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Friday, 22 February 2019

February 22, 2019

Three CPs, EFCC Operatives Are On Ground in Ekiti for Saturday Elections

Three Commissioners of Police (CPs) and operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) are now on ground in Ekiti State for the conduct of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

Three CPs, EFCC Operatives Are On Ground in Ekiti for Saturday Elections

The commissioners — Mr Kosi Ajuwon, the CP in charge of Welfare at the Police Headquarters in Abuja and CP M. Kura from the Nigerian Ports Authority in Lagos, are to work with the CP in charge of Ekiti Command, Mr. Asuquo Amba, to make the elections free, fair and peaceful.

The Ekiti Command’s Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who spoke with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Friday, said: “The CPs came last week only for the elections to be postponed, which made them to return to Abuja temporarily.

“They returned to Ekiti on Thursday and each of them shall man each of the three senatorial districts of the state.”

Ikechukwu added that the command received operatives of the EFCC on Thursday, whom he said came for the purpose of dealing with vote buyers.

“They came to Ekiti on Thursday for the purpose of dealing with vote buyers.

“They will dress in mufti and sniff around to arrest politicians who buy votes,” he said.

The PPRO stated that policemen and other sister agencies are already on ground in all the 16 local government areas of the state.

He said they will be distributed across all the 2,195 polling units and registration areas by midnight for the smooth conduct of the elections.

“Also, our Special Protection unit and Special Tactical unit as well as mobile policemen are on ground to protect election materials, quench any case of violence and deal with other emergency situations,” he said.


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Thursday, 21 February 2019

February 21, 2019

Buhari to Make Another Pre-election Broadcast Friday

Buhari to Make Another Pre-election Broadcast Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will Friday broadcast to the nation at 7 am.

The broadcast will be repeated at 9 pm.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, enjoined all television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets to hook up to the network services of the Nigerian Television Authority and Radio Nigeria for the broadcast.

The president had made a similar broadcast to the nation last week ahead of the February 16 presidential and National Assembly election, which was postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission to February 23.
February 21, 2019

There is no reason whatsoever for me to resign - INEC Chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is no reason “whatsoever” to resign.

There is no reason whatsoever for me to resign - INEC Chairman

The chairman said this at a press briefing on Thursday in Abuja, stating that he has been doing his best in his service to the nation.

“I am not under any pressure. Will I consider resign? I see no reason to even contemplate resigning. There is no reason whatsoever. The Commission will do the job that is there for us to do.”

Since the rescheduling of last Saturday’s election, some Nigerians have urged the chairman to quit.

INEC rescheduled the general elections for presidential and National Assembly elections from February 16 to 23 and governorship and House of Assembly elections from March 2 to 9 due to logistics issues.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said he will act on INEC’s controversial action after the polls are concluded.

His planned investigation has also drawn condemnation fro. many who point out that Mr Buhari’s announcement implies he has already concluded he will win the polls to be able to question the INEC chairman.

The government was also criticised this week after the State Security Service summoned key officials of the electoral body over the postponement.

The secret police, SSS, withdrew the summons after the government was accused of intimidating electoral officials.


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February 21, 2019

I am in love with my cousin – Lady reveals

Twitter users have been shocked after a couple revealed they are in a relationship even though they are first cousins and want to put an end to the stigma surrounding incest.

I am in love with my cousin – Lady reveals

@Lilmarche took to her Twitter to reveal the controversial relationship.


The couple tweeted several photos of themselves, including one of them kissing and another where they were smoking blunt, and they revealed they’ve been in love since they were kids but had to hide their relationship because their mothers are blood sisters.

Sharing a photo taken @Lilmarche tweeted: “I remember growing up, we had to hide our love from our family. Sleepovers was too lit ? now we grown and we don’t gotta hide. Blood can’t make us any closer but I’m so glad I fell in love with my cousin ????‍???”

In another tweet, she wrote: “Can we change the stigma of incest?”

She adds: “I’m just happy & in love ??‍?? just so happen to be my cousin. What’s the deal?”

When asked how they are related, she replied: “We’re first cousins. Our moms are sisters.”

The lady added that she and her cousin are sexually active. When followers expressed concern that their kids will be inbred and will likely have genetic maladies, she said she doesn’t care because she is on birth control.

What’s shocking in all of these is that a number of Twitter users declared support for their love and confessed they are also having s*xual relationships with their cousins.

A great number of Twitter users called the couple out for their actions. But the young lady was unbothered and replied to every critic with strong words of her own.

Below are tweets from @Lilmarche and some reactions from Twitter users.







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February 21, 2019

Fani-Kayode reacts as Osinbajo is shut out from Buhari meeting with Northern governors

Femi Fani-Kayode, FFK, has reacted to the shutting out of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo from meeting President Buhari held with Northern governors and Service Chiefs.

Fani-Kayode reacts as Osinbajo is shut out from Buhari meeting with Northern governors

VP Yemi Osinbajo was quoted as saying:

‘I Wasn’t informed of the meeting, when I heard of it, I was refused entrance. Yet, Governors were allowed to attend.

