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    Oshiomhole: PDP members who could have given us a fight in Edo are dead

Oshiomhole: PDP members who could have given us a fight in Edo are dead

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party is not at risk of losing the 2020 governorship election in Edo state.He said members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that "could serve as stumbling block in the state have joined their ancestors".Tony Anenih, former chairman of PDP board of trustees, who was from Edo [...]

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IMN ‘violated human rights’ by using children for protests

A group known as The Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC) has condemned the use of children during protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN).The group made this known at a press conference on Friday.In a statement signed by Joyce Ogwu, executive director, the centre raised the alarm, calling for an end to such.While acknowledging that the sect [...]

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    Illegal armed men ‘overstretched capacity of security agents’ during Kogi, Bayelsa polls

Illegal armed men ‘overstretched capacity of security agents’ during Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The Police Service Commission (PSC) says security agencies were overstretched as a result of the activities of "illegal armed men" during the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.There was widespread violence and harassment during the elections in the two states.In a statement, Ikechukwu Ani, the PSC spokesman, said the actions of the armed men overstretched the capacity of [...]

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    Dickson-Jonathan ‘face-off’, Southern Ijaw factor — five reasons APC defeated PDP in Bayelsa

Dickson-Jonathan ‘face-off’, Southern Ijaw factor — five reasons APC defeated PDP in Bayelsa

Since 1999 the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has held power in Bayelsa state. But the dominoes fell after Saturday's governorship election in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) clinched victory.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared David Lyon, candidate of the APC, winner of the election.Lyon defeated Duoye Diri, the PDP candidate, winning in six out of the eight local government [...]

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    Elections: Foreign observers speak on violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Elections: Foreign observers speak on violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Some international observers who monitored the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states have condemned the widespread violence during the polls.In a statement on Sunday, the observers, who are from Austria, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, said some of their members witnessed  violence and intimidation.They lamented the attempt to prevent the media, the electoral body [...]

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    Jonathan: When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs

Jonathan: When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says when citizens' votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs.He described the signals coming from Kogi and Bayelsa states as "disturbing".He said people are already being killed before the governorship elections scheduled for Saturday.Jonathan spoke in Port Harcourt during the presentation of a book by Gabriel Toby, a former deputy governor of Rivers, on [...]

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    Buhari to security agencies: Ballot materials must not be hijacked in Kogi, Bayelsa

Buhari to security agencies: Ballot materials must not be hijacked in Kogi, Bayelsa

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for peaceful elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement on Thursday, the president asked law enforcement agents to ensure that citizens are allowed to exercise their voting rights without intimidation.He also said any attempt to steal ballots must be stopped with all legal means."All must carry out their functions with fairness and transparency; without [...]

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    Driver shot dead as gunmen disrupt PDP rally in Bayelsa

Driver shot dead as gunmen disrupt PDP rally in Bayelsa

Simon Onu, a van driver with Bayelsa Radio, has been shot dead while several others sustained injuries at a political rally in Nembe Bayelsa state.The gunmen were said to have invaded the rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday afternoon while the event was ongoing.This is coming three days to the governorship election in the stateFidelis Soriwei, spokesman [...]

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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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    Result of guber election will humble Dickson, says APC

Result of guber election will humble Dickson, says APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is panic in the camp of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, over the impending a defeat of his candidate in Saturday's governorship election.Oshiomhole spoke at the rally held in support of David Lyon, governorship candidate of the APC, at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa, on Tuesday.The APC chairman mocked [...]

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    Situation Room: Military should take orders from INEC during elections

Situation Room: Military should take orders from INEC during elections

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has warned against the deployment of the soldiers in the November 16 governorship elections.The elections will be held in Kogi and Bayelsa.According to the PUNCH, Clement Nwankwo, convener of the Situation Room, said the military is not allowed to participate in elections in an ideal system, and that the police should be equipped to perform [...]

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    Kogi PDP: Delegate killed during guber primary has been buried

Kogi PDP: Delegate killed during guber primary has been buried

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state has confirmed the death of one Ibrahim Abdullahi, a delegate at the party's governorship primary election.The primary election came to a halt on Wednesday morning as gunmen invaded the venue of the exercise shooting sporadically.The gunmen were said to have stormed the Lokoja Confluence Stadium during vote-counting, causing confusion among the delegates [...]

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    VIDEO: Confusion as gunmen disrupt Kogi PDP primary election

VIDEO: Confusion as gunmen disrupt Kogi PDP primary election

The governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state came to a halt on Wednesday morning as gunmen invaded the venue of the exercise shooting sporadically.The gunmen were said to have stormed the Lokoja Confluence Stadium after delegates had voted on Tuesday, and during vote-counting in the early hours of Wednesday.Eight out of the 10 ballot [...]

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    APC clears 5 more aspirants for Kogi guber ticket without Audu

APC clears 5 more aspirants for Kogi guber ticket without Audu

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared five additional aspirants for the Kogi governorship primary election.But Mohammed Audu, son of the late Abubakar Audu, former governor of the state, was not on the fresh list of eligible contenders.The APC said he is not eligible to contest for its ticket because he is not a financial member of the party.The screening [...]

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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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