As all the activities connected to the elections unfold, Pulse will bring you all the important updates as Nigeria decides. Stay tuned!
Nigeria's Presidential and National Assembly elections are well underway. The polls which were opened on Saturday, March 28 have been extended to Sunday, March 29, 2015
As all the activities connected to the elections unfold, Pulse will bring you all the important updates as Nigeria decides. Stay tuned!
March 31, 2015, 5:45 - Buhari wins Presidential election
Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the 2015 Nigerian presidential election. According to the results so far released by INEC Chairman Attahiru Jega, Buhari's APC won by 2.1 million votes, with 15.4 million votes versus 13.3million for Jonathan and the PDP. READ MORE...
March 31, 2015, 03:23 – 32 out of 36 states announced, Buhari in the lead
From the results already announced, President Goodluck Jonathan has 10,866,249 votes while APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has 13,762,747 votes. READ MORE...
March 31, 2015, 12:15AM - Jega addresses allegations of bias, results announcement continues
INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega responds to Orubebe's outburst, announcement of results continues.
March 31, 2015, 11:53AM - PDP chieftain disrupts results announcement, says Jega has been compromised
Godsday Orubebe, a former Minister of the Niger Delta, took hold of the microphone at the centre and sat on the stage while criticizing Jega’s handling of the result collation. READ MORE...
March 31, 2015, 11:15AM - Result collation continues
President Goodluck Jonathan now has 9,953,432 of the votes announced but APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is in the lead with 10,456,137 votes. Read the updated results in full HERE.
March 30, 2015, 9:00PM - INEC sets up committee to probe Rivers’ polls
The committee was formed to address alleged irregularities and calls for the cancellation of the elections by the All Progressives Congress (APC). READ MORE...
March 30,2015, 8:30PM - PDP demands cancellation of polls in Kano, Gombe others
The states in question are Kano, Jigawa, Kaduna, Gombe, Bauchi, Katsina and Kogi States, where the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged victorious. READ MORE...
March 30, 2015, 7:45PM - Jonathan wins in Abia, Bayelsa, Enugu
President Goodluck Jonathan has won the Presidential elections in his home state, Bayelsa and Abia and Enugu States.
March 30, 2015, 7:15PM - Buhari wins landslide victory in Kaduna
APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has won the elections by a landslide in Kaduna State. Buhari won 1,127,760 votes while his opponent, President Goodluck Jonathan got 484,085 votes
March 30, 2015, 3:45PM- Jonathan wins in Abuja
President Goodluck Jonathan has won the Presidential elections in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Jonathan garnered 157,195 votes while his opponent, Muhammadu Buhari got 146,399.
March 30, 2015, 02:32PM - INEC begins collation of results
INEC proceeds with announcement of collated results.
March 30, 2015, 11: 18AM - Buhari wins landslide victory in Katsina State
All Progressives Congress candidate, Muhammadu Buhari has won a landslide victory in his home state of Katsina. Buhari polled 1,345,441 votes, while President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party got 98,937 votes.
March 30, 2015, 10:35AM - Jonathan wins in Nasarawa, Enugu
President Goodluck Jonathan has defeated All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in Enugu and Nasarawa States.
March 30, 2015, 9:40AM - Buhari defeats Jonathan in Oyo, Ogun, Kano, others
Buhari is said to have won the upper hand in Ogun, Kwara, Kogi, Jigawa, Ondo, Osun and Kano States. READ MORE...
March 30, 2015, 8:30AM - 3 INEC staff die in Benue
The victims, said to be ad-hoc staff, reportedly died while discharging their duties during the general elections. READ MORE...
March 30, 2015, 8:15AM - President-elect to emerge today, Jega says
Jega stated that the President-elect would be revealed today despite the extension of the polls in some areas of the country. READ MORE...
March 30, 2015, 8:00AM - Buhari beats Jonathan in Obanikoro, Agbaje, Bode George's wards
APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan by a wide margin in the state and even defeated the incumbent in the wards of some Peoples Democratic Party stalwarts. READ MORE...
