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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.

Edo election: ADC raises alarm over deployment of 31,000 security operatives

African Democratic Congress, ADC, has raised the alarm over the deployment of over 31,000 policemen in Edo State ahead of the governorship elections holding on Saturday, September 19.
Nigerians have clamoured for a list of the affected individuals to be made public, but the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard, said on Wednesday, September 16, it's impossible because the visa application process is confidential by default.

US won’t release list of Nigerians banned for election rigging – envoy

The United States government won't release a list of Nigerian individuals it has sanctioned because the information is confidential.
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PDP welcomes UK visa ban, asset seizure against election riggers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the decision of the United Kingdom (UK) to impose Visa ban as well as seizure of assets and property belonging to those involved in the undermining of Nigeria’s electoral process, particularly ahead of the Edo and Ondo governorship elections.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Edo, Ondo elections: UK threatens visa ban, seizure of overseas assets of offenders

The United Kingdom has threatened to ban anyone guilty of electoral violence ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections which come up on September 19 and October 10 respectively.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

UK threatens election riggers in Nigeria with visa ban, asset seizure

The United Kingdom (UK) announced on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 that Nigerians responsible for electoral malpractice will be met with strong sanctions.

PDP asks EU, UK to ban election riggers in Nigeria

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has called on more foreign democratic countries to punish election riggers in Nigeria with visa restrictions.
The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, held that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was wrong to have excluded candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Mrs Natasha Akpoti, in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi.

Natasha Akpoti applauds US government over visa ban on Kogi, Bayelsa ‘election riggers’

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2019 Kogi State Governorship election, Natasha Akpoti, has lauded the United States of America for slamming visa ban on those who allegedly rigged Kogi and Bayelsa elections.
YIAGA Africa

Edo election: YIAGA builds capacity of 543 observers

With six days left for the Edo governorship election, an election observer, Yiaga Africa, Sunday, expressed readiness by building the capacity of 543 observers that would be deployed to all 18 Local Government Areas of Edo State.

Edo election: NEBPRIL warns against inflammatory disposition, violence

Ahead of Edo state governorship election coming up this weekend, the Network for Best Practice and Integrity in Leadership (NEBPRIL) has called on political actors and stakeholders in the state to desist from inflammatory comments, violence and other tendencies that could potentially mar the polls.
YIAGA Africa

Edo election: YIAGA Africa alerts security agencies on 13 violence flash points

YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has alerted security agencies of 13 flash points in Local Government Areas (LGA) where possible violence needs to be checked in the Sept. 19 governorship elections in Edo.
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 tasks religious leaders on non-violence in Edo elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday urged religious leaders to sensitise their followers to shun any form of violence as the governorship elections draw close in Edo.

Ondo guber: Jimoh Ibrahim is ‘paper tiger’, lacks electoral value, relevance – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has disowned the business mogul Jimoh Ibrahim describing him as a Paper Tiger, a political liability and a man without electoral value.
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INEC: No going back on Edo, Ondo elections

National Commissioner and chairman information and Voters Education Committee of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Festus Okoye, has said there is no alternative to the peaceful conduct of the governorship election in Edo and Ondo states.
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Edo election another litmus test for INEC – activist

An Nsukka-based activist and clergyman, Rev. Chika Madu, says the Sept. 19 governorship election in Edo poses another litmus test for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Elections: IGP orders arrest of anyone in possession of firearms in Ondo, Edo

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered commissioners of police across Nigeria to “identify, isolate, disarm, arrest and prosecute” individuals or groups found in possession of prohibited firearms.
The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

PGF chief sets peace building agenda for APC

Mr Salihu Lukman, the Director-General, Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), has called on the APC Caretaker Committee led by Gov. Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, to implement a five-reconciliation and peace building agenda.

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The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.6

Edo election: Presiding officers, observer commend electoral process

Some Presiding Officers in the Sept.19, governorship election in Edo and an international Observer team, Centre for Strategic Conflict Management, have commended the peaceful electoral process in Oredo Ward 4.

NDLEA clarifies stand on drug integrity test for intending couples

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has shed light on the “drug integrity test” for intending couples.
Tale of vote buying flying all over the place within the Emokpae Model Primary on Mission Road, where Governor Obaseki is waiting to vote.

Edo election: Tension over alleged vote buying in Governor Obaseki’s polling unit

This is the case for the two major parties; a prospective voter who does want to be quoted said she will collect the money and vote for the candidate of her choice