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Edo 2016 Election Updates: Etsako, Esan &Ikpoba results | Electoral officer confirms ballot box snatching at Ekpoma

Edo 2016 Election Updates: Etsako, Esan &Ikpoba results | Electoral officer confirms ballot box snatching at Ekpoma

Etsako, Esan & Ikpoba results Etsako West (AUCHI) Ward 2, Unit 1, PDP 94 APC 176, ACPN 5 Ward 11, unit 11, APC 239 PDP 54 Invalid 470 Esan West Unit 11, APC 69 PDP 158 21 invalid Ikpoba Okhai Ward 2, Unit 12, APC 92 PDP 85 Akoko Edo ward 5 unit 3, APC 177 PDP 75. Electoral officer ...

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Edo 2016 Election Updates: Ambode, El-Rufai’s presence in Edo Worrisome – Ize-Iyamu | Counting of votes on-going as PDP allegedly takes early lead

Edo 2016 Election Updates: Ambode, El-Rufai’s presence in Edo Worrisome – Ize-Iyamu | Counting of votes on-going as PDP allegedly takes early lead

Ambode, El-Rufai’s presence in Edo Worrisome – Ize-Iyamu Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the ongoing Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has described as  worrisome the presence of governors Akinwunmi Ambode and Nasir el-Rufai in Edo state. Ize-Iyamu who said this after casting his vote,  also alleged that the APC has been using security agencies to harass his supporters. He ...

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Edo 2016 Election Updates: Thugs shoot indiscriminately, snatch away card readers | Female police officer arrested for collecting bribe

Edo 2016 Election Updates: Thugs shoot indiscriminately, snatch away card readers | Female police officer arrested for collecting bribe

Oshiomhole sad as thugs shoot indiscriminately, snatch away card readers Edo election: Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo has expressed sadness over claims that some thugs shot indiscriminately and snatched away some card readers from electoral officers in some parts of Edo Central Senatorial District in the ongoing governorship elections in Edo state. Oshiomhole expressed his sadness shortly after casting his vote ...

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Tight security as Edo election hold today

Tight security as Edo election hold today

All security agents are currently on ground in Edo State, as the Governorship election holds today. Over 25,000 policemen were deployed to the state, in which about 5,000 were sited at the premises of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Aduwawa, Benin City. Nigeria Civil Society has called on the political parties participating in the election to maintain normalcy and ...

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Drama as PDP asks S-Court to sack Gov Ayade over alleged age cheat

Drama as PDP asks S-Court to sack Gov Ayade over alleged age cheat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asked Supreme Court in Cross River State, to remove Governor Benedict Ayade, from office over allegation that he falsified his age. The party’s lawyer Mr. N. Ibegbulam, addressed the apex court, which was headed by Justice Bode Rhodes Vivour, saying that it was in support of an appeal by Mr. Joe Agi, SAN, against Ayade. Also, Agi a ...

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Key quotes from the first Clinton-Trump debate

Key quotes from the first Clinton-Trump debate

Democrat Hillary Clinton and her Republican White House rival Donald Trump went head-to-head on Monday night in a prime-time duel in front of tens of millions of American voters. Here is a selection of key quotes from the first of three debates leading up to the November 8 election: Stamina to lead? “I said she doesn’t have the stamina. And ...

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Dariye’s defection cheering – Plateau PDP

Dariye’s defection cheering – Plateau PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau is happy with the defection of Sen. Joshua Dariye to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Chairman, Mr Damishi Sango, has said. The state Deputy Chairman of the party, Mr Amos Gombi, told reporters on Sunday in Jos on behalf of Sango that Plateau PDP was relieved. Dariye, who represents Plateau Central, defected ...

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Investigate assault against our members, APC tells security agencies

Investigate assault against our members, APC tells security agencies

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, has called on security agencies to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators of assault and arson against its members and their property. The Rivers Police Command had confirmed the arsonists attack on the residence of Lloyd, a former leader of Rivers Assembly and chieftain of APC. Chief Davies Ikanya, APC chairman in the state ...

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APC senators celebrate Remi Tinubu’s birthday

APC senators celebrate Remi Tinubu’s birthday

The senator representing Lagos Central federal constituency and wife of APC’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Remi, was a year older on Wednesday, September 21. Tinubu, who clocked 56 was celebrated by her colleagues – senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the National Assembly. Isiaka Adeleke, who represents Osun West, in his birthday message, described Tinubu as ...

