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Palm Wine Tapper Hacked to Death by Suspected Motorcycle Snatchers in Edo
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Palm Wine Tapper Hacked to Death by Suspected Motorcycle Snatchers in Edo

A palm wine tapper identified as Osigwe Ayomonekhai, was killed by unknown assailants suspected to be motorcycle snatchers in Jattu community, Uzairue kingdom in Etsako West Local Government Area of Edo State. The incident happened in the early hours of Thursday, March 11, when he set out from his residence at Iyuku Road for his usual palm wine tapping business. According to reports, the deceased recently bought a motorcycle to boost his palm wine business and it could be the reason he was killed. While Ayomonekhai was reportedly being attacked by the hoodlums, he was heard screaming "please don't kill me" but they hacked him to death and left with his motorcycle. He is survived by three wives, many children and an aged mother. His remains will ...
Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers
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Corps Members Run For Safety as Gunmen Invade Polling Unit in Rivers

National Youth Service Corps members working as ad hoc staff for INEC has escaped death after gunmen reportedly invaded a polling unit in Rivers State. The incident reportedly occurred in Bonny local government, Rivers State and the gunmen were reported to be over 20. They invaded the unit with dangerous weapons, shooting sporadically, carting away ballot boxes, looting and robbing electoral officers. As at the time of this report, the unit is deserted, everyone has scampered for safety. Bonny LGA, Rivers State at the moment. The lives of NYSC ad-hoc INEC staffs in danger as gunshots rebt the air. #NigeraDecides2019 This is coming after a similar incident was reported in the Ikota Area of Lagos. Suspected thugs and ballot boxes snatchers ...
Ondo PDP Reveals Plans By APC To Rig Election
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Ondo PDP Reveals Plans By APC To Rig Election

A pressure group of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo State, has cried out over an alleged hoarding and thump-printing of ballot papers in Ward 11 of Akure, by hoodlums suspected to be loyal to ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The group, Sunshine Youth Advocates (SYA), in a statement signed by its President, Mr. Seyi Ologunaye, and Secretary, Miss Ola Aremu further tasked the state police command to investigate the allegations. The group said, “has been put under undue tension with reports across the streets that some APC hoodlums are hiding in Aiyedun quarters in Akure, which is a flashpoint in Ward 11, where they are busy thump-printing ballot papers ahead of the election.” “While we are still to put a pin on this allegation, we are appealin...
If You Don’t Want to Die Don’t Snatch Ballot Boxes – Festus Keyamo
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If You Don’t Want to Die Don’t Snatch Ballot Boxes – Festus Keyamo

Festus Keyamo has echoed President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement against ballot boxes snatchers and advised anyone with the the intention to desist. However, Festus Keyamo is in full support of the statement and even praised the President for it. In a report by The Vanguard, he said, legally, it was the right thing to say and he would encourage Buhari to repeat it if he has to. His words, “I have listened to so many uninformed comments, since yesterday, and comments that have political interpretation. But let me tell you straight away, there is no spin to put to the statement of Mr President, there is no need to repackage it. “What the President said, 100% correct, 100% defensible and I will urge him to repeat it over and over again. “Let me make it very clear, that Mr Pres...
INEC Chairman Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers
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INEC Chairman Differs With Buhari On Punishment For Ballot Box Snatchers

Although President Muhammadu Buhari has given the Military and the Police the power to be ruthless as ballot box snatchers because they commit the offence “at risk to their own lives”, Professor Mahmood Yakubu has expressed the belief that ballot box snatchers should be punished only in accordance with the electoral law. Speaking in Abuja on Monday at a meeting of the national caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the President had said those who influence ballot box snatching may find out it is their "last unlawful action". "Anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb, it may be that [this will be] the last unlawful action you will take," Buhari had said. "I rarely give the military and the police [the power] to be ruthless. We are not going b...
We Are Battle Ready For Ballot Box Snatchers, Army Says
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We Are Battle Ready For Ballot Box Snatchers, Army Says

The Nigerian Army has said its personnel are ready for ballot box snatchers as the rescheduled general election begins on Saturday. President Muhammadu Buhari had warned those who thwart the electoral will of the people to shelve their plans or risk been gunned down. The president gave the warning on Monday at the emergency meeting of All Progressive Congress (APC) caucus meeting in Abuja. “Anybody who decides to snatch boxes or lead thugs to disrupt it (election), may be this is the last unlawful action you will take,” Buhari told his audience. “I have already ordered the military and the police to be ruthless. We are not going to be blamed that you want to rig election. “I want Nigerians to be respected, let them vote who ever they want across the (political) parti...

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