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The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged plots by the All Progressives Congress to use the trio of Governors Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, and Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to derail the September 19 Edo State Governorship Election.
Senate Leader Yahaya Abdullahi on Tuesday blamed the rising incidence of electoral violence in the country on all political parties.
Human Rights Lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, has warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voters turnout in future elections.
Kogi elections: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence – Situation Room
It said attacks on electoral observers, vote-buying and electoral violence happened despite the heavy presence of security officials.
The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has called on the security agencies to protect the voters, especially women, during Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.
Ahead of Saturday’s offseason governorship election in Kogi and Bayelsa states, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has assured the electorates in both states, Nigerians at large and members of the international community of the commitment of the Nigeria Police to the conduct of successful elections.
The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) have brought stakeholders together to address terrorism, insurgency and electoral violence.
The Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) and the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) have brought critical stakeholders together to address the menace of terrorism, insurgency and incidence of electoral violence in Nigeria.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that the negative roles played by the Nigerian Army during the 2019 general elections is the worst in the history of the country, saying that the Nigerian Army’s political interference in the state is the most unfortunate infraction in the nation’s democratic experience.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, at the weekend, blamed increasing cases of electoral violence on fake news and said the menace posed grave danger to democratic process and military operations.
Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday for the second time in a fortnight for the governorship and state assembly elections, against a backdrop of tensions and fears of violence.
Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has charged Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to put effective mechanism in place to deal with perpetrators of electoral violence.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Peoples Democratic Party winner in the presidential polls held in Ebonyi State on Saturday.
Deputy Governor of Benue State, Benson Abounu, has said he suspects conspiracy between security agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s ad-hoc staff to frustrate the wish of Otukpo people.
The Yoruba Ronu Leadership Forum, a socio-cultural group, says the order given by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is treasonable.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has stressed the need to protect the identities of whistle-blowers and persons who divulge vital information leading to the exposure, arrest, and prosecution of corrupt elements within the society.
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The virtual FEC meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari observed a minute silence for Obada, a retired major-general who died on June 13 after a brief illness at the age of 81.
Newsmen reports that the affected ministries include Ministries of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Water Resources; Education; Transportation, Environment and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has extolled the virtues of the late Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile who died in a car accident on Tuesday.
An NGO, the Amaka Chiwuike Uba Foundation (ACUF), has urged the Federal Government to lay emphasis on credibility and high performance of the 2020 Revised Budget as a catalyst for infrastructure development.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Tunde Buraimoh, has passed on.
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has hit out at the “disgraceful decision” to lift a two-year European ban imposed on Manchester City for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.
South Africa’s rand firmed in early trade on Wednesday ahead of consumer inflation data and as hopes of economic recovery increased global risk appetite.
Pep Guardiola praised David Silva as the “incredible” Manchester City playmaker turned on the style one more time in Wednesday’s 5-0 rout of Newcastle.