plans.

    30. Election Extended to Sunday After Delays [AEP] THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has extended the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections, earlier expected to have ended Saturday.

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    14. Nigerian Election Day Boko Haram Attacks In Gombe & Kano: Terrorists Behead 23, Kill INEC Staff
    15. Photo: Nigerian Musician & Wife Lure Pregnant Woman To Lagos, Steal Her Baby
    16. Photo: Man Arrested For Using Monkeys & Python Snakes For Robbery In Lagos
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    22. US Sent 3 Helicopters To Evacuate Americans In Nigeria Over Possible Post-Election Violence
    23. Political Thugs Attack Oshodi Lagos Residents, Several Injured
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    Fashola-urges-INEC-to-address-hitches">March 29, 2015 : Bayo Akinloye


    Dr. Adebisi Sebanjo

    Ailing 85-year-old Dr. Adebisi Sebanjo, caused a stir on Saturday after he arrived at the polling unit at Doula, Apapa, Lagos State. The octogenarian medical director of Julisam Hospital was assisted by two young female nurses wearing blue uniforms. Adebisi is the father of the Senior Special Adviser on Poverty Alleviation to Governor Babatunde Fashola,… [Read More…]

    Fashola urges INEC to address hitches The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Saturday cast his vote at the Ward G-3, State Senior Secondary School, Itolo, Surulere, where he called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to address issues relating to malfunction of card readers. The governor, who waited for over two hours in the queue with his wife, Abimbola,

  1. The-residence-of-the-Lagos-State-Commissioner-for-Transport,-Mr.-Kayode-Opeifa,-on-Oyewole-Road,-in-the-Mulero-area-of-Orile-Agege,-was-attacked-by-nine-gunmen-around-12.10am-on-Saturday.-A-resident-said-the-assailants-came-in-a-grey-colour-Toyota-Sienna-bus,-firing-sporadically-and-calling-the-commissioners-name.-He-was,-however,-not-in… [Read-More…]

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  2. INEC-playing-with-Nigerias-future-─-George">March 29, 2015 : TUNDE ODESOLA

    Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa

    The residence of the Lagos State Commissioner for Transport, Mr. Kayode Opeifa, on Oyewole Road, in the Mulero area of Orile-Agege, was attacked by nine gunmen around 12.10am on Saturday. A resident said the assailants came in a grey colour Toyota Sienna bus, firing sporadically and calling the commissioners name. He was, however, not in… [Read More…]

    INEC playing with Nigerias future ─ George The Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees member, Chief Bode George, says the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, failed to have an alternative plan for possible failure of smart card readers used for the elections. George, who lost his ward to the APC, said if Jega had listened to the

  3. The-All-Progressives-Congress-governorship-candidate-in-Lagos-State,-Mr.-Akinwunmi-Ambode,-says-President-Goodluck-Jonathan-was-able-to-get-71-votes-at-his-(Ambodes)-polling-unit-at-Ward-A5,-polling-unit-03,-Epe,-because-members-of-the-Peoples-Democratic-Party-distributed-cash.-He,-however,-expressed-pleasure-in-the-fact-that-the-APC-presidential-candidate,… [Read-More…]

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  4. INEC-must-monitor-Sunday-election-closely">March 29, 2015 : ENIOLA AKINKUOTU and BAYO AKINLOYE

    Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

    The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, says President Goodluck Jonathan was able to get 71 votes at his (Ambodes) polling unit at Ward A5, polling unit 03, Epe, because members of the Peoples Democratic Party distributed cash. He, however, expressed pleasure in the fact that the APC presidential candidate,… [Read More…]

    INEC must monitor Sunday election closely A former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission must monitor the election closely as it goes into the second day of voting. The national leader of the All Progressives Congress said INEC must also improve the voting process. He spoke after voting at polling unit 047 on Kaffi/Sunday

  5. Minister-of-Works,-Mr.-Mike-Onolememen,-has-denied-donating-operational-vehicles-to-the-Nigerian-Army-for-the-elections-in-Edo-State.-Onolememen,-who-stated-this-on-Saturday-shortly-after-his-accreditation-at-Uromi,-in-the-Esan-North-East-Local-Government-Area-of-the-state,-was-reacting-to-an-allegation-by-the-Edo-State-Governor,-Adams-Oshiomhole,… [Read-More…]

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  6. Suspected-PDP-thugs-snatch-ballot-boxes">March 29, 2015 : Alexander Okere

    Minister of Works, Mike Onolememen

    Minister of Works, Mr. Mike Onolememen, has denied donating operational vehicles to the Nigerian Army for the elections in Edo State. Onolememen, who stated this on Saturday shortly after his accreditation at Uromi, in the Esan North-East Local Government Area of the state, was reacting to an allegation by the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole,… [Read More…]

    Suspected PDP thugs snatch ballot boxes Hoodlums believed to be agents of the Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday snatched ballot boxes at Nungudoe Itak, Ikono, in the Ikono Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. The hoodlums, our correspondents learnt, had pretended to be engaged in a fight only to swoop on the electoral officers and snatched the ballot boxes. Some

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    A-group-of-political-thugs-on-Saturday-set-ablaze-the-house-of-a-former-governorship-aspirant-of-the-Peoples-Democratic-Party,-Chief-Dumbari-Dimkpa.-The-thugs,-according-to-sources,-had-stormed-Dimkpas-residence-in-Bera,-in-the-Gokana-Local-Government-Area-of-Rivers-State-during-the-presidential-and-National-Assembly-election-and-torched-the-building…. [Read-More…]

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  8. Late-accreditation,-voting-mar-exercise">March 29, 2015 : chukwudi akasike

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    A group of political thugs on Saturday set ablaze the house of a former governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Dumbari Dimkpa. The thugs, according to sources, had stormed Dimkpas residence in Bera, in the Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State during the presidential and National Assembly election and torched the building…. [Read More…]

    Late accreditation, voting mar exercise Late accreditation marred the conduct of the presidential and national assembly elections held on Saturday across Edo State. There was however a large turnout of voters and the exercise was generally peaceful at most of the voting centres in the Edo Central and North senatorial districts monitored by our correspondent. Many of the voters had

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    A-Divisional-Police-Officer-attached-to-Magama-Local-Government-area-of-Niger-State-(names-withheld)-was-on-Saturday-accused-of-snatching-four-ballot-boxes-and-papers-at-the-Mungoro-central-polling-unit-of-the-Majin-ward.-He-was-also-alleged-to-have-tear-gassed-officials-of-the-Independent-National-Electoral-Commission-and-electorate-who-were-on… [Read-More…]

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  10. Peaceful-election-in-Kogi">March 29, 2015 : Enyioha Opara

    AAAA

    A Divisional Police Officer attached to Magama Local Government area of Niger State (names withheld) was on Saturday accused of snatching four ballot boxes and papers at the Mungoro central polling unit of the Majin ward. He was also alleged to have tear-gassed officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and electorate who were on… [Read More…]

    Peaceful election in Kogi Saturdays presidential and National Assembly election was largely peaceful in Ankpa, Ijumu, Kabba-Ibunu and Ogori-Magongo Local Government areas of Kogi State although the voters were disappointed by the late arrival of the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission. At the wards 1 and 2 in Aiyetoro-Gbede, the hometown of Mr. Dino Melayeof the All

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