Reacting to the vice president’s statement, Femi Fani-Kayode stated that he was treated that way because he chose to be a slave.

FFK shared the quote from Yemi Osinbajo and added his own caption on Twitter:

“That is what happens to useful idiots and accursed slaves. If Buhari were to crouch over ur face and defecate in ur mouth, you would still support him.”

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019

February 19, 2019

We’ve achieved 98% configuration of Smart Card Readers - INEC Chairman

The Independent National Commission today said it has achieved 98 per cent configuration of the Smart Card Readers to be deployed for the Presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday.
           
                     
Briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja on the commission’s preparations for the postponed national elections, Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, promised that the configuration of the card readers would be completed on Wednesday.

Yakubu said: “You will recall in my last address to stakeholders on Saturday I mentioned that we intended to deployed card readers and we identified very clear time line for the delivery of the card readers. I want to report that as at last night, we have achieved 95 per cent configuration of the 180,000 card readers and this process is going to be completed early morning on Wednesday, one day ahead of schedule'.

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February 19, 2019

Woman who survived gunshot to her stomach shares photo of her scar that makes her look pregnant

A gunshot survivor has shared a photo of the scar she sustained on her stomach after she was shot.

Woman who survived gunshot to her stomach shares photo of her scar that makes her look pregnant

Takieyah Reaves was shot in the stomach and the bullet shattered it but, miraculously, missed every major organ. However, it damaged her stomach wall beyond repair so a skin graft was done with flesh taken from her thigh.


The procedure left her looking pregnant and she says people sometimes ask embarrassing questions, like when her baby is due and why her stomach makes growling sounds.

But she's more grateful for life and determined to make the best of it.

Below is what she wrote about her close brush with death.



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February 19, 2019

APC plans to tamper with card readers using telephone-like devices – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar has exposed a plan which he says the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, intends to use to manipulate card readers in the general election.

APC plans to tamper with card readers using telephone-like devices – Atiku
APC plans to tamper with card readers using telephone-like devices – Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate made this known while speaking at the party’s National Executive Committee meeting in Abuja.

According to Atiku, APC has in its possession telephone-like devices which can help them slow the rate at which card readers work in regions where they are not strong. He also said the devices have the ability to fast-track the card readers on regions where they have the upper hand.

“We have just discovered that the APC have hired many of their operatives and have taken them to China to be trained, and they have been so trained, and they are back, and they are equipped with devices that are meant to slow or fasten our card readers,” Atiku said.

“So, if you are in the South-South, South-East and North-Central, you are likely to get your card readers to be slowed by those APC operatives. We have seen the machines; we have interviwed some of those who have gone on this training, and we have passed that information to the campaign council to pass to you.

“But if you are from the North-West, North-East or Sout-West, the tendency is that they will use these machines to fast-track the readings of your card readers, so that many of their supporters can vote while disenfranchising the other three zones. I thought you should know that we have supplied the information to the campaign council, and you will even see the copy of the machine which each and everyone of those operatives is to hold. It is like a telephone but that is its job. I felt I should let you know, and you should be guided accordingly.”

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February 19, 2019

Police parade 63 political thugs including suspects arrested in connection with pre-electoral violence in Akwa Ibo (Photos)

The Akwa Ibom State Police Command on Monday paraded 63 suspected political thugs including suspects arrested in connection with the pre-election violence in Obot-Akara local Government area where two persons were killed and thirteen vehicles burnt on Saturday.


The suspects were allegedly hired from Bayelsa, Delta and Ondo States.

According to our source, items Recovered from the suspects are one locally-made short gun, 25 live cartridges, two machetes, charms of different types, a knife, phones and human hairs and two axes, PCVs were some of the items recovered from the suspects.

State police commissioner, Bashir Makama while parading the suspects at the state police command, Uyo, said a total of 41 of them who claimed to be observers on monitoring mission for the election were arrested on Friday, February 15th at Angellyne hotel in Uyo, without INEC identification number and could not give proper identity of themselves.

Makama who was represented at the briefing by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Odiko Macdon, said 20 other suspects were arrested on the same day, February 15th at Ukanafun Local Government Area.

The CP said the suspects were allegedly brought in from Port Harcourt, Rivers State by one Uduak Dick, on the pretext of attending the burial ceremony of a Lance Corporal in the Nigerian Army, one Udo Essien.

Makama said some suspects on February 13th set ablaze INEC office at Eastern Obolo Local Government Area but the timely intervention by the police saved the office and all the materials meant for the election.

The Commissioner added that one Anietie Peters who hails from Mkpat-Enin Local Government Area was arrested on Friday in possession of 34 Permanent Voter Cards while one Ayaya Bassey and Asequo Ebio, arrested from Ikot-Ekpene Local government Area had confessed to bepolitical thugs hired by a politician from Cross River state.

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