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Burnt INEC office at Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, Akwa Ibom Photo by Cletus Ukpong

APC demands investigation into Akwa Ibom INEC fire incident

The fire incident occurred on Friday afternoon.

Godswill Akpabio

Why I withdrew my election case from court – Akpabio

Mr Akpabio accused INEC of tampering with election results.

Magnus Abe

Rivers Elections: What’ll do if APC is not on the ballot on Saturday – Magnus Abe

Mr Abe claims to be the authentic governorship candidate of the APC in Rivers.

Amaechi and Wike

Rivers Elections: Amaechi attacks Wike, questions governor’s opposition to soldiers’ deployment

The transport minister, Rotimi Amaechi, on Friday targeted Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, with powerfully evocative remarks, including calling the governor a killer.

Gov Seriake Dickson

Bayelsa gets police commissioner for Saturday’s election

Olushola David served in Abia South Senatorial District during the February 23 presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Governor Nyesom Wike

Elections: Wike meets U.S., British diplomats over ‘illegal activities’ of security agencies

The meeting took place amid allegations by the state government that Nigerian soldiers were invading houses of persons believed to be loyal to the PDP.

Governor Nyesom Wike

Election: Court dismisses suit seeking to nullify Wike’s candidacy

The applicant, Elvis Chinda, had approached the court with a request for it to determine whether Mr Wike was not liable of providing falsified information to INEC.

Amaechi and Wike

Security fears in Rivers ahead of governorship election

Residents fear there will be outbreak of violence.

Senator Akpabio addressing reporters at the Akwa Ibom International Airport, Uyo

Akpabio withdraws court case challenging election defeat

Mr Akpabio, on Friday, withdrew his application before the court.

Burnt INEC office at Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, Akwa Ibom Photo by Cletus Ukpong

Fire engulfs INEC office in Akwa Ibom

“We heard an explosion inside the building, when we rushed to check what it was, we saw flames of fire.”

Governor Udom Emmanuel during the launch of his campaign manifesto on Wednesday in Uyo

Elections: Akwa Ibom declares Friday public holiday

The government says the holiday will enable public servants to travel to their LGAs to participate in Saturday’s elections.

Nigerian Police on patrol

Elections: Police deploy 15,544 personnel in Rivers

319 wards and 4,442 polling units and 2,424 voting points are to be covered by police personnel.

Gov Wike

Elections: Rivers to send delegation to console army over soldiers’ death

“The Rivers State Deputy Governor will lead a high-profile delegation to the Nigerian Army.”

Ebonyi and Cross River States on map

268 candidates to contest 25 assembly seats in Cross River

The official said that 38 candidates were female.

Chambers of the Nigerian Senate used to illustrate the story.

South-south APC lobbies Buhari for Senate presidency

An official explains why the region deserves the plum position.

Former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Ibori (3rd left); Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa (2nd right); Delta State PDP Chairman, Barr. Kingsley Esiso (left); His Royal Majesty Orhur the I, Orodje of Okpe Kingdom (2nd left); Chairman, Sapele Local Government Area, Chief Eugene Okpeh (left) and Others, during the Commissioning of Sapele/Warri Road, from Amukpe Roundabout by Expressway to Okirighwre to AT and P Roundabout Sapele, Delta State. PIX; JIBUNOR SAMUEL.

Governor Okowa inaugurates multiple road projects in Sapele, Ethiope West LGAs

Governor Ibori and one of his predecessors call on Deltans to vote for PDP

Godswill Akpabio

Gunmen open fire at APC campaign ground

The APC and the PDP accuse each other of instigating the violence.

Nigerian Army

Army hands over 14 suspected electoral offenders to police in Rivers

The all-male suspects were arrested during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 23.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike addressing journalists on Sunday

Elections: Save your energy for Boko Haram, Wike tells security agencies

The governor wants the security agencies to abide by global best practices.

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official twitter page of Rotimi Amaechi]

Amaechi speaks on Rivers election violence

At least 11 persons were killed in violence in the state during the polls.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, addressing a stakeholders meeting on 2019 General Elections’ postponement, in Abuja on Saturday (16/2/19). 01462/16/2/2019/Sumaila Ibrahim/BJO/NAN

26 political parties to contest Cross River governorship poll – INEC

The REC threatens to award zero votes to any party found to be involved in ballot box snatching.

Oil spills agency accuses Aiteo of blocking Bayelsa fire probe

The company says it is conducting its own investigation.