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INEC officials sleeping at polling unit 014, Isele in Ikorodu as voters shun poll.

Lagos bye-election: Less than 10% of voters participate in some areas

Sorting and counting of votes have ended in many polling units in the Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe Constituency II House of Assembly by-elections as some units recorded poor turnout of voters.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State cast his vote at ward 004, Kakum town hall, Ikpong, Obudu local Government area early this morning at the ongoing byelections for the Obudu State constituency and Cross River North Senatorial District.

Cross River by-elections: Governor Ayade votes in Obudu

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State cast his vote at ward 004, Kakum town hall, Ikpong, Obudu local Government area early this morning at the ongoing byelections for the Obudu State constituency and Cross River North Senatorial District.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police arrest kidnappers of slain Bauchi lawmaker

The Nigeria Police, Bauchi State Command said it has arrested suspected kidnappers who murdered the lawmaker, Musa Mante Baraza representing Dass constituency in the Bauchi State House of Assembly, few months ago.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party and former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress signed the six-point pact to ensure peace before, during and after the 2020 general elections. This is the third such pact since 2012.

Ghana’s two main presidential candidates sign peace pact

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party and former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress signed the six-point pact to ensure peace before, during and after the 2020 general elections. This is the third such pact since 2012.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP urges INEC to ensure free, fair by-elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take steps to ensure that the Saturday’s by-elections are free and fair.
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INEC recruits 8,553 ad hoc staff for Lagos by-elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State says 8,553 ad hoc staff have been engaged for Saturday’s Lagos East by-elections.
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14 political parties, 120 candidates battle for legislative seats in by-elections

Fourteen political parties including the two major parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are fielding over 120 candidates in a contest for various senatorial and state houses of assembly seats in the rescheduled by-elections holding in 10 states across the country today.

Bye-election: Police deploy 3,700 officers in Imo

After two postponements, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, will conduct 15 pending bye-elections— six senatorial and nine state houses of assembly seats in 11 states—tomorrow.

Adolf Hitler wins election in Namibia

While many Namibians have names originating from the ex-colonial power Germany, a newly-elected municipal councillor has overnight romped to prominence not because of his victory but because he is called Adolf Hitler.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Families of slain rice farmers get N600,000 each

Families of the 48 farmers killed at a rice field in Borno State have been given N600,000 each by Borno State Government.

PDP: Purported defection of Emeka Ihedioha, others to APC untrue

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Wednesday, described the purported defection of Chief Emeka Ihedioha and other party loyalists, to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, as “a fake news, sponsored by failed politicians”.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.
The International Monetary Fund is looking to triple its concessional financing for the poorest countries to over $18 billion to help them respond to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on Wednesday.

IMF: Corruption corrodes trust in government

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva, the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF), says corruption corrodes trust in government and weakens the impact of policies and public spending.

Lagos Assembly confirms commission nominees, passes lottery authority bill into law

The Lagos State House of Assembly yesterday confirmed Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s nominees for the state’s Local Government Service Commission.
The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.

Local governments’ creation should be responsibilities of states – Reps member

The Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon Femi Bamisile, has called for financial autonomy for Local Governments.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor tasks states, federal lawmakers on youth empowerment

The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.
Spokesperson of House of Representatives, Hon Benjamin Kalu, has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

House of Reps has concluded probe into NDDC – spokesperson

Spokesperson of House of Representatives Hon Benjamin Kalu has said the House has completed the probe into the activities of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).

Reps member charges IGP to wade into Delta communal crisis

The former minority leader, House of Representatives, Leo Ogor, has called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to wade into the communal crisis between the Ozoro and Oleh communities of Delta and bring those behind it to book.

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Zinedine Zidane gets breathing space after Real Madrid benefit from goalie’s howler

Zinedine Zidane had some of the pressure lifted on Saturday when an own goal from Sevilla goalkeeper Bono gave Real Madrid a 1-0 win away to Sevilla.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Military, police foil bandits’ attack on Kaduna community

The military and police on Friday night foiled an attack by armed bandits in Kasuwan Magani community, in Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Following the confusion trailing the appeal court in Owerri validating All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of the party for the Imo North senatorial bye-election against Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Emma Okewulonu said he is contesting against two candidates.

Imo North: I’m contesting with two candidates – Emma Okewulonu

Following the confusion trailing the appeal court in Owerri validating All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Frank Ibezim as the authentic candidate of the party for the Imo North senatorial bye-election against Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Emma Okewulonu said he is contesting against two candidates.
Embattled President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Adewumi Adesina, has survived a second round of investigation into his conduct, giving him a boost in his re-election bid next month.

AfDB: Africa’s economy shrinks by 3.4% due to coronavirus pandemic

The President of African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, has said Africa’s economic growth this year will decline by 3.4%, because of the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Rotimi Amaechi: What I say’ll happen in Rivers

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has stated that what ever he says in the state would happen, adding that he would soon return.