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2019 Senatorial Seat in Nigeria

Here are the winners for the Senatorial seat in the concluded 2019 elections;
ABUJA (FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY)
Philip Aduda (PDP)

LAGOS
Senator Oluremi Tinubu (Central) – APC
Senator Adeola Solomon (West) – APC
Bayo Oshinowo (East) – APC

EKITI
Prince Dayo Adeyeye (South) – APC
Opeyemi Bamidele (Central) – APC
Bunmi Adetunbi  (North) – APC

OYO
Kolawole Balogun (South) – PDP
Teslim Folarin (Central) – APC
Abdulfatah Buhari (North) – APC

OSUN
Ajibolan Bashiru (Central) – APC
Adelere Orilowo (West) – APC
Francis Fadahunsi (East) – PDP

ONDO
Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice (North) APC
(South) –  Incoclusive
Ayo Akinyelure (Central) PDP

OGUN
Ibikunle Amosun (Central) – APC
Tolu Odebiyi (West) – APC
Lekan Mustapha (East) – APC

KANO
Malam lbrahim Shekarau (Central) -  APC
Alhaji Kabuki lbrahim Gaya (South) - APC
Mallam Barau Jibrin (North) - APC

KADUNA
Uba Sani (Central) - APC
Suleiman Abdu Kwari (North) - APC
Danjuma La’ah (South) - APC

KATSINA
Kabir Barkiya (Central) - APC
Bello Mandiya (South) - APC
Ahmed Baba-Kaita (North) - APC
GOMBE
Danjuma Goje (Central) - APC
Saidu Alkali (North) - APC
Amos Bunus (South) - APC

JIGAWA
Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia (NorthEast) - APC
Danladi Sankara (NorthWest) - APC
Senator Muhammed Sabo Naku (Central) - APC

SOKOTO
Aliyu Wamakko (North) - APC
Abdulahi Ibrahim Gobir (East) - APC
Abubakar Shehu Tambuwal (South) - APC

ZAMFARA
Abdulaziz Yari (West) - APC
Tijani Yahaya Kawa (North) - APC
Yet-to-be (announced) Central

KEBBI
Ibn Na’Allah (South) - APC
Adamu Aliero (Central) - APC
Yaya Abdulahi (North) - APC

ADAMAWA
Aishatu Dairu Binani (Central) APC
Ishaku Cliff (North) - PDP
Bino Yero (South) - PDP

BAUCHI
Haliru Jiga (Central) - APC
Lawal Yahya (South) - APC
Court to decide Candidate (North) - APC

BORNO
Kashim Shettima (Central) - APC
Ali Ndume (South) - APC
Abubakar Kyari (North) - APC

TARABA
Emmanuel Bwacha (South) - PDP
Other two yet to be announced

YOBE
Ibrahim Gaidam (East) - APC
Ibrahim Bomoi (South) - APC
Ahmed Lawan (North) - APC

ABIA
Theodore Orji (Central) - PDP
Orji Uzor Kalu (North) - APC
Yet to be declared (South)

ANAMBRA
Ifeanyi Uba (South) - YPP
Two others yet to be declared

EBONYI
Sam Egwu (North) - PDP
Michael Ama Nnachi (South) - PDP
Obinna Ogba (Central) - PDP

ENUGU
Ike Ekweremadu (West) - PDP
Chimaroke Nnamani (East) - PDP
Chuka Utazi (North) - PDP

IMO
Rochas Okorocha (West) - APC
North (Inconclusive)
East (Yet to be declared)

AKWA IBOM
Bassey Albert (North East) - PDP
Christopher Ekpeyong (NorthWest) - PDP
Akon Eyak (South) - PDP

BAYELSA
Donye Diri (Central) - PDP
Lawrence Ewrujakpor (West) - PDP
East - (Yet to be announced)

CROSS RIVER
Dr Sandy Onor (Central) - PDP
Senator Rose Oko (North) - PDP
Senator Gershom Bassey (South) - PDP

RIVERS
Thompson George Sekibo (East) - PDP
Betty Apiafi (West) - PDP
Parry Mpigi (South-East) - PDP

DELTA
James Manager (South) - PDP
Ovie Omo-Agege (Central) - APC
Peter Nwaobochi (North) - PDP

