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The Independent National Electoral Commission has relocated the collation of results of Bayelsa State governorship election in Nembe, Southern Ijaw Local Government Areas to its headquarters in Yenagoa under heavy security.

YIAGA: Bayelsa election results were manipulated

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation (CSO), says there are indications that the results of the Bayelsa state gubernatorial election were manipulated.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Voters selling PVCs for N500, N1,000 – YIAGA

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, through its Watching The Vote (WTV) project, says voters in Bayelsa and Kogi states are trading their permanent voters’ cards for N500 and N1,000 ahead of the governorship elections in the two states.
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.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: YIAGA calls for peaceful, credible polls

Inspite of the numerous concerns identified ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), YIAGA Africa, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and citizens to play their part in ensuring a peaceful, credible and conclusive process.
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Bayelsa/Kogi guber: YIAGA AFRICA trains 1, 077 observers

As the governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States fast approaches, an election observer, YIAGA AFRICA, yesterday, disclosed training of 1, 077 citizen observers.
Imo State Governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha has charged the leadership of Imo State University Alumni Association to always speak truth to power and engage the Government regularly.

PDP chieftain lauds Imo governor for engaging technocrats in rebuilding process

Mr Cannice Nwosu, Coordinator of PDP Volunteer Team (PVT), Imo on Saturday lauded Gov Emeka Ihedioha for engaging technocrats in the rebuilding process of the state.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

YIAGA to deploy PVT technology for Kogi, Bayelsa elections

YIAGA AFRICA, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) on Friday said it was set to deploy the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

YIAGA AFRICA verifies 2019 election results

YIAGA AFRICA, a civil society organisation, on Wednesday verified the Presidential elections results announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Federal government claims PDP planning constitutional crisis, wants interim government

The Federal Government has said the opposition People Democratic Party, PDP, is laying the groundwork for a constitutional crisis.

Election: PDP alleges APC’s attempt to rewrite results

The People’s Democratic Party; PDP, has condemned what it pointed out, as an attempt by the All Progressive Congress, to subvert the Rule of Law and the will of the people.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum on Tuesday in Abuja.

Federal government alleges PDP wants to set up parallel electoral body

The Federal Government on Thursday alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) wants to set up a parallel electoral body for the coming elections.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government warns opposition PDP not to throw Nigeria into anarchy

The Federal Government has warned the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to throw Nigerian into anarchy out of its desperation to grab power at all cost, saying Nigeria’s unity and survival override any party’s ambition.

Osita Chidoka: PDP to deploy 40 million members to monitor polls

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will deploy 40 million of its members across the federation to monitor Saturday’s presidential election.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

Abia NDLEA arrests four for illegal production of sedatives

Bamidele Akingbade, State Commander, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Abia, said that four men were arrested for illegally and secretly manufacturing Diazepam, a sleep-inducing anti-depressant drug.
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Osun election: INEC prosecution threat minimised vote buying – observer

An election observer in the September 22 Osun State governorship election, which was declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the Commission’s threat to arrest and prosecute vote-buyers helped minimised the menace during the exercise.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

Group: Vote-buying new method of elections rigging in Nigeria

An election observer and monitoring group, Yiaga Africa, has described vote-buying as a new way of elections rigging by politicians in Nigeria.
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

YIAGA monitors Ekiti polls with parallel tabulation methodology

Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth and Advancement (YIAGA AFRICA) has said it is employing parallel vote tabulation (PVT) methodology to complement the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
YIAGA AFRICA's WatchingTheVote (WTV)

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.

ICT necessary tool for elections – INEC chief

The President, ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commissions (ECONEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said in spite of the challenges of deploying technology in electoral processes, its benefits had remained enormous.

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Residents of Oyo community commend former minister over rehabilitation of water works

Some residents of Saki town in Oyo State on Wednesday commended Mr Adebayo Shittu, a former Minister of Communications, for his efforts in drawing attention to the need to rehabilitate the community’s water works.

Court jails herbalist, others found with 11 human skulls, 29 bones

Justice Dusosinlohun Kawu of an Ilorin High Court, Wednesday convicted one local herb seller (alagbo), herbalist/ritualist, student and four others for trafficking, selling, buying and possessing human parts for money ritual.