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INEC begins presentation of certificate of return to NASS members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the presentation of Certificates of Return to the newly elected members of the National Assembly.

INEC had earlier published a statement noting that the event will hold at Africa Hall of the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja.
At the ceremony, which kicked off at about 10am on Thursday, INEC proceeded to present Certificates Of Return first to the members of the Upper Chamber, while the ceremony for the newly elected House of Representatives members is scheduled to hold at 2pm today.

Police vow to unravel killers of personnel in Edo station attack

The Edo State Police Command has vowed to unravel the killers of its personnel in an attack on the Divisional Headquarters in Afuze, Owan East Local Government Area of the state.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Danmallam Mohammed, said that the hoodlums simultaneously attacked the station and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in the area.
While regretting the loss of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) and three other officers, the state police chief warned that such a dastardly act would not be condoned.

Obi condemns ongoing brigandage in Rivers election

.Seeks international intervention
By Valentine Amanze

ERA/FoEN commends Nigeria’s effort against illicit trade in tobacco products

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has commended the Federal Government for ratifying the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products.
The group also advised the government to go beyond the ratification, while urging the Eight National Assembly to urgently approve regulations for the full enforcement of the National Tobacco Control (NTC) Act, 2015 as a legacy achievement.

Cardinal Onaiyekan condemns violence in 2019 elections

THE retiring Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, His Eminence John Cardinal Onaiyekan, has condemned the violence which occurred in the 2019 general elections.

He said the elections were supposed to offer opportunity for Nigerians to choose those who would serve them and not a battlefield for warriors fighting to capture power, conquer territory and people.

Wild celebration in Imo over Ihedioha’s victory

The streets of Owerri, the Imo State capital, went wild in jubilation Monday night following the announcement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Emeka Ihedioha, as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in the state.

Ihedioha defeated Uche Nwosu of Action Alliance (AA) who is also Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son in-law and Chief of Staff and serial contestant, Ifeanyi Ararume of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Hope Uzodimma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to clinch the number one seat in the state.

Breaking: Zidane set to return as Real Madrid Manager

After resigning from Real Madrid in May last year, Zinedine Zidane is set to return as the club’s manager.

Multiple media reports said on Monday that the Algerian-born ex-French player may return following the shambolic performance of the club in both club and continental championships.

Santiago Solari has been in charge of the club after Zinedine voluntarily left last year after winning the 2018 Champions League title, the fifth for the club.

How Dickson, PDP lied over death of Naval rating, by APC

.Says we’ve been vindicated
By Valentine Amanze

INEC declares APC winner in Yobe with over 300,000 votes

Mai Mala Buni, the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, has been declared winner of the 2019 governorship election in Yobe state.

He was officially declared winne with a total votes of 444,013 trouncing his opponent, Umar Bello Iliya of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who got 95,703 votes.

Announcing the results at the INEC headquarters in Damaturu, Yobe state capital, Abubakar Gundiri, the returning officer, said that the election was successfully conducted in all the 17 Local Government councils of the state.

Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Kaigama as Bishop of Abuja

HIS Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed His Grace, Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama, as the Catholic Bishop of Abuja.
Pope Francis, represented by Apostolic Nuncio to Nigeria, His Grace, Archbishop Antonio Guido Filipazzi, made the announcement on Monday in Abuja, during the opening ceremony of the first plenary meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).
Kaigama will take over from His Eminence, John Cardinal Onaiyekan who reached the retirement age of 75 years on Jan. 29.

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