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The turnout at polling unit 005 in the Bale Galtimari ward of the Jere Local Government Area might have been very low but at least there were no reports of violent incidences Photo credit: Shettima Lawan Monguno

Violence, including the killing of at least 17 people, mars the gubernatorial elections in some of the 28 states in Nigeria

19 March 2023

Elections marred as people were killed, voters, INEC staff and journalists were brutally beaten and many were arrested for vote-buying as they tried to rig the results.

Huge fire at Gamboru Market in Maiduguri causes panic among voters during gubernatorial elections

18 March 2023

Apart from terrifying market fire, gubernatorial elections in northern Nigerian run far more smoothly and peacefully than the presidential elections three weeks ago.

Lack of support, few resources and cultural beliefs the main reasons for the low number of women candidates in elections

13 March 2023

ElectHER, a non-governmental organisation that champions the inclusion of women in politics, has said it is disappointed by the number of women who ran for parliamentary seats in the recent general elections, saying the number was lower than in previ

INEC hopes election postponement and extended naira cash deadline will entice more people to vote in gubernatorial elections 

9 March 2023

Two major factors since Nigeria’s general elections on February 25 have given political parties hope that many more voters will turn out for the coming gubernatorial elections.

Controversies and disputes do not stop ruling party’s Bola Tinubu from winning presidential vote

1 March 2023

Opposition parties say presidential election was a sham and have called on Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, to step down.

Political parties say general elections not free and fair and accuse INEC officials of rigging the vote in favour of the All Progressives Congress

28 February 2023

The Labour Party (LP) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) say Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to conduct free and fair elections and they have accused it of rigging the votes

All Progressives Congress, the ruling party, in the lead as first election result from Ekiti State is announced

27 February 2023

Even though it is early days, the first of the 36 states to announce the results of Saturday’s general elections, Ekiti State, has placed the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party, in the lead.

Political thugs force INEC to extend voting to Sunday at 141 polling units in Bayelsa State and at several others in Cross River State

26 February 2023

It was not plain sailing at all polling booths across Nigeria as political thugs forced elections to be extended to Sunday in at least two states and suspended elections in […]

Dire threats from insurgents put an end to Kaga rural dwellers’ hopes of participating in the elections

26 February 2023

Many rural people living in the south of the Kaga Local Government Area were bitterly disappointed as they did not get the chance to vote in the general elections on Saturday because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)