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    Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

Court orders INEC to allow Akinlade access election materials

The Ogun state governorship election petition tribunal has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to grant Adekunle Akinlade, candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM),  access to the documents used for the conduct of March 9 election in the state.A three-man panel led by Chinwe Onyeabor, presiding judge, gave the order at its inaugural sitting following an ex parte motion [...]

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    INEC: Securing highest number of votes not enough to win guber poll

INEC: Securing highest number of votes not enough to win guber poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says a governorship candidate may not be declared winner despite getting the highest number of votes in a state.In a circular published on its website, which carries INEC’s “regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the 2019 elections,” the commission stated that for a governorship candidate to be declared winner, he/she must emerge winner [...]

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    Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded election, has cautioned those trying to intimidate voters to steer clear.The former Anambra governor said this while reacting to incidents that played out in some parts of the country during the presidential and national assembly elections.In Lagos, suspected political thugs hijacked and set electoral materials on [...]

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    Court disqualifies Taraba APC guber candidate

Court disqualifies Taraba APC guber candidate

A federal high court in Jalingo, Taraba state, has disqualified Sani Danladi, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The development comes three days to the governorship election.The ruling was based on alleged falsification of age in the documents  Danladi presented to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Danladi's major contender in the race is Darius Ishaku, the incumbent governor, who [...]

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    Imo APC: Okorocha faction loses out as court upholds Uzodinma’s candidacy

Imo APC: Okorocha faction loses out as court upholds Uzodinma’s candidacy

An Imo high court says Hope Uzodinma is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 governorship election in the state.The court, presided over by justice Kemakolam Ojiako, upheld the prayers of Eze Madumere, Imo deputy governor, and nullified the governorship primary held by governor Rochas Okorocha faction of Imo APC.The judge granted the prayers of Madumere [...]

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    When Osun humbled a god‎

When Osun humbled a god‎

Osun, second wife of Sango, after whom "the state of Osun" is named, holds a special place in the pantheon of Yoruba mythology‎.Osun, goddess of fertility, was a great cook. She‎ held Sango in her thrall with her cooking. That was the power she had over him. She was also very clever. She wheedled Oba, Sango's first wife, into [...]

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    INEC: Only votes of Osun people will determine the next governor

INEC: Only votes of Osun people will determine the next governor

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says only the votes of the people of Osun will determine the next governor of the state.Solomon Soyebi, chairman, information and voter education committee of INEC, said this in a statement on Sunday.This followed the outrage as a result of the declaration of the poll inconclusive.Joseph Fuwape, returning officer of the election, had [...]

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    How it went: Voting and collation of Osun guber poll

How it went: Voting and collation of Osun guber poll

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    Yero, ex-Kaduna governor, joins governorship race

Yero, ex-Kaduna governor, joins governorship race

Ramalan Yero, a former governor of Kaduna state, has declared his interest to run for the state's governorship election in 2019.Yero presented his letter of intent to contest the election at the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s secretariat on Monday.The former governor is currently under investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for alleged fraud.In [...]

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    Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Zamfara senator joins governorship race

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has expressed his intention to contest the state's governorship election.The senator made known his intention when executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state paid him a Sallah visit at his residence in Tsafe local government area of the state.Marafa said he decided to join the governorship race following calls across the [...]

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    Ex-envoy to Osun guber aspirants: Stop the clamour for zoning… sell your programme to the people

Ex-envoy to Osun guber aspirants: Stop the clamour for zoning… sell your programme to the people

Abdulyekin Abilagbo, a former ambassador of Nigeria to Sierra Lone, says statements made by Osun gubernatorial aspirants are polarising state.Speaking with journalists on Wednesday, Abilagbo expressed concern that some people were fanning the embers of religion and ethnicity.“It is so worrisome that most of those aspiring to govern the state has not come up with the blueprints and programmes of [...]

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    Not too old to run: Useni wants to be Plateau gov — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Not too old to run: Useni wants to be Plateau gov — 34 years after ruling Bendel

Plateau state will make history if Jeremiah Useni, retired lt. general and senator representing Plateau south senatorial district, achieves his next political target.In a letter seen by TheCable, the senator expressed his wish to govern the state in 2019. If he eventually succeeds, he will be the oldest elected governor in Nigeria.In the letter addressed to Timothy Golu, a member [...]

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    Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Okorocha: God in support of my son-in-law’s governorship ambition 

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says "God is in support" of the governorship ambition of Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law. The governor has endorsed Nwosu, who is his current chief of staff, as his successor.In a statement on Sunday, Okorocha said 24 out of the 37 local government areas in the state have also backed Nwosu on his governorship ambition.Okorocha described him [...]

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    Tribunal upholds Obaseki’s election as Edo governor

Tribunal upholds Obaseki’s election as Edo governor

The Edo election petition tribunal on Friday upheld the election of Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as governor of the state.Delivering the judgment, the three-member tribunal led by justice Ahmed Badamasi dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as lacking in merit.Badamasi held that the petitioners failed in [...]

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    Akiolu: No one should contest against Ambode in 2019

Akiolu: No one should contest against Ambode in 2019

Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, has advised Lagos governorship hopefuls not to contest against the incumbent governor, Akinwumi Ambode, in the 2019 election.The monarch on Thursday said Ambode and his deputy, Oluranti Adebule, will govern Lagos state for the next six years.He noted that fielding anyone against the pair would be a money-wasting venture.THISDAY quoted him to have said this at [...]

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    INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

INEC fixes Nov 18 for Anambra gov election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will hold the Anambra governorship election on November 18, 2017.Solomon Soyebi, a national commissioner INEC, announced this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday.He said the 1999 constitution as amended, and the electoral act, had stipulated that the earliest day for the conduct of the election shall be October 18, while [...]

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