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#OndoDecides: Official INEC result update in 13 LGAs

#OndoDecides: Official INEC result update in 13 LGAs

In the Governorship election which held on the 26th of November, 2016 in Ondo state, official result by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is being collated and announced as at the time of filing this report today, 27th November, 2016. The state has a total of 18 local government areas. According to Vanguard, below is the results according to ...

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Anenih retires from politics

Anenih retires from politics

Former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has retired from partisan politics. The former PDP BoT Chairman who announced his disengagement ‎from active politics on Saturday at the presentation of his autobiography, “My Life and Nigerian Politics,” also urged Nigerians to drop partisan politics and support efforts by President Muhammadu Buhari to ...

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#OndoDecides: Differing reports from polling units

#OndoDecides: Differing reports from polling units

Following the Governorship election that is ongoing in Ondo state, differing reports from the polling units across the state have continued to trickle in. Voting began as early as 8am. Many voters trooped en mass to exercise their franchise and decide who becomes the next Governor of the state. There was mild drama on Saturday in Ondo town as the ...

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#OndoDecides gets bloody as Gunmen kill APC Chieftain in Owo

#OndoDecides gets bloody as Gunmen kill APC Chieftain in Owo

Afolabi Olaposi, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Owo, Ondo State, was killed by unknown gunmen on Thursday night in Owo. The Party said in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Adesanya, on Friday in Akure that Olaposi was shot dead on his way home after attending a meeting of the party in preparation for the governorship election. ...

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PDP suspends Buruji Kashamu, six others

PDP suspends Buruji Kashamu, six others

Leadership of the Ogun State chapter of PDP has announced the suspension of seven of its key members namely Buruji Kashamu, Bayo Dayo, Pegba Otemolu, Semiu Shodipo, Fatai Adeyanju, Segun Seriki, Daisi Akitan, and Bowale Solaja. A statement by Ogundele and his secretary, Olabode Bankole, said the people were suspended sequel to the report of a panel which was constituted ...

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#OndoDecides: Appeal Court Sacks Jimoh Ibrahim, Reinstates Eyitayo Jegede as PDP’s Candidate

#OndoDecides: Appeal Court Sacks Jimoh Ibrahim, Reinstates Eyitayo Jegede as PDP’s Candidate

Justice Ibrahim Saulawa of the Appeal court in Abuja has ordered the reinstatement of Eyitayo Jegede as the rightful candidate of PDP in this Saturday, November 26th, Ondo state governorship election. This judgment nullifies the candidature of billionaire businesman, Jimoh Ibrahim, who before now was recognized by INEC as the party’s candidate. Delivering judgment in an appeal filed by Jegede, ...

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Ondo poll: Police to deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 helicopters, 12 APCs, 20 gunboats

Ondo poll: Police to deploy 26,000 personnel, 3 helicopters, 12 APCs, 20 gunboats

The Nigeria Police Force said that it would deploy 26,000 personnel , three helicopters, 12 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and 20 gunboats for the Nov.26 governorship election in Ondo State. The Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr Ibrahim Idris, said this on Tuesday in Akure during a meeting he held with INEC officials and representatives of the political parties in the ...

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Buhari to run for second term in 2019, Presidency confirms

Buhari to run for second term in 2019, Presidency confirms

With just one year and seven months into the four years term of the administration of president Muhammdu Buhari which will terminate in 2019, presidency has given sure indication that the president would seek a second term in office. It also vehemently dismissed comments that it would be a lonely walk for the president, a development expected to serve as ...

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Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, defects to APC

Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, defects to APC

Former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, has defected to APC. In a statement released today, Kalu announced his resignation from his former party, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), which he founded. He is pictured above at APC secretariat in Abuja with the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and others. See the statement he released party after the cut. The letter ...

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AirForce issues no-fly zone over Trump Towers as massive security springs up at Trump’s home following election victory

AirForce issues no-fly zone over Trump Towers as massive security springs up at Trump's home following election victory

After Pro-Hillary protests sprung up last night in New York, the White House and different parts of America following Donald Trump’s victory at the U.S elections, members of the New York Police Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau have arrived at Donald Trump’s home- Trump Towers, to ensure massive security for America’s next president. With about two months before Trump assumes duties as ...

