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US: We ‘re Disappointed By Quality Of 2019 Elections

…There Are No Perfect Elections, Says INEC The United States has said it was disappointed by the quality of the 2019 elections; citing the low voter turnout, and reports of voter intimidation, vote buying, interference by security forces, and violence in some locations. It admonished all stakeholders to work towards a free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful process, especially for those who would participate in Saturday’s supplementary polls across many states. The US Embassy in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, congratulated Nigerians’ commitment to the democratic process, noting that…

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Forests’ Abuse ‘ll Cost Us Exotic Plant Species, Says Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Environment, Mrs Ibukun Odusote says future looks very gloomy for Nigerian forests due to the over-exploitation of economic trees and other vital forests resources. Mrs. Odusote Stated this in Abuja today, on the occasion of the “2019 International Day of Forests.” She noted that this year’s celebration – “Forests and Education” as well as its slogan “Learn to Love our Forests” clearly re-inforces the need to educate ourselves on the importance of the forests and learn how to appreciate and use them…

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MRA Condemns Buhari’s Refusal To Assent Digital Rights, Freedom Bill

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has criticized the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill into Law, describing his reasons as illogical and evidence of his Administration’s unwillingness to uphold and protect the freedom of expression and other human rights of Nigerians in the online environment. In a statement in Lagos, MRA’s Legal Officer, Ms Morisola Alaba, said the reason given by the President for his refusal to assent to the Bill, which was transmitted to him for signature by the National Assembly on February 5, 2019, was not only illogical but betrayed the…

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Rerun Polls: IGP Directs AIGS, CPS To Ensure Adequate Security

……Deploys 5 DIGs, 3 AIGs and 15 CPs to provide supervision, direction and support in the election ·…….Seven Hundred and Ninety Six (796) suspects arrested during the gubernatorial/House of Assembly elections  ……..Warns Politicians against subverting Electoral laws   In furtherance to his stated commitment towards ensuring hitch-free elections in the Country, the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has directed the Zonal Assistant Inspectors General of Police and their respective Commissioners of Police in states where supplementary elections are taking place to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in…

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INEC Challenges Court Order Over Bauchi Poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it has challenged the order of a Federal High Court in Abuja, ordering it to stop the collation of the governorship election results in Bauchi State. Mr Festus Okoye, INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education said the commission has filed a ‘motion on notice`, challenging the jurisdiction of the court in granting the order. ” The motion has not been taken. Until that motion is taken, the court order barring us from collating the result of Tafawa Balewa area subsists,” he said….

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Boko Haram: Troops Repel Terrorists Attack On Michika, Adamawa

Boko Haram terrorists met their Waterloo and suffered heavy casualties evening the 19th of March  2019 when they attempted to infiltrate Michika in Adamawa State. In a statement Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said: “At about 7.20 pm, gallant troops of 115 Task Force Battalion deployed at Lassa in Borno State received a distress call from vigilantes at Maikadiri village on movement of suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Road Maikadiri – Shuwari enroute Michika. “The troops immediately organized blocking positions and swooped on the terrorists which led…

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Lagos Gov-Elect, Sanwo-Olu Explains Mission To Buhari

Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has revealed that he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at his office in Aso Rock in company of his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat  to congratulate the nation’s number one citizen for winning his second term election in the just concluded presidential election.  The elated President Buhari who received Sanwo-Olu and Hamzat also felicitated with the duo for their victory in the gubernatorial election.  Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting, Sanwo-Olu said ”it is important for the deputy Governor-elect and myself to have a one-on-one…

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SERAP Urges Govt To Compensate Victims Of Lagos, Ibadan Building Collapse

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged “the governments of Lagos and Oyo states to “take immediate action to address the numerous ongoing human rights impacts of the deadly and catastrophic building collapse in their respective states, including by taking meaningful steps to avoid further damage to the human rights of the people affected.” The organization said: “The Lagos State governor, Akinwumi Ambode and Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi should ensure as a matter of priority, access of victims and their families to effective remedies in a transparent manner,…

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Handshake From Beijing, China Donates ICT Hub To Ipetumodu School

I went back to my roots on Friday, March 15, 2019. What took me to Ipetumodu, my hometown, in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State? An ICT Hub, worth over ten million naira, donated to my alma mater, Origbo Community High School (OCHS), by the Chinese Embassy was being commissioned by the Chinese Ambassador, Dr Zhou Pingjian. I left the school 39 years ago, and there were some of my schoolmates I had not seen since then. We met at the event, which attracted former students across generations….

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