All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, retired General Muhammadu Buhari has scored a total vote of 373, 961 to win Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s president Goodluck Jonathan in Benue State.
Jonathan polled 303, 737 in the contest involving 23 local government areas of the state.
Returning officer is Prof. Heward Mafuyai. Results was finally declared at 12:18am today (Tuesday).
The police in Lagos have arrested an 18-year-old lady, Kafayat Olawale, for allegedly stabbing to death her 32 year old boyfriend, Ojo Ijabike.
The incident happened on Friday on Olutola Adebayo Street, off Idimu Road, in the Alimosho area of Lagos State. Investigations by PUNCH Metro revealed that Ijabike, an indigene of Owo, Ondo State, had attempted to forcefully have carnal knowledge of the suspect when there was a scuffle between them.
Olawale, who hails from Osun State, was said to have stabbed the deceased in the heart region, while the 32-year-old victim inflicted injuries on her.
The landlord of the house, who heard the noise, was said to have broken the locked door and met the
duo lying in a pool of blood. They were reportedly rushed to a private hospital in the area where Ijabike, an electrician, gave up the ghost.
When Punch visited the Cele Egbe area, where the suspect was an apprentice in a hairdressing salon, he met her boss, who said Olawale was tricked into Ijabike’s apartment.
The woman, who did not identify herself, said:
“She is a little girl and I often tried to guide her home whenever it was late in the night. She cannot hurt a fly. Ojo (Ijabike) bought her a phone and she brought it to the office that morning. He called her and said he forgot the charger at home, that she should come over to pick it.
It was the charger she went to pick when he locked the door against her and wanted to sleep with her.”
A young man, who claimed to be the “real boyfriend of the suspect”, said the deceased was not in a relationship with Olawale. The barber, who said they had been dating since 2014, told PUNCH Metro he had warned Olawale to stop collecting gifts from the deceased.
“But she kept telling me it was just a normal friendship. I tried my best to always please her, but I am aware the guy was also giving her money and gifts and I knew his intention was not pure.
When he bought her the phone, I frowned at it. I was told it was on Friday when she was on her way to work that he called her to come over to his place to take the charger of the phone which he forgot to give her. That was how he wanted to take advantage of her and things went awry,” he said.
PUNCH visited where the incident happened on Olutola Adebayo Street and met co-tenants of the deceased. A girl took them to the one room apartment of the deceased, which was shut.
A drama however played out when their correspondent was directed to the landlord of the house, who quickly denied being the owner of the house.
“I am new in this house and just rented a shop here. I don’t know anything and cannot say anything,” the elderly man said.
Other residents equally declined to speak. PUNCH Metro subsequently visited the private hospital, where the duo was rushed to on Modupe Shittu Street.
A worker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, explained that the deceased was still alive when he was brought to the hospital.
“When they were rushed here, they were both alive. We, however, observed that the man was stabbed in the heart region. He died soon after. The girl also sustained injuries. I learnt that it was after the girl stabbed him that he collected the knife and began stabbing her in anger,” the worker said.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the deceased had first used the weapon to threaten the suspect so she could submit to his desire.
While the corpse of the victim was taken to the morgue, the suspect was arrested by policemen from the Ikotun division. A police source said the suspect was stabbed more than six times in her back.
“The lady was also injured. She was first hospitalised before she was arrested.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Kenneth Nwosu, confirmed the incident, adding that investigations were ongoing.
Below is what the star, Afro candy posted last night...
I pity all these people Chanting 'Sai Buhari' when your name is not 'Malam Douda'. It is clear this is a Tribal Election and Housa people stood by their own. When the chips are down, that's when Buhari Unfolds what he has in his Agenda, he won't recognize your name unless it sounds like 'ABOKI'. Then I'll be at my Base (USA) , Sipping on ma Moet with a little Umbrella Sticking out of it. I hear some of them talking shit, for their info I am a U.S Citizen and I can decide not to Visit Nigeria again until the 8 years he will rule or even until the world ends. I got the Power to Bring my whole Family over here if they chose......Na dem go use their own heads Carryiam!
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the moment, releasing the official 2015 presidential results..So far they have released results from Nine states ..If you missed the first 9 states check below...
The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) on Monday released the list of broadcasting stations that contravened the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting code from the beginning of electioneering campaign to date.
A statement signed by the commission’s Director/Head, Public Affairs, Alhaji Awwalu Salihu, in Abuja, said the contraventions included breaches of the rules on the broadcast of sponsored campaign materials.
Other breaches were the airing of campaign materials or programmes that promoted political parties
or candidates within the 24-hour prohibited period, as well as unauthorised networking by a group of stations.
The statement said that NTA breached the sensibilities rules while AIT and NTA both breached the rules on airing sponsored materials.
According to the statement, Rima Radio, Sokoto and BSES, Ekiti defaulted on denial of access.
They further said that 15 stations nationwide breached the code for advertising and promoting a political party after campaigns had stopped 24 hours to election time.
The stations included Liberty TV, Liberty FM, Karama FM, Alheri FM, NTA, AIT, Rima Radio, STV Lagos, TVC Lagos, NTV, PRTV, Jos, NTA Makurdi, Vision FM and Nigeria Info,
Others were BECOS TV, NTA Jos, Gombe Media Corporation Radio FM, OSBC TV and Freedom TV Ilesha.
According to the statement, all the stations involved had been either queried or outrightly sanctioned, according to the provisions of the Nigerian Broadcasting code.