781 arrested for electoral offences, 66 firearms recovered -NPF

The Nigeria Police Force, on Monday, said it recorded a total of 489 major electoral infractions during the February 25 presidential and March 18 governorship polls. The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba,made the disclosure on Monday during a meeting with senior police officers at the Goodluck Jonathan Peacekeeping Centre, Force Headquarters, Abuja. At the meeting…

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Nigeria Has Been Recording Over-Bloated Votes Since 1999 – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says Nigeria has been recording over-bloated figures of votes since the 1999 general elections when the country returned to democracy. Falana disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television’s political programme on Sunday night. He commended the introduction of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) — an electronic device designed to…

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JUST IN: Supplementary elections to hold April 15

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed April 15 for the conduct of all outstanding governorship, National and State Assembly supplementary elections. This was made known by the Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi on Monday. INEC says govs, lawmakers-elect to get certificates of return WednesdayOyekanmi said, “Arising from its meeting held…

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Only PDP NEC can suspend me —Ayu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Iyorchia Ayu, has said that the PDP constitution expressly prohibits any organ of the party or executive committee at ward, state or national level to take any disciplinary measure against any member of the National Executive Committee, therefore only the NEC can suspend him. Ayu also stated…

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NBS: Domestic airfares rose by 66.4% in one year

The National Bureau of Statistics has stated that domestic air transport fares rose by 66.36 per cent in one year. In its latest report titled, ‘Transport Fare Watch (February 2023)’, the Bureau noted that in air travel, the average fare paid by air passengers for specified routes single journey decreased by 0.18% on a month-on-month…

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NiMet Warns Against Heat Wave As Temperatures Rise

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has warned of a possible rise in heat-wave and temperature across some cities in Nigeria, which may lead to thermal discomfort. The agency, in a release yesterday, said that observations from the source region indicated that temperature would rise above 40 degree centigrade in the next 48 hours. The statement…

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Banks confirm getting more cash, load ATMs

The Central Bank of Nigeria has released more old notes to Deposit Money Banks as the apex bank steps up efforts to flood the economy with more cash after a prolonged cash crunch that has made life difficult for millions of Nigerians and residents. The CBN had on Thursday begun the release of billions of…

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