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Bayelsa Guber: PDP’s Diri accuses Army of conniving with APC to rig poll

Bayelsa Guber: PDP’s Diri accuses Army of conniving with APC to rig poll Senator Douye Diri, the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate in the Bayelsa State governorship election has accused the Nigerian Army of conniving with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the polls in parts of the state. Addressing the press on Sunday in Yenagoa, Senator Diri said members of the PDP were...... more

Kogi Guber: PDP asks INEC to cancel over 100,000 votes ‘awarded’ to Yahaya Bello

Kogi Guber: PDP asks INEC to cancel over 100,000 votes ‘awarded’ to Yahaya Bello The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of awarding over 100,000 votes to candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Yahaya Bello, in Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. “The PDP issues a stern caution to the INEC over the fictitious votes being bandied...... more

Soldiers arrest Ogbia LG Chairman, lawmaker

Soldiers arrest Ogbia LG Chairman, lawmaker Two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Ogbia, the Chairman of Ogbia Local Government Council, Mr Ebinyo Turner and the lawmaker representing Ogbia Constituency 1 in the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Hon. Gibson Munalayefa have been arrested over allegations of being in possession of arms to be used to invade...... more

YIAGA Africa calls on INEC to conduct fresh governorship, senatorial elections in Kogi

YIAGA Africa calls on INEC to conduct fresh governorship, senatorial elections in Kogi The Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA Africa) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct new elections in Kogi State, following reported cases of violence, vote-buying and manipulation of voters. Channels TV reports YIAGA, in a statement, explained that the elections in the state did...... more

Kogi West election rerun: Melaye rejects results, describes poll as ‘helicopter election’

Kogi West election rerun: Melaye rejects results, describes poll as ‘helicopter election’ Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election, Dino Melaye, has condemned the results, calling it ‘fictitious’. Mr. Melaye who spoke to journalists in Abuja, alleged that the November 16 election was marred by compromise, extreme violence, and rigging. “The innovation is that what...... more

Bayelsa Guber: Democracy Watch Nigeria calls for cancellation of election results

Bayelsa Guber: Democracy Watch Nigeria calls for cancellation of election results A coalition of over 100 non-governmental organisations under the auspices of Democracy Watch Nigeria has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reject election results emanating from areas where elections never held in Bayelsa State Addressing the media on Sunday, 17th November, 2019, at Megalams Hotel, Yenagoa, Bayelsa, Dr....... more

Election: Don’t go for rerun, ex-militants beg Akpabio

Election: Don’t go for rerun, ex-militants beg Akpabio Ex-militants in the Niger Delta region have appealed to the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, not to contest in the rerun for the Akwa Ibom North West senatorial election, saying he was more useful to the people of the Niger Delta being in the ministry than the Senate....... more

Kogi election: PDP agent rejects results

Kogi election: PDP agent rejects results The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected election results from two local government areas in Kogi State. At the INEC collation office in Lokoja, the PDP’s agent, Mr. Joe Agada stated that the figures reeled out by the Collection Officers were outrageous. Mr. Agada reacted majorly to results from Adavi and...... more

Kogi election: Collation officer presents N50k bribe offered by politicians

Kogi election: Collation officer presents N50k bribe offered by politicians The Collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State, on Sunday, presented a fifty thousand naira bribe allegedly given to a presiding officer during Saturday’s election. The collation officer made this presentation after reeling out figures of the poll conducted within the...... more

INEC limits media access to Bayelsa election collation centre

INEC limits media access to Bayelsa election collation centre Several journalists, including major national newspapers and television stations, detailed by their organisations to cover the announcement of results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Bayelsa governorship polls, have been left stranded. The commission said that of the over 100 known newspapers in the country covering the governorship...... more

APC to PDP: Don’t think of causing trouble in Kogi

APC to PDP: Don’t think of causing trouble in Kogi The Yahaya Bello/Onoja Governorship Campaign Council has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to shelve any plans it might be harbouring of causing trouble and spreading falsehood, urging the opposition party to await the conclusion of the entire process that has been “free, fair and peaceful”. The ruling party in...... more

SDP’s Natasha Akpoti calls for cancellation of election in Kogi Central, Lokoja

SDP’s Natasha Akpoti calls for cancellation of election in Kogi Central, Lokoja The Governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has called for the cancellation of the elections in Kogi Central and parts of Lokoja, the state capital. Akpoti wants the Independent National Electoral Commission to cancel the elections in the areas and hold a rerun on the...... more

Bayelsa/Kogi: INEC condemns violence, assures fair conclusion

Bayelsa/Kogi: INEC condemns violence, assures fair conclusion The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern about some reported cases of violence in the Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. In a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja, INEC said that it was unfortunate...... more

Five killed in Kogi election violence

Five killed in Kogi election violence Five persons reportedly lost their lives during Saturday’s governorship and National Assembly rerun elections in Kogi State. It was learnt that in Abocho community in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, two people lost their lives. Residents gave names of the victims as Umoru Shuaib and Faruk Suleiman. Witnesses said...... more

Kogi gov’ship: “How votes were sold at N500”

Kogi gov’ship: “How votes were sold at N500” The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) Election Analysis Centre (EAC) CDD-EAC has said voters received as low as N500 to sell their votes in Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State. The CDD Director Idayat Hassan and CDD Senior Fellow, Prof. Ibrahim Jibrin said this in the preliminary report on the...... more

