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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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Experts Tease Out Kingpin Role Of Digitization For Africa’s Revenue Harvest

Digitization has been variously described as pivotal in ramping-up revenue collection for financing Africa’s development. This convergence of views characterized discussions at one of the plenary debates of the 38th meeting of the Committee of Experts of the ECA Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. Convened to critically discuss and share experiences around the theme: “Fiscal policy, trade and the private sector in a digital era: a strategy for Africa,” the experts mainly evoked questions of speed and productivity, governance, timeliness and cybersecurity associated…

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Ekiti Begins Work On 41-Year Old Abandoned Road

..as Contractor employs 500 Ekiti Indigenes for construction work Ekit State formally handed over the new the Ado- Iyin road construction project to CCECC Nigeria Ltd to commence work on the road which was originally awarded in 1978 but was abandoned. Handing the project over to the contractor, the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi said he is irrevocably committed to fulfilling all his electioneering promises in all sectors, especially in the area of infrastructure which is a catalyst for development. The brief ceremony signified the commencement of work on the…

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250 Women Farmers Benefit From Breast Cancer Screening

…………….In Ogun No fewer than 250 women farmers in rural areas of Ijebu-East Local Government of Ogun state have benefited from a-day screening of breast cancer, diabetes and other routine checkups, organised by OLAM Nigeria Limited, a company in charge of promoting rural farmers, in collaboration with Action Health Incorporated. The programme was organized in commemoration of International Women day, held at Ehin Osun Community High School, Ijebu-East Local Government Area of the state. The Zonal Education Officer, Ijebu-East Local Government Area, represented by Mr. Omisanya Fatai, said the programme…

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Rescue Teams Rush To Save Hundreds Trapped By Mozambique Cyclone

Aid workers scrambled to save hundreds trapped by floods around the Mozambican port city of Beira on Wednesday, after a powerful cyclone killed hundreds of people and left a trail of destruction across swathes of southeast Africa. Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique’s port city of Beira with winds of up to 170 kph (105 mph) last Thursday, then moved inland to Zimbabwe and Malawi, flattening buildings and putting the lives of millions at risk. At least 200 people have died in Mozambique and 98 in Zimbabwe, but the death toll is…

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Saraki, Minister, Mourn Mourn Death Of Etsu Patigi

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has expressed sadness over the death of a foremost traditional ruler in Kwara State, the Etsu Patigi, Alhaji Umar Chatta Ibrahim. Also the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as a huge shock and a monumental loss the death of the Emir of Patigi, Alhaji Ibrahim Chatta Umar. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the late royal father as a man of peace whose reign witnessed monumental development in his…

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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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