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Edo election: YIAGA Africa to adopt PVT methodology to check credibility of election results

Yiaga Africa, a civil society organisation says it plans to deploy its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology to assess the credibility of the Sept. 19, Edo Governorship poll.

Edo election: Police holding our governors hostage – PDP

Less than 24 hours to Edo state governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday cried out that its governors are being held hostage by police in the state.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Voters looking for ‘vote buyers’ – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
YIAGA Africa

Edo election: YIAGA Africa deploys PVT to check credibility of election results

Barely 24 hours to the Governorship election in Edo State, Yiaga Africa, through the Watching The Vote citizens movement, has deployed its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology for the election.
[FILE} Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks as he campaigns for Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam during a campaign event at the Greater Richmond Convention Center October 19, 2017 in Richmond, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Barack Obama says book coming in November two weeks after election

Former US president Barack Obama on Thursday announced the publication in November of the first half of his memoirs, “A Promised Land” — two weeks after the election pitting Donald Trump against Joe Biden.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike asks President Buhari to make Edo election a model

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State a model.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi has expressed his administration’s commitment to the development of the education sector as the key to high-level human capital development needed for emancipation of the people.

Kogi writes US over electoral fraud allegation

Kogi State government has kicked against the recent visa ban imposed on politicians alleged to have rigged the November 2019 election in the state by the United States of America.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

NCDC records 131 new virus cases, as total infections hit 56,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
The Oyo State chapter of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) has reaffirmed support and loyalty to its governorship candidate in the 2019 elections, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, promising to stand by him in “whatever political decisions he makes.”

Senator Lanlehin rejoins APC in Oyo

The Oyo State governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 elections, Olufemi Lanlehin, has rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo election: Police commission warns police personnel against misconduct

The Police Service Commission has warned police personnel deployed in Edo for Saturday’s governorship poll to eschew acts of misconduct during the exercise.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Edo election: Senator Tinubu cannot determine fate of Godwin Obaseki – Governor Wike

Chairman of the Edo State governorship election National Campaign Council, Governor Nyesom Wike, has said he disagrees with Senator Bola Tinubu over his comments about the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, not being a democrat.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

Edo election: Governor Buni cautions electorate against violence

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe and Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, has appealed to the electorate in Edo to avoid violence and support the conduct of peaceful election during the Sept. 19 governorship poll in the state.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Edo election: Senator Tinubu arrogating to himself powers he doesn’t have – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned Senator Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to desist from arrogating powers he doesn’t have to himself, especially on this weekend’s governorship election in Edo state.

REC: INEC to resume continuous voter registration soon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will soon resume its continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, aborted few months ago by the outbreak of COVID-19.
Social Democratic Party (SDP)

Ondo election: Count us out of any political alliance – SDP

The leadership of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ondo State has emphasised that the party is not in any political alliance with any political party in the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship election.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Edo election: Women assured of equal representation in APC government

Director-General of the Lagos International Trade Fair, Mrs Lucy Ajayi, who is also a member of the All Progressive Congress National Committee Campaign for Edo election, has assured women of equal representation should Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu win the election on Saturday.

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Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

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Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.