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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has condemned some pockets of violence that trailed the last Governorship and state assembly elections in the country.
The Delta state All Progressive Congress, yesterday, called on Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to cancel the Delta state governorship election result now, as it accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of ballot snatching, over voting, buying of votes and impunity during the last Saturday election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared the governorship election held in Plateau, Adamawa, Sokoto and Bauchi states inconclusive because the number of votes cancelled or where voting did not hold surpassed the margin between the winner and the candidate in second place.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Gov. Atiku Bagudu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Kebbi.
Gov. Samuel Ortom of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has taken an early lead in Saturday’s Governorship and State Assembly elections in the state.
Centre for Transparency and Advocacy (CTA), an election observer group, has said that there was a remarkable improvement in logistics during the Governorship and State Assembly elections.
The Saturday State Assembly elections in Kogi East, has claimed three lives; while four others have been hospitalised across the senatorial district, according to eyewitness reports.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has said it lost one of its members in the course of the governorship and state assembly elections held in that state on Saturday.
Mr Thomas Kwagh-Kudi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of the Makurdi North House of Assembly seat in the March 9 Governorship and State Assembly elections.
Katsina State Police Command has confirmed the killing of a policeman and abduction of three INEC ad-hoc staff during the governorship and state assembly election in the state.
YIAGA AFRICA has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call the military to order.
Domestic observers monitoring the ongoing governorship and state Assembly elections have said the voter apathy recorded in Lagos was as a result of violence and insecurity experienced in the February 23 Presidential elections.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike on Saturday voted during the Governorship and State Assembly elections, declaring that he is confident of victory .
Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday expressed satisfaction with logistics and security arrangements for the Governorship and State Assembly Elections.
Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly elections, two political parties, Alliance National Party (ANP) and Alliance for Social Democrats (ASD), have denied endorsing Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, in Enugu State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is scheduled to hold National Assembly bye-elections in 14 states of the federation covering seven senatorial districts and 24 federal constituencies.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that there is no way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could lose the governorship and state Houses Assembly elections because the people of the state are firmly with the party.
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A group under the aegis of the Renaissance Coalition in collaboration with Civil society organisations (CSOs), and other stakeholders in Kano have called for the scrapping of the newly created emirates in the state.
The rain storm in Lagos on Monday resulted in many residents and motorists counting their losses as it caused traffic gridlock and wreaked havoc in many areas, damaging communication masts, electric poles and other infrastructure.
The Federal Government has declared May 29 and June 12 as public holidays to mark the transition to a new government and Democracy Day respectively.
Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba on Monday banned the use of polythene and plastic bags in the state to boost clean environment.
Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has said that the state will ensure its forest belt is preserved as more investors in oil palm, cocoa, rubber plantations set up shop in the state, noting that state will collaborate with relevant stakeholders in the sector on a reforestation programme.
Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State on Monday blamed the corruption in the judiciary in recent times on the challenges arising from incursion of strange elements into the nation’s legal system
Nigerian Tobechukwu “Tobi” Phillips just broke a barrier as the first Black valedictorian in Alvin High School’s 125 year history in the Texas high school which was first established in 1894 and integrated with African-American students in 1965.
The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Financial Derivatives Company Limited, Mr Bismarck Rewane, has said fuel subsidies are a huge drain on government’s revenue.
The ECOWAS Task Force on the region’s single currency would meet in June to give the assessment on the studies of the currency, President of the commission, Mr Jean-Claude Brou, has said.
Pep Guardiola insisted on Thursday that he has complete confidence in his bosses at Manchester City ahead of UEFA’s ruling on their participation in the Champions League, as his side prepares for this weekend’s FA Cup final against Watford.