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Some electorate whose polling units fell in Ayama Ijaw Community Secondary School, Southern Ijaw Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had to wade through the mud to cast their votes on Saturday. 4

Sporadic violence greets Bayelsa, Kogi guber elections

Sporadic violence marred polls in two key Nigerian states Saturday, despite a heavy security presence after a bloody run-up to the elections.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 20, 2019, one of the Yellow Vests (Gilets Jaunes) spokespersons, Priscillia Ludosky, looks on in front of the Eiffel tower, in Paris, during a gathering to protest against the government and the police violence. On November 17, 2018, hundreds of thousands of angry French donning fluorescent jackets took to the streets across the country, beginning one of the biggest and most unusual protest movements in the country’s modern history. Twelve months after that first November 17 demonstration against social inequalities by the “gilet jaunes” (yellow vests) protesters, the numbers taking to the streets have starkly diminished, the movement is rudderless and French President can claim to have largely seen off the challenge.Eric FEFERBERG / AFP

France’s yellow vests seek show of strength for anniversary

French “yellow vest” protesters began a series of nationwide demonstrations on Saturday in a bid to show the government they can still muster support on the first anniversary of their movement.
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.

INEC cancels election in Bayelsa ward over violence

Voting has been cancelled in Ologi (Ward 03) of Ogbia Local Government Area (LGA), a senior electoral official has said, following a violent incident that included “seizing” of an electoral official.
Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Kogi guber: Security agencies must strategise to check violence – CPI

Worried by the high level of violence and palpable tension ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Kogi State, Challenge Parenthood Initiative (CPI), an election observer group has called on security agencies to strategise and check all forms of violence and thuggery activities, give Kogi people hope of their safety.

Family found dead at Istanbul apartment

The police in Istanbul on Friday discovered the bodies of two parents and their 6-year-old child inside an apartment in a suspected case of murder-suicide by cyanide, authorities said.

Kogi guber: PDP, APC accuse each other of importing thugs, mercenaries

The Musa Wada/Sam Aro Campaign Organisation on Thursday raised the alarm that thugs, gangsters and political mercenaries have been imported into Kogi State, allegedly by the All Progressives Congress and the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, to unleash violence during the Saturday, November 16 governorship election.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), governorship candidate, in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has assured the people of his desire to build on the legacies of the state founding fathers if elected on November 16.

Nembe attack: Senator Diri seeks state of emergency in Bayelsa volatile areas

Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has called for declaration of a state of emergency in flashpoint areas of the state following last Wednesday’s attack on his party members in Ogbolomabiri-Nembe.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Uche Secondus asks military to allow electorate to vote their choice

National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has called on security agencies, particularly the military, to allow the people of Bayelsa and Kogi states to vote their choice in tomorrow’s governorship election.
Yekini Nabena

Bayelsa killings: APC accuses PDP of mastermind chaos to intimidate voters

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has absolved itself of blames over the violence and killings that attended the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) rally in Nembe, Bayelsa State, on Wednesday, accusing the PDP and the state government as culprits.

Wole Soyinka: DSS shooting bullets at #FreeSowore protesters criminal

Playwright and critic, Prof Wole Soyinka, has called on the civil society groups to unite and defend the rule of law and fundamental human rights.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called Monday on the opposition that ousted him to “pacify the country” after his shock resignation following weeks of protests over his disputed re-election left a power vacuum in the country.

Bolivia’s Morales departs for exile in Mexico

Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous president departed Monday for exile in Mexico, leaving behind a country in turmoil after his abrupt resignation as president.

Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

Kogi guber: Monarch decrees death for irate politicians, trouble makers

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election, in Kogi State, the Olu of Magongo, Obin Sam Bola Ojo, has placed a curse on whoever brings violence to his kingdom, declaring that the person will die a mysterious death before the end of this year.

Bayelsa guber: I don’t know price of AK-47 rifle – Governor Dickson

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Seriake Dickson, says he does not know how much guns, especially an AK-47 cost.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: We’ll overrun Governor Bello, APC across Kogi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it will overrun Governor Yahaya Bello and his All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 16 election in the state.

Bolivia military chief says army ‘will not confront people’

Bolivia's military chief has said the armed forces will not "confront people" while ensuring that peace is maintained amid nationwide unrest as President Evo Morales's government faces increased pressure to resolve a weeks-long standoff over the country's disputed election.
Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.

Hong Kong protesters vandalize subway station, storm mall

Protesters smashed windows in a subway station and a shopping mall Sunday and police made arrests in areas across Hong Kong amid anger over a demonstrator's death and the arrest of pro-democracy lawmakers.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

SERAP sues President Buhari, National Assembly leadership over security votes

A rights group Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) is seeking an answer and has sued President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, asking the Federal High court to order them disclose details of allocations.

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