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Muslim group warns Bishop Kukah to apologise or quietly leave Sokoto

A Muslim group based in Sokoto, Muslim Solidarity Forum, has called on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Kukah to tender an unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam or quietly and quickly leave the state.

MURIC asks Bishop Kukah to recuse himself from peace committee

The Nigerian Islamic human rights body, Muslim Rights Concern, MURIC has called on the Bishop of the Sokoto Catholic Diocese, Rt. Rev. Matthew Hasan Kukah, to recuse himself from the National Peace Committee headed by General Abdulsalami Abubakar.
Voters across Edo State very early Saturday morning began trooping out to vote in an election that will decide who occupies the Dennis Osadebey Government House for the next four years.2

Edo election: Centre hails INEC, tasks National Assembly on electoral act

A civil society organization, Centre for Liberty, has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for conducting the Edo state governorship election “in a mostly civilized and less disruptive manner across the state.”
European Union (EU) leaders will hold a video summit on Thursday in a bid to agree on a shared fiscal response to a recession looming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though there is little hope of a breakthrough.

EU congratulates Edo political leaders on the peace accord

The European Union has congratulated Edo political leaders on the accord ahead of this Saturday governorship election.
The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has held meetings with leaders of the two main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Edo, Ondo elections: UK threatens visa ban, seizure of overseas assets of offenders

The United Kingdom has threatened to ban anyone guilty of electoral violence ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections which come up on September 19 and October 10 respectively.
Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (Right) and APC governorship candidate in Edo State, Osagie Ize-Iyamu,

Edo governorship candidates sign peace accord

Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, Godwin Obaseki, and Osagie Ize-Iyamu, have signed a peace accord for the September 19 exercise in the state.

General Abdulsalami: Why we are Intervening in Edo election

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar (rtd), who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, said that his committee is intervening in the Edo State governorship election because of the tension it is generating.

INEC: Fire incident won’t affect Ondo election

Ahead of the October 10 gubernatorial election in Ondo State, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Friday in Abuja said despite the fire incident that destroyed Card Readers meant for the election, the governorship poll will still go ahead as planned.
Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu

Edo election: Police won’t compromise standard – IGP

Ahead of the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has vowed to ensure that officers and men of the force deployed for the election uphold the standard requirements for a peaceful and credible election.
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Edo election: YIAGA Africa alerts security agencies on 13 violence flash points

YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has alerted security agencies of 13 flash points in Local Government Areas (LGA) where possible violence needs to be checked in the Sept. 19 governorship elections in Edo.

Ex-President Jonathan, General Abdusalami, others for Peace Award

Former President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar have been nominated for the 2019 edition of the National Peace Awards (NPA).
The Police Command in Kano State said on Thursday that no fewer than 1,800 political thugs were currently in prison across the state, awaiting trial.

Kano elections: Over 1,800 in prison for thuggery – Police

The Police Command in Kano State said on Thursday that no fewer than 1,800 political thugs were currently in prison across the state, awaiting trial.

Bauchi elections: Peace committee urges stakeholders to maintain peace

The National Peace Committee-led by former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Wednesday, appealed to stakeholders in Bauchi state to calm their supporters in the wake of the halted collation of result for the March 9 governorship election.

Bishop Kukah: No sane Nigerian is happy with these killings

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says no sane Nigerian is happy with the killings across the country.

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.

Election: NPC organises peace conference in Gombe

Ahead of Saturday Gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, the National Peace Committee (NPC) on Wednesday organized a one day peace dialogue conference for political stakeholders in Gombe state.

Kano elections: APC, PDP, 29 other governorship candidates sign peace accord

A total of 31 governorship candidates from various political parties have signed an accord to promote peaceful conduct before, during and after the 2019 general elections in Kano.‎

Uche Secondus: There may be no elections in 2023

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, during his speech at the opening session of the caucus meeting of the party in Abuja, raised the alarm that there might be no election in 2023 if the military continued to participate during elections as they were allegedly used during the February 23 elections.

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SOKAPU: Those who threatened Bishop Kukah must be arrested

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