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Traffic Alert! Buhari Storms Lagos Saturday For APC Mega Rally [Check Routes]

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The All Peoples Congress (APC) has released the routes that President Muhammadu Buhari will ply on Saturday during his campaign tour of Lagos state.

The event, although being on a weekend, is expected to cause gridlock in some parts of the metropolis.

Before the presidential mega rally, the president will visit some places including the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu.

Buhari will contest for another term on February 16.

The Presidential Movement Routes are as follows:

  1. ROUTE ONE (MOTORCADE) PRESIDENTIAL WING – OBA OF LAGOS PALACE:
    From Presidential Wing – Airport Road – Airport Toll Gate – Ajao Estate – Oshodi Oke – Anthony Oke – Gbagada – Oworonshoki – Third Mainland Bridge – Adekunle Inter-section – Adeniji Adele Junction – Oba Of Lagos Palace.
  2. ROUTE TWO (MOTORCADE) OBA OF LAGOS PALACE – STATE HOUSE MARINA

From Oba of Lagos Palace – Oyebanji – Third Mainland Bridge – Obalende – Onikan Bridge –Onikan Round About – TBS – State House Marina.

  1. ROUTE THREE (MOTORCADE) OBA OF LAGOS PALACE –TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM

From State House Marina – Obalende –Third Mainland Bridge – Adekunle Intersection – Adekunle Junction – Herbert Macaulay Way –Jibowu Under Bridge –Moshalashi Junction (By Empire ) – Abati Barracks – Ojuelegba Bridge –Teslim Balogun Stadium.

  1. ROUTES FOUR (MOTORCADE) TESLIM BALOGUN STADIUM PRESIDENTIAL WING:

From Teslim Balogun – Ojuelegba Bridge – Abati Barracks – Dormalong Bridge – Jibowu – Ikorodu Road – Anthony Loop – Anthony Oke – Oshodi Oke – Ajao Estate – Airport Toll Gate –Airport Road – Presidential Wing

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BREAKING: INEC To Reschedule Elections In Lagos, Rivers, Anambra Over Violence and Ballot Box Snatching Allegations

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, said that it would reschedule elections in some parts of Rivers, Anambra and Lagos States where there were cases of violence and ballot box snatching.

The commission which specifically mentioned the National Assembly elections in Rivers State, also acknowledged the challenges of smart card readers, saying they have been resolved.

INEC Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, while giving an update on the ongoing elections, said where the malfunctioning of smart card readers were not resolved before the closing of elections, voting will continue the next day.

He said, “We received reports of violence and ballot box snatching which took place in Akokotoro and Bonny LGAs in Rivers State; and some parts of Lagos and Anambra states. We are waiting for the reports, we have told the Resident Electoral Commissioners in the states to submit reports. So long as the poll is didn’t commence, it is assumed that there was no voting.

“So, elections in these areas, especially in areas related to the House of Representatives and Senate didn’t take place and the date for the election will be decided later after we receive reports from INEC officials on ground.”

The commission also said that most of the challenges association with smart card readers were resolved on time.

Okoye also threatened that any INEC official who deliberately refused to make use of the smart card readers would be prosecuted because that action contravened the electoral guidelines and provisions of the Electoral Act.

He said, “It was made clear that the use of smart card reader is mandatory. Therefore any official of the commission who will deliberately refuse to use the smart card reader will be subject to prosecution.

“The challenges of smart card readers have been resolved. But where they are not resolved before the closing of elections, the election will continue the next day.”

He also explained that all the unused ballot papers will be cancelled immediately after election.”

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15 Feared Killed By Gunmen In Military Uniform In Rivers #NigeriaDecides2019

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Fifteen persons are reported to have been killed by gunmen in military uniform Abonema area of Rivers State.

The report, filed in by a correspondent of Channels Television during the station’s live transmission of the coverage of the election, makes it the second incident of killing in Rivers State in the ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections.

An agent of the Peoples Democratic Party was reported killed earlier in the day.

The PDP agent has been allegedly identified as Thywill Dobtubo.

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It’s None Of Your Business What Bullion Vans Are Doing In My House —- Tinubu Tells Nigerians

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has frowned at those questioning what bullion vans were doing in his Bourdillon home in Ikoyi, Lagos State a day before the commencement of the 2019 general elections.

Tinubu made his position known to newsmen shortly after casting his vote in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Tinubu, who voted alongside his wife, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, said since there has been no report that the bullion vans contained electoral materials, he had committed no offence.

He also said he had not stolen government money.

He said he has had no contact with government money in any way in the last five years.

Tinubu told newsmen: “What is your issue with bullion vans in my house?

“I have not done any government business in the last five years.

“So I didn’t steal government money.

“And the bullion van was not said to contain election materials.

“So what offence have I committed.

“I have had no contact with government money in the last five years.

“So I don’t see why that should be anybody’s problem.

“It is my money.

“I decide where to keep it and where to keep it.”

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