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Bayelsa/Kogi guber: CSO calls on US, UK to place visa ban on corrupt RECs

A Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Concerned Nigerians, CN, at the weekend, called on the United States of America, USA, and the United Kingdom, UK, to place visa ban on corrupt Residential Electoral Commissioners, RECs, if found wanton during the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections coming up on November 16, 2019.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Atiku Abubakar: They gave him a false sense of hope

After the Supreme Court threw out the legal challenge by Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the February 2019 presidential poll last week, two things flashed across my mind. One was a song, the other, a quote from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, which I’d read over 40 years ago.

ICPC trains 250 persons to fight corruption at grassroots

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has trained no fewer than 250 persons on how to fight corruption at the grassroots through National Anti-Corruption Volunteer Corps (NAVC).

Bayelsa guber: My government performance attracting people to PDP rallies – Governor Dickson

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, at the weekend said his administration’s performance was the reason people trooped out en masse to attend rallies organised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey would stage a new military operation against US-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria [File-Ismet Bicen-AP]

Recep Erdogan: Turkey can send millions of Syrian refugees to EU

Turkey will “open the door” and send millions of Syrian refugees to Europe if its undergoing military operation in Syria’s north is qualified as an intrusion, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Thursday.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Police chief warns political actors to play by the rules

Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has assured Bayelsa and Kogi states stakeholders of adequate security during the November 16 governorship elections.

French envoy commends NASFAT for promoting teaching of Islam

The French Ambassador to Nigeria, Jerome Pasquire, has commended the NasruLlah-il Fatih Society (NASFAT), for its role in promoting correct teachings of Islam and clearing misconceptions about the religion.

Nnamdi Kanu: Combined security forces besieged my country home

Leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kalu, claims that “a combined security forces” besieged his country home in Isiama Afara-Ukwu Ibeku, Umuahia, Abia State.

IPOB alleges plot to attack Nnamdi Kanu’s house

The Indigenous People of Biafra has alleged that there is another plot to attack the Afaraukwu home of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abia State.

Shi’ites: Police plotting to attack our procession

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has raised the alarm that the police were planning to attack its Ashura mourning procession holding on Tuesday in Abuja and other cities in the North.
Mr Danielson Akpan, NANS’ National President, made the disclosure in Abuja on Friday.

Xenophobia: NANS vows to deal with South Africans

The National Association of Nigerian Students has said that it has concluded plans to deal severely with those behind the resurgence of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa.

Bayelsa governor seeks US support to ensure neutrality of INEC, others

Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the United States Mission in Nigeria and the international community to prevail on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security forces and other key agencies of state on the need for neutrality in the November 16 governorship election in the state.

Ogoni head for Supreme Court over Ken Saro-Wiwa’s ‘murder’

Ogoni people have declared that they would approach the Supreme Court for justice over the murder of their son and environmental activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa. He was murdered in 1995, by the military junta.

Presidency: Freedom of worship not affected by IMN ban

The proscription of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) has nothing to do with peaceful and law-abiding Shi’ites in the country, the Federal Government explained on Sunday.

Police reject UK warning, insists Nigeria is peaceful

The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has insisted that Nigeria is one of the most beautiful places to live in inspite of the security challenges in the country.

PDP: We are living in despotic environment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that Nigerians are living in a despotic environment, as the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government has greatly eroded the country’s democracy.
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PDP condemns attacks on AIT, says it’s an attempt to gag the media

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned what it described as “the unrelenting attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled Federal Government to cage the media.”
FG has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman.

Minister: Ex-President Obasanjo’s comments on Boko Haram divisive, depressing

The federal government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the status of an elder statesman.

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Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education, told newsmen on Sunday in Kaduna that the review would enable the Commission to determine areas requiring legislative action before the 2023 elections.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: INEC condemns violence, assures voters of fair, credible conclusion

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has expressed concern about some reported cases of violence in the Saturday governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections.
Google employees are holding a sit-in at offices around the world to protest alleged retaliation against workers.

Google enters battle for cloud gaming market

Ever-expanding Google becomes a gaming company Tuesday with the launch of its Stadia cloud service that lets people play console-quality video games on a web browser or smartphone.
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Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello watches declaration of election results — in pictures

Here are photographs of Governor Yahaya Bello expecting the final verdict.

Bayelsa guber: Armed thugs delay collation of votes in PDP candidate’s local council

Some armed thugs held officials of the electoral commission, INEC, hostage in one of the wards in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, thereby delaying final collation of results, an official and an election observer said.
Injured demonstrators inside an ambulance in Sacaba, on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Nov. 15, 2019.

Four more deaths in Bolivia protests

Four more people have died in protests in Bolivia, raising the total number killed in the political unrest to 23, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Saturday.