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#NigeriaDecides: Muhammadu Buhari Wins Presidential Election #Nigeria2015

buhari wins 2015The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), has won the March 28 presidential election.

 

Buhari, contesting the office for the fourth time, polled 15,424,921 votes against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, of the Peoples Democratic Party to clinch the presidential seat.

 

Jonathan scored 12,853,162 votes.

 

The President-elect, a Head of State between 1984 and August 1985, won the contest in 21 states of the federation, leaving Jonathan with victories in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

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Buhari won the election in 16 northern states and five south western states while Jonathan won the poll in three northern states, the FCT and 12 South-South and South-East states.

 

The highest number of votes was recorded in Kano, where Buhari scored 1,903,999 votes while Jonathan recorded his biggest victory in a controversial election in Rivers, garnering 1,487,075 votes in the state, where a large scale protest had attempted to stop the huge vote.

 

STORY SOURCE: PUNCHNG

#NigeriaDecides: I urge all Nigerians to take the necessary steps to ensure that violence and hatred play no part in these elections – Kofi Annan

Statement by Kofi Annan ahead of the Nigerian Presidential Election

26 March 2015

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Nigeria is headed towards historic elections on Saturday. Though many observers express concern due to Nigeria’s history of violent elections, I am enthusiastic about what they represent for Nigeria’s political development. Nigerians have a genuine choice between two parties and two very different candidates.

By publicly reaffirming their commitment to the Abuja Accord, to free, fair and credible elections, and calling on their supporters to refrain from violence, President Jonathan and General Buhari have demonstrated leadership qualities befitting the high office to which they aspire.

By signing this pledge, the two leading candidates have reminded their supporters that they are merely rivals, not enemies. Both aspire to serve their country and the nation will have to stand united both during and after the elections.

I congratulate the National Peace Committee, and particularly its chairman, General Abdulsalam Abubakar, for taking this meritorious initiative.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) too has worked hard to prepare the upcoming elections, the most challenging on the continent due to Nigeria’s size and complexity. But the responsibility for free, fair and peaceful elections does not lie with INEC alone. All stakeholders have a role to play in ensuring that the elections come off in the best conditions. Read more

VIDEO + TEXT: Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on 2015 General Elections #NigeriaDecides

Dear friends, as the presidential campaign draws to a close, let us talk – Nigerian to Nigerian.

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My interactions with Nigerians from all over the country over the last few months have left me with an overwhelming sense of the expectations the citizens of Nigeria hold for the future.

There was a little girl who donated her savings because she believes in our campaign.

The young men and women at our campaign rallies who run after our motorcade, screaming ‘Change’.

The fisherman in Bayelsa who lost his livelihood because of the polluted Ogboinbiri River.

The welder from Ibadan who struggles under the weight of poor power supply.

This campaign has been about them, and millions of others who have been let down by their government. From Enugu to Edo, Cross Rivers to Kano, Ondo to Benue, and everywhere in between, Nigerians are tired of the status quo. Without exception, they want a more secure living environment, better economic opportunities, and a more accountable government, they want a country they can be proud of. Read more

VIDEO + TEXT: President Jonathan’s National Broadcast on 2015 General Elections #NigeriaDecides

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN, GCFR ON THE 2015 GENERAL ELECTIONS, FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 2015

Dear Compatriots,

President Goodluck Jonathan

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1. As we prepare to go to the polls tomorrow, I have come before you this morning to express my immense appreciation for the opportunity you gave me to lead this great nation of ours in the past four years.
2. I also wish to place on record, once again, my sincere gratitude for the support you have given my administration without which the significant progress we have made in recent years would not have been possible.
3. In spite of the many challenges we have had to contend with since 1999, our present democratic dispensation continues to endure and grow stronger in keeping with the yearnings and aspirations of our people.
4. We have all worked very hard to nurture and strengthen our democratic institutions and promote the good governance practices which they were designed to deliver for the better well-being of our people.
5. I believe I can say without fear of contradiction that we all clearly cherish the democracy we now have and will never willingly give it up for any other form of governance.

6. This much-cherished democracy of ours is about to be put to the test once again.
7. I urge you all to troop out en-masse to peacefully perform your civic duty of voting for leaders of your choice tomorrow. Read more

VIDEO + TEXT: Buhari’s Speech At Chatham House – Nigeria’s Transition

Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition

 

Buhari at Chatham House  26th March 2015Permit me to start by thanking Chatham House for the invitation to talk about this important topic at this crucial time. When speaking about Nigeria overseas, I normally prefer to be my country’s public relations and marketing officer, extolling her virtues and hoping to attract investments and tourists. But as we all know, Nigeria is now battling with many challenges, and if I refer to them, I do so only to impress on our friends in the United Kingdom that we are quite aware of our shortcomings and are doing our best to address them.

The 2015 general election in Nigeria is generating a lot of interests within and outside the country. This is understandable. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy, is at a defining moment, a moment that has great implications beyond the democratic project and beyond the borders of my dear country. Read more

VIDEO: 2Face Idibia – Vote Not Fight #VOTEnotFight

The “Vote Not Fight”: Election no be War project is a youth non-violence voter education campaign by The 2Face Foundation and Youngstars Foundation

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Introducing ADOPT-A-CAMP @AdoptCamp

About Adopt-A-Camp
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The Adopt-A-Camp project was birthed in view of the growing number of Internally Displaced Persons in Nigeria. This increase has been largely due to the recent spate of insurgency in Nigeria which leaves many dead or injured, and several displaced.?

Adopt-A-Camp Trailer (Full documentary coming soon).

?Adopt-A-Camp seeks to complement ongoing efforts in assisting IDPs through an holistic support framework. This will be achieved by seeking and gathering assistance from well-meaning individuals and credible organizations, who wish to contribute their quota, no matter how small, to ensure IDPs have better living standard while anticipating an end to insurgency so they (IDPs) can either return to their homes or reintegrate well into their host communities.

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Distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Lagos & 12 other states: Friday, 7th – Sunday 9th November 2014

INEC logoThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in thirteen states in the third phase of the exercise to begin on Friday, 7th November and end on Sunday, 9th November 2014.

 

Also, the Commission has approved Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in the third phase to begin on Thursday, 13th November and end on Monday, 17th November 2014.

 

The states involved are: Adamawa, Borno, Edo, Imo, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.
The Commission had earlier conducted the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) and Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise in twenty one states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Phases I and II. Read more

INEC registers All Progressives Congress (APC)

PRESS STATEMENT

APC-LogoThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the application by three political parties – the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) – to merge into one, to be known as the All Progressives Congress.

On considering the application, the Commission found that the applicant-parties have met all statutory requirements for the merger, and has accordingly granted their request. Read more

Malala Yousafzai’s speech at the United Nations (FULL TEXT)

“In the name of God, the most beneficent, the most merciful.

Honorable UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon, respected president of the General Assembly Vuk Jeremic, honorable UN envoy for global education Mr. Gordon Brown, respected elders and my dear brothers and sisters: Assalamu alaikum.

Today is it an honor for me to be speaking again after a long time. Being here with such honorable people is a great moment in my life and it is an honor for me that today I am wearing a shawl of the late Benazir Bhutto. I don’t know where to begin my speech. I don’t know what people would be expecting me to say, but first of all thank you to God for whom we all are equal and thank you to every person who has prayed for my fast recovery and new life. Read more

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