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INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

Bayelsa guber ruling: Why we declared Senator Diri as governor-elect – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why it has paved the way for the swearing-in of the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri, as governor of Bayelsa State after Thursday’s Supreme Court judgment that sacked the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon, who won the November governorship election.
Gov. Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta has tasked Nigerians on the need to engage in actions that will help to further cement the bond of unity and cohesion in the country.

Bayelsa guber: Governor Okowa hails Supreme Court ruling

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has described the Supreme Court ruling which sacked Bayelsa governor-elect, Mr David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, as a welcomed development for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidates in the governorship race, Senator Douye Diri and Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor.

Bayelsa guber: We’re yet to get supreme court order – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared its readiness to act on the Supreme Court judgement sacking Bayelsa State Governor-elect, David Lyon, and his deputy, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremieoyo, but cannot do so now.

Edo APC: Why we endorsed Charles Idahosa as chairman – LG chairmen

Following the crisis in Edo State and suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, by a faction of the party, 18 chairmen in the state under the banner of the Edo APC Local Government Chairmen’s Forum, last week, endorsed Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information as the new party leader in the state.
Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi

Former Zamfara guber candidate writes IGP, DSS, wants ex-overnor arrested

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the 2019 Zamfara State governorship election, Sani Abdulahi Shinkafi, has petitioned the Inspector General of Police demanding immediate arrest and prosecution of the former governor of the State, Abdulaziz Yari, over what he described as incitement and threat to the fragile peace of Zamfara.

Professor: INEC constitutionally right to delist parties

A former Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Imo State University, Owerri, Prof Nnamdi Obiaraeri, has said the Independent National Electoral Commission did not breach the constitution in deregistering the 74 political parties.
A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

Group calls for mop up of firearms in Kogi

A non governmental organisation, Search for Common Ground, has called for mopping of fire arms in Kogi State.

Kenneth Imasuangbon: PDP will take over Edo if…

A governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Kenneth Imasuangbon, on Wednesday, stated that the PDP would win the Edo governorship election if the party elected the right persons and picked a strong candidate that is loved by Edo people.
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi A. Sule

Governor Sule urges Fulani youths to shun crime

Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has called on Fulani youths in the state to shun crimes such as kidnapping and armed robbery, which is fast giving the Fulani a bad name.g
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Imo guber: Full text of Supreme Court’s judgement

The 1st appellant and the 1st respondent were candidates of the 2nd Appellant (APC) and the 2nd respondent (PDP) respectively in the Governorship Election conducted in Imo State on 8th March, 2019 along with 68 other candidates. The 1st respondent was returned as the winner of the election.
Abubakar Ibrahim Idris

Former Kogi governor, son reject calls for expulsion from PDP

Son and former governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Idris and Ibrahim Idris, has countered the calls for their expulsion from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, said it is uncalled for.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Imo guber ruling: We will push President Buhari, National Assembly to amend electoral law...

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has disclosed that the party will push President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to insert in the electoral law that any Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official who deliberately declared a loser as the winner of an election should be charge to Court when the Court established that a fraud had been commuted.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Friday, charged the newly inaugurated Chief Judges of the Federal High Court and the National Industrial Court to help themselves first for God to help them to justify their oath of office.

Imo guber: CSO storms US embassy, seeks extension of visa ban to Justice Tanko

Members of a civil society group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, have stormed the embassy of the United States of America in Abuja; seeking extension of visa ban to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, and six other Justices of the Supreme Court.

Abdulmumini Jibrin seeks reconciliation with APC leaders ahead bye-election

Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin Kofa is making frantic efforts to settle his differences with the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Kano state ahead of the Saturday’s bye-election in his constituency.
Bala Mohammed

Governor Bala Mohammed: Sacking of Emeka Ihedioha unsettled me momentarily

Gov. Bala Mohammad of Bauchi State said on Tuesday that the sacking of Imo Governor Emeka Ihedioha by the Supreme Court rattled him momentarily as he had feared same fate might befall him.

I was upset by Emeka Ihedioha’s sack – Bauchi governor

Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State said on Tuesday that the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha (PDP) as Imo state governor by the Supreme Court rattled him momentarily as he had feared same fate might befall him.
Nnia Nwodo

Imo guber: Ohanaeze disowns Uche Okwukwu

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has disowned reports credited to its suspended National Secretary, Bar Uche Okwukwu, noting that it has no opinion on the ranging controversy over Supreme Court judgment on the 2019 governorship election in Imo state.
Supreme Court of Nigeria

Supreme Court upholds Governors Ortom, Fintiri’s election

The Supreme Court has on Tuesday upheld the election of governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and his Adamawa State counterpart, Ahmadu Umar Fintiri.

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