Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Senator about to make history, may become Nigeria’s first elected female governor

By News Express on 12/04/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 8,856

Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan is about to make history by becoming the first Nigerian woman to be elected a State Governor.

Reports from Taraba State say Jumai, the first female governorship candidate from the entire northern part of the country, won yesterday’s election. There is no official yet but News Express learnt that the woman fondly called Mama Taraba is leading in the vote count.

Senator Al-Hassan ran on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Her first major political breakthrough came when she was elected Senator for the Taraba North constituency of Taraba State in the April 2011 Federal elections. She ran on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform but later defected to APC.

Though the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) is yet to officially announce her winner, Nigerians are already celebrating Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan’s feat on social media.

•Photo shows Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan.

Source News Express

Posted 12/04/2015 07:53:46 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Okorocha cancels MoU between oil firms and host...

Nigerian Navy acquires new vessel from China

Hate Speech redefined

Bayelsa spends N123 billion on debt servicing

BVN: Give Nigerians abroad more time, Dabiri-Erewa urges...

Relax, PDP won’t disintegrate: Fayose

UTME: Proprietors of delisted CBT centres under investigation,...

BREAKING NEWS: Chief of Army Staff escapes assassination...

Nuhu Ribadu rejoins APC

Police arrest suspected killer of Enugu monarch

Peterside hails Magnus Abe on Senate Committee appointment,...

Lagos unveils youth developmental roadmap


Latest News 19 reported killed as Boko Haram launches deadly attack on Borno village Reps declare Oshiomhole threat to democracy, seek arrest Deadly fumes kill 7 in Anambra APC Governors, power brokers at war over Direct Primaries •South West Gov threatens to defect CSNAC petitions EFCC over multi-million dollars defence contract fraud 2019: Ganduje dares Kwankwaso to launch campaign in Kano UN alerts on attacks during Eid-El-Kabir IPOB threatens uprising over alleged detention of protesting women Senators to APC: Saraki not the cause of your failure BNYL rejects Operation Python Dance 3 in South East PDP condemns demolition of Aiyefele’s studio 700 Nigerians drown in Mediterranean Sea


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (379,131 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (367,431 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (297,213 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (242,513 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (223,527 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (217,589 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (193,238 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (175,364 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (160,011 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (158,879 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (153,168 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (143,430 views)


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (56) Business & Economy (3,465) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (912) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (528) Features (642) Global Business Monitor (295) International (2,281) Interview (162) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (135) News (38,163) Opinion (1,063) Pidgin (11) Politics (6,108) Religion (829) Sports (1,653) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update


CBN banner

Firstmobile banner




Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid 2-4 Highlights and Goals


APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera