Kogi/Bayelsa Elections Update: Protest Rocks Bayelsa As Thugs Force Electoral Officers To Abandon Duty Posts In Kogi









Punchng   Some residents of Opolo in the Bayelsa State capital, Yenagoa, on Saturday took to the streets to register their frustration at the conduct of the governorship election in the state. The aggrieved protesters, who displayed placards bearing all kinds of inscriptions, claimed that voting did not take place in the community and that …

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Flooding Displaces 40,000 Persons In Borno –UN

  The United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has expressed concern over the conditions of more than 40,000 displaced persons affected by flood in Rann under Kalabalge Local Government Area of Borno. In a statement on Saturday, the OCHA said the affected persons including women and children lacked access to food and basic …

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Boat Conveying Journalists Covering Bayelsa Election Capsizes

Boat accident Boat accident google   A boat conveying journalists across flooded parts of Sampou community in Kolokuma Opokuma Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Saturday capsized and threw the four occupants into the water. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the boat was carrying four journalists covering the governorship elections, including its correspondent. …

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Two Suspected Kidnap Kingpins Arrested In Anambra

  The police in Anambra has arrested two leaders of a kidnap gang terrorising the state. In a statement by spokesperson for the police in the state, SP Haruna Mohammed, the command said the arrest followed a fierce gun battle with the criminals. Mohammed said that police also recovered one revolver pistol, four live ammunition, …

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Police Confirm Death Of 60-year-old Cleric In Anambra

  The Anambra State Police Command on Saturday confirmed the death of a 60-year old priest, Rev Fr. Edmond Nwagbal, in a fire outbreak at St. Peter Claver Catholic Parish under Nnewi North Local Government Area. Spokesperson for the police in the state, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed the incident said, “Today 16/11/19 at about 04:00am, …

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Don’t Pass Death Penalty For Hate Speech Into Law, Soyinka Tells NASS

  Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has written to the National Assembly over the consequence of passing a bill stipulating death penalty for hate speech. He said this in his letter to Nigerian lawmakers. Recall that the bill was sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (Niger North), and has already passed …

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FRSC, DSS Arrest Producers Of ‘Chip Whip’ Number Plate, Others

The Federal Road Safety Corps and the Department of State Services have tracked down the producers of fake number plates in the country. The Corps Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, had ordered …

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Kogi, Bayelsa Elections Get Underway Amidst Reported Cases Of Violence

The governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states have commenced despite initial hiccups that resulted in the late distribution of voting materials in some local government areas in both places. In Kogi, voters turned out in large numbers to exercise their civic right as the process began on Saturday morning. At Ayetoro ward 1 unit …

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Aptitude Test Failure: Zamfara Governor Removes 21 Permanent Secretaries

Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, has removed 21 permanent secretaries because they failed an aptitude test conducted by the state government to assess their competence. The governor announced this while addressing journalists at the Government House, Gusau, on Friday. Matawalle, who said the decision was aimed at making the service more compact and result-oriented, stated …

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EFCC Arrests Brothers For Using Commission’s Name To Extort ‘Yahoo Boys’

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested two brothers, Olatunji and Oluwayomi Beyioku for extorting Internet fraudsters with promises to shield them from possible arrest by the commission. The siblings were arrested in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Friday, November 15, 2019. EFCC operatives had embarked on discreet investigations into the activities …

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JUST IN: President Buhari Leaves London For Nigeria After Being Booed By Protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari has departed London, United Kingdom, for Nigeria and is expected late on Friday. #RevolutionNow Protesters had on Thursday gathered outside the Abuja House where Buhari was believed to have stayed to demand the release of rights activists, Omoyele Sowore and Olawale Bakare widely known as Mandate. On Friday, a video that went …

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BREAKING: Two Out Of Six Soldiers Injured By Boko Haram In Borno Attack Dead Over Lack Of Medical Care

Two out of six Nigerian soldiers injured on Wednesday by Boko Haram terrorists has died due to lack of immediate medical intervention. “Out of the six casualties on our side on Wednesday, due to lack of quick medical intervention, we have lost two soldiers,” a military source told SaharaReporters. SaharaReporters had earlier on Friday reported that the …

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NAF Training Helicopter Crashes In Enugu

  A training helicopter belonging to the Nigerian Air Force has crashed in Enugu State after returning from a routine exercise. According to NAF Twitter account on Friday, the crash occurred on Thursday. It said that although there were casualties, the cause of the incident was still sketchy and unknown. The tweet reads, “NAF helicopter suffers mishap …

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Reps Makes Genotype Test For Intending Couples Compulsory

  The House of Representatives has okayed compulsory genotype tests for intending couples as part of measures to prevent sickle cell disease, according to a report by PUNCH. The House charged government registries, churches and mosques to demand the tests before joining persons as husband and wife. This is part of the resolutions passed by the …

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BREAKING: Sowore Prefers To Be Kept In Our Custody, DSS Claims

  The Department of State Services has claimed that pro-democracy campaigner and Publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, on his own volition made a choice to be kept in their custody instead of a correctional centre. DSS claimed that instead of being remanded at the Kuje Correctional Center in line with the order of the court, …

