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Nigeria 2019: Notes from the field

Whoever came up with the wise saying that Nigerian politics is dirty deserves an award for perspicacity. I have just returned from that dirtied, muddled up, confused, uncertain, unpredictable zone of Nigerian life and society with truck loads of stories in my head and enough impressions in my mind to last me another life-time.
Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.

Elections: Low turnout of voters in Bwari, Zuba

Low turnout of voters was observed at both Bwari and Zuba areas of FCT as INEC officials were already in the various polling stations as early as 7.30 a.m.
Alhassan Yakmut

Alhassan Yakmut appointed 12th All Africa Games chief de mission

A former Director-General of the National Sports Commission (NSC), Mallam Alhassan Yakmut, has been appointed Team Nigeria’s Chief de Mission to the 12th Africa Games in Rabat, Morocco later in the year.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered vehicular restriction from 6am – 6pm tomorrow 16 February during the election.

Election: No security breach in FCT – IGP Adamu

The Presidential and National Assembly elections took place in the FCT on Saturday without report of security breach.

CP: Police will apply law against ballot box snatchers

The police commissioner in Adamawa State, Audu Madaki, has said his men will follow the dictates of the Electoral Act in handling election-related offences that may arise this weekend.
Nigeria Police

Police arrest lawmaker’s brother, two others, for unlawful possession of arms

The police in Delta state says it has arrested three, including a younger brother to the lawmaker representing Udu constituency in the state House of Assembly, Hon. Peter Uviejitobor, for alleged possession of arms.

Police order vigilante groups to steer clear elections

Delta State Police Command has ordered community vigilante groups and other volunteer security organisations to steer clear election venues and related affairs.
Beni Lar

Beni Lar: My constituency under siege

A member of the National Assembly representing Langtang South/Langtang North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, Hon Beni Lar, has cried out that her constituency is under siege of political thugs ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections holding on Saturday.
Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed that no fewer than 15,000 security operatives would be deployed to monitor Saturday’s national election in the State.

15, 000 security operatives to monitor polls in Edo

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has disclosed that no fewer than 15,000 security operatives would be deployed to monitor Saturday’s national election in the State.

Election: NSCDC officers warned against interference, rascality

With less than three weeks to the country’s general elections, officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been warned to remain neutral during the forthcoming general elections.

Governor Ortom raises fresh alarm over influx of herdsmen into Benue

Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has again raised the alarm over the influx of Fulani herdsmen and their cattle into the state, stressing that at least,15 persons have been killed across four local government areas in the last one week.
apc jos buhari

President Buhari expresses gratitude as mammoth crowd overwhelm Jos rally

President Muhammadu Buhari pulled an unprecedented crowd Saturday afternoon when he visited Jos, the capital of Plateau State, in a campaign rally stop ahead of the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal

Election: Police in Lagos warn hoodlums, show force

The Lagos State Police Command has warned hoodlums in the state against electoral violence, saying that anyone arrested would be made to face the wrath of the law.

Election: Governor Ahmed bans street rallies, campaigns in Kwara

Kwara state governor, Alhaji AbdulFatah Ahmed, has banned street processions and rallies by political parties following the recent spate of political violence in the state.
Abdul'aziz Yari

Abdulaziz Yari: Informants fueling insecurity in Zamfara

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara has blamed the continued killings in the state on informants who support the bandits and kidnappers.

Yuletide: LASTMA collaborates with FRSC, Police, others to ease gridlocks

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority says it is collaborating with other law enforcement agencies to ease gridlocks across the state during Yuletide.

Ali Gebi: Military weakened by lack of coordination

Ali Gebi, Special Assistant on Security Matters to the Minister of Interior, Lt. General Abdulraheem Dambazzau, said the fight against Boko Haram had suffered setbacks recently because of lack of coordination and cohesion among the military and the police.
INEC Election Nigeria

Low voter turnout as Kwara holds by-election

The Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero by-election in Kwara State on Saturday witnessed low voter turnout with few cases of card reader malfunction, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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A pregnant woman, the proprietor of the nursery-Primary school and 19 others, including no fewer than 12 pupils died in the collapsed building at Massey Street, Itafaji on Lagos Island on Wednesday, witnesses and hospital sources said.

Building collapse: Expert cautions against indiscriminate activities around structures

In view of the incessant building collapse in the country, an expert has cautioned Nigerians to avoid human activities that have adverse effect on environment and structures.

Oyo elections: 16 candidates file petitions at election tribunal

Sixteen candidates from various political parties have filed petitions at the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting at the State High Court, Iyaganku Ibadan, Oyo State, following the Feb. 23 elections.

House of Reps suspends plenary to April

The House of Representatives has suspended plenary to April 2 to enable members engage Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) at committee level on the defense of 2019 budget proposal.
Stanislas Kamanzi

Rwanda calls for fight against genocidal ideologies

The Ambassador of Rwanda to Nigeria, Stanislas Kamanzi, has called for support of the francophone countries and the international community on its commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide of 1994 against the Tutsi ethnic group, on April 7.

Anambra to seal petrol stations with gas plants

The Anambra state government on Tuesday threatened to seal all filling stations operating cooking gas plants within their premises.