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Police deploy 3,066 personnel for Rivers’ supplementary election

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The Rivers State Police Command has deployed over 3,066 personnel to strategic areas for supplementary election in some parts of the state on Saturday.
The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Nmandi Omoni, made this known in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Friday.

According to Omoni, the police and sister security agencies were ready to provide adequate security to ensure hitch-free polls.

“The Command has deployed a total of 3,066 personnel to be complemented by other sister security agencies to provide security and maintenance of law and order in the affected LGAs.

“This was done to realise the full objectives of the supplementary election as well as engender a seamless exercise,” he said.

Omoni said that restriction of movement in the affected local government areas would begin at 11:59 a.m. on Friday and end 2 p.m. on Saturday.

“Politicians are barred from going to the polling units with security details. This will not be tolerated.

“The police and other security agencies will be on patrol to ensure strict compliance to this order and possibly make arrest of election violators,” he added.
The police spokesperson warned that any individual or group seen undermining the electoral process would be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the Electoral Act.

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Lagos guber: I’m confident of victory at tribunal – Sanwo-Olu

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Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday said that he was confident of victory at the Lagos State Gubernatorial Electoral Petition Tribunal.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Sanwo-Olu expressed the optimism when he came to the tribunal sitting at the Ikeja High Court Complex, to sign a response to two petitions challenging his victory at the March 9 governorship poll.

The petitions were filed by Chief Owolabi Salis of the Alliance for Democracy and Prof. Ifagbemi Awamaridi of the Labour Party.

Sanwo-Olu arrived at the premises at 11.14am alongside the Deputy Governor-elect, Mr Obafemi Hamzat.

After the signing, the governor-elect told NAN: “What we came here to do is to put an official deposition to the challenge by two gubernatorial candidates.

“We are certainly confident because Lagosians have spoken, the people went out on March 9 to cast their votes.

“It was devoid of any form of incident, there was not one incident reported officially. We trust that the tribunal will do its job well and Lagosians will be happy.”

Sanwo-Olu said that it was the duty of the tribunal to determine if the petitions had any merit.

“It is a process that all of us must submit ourselves to; that is why we are here today, and we are confident that the tribunal will do its job well,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu promised that his administration would undertake judicial reforms for speedy administration of justice.

“Lagos has championed judicial reforms in the last 20 years, and my administration will not be different.

“We will still take bold steps to reform to better the entire process because we understand the importance of the sector,” he said.

Mr Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), the head of Sanwo-Olu’s legal team, told NAN that he was also confident of victory for the governor-elect at the tribunal.

“We are working based on the facts on ground; we have been able to review the two petitions, and we are not in any kind of doubt that we have sufficient and credible answers to all the allegations in the petitions.

“Until today, his excellency (Sanwo-Olu) was not served any petition. The APC was served but he personally came to the tribunal today to sign for his own process.

“Immediately he signed, he filed a reply. This is to show that we are prepared for these petitions, and we have no problem about the eventual outcome.

“The job of the governor-elect is to defend the election and protect the mandate of the electorate; that is what he came here to do,” Owonikoko said.

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Man sets self ablaze in Ebonyi

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A 37-year-old man was rushed to the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, for treatment after he allegedly set himself ablaze.

The man, identified as Chinedu Nweze, allegedly set himself ablaze beside a classroom block at St. Patrick’s Primary School, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki.

He was said to have tied his legs and wet himself with petrol before igniting fire.

It was gathered that Nweze, who hails from Umuogharu, Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, had complained to his neighbours of frustration and inability to feed himself, a day before the incident.

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Actor Jim Iyke welcomes baby boy (Photos)

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Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke has just welcomed a baby boy.

Taking to his Instagram page, the actor stated that he is private with his family affairs, but he was pleased to share the rare moment with his followers.



Jim captioned the cute photos thus ;

I am ultra private with my family. But this is the rarest of moments. Back to 2 hrs sleep nightly. Back to cat naps with my sub conscious peaked for the slightest movement. Back to groggy mornings and big unknowing smiles.
Welcome home King.

I cant find the right words now. Every being in me is pulsating with raw primordial energy. A Lion beget a Lion. Welcome to my Pride, dear son. Thank you for choosing me to be your Papa. Thank you lord for yet another blessing this year. I dont know what I’m doing right to deserve it all.

It takes a man to bring a child home. It takes a community to raise him. My people please welcome my king.
Welcome home JJ.
Let’s have the fun of our lives! 
HAPPY EASTER EVERYBODY!

Jim Iyke welcomes baby boy

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