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APC: INEC’s decisions on Rivers, Bauchi elections illegal

The All Progressives Congress has faulted the decisions of the Independent National Electoral Commission on the initial inconclusive elections in Rivers and Bauchi States.
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Elections: APC, PDP, seven other parties to constitute 9th House of Reps

Going by the official list of members-elect for the 9th House of Representatives assembly, a total of nine political parties will have representatives in the chamber.

Benue elections: Governor Ortom leads as INEC concludes collation

Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, heads for victory as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the results of the 23rd local government area, LGA, in Benue State.

Benue elections: Governor Ortom, Emmanuel Jime commend INEC

Gov. Samuel Ortom, the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for improving on its performance in the Presidential poll in the state.

Governor Ortom alleges sponsored attacks by APC

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was sponsoring attacks against communities in his local government.

Elections: 11 police commissioners deployed to Benue – DIG

The Nigeria Police Force says it has deployed 11 police commissioners comprising five commissioners, four deputy commissioners as well as two assistant commissioners of police to Benue State to man strategic Senatorial Districts and Local Government Areas identified as flashpoints in Saturday’s election.

Elections: Benue gets new police commissioner

A new Commissioner of Police has been deployed to Benue, ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly Elections, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Elections: IGP Adamu deploys nine police commissioners to Taraba, eight to Benue

Similarly, eight CPs are also posted to Benue State to supervise eight local government areas. In the same vein, six CPs are deployed to Plateau to supervise six local government areas, while two CPs are deployed to Imo State to supervise two local government areas.

Senator Akume losses senate fourth senatorial bid

Sen. George Akume of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has lost his fourth time bid to win the Benue North West Senatorial seat to Rep. Orker Jev.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on Feb. 16.

Elections: Atiku Abubakar wins in Benue

Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has defeated President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win the Presidential election in Benue.

PDP declared winner of Makurdi/Guma federal constituency

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ben Mzomdu, has been declared the winner to represent Makurdi/Guma federal constituency of Benue State.

Election: Governor Ortom accuses security agencies of intimidation

The Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, on Saturday expressed worry over reports of intimidation of the masses by security operatives at polling stations in the state.

Two caught with 43 PVCs at Benue polling unit

At least, two persons were caught by security agencies with a total of 43 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), at Gbajimgba Secondary school polling unit in Guma local government area of Benue State.

Election: Governor Ortom assures Benue IDPs of safety

Governor Samuel Ortom has assured Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in various camps across Benue State that his administration is collaborating with security agencies to guarantee their safety as they take part in Saturday’s elections.

Governor Ortom: Senator Akume should be in jail

Ortom, said this to journalists while reacting to an allegation by the former governor at President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign rally held at Aper Aku Stadium in Makurdi, on Wednesday.
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Boko Haram attacks Adamawa villages, kills three

Boko Haram insurgents have attacked Shuwa and Karchinga villages in the Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State, killing three persons, burning shops and two clinics.

Senator Joseph Waku passes on

The Waku, Guma local government, Benue state-born Wam Begha U Tiv (Son of a Lion), Senator Joseph Kennedy Waku, is dead.

Governor Ortom expresses fear over political violence

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue has decried the destruction of his campaign materials in Gbajimba and Daudu in Guma, Wannune in Tarka and Lessel in Ushongo Local Government Areas of the state.

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