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Bayelsa, Kogi polls: IHRC urges security agencies, INEC to address security, logistics concerns

Establishes command centres By Joseph Erunke – Abuja The International Human Rights Commission, IHRC, has appealed to security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to immediately address the security and logistics concerns arising from Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states. The international rights organisation, which said it has established command centres […]

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We won’t interfere with Bayelsa, Kogi elections- Buhari

Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that there will be no interference in Saturday’s election in Bayelsa and Kogi States. This is even as Buhari has demanded exemplary conduct of non-partisanship on the part of election and law enforcement officials in the two states. He insisted that all must carry out their functions […]

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Bayelsa Attack: APC exonerated itself, accuses PDP campaign team of mobilizing armed thugs

By Omeiza Ajayi The All Progressives Congress APC has denied orchestrating Wednesday’s attack on some supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Nembe which reportedly led to the death of a non-editorial staff of the state-owned radio corporation and others. Instead, the APC said it has been vindicated with the violent outcome of the […]

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Rep wants Oil Companies, DPRS to relocate From Niger Delta

House of Representatives A motion seeking the relocation of headquarters of oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria and its regulators to states where they have dominant operations is before the House of Representatives. According to the sponsor of the motion, Hon. Farah Dagogo, representing Degema/ Bonny Federal Constituency from Rivers State, the motion has […]

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Akwa Ibom Assembly poll: APC petitions NJC, Appeal Court over alleged compromise

All Progressive Congress By Chioma Onuegbu – Uyo Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the March 9, 2019 House of Assembly elections for Uruefong\Oruko state constituency, Akwa Ibom state, Mr Aniefiok Omen Bassey, has petitioned the National Judicial Commission (NJC) and President of the Appeal Court, alleging that election petition tribunal erred in […]

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Kogi polls: Group cautions gladiators against violence

…says election is about unity, peace, development Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) By Chris Ochayi – Abuja Political gladiators in the scheduled November 16 governorship election in Kogi State and Kogi West rerun senatorial elections have been urged to apply caution and wisdom in the runoff to the elections. They were also asked to imbibe […]

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Kogi Guber : INEC expresses worries over court injunctions

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC By Boluwaji Obahopo, Lokoja The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has expressed concerns over indiscriminate court orders affecting its job. INECs National Commissioner and Chairman, Voters Education and Publicity, Festus Okoye who expressed the concerns on Wednesday while speaking at a media parley in Lokoja ahead of Saturday’s elections […]

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Updated: Edo APC suspends Obaseki, deputy, SSG over alleged anti-party activities

Gov Godwin Obaseki By Alemma Aliu, Benin-City The race for Edo 2020 governorship election took a new twist yesterday as leaders of the All Progressives Congress in Edo State suspended the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy governor, Philip Shaibu and the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie for alleged anti-party activities. They said […]

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Bayelsa Guber: Don’t let your son and PDP down, Gov Dickson charges Senator Diri’s kinsmen

Governor Seriake Dickson, Executive Governor of Bayelsa states By Emem Idio – Yenagoa Governor Seriake Dickson has charged the people of  Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area not to let their son and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, down by ensuring that they come out in their numbers to vote massively for the PDP on Saturday. Dickson, […]

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Breaking: Edo APC suspends Obaseki, deputy, SSG over alleged anti-party activities

Gov Godwin Obaseki By Alema Aliyu Leaders of the All Progressives Congress APC, in Edo State have suspended the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, his deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu and the Secretary to the state Government, Osarodion Ogie for alleged anti party activities. A chieftain of the party, Mr. Patrick Ikhariale stated this while briefing journalists […]

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Urhobo Network holds Annual lecture Dec 12

…to award Ibori, Augoye, Ibru, others By Festus Ahon – Asaba Director-General of Urhobo Network, a non-profit organization for the promotion of Urhobo political and economic advancement, Dr. Dafe Akpocha, has said the organization would hold its annual lecture/ award ceremony on 12th December 2019 at Ughelli, Delta State. Akpocha in a statement said the […]

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Gubernatorial Elections: NSCDC deploys for effective coverage

Following the determination to ensure hitch-free outings in the forthcoming Kogi and Bayelsa states election respectively, the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu has constituted and effectively deployed high powered teams of officers and men to provide adequate security coverage and prevent any act gravitating towards the breakdown of […]

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Pakistan’s opposition to ramp up protests to force out PM Imran Khan

Pakistani Prime Minister, Imran Khan Pakistani protesters were gathering on Wednesday and thousands of activists remained camped in the capital after an opposition leader pledged to ramp up action to oust Prime minister Imran Khan. Opposition leaders announced plans to block major highways, halt traffic and suspend the fuel supply from the southern port city […]

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Convene NEC meeting now or resign, APC Govs Forum DG tells Oshiomhole

….Bayelsa could go the way of Zamfara, Rivers’ …..NWC a shadow of itself’ All Progressive Congress Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja The Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum PGF, Salihu Mohammed Lukman has decried the political situation in Edo state, lamenting that being a mentee of the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Comrade […]

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Why court disqualified APC’s deputy gov candidate in Bayelsa

APC files appeal, says it’s travesty of justice Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo By Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Samuel Oyadongha THE Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, disqualified the Bayelsa State Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo. The court, in a judgement by Justice Inyang Ekwo, invalidated Degi-Eremienyo’s participation in the governorship […]