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APC lauds security agencies in Bayelsa, Kogi Elections

• Says PDP of imported thugs brought Oyo and Osun states •Urges members to remain calm, peaceful as result is being announced Senator Iroegbu The All Progressives Congress (APC) had hailed our security agencies for the security arrangements put in place for Saturday's Governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.  This was contained

Why we froze N5bn Imo funds because of Okorocha – EFCC

•Says outgoing governor spent too much during elections     Jude Johnson  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has explained why it froze N5bn funds belonging to the Imo State Government because Governor Rochas Okorocha. According to the anti-graft agency,  Okorocha was spending too much money in a suspicious manner during the general elections.   The EFCC’s

Why APGA as a Political Party Must Not Die

By Law Mefor This part of the quartet analysis – Why APGA as a Political Party must not die – was caught up and necessarily delayed in the fiasco called Nigeria General Elections. It is also for good as we had the opportunity to weigh in on the performance of APGA

CDD expresses worry over level of violence in 2019 polls

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) and Development’s Election Analysis Centre (EAC) has expressed worry over the "quantum of violence" which characterized the 2019 general elections. The group while briefing Newsmen in Abuja on Sunday stated that a total of 30 Nigerians lost their lives across the country to

Voters sell votes to highest bidder during polls – CDD

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) said on Saturday in Abuja that voters were scrambling to sell their votes to the highest bidder during Saturday’s governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections. The Chair, CDD Election Analysis Centre (EAC), Adele Jinadu, told journalists that vote buying prevailed in spite of

Guber Poll: Group tasks security agencies on absolute impartiality

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Working Group on Peacebuilding and Governance in Nigeria, composed of civic and religious leaders, has tasked Security institutions to ensure absolute impartiality during the Gubernatorial and House of Assembly election on Saturday. The Group urged all security personnel on election duty to uphold the principles of professionalism and

Elections: FG orders closure of borders

The Minister of Interior Lt.-Gen. (rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau has ordered the closure of borders for the Saturday Governorship and State Assembly elections. This is with effect from Friday, March 8,  at noon to Sunday, March 10, at noon. Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Muhammad Babandede announced this in a statement in Abuja on

Elections: PDP alleges abduction of Rivers commissioner, Jaja by soldiers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Election Monitoring unit has alleged that a troop of soldiers led by an Army Major Mustapha Bello, has abducted has on Wednesday abducted the Rivers state Commissioner for Education Tamunosisi Jaja and taken him to an unknown destination. The PDP in a statement on Wednesday