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INEC seeks collaboration of CSOs on polling units expansion

In continuation of its consultative talks on the need to expand and increase the number of polling units in the country, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday met with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and informed them that the need to improve voter participation necessitated the exercise.
Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has dismissed reports making the rounds that the immediate past administration spent about N100bn for the construction of the state Airport.

Bayelsa deputy governor hails PDP bye-election campaign council

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has expressed appreciation to the leadership and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bayelsa West Senatorial Campaign Council for their selfless efforts, which led to the victory of Senator Seriake Dickson at the poll.
The PDP and its candidate, Babatunde Gbadamosi, are urging the court to disqualify the APC candidate, Tokunbo Abiru, over his alleged possession of two voter cards.

Lagos senator promises endowment fund for the needy

Sen. Adetokunbo Abiru, (APC-Lagos East) has promised to inaugurate an endowment fund for indigent but brilliant students, the aged, the youth and the vulnerable, including persons with special needs in his constituency in the first quarter of 2021.
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Bye-elections: APC victories show President Buhari’s popularity – party

Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) says its victory in Saturday’s bye-elections in some states shows the acceptance of the party and its government by Nigerians.
Bayelsa State Governor Douye Diri has inaugurated the Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police Brutality and the Special Security and Human Rights Committee.

Bayelsa bye-election: Governor Diri commends INEC, others on peaceful poll

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for allowing the will of the people to prevail in Saturday’s bye-elections for the Bayelsa West and Central Senatorial districts.
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Zamfara bye-election: INEC fixes new date for supplementary poll

The electoral commission, INEC, has announced a new date for the supplementary bye-election for Bakura Zamfara House of Assembly polls. The new date is December 8 and elections will only be held in 14 polling units were elections were earlier cancelled.

Lagos bye-elections: PDP, APC trade words over INEC results

Following declarations of results by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, with All Progressives Congress, APC, candidates winning with wide margins in the just concluded Lagos bye-election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and APC in the state have differed over the credibility of the exercise.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-election: Senate is not a place for jokers – Senator Diri

Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, on Saturday, says he is confident that his party’s candidates in the state’s senatorial bye-elections will win the two seats.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections holds amidst ballot box snatching, voter apathy

Saturday’s bye-elections in Bayelsa Central and West was characterised by snatching of ballot boxes and ballot papers in some parts of the two senatorial districts.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

Lagos bye-election: No palliatives in my house – NIDCOM chief

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, weekend, debunked the rumour making the round that she hoard Covid-19 Palliatives in her G.R.A residence in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.

Bayelsa bye-elections: Governor Diri predicts victory for PDP

Bayelsa State Governor Senator Douye Diri has expressed the confidence that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates will be victorious in the Saturday senatorial Bye-elections in the state.
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Bye-elections: Yiaga scores INEC average on preparation, predicts low turnout

An election observer, Yiaga Africa, Friday, ahead of bye-election across the six geopolitical zones of the country, scored the Independent National Electoral Commission’s preparedness on average while it predicted low voter turnout.
Voting has begun in the bye-elections in Kosofe, Lagos state, where voters will pick their choices for the vacant state assembly and Lagos East senatorial seats.

Voting begins in Kosofe for state assembly, Senate seats

Voting has begun in the bye-elections in Kosofe, Lagos state, where voters will pick their choices for the vacant state assembly and Lagos East senatorial seats.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos bye-elections: Police exempt WAEC officials, candidates from restriction order

The Lagos State Police Command has exempted the West African Examination Council officials and candidates involved in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination from the restriction of movement order due to the upcoming bye-elections.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the declaration on Thursday while deliberating on the strategies put in place with the election monitoring officers deployed from the Force Headquarters, Abuja, to assist and monitor the elections in Lagos State.

Lagos bye-elections: Police orders restriction of movement

In a bid to have free, fair and credible bye-elections into the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe 11 Constituency, Lagos State House of Assembly seats, the Lagos State Police Command has declared restriction of movement between 6 am and 6 pm on Saturday, December 5 2020.
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Borno holds bye-election for state assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Borno said it has concluded necessary preparations to hold bye-elections for the two vacant seats in the state House of Assembly on Saturday.

Bye-election: Police deploy 3,700 officers in Imo

After two postponements, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will conduct 15 pending bye-elections— six senatorial and nine state houses of assembly seats in 11 states—tomorrow.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.

Bayelsa by-election: We will emerge victorious – PDP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has boasted that its candidates in the Saturday by-election for the West and Central senatorial district would come out victorious.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all Public Servants on GL 1 -12 with effect from Monday, November 2, 2020.

Lagos East bye-elections: Governor Sanwo-Olu woes electorate for APC

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday implored residents of Lagos East Senatorial District to vote for candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Dec. 5 bye-elections.

INEC: 652,759 voters for Bayelsa senatorial bye-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said a total of 652,759 registered voters will vote in the forthcoming Bayelsa Central and West senatorial bye-elections slated to hold on December 5.
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INEC resumes preparations for Plateau South senatorial bye-election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed preparations ahead of the Plateau South Senatorial by-election slated for Dec. 5.

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