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INEC Clarifies Expansion Of Access To Polling Units Nationwide

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Rivers State, has explained its stand on the expansion of access to polling units before the 2023 general election. INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC)  in the state, Mr Obo Effanga, gave the clarification in a statement issued by the Public Affairs Officer, Mrs Geraldine Ekelemu to newsmen in Port Harcourt. Effanga stated that the commission was currently holding national consultations with various stakeholders on expanding access to polling units and decongesting existing ones clustered in the same location. He further said that the commission would…

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APC Registration: Enang Urges A’Ibom Residents To Register En Masse

Senatoe Eta Enang has urged Akwa Ibom State youths and women to ensure that they participate massively in the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) registration and revalidation exercise going on across the country. He said this after his registration and the revalidation of his APC membership on Sunday in his hometown, Eastern Ward 2 Unit 12 in Ididep, Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom. Enang, who is the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, said APC was the biggest and strongest party and was…

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Former Senate President, Pius Anyim Preaches National Unity

Former President of the Senate, Chief Anyim Pius Anyim, has urged Nigerians irrespective of class, tribe and religion, to unite in order to achieve a greater and more prosperous nation. Anyim, also a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, who made the appeal on Saturday in Abakaliki said that it was a collective responsibility of all Nigerians to make the country what it should be and meet the aspirations of citizens. “Seasons might be rough but we should learn from inherent experiences, correct all mistakes and forge ahead.…

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Gov Udom Inaugurates Abia-Akwa Ibom Link Road

Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State, on Friday inaugurated the 9.3 kilometer Osokwa-Aro-Umuejie road in Aro-Umuejie community in Osisioma Ngwa Local Government Area of Abia. Inaugurating the road, Udom said that adequate planning in governance “is the oil that galvanises the wheel of sustainable development”. He said that evolving effective strategies was an effective way to achieving socio-economic advancement, adding  that, it would go a long way to improve the wellbeing  of the citizens. Udom said: “When I came into power I constructed a 160 meters road from Akwa Ibom…

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Bayelsa Gov, Diri Expresses Support For E-Voting

Governor Douye Diri of Bayelsa State has expressed support for electronic voting as a solution to Nigeria’s electoral challenges. Speaking at a grand reception in his honour in Sampou Community in Kolokuma/Opokuma Local Government Area, Diri said that although electronic voting might not solve all of the nation’s electoral problems, it would significantly reduce the challenges. A press release by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, quoted the governor as recalling with displeasure the electoral malpractices that characterised the 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa. The governor who ascribed his…

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Hoodlums Set Police Station Ablaze, Patrol Vehicles Burnt

…….In Ebonyi Community Suspected hoodlums on Thursday attacked the Police Divisional Headquarters in Isu, Onicha Local Government Area (LGA) of Ebonyi State, and burnt the left wing of the Station. DSP Loveth Odah, Spokesperson of Ebonyi Police Command, in a press statement in Abakaliki, said, four patrol vehicles were also burnt. “On Thursday at about 0325hrs, hoodlums, suspected to be members of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), attacked Onicha Divisional Police Headquarters, Isu, in Onicha LGA of Ebonyi State. “One policeman sustained machete cut injuries during the attack…

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APC ‘ll Not Participate In Rivers LG Election-Chairman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee (CTC) Chairman in Rivers State, Mr Isaac Ogbobula, has said the party will not participate in the forthcoming local government council elections in the state. Ogbobula, said on Saturday in Port Harcourt, alleged that the “electoral process is faulty’’. He further alleged that the constitution of the membership of the Rivers Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) was faulty because some of the members were card-carrying members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). “The electoral process is already faulty with the constitution of the commission’s…

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Gov Wike To New Service Chiefs: Don’t Align With Politicians On Security

….Commends Buhari Over Appointments Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing new service chiefs for the country. The governor made this known in Port Harcourt in a statement by Mr Paulinus Nsirim, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications. He noted that although the appointments came late, the president should be commended for listening to the voice of the people. The governor urged the new appointees to see their appointments as an opportunity to re-engineer the nation’s security architecture which saw tremendous challenges in…

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COVID-19: UNICAL Begins Fumigation Of Campus Ahead Of Resumption 

The University of Calabar COVID-19 Task Force Committee has commenced the fumigation of the campus ahead of the Feb. 5 resumption date for academic activities. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi disclosed on Saturday in Calabar, Cross River State that the fumigation was part of the institution’s preparation and readiness for resumption of academic activities. Obi said that the fumigation of the administrative buildings and other sections within the campus was being carried out by a charitable individual in the state. “We are very greatful to…

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Fishermen Report Oil Spill At Chevron’s Facility In Bayelsa Coastline

Fishermen, operating on the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean near Bayelsa, have reported an oil leakage from the Funiwa oilfield operated by Chevron Nigeria (CNL). Some fishermen from Koluama in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of Bayelsa raised the alarm in a chat with newsmen on Sunday in Yenagoa. The fishermen, who operate on shallow waters near the ocean, said they noticed that crude was on the waters near the oil facility as helicopters were seen overflying the area. Tombra Ebitimi, a fisherman from the coastal settlement said that he…

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