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    ‘Show result of election from your polling unit’ — Yahaya Bello asks appointees

‘Show result of election from your polling unit’ — Yahaya Bello asks appointees

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked all his appointees to submit a report of their ''stewardship'' in the last election.Bello won the governorship election held in November.He polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482.The governor won in [...]

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    The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Dino Melaye, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, to reclaim his position as senator representing Kogi west. Melaye had sent Adeyemi packing from the senate in 2015. Melaye also floored him in the February 28, 2019 election. However, Adeyemi did not rest on his oars. For him, the battle did not end after [...]

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    How Kogi west voters chose Adeyemi over Melaye

How Kogi west voters chose Adeyemi over Melaye

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    CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says Saturday’s supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district is an opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address many flaws.In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the November 16 election in the state was tainted by electoral malpractices and violence.Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer, [...]

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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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    EXTRA: Yahaya Bello’s deputy describes him as ‘governor with swag’

EXTRA: Yahaya Bello’s deputy describes him as ‘governor with swag’

Edward Onoja, deputy governor of Kogi state, has described Yahaya Bello as a "governor with swag".Swag is slang which loosely translates as being stylish.In a tweet on Sunday, Onoja said Bello is his "boss, leader and friend"."My boss, my leader my friend. Governor with swag! Who want tamper there?" he tweeted.My boss, my leader my friend. Governor with swag! Who want tamper [...]

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    Yahaya Bello is a bigger masquerade than David Lyon, says Oshiomhole

Yahaya Bello is a bigger masquerade than David Lyon, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, as a bigger masquerade than David Lyon, governor-elect of Bayelsa state.Speaking with state house correspondents after he presented Bello to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the APC national chairman said winning election for a new term shows the governor of Kogi is [...]

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    We have no issues with Jonathan, says PDP

We have no issues with Jonathan, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has no issues with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan over the party's loss in the Bayelsa governorship election.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, said this during an interview with journalists after a meeting of the party’s national working committee (NWC) in Abuja, on Wednesday.There have been reports that Jonathan may face disciplinary action over his alleged [...]

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    PDP senators: Results of Bayelsa, Kogi elections not a reflection of people’s votes

PDP senators: Results of Bayelsa, Kogi elections not a reflection of people’s votes

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the senate has rejected the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship election results.The senators, led by Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, announced the rejection of the results at a news conference in Abuja, on Wednesday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared David Lyon and Yahaya Bello, candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa [...]

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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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    ‘We knew it wasn’t going to be easy’ — IGP speaks on Kogi, Bayelsa elections

‘We knew it wasn’t going to be easy’ — IGP speaks on Kogi, Bayelsa elections

Mohammed Adamu, inspector general of police, says the police knew that the elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states would be challenging.He said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists after President Muhammadu Buhari held a meeting with security chiefs at the presidential villa, Abuja.Adamu said all security personnel deployed by the police had special identification tags, unlike "fake security operatives sponsored [...]

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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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    Yahaya Bello reelected as governor of Kogi

Yahaya Bello reelected as governor of Kogi

Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been reelected as the governor of Kogi state.Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482.The governor won in 12 local government areas out of the 21 in the state.He was [...]

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    How it went: Announcement of Kogi governorship election results

How it went: Announcement of Kogi governorship election results

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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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    VIDEO: ‘This is not an election’ — Melaye rejects result ahead of INEC declaration

VIDEO: ‘This is not an election’ — Melaye rejects result ahead of INEC declaration

Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west, says he has never seen an election like that of Saturday in his life.In a video he posted on social media, the politician alleged that all the returning officers in the senatoral district were compromised.He said the Independent National Electoral (INEC) ought to declare the exercise inconclusive because [...]

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