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Senate in plenary

Hate speech bill, NNPC indictment report, others topped Senate agenda last week

A bill, the National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill, was reintroduced.

8:45am: Governor Yahaya Bello casts his vote at Okene-Eba/Agassa/Ahache Ward, Unit 11, Okene Local Government

Yahaya Bello wins own local govt with very large margin

Okene local government is part of Kogi Central senatorial district.

Kogi State Map

Armed men invade INEC office in Kogi community, chase officials, observers into hiding

Collation of results was ongoing when the armed men arrived.

Femi Falana (SAN)

Sowore: Stop insulting Nigerians, Falana tells SSS

The lawyer says the SSS has adduced three contradictory reasons for not complying with the order of the federal high court for the immediate release Sowore.

President Muhammadu Buhari [Photo: Presidency]

Why some presidential aides were sacked — Buhari

The president explains the controversial removal of some staff from the office of the vice president.

Police Spokesperson, Frank Mba (Photo Credit: The Guardian Newspaper)

KogiDecides: Despite violence, Police say they’ve done well

The police spokesperson admits that the elections in Kogi State have been more challenging than Bayelsa.

Nigeria Police

KogiDecides: Nigerian police blame ‘fake policemen’ for ballot box snatching by armed officials

Over 35,000 policemen were deployed for the Kogi governorship election which was held on Saturday.

Kabba bunu LG, Olle/ oke ofin ward 13, PU 001, Vp 2, 1:50 pm. The inec officers were so surrounded. Some are arguing, others are telling the voters who to vote for.

KogiDecides: Vote-buying, electoral violence rife despite heavy security presence — Situation Room

Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room says electoral violence and vote-buying were rife.

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.


Another Catholic priest kidnapped in Nigeria

He is the 8th Catholic priest to be kidnapped in the state in the last nine months.

Boat Mishap

BayelsaDecides: Journalists, others in boat mishap

Flood blamed for the delay in starting elections in Bayelsa.

10:26am. PU 19, Adanoi's compound, Ihima, Okehi LG, Kogi state. Voting going on.Natasha's is present casting her vote

KogiDecides: Yahaya Bello narrowly defeats Natasha Akpoti in her polling unit

The PDP did not record any vote in the polling unit.

MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 17: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during a book presentation at the 53rd Munich Security Conference at Hotel Bayerischer Hof in Munich, Germany, on Februrary 16, 2017. The annual event brings together government representatives and security experts from across the globe. Andreas Gebert / Anadolu Agency | Keine Weitergabe an Wiederverkäufer.

Bill Gates returns as world’s richest man

Mr Gate’s Microsoft landed a massive defence contract while Jeff Bezos’ earnings were affected by his costly divorce and Amazon’s lacklustre result.

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.

President Muhammadu Buhari returning from Turkey

Buhari returns to Nigeria from UK

The president has been on a 15–day “private visit” in the United Kingdom since November 2. He was due to return on November 17.

David Lyon, APC governorship candidate in Bayelsa

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


NECO dismisses 70 staff for certificate forgery

The council said more staff may still be dismissed in the coming days.

El-Rufai kneels to beg for votes during the Kogi APC Mega rally in Kogi State

Nigerians react to El-Rufai’s appeal for Yahaya Bello’s re-election

Mr El-Rufai went down on his knees asking the voters to forgive Governor Bello ”for all the wrongs he might have done to them during his first tenure”.

Air force helicopter

Nigerian Air Force helicopter crashes in Enugu

The Nigerian Air Force says there were no casualties.

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.

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.”

WAEC Releases Results: 65% fail to score five credits with Maths, English

The results are for the second series of the 2019 private exams.

ICPC Chairman, Bolaji Owasanoye, speaking with State House correspondents

ICPC uncovered 12.5billion padded into 2019 budget – Chairman

ICPC chairman says budget padding is still prevalent in the MDAs because “oversight is not strong enough.”

Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Nigerian govt says no going back on social media regulation

Lai Mohammed says the government will not be discouraged by criticisms.