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YIAGA to deploy 114 observers in four states for re-run polls

An election observer group, YIAGA Africa, has announced the deployment of 114 local observers to four states ahead of the rerun elections.
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.

Elections: How security agencies encourage thuggery – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the failure of security agencies to act decisively and collaborate with one another encourages thuggery during elections.
Voters in Croatia were casting ballots Sunday to choose a new president in a fiercely contested runoff, with a liberal opposition candidate challenging the conservative incumbent while the country presides over the European Union for the first time.

Croatia holds tight presidential runoff

Voters in Croatia were casting ballots Sunday to choose a new president in a fiercely contested runoff, with a liberal opposition candidate challenging the conservative incumbent while the country presides over the European Union for the first time.
Voters in Uzbekistan head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections seen as a test of the state’s commitment to democratic reforms following the death of the country’s long-time authoritarian leader three years ago.

Uzbekistan’s parliamentary elections to test democratic reforms

Voters in Uzbekistan head to the polls on Sunday for parliamentary elections seen as a test of the state’s commitment to democratic reforms following the death of the country’s long-time authoritarian leader three years ago.
ZAGREB, CROATIA - Voters in Croatia on Sunday cast ballots in a tight presidential election, with the ruling conservatives seeking to keep their grip on power days before the country take over the European Union’s presidency for the first time.

Croats pick president in tight test for ruling conservatives

Voters in Croatia on Sunday cast ballots in a tight presidential election, with the ruling conservatives seeking to keep their grip on power days before the country take over the European Union’s presidency for the first time.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson focused his campaigning efforts on a slogan to Get Brexit Done.

Future of Brexit at stake in Britain election

Voters in Britain are casting ballots Thursday in an early general election that may bring a long-awaited resolution to the departure from the European Union they approved in a 2016 referendum.
INEC officials arrived as early as 7a.m. at various polling units visited by our correspondent in Mopamuro, while accreditation and voting commenced at exactly 8a.m.

Kogi bye-election: CDD deploys observers, tasks stakeholders on credible process

As voters in Kogi West Senatorial District and Ajaokuta Federal Constituency vote on Saturday, CDD has called for a credible process reflecting the democratic will of the people.

INEC: We will continue to use, deploy Smart Card Reader

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will continue to use and deploy the Smart Card Reader(SCR) in all elections.

Kogi West: PDP issues directive to members, supporters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Sunday night, urged its members and supporters in Kogi West Senatorial District to brace up and get ready for a triumphant supplementary election on Nov. 30.
YIAGA Africa

Kogi elections: Yiaga Africa wants polls cancelled

An election observer group, Yiaga Africa, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to cancel the gubernatorial and senatorial elections in Kogi State; saying the exercise was marred by vote-buying, ballot box snatching, intimidation of voters and thuggery.

Bayelsa guber: Armed thugs delay collation of votes in PDP candidate’s local council

Some armed thugs held officials of the electoral commission, INEC, hostage in one of the wards in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, thereby delaying final collation of results, an official and an election observer said.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

CDD: Intimidation of voters, journalists and election observers rampant in Kogi election

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Bayelsa guber: Materials for Sagbama ward hijacked – ex-governor

A former Acting Governor, Chief Nestor Binabo, has raised the alarm that the materials for his Agoro Ward 11, Sagbama Local Government Area, Bayelsa State, had yet to get to the area.
The governorship and senatorial elections holding in Kogi State have witnessed a large turnout of voters. 7

Large turnout of voters in Kogi elections — in pictures

The governorship and senatorial elections holding in Kogi State have witnessed a large turnout of voters.
Nigeria Police

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: Situation Room urges police to protect voters

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has called on the security agencies to protect the voters, especially women, during Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State.
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.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: INEC urges voters to come out and vote

Despite the tension and pockets of violence in some parts of Kogi state, INEC has called on eligible voters to come out en mass to exercise their franchise today.

ICPC to monitor Bayelsa, Kogi governorship polls

The Nigerian anti-graft agency, ICPC, says it would monitor the Saturday’s governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states.
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.

Bayelsa/Kogi guber: YIAGA calls for peaceful, credible polls

Inspite of the numerous concerns identified ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), YIAGA Africa, has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), security agencies, political parties and citizens to play their part in ensuring a peaceful, credible and conclusive process.

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