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Investors dumped Zimbabwe stocks since the military seized power in the country on November 15 making the stock market to shed nearly a third of its value in a week.
The Zimbabwe Stock Exchange lost further ground on Friday as investors speculated on chances that bank balances, which have been losing value against real US dollars for the better part of the year, could strengthen in the wake of a potential new dispensation in the country’s political arena.
Oil prices fell on Friday after the United States reported its crude output hit a record 12 million barrels per day (bpd), undermining efforts by Middle East-dominated producer club OPEC to withhold supply and tighten global markets.
President Muhammadu Buhari has counselled Nigerians to ignore rumours of violence and unrest surrounding the conduct of the 2019 general elections as rescheduled.
Ahead of Saturday’s presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Ekiti State, has assured voters in the state that the sensitive and non-sensitive materials already distributed for the conduct of Saturday’s elections got to the right destinations across the 16 local government areas of the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday said democracy is not easy to achieve and maintain in Nigeria.
Ahead of Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections, the Edo State Police Command has restated its commitment to peaceful election in the state.
The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Council Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), has listed instances in which a law enforcement officer is allowed to gun down a ballot box snatcher.
Mr Martin Ilo, one-time Secretary to the Enugu State Government under former Gov. Sullivan Chime’s administration, has passed on at the age of 50, NAN reports.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Delta, Dr. Cyril Omorogbe, has appealed to political parties in the state to adhere to INEC directive not to campaign again before the Saturday presidential/National Assembly elections.
Nigeria forward Junior Ajayi is close to renewing his contract with Egyptian giants Al Ahly following his return to action after a lengthy injury-induced lay-off.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said his government respects all the people of the state.