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Low turnout of voters in Lugbe

Low turnout of voters was witnessed in Lugbe for the area council elections, as most voters stayed away.

In Polling Unit 009, Lugbe Primary School, very low turnout compared to the last election where as early as 8am voters had organised a queue that stretched almost to the main road and curved [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Card reader rejected me tree times, says Kwali chair

The chairman of Kwali area council, Hon. Joseph Shazin, has applauded the use of the card reader by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, though the machine could not read his fingerprint thrice.

Speaking to The Abuja Inquirer after casting his vote at Central Primary School, Kwa [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Corps members accuse official of extortion

 National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, members serving in Karu local government of Nasarawa state have alleged that the NYSC local government inspector was using the Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Department, SAED, to extort them. 

The corps members who spoke under the conditio [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Abuja natives drum support for Bello’s reappointment

Following President Muhammadu Buhari's pronouncement that only people of integrity will form his next cabinet, natives of Abuja have called for the reappointment the present Federal Capital Territory minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, for another term. 

The natives under the aegis of FCT [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


North Korea ’preparing rocket launch’, images suggest

Satellite images of a facility near Pyongyang suggest that North Korea may be preparing to launch a missile or a satellite.

The increase in activity is around a site known as Sanumdong, where North Korea assembled most of its ballistic missiles and rockets.

It comes after reports earlier [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


US citizens will need a visa to visit Europe starting in 2021

US citizens traveling to Europe without a visa will be a thing of the past come 2021.

The European Union announced on Friday that American travelers will need a new type of visa -- a European Travel Information and Authorization System or ETIAS -- to visit the European Schengen Area.

The [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


Presidency alleges attempts to destroy national institutions

The Presidency has alerted Nigerians on the alleged attempts to destroy the images of national institutions by some of those not happy with the outcome of the Feb. 23 presidential elections.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, stated this whe [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


IWD: Africa needs to do more to ensure gender balance – WHO

 The World Health Organisation, WHO, has called on African countries to do more in resolving gender disparity in the continent.

WHO Africa Regional Director, Matshidiso Moeti, made the call in Abuja on Friday at a press briefing in commemoration of the International Women’s Day, IWD. [...]

Sun, 10 March 2019


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