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    Melaye: I want to rescue Kogi from Yahaya Bello’s ‘greedocracy’

Melaye: I want to rescue Kogi from Yahaya Bello’s ‘greedocracy’

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he wants to banish hunger and rescue the state from Yahaya Bello, the governor.Speaking on Wednesday at the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Lokoja, the state capital, Melaye said the state is currently witnessing a government of greed.The senator, who is also an aspirant for the November 16 [...]

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    APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Emma Ibediro, APC's national organising secretary, said the primary election will hold on August 29, while election appeal is slated for September 2.He added that female and physically challenged aspirants will only [...]

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    Ex-minister of state for agriculture joins Bayelsa governorship race

Ex-minister of state for agriculture joins Bayelsa governorship race

Heineken Lokpobiri, the immediate past minister of state for agriculture and rural development, has declared his intention to contest for the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa state.NAN reports that Lokpobiri made his intention known on Saturday after consultation sessions with the state leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa.The former minister told the [...]

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    ICYMI: Court says graduates who skip NYSC can contest for governorship

ICYMI: Court says graduates who skip NYSC can contest for governorship

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court says graduates who did not participate in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme cannot be disqualified from governorship election.The court’s proclamation came on the back of a suit brought against Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun state, by Iyabo Anisulowo, a former senator.In December, TheCable reported how the governor was enmeshed in allegations [...]

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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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