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March 9: Be proactive, professional, Commandant urges Abia NSCDC operatives

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March 9: Be proactive, professional, Commandant urges Abia NSCDC operatives

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Mr Nnamdi Nwannukwu, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Abia, has charged officers and men of the command deployed for Saturday’s polls to be proactive and professional in the discharge of their duty.

Nwannukwu gave the charge in a statement issued in Umuahia on Thursday, stating that the command was fully prepared for the polls.

He said that 2,500 operatives, who worked in the Feb. 23 Presidential and National Assembly elections, would be deployed for Saturday’s exercise.

He said that the command would join other sister-security agencies in the state to provide adequate security for the people to be able to exercise their franchise.

He said that NSCDC had been part and parcel of the series of meetings of the Inter-Agencies Consultative Committee on Elections Security in Abia.

Nwannukwu said: “We have held meetings to review our performance in the Feb. 23 polls.

“We also strategise and adopt new measures to strengthen and ensure adequate security before, during and after the polls.

“I can assure you that the safety of the electorate, election observers, officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission and election materials is fully guaranteed,” he said.

The commandant said that the command “has spread its dragnet across strategic areas of the state, especially the identified flash points.”

He warned that the long arm of the law would catch up with “any group or individual that would plot to disrupt the smooth conduct of the polls.”

“Any person or group that is arrested for allegedly fomenting violence during the polls would be made to face the full weight of the electoral law,” Nwannukwu said.

He urged political parties and their candidates to refrain from acts capable of causing crisis and disorder during the polls.

He said: “Parties and their supporters should shun violence. Any one or group caught in acts likely to disrupt the peaceful conduct of the polls will be spared.

“Candidates should also restrain their supporters and thugs from engaging in thuggery.

“Any political thug that is arrested for disrupting the electoral process shall be prosecuted according to the law,” he said.

Nwannukwu commended the operatives of the command for their good performance in the last elections and urged them to scale up in Saturday’s exercise.

He also thanked Abia residents for their maturity and good conduct in the last polls and admonished them “not to rest on their oars.”

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Kogi Poll : PDP candidate rejects results

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi governorship election, Mr Musa Wada has rejected results so far released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the election.

Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday, Wada said that the results were doctored to favour Gov. Yahaya Bello of APC.

He alleged that the APC massively rigged the election in Kogi Central where the governor came from.

“The result is not a true reflection of what happened. The people of the state voted for PDP but APC changed the result to favour them.

“Results declared so far by INEC are written results and we can’t accept that.

“Every single result was changed and we are going to challenge the result. The election is not true reflection of what happened in the field,” Wada said.

He promised to challenge the results at the tribunal.

Edited by Joseph Edeh/Ali Baba-Inuwa

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Bayelsa Poll: Residents in jubilation as APC leads

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NNN: The Residents of Bayelsa have thrown into jubilation as Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced results of the Saturday governorship poll from the six Local government areas out of eight in the state.

Two local government areas yet to be announced are Southern-Ijaw and Ekeremor.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) has so far won in the four local government areas, while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won in two.

Announcing the results by the Returning Officer for the election, Prof. Faraday Orumwense, Vice-chancellor, University of Benin, said in Ogbia, that APC pulled 58, 016 votes to beat PDP that got 13, 763 votes in the local government.

According to Orumwense, APC also wins in Brass, Nembe and Yenagoa local government areas.

PDP leads in Sagbama and Kolokumo/Opokuma local government areas.

Mr Keme Jude, a resident, told NAN that the results so far announced was commendable, noting that with APC, a new Bayelsa would emerged.

“You see, people are already jubilating even when the total result has not been released.

”I know that our people already know that with the results so far announced, we are heading to a new Bayelsa.

“This should be our early dance to the promise land because we are heading to a new Bayelsa with the APC and the candidate, David Lyon.

Mr Samuel Agada, Party Agent of the United Party of Nigeria (UPN), said “the results so far announced has spoken and they are happy.”

NAN reports that six out of the eight local government areas had so far been announced by INEC; APC won in four while PDP won in two.

Edited by Abiemwense Moru/Kayode Olaitan

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Kogi, Bayelsa: We remain  strong, united –PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it remained strong and united in the face of all its experience in the Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections conducted on Saturday.

