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Ambode Votes In Epe, Harps On Culture Of One Man One Vote

Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday voted at his polling unit in Epe in the Governorship and House of Assembly elections, saying that there is no better time to enhance democracy and promote the culture of one man one vote. Governor Ambode, who got to his polling unit at ward A5, unit 033, Ogunmodede College, Ajaganabe Area, Papa ...

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Suspected Thugs Snatch Ballot Boxes In Rivers

Armed thugs have reportedly snatched ballot boxes in Abonnema community of Rivers State as voters exercised their rights during the governorship and House of Assembly elections. The Punch reports that the incidents took place in Wards 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 and 12 . The situation has sent panic across the coastal town.

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Buhari Runs Govt With No Direction –Financial Times

The Financial Times of London says President Muhammadu Buhari has been running a government that lacks a clear direction in the last four years. The newspaper, therefore, called on the President to see his re-election as an opportunity to do the right thing. The Financial Times said this in its editorial which has been read and shared thousands of times around the world. The ...

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Election: Heavy Deployment Of Soldiers Good For Rivers People – Amaechi

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the heavy deployment of soldiers in Rivers ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the state is for the good of the people. According to him, with military personnel supporting other security agencies already on ground, the exercise would be more secure, thereby avoiding unnecessary loss of lives. Amaechi ...

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Olanipekun, Osinbajo’s Brother, Keyamo, Others To Defend Buhari’s Victory

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), will lead the legal team assembled by President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress to defend the President’s mandate in court, The PUNCH can confirm. A former Attorney-General of Ogun State and younger brother to the Vice-President, Akin Osinbajo (SAN), as well as the Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign ...

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EFCC Accuses Okorocha Of Diverting N1bn For Vote Buying, Arrests Imo AG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the Accountant-General of Imo State, Uzoho Casmir, for allegedly helping Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, to launder N1.05bn for the governorship and assembly elections on Saturday. The allegations were contained in an EFCC situation report which was obtained by The PUNCH on Friday. Okorocha, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress, ...

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Katsina Governor’s Mother-In-Law ‘Kidnapped’ On Election Eve

Hauwa Yusuf, mother-in-law to Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina state, has been kidnapped, according to Daily Trust. Yusuf, aged 80 years, was reportedly abducted from her residence at Dandume crescent in Katsina layout of the metropolis. She is the mother to Binta Masari, one of the three wives of the governor. The newspaper said the armed abductors who wore masks stormed ...

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Explosives Destroy INEC Office In Akwa Ibom

A section of the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been destroyed with the use of explosives by suspected thugs. Our correspondent who visited the scene at 1.30pm on Friday observed that electoral materials had been burnt in the affected offices in the building, but the commission’s Resident Electoral ...

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Birthday: Osinbajo, Wife Sing For Jesus

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo clocked 62 today, with the professor of law along with wife, Dolapo giving praises to Jesus as the “lover of his soul” and ‘strong tower’. Osinbajo, who escaped death last month in a helicopter crash in Kogi state, won re-election on February 23 for another four year term, along with his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari. Although ...

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