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Edo Senators in supremacy clash

Edo Senators in supremacy clash

Two of the three senators from Edo State, Senators Clifford Ordia, PDP, Edo Central and Senator Francis Alimikhena, APC, Edo North have clashed over the forthcoming governorship election with each senator affirming the electoral superiority of his party over the other. While Senator Ordia, affirmed that the APC had no chance in his constituency and was scared into working out ...

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Photos: Makarfi, Sheriff signed MoU

Photos: Makarfi, Sheriff signed MoU

Senators Ahmed Makarfi and Ali Modu Sheriff Tuesday resolved to settle their differences and work for a united Peoples Democratic Party (PDP0 in the interest of the country and Nigerians. The duo signed a Memoramdum of Understanding which was made public today, Wednesday,  by the PDP on it twitter handle. The Signed MoU read thus “At a meeting held this morning ...

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APC leaders in Edo South assures Obaseki of votes

APC leaders in Edo South assures Obaseki of votes

Prior to the Governorship election in Edo State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders in the state have assured the party of their votes. Edo South Senatorial District Leader, Mr Gentleman Amegor, made this statement in Benin, while addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with other party members. The leaders arrived at their resolution after over three hours’ meeting ...

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My husband will take entertainment industry to higher level in Edo — Mrs Obaseki

My husband will take entertainment industry to higher level in Edo — Mrs Obaseki

Wife of the governorship candidate of the APC, Mrs. Betty Obaseki says if elected, her husband would partner with the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PMAN) in the state to brainstorm on how to make entertainment a booming business in the state. Mrs. Obaseki who stated this when she visited PMAN members and Elders at the Oba Akenzua Cultural Centre ...

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Edo 2016: Police, DSS Urge INEC to Postpone Sept. 10 Election over Security Threats

Edo 2016: Police, DSS Urge INEC to Postpone Sept. 10 Election over Security Threats

The Nigeria Police Force ( NPF) and the Department of State Services (DSS) on Wednesday appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Edo governorship election scheduled for September 10, citing security threat. The Force Spokesman, DCP, Don Awunah, made the call at a joint news conference by the police and the DSS in Abuja. He said ...

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PDP condemns alleged directive to civil servant to wear APC arm band

PDP condemns alleged directive to civil servant to wear APC arm band

The PDP has condemned the directive of the Edo State government to all civil servants in the state to wear APC arm bands and adorn their walls and tables in the office with the party’s posters and flags or risk being sacked. In a statement by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr Chris Nehikhare, the party said whereas, “Civil servants are ...

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Ondo 2016: Rotimi Akeredolu wins APC’s Gubernatorial Primary

Ondo 2016: Rotimi Akeredolu wins APC’s Gubernatorial Primary

Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the November 26, 2016 governorship election in Ondo State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Akeredolu, who was APC Flag bearer in the 2012 governorship election, won the party’s primary election with 669 votes, defeating his closest ...

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Gabon Post-Election Violence: Police Say they are now in Control of Libreville amidst Lingering Tension

Gabon Post-Election Violence: Police Say they are now in Control of Libreville amidst Lingering Tension

Violence broke out in Gabon late on Wednesday following the re-election of President Ali Bongo, with security forces allegedly attacking the headquarters of the opposition. Opposition leader, Jean Ping, said on Thursday in Libreville that two people were killed and several injured in the attack. He said his party’s headquarters had been bombarded by helicopters before troops from the presidential guard ...

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Ondo 2016: Jimoh Ibrahim emerges as candidate for Sheriff-led faction of PDP

Ondo 2016: Jimoh Ibrahim emerges as candidate for Sheriff-led faction of PDP

Industrialist Jimoh Ibrahim has emerged the governorship candidate of the Senator Ali Modu Sheriff-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the primary election commenced on Sunday evening at the Banquet Hall of Premier Hotel, Ibadan. More than 560 accredited votes were recorded and Ibrahim polled 502 votes and his ...

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Watch Video: PDP holds convention, extends Markafi ‘s CTC tenure

Watch Video: PDP holds convention, extends Markafi ‘s CTC tenure

Despite the ruling by Justice Abang of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court that issued an order of interlocutory injunction barring the People’s Democratic party, PDP, from conducting its National Convention until September 7,  the party, Wednesday, defied the Abuja order but adopted that of Port-Harcourt ruling that permitted it to go ahead with the convention. Peoples Democratic ...

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President Buhari appoints Durojaiye, Tinubu’s aide, Dare, Ararume as NCC members

President Buhari appoints Durojaiye, Tinubu's aide, Dare, Ararume as NCC members

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, as the Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, Board. The President also nominated Mr. Sunday Dare, as the Media Aide to the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the Executive Commissioner, Stakeholders Management. The appointees are the South West Others nominated as Non-Executive Commissioners are: Aliyu ...

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