March 30, 2015, 12:27AM - Bauchi youths defy curfew to protect votes
Youths in Bauchi stand outside the INEC office in the state, defying the curfew declared in three local Government areas as they await results. READ MORE
- INEC says final collation begins on Monday
INEC says collation of results is currently at various levels in all the states, stressing that results from only two states have come in. READ MORE
-Buhari sweeps Ogun, thrashes Jonathan
Muhammadu Buhari has been announced winner of the presidential election in Ogun State, having polled 308,290 votes. READ MORE
-'Be patient and vigilant,' Buhari urges Nigerians
Buhari urges Nigerians to exercise patience and vigilance while waiting for election results to be announced. READ MORE
- Jonathan defeats Buhari in Ekiti
Jonathan won in all the 16 local government areas of Ekiti State. READ MORE
-Thugs set INEC office on fire in Rivers State
Thousands of APC members had staged a protest against the handling of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier today. READ MORE
- INEC explains why some card readers didn't work
INEC says the card readers may have failed to function because the protective film on the face of the lens were not removed. READ MORE
- 'No restriction of movement on Sunday,' Police boss declares
The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba has disclosed there is no restriction of movement today, Sunday March 29, as voting continues. READ MORE
- Tension in Benue over David Mark's 'loss' to APC candidate
Reports say the remaining five local government areas in the zone are mixed up in a way, but there is tension in the air that Onje may be ending Mark's 16-year reign at the National Assembly. READ MORE
- Thugs attack President Jonathan’s aide in Kano
Eyewitnesses said as the thugs sighted the SSA they started chanting: “We are not with you and will not allow you to vote.” READ MORE
March 29, 2015 - 8:10am - Results trickle in from around the country
Results from Nigeria's Presidential and National Assembly elections have begun trickling in. Voting continues today in some areas. READ MORE...
March 29, 2015 - 7:45 am - Buhari beats Jonathan in Presidential Villa
Buhari won majority of the votes cast in the two polling units, Unit 021 and 022, located inside the Presidential Villa. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Voting and counting continues into the night
Voting and counting of votes continued well into the night in some parts of Nigeria. Voters also stood by to inspect the counting process.
March 28, 2015 - APC members murdered in Rivers State
The Media and Public Affairs office of the State Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) released a statement and photos of their members killed today by alleged PDP militias. READ MORE
March 28, 2015 - Police AIG orders arrest of man, dog
The Assistant Inspector General, Joseph Mbu, arrested a man and his dog on Saturday while inspecting activities at a polling unit. READ MORE
March 28, 2015 - Senior citizen leaves sick bed to vote
As Nigerians decide their future for the next four years, this senior citizen doesn't want to be left out. READ MORE
March 28, 2015 - In Lagos: Police confirm attack on commissioner's residence, INEC office
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti, confirmed on Saturday, March 28, that hoodlums had attacked the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Kayode Opeifa. READ MORE
March 28, 2015 - In Lagos: APC Chairmanship aspirant, others die in boat accident on way to vote
The Chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muiz Bello, has died after the boat conveying him from a polling unit where he had cast his vote capsized. READ MORE
March 28, 2015 - Six villages burnt, Corps members injured in Imo State over missing card readers
A source, who is one of the Corps members working for INEC in that region says villagers from the six villages in Oru-East Local Government burnt buses and polling units. READ MORE
March 28, 2015 - Buhari casts his vote
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has cast his vote in Daura, Katsina State.
March 28, 2015 - INEC extends elections till tomorrow, March 29
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the general elections till tomorrow, Sunday, March 26. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Atiku Abubakar casts his vote
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has cast his vote.
March 28, 2015 - Dangote waits to cast his vote
The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote is pictured waiting to cast his vote.
March 28, 2015 - Patience Jonathan casts her vote
Nigeria's First Lady, Patience Jonathan has cast her vote in Otuoke, Bayelsa State.
March 28, 2015 - Jonathan casts his vote
President Goodluck Jonathan has voted for the candidate of his choice at his polling unit in Otuoke, Bayelsa.
March 28, 2015 - Bomb blast hits Anambra polling unit
The bomb went off today, March 28, at a primary school in Awka, the Anambra State capital. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Internally Displaced Persons prepare to vote at Bama Camp, Maiduguri
Accreditation has been completed at the Bama Camp for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri, Borno State. Voting to start soon.
