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Bayelsa: INEC gives Diri certificate of return

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has issued a Certificate of Return to the Bayelsa State Governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Douye Diri, who won the November 11 governorship election in the state. The INEC national commissioner supervising Akwa Ibom, Rivers and Bayelsa, May Agbamuche-Mbu, handed the certificate of return to Diri at […]

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Bayelsa: PDP govs commend INEC, congratulates Diri

Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party have congratulated the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri on his re-election victory in the Saturday governorship election. The PUNCH reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission, Bayelsa State Returning Officer, Prof Faruq Kuta, who is also the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, announced Diri winner […]

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Gov Diri wins Bayelsa guber, defeats APC’s Sylva

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Douye Diri, as the winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election held on Saturday, November 11. The state’s Returning Officer of the commission, Prof. Faruq Kuta announced Diri after receiving the final result from Southern Ijaw out of […]

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VIDEO: Party agents fight at Bayelsa collation centre

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The Bayelsa State Collation Centre was thrown into disarray as an agent of the Accord Party and his All Progressives Congress counterpart fought on Monday, during a disagreement.

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Balyesa: APC Publicity Secretary commends INEC over guber election

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Public Secretary, Mr. Doifie Boukoribo in Bayelsa has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the success so far recorded in the on-going governorship election of the state. He gave this commendation shortly after casting his vote in polling unit 4, ward 4, Okpo Play Ground II, Okpoama Brass […]

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Sokoto: UNICEF, SPHCDA collaborates with media on zero-dose reduction campaign

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In a concerted effort to raise awareness and enhance routine immunization among children, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with state primary health care development agencies, has engaged the media to disseminate information to the general public. The two-day dialogue with journalists from Abuja, Zamfara, Kebbi, and Sokoto States was held at the […]

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Kidnapped Bayelsa INEC officer regains freedom

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Saturday announced that one of its Supervisory Presiding Officers, who was abducted at the Amassoma jetty in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, on the eve of the governorship election, has been released. A statement signed by the Head of Department, Voter Education and Publicity, INEC office, […]

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#BayelsaDecides2023: LP gov candidate faults process, alleges vote-buying

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The Labour Party governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Udengs Eradiri, on Saturday, faulted the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, saying it was fraught with irregularities bordering on alleged selling and buying of votes. He also claimed that the identities of LP polling agents were changed by INEC prior to election day. Speaking […]

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#BayelsaDecides2023: NDDC boss says process peaceful, lauds INEC

The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Niger Delta Development Commission, Chief Samuel Ogbuku, has described the electoral process in the Bayelsa State governorship election as peaceful. Ogbuku, who spoke to journalists shortly after casting his vote at Unit 001 in Ward 3 of Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, said that […]

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Bayelsa poll: APC, PDP trade blame over violence, voters intimidation

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State have accused each other of intimidating voters in some parts of the state in the Saturday governorship election. The APC governorship candidate, Chief Timipre Sylva, after casting his vote at Polling Unit 4, Dukuraku Central Open Space, Okpoama, Ward 4 in […]

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INEC official kidnapped in Bayelsa, result sheets lost in capsized boat

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has reported the abduction of one of its officials in the Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. In a statement on Friday, Wilfred Ifogah, head of INEC voters’ registration in the state, said the electoral official was kidnapped while waiting to board a boat at the jetty. In a […]

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Soldiers, policemen beef up security around Bayelsa INEC office

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Ahead of Saturday’s governorship election in Bayelsa State, there is a heavy security presence at the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Swali, Yenagoa Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. On Friday afternoon, the entrance leading to the office was cordoned off by fierce-looking armed soldiers who mounted a blockade with sandbags while […]

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BayelsaDecides2023: Between ‘Supreme Court governor’ and perennial candidate

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There are 16 candidates in Saturday’s election, however, the race is a two-horse race between Messrs Diri and Sylva.
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Thugs attack Bayelsa PDP chieftain’s residence, two injured

Suspected political thugs on Tuesday attacked the residence of a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Bayelsa State, Chief Diekivie Ikiogha, in the Kpansia area of Yenagoa, the state capital. They were said to have thrown an explosive believed to be dynamite into the building around 2 am. Similarly, two unidentified persons were also […]

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Bayelsa Guber: Criminals will have tough time with police, IGP warns

Kayode Egbetokun, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), has assured that with the level of deployment of officers and equipment for the off-cycle governorship elections in Bayelsa State on 11th November 2023, criminal elements in the state will face a tough challenge from the police. Speaking during stakeholders meeting with traditional leaders, party executives, police […]

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INEC adds Sylva to Bayelsa gov candidates list

The Independent National Electoral Commission has released an amended list of candidates for Bayelsa State governorship election. According to the amended list uploaded on the commission’s website on Monday, the names of Timipre Sylva and his running mate, Joshua Maciver of the All Progressives Congress made the list. The list was signed by the Secretary […]

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Bayelsa guber: Appeal Court nullifes sack of APC’s Sylva

The Court of Appeal, sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, reversed the nullification of the candidacy of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Timipre Sylva in the forthcoming November 11, 2023 governorship election in Bayelsa. The appellate court in a judgment, held that Justice Donatus Okorowo of the Federal High Court, Abuja was wrong in ordering […]

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