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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Bayelsa, Kogi Elections: Buhari issues strong warnings to security agencies, voters

President Muhammadu Buhari has made a strong demand for exemplary conduct of non-partisanship on the part of election and law enforcement officials in Saturday’s governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi. The president, in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu in Abuja on Thursday, noted that on Nov. 16, voters in two states ...

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Kogi 2019: Suit challenging gov Bello’s eligibility to be heard on Friday

A suit challenging whether the Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello, is fit to contest for the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state will come up at the Federal High Court, Abuja tomorrow. The originating summon, which is instituted by Natasha Akpoti, the Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s governorship candidate in the forthcoming poll, will be mentioned at Court 5 before Justice ...

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Bayelsa Poll: APC in trouble as court nullifies its governorship primaries (updated)

Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, hasnullified the governorship primaries that produced Chief David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the Nov. 16 poll in the state. Delivering judgment, Justice Jane Inyang, held that the primaries were conducted arbitrarily outside the rules of the party. The suit filed by Sen. Heineken Lokpobiri, challenged conduct of ...

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Bayelsa, Kogi Polls: No voting without accreditation by card reader, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there will be no voting without voter’s card recognised by the Smart Card Reader in the Nov. 16 elections in Bayelsa and Kogi. Prof. James Apam, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), told newsmen on the sideline of a one-day Training on Election Duties, organised by Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for its Staff ...

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Breaking: Court says APC has no candidate in Bayelsa governorship election

The Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State has ruled that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for the Saturday governorship election in the state, The Nation reports. More to come.

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Sowore: DSS boss has stopped picking my calls, Falana laments

Femi Falana, senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has lamented that Yusuf Bichi, director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS), has stopped picking his calls. The senior lawyer said this while responding to the an earlier statement of Peter Afunanya, spokesman of the DSS, The Afunanya had accused Falana of playing to the gallery rather than reaching Bichi. In his ...

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Why Sowore is still in DSS detention- Buhari’s aide

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has explained why activist Omoyele Sowore is still in detention of Department of State Services, DSS. Onochie charged Sowore’s sureties to go with necessary documentation to the secret police so the activist can be released. She made the remark while faulting the drama surrounding the continued detention of Swore. Onochie, ...

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Ekiti APC Chairman alleges assassination plot to his life

The crisis rocking Imesi-Ekiti in Gbonyin Local Government Area of Ekiti State has reached nth degree on Wednesday, as the state Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Paul Omotosho, alleged threat to his life over the protracted obaship tussle. In a petition dated November 5, 2019 and addressed to the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Asuquo Amba, Omotosho alleged ...

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Hate Speech Bill: Buhari’s real motive is to victimize Nigerians, opposition, PDP cries out

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned and rejected the Hate Speech Prohibition Bill in the National Assembly, seeking stringent punishment including death by hanging as penalty. The party gave the rejection in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Wednesday in Abuja. He said that in as much as the PDP did not condone ...

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Edo Fracas: APC NWC upholds suspension of state party Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the suspension of the suspension of the party’s chairman in Edo, Mr Anslem Ojezua, by 11 of 16 members of the State Working Committee (SWC). In a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said that the party’s state working committee had ...

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