INEC: We Used Electronic Transmission For 2019 Polls Results But…

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday said it electronically transmitted results of this year’s presidential election, but that it was a pilot scheme not yet backed by law. INEC’s National Commissioner in charge of Kogi, Kwara and Nasarawa states, Malam Mohammed Haruna, who represented chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this yesterday in Abuja at the public presentation of the YIAGA Africa Watching The Vote (WTV) General Elections Observation Report of the 2019 elections. Malam Mohammed Haruna said: “The key word is pilot. We were piloting and you…

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N1.7 Billion Fraud: 14 Girls Found Locked Up In Civil Servant’s Room

The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has said it has freed 14 females locked in a room during a raid on an Abuja house allegedly owned by the National Coordinator, Federal Civil Service Staff with Disabilities Multipurpose Cooperative Society, Alhaji Iliasu Abdul-Rauf. In a statement by its spokeswoman, Rasheedat Okoduwa, the anti-corruption commission said Abdul-Rauf’s apartment was raided as part of the investigation into his alleged involvement in N1.7 billion fraud. The statement said, “The ICPC has requested a senior magistrate’s court, Wuse Zone 2, Abuja, to…

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LASTMA announces partial closure of Lagos-Ibadan expressway until Nov 1

Some sections of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway will be closed from September 2 to October 31 for construction work, a traffic advisory released by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has shown. According to the advisory released on Sunday, the road will be closed from Kara Bridge inward Berger and from Berger inward Kara Bridge. The alternative routes announced for road users are: Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway from/to Abeokuta connecting from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Sagamu-Ikorodu Road from/to Sagamu connecting via Sagamu Interchange from/to Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Ijebu-Ode – Itoikin Road from/to Ijebu-Ode connecting from/to…

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FG: Leah Sharibu still alive, we are working on her release

The Federal Government says Leah Sharibu, a secondary school student kidnapped in Dapchi, Yobe state, by Boko Haram insurgents, is still alive. Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, told journalists in Abuja on Saturday that the government is not giving up on negotiations for her release. “Instead of giving up, the government is carrying forward processes that should hopefully yield her release by her captors,” NAN quoted Shehu to have said. “Lines of communications remain open with the kidnappers, ISWAP, to secure the release…

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CAN to Buhari: Ban Miyetti Allah and scrap the suspended ‘Ruga’grazing scheme.

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to ban the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), an umbrella association of herdsmen in the country. According to the PUNCH, the association also called on the president to “completely scrap” the suspended ‘Ruga’grazing scheme. CAN made the request at the Church leaders stakeholders’ summit, themed, ‘RUGA: The church’s response in the 21st century,’ which was held in Lagos on Saturday. Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, was quoted as saying the association came up with the recommendations after setting up…

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We condemn fresh Police clampdown order on Islamic Movement -IMN

The Islamic Movement of Nigeria has vehemently condemn the clampdown order issued by the Inspector General of Police against it members over the Abuja peaceful protests on July 22 that turned bloody and led to the death of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Umar Usman and a youth corps member, Precious Owolabi. According to a press statement signed by Ibrahim Musa, President Media Forum of the Group, obtained by SUNCITYNEWS “The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has issued a nationwide order to all State Police Commands and Zonal Headquarters dated August…

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