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INEC: Edo Election: Why Collation Is Delayed  

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says that delay in the receipt of collated results of the governorship election from local government areas in Edo has delayed the collation at the state level. INEC National Commissioner May Agbamuche-Mbu announced this on Sunday in Benin. Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC commissioner incharge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers, is the commissioner overseeing the Edo election. Addressing newsmen and party agents at the state collation centre, INEC headquarters, Benin, she said that results were still being expected from the 18 local government areas of the state.…

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COVID-19: Lagos Reopens Cinemas, Gyms, Churches, Mosques Free To Run Services

Lagos State on Saturday permitted the reopening of cinemas and gyms, with a maximum of 33 per cent occupancy. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu who disclosed this during the 18th update on the management of coronavirus in the state said that in October, the state government would announce the decisions regarding the reopening of other sectors of the economy. ”Dear Lagosians, henceforth, cinemas and gyms are permitted to reopen as soon as possible, with a maximum of 33 per cent occupancy. ”This means that there must be a minimum of two empty…

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Edo Poll: INEC Gives Voters 2:30 Deadline To Be At Polling Unit

The INEC National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Festus Okoye, has said that as long as a registered voter comes to the Polling Unit before 2:30 pm they will be allowed to vote regardless of how long the process takes. Okoye while explaining what steps taken for a smooth election which holds today Saturday said: “No registered voter who comes to the Polling Unit Tomorrow will be disenfranchised,”. This is the first major election organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the COVID-19 era and it is…

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Minister: FG Set To Support 1.7million Businesses, Individuals

The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Katagum, has stated the Federal Government’s resolve to provide financial support for 1.7 million business entities and individuals across the country in the next three months. The minister made this known at the virtual commissioning of the Fashion Cluster Shared Facility for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) tagged:“Eko Fashion Hub” in Lagos on Friday. According to her, the initiative is borne out of the Federal Government’s continued commitment to help cushion the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy…

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Military Air Raids Hit Bandits’ Hideout, Kill Scores In Kaduna Forest

The Defence Headquarters said the Air Component of Operation Thunder Strike on Thursday, destroyed bandits’ meeting venue in Kwaimbana Forest area of Kaduna State, killing several bandits. The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Enenche said that the air raid was conducted after series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions that revealed the hideout along with a building in the centre of the forest. He said the Air Component dispatched Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets and helicopter gunships to…

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Court Remands 60 Yr-Old Father For Raping His Daughter, 22

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Friday remanded a sexagenarian, Abiodun Omokhunu, 60, at State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) for allegedly raping his daughter. The accused Omokhunu of undisclosed address was charged with one – count charge of rape. The Magistrate, Mrs O.A Akande, who did not take the defendant’s plea, remanded him at the State CIID custody pending the return of the case file from Oyo State Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP). Magistrate Akande, thereafter, adjourned the matter until November 12,…

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Ondo 2020: INEC Re-Opens Registration Link For NYSC Members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it had opened a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election. The commission in a statement issued National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in Abuja said that as a result of the disruption of normal processes in the electoral process occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, INEC could not get the full complement of the NYSC members required as ad hoc…

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NAPTIP Arrests Woman For Clubbing 7-Year-Old Stepson To Death

………..In Kano The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) in Kano State, has arrested a 29-year-old housewife, Jamila Abubakar, over alleged murder of her stepson, Muhammad Bashir. NAPTIP Zonal Commander, Mr Shehu Umar,  in charge of Kano State, confirmed the arrest in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Kano. Umar disclosed that the suspect was apprehended on Thursday after she beat her seven-year-old stepson to death at Tarauni Kasuwa area of Kano metropolis. He recalled that the Agency had invited…

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INEC Moves 6,000 Smart Card Readers From Oyo To Replace Those Burnt In Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it has ordered for a transfer of over 6,000 smart card readers from its Oyo state office to Ondo for the smooth conduct of Oct. 10, governorship election in Ondo state. INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, Mr Festus Okoye, said this when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), forum in Abuja on Thursday. Okoye, was responding to questions on alternative plans the commission was putting in place for the Ondo election, given the destruction by fire of 5,141…

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IGP Orders Restriction Of Vehicular Movement During Edo Guber Election

  In line with concerted efforts at ensuring public order and safety, during the forthcoming Edo Gubernatorial election slated to hold on Saturday, 19th September, 2020, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered the restriction of vehicular movement from 11:59PM on Friday, 18th September, 2020 – 6pm on Saturday, 19th September, 2020.  The IGP notes that the restriction order is informed by the need to prevent the free flow, circulation and use of illicit arms and hard drugs and checkmate the movement of political thugs and touts and other criminally-minded individuals especially…

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