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Lagos guber: Asiwaju Tinubu meets President Buhari over Governor Ambode

The fate of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State hung in the balance last night as President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, were locked in a meeting in Abuja over the national leader’s withdrawal of support for the second term aspiration of the governor.

Governor Shettima: Direct primaries desirable but not practicable in Borno

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, says it will be difficult to conduct direct primaries in the state because of its peculiar security situation.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

INEC to print 16.5m PVCs before 2019 elections –Chairman

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will print 16,500,192 Permanent Voters’ Cards and make them available for collection by citizens ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Eid Mubarak: Emir Sanusi leads prayer, preaches peace, love

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II on Tuesday called on Nigerians to continue to live in peace with one another so as to foster peace, love and unity in the country.

Governor Bindow: I’ll not leave ruling APC

Governor of Adamawa State, Mohammed Bindow, has vowed that he would not leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the rest of his political career.

INEC: 14,448 PVCs registered, abandoned in Kebbi

The newly posvted Kebbi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ahmad Mahmud, has said about 114,448 Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) produced and registered by INEC are yet to be collected by owners.
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REC: INEC to reposition polling booths to check vote-buying

Polling booths are henceforth to be position in a way to make it difficult for people to see how voters cast their votes during elections, a Resident Electoral Commissioner announced in Awka on Monday.

2019: INEC parleys NCC over elections

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) thursday, met in Abuja to review the outcome of the report of the joint committee they set up early this year on electronic transmission and collation of results.
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YIAGA AFRICA to deploy 500 observers for Osun election

As part of the efforts to ensure legitimate and credible election in Osun State, a Civil Society Organisation, YIIAGA AFRICA has said it will deploy over 500 stationary and 31 mobile citizen observers for the election.

Rice farmers predict bumper harvest

The Adamawa chapter of the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN) says it is optimistic of bumper harvest in the 2018 crop season following successful implementation of the National Rice Development Strategy (NARDS) in the state.

Osun guber: INEC commends parties for peaceful primaries

Osun State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, has commended the political parties in the state for conducting a violence-free primary elections ahead of the gubernatorial poll on September 22.

N-Power: Kogi government to deploy 7, 425 beneficiaries across 21 LGAs

The Kogi State Government says it has concluded plans to deploy 7, 425 successful beneficiaries of the second batch of N-Power Programme under the Federal Government Social Investment Programme (SIP) across the state.

NCDC: New Cholera cases in decline

Although cholera cases are still being reported from eight states, there has been a general decline in the number of new cases, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has said.

Minister: Primary healthcare gulps 64% funding in health sector

The federal government yesterday said it had changed the structure of healthcare funding in the country, with primary healthcare gulping about 64 per cent of the funds in the health sector.

Ekiti guber: PDP rejects election result

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday rejected the result of Saturday’s Ekiti governorship election won by the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kayode Fayemi.

INEC: Deployment of 30,000 policemen based on security needs

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday said the deployment of about 30,000 policemen for the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State was based on security needs.
Gov Ajimobi, Oyo CP, Abiodun Odude and Chairman, Aare Latosa LCDA, Adekunle Oladeji during the governor’s inspection visit to the police station at Bodija Market

Governor Ajimobi: Perpetrators of Bodija market mayhem will be prosecuted

Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Friday said that the perpetrators of the Bodija Market crisis would be prosecuted and made to rehabilitate the burnt police station. The Governor also assured that the market which has been closed as a result of the crisis would be reopened within 48 hours.
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Ekiti guber: YIAGA to deploy 500 observers

A Civil Society Organisation (CSO) Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA) Africa, says it plans to deploy 500 observers to monitor the conduct of July 14, Ekiti gubernatorial election.

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Lockdown: Delta governor lauded for setting up food bank

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has been commended for swiftly establishing a food bank to cushion the hunger-effect of the ongoing lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.