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A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, yesterday convicted two persons, a father and son, for illegal production, possession and storage of (ethanol) illicit gin.
The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) said the postponement of elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disrupted the economy causing colossal losses.
The Oyo State Resident Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Barrister Mutiu Agboke, has solicited understanding of Nigerians over the postponement of Presidential and National Assembly Elections by one week saying that the postponement was due to logistic reason.
Residents including business owners in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, have lamented the postponement of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, saying the initial declaration of the day as work-free, has resulted in financial losses for them.
Domestic airlines are counting loses over the last minute postponement of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Egypt’s army said Saturday seven suspected jihadists were “eliminated” and 15 soldiers killed or wounded in an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, where troops are fighting the Islamic State group.
The United Kingdom says it will deploy more than 100 observers across 15 states for Saturday’s presidential election in Nigeria.
Belgium slowed to a standstill on Wednesday as a national strike closed airports, shuttered businesses and caused major disruption to railways.
Olisa Agbakoba, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is a neutral body which cannot take orders from the federal government.
The Federal Government has warned the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) not to throw Nigerian into anarchy out of its desperation to grab power at all cost, saying Nigeria’s unity and survival override any party’s ambition.
Thousands of people fleeing violence in South Sudan have crossed the border into northeast Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN said on Wednesday.