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INEC office Burnt Down in Akwa Ibom

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INEC office Burnt Down in Akwa Ibom by Hoodlums

The workplace of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom state has been burnt down.

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INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, affirmed the episode in a proclamation delivered on Sunday.

 

The workplace was set on fire by unidentified people in the early long stretches of Sunday, May second, 2021.

 

A piece of the assertion read: “The inhabitant constituent official of Akwa Ibom state. Barr. Mike Igini affirmed that our office in Essien Udim LGA has been set on fire.

 

“The occurrence happened in the early long stretches of Sunday. Our safety officer working was safe yet the obliteration to the structure and properties were broad.

 

“Things annihilated incorporate; 345 voting booths, 135 democratic desk areas, bull horns, water tanks and office furniture.

 

“The police have initiated examination. The new assault on our office after we have recently finished up the stock of electing materials cross country in status for the 2023 political decision is troubling.”

 

The commission cautioned that these assaults could create a setback for the commission’s groundwork for 2023 general political decision if not checked.

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“On the off chance that unchecked these assaults may comprise a mishap for the commission arrangements including the progressing change of casting a ballot focuses to surveying units, the constant enlistment of citizens (CVR) practice and the gather information,” the assertion added.

 

The commission vowed to investigate every possibility to recuperate from the occurrence in Akwa Ibom state and plan for appointive exercises.

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Lagos Issues 3-Day Expulsion Notice To Vagrants Under Bridge

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Lagos Issues 3-Day Expulsion Notice To Vagrants Under Bridge

Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses Unit, Taskforce, on Monday, served vagrants at Iganmu
Under Bridge, around Whitesand, and a three–day expulsion notice of every single illicit design, trucks, and vehicles around there and Apapa environs.

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 Director of the Agency, Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, asked all proprietors of the unlawful designs, deserted trucks, and shanties to quickly eliminate them
just as clear the region inside the specified date given or be powerfully taken
out. Jejeloye, while interesting to merchants, mechanics, and different
vagrants living under the scaffold in bunches, noticed that administration
would uphold the three-day evacuation notice on Thursday, May 13, 2021. He
uncovered that the ‘Evacuation Notice’ got important considering the rising
rates of traffic thefts around the space and natural annoyance brought about by
the vagrants around there.

 

The director noticed that
the public authority was concerned by the filthy climate and that it is filling
in as refuges for lawbreakers, who day by day confiscate street clients of
their assets occasionally, adding that the current idea of the climate permits
hoodlums to get away from police capture. 

He communicated the public
authority’s responsibility towards decreasing the traffic occurrence around
Ijora and Apapa and consequently gets imperative to eliminate each bottleneck
to such strategy. 

Jejeloye expressed that the unpredictable leaving and
surrender of trucks out and about is antagonistic to that strategy. He,
subsequently, cautioned proprietors of such deserted trucks and vehicles,
shanties, holders, stands to eliminate them from the space before the lapse of
the cutoff time, adding that 

“this will not be the main notification of
evacuation being served on the occupiers.” 

Jejeloye further expressed:
“Lead representative Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s recently marked ‘Leader Order’
on traffic and sterilization announced zero capacity to bear ecological
maltreatment, unlawful and unpredictable unloading of decline and destroying
the climate. 

“I can guarantee you that administration would implement this
notification come this Thursday,” Jejeloye pledged.

 

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Rivers state govt to give N220 million for family of 11 killed police officers

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Rivers state govt to give N220 million for family of 11 killed police officers

The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said the State would give N20 million to everyone of the groups of the eleven cops murdered by the obscure shooters in the state.

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The Governor of Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has said the State would give N20 million to everyone of the groups of the eleven cops murdered by the obscure shooters in the state. 

The lead representative as per an assertion by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, reported this during a sympathy visit to the Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka, and officials of the State Police Command yesterday, asked police to from now on be in all out attack mode against the individuals who executed the demonstrations.

 

Wike, while tending to officials and men at the Police Officers Mess in Port Harcourt, said his visit was to sympathize with them over the passing of a portion of their partners who
lost their lives in the line of obligation while securing the State. He recognized that however no measure of cash could liken to human existence, the State’s motion was pointed toward soothing the dispossessed families that their friends and family never kicked the bucket to no end. The lead representative portrayed as awful the outlandish murdering of cops who were honestly ensuring the lives and property of residents of the country.

 

Wike said: “In the previous a little while, we have lost eleven cops and men. This is a dim period
for us in the State.”

He deplored that the individuals who did the obnoxious killings have relentlessly turned the spouses of the killed police officers to widows and delivered their kids, bastard for no worthwhile motivation.

Lead representative Wike charged the State Police Command to be more proactive to avert further assaults and resolve never again to support the slaughtering of its faculty by them individuals who are keen on inducing emergency in the country.

 “We should be joined to battle for this nation to be one. We should not permit anybody to discuss severance. On the off chance that you need to withdraw, Rivers State isn’t important for it, and no one can cow Rivers State to be essential for it. Not under my supervision will
I permit that.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Friday Eboka in the interest of the Acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Usman, said thanks to the lead representative for soothing the torment of the deprived families. Eboka told the lead representative that the equipped men who assaulted three distinctive police arrangements for no legitimate explanation frightfully executed seven officials, taking note of that two officials who supported projectile wounds are getting treatment.

The CP said: “It is significant that the criminals didn’t escape without enduring fatalities, as
two of them lost their lives and their Hilux loaded with shots was deserted. On account of RRT Commander and other Tactical Teams who reacted to the trouble call.” “Your visit today will additionally support their ethics. I, hence, need to utilize this chance to console the great individuals of Rivers State of
our determination to keep on securing their lives and property.”

 

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Criminals demolish INEC office in Abia

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Hoodlums demolish INEC office in Abia

The Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia
State has been set on fire by criminals.

criminals demolish INEC office in Abia

An assertion delivered by
the National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education
Committee Festus Okoye, today May 10, says the consumed office was as of late
revamped. The assertion added further that this was not the first run through
the Commission’s office was assaulted in the state recently.

The statement reads

 

“The Commission met today,
Monday 10th May 2021, and discussed a wide-range of issues, including a
disturbing report from Abia State. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for the
State, Dr. Joseph Iloh, reported that INEC’s recently renovated office in
Ohafia Local Government Area has been set ablaze.

The incident occurred late
on Sunday night, 9th May 2021. There are no casualties on the part of our staff
on guard duty but the building was virtually destroyed. Apart from furniture
items, all electoral materials and office equipment were destroyed”, the
statement read.

The matter has been
reported to the police for investigation.

It will be recalled that
only last week, the Commission reported an attack on its office in Essien Udim
Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State and expressed anxiety about the impact
of such attacks on electoral activities, including the ongoing expansion of
voter access to Polling Units, resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration
(CVR), pending bye-elections, end-of-tenure elections and ultimately the 2023
General Election.

The latest incident in Abia
State is one too many. This is not the first attack on the Commission’s
facilities in the State in recent times. Five months ago on 13th December 2020,
the INEC LGA office in Aba South was completely burnt down while that of
Arochukwu LGA was vandalised and ransacked in October 2020.

These facilities are
national assets, which must be protected. Accordingly, the Commission is
convening an emergency meeting of the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on
Election Security (ICCES) next week to discuss this disturbing trend.

Meanwhile, the Commission
wishes to reassure Nigerians that all activities in relation to the ongoing expansion
of voter access to Polling Units and preparations for the resumption of CVR as
well as all scheduled elections will proceed as planned.”

 

 

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