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Pegyi Utd FC defeats Flying Parrots 3-0 in Kuje Chairmanship Cup competition



Pegyi Utd FC of Kuje on Wednesday defeated Flying Parrots 3-0 in the first match of the Kuje Chairmanship Soccer cup competition played at the Kuje Township Stadium.

The Nigeria News Agency , reports that Pegyi’s first goal was scored by Sani Ibrahim in the 20th minute, with Flying Parrots’ Afalul Hassan failing to even scores when wasted a penalty in the 60th minute.

With Flying Parrots losing steam in the second half, Bilal Abdullahi scored two goals in quick succession to give Pegyi Utd a 3-0 victory.

Speaking after the match, Pegyi Utd FC Coach, Abdularasheed Bako, commended his boys for a wonderful performance.

“It was a good outing; my boys played very well. I am happy we won,” he said.

In his reaction, Chris Ochefu, Flying Parrots FC Coach, said that the officiating was not fair.

“My boys were denied scoring chances. The game has been won and lost but the referee was biased. It is this attitude that is killing Nigerian football,” he fumed.


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Kpegyi polling units record high voters turnout




Polling units, 005, 006 and 007 in Kpegyi, FCT recorded high turnout of voters for the Saturday Area Council and Councillorship elections against poor turnout in other units in the ward.

The News Agency of Nigeria gathered that the large voter’s turnout was due to sensitisation by some candidate who hailed from the area.

Mr Emmanuel Ikezu, the Kpegyi Independent National Electoral Commission Presiding Officer, in Polling Unit 007 said the crowd was overwhelming.

According to Ikezu, the people are eager to cast their votes because they have a candidate from the area.

The People Democratic Party (PDP) Party Agent, Mr Bassey Effiom, in the CBN Junction Polling Unit 003, blamed the low turnout in the unit on voter’s apathy.

He said people were disappointed that their votes did not count in the last elections.

Mr Abdulahi Shehu, Party Agent for All Progressive (APC) at CBN Junction, Polling Unit 003, (0.1) on his part blamed the low turnout on stress from the presidential elections.

“But for today election with the low turnout, I want to tell you that we are all surprised, I did not see any eagerness or zeal even from the very few people that came to cast vote.

“All I can say is that the person that won in the last presidential election has won, people should come and vote again and they should not be demoralise,”’ he said.

Also speaking, Mr Abdulhameed Muhammed, Party Agent for SDP, Karu polling unit 005, Agwangiwa said it was sad that only few people turned out at the polling units.

Mr Yau” Dahiru, Acord’s Party Agent said the low turnout was due to lack of interest in the chairmanship and councillorship election.

NNN reports that Kurudu Polling Unit 002, also recorded low voters turnout.

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Court admits motorcyclist to N200,000 bail for assault



A Karu Chief Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, on Friday, admitted a commercial motorcyclist, Abubakar Usman, to a N200,000 bail for slapping and inflicting injuries on another person.

Abubakar, who resides in Rugan Madaki, Nasarawa state, was arraigned on a two-count charge of criminal force without provocation and voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous means.

The judge, Mariam Bukola, granted the defendant a N200,000 bail, with one surety, and adjourned the case until Sept. 19, for hearing.

The Prosecution Counsel, Vincent Osuji, told the court that the complainant, Sadiku Yusuf, who lived at Kpegyi Abuja, reported the matter at the Karu police station on Aug. 27.

Osuji told the court that while the complainant and his colleagues were at their duty post at Karu abattoir, waiting for rain to stop, the defendant also came there to hide from the rain.

“While waiting for the rain to stop, the defendant started making inciting statements that he would deal with the defendant and his colleagues.

“He went further to assault him by slapping the complainant; he also picked stones and threw them at him, and used stick to hit his head, thereby inflicting injuries on him,’’ the prosecutor said.

The prosecutor said that the complainant was currently receiving treatment at ECWA Clinic in Karu.

Osuji said that the offence contravened the provisions of Sections 265(b) and 248 of the Penal Code.

The Nigeria News Agency reports that the defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. 


Edited by Ifeyinwa Okonkwo and ‘Wale Sadeeq



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Votes: PDP wins polling units in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Orozo, others



Votes: PDP wins polling units in Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Orozo, others


Abuja, March 9, 2019 The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Councillorship and chairmanship elections in polling units across Karu, Nyanya, Jikwoyi, Orozo and others within the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).

In Polling unit 009, in Kugbo, the presiding officer, Mr Joseph Ngbede announced PDP as winner of the election for chairmanship and councillorship elections.

He said that PDP polled 180 votes while APC got 72 votes in the chairmanship election.

According to him, the number of registered voters was 1,524, with 279 accredited, 271 valid votes and eight invalid votes.

In the councillorship poll, PDP polled 157 votes while APC had 88 votes with 267 valid votes and 12 rejected votes.

At the polling unit 009 located at Nyanya Primary School Area D, the Presiding officer, Mr Sule Gabriel, announced that PDP won with 269 votes while APC had 82 votes in the chairmanship election.

He said that there were 2,406 registered voters with 271 accredited, 269 valid votes and voided votes.

For the councillorship poll, Gabriel said the PDP polled 145 votes while APC had 53 votes, with 267 valid votes and 4 voided votes.

At Nyanya Area A1 polling units 008 and 009, Nyanya market, Mrs Zainab Yusuf, said that PDP won with 132 votes as against 63 for APC in the chairmanship poll while in the concillorship poll, PDP polled 120 votes and APC 41 votes.

He said that of the 1,792 registered voters, 201 were accredited.

Similarly at Karu Ward in Kofar Gidan Saraki Polling Unit 001A, the Presiding Officer, Mr Jacob Mba, said PDP polled 64 votes and APC 57 in the chairmanship election and PDP 69 votes as against 39 for APC in the councillorship poll.

At the Main polling unit 001, Orozo primary school, the Presiding officer, Aliyu Dalhata, gave the results as Chairmanship APC 38, PDP 443; Councillorship APC 375 and PDP 368.

Dalhatu also gave the councillorship results as: APC 106 and PDP 292.

Also, Mrs Elizabeth Oche gave the results of Polling Unit 004, Army Barack, Phase 1, Kurudu as Councillorship: APC — 18, PDP– 68, No of registered voters = 854, No of accredited voters =I29; Chairmanship: APC–25, PDP–86,

Results for Polling Unit 007, Kpegyi FCT as announced by the Presiding officer, Mr Emmanuel Ikezu was:Registered voters –2975, accredited voters — 792. Councillorship: APC–147, PDP–625; Chairmanship: APC –130 and PDP–558.

The Result of Polling unit 013, CBN Junction by Karu as announced by Mr Emmanuel Adekunle, the Presiding Officer, were as follows: number of registered voters –2,125, number of accredited voters –156; Counsellorship APC –58, PDP–76; Chairmanship — APC 70, PDP- 97.

The Result of Polling unit Area E1, Nyanya, code 010 as announced by Mr Luck Baba, the Presiding Officer, were number of registered voters –2175, number of accredited voters –235; Counsellorship — APC –47, PDP–135; Chairmanship–APC — 60, PDP- –147.

Also the result of Polling unit, Agricultural Centre, Kara, code 003 as announced by Mr Eiven Emmanuel, the Presiding Officer were number of registered voters –2,802, number of accredited voters –656; Counsellorship poll– APC –73, PDP–400; Chairmanship – APC- 430 and PDP –197.

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