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Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has accepted the resignation of the Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC), Dr. Perekeme Bertola, ahead of the August 10, 2019 local government election in the state.
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Ibrahim Khaleel, has called for the annulment of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) and State Local Government Joint Account over what he described as unfettered manipulations of the systems by the state governors.
The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Cross River State has it will do everything possible to resist plans by ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state to appoint caretaker committees to oversee local government councils in the state.
The Coalition of Accredited National Observers, for the October 10 Local Government Elections in Plateau State, said the re-run elections in Langtang South and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state was without violence, vote-buying and any form of electoral manipulation.
Mr Ayuba Gufwen, PDP chairmanship candidate for Mangu in the Oct. 10 local government polls in Plateau, has called on PDP supporters to boycott the re-run election slated for Thursday, Oct. 18.
Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Jeremiah Useni, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor Simon Lalong robbed the people of Plateau State of their political mandate during last Wednesday’s local government election.
Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has sworn in 11 newly elected local government chairmen, few hours after the state electoral commission declared them winners of the council polls conducted on Wednesday.
Irate youths protesting the outcome of Wednesday’s local government election in Plateau State have burnt down four houses in Langtang South Local Government, the News Agency of Nigeria is reporting.
Following the declaration of the results of Wednesday’s local government elections in Plateau State by Chairman of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission (PLASIEC), Mr. Fabian Ntung, there now reins terror in the state as PLASIEC office in Bassa Local Government Area and vehicles have been set on fire.
The former chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has rejected the agitation to transfer the mandate of conducting local government elections from state electoral commissions to INEC.
The exercise was monitored by the State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), Mallam Sadiq Abubakar Musa, officials of the State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC), as well as operatives of the various security agencies.
Enyimba beat FC Ifeanyi Ubah 3-1 to climb on top of log table in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Akwa United fades Lobi Stars title hope after a 0-0 goalless draw at in the ongoing Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) Super Six on Monday at the Agege Stadium.
Jet-heeled Manchester United-bound winger Daniel James was likened to eight-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Usain Bolt and Brazil icon Ronaldo by Hungary coach Marco Rossi ahead of Tuesday's Euro 2020 qualifier with Wales.
One in every 10 illegal immigrants who entered Europe between 2015 to 2016 was a Nigerian, the European Union has said.
Landline internet connections were down across Sudan on Monday, a week after mobile online services were cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.
Fast-rising Nigerian actress and presenter, Dorcas Fapson, trended on social media platforms following the release of her adaptation of Paulette Kelly’s poem, “I Got Flowers Today’’ (1992).
Senator Ajayi Boroffice says he has withdrawn from the race for Deputy Senate President of the 9th National Assembly in deference to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Lawmaker-elect for Darazo/Ganjuwa Federal Constituency of Bauchi State, Mansur Manu Soro, has expressed optimism that Femi Gbajabiamila will emerge the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the ninth National Assembly unopposed.
Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, has urged motorists to be safety-conscious during the Sallah celebration.
The federal government on Monday inaugurated the members of the governing boards of five professional health regulatory bodies.