Politics

Nigerians calls out Bayelsa-state governor elect, David Lyon, for speaking wrong English (video)

Nigerians are reacting to a viral video of Bayelsa state governor-elect, David Lyon, ”murdering” English language when he addressed some newsmen shortly after his election. Lyon was at the state house earlier this week to meet with Presidnet Buhari and shortly after the meeting, he addressed state house correspondents and his spoken English left many a little suprised. ”Today is ...

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INEC presents Certificate of Return to Bayelsa governor-elect, David Lyon

  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a Certificate of Return to the Bayelsa State Governor-Elect, David Lyon.   Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated 44 candidates including the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, to win a keenly contested election.   The commission also presented a Certificate of Return to a ...

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Dino Melaye arrives INEC office with 21 video clips, demand cancellation

Senator Dino Melaye who participated in Kogi West Senatorial election on Saturday November 16, has demanded its cancellation after he stormed the national headquarter of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Abuja with 21 video clips.     The Kogi Senator who was sacked by the Court of Appeal said the 21 video clips he presented to INEC secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony ...

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Post-Election Violence: Thugs reportedly burn Kogi PDP woman leader to death

  Shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of Kogi governorship election, political thugs continued on their killing spree.   According to reports from Kogi, the woman leader of Wada Aro Campaign Council, Ochadamu Ward, Hon Mrs Acheju Abuh was reportedly burnt alive in her home by alleged jubilant supporters and ...

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I was robbed of my victory – PDP governorship candidate in Bayelsa, Senator Douye Diri says

Senator Douye Diri, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bayelsa State has claimed that he won the governorship election held in the state on Saturday November 16.   The PDP politician who lashed out at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for announcing that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Chief David Lyon won the election with 352, 552 votes while ...

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Saraki and other senators who decamped to the PDP have been punished by Nigerians for being disloyal – Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole has stated that the 16 Senators led by former Senate President Bukola Saraki who decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been ”punished” by Nigerians via the ballot box following their failure to get reelected.   Oshiomhole who noted that only Dino Melaye is ...

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PDP’s governorship candidate Musa Wada heads for tribunal, says Kogi election was an organized war against democracy

  Musa Wada, the People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State has disclosed that he will be heading to tribunal just after the Independent National Electoral Commission declared the incumbent Governor of the State, Yahaya Bello as winner of the election.   The PDP governorship candidate who addressed newsmen on Monday November 18, ...

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President Buhari does not have a third term agenda with hate speech bill – Senator Abdullahi says

  Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the Deputy Chief Whip of the Senate, has denied claims that the controversial Hate Speech bill that was recently introduced into the senate for deliberation and possible enactment, is meant to pave way for President Buhari’s alleged third term agenda.   Some Nigerians who have condemned the bill, alleged that it is a ploy by the APC ...

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Yahaya Bello emerges winner of Kogi governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday, November 18th declared the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Yahaya Bello as the winner of the governorship election in Kogi State on Saturday.   Bello polled a massive 406,222 votes to defeat his contestant, Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who scored 189,704 votes to emerge second. With the ...

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Kogi 2019: SDP Governorship candidate, Natasha Akpoti claims Yahaya Bello ordered her assassination

The Social Democratic Party, SDP, governorship candidate in Kogi State, Natasha Akpoti, has alleged that Yahaya Bello ordered her assassination.   She made this statement via her official twitter page saying “Gov Yahaya Bello has ordered for my assassination.” Recall that Akpoti on Sunday called for the cancellation of the ongoing gubernatorial election in Kogi Central and part of Lokoja, the state ...

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INEC declares Kogi West senatorial election inconclusive

Kogi West Senatorial election which was conducted on Saturday November 16, has been declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).   The election was declared inconclusive by the returning officer Professor Olayinde Lawal who disclosed that the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is lower than the 43,127 registered ...

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Dino Melaye Rejects Result Of Kogi West Senatorial Rerun Election (video)

Senator Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected results announced so far in the Kogi West Senatorial District rerun election. According to Melaye, the election was marred by malpractices and violence. “The innovation is that what we had is what I have christened ‘Helicopter election’. For the first time, rigging has been advanced to the level that ...

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Kogi Election: Collation Officer presents N50k bribe offered by politicians in Igalamela-Odolu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collation officer in Igalamela-Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi State presented a N50k bribe he was offered as he reeled out the result of the election conducted within the district on Saturday November 16.   Though some agencies were enlisted to stop vote-buying during the governorship and sentaorial election conducted in the state, eyewitnesses alleged that it was ...

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Governor Seriake Dickson calls for outright cancellation of Bayelsa State Governorship election

Governor Seriake Dickson has called for outright cancellation of the elections in Nembe Local Government Area where 20 people were reportedly killed by gunmen at a PDP campaign rally.   Dickson made the statement while speaking with newsmen shortly after casting his vote at Oruerewari, Polling Unit 005, Toru Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area on Saturday. He called on the ...

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Kogi Polls: 2 fake civil defence men arrested for hijacking electoral material

  The Deputy Director, Public Communications of the Kogi State Peoples Democratic Party Campaign Council, Usman Austin, on Saturday, raised the alarm that two young men who dressed in the uniform of officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps have been apprehended in Ayingba Dekina Local Government Area by the people. In an interview with the correspondent, he ...

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Electoral process has failed in Nigeria – Former INEC boss, Attahiru Jega

  Former Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega has decried the failure of the electoral process to entrench good governance in Africa.   Jega stated this on Thursday, November 14th at the University of Ibadan, UI, while delivering 2019 Convocation Lecture titled, “Towards Credible Electoral Process and Sustainable Political Systems in Nigeria: What role for ...

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Forgive and forget – Aisha Buhari tells Kogi residents

First Lady Aisha Buhari who turned up with other All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains for the party’s rally for the governorship election scheduled to hold in Kogi State on November 16, begged residents of the state to forgive Governor Yahaya Bello stating that he was unable to pay salaries because of the verification exercise that was organised for civil servants in the ...

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Appeal Court halts judgement disqualifying APC and its candidate, David Lyon from Bayelsa governorship election

A federal high court judgement which disqualified the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, David Lyon in the Bayelsa Governorship election scheduled for November 16 has been suspended by the Court of Appeal.   We reported that on Wednesday November 13, Justice Inyang Ekwo nullified Lyon’s nomination as the APC’s Govenorship candidate and also stopped the party from fielding any other ...

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APC has no governorship candidate in Bayelsa- Federal High court declares

  Justice Jane Inyang of the Federal High Court sitting in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, has declared that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no candidate for the November 16th governorship election in the state.   She gave the ruling in a case filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, one of the APC governorship aspirants in the state. Lokpobiri, a former minister of state for ...

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Kogi Governorship Election: Police DIG reverses the deployment of Governor Yahaya Bello’s ex-ADC to coordinate the protection of election materials

  The Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Abdulmajid Ali has announced that the deployment of Usman Shugaba, a former Aide de Camp (ADC) to Governor Yahaya Bello to supervise the Governorship election has been reversed after the Nigerian police was petitioned by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Shugaba who was transferred out of the state before the Governorship election scheduled to ...

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