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NIGERIA: Nigerian police force

Bayelsa Election: Heavy security presence at major junctions in Yenagoa

Residents of Yenagoa in Bayelsa hope for peaceful polls.

Diri Duoye

PROFILES: Lyon and Diri, the men battling themselves, others to emerge Bayelsa governor

David Lyon and Duoye Diri have been chosen by the APC and the PDP to fly their respective flags as polls open this morning.

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.

Residents of Bayelsa

#BayelsaDecides: Residents express worry over security of lives

There have been concerns over the security of lives and property in Bayelsa state ahead of Saturday’s election.

BayelsaDecides: 87 gunboats deployed to riverine areas – Police

The police officer assures voters that the police would be on guard to ensure a violence-free election.

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.

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.

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Appeal Court affirms Okowa’s election as Delta governor

Mr Okowa had earlier won at the election tribunal.

Former President Goodluck Jonathan

Jonathan decries shooting, killings in Kogi, Bayelsa

The former president says Nigeria is ripe for electronic voting.


APC will participate in Bayelsa election despite court ruling, INEC confirms

INEC says the court did not stop the party from contesting on Saturday.

@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.

@9:22 Ward 01 PU 011 Shomolu Lga Lagos East. One of the ballot boxes leaking and INEC officials use paper to block it.

Bayelsa poll: INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Friday

The governorship election holds on November 16.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa Election: APC supporters protest disqualification of governorship candidate

The protest was connected to the disqualification of the APC governorship candidate by the Federal High Court in Yenagoa on Thursday.

Thousands of Nigerians stranded on bad Sapele-Warri road

A reporter witnessed hundreds of vehicles stranded.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

Bayelsa Governorship: INEC reacts to court judgement disqualifying APC

The court ruled that the governorship primary conducted by the APC was not done in compliance with the guidelines and the constitution of the party.

David Lyon, winner of the Bayelsa State 2019 governorship election

APC has no governorship candidate in Bayelsa, court declares

The court declaration, on Thursday, was part of its judgement in a case filed by Heineken Lokpobiri, one of the APC governorship aspirants.

Bayelsa Governorship: Court to rule on suit challenging APC candidate

The judgement would be coming two days to the Bayelsa governorship election.

Bayelsa Election: Radio worker shot dead as thugs ambush party supporters

Witnesses said scores of people, mostly supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, were injured in the attack.

U.S. Embassy Abuja

Why we are interested in Bayelsa election – U.S.

The U.S. Consul General in Lagos says the country has a longstanding commitment to free, fair, transparent and peaceful polls.

Gov Seriake Dickson

Another aide to Bayelsa governor resigns

Kenedy Tonjo-West, Senior Special Adviser to Bayelsa Governor on Niger Delta Youth Matters, says he remains in PDP.

Nigeria Police Force

Bayelsa Poll: Police launch code of conduct for personnel

The governorship election in Bayesla holds on November 16.

Bayelsa on Nigerian map

Bayelsa Governorship Poll: APC heads to Appeal Court over disqualified deputy governorship candidate

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, disqualified Mr Degi-Eremienyo, for submitting false information to INEC

Governor Udom Emmanuel at the maiden Akwa Ibom Education Summit

Governor Emmanuel wins at Appeal Court

The PDP in Akwa Ibom said the latest judgement was a confirmation of the “sanctity of the ballot”.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole Photo: DailyPost

APC state chapter “suspends” Oshiomhole

A statement says the chapter suspended Mr Oshiomhole following a vote of no confidence passed on him by local government chapter chairmen.

Governor Nyesom wike

NBA in Rivers has become “enemy of our people” – Wike

“…by descending into the arena of politics with irresponsible ultimatums, threats and utterances, the NBA in Rivers State has crossed the redline and become part of the enemy of our people.”