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Governor Dickson appoints new acting Bayelsa electoral chief

Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson, has appointed Remember Ogbe as acting Chairman of the Bayelsa State Independent Electoral Commission (BYSIEC).
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Jigawa set to hold local council election June 29

The Jigawa State Independent Electoral Commission (JISIEC), has fixed Saturday, June 29, for the conduct of local government election in the 27 councils of the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
Kayode Fayemi

Governor Fayemi signs 8 bills into law

The governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday signed eight bills into law, saying his government will continue to demonstrate strong political will in the implementation of the existing laws in the state.

Ekiti Assembly orders suspended council chairmen to refund N3.6b

The Ekiti State House of Assembly has ordered the 16 suspended local government chairmen to refund N3.6 billion allegedly looted from the state treasury.
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Governor Bala Mohammed disengages all political appointees in Bauchi

Governor Bala Mohammed has approved the disengagement of all political office holders in Bauchi State.
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APC sweeps Zamfara council polls

The Zamfara Independent Electoral Commission (ZSIEC) has declared the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winners of the Local Government Council election in the state.
Nasir El-Rufai

Governor El-Rufai asks political appointees to resign by April 30

Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna State, has directed all political appointees in the state to submit their letters of resignation by April 30, 2019.

Governor Ortom: Benue people will resist election rigging

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says the state will resist any attempt to rig the 2019 general elections in the area.

INEC canvasses ‘women first’ at polling units

As the February 16 general elections draw closer, Professor James Apam, the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, has appealed to the electorate to allow women and those with disabilities unhindered access to cast their votes at the polling units.

Governor Ikpeazu dissolves local councils, orders fresh polls

Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia State governor, has dissolved the 17 Local Government Chairmen and their legislative councils.

Plateau election tribunal knocks off technicalities to save 31 PDP petitions

The Plateau State Local Government Election Tribunal on Monday knocked off technicalities to save 31 Peoples Democratic Party petitions, which the All Progressives Congress wanted it to dismiss based on technical errors committed in filing answers to pre-hearing questions.

NULGE canvasses annulment of SIECs, states, local council joint accounts

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.

APC, PDP disagree on appointment of local council caretaker committee in Cross River

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.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Lagos Assembly set to review environmental law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday began a three-day retreat to review the state’s Environmental Law and nine others to meet global best practices.

:Election observers adjudge Plateau council rerun poll violence-free

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.

Plateau: Ban on public procession still in force

The Plateau State government says the ban on public processions in the state is still in force.
Senator Jeremiah Useni

Jerry Useni: Simon Lalong robbed Plateau people in council polls

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.

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Man admits robbing with toy gun

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Wednesday remanded a 21-year-old man, Samson Obinna, who allegedly used a toy gun to rob another man of a cell phone worth 40,o00.
Brazilian football player Neymar (C) arrives on crutches at the Women’s Defence Precinct in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 13, 2019 to testify after Brazilian Najila Trindade filed a complaint against him on May 31, saying he assaulted her after inviting her to visit him in Paris. – Brazilian police said on Thursday they had filed a defamation suit against the woman who has accused football star Neymar of rape, after she insinuated the force was corrupt. (Photo by ARI FERREIRA / AFP)

Neymar three-match Champions League ban confirmed

Brazilian star Neymar will miss three Champions League matches next season, UEFA confirmed Wednesday, as punishment for insulting a referee following Paris Saint-Germain’s collapse against Manchester United.
Manchester United have confirmed that attacking midfielder Juan Mata has signed a new deal with the club that sees him tied to Old Trafford until 2021 with the option to extend for an additional year.

Juan Mata signs new Manchester United deal until 2021

Manchester United have confirmed that attacking midfielder Juan Mata has signed a new deal with the club that sees him tied to Old Trafford until 2021 with the option to extend for an additional year.

Philippe Coutinho: I’m not sure I will remain in Barcelona

Barcelona playmaker Philippe Coutinho has revealed that his future at the club remains uncertain.

Adidas loses EU court battle over ‘three stripes’ design

The court, the EU’s second-highest tribunal, upheld a 2016 ruling by the bloc’s intellectual property regulator cancelling the registration of the three-stripe design as a trademark following a challenge by a Belgian shoe company.