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Edo election: YIAGA Africa deploys PVT to check credibility of election results

Barely 24 hours to the Governorship election in Edo State, Yiaga Africa, through the Watching The Vote citizens movement, has deployed its Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) methodology for the election.
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.

Edo election: 1.7 million eligible to vote as 483,000 cards uncollected

Records at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have indicated that no fewer than 1.72 million persons are eligible to vote in the September 19 Edo governorship polls while 483,796 eligible voters will not participate.
Governor Willie Obiano

Anambra guber: Desperate politicians plotting evil against Governor Obiano – official

The Anambra State Government has described the joint protest embarked upon by tipper drivers, ex-councilors and a non-governmental organization known as Recover Nigeria Project, as a calculated attempt to breach the existing public peace in the state, instigate citizens against governnent as well as cause confusion and rancour.
Debates on revenue collections from Stamp Duties between Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) was brought to a close as FIRS submitted that it was backed by law to collect stamp duties.

FIRS: Not all bank account owners expected to fill ‘self-certification’ forms

The directive by the Nigerian government for account holders in financial institutions to complete a new “self-certification” form is not for all bank customers, the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and tax experts have clarified.
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.

Ondo election: INEC to replace burnt card readers with 6,000 from Oyo

Less than a month to the Ondo State Governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has ordered the replacement of card readers burnt in its Akure office.
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.

By-elections: Boot Party, ZLP did not submit nominations – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has said that the Boot Party and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), did not submit nomination for the outstanding by-elections scheduled for Oct. 31.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike asks President Buhari to make Edo election a model

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to make Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State a model.
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.

Ondo election: INEC begins recruitment of NYSC members as ad-hoc staff

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has announced the opening of a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 322 new COVID-19 cases in the country, bringing the total number of infections to 52,227.

NCDC records 131 new virus cases, as total infections hit 56,735

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735.

Edo election: INEC urges stakeholders to observe distribution of sensitive materials

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission has declared that all sensitive materials for poll has left the vault of Central Bank of Nigeria, in Benin City.

Ondo election: INEC opens special link to recruit more prospective corps members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it has opened a special link in the registration form to allow the recruitment of additional corps members as adhoc staff for the October 31 Ondo state governorship election.
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has affirmed that said the progress of any nation depends on the development of its youth.

Edo election: Governor Buni cautions electorate against violence

Governor Mai Mala-Buni of Yobe and Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee, has appealed to the electorate in Edo to avoid violence and support the conduct of peaceful election during the Sept. 19 governorship poll in the state.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA Africa: Why Edo may experience spike in number of virus cases

Yiaga Africa, a citizen-led NGO, on Thursday raised the alarm that cases of coronavius may spike in Edo state, after the governorship election slated for Saturday.

REC: INEC to resume continuous voter registration soon

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will soon resume its continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, aborted few months ago by the outbreak of COVID-19.

Edo election: NBA calls for signing of electoral act

Less than 48 hours to the Edo State Governorship Election billed for Saturday, September 19, 2020, the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), has said elections in Nigeria will continue to be a do or die affairs until Electoral Reforms Act is amended.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo election: Court fixes October 14 to hear PDP’s suit seeking Pastor Ize-Iyamu disqualification

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, adjourned to October 14, to commence hearing in the suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking the disqualification of Pastor Osagie Ize-iyamu from the September 19 governorship election in Edo State.
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has arrested one James Mbah in Ebonyi, who claimed to be its staff.

Edo election: NSCDC deploys 13,3111 personnel, 60 sniffer dogs

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed no fewer than 13,3111 personnel alongside 60 sniffer dogs to ensure security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

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Bayelsa women protest neglect of oil-producing communities by NDDC

Hundreds of Ijaw women from oil-producing communities in Bayelsa State on Friday staged a peaceful protest against the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, over the neglect of their oil impacted communities by the Commission.
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Coronavirus adversely impacted Benue revenue – BIRS chief

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