The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Balarabe Suleiman, says that security agencies operating in the state have opened a joint security control room for the general elections. “The purpose of the joint security control room is for effective security co-ordination in the general elections,’’ Suleiman told the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Saturday. NAN reports that security agencies in the state include, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force, Nigeria Police and Department of State Security Services and Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps. “The joint security control room is fully furnished; for all heads of security agencies or their representatives to be there as long as possible. According to him, the joint security control room, which is domiciled at the police headquarters in Enugu, will operate 24/7 this elections season.
February 23, 2019 05:48 UTC
Osinbajo, who is from Ikenne, Ogun State, lived and worked in Lagos before he became vice president in 2015. He was Attorney-general and Commissioner of justice in Lagos State from 1999 until 2007. Osinbajo also worked as a professor of law at the University of Lagos for many years. The vice president arrived in Lagos for the exercise following close of campaigns on midnight Thursday.
February 23, 2019 05:48 UTC
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo, will exercise their franchise in the 2019 presidential election at the Victoria Garden City, Lagos on Saturday. Osinbajo, who is from Ikenne, Ogun State, lived and worked in Lagos before he became vice president in 2015. READ ALSO: Explosions rock MaiduguriHe was Attorney-general and Commissioner of justice in Lagos State from 1999 until 2007. Osinbajo also worked as a professor of law at the University of Lagos for many years. The vice president arrived in Lagos for the exercise following close of campaigns on midnight Thursday.
February 23, 2019 05:48 UTC
Early morning attacks on Maiduguri metropolis by Boko Haram insurgents were repelled by Nigerian troops on Saturday, the day Africa’s biggest democracy is going to poll to elect a new president. Another set of the insurgents also attacked a Yobe town around the same time, Reuters reported. “The situation seems to have been contained by the Nigerian troops. Hopefully people will be assured to go out and cast their votes,” said Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have the knowledge, to a large extent, on the workings of the different factions Boko Haram in Nigeria’s northeast.
February 23, 2019 05:43 UTC
A series of explosions was heard in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Saturday, just hours before the opening of polls in presidential and parliamentary elections. Multiple blasts were heard at about 6:00 am (0500 GMT), locals told AFP. There was no immediate indication of the cause but the city has been repeatedly attacked by Boko Haram Islamists. (AFP)Details later. DOWNLOAD THE PUNCH NEWS APP NOW ON
February 23, 2019 05:34 UTC
How to make your own compostGardeners gold’ or ‘black gold’: these are some positive descriptions for compost. Keep a container in your kitchen, such as a tin bucket or crock, to accumulate your composting materials. You are going to want to combine your wet, green items with your dry, brown items. If your compost pile looks too wet and smells, add more brown items. At this point, the layers have served their purpose of creating equal amounts of green and brown materials throughout the pile, so stir thoroughly.
February 23, 2019 04:41 UTC
This is not to say businesses no longer care about profits, rather businesses are learning how to incorporate the wellbeing of all stakeholders in their decision- making. However, for all the coverage CSR has received, there is much debate on what CSR actually is as there is no universally excepted definition. Due to a wide variety of definitions, companies engaging in CSR do so in an equally diverse way. Therefore, the types of CSR activities will depend entirely on an organisation’s goals, stakeholders, and the country in which it operates. Critical developments in CSR in Nigeria now could lower these adverse social effects and leap-frog Nigeria as a global leader in social responsibility by bypassing the intermediary steps of developed nations.
February 23, 2019 04:39 UTC
• Governor Denies AllegationAlleged plans to remove the Emir of Mubi, Alhaji Isa Ahmadu, by the state government has caused panic in Mubi, the commercial nerve of Adamawa State and hometown of Governor Muhammed Bindow. The emir controls the entire northern Adamawa comprising five councils, which were taken over by Boko Haram in 2014. The Guardian gathered that Bindow, who had been at war with the emir since he became governor, was miffed by the monarch’s alleged support for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates to the detriment of his party. A palace source told The Guardian that the crisis started when the emir advised Bindow against non-payment of council workers, pensioners and students’ scholarship in the state. The source, who preferred anonymity, said the governor was furious and abandoned his garment in the palace without a word to the emir.
