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Rivers Rerun: INEC Declares PDP Winner Of More Federal Seats, APC Two State Seats

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INEC-RiversThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday declared the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidates for Port Harcourt Federal constituencies 1 and 2 and that of Obio/Akpor winners of the March 19 rerun National and State Assemblies elections in Rivers State.
The electoral umpire also declared the party’s candidate for Port Harcourt state constituency 2, Adoki Tonye Smart, winner of the election while Benibo Fredrick Anabraba of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner of Akuku-Toru state Constituency 2.
The results were announced last night in Port Harcourt, the state capital, by the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Aniedi Ikoiwak.
The INEC had suspended announcement of the results more than a week after the violence-marred re-run elections were held to enable it ascertain the level of compliance with the Electoral Act.
The REC further announced that the PDP’s candidate for Port Harcourt Federal Constituency 1, Kenneth Anayo Chikere, got 18, 904 votes to defeat his closest rival, Igo Aguma, of the APC, who polled 6, 035 votes.
The election results also showed that PDP’s candidate for Port Harcourt Constituency 2, Mrs. Blessing Nsiegbe, polled 6, 968 votes to defeat Collins A. N. Owhondah of the APC, who got 3,154 votes.
In Obio/Akpor state constituency, the electoral umpire announced Kingsley Chinda of the PDP winner with 27, 895 votes.
With Tuesday’s announcement, the PDP has clinched four Federal and eight state constituency seats in the rerun while its main rival, APC has won two of the state constituency seats.
Ikoiwak said the decision to announce the results was reached last Wednesday at the Abuja meeting of the electoral umpire.
According to the Rivers REC, other constituencies, which had conclusive elections but with their results yet to be announced, were being investigated.
He added that they would be released the moment investigations into their conducts were concluded.

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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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