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    Be mindful of the CSOs you accredit to monitor elections, Yahaya Bello tells INEC

Be mindful of the CSOs you accredit to monitor elections, Yahaya Bello tells INEC

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to be mindful of the civil society organisation accredited to monitor elections.Some of the CSOs which monitored Saturday's governorship and senatorial rerun elections had raised the alarm over irregularities, citing instances.But speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Bello said the organisations that rated the elections poorly [...]

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    You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the nation's democracy from imminent collapse.Speaking on the recent elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the very foundation of Nigeria’s democracy is facing serious challenges.Hassan condemned the violence and disruptions in the two states, saying many voters were disenfranchised as a [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Lyon, the oil magnate who swept PDP out of Bayelsa

CLOSE-UP: Lyon, the oil magnate who swept PDP out of Bayelsa

Forty-eight hours to the election, David Lyon, candidate of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Bayelsa governorship poll, was not sure of participating in the exercise where he has just been declared the winner. Duoye Diri, his main rival in the election, had told voters that casting their ballot for Lyon is sheer waste because "APC has no [...]

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    Collation officer in Kogi presents ‘N50k bribe’ offered by politicians

Collation officer in Kogi presents ‘N50k bribe’ offered by politicians

A collation officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi state on Sunday presented a N50,000 bribe politicians allegedly offered to a presiding officer in Igalamela-Odolu local government area of the state during Saturday's election.There was widespread financial inducement by politicians during the election.The collation officer presented the money at the INEC head office in the state while [...]

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    How it went: Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

How it went: Elections in Kogi, Bayelsa

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    YIAGA: We’ll expose any illegality during Bayelsa guber poll

YIAGA: We’ll expose any illegality during Bayelsa guber poll

YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has vowed to expose any form of manipulation during the Bayelsa governorship election.In a statement, the group said its observers will keep providing up-to-date information as events unfold during the poll.YIAGA Africa urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure proper coordination with security agencies for the safety of personnel and materials."As one [...]

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    You won’t be spared, police warn ballot snatchers in Bayelsa, Kogi

You won’t be spared, police warn ballot snatchers in Bayelsa, Kogi

The police have vowed not to spare anyone who snatches ballot materials during Saturday's election in Kogi and Bayelsa states.AbdulMajeed Ali, deputy inspector general of police, operations, gave the warning at a press conference, on Thursday.He said anyone caught in such act will not live to repeat such action.“Anyone caught will not be spared and will not live to do [...]

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    Court nullifies APC guber primary in Bayelsa

Court nullifies APC guber primary in Bayelsa

A federal high court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Thursday, nullified the governorship primary election that produced David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The development comes a day after Lyon was disqualified from contesting the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, and the APC barred from fielding other candidates.Degi-Eremienyo, Lyon's deputy, was also disqualified on Tuesday [...]

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    We’ll follow Bayelsa election closely, says US

We’ll follow Bayelsa election closely, says US

The United States says it will consider consequences for violators of electoral rules during the gubernatorial election in Bayelsa state.Claire Pierangelo, US consul general in Nigeria, disclosed this during a press briefing in Lagos, on Wednesday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had scheduled November 16 for the election in both Bayelsa and Kogi states.Pierangelo said the consulate will follow the [...]

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    Four things to know about Bayelsa election

Four things to know about Bayelsa election

Bayelsa, one of the six states in the south-south region, is set to go through another governorship election four years after Seriake Dickson was elected governor of the state for a second term.The oil-rich state, which was carved out of Rivers in October 1996, has more than two million inhabitants spread across eight local governments areas.Bayelsa operates an off-cycle [...]

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    Appeal court upholds el-Rufai’s election

Appeal court upholds el-Rufai’s election

The court of appeal sitting in Kaduna has upheld the election Nasir el-Rufai as governor of the state.The appellate court gave the judgment on Thursday while dismissing the petition of Isah Ashiru, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the March 9 poll.Ashiru had challenged the outcome of the election at the tribunal but he lost. He had asked the [...]

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    Thugs have been mobilised for Kogi, Bayelsa polls, says INEC

Thugs have been mobilised for Kogi, Bayelsa polls, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says thugs have been mobilised to disrupt the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said this on Friday while speaking at the quarterly meeting of the inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) taking place in Abuja.He said the commission has discovered that politicians are sponsoring thugs to disrupt and [...]

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    If presidency goes to south-west in 2023, Osinbajo NOT Tinubu will get my vote

If presidency goes to south-west in 2023, Osinbajo NOT Tinubu will get my vote

Why are Nigerian politicians ravished by the thought of election? They complot and machinate over it. And when they eventually get into office, they spend four years scheming for another turn instead of honouring their contract with citizens. There is always a blue-print for the next election, but a subterfuge for governance and duty. The last general election was held in [...]

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    Kogi west elders back Yahaya Bello’s reelection

Kogi west elders back Yahaya Bello’s reelection

Community leaders under the umbrella of Kogi West Elders Forum (KWEF) have endorsed the reelection of Yahaya Bello, the state governor.In a communique released at the end of a meeting with the governor at the state liaison office in Abuja on Sunday, the elders said the decision was taken in the larger interest of the people of senatorial district.The elders [...]

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    Kogi APC primary election already compromised, say disqualified gov aspirants

Kogi APC primary election already compromised, say disqualified gov aspirants

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state have alleged that the party's primary election is compromised.The aspirants were among the 12 persons disqualified by the party's screening committee in the state.The eight aspirants are Hadiza Ibrahim, Sani Abdullahi, Yakubu Mohammed, Mohammed Audu, Patrick Akpa, Jubrin Usman, Babatunde Irukera, and Seidu Onailo.On Monday, the committee cleared [...]

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    CONFIRMED: Melaye joins Kogi guber race

CONFIRMED: Melaye joins Kogi guber race

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has confirmed that he is interested in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi state.One of Melaye's allies had earlier told TheCable that the lawmaker declared his gubernatorial ambition at a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting in Aiyetoro Gbede, his hometown in Kabba local government area of the state."He (Melaye) has met with PDP leaders [...]

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