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The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.7

Edo electorate hail INEC, security agencies

A cross-section of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election on Saturday, Sept. 19 cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9- 25 a.m.

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu commends conduct of polls

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election on Saturday, Sept. 19 cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9: 25 a.m.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election on Saturday, Sept. 19 cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9- 25 a.m.

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu votes at Ugboko ward

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo Governorship election on Saturday, Sept. 19 cast his vote at Ugboko ward 4, unit 26, Orhionmwon Local Government Council of the state at about 9: 25 a.m.
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.3

Edo election: Massive turnout of voters witnessed at polling units

As Edo elects its governor, a large turnout of voters has been reported across all polling units in Esan West Local Government Area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Edo election: Police deploys 34 squadron commanders

The head of security in Edo State governorship election for Saturday, Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Leye Oyebade, has deployed 34 Squadron Commanders to monitor the election.
Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has named Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister.

Somali leader names new prime minister

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has named Mohamed Hussein Roble as prime minister.
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.
The Tiv community in Kadarko, Keana Local Government Area of Nasarawa state has called on the state governor, Abdullahi Sule to deploy more security personnel to curtail the frequent attacks on their people.

Nasarawa governor inaugurates conflict management committee

Nasarawa state governor Abdullahi Sule, Thursday, inaugurated the state’s Conflict Management Alliance Committee (SCOMA) to help in improving conflict management and broaden societal participation.
The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.

Edo election: Governor Obaseki running away from debate – Pastor Ize-Iyamu

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State, has accused Governor Godwin Obaseki, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, of running away from a debate organised by Arise Television in Benin City ahead of Saturday’s election.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

World Identity Day: We’ll commence enrolment of IDPs soon – minister

As part of efforts to fast-track enrolment of all Nigerians, the Federal government is to commence the capturing of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) across the country.
President of the UN General Assembly, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande

Nigeria’s Tijani Muhammad-Bande bows out as UNGA President

Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijani Muhammad-Bande, on Tuesday, bowed out of office as President of the 74th session of the General Assembly.

PDP lauds President Buhari on deployment of security for Edo election

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo on Tuesday lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for the deployment of adequate security for the governorship election in the state on Saturday.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had deployed no fewer than 1,500 of its personnel to provide security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.

Edo election: FRSC deploys 1,500 personnel, 35 vehicles

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it had deployed no fewer than 1,500 of its personnel to provide security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election.
Edo State Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu has said officials of the administration of Governor Godwin Obaseki are different from former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Edo election: Nigerian politicians’ll draw inspiration from our electoral victory – Philip Shaibu

Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has assured that Nigerian Politicians will draw courage and inspiration from the electoral victory of Godwin Obaseki in the forthcoming Saturday Governorship election in the State.

CAN hails Enugu governor for good governance, peace, security

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Enugu State chapter, has applauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the respect he has continued to accord the Church in the state as well as his untiring efforts at entrenching peace, good governance and security of lives and property.

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.

One killed, women abducted as gunmen attack Katsina community

A 50-year-old man identified as Ashiru Aliyu was killed by gunmen early Monday morning at Daulai village, Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Nigeria’s position in global terrorism ranking disappointing, embarrassing – APC group

APC Consolidation Group, a group in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC-CG, has described Nigeria’s latest ranking as third in the Global Terrorism Index, GTI, as not only disappointing but also embarrassing.

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Supporters, at 10-15am, defiled social distancing rules as Governor Godwin Obaseki and wife arrived Polling Unit in Benin to vote.

Edo election: I’m disappointed in INEC – Governor Obaseki

Edo Governor Godwin Obaseki has expressed disappointment at the conduct of the ongoing governorship election in the state.

Ibadan polytechnic sacks lecturer over sexual scandal

The authorities of The Polytechnic Ibadan have terminated the appointment of a lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the institution, Mr Kelani Ajadi, over sexual scandal with a female student.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.7

Edo electorate hail INEC, security agencies

A cross-section of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area (LGA) of Edo has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials.

Housewife beats stepson to death in Kano

A 29-year-old housewife, Jamila Abubakar, has been arrested by operatives of the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), for allegedly beating to death her seven-year-old step son, Muhammad Bashir.
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.

Edo election: Governor Wike commends INEC, security agencies for peaceful conduct

Gov. Nyesom Wike of Rivers on Saturday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the peaceful conduct of Edo governorship election.