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INEC fixes 2019 elections from February 16

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it would commence conducting the 2019 elections from February 16.

Residents want repair of power installations ruined by rainstorm in Port Harcourt

Some residents of Port Harcourt have called for the immediate repair of electricity installations that were recently destroyed by a windstorm.

Heavy rain, thunderstorm wreak havoc in Port Harcourt

Many residents of Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, have been thrown into utter misery and confusion as heavy rain accompanied by ferocious thunderstorm mid-day Monday wreaked havoc in some parts of the city damaging properties running into millions of naira.

Newspaper vendors protest police harassment, detention in Rivers

Vendors under the aegis of the Newspaper Distributors Association of Nigeria, Rivers State Chapter, have embarked on strike over alleged incessant harassment, unwarranted arrest and detention by the police.

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NIGCOMSAT expresses concern over inability to achieve 30% broadband penetration

Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd has expressed concern over inability to achieve its earlier intended 30 per cent broadband penetration to ease internet access in the country.
INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmoud Yakubu

2019: INEC clarifies position on IDP voting

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said the commission’s decision to allow Internally Displaced Persons vote in 2019 is restricted to Nigerians living within our borders.

Man bags 14 months imprisonment for stealing motorcycle

A Kaduna Upper Customary Court on Thursday sentenced one Abubakar Inuwa, 34, to 14 months imprisonment for stealing a motorcycle valued at N150,000.

Court remands two businessmen over unlawful possession of firearms

An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded two businessmen, Olanrewaju Jimoh and Rotimi Bolade, in prison custody over unlawful possession of firearms.

ECOWAS council of ministers move to halt insecurity in West African countries

Moved by the growing insecurity in the West African sub-region, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Council of Ministers, yesterday, met in Abuja to proffer solutions on ways to nip the scourge of terrorism in the bud.