EDO
Mathew Urhoghide (South) - PDP
Clifford Ordia (Central) - PDP
Framcis Alimikkhena (North) - APC

BENUE
Orker Jev (NorthWest) - PDP
Abba Moro( ) - PDP
Gabriel Suswam ( ) - PDP

KOGI
Oseni Yakubu (Central) - APC
East - (Inconclusive)
Dino Melaye (West) - PDP

KWARA
Oloriegbe Yahya Ibrahim (Central) - APC
Lola Ashiru (South) - APC
Umar Sadiq (North) - APC

NASARAWA
Umaru Tanko Al-Makura (South) - APC
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (West) - APC
Godiya Akwashiki (North) - APC

NIGER
Aliyu Shabi Abdullah (North) - APC
Mohammed Bima (South) - APC
Mohammed Sani Musa (East) - APC

PLATEAU
Not yet announced

Ogun State Declares Public Holiday



 “Following the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections rescheduled to take place on March 9, 2019, all Primary and Secondary Schools in Ogun State are to proceed on holiday on Friday, March 8, 2019,” the statement said.


Schools have been directed to resume academic activities on Tuesday, March 12. However, the Ogun State Government has declared March 8 and 11, as holidays for primary and secondary schools in the state.

This was announced on Friday, in a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Education Science and Technology, Sefiu Rasheed.

According to the statement, the decision was because of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections, scheduled to hold on March 9 in Ogun and other states.



2019 Election Predictions With State Voting Percentages

Here are the predictions for the forthcoming elections;

1. SOUTH WEST- (6 States) 0ver 18m votes
Oyo - Buhari 70%, Atiku 30%
Ekiti - Buhar 65%, Atiku 35%
Osun - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Ondo - Buhari 65%, Atiku 35%
Lagos - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Ogun - Buhari 55%, Atiku 45%

2. NORTH CENTRAL - (6 States with the FCT) over 13m votes
Niger - Buhari 85%, Atiku 15%
Kogi - Buhari 70%, Atiku 30%
Benue - Atiku 55%, Buhari 45%
Plateau - Atiku 55%, Buhari 45%
Nassarawa- Buhari 52%, Atiku 48%
Kwara - Buhari 55%, Atiku 45%
FCT - Buhari 51%, Atiku 49%

3. NORTH EAST- (6 States) 0ver 14m votes
Bauchi - Buhari 90%, Atiku 10%
Borno - Buhari 90%, Atiku 10%
Taraba - Atiku 65%, Buhari 35%
Adamawa - Buhari 51%, Atiku 49%
Gombe - Buhari 55%, Atiku 45%
Yobe - Buhari 92%, Atiku 8%

4. NORTH WEST- (7 States) over 18m votes
Zamfara - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Sokoto - Buhari 80%, Atiku 20%
Kaduna - Buhari 70%, Atiku 30%
Kebbi - Buhari 85%, Atiku 15%
Katsina - Buhari 92%, Atiku 8%
Kano - Buhari 75%, Atiku 25%
Jigawa - Buhari 80%, Atiku 20%

5.SOUTH EAST- (5 States) over 9m votes
Enugu - Atiku 85%, Buhari 15%
Imo - Buhari 51%, Atiku 49%
Ebonyi - Atiku 75%, Buhari 25%
Abia - Atiku 85%, Buhari 15%
Anambra - Atiku 80%, Buhari 20%

6. SOUTH SOUTH – (6 States) over 10m votes
Bayelsa - Atiku 80%, Buhari 20%
Akwa Ibom - Buhari 53%, Atiku 47%
Edo - Buhari 60%, Atiku 40%
Rivers - Atiku 60%, Buhari 40%
Cross River - Atiku 65%, Buhari 35%
Delta - Atiku 70%, Buhari 30%

Secondus Alleged: “What the AGF is Seeking Is Not Backed By Law.

Addressing reporters in Abuja, Secondus alleged: “What the AGF is seeking is not backed by law. He is an interested party in this matter and has no moral right to advise INEC.

“The inability of the APC to field candidates due to self-inflicted crisis when other parties did within the stipulated period for the election is not covered by Sections 38 & 39 of the Electoral Act 2010 which the AGF is relying on in his dubious advice.

