Tuesday , 25 October 2016

Metro News

Jega’s Stubbornness Responsible For Card Reader Challenge – PDP


The national leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, described the inability of the Smart Card Readers (SCRs) to accredit President Goodluck Jonathan, Governors Jonah Jang of Plateau, James Ngilari of Adamawa and Isa Yuguda of Bauchi, among others, during the presidential and National Assembly polls, as a huge …

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Jonathan Expresses Hope Of Winning Presidential Election

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President Goodluck Jonathan has expressed hope that the outcome of the presidential election will be in his favour. Speaking to newsmen yesterday, after casting his vote at his polling unit in Otuoke, Bayelsa State, Jonathan congratulated Nigerians for the large turn out to vote. “I want to congratulate Nigerians for …

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Election Update: Voting Continues Tomorrow – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said elections in polling units faced with challenges that has hindered voting will be held tomorrow. “[…] in PUs where accreditation was suspended to the next day in accordance with the guidelines, arrangements will be made for voters to vote tomorrow, subject to …

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INEC Website Restored After Hackers’ Attack

INEC site

The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been restored after it was hacked into by a team of hackers which called itself TeaM Nigerian Cyber Army. INEC had following the breach of its website called for calm, saying it was aware of the hack. “We are aware …

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INEC Website Hacked!


The website of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been compromised. A team of hackers which called itself the Cyber army has broken into the electoral body’s website where information about the ongoing elections could be sought. A message left on INEC’s homepage reads “Sorry xD Your Site has …

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PDP Member Killed In Osun


As Nigerians prepared to vote in the early hours of today, a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was murdered in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state by unknown gunmen. Vanguard gathered that some hoodlums invaded the area killing a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Yomi …

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Election Update: Blast Confirmed At Polling Unit In Enugu


A bomb explosion has been reported at the Women Training Center, Primary School Polling Unit 1, New Layout, Enugu this morning. Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) scampered for safety, Channels TV reports. The bombs were planted in a Honda Accord Car and parked behind the WTC primary …

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Police Arrest Okorocha’s Aide, 4 Others For Stockpiling Arms


Imo State Police Command yesterday in Owerri, arrested Okechukwu Okorocha, the Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Governor Rochas Okorocha, for allegedly stockpiling arms and ammunition apparently for the purpose of disrupting election in the State. Four members of the Imo Security Network (ISN), a security contraption established by …

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Blue Band Excites With The New 180g Satchet


It was a great time of rewards and excitement for most traders at the trade launch event which held at major markets across Nigeria as Unilever Nigeria Plc, recently launched a new 180g ‘Spread for Bread’ Sachet pack size for Blue Band. Consumers who purchased the new Blue Band 180g …

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DG Assures Tight Security For NYSC Members Working For INEC

NYSC-INEC Officials

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier-General Johnson Olawumi has assured corps members working as Adhoc staff for the elections of adequate security as Nigerians troop out to vote today. More than 168,000 corps members were participating in the exercise across the country. About 75,000 had opted …

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#NigeriaDecides: Resist Temptation To Rig Election For Politicians – Jega, NYSC DG Warn Corps Members


Members of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, who form the bulk of ad hoc staff recruited by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the general elections, have been warned to resist “any temptation” to manipulate the elections. INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, and Director-General of the NYSC, Bri.-Gen. Johnson …

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Monitor Your Votes But Stay Away From Trouble, Tambuwal Urges Supporters


The Speaker, House of Representative, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to shun violence during today’s Presidential and National Assembly elections. Tambuwal, who so=poke to Vanguard at his residence in Sokoto, yesterday, urged voters to go out en masse to cast their votes and wait behind to ensure that they …

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Police Deny APC’s Allegation Of Bias In Niger

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The Niger State Police Command has denied an allegation of bias against it regarding the general elections, which kick off today nationwide. The command said, rather, it had ensured that it remained neutral and professional in discharging its role in the electoral process. The state police command was reacting to …

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Polls: Northern Christians In Jeopardy – CAN


The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on Friday expressed concern over the frequent rate of attacks on Christians who are living in the northern part of the country. This is just as two unidentified arsonists, on Friday, March 20, 2015 set ablaze, a branch of the Living Faith Church popularly …

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Okorocha’s Aide In Police Net For Illegal Arms Possession

Rochas Okorocha

A Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha, Mr. Okechukwu Okorocha, has been arrested by the Imo State Police Command for illegally being in possession of arms. Briefing journalists at the State Police Command Headquarters in Owerri on Friday, the Police Public Relations Officer, Andrew Enwerem, said the aide was …

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Election Day: We’ll Enforce No Movement Order On Fayose – Police


The Ekiti State Police Command has said it will enforce the “no movement” rule on everybody, including the Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and other political appointees in the state. The command also warned against movement/distribution of money or inducement in whatever form from one polling booth to the other. The Commissioner …

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Why We Shutdown Hotels In Markurdi – INEC


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has ordered hotels in Makurdi, the Benue State capital shut for security reasons. Hotels particularly affected are those sharing the same vicinity with the commission’s state head office in Makurdi. Confirming the closure of the hotels, INEC’s state Public Relations Officer, Mr. Ochai Louis, …

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Nasarawa Monarch Urges Politicians to Accept Outcome of Polls In Good Faith


The Emir of Wamba in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Musa Nagogo, on Friday pleaded with politicians to accept the outcome of the March 28 and April 11 general elections in good faith. The emir made the plea during an interview with reporters at Wamba Local Government Area, Nasarawa State. “Leadership as …

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#NigeriaDecides: Ajimobi Urges Oyo Residents To Vote Wisely And Peacefully


Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State on Friday asked residents of the state to ensure they cast their ballots wisely, as it will determine the way forward for Nigeria. ​I​n a broadcast yesterday, the governor also asked the electorate to be peaceful, warning that troublemakers will not find it easy …

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1.46m Ballot Papers Distributed In Kebbi – INEC

election materials

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Kebbi State said it has distributed 1, 458, 474 ballot papers for Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election. Resident Electoral Commissioner, Ibrahim Zarewa, told journalists at a press briefing on Friday in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital. According to the REC, out of the …

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