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8:22am. Ward 04 (ukwaja), PU 004 (open space, women resource Centre), Idah LG

Police, armed thugs collude, steal ballot boxes in Lokoja

UN observers speedily drove away when the armed persons invaded one of the polling units.

At 2:47pm PU4, Ward 6, Epiie lll, Yenegoa, Bayelsa APC agent has just distrupted on going election and also attacked presiding officer.

Thugs invade Bayelsa polling unit, cart away thumb printed ballot papers

A PREMIUM TIMES reporter who witnessed the violent invasion reports that the thugs, about 20 in number, came with different dangerous weapons.

Seriake Dickson

‘It’s a sad day,’ Gov Dickson says of Bayelsa election

“As we are speaking, in this day and age, gun-wielding militiamen, with the aid of security forces, have overrun hapless electoral officials.”

PU10, Ward 6 Fangi Primary School, Yenegoa LG, Bayelsa

#BayelsaDecides (LIVE UPDATES): Official results from Polling Units, Wards

A total of 45 candidates are taking part in the governorship election in Bayelsa.

A polling unit in Kogi

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): Results from Polling Units, Wards

The contest is expected to be between the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello (APC), and Musa Wada of the PDP.

08:44 AM: Voting just started at Ward 7 (Emeyal), PU 02 of Ogbia LGA. 

INEC cancels election in Bayelsa community over violence

“As our people (electoral officers) were coming into the community after crossing the river, they seized them and the materials and burnt all the materials.”

Voters on voting line

Kogi, Bayelsa Polls: What you need to know about Nov 16 governorship elections

Over two million voters are expected at the polls in the two states to elect candidates to lead them in the next four years.

Ballot boxes used to illustrate the story.

BayelsaDecides (LIVE UPDATES), APC, PDP, 43 others vie for governorship

A total of 45 political parties are taking part in the election to govern the oil-rich Bayelsa State.

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, 22 others in governorship contest

A total of 24 parties are taking part in the Kogi governorship election.

Nigeria-U23 Team

U23 AFCON: Nigeria crash out, to miss Olympic Games

Nigeria will not be represented in Olympic football event at all as the female team also failed in their bid to qualify.

David Lyon, winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election

BayelsaDecides: Appeal Court orders INEC to allow APC contest Saturday’s election

INEC had earlier said the APC would be on the ballot, despite the judgement of the Federal High Court

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

ANALYSIS: APC’s troubles and party’s chances in Bayelsa election

Ahead of Saturday’s polls the APC enjoyed momentum, but the party is now dogged by unresolved internal crises and litigations.

FILE PHOTO: President Muhammadu Buhari in a plane [Presidency]

Buhari on his way back to Nigeria

The president’s flight was said to have taken off from Stansted Airport, London, at about 3:27 p.m. Nigerian time.

Seyi Makinde (Photo Credit: Inside Oyo)

KogiDecides: Why armed security operatives invaded Governor Makinde’s hotel – Police Commissioner

The police commissioner confirmed that the armed officials stormed the hotel.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

KogiDecides: Yahaya Bello seeks to defend self in suit seeking his disqualification

Mr Bello was accused of registering first as a voter in 2011 in Abuja and again on May 23, 2017, at the Government House in Lokoja.

Buhari and Atiku (Photo Credit: Pulse)

Supreme Court right, Atiku couldn’t prove any allegation against Buhari’s election – Presidency

“Allegations must be substantiated if they are to hold, and this requires producing credible witnesses that verify key claims.”

Late Godwin Thomas

How Nigerian police officer attached to governor’s driver killed money-begging entertainer

The police have refused to reveal the identity of the killer officer, as angry residents demand answers.

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

Supreme Court on Buhari’s Election: PDP should’ve called 250,000 witnesses

The highest court gives reasons for dismissing the PDP’s challenge against ,Mr Buhari’s election.

Tanker used to illustrate the story.

Tanker explodes in Ogun, two killed, 17 vehicles damaged – FRSC

At least two people have been confirmed dead from the Friday morning accident, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

KogiDecides: Profiles of leading governorship candidates

The race for the Lugard House in the Confluence State has been filled with activities of various political gladiators, who have struggled to win voters to their sides. It is, however, now very clear who the leading candidates are.

Supreme Court of Nigeria (judge)

PDP shuns Supreme Court’s explanation on reasons for dismissing Atiku’s appeal

The Peoples Democratic Party failed to make any representation at the apex court on Friday.

Crowd gathered at the Yahaya Bello's grand Finale campaign rally in Lokoja.

KogiDecides: Forgive Yahaya Bello his ‘sins’, Aisha Buhari, El-Rufai beg voters

”For everyone that the governor has offended, I’m asking all of you to forgive him. He is young; he is supposed to make mistakes. When you are young, you make mistakes but you learn from them.”

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello

KogiDecides: Bello’s last battle of survival and PDP’s pound of flesh

“The winner takes all and the losers are damned. This is the philosophy driving the desperation of the election in Kogi State.”

@9:31am, Ward 01 PU 011 Shomolu Lga Lagos East. Voting yet to begin, Voters yet to be accredited and ballot boxes yet to be sealed.

BayelsaDecides: Three women, 42 men, vie for Bayelsa governorship

Apart from the PDP and APC, 40 other parties sponsored men as governorship candidates.

Protesters - Revolutionary Tunde @IsaacOgunmoyole

Man presumed to be Buhari booed in London

Many of the protesters carried placards calling for freedom for the detained publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore.