Mostly sunny. Hot.

7 day
  • Tuesday 19-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Wednesday 20-33°c Sunny. Hot. Sunny. Hot.
    Thursday 20-33°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Friday 20-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Saturday 20-34°c Mostly sunny. Hot. Mostly sunny. Hot.
    Sunday 23-32°c Morning clouds. Warm. Morning clouds. Warm.
More News

African Union welcomes Buhari's win

2015-04-01 09:30
Nigeria elections

Addis Ababa - African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma on Wednesday congratulated Muhammadu Buhari for winning the presidential election, praising outgoing leader Goodluck Jonathan for "graciously accepting the results."

Dlamini-Zuma, in a statement released at the Ethiopian headquarters of the 54-member AU bloc, said the result "demonstrates the maturity of democracy" in Nigeria.

Also Read: Buhari praises Jonathan for peaceful handover

The AU Commission chief added that she hoped the people "will be united in facing the challenges of stability, security and development in their country."

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said Buhari won 15,424,921 votes, or 53.95 percent, of the 28,587,564 total valid ballots cast.

Read more on: au  |  nkosazana dlamini-zuma  |  muhammadu buhari  |  2015 elections

More In This Category
Lasun emerges new Deputy Speaker

Hon Yusuf Sulaimon Lasun has been elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the 8th Assembly..

APC rejects Saraki, Dogara

The All Progressives Congress has rejected the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.

El-Rufai downsizes ministries from 19 to 13

Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State has reduced the number of ministries in the state from 19 to 13 for effective service delivery.

Political thugs disrupt Katsina Assembly inauguration

Political thugs are alleged to have disrupted the 8th Katsina State House Assembly inauguration proceedings.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
News24 |   OLX  |   PriceCheck  |   Careers24