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Conduct Fresh Election In Bayelsa, APC Writes INEC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh governorship election in Bayelsa state.  The supreme court had nullified the election of David Lyon, candidate of the APC who was declared winner of the election in the state in November. The apex court asked INEC to issue certificates of return to candidates ...

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INEC Declares PDP’s Douye Diri As Bayelsa Governor-elect

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Douye Diri of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor-elect of Bayelsa state. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this at the INEC headquarters in Abuja on Friday. This followed the supreme court judgment which sacked David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who was declared winner of the November 2019 ...

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Nullifies Bayelsa Governor-elect’s Election, Declares PDP Winner

The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of Return issued to the All Progressives Congress’ candidates ...

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You Can’t Return To Office By Force, Court Restrains Sacked Oyo Council Chairmen

An Oyo State High Court sitting in Ibadan,on Tuesday restrained the 68 sacked council chairmen from forcefully taking over the secretariats of local government areas (LGAs) and local council development areas (LCDAs) across the state. The Court, presided over by Honourable Justice Moshood Abass, granted the four reliefs sought by the lead counsel to the Oyo State Government, Dr. Akin ...

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Imo Speaker, Seven Lawmakers Dump PDP For APC

The speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly Collins Chiji has defected the from the People’s Democratic Party to All Progressives Congress (APC). Seven other lawmakers also dumped the PDP for APC during a plenary that lasted for less than 20 minutes on Tuesday. The latest defections further strengthened APC’s majority hold on the House barely a month after ...

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Oyo LG Crisis Deepens As Sacked Chairpersons ‘Forcefully’ Take Over office

The local government crisis rocking Oyo state took a new turn on Monday when some of the sacked chairpersons forced their way into their offices to resume duty. Seyi Makinde, the state governor, in May sacked all the chairpersons and appointed caretaker chairmen in their place. But Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), declared Makinde’s action as unconstitutional. Mohammed ...

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Gunmen Abduct INEC Official, Seize Election Materials In Cross River

Gunmen have abducted an ad hoc staff member of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River state. The electoral official, whose identity is yet to be confirmed, was abducted while conveying election materials for the rerun in Abi constituency on Saturday. Mohammed Lecky, commissioner in charge of south-south, confirmed the victim was the state’s presiding officer (SPO) for the ...

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CAN Speaks As If It’s An Opposition Party -Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) speaks as if it is an opposition political party. Adesina was reacting to a statement by the Christian body on the death of Lawan Andimi, CAN chairman of Michika local government in Adamawa state. Andimi was killed on Monday after N800 million ransom allegedly demanded by the insurgents was ...

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Crisis Looms In Oyo As IGP Directs CP To Enforce Reinstatement Of Sacked LG Chairmen

Crisis appears to brewing in Oyo State as the Inspector General of Police Mohammaed Adamu has directed the state commisioner of police to ensure the forced reinstatement of the sacked local government council chairmen sacked by the governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde. The state governor had insisted that the minister of justice and attorney general of the federation, Malami had no ...

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S’court: Why We Accepted Materials Tendered By Uzodinma, Police

The supreme court says it admitted election materials that Hope Uzodinma and the police tendered in the appeal against the Imo governorship election result because the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Emeka Ihedioha failed to disprove them. INEC had declared Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as candidate with the highest number of votes in the March 8 election, ...

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