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Kogi guber: Court asked to disqualify Governor Bello as candidate

A governorship aspirant in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja praying for the disqualification of Governor Yahaya Bello as a candidate in the forthcoming November 16 governorship election in the state.

INEC: 867,088 voters expected for Bayelsa governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission says a total of 867,088 eligible voters are expected to vote in the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

APC: PDP’s ineptitude turning Nigeria into one-party state

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday released the statement below lamenting that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was failing in playing its role as a viable opposition in the country.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Kogi West: Why appeal court sacked Senator Melaye

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division on Friday, refused to invalidate the August 23, 2019, judgement of the Kogi State National/State Assembly Election Tribunal, which nullified the election of Dino Melaye as Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly.

PDP inaugurates national campaign councils for Kogi, Bayelsa polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a national reconciliation committee and campaign councils for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections, scheduled for Nov. 16.
The election tribunal in Kogi state has, on Friday, sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.

Senator Melaye: Smart Adeyemi is my political wife, I will defeat him again —...

The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal, on Friday, upheld the tribunal judgement that sacked Senator Dino Melaye from the National Assembly.

Kogi guber: INEC denies recruiting APC members as ad-hoc staff

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC in Kogi State, Prof. James Apam, made the disclosure on Friday while speaking at a “Sensitization Forum for media executives, bloggers and journalists on Election and Fake News in Kogi State,” organised by the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), in partnership with USAID, UKaid and INEC.
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 considers November 16 for Kogi West senatorial election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will explore the possibility of using the Nov. 16 governorship election to conduct a fresh election for the Kogi West Senatorial district.
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West in the Senate, has decried the threat posed by kidnapping to the Nigerian State, saying pragmatic approach must be put in place to tackle the malaise.

Appeal Court sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election

An appeal court in Abuja on Friday upheld the decision of the election petitions tribunal that nullified the election of Senator Dino Melaye.
The Court of Appeal where the judgment of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will be delivered later today.

Dino Melaye loses at appeal court as court orders re-election

The Appeal Court has sacked the Senator representing Kogi West, in Kogi State, Dino Melaye.

Bayelsa guber: Senator Lokpobiri drags APC, INEC to court over primaries

The immediate past Minister of State for Agriculture, Heineken Lokpobiri, has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Lyon Pereworinimi and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively to court over the outcome of the party’s gubernatorial primaries held on September 4.

Kogi guber: INEC boss assures of credible poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured of its readiness to conduct a peaceful, free, fair, credible, acceptable and conclusive 2019 Kogi State Governorship election if all hands are on deck.

Kogi guber: Governor Bello assures of violence-free, credible poll

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured stakeholders and citizens of the state of rancour-free and credible governorship election in the state on November 16.

INEC chief warns against violence in Kogi election

The National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has warned all political parties in the coming Kogi governorship election to avoid violence that could affect the November 16 election.
Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in a statement issued in Abuja, also disclosed that 19 political parties willingly withdrew their nominations for the elections.

Kogi guber: INEC warns parties over nomination of candidates, insists SDP has no candidate

The political parties and their legal advisers have been advised to thoroughly vet all the documents they are submitting to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the nomination of their candidates to avoid running foul of the law.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate to reduce political parties from 91 to 5

The Nigerian Senate has said that it would reduce the number of political parties participating in elections in the country from the current 91 to five through legislation.

Governor Dickson: APC luring PDP members with cash, fake promises

Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of luring members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with money and fake promises ahead of the November 16 governorship election.

2019 Elections: INEC involved in over 1600 court cases

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has disclosed that the commission is currently involved in over 1600 court cases.

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