February 23, 2019 04:35 UTC
The Badminton Federation of Nigeria (BFN) has received a donation of sports kits and other equipment, which will boost its chances of taking part in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. These gestures will help our national teams in their preparations to garner ranking points from the numerous tournaments they would be playing this year starting with the Port Harcourt championship. “The leadership of BFN has given us the opportunity to contribute our quota to the development of badminton in Nigeria. We are giving these kits and sports playing equipment in support of the federation for taking badminton to the next level. We decided to support the federation to take the game to the highest level and if given the opportunity we want to do more.
Yetunde Ayeni-Babaeko was born in Enugu, Eastern Nigeria in 1978 to a Nigerian father and a German mother. Since then I have been working in advertising photography, lifestyle images, food photography, family portraits and a lot more. We’re doing advertising photography as well, lifestyle images and even passport photography. So, that is Yetunde Ayeni Babaeko (YAB) Photography for you. For YAB Photography I must at least finish one exhibition and it would happen in June/July.
Returns To Daura For Today’s ElectionsPresident Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians to come out massively and vote for the candidates of their choice in today’s presidential election, assuring that nobody will intimidate them. The President spoke yesterday in a nationwide broadcast ahead of today’s rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections across the country. I ask that you embrace and hold on to the importance of the moment soon to be upon us. “Honour your civic duty as voters by going to the polls tomorrow to vote for the government of your choice, for the government that will lead Nigeria towards its finest destiny. A total of 3,187,988 voters, representing 98 per cent of a total of 3.2 million registered voters in the state, are expected to participate in the elections.
House of Representatives candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in Ogun State, Jimoh Olaifa, has petitioned the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) over alleged missing ballot papers for today’s national assembly election in Yewa North/Imeko Afon federal constituency. In the petition, the party chairman in Imeko Afon, Kayode Elegbede; the party agent, Ben Ibikunle; and the candidate alleged that 6,053 ballot papers for today’s House of Representatives election in the council released by the commission were missing. According to them, of the 62,853 ballot papers released from the state office for the council, only 56,790 were sighted. “Interestingly, the same number of 62,843 ballot papers released for the presidential and senatorial elections were physically seen and counted by all concerned at the INEC office in Imeko-Afon. Tadese added that the number of registered voters in the area were not up to the number of available ballot papers for the House of Representatives election in the council.
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has commenced military operations to rout out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from the Lake Chad Basin. Troops of task force have targeted the northern fringes of the lake, bordering Niger, Chad, Nigeria and Cameroon. MNJTF Spokesman, Col. Timothy Antigha said that the military operation was to exploit gaps within the defensive positions of the four member countries of the task force. According to him, the operational military bases are located at Arege, Metele, Baga and other settlements in the Lake Chad Basin. “Troops of the task force have commenced a military operation code-named Operation Yancin Tafki.
In that year, South Africa was the beneficiaries of Africa’s first attempt to host it. In 2030, the Centennial year of the World Cup, it should be Africa’s turn again! The continent must fight to justify hosting it through demonstrating the political will, the strength of preparedness, capability and vision, all excellently packaged and presented and made to look even better than the South African World Cup, a truly African show. In the past one week, there have been developments that could truncate not just the unwritten understanding about rotation of the World Cup, but also Africa’s chances of hosting the Centennial World Cup in 2030. West Africa will never be the same again after that project.
Yakubu also warned under-aged voters to stay away from the elections, warning that anyone less than 18 years old caught standing to be accredited or voting would be arrested. He stressed: “Under-aged voting is illegality, because there is a statutory age for eligibility for registration as a voter. “Working with the Inspector General of Police, any under-aged person caught trying to be accredited or voting on the election day will be arrested. “Be it vote-buying, ballot box snatching, be it thuggery, if you commit that, you will be arrested and prosecuted. After the voting, movement of electoral materials to the collation centre will be protected.