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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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    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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    Kogi election might be bloody, CDD warns

Kogi election might be bloody, CDD warns

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the incidents of violence can affect voters turnout during the governorship election in Kogi state.In a statement jointly signed by Adele Jinadu, CDD chairman, and Idayat Hassan, the director, the organisation said the language being used by politicians in the state can affect voter confidence and the credibility of the process.The CDD [...]

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    Group expresses concern over abuse of girls

Group expresses concern over abuse of girls

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), a regional peacebuilding organisation, has expressed concern over the continuous abuse of girl child in the country.In a statement on Thursday, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, WANEP board chair, said the spate of conflicts across communities in the north is having negative impact on girls.She spoke in commemoration of the 2019 international day of the girl child [...]

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    Aisha Buhari breaks silence as world marks Girl Child Day

Aisha Buhari breaks silence as world marks Girl Child Day

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has broken her silence to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child.The wife of the president suddenly stopped making comments on national issues, and has not been seen on public occasions for some time.In a tweet to commemorate the Girl Child Day on Friday, the first lady said parents need to protect their [...]

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Edo assembly: ‘We’ll not tolerate acts of violence over new leadership, says Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has warned that his government would not tolerate acts of violence from individuals and groups in the state. According to NAN, the Obaseki issued the warning through a statement by Paul Ohonbamu, the state commissioner for communication and orientation, in Benin, on Wednesday. He also threatened to be decisive in dealing warning with offenders. “The warning is coming [...]

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    Police: We’ve uncovered plans to disrupt May 29 handover in Ogun

Police: We’ve uncovered plans to disrupt May 29 handover in Ogun

The Ogun state police command says it has uncovered plans by some persons to disrupt the May 29 handover ceremony in the state.In a statement on Tuesday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command's spokesman, said all forms of rallies or procession in public spaces in the state should be suspended.Oyeyemi said "some enemies of peace" have planned to hold rallies disguised in [...]

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    Abuja residents: Police frustrating our plan to protest violence against women

Abuja residents: Police frustrating our plan to protest violence against women

Some residents of Abuja have accused the federal capital territory (FCT) police command of frustrating their plan to protest the violence against women. In a statement on Thursday, the group said twice, the police command rejected their letter for a proposed march against what they term violence against women in Abuja. Some of the women arrested during raids conducted by the [...]

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    INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state.According to Punch, some of the workers expressed concerns for their lives and safety, adding that they are gripped with fear when election approaches.One of the workers, identified simply as Cordelia, reportedly said the workers panic heightened [...]

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    Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

The Rivers state police command says it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring maximum security during the governorship election on Saturday.In a statement on Friday, Usman Belel, the state commissioner of police, said the force had deployed 15,544 of its troops to various parts of the state as part of its effort to curb violence and ensure the safety [...]

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    ‘Many lives have been lost’ – bishop warns against divisive politics in Kaduna

‘Many lives have been lost’ – bishop warns against divisive politics in Kaduna

Matthew Man-Oso Ndagoso, Catholic archbishop of Kaduna, has warned against divisive politics in the state.The bishop gave the warning amid the increasing spread of ethnic and religious propaganda in the state ahead of the governorship poll scheduled for Saturday.Speaking at a press conference in Kaduna on Thursday, Ndagoso asked politicians not to plunge the state into crisis in their [...]

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    PDP hiring thugs to attack collation centres overnight, says Keyamo

PDP hiring thugs to attack collation centres overnight, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is currently recruiting thugs to attack collation centres overnight.In a statement on Saturday, Keyamo said the PDP is trying to cause violence nationwide to make the election inconclusive.He asked security operatives to guard the collation centres to avoid disruption of the collation of result [...]

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    Rotary Club calls for peace ahead of polls

Rotary Club calls for peace ahead of polls

Rotary international district 9110 has asked Nigerians to maintain peace and harmony as they prepare to participate in the general election.Speaking on Thursday at an event to mark the 2019 world peace and understanding day in Lagos, Ehi Braimah, president of the Rotary Club of Lagos, said the organisation has a duty to address the underlying cause of conflict around [...]

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Elder statesmen urge politicians to accept final results announced by INEC

A group of elder statesmen has asked participants in the forthcoming election to accept the final results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) or seek redress through constitutional means.In a statement on Thursday, the statesmen said they cannot stand by and watch as the nation bleeds from violence, economic hardship and insurgency.The group includes Yakubu Gowon, former head [...]

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    Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the president never called for violence in Zamfara state but was "only weighing in on a joke".Keyamo said this while responding to the comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a rally in Port Harcourt on Monday.Atiku had accused Buhari of preaching violence, saying it is [...]

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    US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a meeting with Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the ambassador said any politician whose utterances incite people to violence would be held to account for the crime.He [...]

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