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House of Assembly Poll: APC loses 1 out of 24 seats to PDP in Yobe

The All Progressives Congress (APC), in Yobe state, has won 23 out of 24 House of Assembly seats in last Saturday’s governorship and state house of assembly elections. The party loses the lone seat to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after many years of unsuccessful battle between the two major …

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Observers Give INEC Pass Mark On Yobe Gov’ship Polls

A coalition of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) accredited election observers, which members monitored the just- concluded governorship election in Yobe State, has declared the exercise as free, fair and credible. The observers commended the leadership of INEC for what they described as its neutrality during the process leading up …

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Yobe Decides: Live results from collation centre in Damaturu

Results of the Governorship elections in Yobe State are being collated at the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, state headquarters in Damaturu, the state capital. Mai Mala Buni of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is in early lead as he has already won 9 LGs so far declared by INEC. …

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Journalists in Nigeria detained, harassed, and assaulted while covering state elections

Abuja, Nigeria, March 13, 2019 — Nigerian authorities should investigate and hold accountable those responsible for the detention, harassment, and assault of journalists nationwide during the March 9 gubernatorial and state assembly elections, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Journalists covering the elections told CPJ they were detained and …

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Nigeria: Yobe Assembly Deputy Speaker, Kurmi, Is Dead

Ibrahim Kurmi, the Deputy Speaker, Yobe House of Assembly died on Monday night at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, at the age of 48. Muhammad Wakil, Director Information of the state House of Assembly, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. “We received with …

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Nigeria 2019 Elections: Voters to elect governors

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Breaking: Yobe assembly gets new deputy Speaker

Yobe State House of Assembly on Tuesday welcomed new deputy, Honourable Saidu Baba, representing Nangere constituency. His emergence was rectified after nomination by Honourable Mohammed Isa Bello ofMamudo constituency and seconded by Honourable Ahmed Mirwa of Nguru IIconstituency. Baba’s upliftment became necessary following the demise of former deputy speaker, Dr. …

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Breaking: INEC declares APC’s Mala Buni winner in Yobe

Former national secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Yobe state. Professor Abubakar Musa Gundiri, INEC’s returning officer for the governorship election who made the declaration said Buni of APC …

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Governor Gaidam approves recruitment of 237 workers into Yobe civil service

– The Yobe state government employs 237 persons including BSc and MSc holders as well as holders of national diploma and higher national diploma certificates – The spokesperson to the state governor, Abdullahi Bego, says out of the 237 new employees, 53 would be posted to the teaching service board …

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Appeal for kidnapped schoolgirl Lea Sharibu sent to PM on International Women’s Day

Lea Sharibu Source: CSW In a letter marking International Women’s Day on 8 March, David Linden MP has written to Prime Minister Theresa May, asking her “to make every effort to pressure the Nigerian Government” to prioritise the release of Leah Sharibu and other female captives held by terrorists in …

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