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Ballot box snatched in Rivers


In Rivers State, election observers say a ballot box has been snatched. The ballot box was snatched at Ward 7 Unit 7 in Bugama. It was forcefully taken away by unidentified persons. Rivers State had been identified by many civil society organisations as a flashpoint for violence. The pre-election period ...

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Military restricts Rivers governor, Amaechi


The Nigerian military has restricted the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, from moving around different polling units in the state. Mr. Amaechi, who drove himself in a black 4WD, was stopped by the Essien Essien, the Brigade Commander of the second Brigade, Bori Camp in Port Harcourt, the state capital. ...

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Fayemi, others laud INEC on card readers despite hitches


Our correspondent observed low turn out at Ire Ekiti. At unit 011 Ebi Ilawe, Ire Ward 2, 89 out of 144 that registered came for accreditation as at 11.31am. Hon. Bimbo Daramola, the All Progressives Congress candidate for Ekiti North Federal Constituency 1, who is also seeking return to the ...

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Accreditation extended in part of Niger


The Independent National Electoral Commission has recorded a setback in one of its polling units in Niger State as about 600 voters are yet to be accredited as at 2:45pm as against the stipulated cut off time of 1pm. Speaking to journalists, the Presiding Officer, Akoniyion Oluwasegun, said the voters, ...

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Jonathan arrives Bayelsa amid tight security


President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday arrived at his Otuoke country home in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State amid tight security so as to vote in today’s presidential election. There was also tight security in neighbouring towns. Military personnel, police operatives and other security agents were seen going round ...

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30, 009 policemen for North-East, Ebonyi, Imo


The Nigerian Police have deployed 30,009 police personnel in the North-East, Imo and Ebonyi states. The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, has deployed no fewer than 20, 000 police personnel for the general elections in the North-East. The Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Hillari Okpara, who is to coordinate security ...

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Olusegun Obasanjo Working Towards Election Poll In Abeokuta


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says the use of the smart card readers is a welcome development, calling on Nigerians to be patient. He stated that election is a constitutional issue, which must be done every four years to choose leaders for the country, adding that “it is a ritual that ...

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Ekiti deputy governor orders shooting at voters in Ikere


Reports from Ikere, Ekiti state has it that the deputy governor of Ekiti state, Dr Kolapo Olusola, ordered his security personnel to shoot at voters in Ikere. Our correspondent has it that Olushola who was driving in a convoy while accreditation was ongoing, was accosted by voters who were vexed ...

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Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi Has Berated On INEC Over Card Reader In Ile Oluji


Special assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Millennium Development Goals, MDG, Dr. Pius Osunyikanmi has berated the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, for not providing alternative to the malfunctioning card reader for accreditation. Case of malfunctioning card readers were experienced by voters in Ward 4, Unit 3 Temidire North where out ...

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No Election in 14 polling units in Plateau, says REC


The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Plateau state, Dr. Godwin Kwanga, said on Saturday that there will be no election in 14 polling units in the state because the names of the voters there “ did not reflect on the register”. “We don’t have any registers to take there,” Kwanga ...

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Voting is ongoing at Olusosun polling centre


Voting commenced at unit 035, ward C, Olusosun in Onigbongbo Local Council Development Area at about 2:00pm. It was gathered that accreditation of voters which started at about 8:00 am came to a halt at 1:30 pm. There was no record of card reader malfunction as the accreditation went on ...

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Reports across several polling booths in Ikorodu have it that accreditation has ended and voting has commenced in earnest. Babajimi Benson, one of the House of Representatives candidate told our correspondent that as at 1:55pm, he had voted and others in his polling booth had also started casting their votes. ...

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The atmosphere in the maternity centre was serene. There was nothing suggesting the occurrence which took the reporter there. Nurses on duty were courteous but grew cautious and suspicious when it was obvious the reporter was not a patient. Why is he here? The birth of a new born baby ...

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BREAKING: Bomb explosion rocks Enugu polling unit


Tension is high in Enugu following a reported bomb explosion at a polling unit at the WTC Primary School, Enugu, Saturday morning. WTC Primary School is located at Enugu North, one of the municipal local government areas in the Coal City State. First explosion was told went off Friday night. Eyewitness, ...

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Photo: Car Knocks Man Down This Morning At Ojota


An unidentified man has met his death this morning in Ojota.The unidentified man was knocked down at Ojota this morning. He was said to have had his ear piece on both ears, obviously with blaring music on. Witnesses at the scene of the sad event said he wanted to cross ...

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SEE PHOTOS: Robbers Invade Five Banks In Owo, Kill Six


Dare devil armed robbers on Wednesday attacked five banks in the ancient city of Owo, capital of Owo local government area of Ondo state, and killed six people including a bank manager and his assistant. Skye Bank after the robbery This Day reports that the robbers killed the manager of ...

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