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BREAKING: INEC Postpones Nigeria Presidential Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may likely postpone tomorrows presidential and national assembly’s elections.

The announcement will also include the new election date.

 

The commission is currently having a meeting with stakeholders. They are made up of, top INEC officials, international and local observers. Recently the commission has witnessed logistics challenges in many states. Burning of INEC offices and electoral materials by hoodlums are problems which the commission has to fix. Again, issues relating to late arrival and distribution of materials to different states maybe another reason why INEC may postpone the elections.
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Sources who spoke to PremiumTimes said the commission is likely going to postpone the elections.

Another official said the commission is considering fixing the elections for Sunday.

Our sources said INEC commissioners are currently locked in a meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.

Some of the states where the logistic challenges are said to occur include Niger and Ekiti.

PREMIUM TIMES published a report by the News Agency of Nigeria where the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Niger State said ballot papers for two of the state’s three senatorial districts were missing as of Friday evening.

EKITI LAMENTS

In Ekiti, the former governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, accused INEC of deliberately hoarding materials for the presidential, Senate and House of Representatives elections in some states to frustrate the PDP.

Mr Fayose said he was aware that ballot papers and result sheets for presidential and senatorial elections were not in Ekiti State as at 9 p.m. on Friday, adding that only materials for the House of Representatives were distributed.

According to his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, Mr Fayose said similar situations already reported in Oyo, Taraba, Edo, Niger, Ogun, Rivers and other states.

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Man sentenced to death for killing his friend over N20 loan

A Kano tribunal, on Wednesday sentenced a 25-year-old man, Umar Yakubu, to death by hanging for stabbing his friend, Ibrahim Adamu, 22, to death throughout Associate in Nursing argument over N20 loan.

NAN reports that Yakubu, WHO lives at Sabuwar Gandu Quarters in Kano, was condemned on a one-count charge of blameworthy kill, contrary to Section 221 of the legal code Law.

Delivering judgment, Justice Dije Aboki, command that the Prosecution has well-tried its case on the far side cheap doubts.

Earlier, the prosecution counsel, Lamido Soron-Dinki, told the court that on Gregorian calendar month thirteen, 2018 at concerning 11 a.m in Sabiwar Gandu Quarters, Kano, the convict asked the deceased to relinquish him a loan him of N20.

Soron-Dinki same the convict injured the deceased within the chest with a scissors throughout Associate in Nursing argument over the N20 loan.

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Osama bin Laden’s son has been reportedly killed

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The us has reportedly obtained intelligence that the son and potential successor of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Hamza bin Laden, is dead.

NBC reports that officers wouldn’t give details of wherever or once Hamza bin Laden died or if the U.S. contend a job in his death.

Asked by reporters on Wednesday whether or not the U.S. had info that Hamza is dead, President Donald Trump aforementioned, “I don’t need to touch upon that.”

Hamza bin Laden’s last famed public statement was discharged by al Qaeda’s media arm in 2018. He vulnerable Asian country and known as on the folks of the Arabian Peninsula to revolt.

Hamza bin Laden is believed to possess been born around 1989 had a $1million reward for info on him.

Navy SEALS killed his father in 2011 throughout a raid on his Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound. Hamza wasn’t found at the compound.

Letters confiscate from the compound instructed the elder bin Laden needed his son to affix him in Abbottabad and was grooming him as a frontrunner.

In a Sep 2017 article, counterterror professional and former government agent Ali Soufan aforementioned, “Hamza is being ready for a leadership role within the organization his father founded” and is “likely to be perceived favourably by the strain rank-and-file.

“With the Islamic State’s ‘caliphate’ apparently on the verge of collapse, Hamza is currently the figure best placed to reunite the world strain movement.”

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