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Police arrest hoodlums for allegedly killing two persons in Ebonyi

The Police in Ebonyi have arrested three hoodlums who allegedly killed two persons at Ndegu-Amagu Ward of Ikwo Local government Area (LGA) on Friday night.

Election: Police arrest four in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested four persons in connection with the disruption of voting and destruction of voting materials in Okota, Okota in Oshodi/Isolo council area of Lagos State.
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.
The presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has lamented the failure of the card readers at his polling unit in Ward 2 of Nnewi North LGA in Anambra State.

Elections: Kingsley Moghalu laments card reader malfunction

The presidential candidate of the Young People’s Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, has lamented the failure of the card readers at his polling unit in Ward 2 of Nnewi North LGA in Anambra State.

Elections: Police helicopter embarks on aerial patrol of Abuja

Police helicopter engaged in election security duties has commenced patrol of the airspace in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Election: Gunmen abduct Governor Emmanuel’s security adviser

Mr Charles Udoh, the Akwa Ibom Commissioner for Information and Orientation, has confirmed the abduction of Mr Iniobong Ekong, the Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Gov. Udom Emmanuel.
[FILES] Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at one of the polling units in Lagos on February 23, 2019. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Police arrest nine for molesting voters in Lagos

Nine suspected cultists were arrested in Somolu area of Lagos for allegedly molesting electorate on their way to polling stations.

Election: Police arrest 10 for attempting to snatch ballot boxes in Abia

The Abia State Police Command have arrested 10 suspected ballot box snatchers in Bende, Abia State.
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Election: Heavy security presence in Abakaliki, conduct stop and search on vehicles

Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, Ebonyi capital on Saturday witnessed heavy presence of Joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on every vehicle operating during the election period.

Elections: Two killed, three injured in Ebonyi

Two persons have been killed while three others were injured in Amagu ward one in Ikwo Local Government Area of the Ebonyi State.
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Heavy security as voters besiege polling units in Ebonyi

Major roads and streets in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi capital, on Saturday witnessed a heavy presence of joint security operatives deployed to conduct stop and search on vehicles.
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Election: Security agencies open joint security control room in Enugu

The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Balarabe Suleiman, says that security agencies operating in the state have opened a joint security control room for the general elections.

Ex-police commissioners to supervise elections in Ogun

Some former Commissioners of Police have been assigned to monitor the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Ogun State.

Election: We are ready for trouble makers in Kwara – Security agencies

Security agencies in Kwara State have said they are well prepared for any trouble maker who may want to disrupt today’s election in the state.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu (left); Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu and INEC National Commissioner in charge of Voter Education, Festus Okoye, at the press briefing to announce the Commission’s preparedness for today’s elections in Abuja

INEC urges peaceful conduct during polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has appealed to voters to be peaceful and orderly before, during and after today’s elections, as the Police, working with other security agencies, have assured of adequate security for voters, electoral officials, observers and journalists.

Election: Police debunk rumour of bomb explosion in Enugu

The Police Command in Enugu State has debunked a social media rumour of a bomb explosion within Enugu metropolis on Friday.

Nigerian Army vows to ensure credible polls in Rivers

The military has promised to ensure that today’s election is credible in Rivers State, irrespective of the attack against it by politicians.
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Police: Why Kwara senator, seven others were arrested

The Kwara State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Egbetokun, on Friday said that, Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, PDP senatorial candidate for Kwara South senatorial district for today’s election and seven other suspects in the state were arrested in connection with the incident at Ojoku where one was killed and Ilorin during the recent attack on the convoy of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

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Prisons Comptroller speaks on alleged ballot box snatching in Lagos

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Elections: We’re satisfied with process so far – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is satisfied with the ongoing conduct of the elections so far from the reports it has received from the 36 states and FCT.

Election: Senator Shehu Sani loses polling unit with wide margin

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Malfunctioning smart card readers mars voting in llorin

Hundreds of eligible voters’ in several parts of Ilorin metropolis were unable to cast their votes at the commencement of voting on Saturday following malfunctioning of smart card readers.