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Two reported killed, several INEC vehicles burnt in pre-election violenceBallot boxes used to illustrate the story.Some vehicles engaged in election duty were destroyed in a pre-election crisis that erupted in Obot-Akara Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom on Friday, the state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mike Igini, has confirmed.The vehicles were engaged to convey election materials from INEC headquarters in Uyo to Nto Edino, the headquarters of Obot-Akara Local Government Area office...
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INEC to retrieve all sensitive materials in Enugu REC Ballot papers used to illustrate the storyEmeka Ononamadu, Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Enugu State has said that all sensitive materials already distributed in the state would be retrieved.The official said the materials would be returned to the custody of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) branch in the state.Mr Ononamadu said this at a news conference on Saturday evening in En...
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Tinubu reacts to postponement of electionsFormer Lagos state governor, Bola Tinubu. [Photo credit: THISDAYLIVE]A national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has urged Nigerians to remain committed and not allow the election postponement to deter them from exercising their rights on February 23.Mr Tinubu made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Saturday in Lagos by his Media Officer, Tunde Rahman.Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Feb...
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Kaduna community deserted after death of 66 peopleKaduna State Governor, Nasir El-RufaiThe Fulani community in parts of Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, have abandoned the area after an attack on Feb. 11, which left 66 of them, mostly women and children, dead.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that what remained of the Rugar Fulani community were burnt houses, animals, motorcycles, kitchen utensils, as well as bodies of women and children buried in a ditch.Governor Nasir El-Rufa...
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UK, US speak on postponement of Nigeria general electionsFILE: INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (3rd, R); Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission Nigeria 2019, Maria Arena (3rd, L); INEC Commissioners and other members of the Mission, during their visit to INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday (21/1/19).00706/21/1/2019/Hogan Bassey/BJO/NANThe UK Government has urged Nigerians to be patient and support the democratic process following the postponement of the general elections by the Ind...
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Nigerian music star, Oritsefemi has copped the help of fellow singers, Burna Boy and Konshens in his new song titled Play Am.The dance-hall influenced beat has Burna Boy pulling his reggae weight to make for an instant hit.Listen to the new effort below and let us know what you think.
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[File] Kaduna<br />PHOTO: Juju FilmsThe Fulani community in parts of Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, have abandoned the area after an attack on Feb. 11, which left 66 of them, mostly women and children dead.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that what remained of the Rugar Fulani community were burnt houses, animals, motorcycles, kitchen utensils, as well as were bodies of women and children buried in a ditch.Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai, accompanied by General Officer Commanding 1 Div...
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Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun FagbohunProf. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Vice -Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), said on Saturday that the postponement of the 2019 elections had created concern and anxiety due to the complexity of Nigeria as a nation.The truth of the matter is that moving such a complex situation like these elections forward will always be flooded with a lot of complexity.If the electoral umpire feels that there are clear indications why decisions like this must be taken, then the um...
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A fighter with the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) holds his weapon during an operation to expel Islamic State group (IS) jihadists from the Baghouz area in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on February 14, 2019. Syrian fighters backed by artillery fire from a US-led coalition battled a fierce jihadist counteroffensive as they pushed to retake a last morsel of territory from the Islamic State group in an assault lasting days. More than four years after the extremists declared a...
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INEC Chairman, Prof Yakubu Mahmood and Members of the Commission in a Meeting with Key Stakeholders On updates of the 2019 General Elections.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says there is no more room for political campaigns or collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in spite of the postponement of elections by one week.The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure while fielding questions at the Commissions meeting with stakeholders, on Saturday in Abuja...
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Veteran indigenous rapper Lord of Ajasa in a recent chat with Punch has talked about his sickness which landed him in the hospital recently.Speaking about the ailment (peptic ulcer),he disclosed that it has brought him closer to God and made him realise money is not everything in life as health is wealth.The rapper said,I thank God that I am better now. I have been discharged but I still go to LUTH as an outpatient for some treatments. However, I will be undergoing surgery in some weeks time and...
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Adewale Martins.The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Adewale Martins, has urged Nigerians to remain alert and ensure they fulfill their civic obligations by going out to vote on Feb. 23.Martins spoke while reacting to the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday in Lagos.He said the postponement, apart from the negative consequences on the socio-political and eco...
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