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Gombe elections: 32 candidates jostle for governorship seat

No fewer than 285 candidates from 34 political parties are to participate in the Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in Gombe State.

Taraba elections: Governor Ishaku promises inclusive administration

As a show of appreciation for the 16 gubernatorial candidates who recently endorsed Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State for Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections, the state government has promised to carry all the parties along in its second term.
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Niger elections: NSCDC deploy 2,650 personnel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger State Command has deployed 2,650 personnel across the area to provide security during the upcoming Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
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Adamawa elections: 313 candidates contest for governorship, state assembly seats

No fewer than 313 candidates from 29 political parties will be contesting for Saturday Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Adamawa.

INEC: No intimidation will stop us from conducting elections in Enugu

Dr Emeka Ononamadu, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Enugu State, has said that no amount of intimidation or blackmail against the commission will stop the conduct of Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections on Saturday.
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Rachel Oniga: Why I want Lagos State to remain APC state

A Nollywood actress, Rachel Oniga, on Thursday said Lagos State should remain an All Progressives Congress state for continuity of infrastructure development.

APGA denies supporting Kaduna PDP candidate

Barely 48 hours to the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Kaduna State chapter has denied declaring support for the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) candidate, Isa Ashiru Kudan, saying APGA guber candidate is on his own.

Nigerian Air Force steps up measures to ensure peaceful conduct of elections

As part of the efforts to ensure peaceful conduct of the Governorship and House of Assembly elections on Saturday, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has directed air officers commanding and field commanders to ensure the safety of lives and properties in their various locations.

Elections: General Abdulsalami, Bishop Kukah, Igwe Achebe call for peace

A former Head of State, Gen Abdusalami Abubakar, the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Most Rev Mathew Kukah, and the traditional ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, have called for peace as Nigerians gear up to elect state governors and state assembly members Saturday.

INEC deploys 12,842 personnel for Saturday’s elections in Kwara

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will deploy 12, 842 staff for the Governorship and House of Assembly elections in Kwara.
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Fear of voter apathy heightens in Lagos ahead guber polls

Some eligible voters in Lagos State say they may shun the March 9, governorship and state House of Assembly elections due to fear of attack by thugs, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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Official: INEC will not tolerate killing of staff, corps members

Festus Okoye, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) National Commissioner in-charge of Enugu/Anambra/Benue states, has warned that the commission would not tolerate the killing or injuring of its ad hoc staff, especially the corps members during the gubernatorial poll.
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Police double security ahead of governorship, state assembly elections

Ahead of Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Lagos Police Commissioner, Zubairu Muazu, has said the command had doubled security especially at areas identified as flash points.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger State said it had commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 25 local government areas of the state for the Governorship and House Assembly elections.

Elections: INEC commences distribution of sensitive materials in Niger

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Niger State said it had commenced the distribution of sensitive materials to the 25 local government areas of the state for the Governorship and House Assembly elections.

88 suspected cultists arrested ahead of elections in Anambra

The Anambra State police command has apprehended 88 persons suspected to be cultists ahead of Saturday’s House of Assembly elections.
Nigeria Police

Elections: Police deploy 6,500 personnel in Niger

The Niger State Police Command says it has deployed 6,500 security personnel across the state for the upcoming Governorship and House of Assembly elections.
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Niger governorship candidates in last minute rush to garner votes

As the Governorship and House of Assembly elections approach, an eleventh-hour attempt to gather votes and solicit the support of the electorates have been embarked upon by the various Governorship candidates in Niger state.
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REC: INEC takes delivery of sensitive materials in Niger

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Niger has taken delivery of all sensitive materials for Saturday’s Governorship and House of Assembly Elections in the state.

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