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#EndSARS: PDP puts all political, electioneering activities on hold

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has put all political and electioneering activities on hold as a mark of honour for Nigerian youths allegedly killed at the Lekki Toll Gate as well as other killings in the course of the EndSARS protests across the country.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Adamu, has lamented the under-utilisation of the capacity of police lawyers.

Ondo election: IGP promises hitch-free guber poll

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured Nigerians especially the people of Ondo State, of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force to build upon the gains recorded during the Edo governorship election.
Apparently to thank him for the peaceful outcome of the just concluded Edo state Governorship Election, newly re-elected governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, Friday paid an appreciation visit to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: I take responsibility for APC loss of Edo

President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja Friday said as the leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, he would not escape taking responsibility for the loss of Edo State in the just concluded governorship election by his party to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Edo election: PDP commends President Buhari, INEC, Edo people

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its innovations for credible governorship election in Edo on Saturday.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki: Governor Obaseki’s victory has several implications

Immediate past Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on his re-election, saying it has several symbolic representations for Nigeria and its democracy.
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.

Anambra guber: PDP’ll be fair to all aspirants – chairman

Anambra State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, said that the party would be fair to all the governorship aspirants for the 2021 election in the state.
Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has charged the people of Edo State to maintain peace and orderliness before, during and after the September 19 governorship election in the state.

PFN urges Edo people to maintain peace during Saturday election

Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, National President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), has charged the people of Edo State to maintain peace and orderliness before, during and after the September 19 governorship election in the state.

General Abdulsalami: Why we are Intervening in Edo election

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd), who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, said that his committee is intervening in the Edo State governorship election because of the tension it is generating.

INEC: We’re ready for free, fair and credible election in Edo

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Johnson Sinikiem, stated this at a stakeholders’meeting in Benin, which had in attendance heads of security agencies, observer groups, traditional institution, representatives of the participating 14 political parties, governorship candidates, religious leaders and the media.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

HURIWA warns President Buhari to Stay off Edo elections

With few days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, a civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has counselled President Muhammadu Buhari to play the role of a statesman by staying neutral in the course of the exercise.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

IGP: Police deploy 31,000 personnel for Edo election

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Monday disclosed that no fewer than 31,000 personnel have been deployed for the governorship election in Edo.

PDP backs ex-President Obasanjo, slams Presidency

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has commednded former President Olusegun Obasanjo and some Nigerian elders for standing up to save the country at its alleged worst times in history.

Labour Party urges President Buhari to use Edo election as template for electoral reform

The National leadership of Labour Party (LP) on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the Sept. 19, governorship election in Edo as a template for his administration’s electoral reform agenda.
The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Uyo, on Monday, ordered INEC to allow the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Mr Nsima Ekere, to inspect all election materials used during the March 9 Governorship Election.

INEC: Ondo election to hold October 10 despite fire outbreak

In spite of the fire incident that gutted the Akure, Ondo State Office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, the electoral body on Friday declared that the inferno would not stop it from conducting the October 10 governorship election, as scheduled.

Edo guber: New REC appointment negate INEC’s core values – NEBPRIL

Ahead of the Edo State governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been called upon to take steps to douse apprehension among Edo electorate over issues of “transparency, impartiality and integrity” of the electoral umpire to guarantee a free, fair and credible election.
The Deputy Governor of Ondo State, Hon. Agboola Ajayi, has cleared the air over the alleged hostility between him and his boss, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.

Ondo guber: Our candidate qualified to contest – ZLP

The Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), on Wednesday, insisted that its flagbearer, Ondo State Deputy Governor Agboola Ajayi, is eminently qualified to contest the Oct. 10, governorship election.
Chairman of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the 2020 governorship poll, Chief Dan Orbih, has insisted that everything that the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said about the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in 2016 was correct and should inform their decision in the coming election.

Edo guber: We are only interested in free, fair, credible election – PDP

The Edo 2020 Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its only interest is the conducting of free, fair, credible and transparent elections in the state, by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Lagos government lifts curfew

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has lifted the curfew he imposed on the state after the #endsars protest was hijacked by looters and hoodlums.
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Nigeria to spend N75 billion on youth development in three years – minister

Minister for Special Duties and Intergovernmental Relations, Senator George Akume, said the Buhari-led Federal Government plans to spend N75 billion on youth development in form of support for communities, skill acquisition and realisation of their potentials within the next three years.

Nigerian government clarifies position on social media regulation

The Minister of Imformation and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the clarification on Saturday in Lagos when he inspected the headquarters of The Nation newspaper and TV Continental (TVC) that were attacked during the #EndSARS protest.

Obong of Calabar tells Cross River governor to step aside to learn about governance

The Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V, has called on Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State to step aside to enable an interim administration teach him how to handle administration and governance.