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US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

US election 2016 result: Trump beats Clinton to take White House

Donald Trump will become the 45th US president after a stunning victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, the Associated Press news agency reports. The Republican nominee’s projected victory came down to a handful of key swing states, despite months of polling that favoured Mrs Clinton. The battlegrounds of Florida, Ohio and North Carolina cleared the way for his Brexit-style upset. Global markets plummeted, with ...

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Supreme Court upholds Seriake Dickson’s election as Bayelsa State Governor

Supreme Court upholds Seriake Dickson's election as Bayelsa State Governor

The Supreme Court today Tuesday, November 8, upheld the election of Seriake Dickson as the validly elected Governor of Bayelsa State. The seven-member panel of judges led by Justice Tanko Muhammad gave the ruling following an appeal brought before it by the All Progressive Congress (APC) and its Governorship Candidate in the December 5, 2015 election, Timipre Sylva. The panel ...

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Video: Police burst fake INEC results printing press in Rivers, makes arrests | INEC denies involvement, says, “Don’t just arrest, prosecute suspects”

Police burst fake INEC results printing press in Rivers, makes arrests | INEC denies involvement, says, “Don’t just arrest, prosecute suspects”

Police in Rivers have arrested nine syndicates involved in the printing of fake result sheets purportedly to be used in the rescheduled rerun elections in the state. The fake printing press with the name, Help-Mate Consult, had several election result sheets with some being original copies from INEC. However, when interrogated, the owner and director of the press said an Honourable ...

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Ex-wife of former President Olusegun to float new political party to be called ABC party

Ex-wife of former President Olusegun to float new political party to be called ABC party

Ex-wife of former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, Taiwo Obasanjo, has unveiled plans to float a new political party named the Abundant Blessing Congress party aka ABC party. The former Mrs Obasanjo said she is on a “divine assignment from God’’. She stated that she will not be using the party to pursue any elective position but would rather use the party ...

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Video: Protest in Oyo State over INEC’s removal of Eyitayo’s name from list

Video: Protest in Oyo State over INEC’s removal of Eyitayo’s name from list

Youths and aged women in Ondo State chapter of the PDP on Friday in Akure protested the inclusion of Mr Jimoh Ibrahim`s name in the list of governorship candidates by INEC. INEC on Thursday included Ibrahim`s name in the list of candidates to contest the Nov. 26 governorship election, citing a court order. But the youths, who carried different placards ...

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Bill to Make Election Debates Mandatory Passes Second Reading in Senate

Bill to Make Election Debates Mandatory Passes Second Reading in Senate

The Senate are on the verge of making pre-election debates compulsory for anybody seeking any elective positions. The bill was suggested by Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari (APC-OYO North), and was read for the second time. The upper legislative chamber referred the bill to the Committee on Establishment and Public Service as well as Committee on INEC. The bill is entitled: “Nigerian ...

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Dariye’s defection to APC a welcome development — Daban

Dariye’s defection to APC a welcome development — Daban

Chief Letep Daban, the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Plateau chapter, has described the defection of Sen. Joshua Dariye from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to APC as a welcome development. He made the remark in an interview on Sunday in Jos. Daban, who said that the party was highly delighted to receive Dariye, (former PDP-Plateau Central, added that ...

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INEC settles for Jegede and Akeredolu in Ondo election

INEC settles for Jegede and Akeredolu in Ondo election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday confirmed Eyitayo Jegede as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ondo State ahead of November 26th, governorship election. INEC, published Jegede’s name alongside other candidates of other parties for the upcoming ellection. This stopped the aspiration of Mr. Jimoh Ibrahim, the nominee of the Modu Sheriff faction of the ...

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#EdoDecides: Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

#EdoDecides: Obaseki wins Edo governorship election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Mr Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress(APC) winner of the Edo governorship election held on Wednesday. Obaseki polled 319,483 to defeat his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), who scored 253,173 votes. The Returning Officer, Prof, Kayode Soremekum , who is also the Vice Chancellor of the ...

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#EdoDecides: Obaseki In Tight Grip On Victory, Wins 13 LGAs |PDP supporters in mass protest over election results in Edo

#EdoDecides: Obaseki In Tight Grip On Victory, Wins 13 LGAs |PDP supporters in mass protest over election results in Edo

Obaseki in tight grip on victory, wins 13 LGAs Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship election in Edo state has, so far, won a total of 13 Local Government Areas from results being collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Edo state. Obaseki has so far polled a total of 282,118 ...

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