The situation in Kogi more challenging than Bayelsa — Police PRO

The situation in Kogi more challenging than Bayelsa — Police PRO The police have lamented that the violence in Kogi State during the governorship elections was worse than that of Bayelsa State. Elections had been disrupted in Ward 2, Lokoja, after gunshots were fired into the air by suspected thugs. They also made away with ballot boxes, even as electorates scampered for...... more

KogiBayelsa2019: Most voters who were willing to vote had opportunity to do so — INEC

KogiBayelsa2019: Most voters who were willing to vote had opportunity to do so — INEC  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says despite reports of violence recorded in different parts of Kogi and Bayelsa states, most voters who were willing to vote had the opportunity to do so. In a communique by its National Commissioner, Mr. Festus Okoye, the commission said it carefully monitored the electoral...... more

Edo 2020: Council APC leaders reaffirm support for Obaseki

Edo 2020: Council APC leaders reaffirm support for Obaseki Leaders of Esan South East Local Government chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have dissociated themselves from the statement issued by a chieftain of the party, Hon Victor Eboigbe. They made their position known in a statement issued in Benin City after an extended leadership meeting, weekend. The statement signed...... more

Okorocha, Amosun, Akeredolu, others to know fate as APC holds NEC meeting

Okorocha, Amosun, Akeredolu, others to know fate as APC holds NEC meeting Barring any last minute hitch, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will hold its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Friday. The party’s last NEC meeting was held in August last year, where it decided on the mode its primaries. A few months after the meeting,...... more

Men who want Obiano’s job

Men who want Obiano’s job  With about two years and eight months into his second term in office as the governor of Anambra State, Governor Willie Obiano on doubt has began to  brainstorm on who would succeed him at the end of his eight years tenure. His party, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has an...... more

Oyo guber: What lawyers think of Appeal Court verdict

Oyo guber: What lawyers think of Appeal Court verdict The judgement of the Court of Appeal in Ibadan over the Oyo State governorship election dispute has continued to draw reactions from lawyers. As a result of the confusion created by the judgement, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the ruling party in the state, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are...... more

BREAKING: APC in early lead in Bayelsa governorship election

BREAKING: APC in early lead in Bayelsa governorship election The governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon is ahead of his counterpart in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri as unit results trickled in after Saturday’s governorship election. Generally, unit results showed that Lyon was leading the PDP Candidate, Douye Diri,...... more

Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat

Jonathan’s kinsmen celebrate PDP’s defeat Kinsmen of former President Goodluck Jonathan in Kolo, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State trooped out to celebrate the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ward 9 after the governorship election in the area on Saturday. They took over the road leading to Ogbia Town immediately the results...... more

KogiDecides2019: We shall record zero votes in areas where ballot boxes were snatched ― INEC

KogiDecides2019: We shall record zero votes in areas where ballot boxes were snatched ― INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has threatened to nullify results in areas where violence were perpetrated. There were incidents of ballot snatching and smashing in the three senatorial districts in Kogi State in Saturday governorship election. Speaking with Tribune Online on phone, Barrister Festus Okoye, National Commissioner in charge of...... more

Abia: Appeal Court affirms Gov. Ikpeazu’s election victory

Abia: Appeal Court affirms Gov. Ikpeazu’s election victory The Appeal Court sitting in Owerri has dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 governorship election, in Abia State, Alex Otti, challenging the victory of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in the polls. Ripples Nigeria reports that the court headed by Justice R....... more

Ogun Governorship Election Tussle: Akinlade heads for Supreme Court

Ogun Governorship Election Tussle: Akinlade heads for Supreme Court The Allied People Movement (APM) governorship candidate in the March 9th governorship election in Ogun State, Adekunle Akinlade has expressed his readiness to challenge the appeal court judgement which affirmed the victory of the state governor, Dapo Abiodun. Addressing representatives of the party from the 57 local government and local council...... more

Appeal Court affirms Bello’s election as Niger Governor

Appeal Court affirms Bello’s election as Niger Governor A Court of Appeal has affirmed the election of Mr. Abubakar Bello as the duly elected governor of Niger State. The court gave the affirmation, on Saturday, in a unanimous judgment delivered by a five-man panel of Justices, while ruling on the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and...... more

Bayelsa guber: Dickson alleges hijacking of voting materials

Bayelsa guber: Dickson alleges hijacking of voting materials Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa voted at Polling Unit 005, Ward 2, Toru-Orua community, Sagbama Local Government Area of the state, alleging that the All Progressives Congress of working with security agencies to hijack voting materials. He said after voting that security agencies had aided the APC to move voting materials...... more

How suspected thugs stormed Kogi PDP governorship candidate's polling unit

How suspected thugs stormed Kogi PDP governorship candidate's polling unit Suspected thugs have attempted to snatch ballot papers in the Odu Ward 4, Odu-Ogboyaga ward 1 of Dekina local government area in Kogi state, where the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mr Musa Wada cast his vote. The thugs were confronted by youths and security officials who threw stones and objects...... more

Restructuring: Fashola fears `Brexit experience’ for Nigeria

Restructuring: Fashola fears `Brexit experience’ for Nigeria The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has expressed fears that Nigeria may experience the Brexit experience unless youths in the country are given political education to make them understand the issue of restructuring. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a cross-section of Nigerians has been clamouring...... more

 

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