March 28, 2015 - Boko Haram terrorists attack polling booths in Borno, Yobe
Boko Haram insurgents have attacked voters in Yobe and Borno State. 13 people feared dead. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Sultan of Sokoto gets accredited
The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa'ad Abubakar has been accredited to vote.
March 28, 2015 - Ambode gets accredited
The APC Governorship candidate for Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has been accredited to vote.
March 28, 2015 - Aregbesola gets accredited
The governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has been accredited along with his wife.
March 28, 2015 - Ajimobi gets accredited
The Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has been accredited to vote.
March 28, 2015 - Tinubu gets accredited
APC National Leader has been accredited to vote in Ikeja, Lagos State. While at his ward, Tinubu was embarrassed by a local thug who accused him of neglect.
March 28, 2015 - Boko Haram terrorists kill 2 at Gombe polling units
Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly launched an attack on polling units in Gombe State leaving two people dead. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Atiku, Shehu Shagari get accredited
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and former President, Shehu Shagari have both gotten accredited at their various polling units.
March 28, 2015 - INEC website hacked
The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been hacked by a group known as the Nigerian Cyber Army.
March 28, 2015 - Wole Soyinka gets accredited
Nobel laureate , Wole Soyinka has been accredited to vote in his polling unit in Ogun State.
March 28, 2015 - Obasanjo gets accredited
Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has been accredited at his polling station in Sokori, Abeokuta North, Ogun State.
March 28, 2015 - 11:04: Jonathan finally gets accredited
President Goodluck Jonathan has finally been accredited after a long wait caused by malfunctioning card readers. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Asari-Dokubo's PVC rejected in Rivers
Former militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo has failed the voter’s accreditation process for the ongoing general elections. READ MORE...
March 28 - 2015, Fashola, wife arrive polling unit for accreditation
Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and his wife, Abimbola have arrived at their polling unit in Surulere for accreditation.
March 28, 2015 - Elections postponed in Jigawa
INEC says the postponement is due to the short-fall of sensitive materials from the Central Bank of Nigeria. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - Violence breaks out in Osun
One person has reportedly died in Osun State after violence broke out in some parts of the state.
March 28, 2015: Voters report malfunction of card readers
Nigerian voters in some parts of the country have said that the card readers meant for accreditation of voters are not working. Some of the affected areas include Ward G, Ikeja 008 in Lagos, Cement Onilekere polling unit, Ikeja, Lagos, Ideani ward, polling centers 001 to 008 Idemili North, Anambra State, Agege dairy farm polling unit, Lagos among others. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015: Osinbajo and wife arrive at polling unit in VGC
The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo have arrived at their polling unit in Victoria Garden City (VGC), Ajah, Lagos for accreditation.
March 28, 2015 - Bomb Blast at Enugu polling booth
An explosion has occurred at a polling booth in WTC Primary School, Enugu State. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - 9:35am Jonathan has difficulty with card accreditation
President Goodluck Jonathan's card accreditation taking longer than expected, President, wife and mother with others gathered patiently wait. READ MORE...
March 28, 2015 - 9:17am Jonathan arrives ward in Otuoke, Bayelsa
President Goodluck Jonathan has arrived Unit 13, Ward 39 in Otuoke, Bayelsa State with his wife, Patience to get accredited.
March 28, 2015 – 8:43am - Buhari, wife get accredited in Katsina
APC Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari and wife, Aisha arrive at polling station in Daura, Katsina State, gets accredited.