The party stated this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan on Sunday in Abuja while reacting to the outcome of the two states governorship elections.

He said that the PDP would  continue to fully exert itself in upholding the wishes and aspirations of Nigerians.

Edited by Kayode Olaitan

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Edo speaker pledges commitment to enact people-oriented laws

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Edo speaker pledges commitment to enact people oriented laws

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Benin, Nov. 17, 2019 The Speaker, Edo House of Assembly, Mr Francis Okiye, on Sunday pledged his commitment to enact people-oriented laws that would enhance the standard of living in the state.

Okiye made the pledge during his special thanksgiving service to celebrate his victory at the polls and his election as the speaker of Edo House of Assembly.

He said: “Edo Assembly under my leadership will be committed to strengthening existing laws and, where possible, make new ones that will empower the youth and create jobs in the state

“On behalf of my family, I heartily express my profound gratitude to all and sundry for their immense support for my victory at the polls and subsequent elevation as speaker of Edo assembly.

“My utmost indebtedness goes to the revered Benin Monarch, Omo’N’Oba N’ Edo Uku Apkpolokpolo, Oba Eware 11, the Ojuromi of Uromi, HRH Anselm Eidenogie and other Royal fathers for their prayers and support.”

The speaker also thanked the clerics behind him, especially the Spiritual Leader, Christ Chosen Church of God, Apostle David Unuefe,  and other spiritual leaders for their presence and demonstration of Godly affection.

Okiye also thanked governor Godwin Obaseki for his commitment at ensuring that Edo took the centre stage in terms of development and job creation.

Edited by Donald Ugwu

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Nigerian Tribune, home of independent, fearless, investigative journalism — Tinubu

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All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, says that the Nigerian Tribune newspaper is a home of independent, fearless and investigative journalism in the country.

In a congratulatory message signed by him and addressed to the Managing Director of the newspaper, Mr Edward Dickson, Tinubu congratulated the management, staff and all those associated with the Nigerian Tribune over the 70th anniversary of the newspaper organisation and the grand opening of its new office in Isheri, Ogun.

“The Nigerian Tribune is the home of independent, fearless and investigative journalism in the country.

“The newspaper has continued to shine the light of truth into every corner of the Nigerian public space.”

The former governor of Lagos said that the Nigerian Tribune had set the standard for journalism practice in Nigeria.

He said all those behind the success of the newspaper should rightly feel proud of this latest milestone in its distinguished existence.

“Accept my hearty congratulations to you, the management and staff, family and friends associated with the Nigerian Tribune on the 70th anniversary of the newspaper’s establishment.

“Nigerian Tribune is, of course, the oldest surviving privately-owned newspaper in Nigeria.

“Over its 70 years of existence, the newspaper has served as an important mouthpiece for the Nigerian people.

“It boasts a proud history of defending the interests of the people from its earliest days fighting for Nigeria’s independence from British colonial rule through to the emergence of an independent, democratic and progressive Nigeria of today.

“Tribune has set the standard for journalism practice in Nigeria and all those associated with the newspaper should rightly feel proud of this latest milestone in its distinguished existence.”

The APC leader congratulated the family of the late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, on their wise and good foresight in the conception and promotion of the Tribune newspaper and its heritage.

He said that under their skilful guidance, the newspaper remained an essential and trusted voice within the Nigerian media space and beyond.

“My prayer is that the next 70 years will even be more successful than the last.

“Once again, congratulations on this twin-milestone,” Tinubu said.

Edited by Wale Ojetimi

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Kogi : Further announcement of results postponed

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Further announcement of the results of the governorship election in Kogi has been postponed till 9 a.m. on Monday.

Further announcement of results of the governorship election in Kogi has been postponed till 9am on Monday, Nov.18 because of the  non arrival of  results from Lokoja and Ibaji Local Government  Areas of the state.

The Returning Officer, Prof. Ibrahim Umar who made the announcement, said it would  allow the INEC staff to sort things out and give other stakeholders rest.

Before the postponement , the incumbent, Gov. Yahaya Bello was  maintained a comfortable lead ahead of Mr Musa Wada of the PDP and 23 other candidates.

The results of 18 local government areas had been announced while issues surrounding that of Dekina local government would  be finally resolved on monday.

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