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Tanker Explosion Kills Two, Destroys 17 Vehicles On Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway

  Two persons were confirmed dead and six others injured in a fire accident involving a petroleum tanker at Bible College bus-stop along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway on Thursday night, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. Federal Road Safety Corps’ Assistant Corps Commander in Ota, Ganiyu Akeem, disclosed that 17 vehicles were also burnt in …

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Policeman Rapes Nine-year-old Daughter Of Policewoman In Lagos Barracks

  A 45-year-old policewoman has narrated to an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how a policeman named Mohammed Alidu allegedly defiled her nine-year-old daughter inside a police barracks in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the policewoman was the second prosecution witness in the trial of Alidu, a police sergeant, for …

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Bayelsa Election: Court Directs INEC To Retain APC, Candidate On Ballot

David Lyon David Lyon   The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday directed the Independent National Electoral Commission to retain the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, David Lyon, on the ballot ahead of Saturday’s election. The directive followed an ex parte motion filed by Lyon’s counsel. On Thursday, …

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Nigeria, Bangladesh To Sign Bilateral Agreement On Agriculture

President Muhammadu Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shameem Ahsan in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari receives Letter of Credence from Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, Shameem Ahsan in Abuja NAN   The Bangladesh High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr Shameen Ahsan, has announced plans by the country and Nigeria to sign …

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Never Stop Voicing Out Against Rape, Sexual Abuse, Says Busola Dakolo

Busola Dakolo Busola Dakolo   For Busola, wife of Nigerian musician, Timi Dakolo, her coming out to give account of her alleged rape experience at the hands of Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo of the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly, was a victory for her beyond the court hearing of the case. Busola, a professional photographer, made this …

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ICPC Discovered N12bn Padded Into 2019 Budget –Chairman

  Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Bolaji Owasanoye, has said that the agency has discovered the sum of N12.5bn padded into the 2019 budget. Owasanoye, who spoke on the tracking of constituency projects in the country, said the agency had initially blocked the sum of N9.2bn, adding that an …

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Group Accuses Police Of Killing Shiite Member In Kaduna

  The Islamic Movement in Nigeria has alleged that operatives of the Nigerian Police Force attacked and killed one of its members in Zaria, Kaduna State. President, Media Forum of the IMN, Ibrahim Musa, claimed that the group was on a procession celebrating the birthday of Prophet Mohammed when they were attacked by the police. …

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“EFCC Has Become A Monster”, Says Ex-Lagos Police Commissioner, Owoseni

Fatai Owoseni Fatai Owoseni   A former Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Fatai Owoseni, has said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has turned itself into a monster. The ex-Lagos CP also derided the manner the EFCC carries out its operation, saying the anti-graft agency had become a monster and the ruling government …

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Bayelsa Election: Police Officer Confirmed Dead In Hospital After Violence During Campaign

  A policeman has been confirmed dead following the violence at a campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party in Nembe Ogbolomabiri under Nembe Local Government Area of Bayelsa State on Wednesday by thugs suspected to be loyal to the All Progressives Congress. Five persons were initially confirmed dead with scores injured and many missing …

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EXCLUSIVE: Sowore Speaks From Detention: They’ve Done Everything To Break Us But We’re Unbreakable

Nigeria’s persecuted pro-democracy activist, Omoyele Sowore, from detention has sent a word of encouragement and support to thousands of his supporters and sympathizers, assuring them that he and his co-prisoner of conscience, Olawale Bakare, have remained undaunted despite malicious efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s secret police to break them. In a message relayed to …

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Army At Malam Fatori, 3 Terrorists Killed

The Nigerian Army has repelled an attack launched by Boko Haram terrorists on one of its troops in Borno State, a military source told SaharaReporters on Friday. The insurgents’ attack was repelled by the troops on the ground at the army base in Malam Fatori. The attack occurred on Wednesday about 5:30 pm, the source …

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Atiku Vs Buhari: Supreme Court Explains Why Ex-Vice President, PDP Lost Appeal

Nigeria’s Supreme Court says Atiku Abubakar and the Peoples Democratic Party failed to prove their case in court. The apex court said this while giving reasons on the dismissal of Abubakar’s appeal against judgments of the lower courts on the presidential election petitions filed by the former vice president. The court also ruled that President …

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Missing 1-Year-Old: Ondo Church Prophet Using Police To Harass Us, Distraught Mother Cries Out

Modupe Kolawole, the mother of a one-year-old boy, Eniola, declared missing at a popular church in Akure, Ondo State, has accused the ‘prophet’ of the church of using armed policemen to harass her family. Little Eniola Gold Kolawole was last Sunday said to have disappeared at the Sotitobire Miracle Centre in Akure, during a special …

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Buhari’s Victory: Atiku Shuns Supreme Court As It Gives Reasons For Appeal Dismissal Today

Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president of Nigeria and a candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the 2019 presidential election, has shunned the Supreme Court for the reasons for the dismissal of his appeal. The apex court had fixed today, Friday, to give reasons it dismissed the appeal filed by Atiku and his party …

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