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Electoral College Confirms Joe Biden As Winner Of The 2020 US Presidential Election

Joe Biden has been confirmed as the next US president  as the Electoral College formalized his victory over Donald Trump, all but closing the door on the incumbent’s efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 election. California, the most populous state in the US, delivered its 55 electoral votes to Biden on Monday afternoon, officially…

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#OndoDecides2020: Rotimi Akeredolu Wins Second Term As Ondo Governor

Ondo state governor Rotimi Akeredolu has won reelection on Sunday October 11, defeating People’s Democratic Party (PDP) challenger Eyitayo Jegede. On the back of a campaign in which he promised to provide composed and focused leadership marked by economic growth and improved security for people in the state, Akeredolu, swept to victory by winning 15 of…

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#OndoDecides2020: All The Major Happenings From Ondo Governorship Election

Residents in Ondo state have begun to cast their ballots, across 18 local governments for the person who will lead them for the next four years. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 17 political parties are on the ballot, although some have collapsed their structures to campaign for others. Incumbent Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu…

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#OndoDebate2020: 6 Takeaways From Ondo Governorship Debate Between Akeredolu And Jegede

Incumbent Ondo governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) met for their sole debate on Wednesday October 7, ahead of the state’s gubernatorial election billed for Saturday October 10. The debate, organized by Channels Television, in partnership with the Civil Society Elections Situation Room and UK AID with support from…

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Duoye Diri’s Election As Bayelsa State Governor Affirmed By Appeal Court

The election of Bayelsa Governor Douye Diri has been upheld by a five-man panel of the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja following the a ruling by the state election tribunal which nullified the electoral process. The three-member panel of the tribunal had on August 17, ruled that the November 16, 2019 election that saw Diri emerge…

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Edo State Governor Obaseki Wins Re-Election Against APC’s Ize-Iyamu

Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent Governor of Edo State and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has defeated Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to win a second term as governor. The gubernatorial poll is the first major election being conducted in Nigeria since the coronavirus pandemic started at the beginning of the year. He secured the highest polling the…

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Desmond Elliot Slammed After Describing His Political Career As A Product Of Godfatherism

Desmond Elliot was slammed Friday September 11 by some social media users following his outburst that Godwin Obaseki, the incumbent governor of Edo state, shouldn’t castigate godfatherism as he wouldn’t be in power without it. The actor-turn-politician who contested and won the Surulere constituency in 2015, was reportedly speaking about his incursion into Nigeria’s political scene during…

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Obaseki Emerges PDP Gubernatorial Candidate In Upcoming Edo Election

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has emerged the winner of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial primaries in the state. Obaseki emerged the party’s governorship candidate on Thursday after his closest rival to the PDP election ticket Ken Imasaugbon stepped down from the race minutes into the exercise. With Obaseki’s emergence as PDP’s candidate, the governor faces…

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