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Osun, Supreme Court and the Violent Senator

The Supreme Court of Nigeria delivered the final judgment on Friday, July 5, in the matter of the September 22 Gubernatorial election, and the September 27 re-run in Osun State.

Senator Olujimi denies mocking Ayo Fayose, Olusola Eleka over Supreme Court verdict

The Senate Majority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has denied mocking the immediate governor, Ayo Fayose and the PDP candidate in the last year gubernatorial election over Supreme Court judgment.
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.

Bayelsa guber: Ijaw elders warn against electoral violence

Ahead of the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Bayelsa State, the Ijaw Elders Forum (IEF) and other stakeholders have warned against electoral violence.
Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti sacks over 2, 000 workers appointed by ex-Governor Fayose

Ekiti State Government has reverted appointments of over 2,000 workers by immediate governor, Ayo Fayose, after the July, 2018 gubernatorial election.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Plateau elections: INEC should withdraw Governor Lalong’s certificate of return – Senator Useni

The candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently conducted gubernatorial election in Plateau State, Senator Jeremiah Useni, has asked the Election Petitions Tribunal to declare him winner of the March 9th, 2019, election in the state.
[FILES] A man has his thumb print verified through the window to vote at a polling station in Kano, commercial capital of northern Nigeria, on February 23, 2019. – Nigeria began counting votes in presidential elections, even as many people had yet to even cast their ballot because of delays in the opening of polling units and problems with staffing and technology. Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) last week announced a one-week delay to the election, just hours before it was due to get under way. The presidential contest will see incumbent Muhammadu Buhari (APC) seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar (PDP). (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP)

Elections: CODE tasks INEC on performance review

Connected Development (CODE), a civil society organisation and an INEC accredited observer, has condemned, in the strongest of terms, the wave of violence that plagued the supplementary elections that held in Kano, Plateau, Bauchi, Benue and Nasarawa States.

PDP threatens to boycott Bauchi governorship rerun

A rerun of the gubernatorial election in Bauchi will hold in 15 local government areas where 22,759 votes were cancelled, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said.
Jimi Agbaje

PDP denies reports of Jimi Agbaje’s exit

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday denied the reports that its candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Lagos State Jimi Agbaje has dumped the party.

IYC: Suspension of Rivers election targeted at frustrating Ijaws

The Ijaw Youth Council Worldwide has alleged deliberate militarisation of Rivers state to prevent an Ijaw son from emerging winner of the governorship election in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign scheduled to hold today in Borno and Yobe states.

President Buhari returns to Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday returned to Abuja after he participated in the Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly election in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State.

Sokoto elections: We accept INEC’s verdict in good faith – APC candidate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Sokoto State, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, on Monday said he has accepted in good faith the declaration of the Gubernatorial elections in the state as inconclusive.
Seyi Makinde

Oyo elections: How PDP’s Seyi Makinde won governorship poll

Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party has emerged winner of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Oyo State.

Oyo elections: Governor Ajimobi loses polling unit to PDP

Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Saturday lost his polling unit to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in today’s gubernatorial election.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Elections: Ex-President Obasanjo declines comments

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday declined to comment on the conduct of the gubernatorial elections in Ogun state.
INEC Card Reader

Lagos elections: INEC delays voting at VP Osinbajo, Babajide Sanwo-Olu‘s polling units

Accreditation of voters did not start at Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s polling unit-Code 33, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos during Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Election.
Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari: Atiku Abubakar’s court case not surprising

President Muhammadu Buhari says the court case instituted against his electoral victory by Atiku Abubakar, the defeated candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not unexpected.
Nigeria Police

Delta elections: Police deploy over 9,000 personnel

Over 9,000 policemen have been deployed in Delta State for today’s gubernatorial and states assembly elections as against the 8,000 deployed during the presidential election on February 23.

Rivers election: Court dismisses suit seeking to nullify Governor Wike’s candidacy

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, from participating in the 2019 gubernatorial elections.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.