However, the National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, yesterday accused the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, of writing the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to postpone the elections in Zamfara State.

He claimed that the correspondence was part of efforts by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to “arm-twist INEC and the judiciary to take illegal action in their favour.”

“I therefore call on INEC to follow the dictates of the law and continue in its plan to achieve a credible election.”Reacting, the AGF refuted the claim, describing it as false and misleading.

INEC Chairman Justifies Simultaneous Accreditation Voting

According to him, out of the eight recommendations proposed to be implemented by INEC, the commission, after studying the report, implemented some administratively while those that required amendment of the constitution or the electoral act were sent to relevant authorities for further action.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it adopted the simultaneous accreditation and voting from the recommendations made by the Commonwealth Observer Mission which observed the 2015 general election in Nigeria.

Yakubu recalled that the report of the 2015 Commonwealth Observer Mission contained 32 recommendations, as well as identified institutions that should implement those recommendations.

The INEC chairman noted that since the adoption of the simultaneous accreditation and voting, the commission had conducted 194 off season elections and had deployed the same process in all the elections.

He also informed the 2019 Commonwealth Observer team that the simultaneous accreditation and voting has been enshrined in the Regulations and Guidelines for conduct of 2019 general elections.

Alll these were stated when the Commonwealth Observer Mission to Nigeria, led by former Tanzanian President, Dr Jakaya Kikwete, visited the INEC headquarters in Abuja by Chairman of the commission, Prof Yakubu Mahmood,

Kingsley Moghalu Reacts to Professor Soyinka’s Endorsement


Professor Soyinka, a professor, had announced  the decision of his Citizen Forum to throw their weight behind Mr Moghalu, describing the YPP candidate as the most qualified among the presidential candidates.

However, the presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party, Kingsley Moghalu, has described the endorsement of his candidature by Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, as “humbling.”

Mr Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said in a statement Saturday that the endorsement was important because of Mr Soyinka’s reputation and the “elaborate process” his Citizen Forum went through before reaching their decision.

“Our party – the Young Progressives Party – and I, salute the courage and the good judgment of the Nobel Laureate and icon of democratic struggle in Nigeria,” Mr Moghalu said in the statement.



Roles and Obligations of Managing Directors of Banks in Nigeria

The EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu, spoke on the theme: “Roles and Obligations of Managing Directors of Banks in Nigeria in Curbing Vote Buying During an Election, Illicit Financial Flows and Other Related Matters in Nigeria”.


Ibrahim Magu, the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused 10 unnamed commercial banks of money laundering. Magu stated this on Friday, while speaking at a round table meeting with managing directors of financial institutions in Nigeria. He said: “It is worrisome to note that in 2018, statistics available to the EFCC shows that out of about 28 commercial banks in Nigeria, 10 banks evacuated out of Nigeria through Travelex Nigeria Limited the sums of GBP- 50,832,560; USD-8,057,756; EURO-39,986,560 and RAND-7,500,000.

The reasons for these evacuations are still sketchy. We must note that the impact of illicit financial flows from the country undermine the stability and integrity of the financial institutions.”

National President of NULGE, Endorsed Buhari for President



The National President of NULGE, Comrade Ibrahim Khaleel, announced this on Monday when he led a delegation to meet the Chairman of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) who is also the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Drugs Abuse, Brigadier General Buba Marwa (rtd), on Monday.

Khaleel said NULGE endorsed President Buhari because he was trustworthy and had not hidden his commitment to ensuring a stronger and autonomous local government administration in the country.

He expressed hope that Mr President would match his statement with action after emerging victorious on February 16 as part of the mandate given to him for the endorsement.

Khaleel, further pledged to mobilize their members across the country to work for the victory of President Buhari.

“Based on what we agreed, we have done our part. We will mobilise our members. You have our support on the issue of President Buhari project because we feel he is trustworthy

“If we are to ask ourselves, is the local government meeting the expectations of citizens like us? Why are our local governments malfunctioning? It is because of the interests that lie therein. We are aware that the Constitution of Nigeria recognises the local government as a full fledged tier of government,” he added.

The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) has endorsed the candidacy of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the February 16 presidential election.