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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Alleged Soldiers’ Brutality: Benue PDP petitions police commissioner

Leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Apa Ward, Ado Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue State have appealed to the state Police Commissioner over the alleged assault and intimidation of their members during the March 9 governorship election by soldiers on the orders of Agbese Philip. They alleged that Nelson Ogbu, Comrade James Oche, Emmanuel Aboh, Ogbu Ogaba, ...

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Governorship Poll: INEC sets timeline for collation of Rivers results (updated)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed between April 2 and April 5 for the collation of results for Rivers’ Governorship Election. The commission has also released timelines for the conclusion of the state election suspended due to alleged violence. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, disclosed this at a news conference on Thursday in ...

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Bauchi Polls: Court fixes March 25 to deliver judgement on collation of results

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has fixed March 25 to deliver judgment on a suit seeking to stop (INEC)from resuming collation or announcing result of Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State. Justice Inyang Ekwo fixed the date after counsel in the matter adopted their written addresses on Thursday. The All Progressives Congress, (APC) and Bauchi State governor, Mr ...

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Benue rerun: APC desperate because of imminent defeat, says Gov. Ortom

The Benue State Government has accused the All Progressives Congress, APC, of being too desperate as regards the Saturday’s supplementary election in the State. According to it, APC was desperate because of its imminent failure on Saturday. This disclosure was made by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Samuel Ortom, Terver Akase. The state Government wondered why APC ...

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Court insists Adamawa supplementary elections not holding

Yola High Court presided over by Justice Abdul-Azeez Waziri has fixed March 26 for ruling on a motion challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the case restraining INEC from conducting the March 23 supplementary governorship election in Adamawa. Waziri also extended an earlier interim injunction the court granted on March 14 restraining INEC from conducting the election pending ...

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Tribunal’s judgement: Police beef up security across Osun

The Nigerian Police, Osun Command, on Thursday said it had fortified security in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of Friday’s Election Tribunal judgment on Osun 2018 governorship election. The state police spokesperson, DSP Folashade Odoro, told newsmen that the Commissioner of Police, Mrs Abiodun Ige, had directed officers to be at alert to forestall ...

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Kano rerun: Don’t allow politicians to use you for violence, group warns youths

Prof. Ibrahim Umar, the Co-chairman of the Kano Peace Committee, has advised youths not to allow themselves to be used by politicians for violence during Saturday’s governorship re-run election in the state. He gave the advice on Thursday at a one-day Town Hall Meeting with key stakeholders for the promotion of peaceful conduct of the governorship and state House of ...

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Breaking: INEC fixes April 2-5 for collation, announcements of Rivers Governorship election results

Report just reaching us says independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has fixed April 2-5 for the collation and announcement of Rivers Governorship election results. Recall that INEC had suspended the electoral  process in Rivers following the impasse trained the elections. Details coming soon.  

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Rerun election: INEC commences movement of sensitive materials in Plateau

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has commenced movement of sensitive materials for the supplementary elections in Plateau State. This was disclosed by Osaretin Imahiyereobo, Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Plateau State. He said distribution of sensitive materials to Local Government Areas (LGAs) and movement of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) ...

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Secondus: the word “inconclusive” is the new terminology used by INEC to rig elections

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has disclosed that Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is now using “inconclusive” as the new terminology to rig elections. The Chairman’s statement was released by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, after the emergency council meeting of the party. Secondus enjoined the military and other security agencies to resist any attempt ...

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