March 28, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: Chaos in Agege as political thugs invade INEC office
Chaos erupted in the Agege area of Lagos on Saturday, March 28, as armed thugs invaded the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: Nigeria decides as Presidential elections hold
The Presidential elections hold in all 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory – the outcome will affect the whole of the African continent. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: UN provides $60M for success of polls
The High Level Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mohammed Ibn Chambas has said that the UN had provided the sum of $60 million to ensure the success of Nigeria’s general elections. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - In Borno 70, 000 Internally Displaced Persons to vote in Maiduguri camps
INEC says most of the IDPs who did not register in camps, but chose to stay with their relatives will also be voting at designated voting centres. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Muhammadu Buhari APC Presidential candidate lands in Katsina to vote
Buhari arrived at the Katsina Airport at about 4:40pm today, March 27, aboard a private jet. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan President arrives Bayelsa ahead of elections
The President landed in his native Bayelsa State today, March 27 and is expected to vote while there. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015 ‘We’ll announce results in 48 hours,’ Jega says
Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly elections will hold tomorrow, Saturday, March 28. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015 ‘We’ll accept election results,’ Jonathan, Buhari say
Jonathan and Buhari reached the agreement while signing a new peace accord on Thursday, March 26. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - In Edo Election materials reach difficult terrains
Late arrival of electoral materials to polling units, especially in difficult terrains, had been a major challenge in previous elections in the state. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015 NYSC, INEC reassure Nigerians of safety of corps members
NYSC director-general also gave assurance on the welfare of the corps members participating in the elections including payment of their allowances. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015 'We are ready in Epe,' says INEC Electoral Officer.
The Electoral Officer said that plans have been put in place to move the election materials to the wards in the riverine area. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 – APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari sends final message ot Nigerians ahead of polls
Buhari will go head to head with incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan for Nigeria’s presidency tomorrow, March 28. READ MORE...
March 27, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan Read President's national broadcast speech on 2015 elections
President Goodluck Jonathan addresses the nation on the forthcoming 2015 elections which hold tomorrow, March 28, 2015. READ MORE…
March 26, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan: ‘Don’t make mistake of voting Buhari,’ President warns Nigerians
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that voting for All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari is a gamble not worth taking. READ MORE...
March 26, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015 Buhari, Jonathan meet, agree on peaceful polls
The meeting was arranged by former Head of State and National Peace Committee Chairman, Abdulsalam Abubakar. READ MORE…
March 26, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: ‘We’ve made rigging impossible,’ Jega says
Jega also said that the attacks against him for insisting on using electronic card readers for the polls were being launched by potential election riggers. READ MORE…
March 26, 2015 - In Ondo: Deputy Governor defects from PDP to APC
Alhaji Ali Olanusi reportedly made the move from the ruling party to the opposition party, today, March 26. READ MORE…
March 26, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: Jonathan, Buhari hug as they sign new peace accord [PHOTOS]
Jonathan and Buhari are pictured embracing after emerging from a closed door meeting which held at the Sheraton Hotels in Abuja. READ MORE…
March 26, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: Jonathan, Buhari in closed door meeting
The meeting started at 9:10am today, March 26 and is taking place at Sheraton hotels in Abuja. READ MORE…
March 25, 2016 - Femi Fani-Kayode ‘APC working with INEC to rig elections,’ PDP spokesperson says
Fani-Kayode also called into question INEC’s determination to use card readers which according to him are defective in many ways. READ MORE…
March 25, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015 3 days to Presidential elections, Jega says polls will be ‘flawless’
Jega based his optimism on the level of the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) preparedness for the polls. READ MORE…
March 25, 2015 - Muhammadu Buhari Court adjourns disqualification suit against APC candidate
The Federal High court reached the decision on Wednesday, March 25, and held that it should apply to all pending disqualification suits against Buhari. READ MORE…
March 25, 2015 - Nigeria Elections 2015: IG of Police orders movement restriction on poll days
The Inspector General of Police made the order in a bid to ensure adequate security for citizens during the polls. READ MORE…
March 25, 2015 - Muhammadu Buhari: APC candidate urges supporters to shun violence
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has urged his supporters to shun violence in the upcoming general elections. READ MORE…
March 24, 2015 – Ballot boxes to arrive in states March 25
Ballot papers to be used for the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, March 28, will be moved from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) vaults from March 25, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) has said. READ MORE…
March 23, 2015 - Barack Obama: US President sends message to Nigerians ahead of elections
US President, Barack Obama urged Nigerian citizens and leaders to ensure that the polls are violence-free. READ MORE…
March 23, 2015 – Court bars soldiers from polling stations
The Federal High Court reached the decision on Monday, March 23, and restrained President Goodluck Jonathan from using the military to supervise the polls. READ MORE…