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The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Kogi guber: We can’t be held to ransom – IGP

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.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

CDD: APC may break PDP’s reign in Bayelsa

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says there is a high chance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wresting power from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during the Bayelsa governorship poll.

General Buratai hails efforts to tackle terrorism, insurgency

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.

Nigerian Army, NEPAD engage stakeholders on terrorism, insurgency

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.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Musa Wada: We are ready to reclaim Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Candidate in Kogi, Engineer Musa Wada, says the party is ready to reclaim the mantle of leadership in the state by Nov. 16.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers elections: Governor Wike asks Army to sanction, redeploy GOC

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.
Tukur Buratai

General Buratai: Fake news fueling electoral violence

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.

Femi Falana: 2019 election an ‘expensive joke’

Femi Falana (SAN) has expressed worry over the possibility of conducting credible elections in Nigeria.
election inec nigeria

Nigerians return to polls to elect governors, state lawmakers

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: INEC should devise mechanism to deal with electoral 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.

INEC declares PDP winner in presidential polls in Ebonyi

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the Peoples Democratic Party winner in the presidential polls held in Ebonyi State on Saturday.

Benson Abounu: Electoral body, security agencies conspired to scuttle Benue South peoples’ wish

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.
Atiku Abubakar

Yoruba Ronu: Atiku Abubakar’s order to security treasonable

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.

Emir warns youths against electoral violence

He said that it was the youths who naturally had the energy and strength to brew violence in elections and therefore warned them not to nurse such ideas.

Elections: Cleric predicts brighter future for Nigeria

A clergyman, Rev.-Fr. Emmanuel Obimma, the Spiritual Director of Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry, Uke in Anambra, has predicted a brighter future for Nigeria, ahead of the general elections.

Elections postponement: Markets, shops, restaurants remain closed in Kaduna

Following earlier preparation for the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, traders and other businesses outlets were not expected to open in Kaduna like in any other part of the country.
President Buhari visits the Train the Trainer Course organised by the Election Planning and Monitoring directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign Council in Abuja on 28th Jan 2019-4

President Buhari: Perpetrators of electoral violence will be prosecuted

For the umpteenth time, President Muhammadu Buhari has again warned that sponsors and perpetrators of electoral violence in the forthcoming election no matter how highly influential would face the law.

Election: General Abdulsalami cautions politicians over violence

A former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd), on Thursday called on key political actors in Nigeria, particularly those seeking elective positions to do everything possible to ensure peace in the forthcoming general elections because “Nigeria is not a stranger to electoral violence.”

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Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Snatch ballot boxes and lose your life – Police

The Deputy Inspector General, Operation, AbdulMajeed Ali, has warned those planning to snatch ballot boxes during Saturday’s elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States to have a rethink as the police will not condone such behaviour.