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Ten Injured As Hoodlums Invade INEC Centre In Ogun

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A coalition of non-governmental organisations in Ogun and the Women Advocates Research and Documentation Center (WARDC) have described an attack by thugs on a Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centre in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital city, as an indication that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was not prepared for the general elections in 2015.

Speaking at a press conference held in Abeokuta, Executive Director of WARDC, Dr. Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi said the lapses during the distribution of Voters’ card had shown that the electoral body was not prepared to conduct the 2015 polls.

Hoodlums, armed with guns and other dangerous, according to an eyewitness, had stormed the centre in Oke-Efon, Abeokuta North local government area of the state, and were said to have seriously injured about 10 persons. Residents on the queue at St. Mary African Church Primary School being attended to by officials of INEC had been attacked by the thugs.

The hoodlums were reported by Vanguard to have dispossessed residents caught in the violence of their mobile phones and cash, as a policeman attached to the centred fled.

The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Sam Olumekun confirmed the incident, describing it as skirmish. He however said it had been brought under control.

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  1. PATO

    November 16, 2014 at 8:23 am

    If people have nothing sensible to say, thy should please hold their tongues. How is INEC to be held responsible for the thugs who invaded a centre where voters registration was proceeding lawfully or the 5000 PVC stolen by thugs in Ogun and Edo states?

  2. Ade

    November 16, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    INEC in Ogunstate comprises of a group of non-willing to work pple, imagine going to pick the permanent voters card consistently for the past two weekends now and nothing is coming out from them, this is happening in OLOMORE/ITA – OsHIN side while our friends in Oke Efon, Oke Ilewo have successful gotten theirs. Its just a waste of precious time, besides most pple in this region has given up on INEC.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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