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Atiku, PDP Claim Landslide Victory In FCT Cities

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Results coming from many units in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) indicate that the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in clear lead in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

Our correspondents who were stationed in some of the polling units in the metropolis, report that PDP’s Atiku Abubakar defeated President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC in the FCT cities.

At various polling units in Nyanya, Kugbo, Jikwoyi and environs, PDP won the APC with wide margins.

At the Polling Unit 001, Orozo Primary school Atiku clinched 1,375 votes and APC 308 votes in the presidential elections: at the polling unit 009A in Kugbo, PDP won the presidential election with 483 votes and APC 84.

At the 006 polling unit also in Jikwoyi primary school, PDP led the presidential elections with 89 and APC 15, and at the 001 polling unit, PDP won with 159 and APC 6.

Our correspondent reports that in all the polling units mentioned, PDP also won the Senatorial and House of Assembly polls.

At LEA Primary School in Gwarinpa, Presiding Officer, Auwal Kundi confirmed that for the presidential election, PDP having pulled 707 while APC had only 194.

PDP led the Presidential election in Gwarimpa Model School Polling unit 024 with total votes of 673, with APC having 272: At Gwarimpa Model Gate Polling Unit 013B, APC had 215 while PDP had 973 votes in the presidential election.

At Efab Estate Lifecamp Unit 017 PDP won the Presidential poll clinching 833 votes while APC got 258 votes, according to the Presiding Officer, Mr Bede Nwankwo.

Our correspondent report that at Mpape Abuja, PDP swept all 15 polling points at Mpape Central polling units 006 and 007 in all three elections: presidential, Senatorial and House of representatives.

At the Agricultural Centre in Karu village, FCT Polling Unit 003, PDP Presidential candidate clinched 769 votes while Buhari got 129 votes.

At Pyakas, Lugbe, FCT, polling unit 007, PDP emerged victorious in all 8 voting points, Mr Sadiqu Abdulrazak, the Presiding Officer for the unit confirmed.

He said that for the presidential election, PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar scored 1,205 votes while President Muhammadu Buhari of APC got 173 votes.

At polling units along the Airport Road in FCT, PDP swept all but one, NAN reports.

At Pyakasa Unit, Atiku Abubakar of PDP scored 1,205 votes while the President Muhammadu Buhari of APC got 173 votes: At Lugbe Market, FCT, Polling Unit 010, Atiku scored 368 votes while Buhari got 135 votes.

The Presiding Officer at Gidan Mangoro Chief Palace Ward 008 Lugbe, Mr Hilarry Seifegha, announced that the PDP presidential candidate polled 699 votes while that of APC got 334 votes.

At the Polling Unit 008A, located at the King of Kings Academy, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar 548 votes while the APC’ Muhammadu Buhari got 164, while at Kuchingoro Polling Unit 020, PDP presidential candidate scored 704 votes while that of APC candidate got 319 votes.

President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, however, led in Karamajiji Polling Unit 018 with 664 votes, leaving his PDP counterpart with 471 votes.

At Area 2 section 2, Polling Unit 009 by AEPB, PDP Presidential candidate scored 310 while APC scored 218, at polling unit 005 park and garden, APC got 131 while PDP got 279 while at polling unit 006 National Library, APC got 198 while PDP got 571 votes.

It was also victory for the PDP presidential candidate at the Kuruduma polling unit 014, with Atiku Abubabkar polling 807 while President Muhammadu Buhari scored 189.

Our Correspondent report that PDP’s Senatorial and House of Representatives Candidate also won in the polling Units were PDP won the presidential poll. (NAN)

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UBA’s REDTV To Light Up #UBAMarketPlace 2019 With Creative Panel Sessions, Fashion Shows, Cinema, Concert

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Youths and adults alike are in for a great time at the #UBAMarketplace2019 as UBA’s award-winning online network, REDTV has lined up a number of exciting acts to keep visitors and participants entertained during the two-day event which will take place on July 26th and 27th 2019.

The UBAMarketplace2019 will be held on the sidelines of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum – the largest gathering of the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Africa.

The over 20,000 expected guests will be treated to a lot of entertainment, panel sessions, fashion, fun, comedy, relaxation and will have the unique opportunity to meet with some of their favourite stars and celebrities.

Africa’s star boy Wizkid will sit with UBA’s GMD, Kennedy Uzoka, in a fireside chat with the theme ‘Stars & Suits: Afropop meets High Finance’ as Richard Mofe Damijo, the top Nollywood icon, will sit in a movie panel session with Cynthia Nassardine, Cote D’ivoire’s darling; top Movie producer/director, Tunde Kelani to discuss the theme ‘The Big Picture: Business of film making’ and how entrepreneurs from Africa can benefit from the enterprise. The panel will be moderated by REDTV’s Executive Producer and Group Director for Communications at UBA, Bola Atta.  

 The music industry will not be left out at the UBA marketplace as Dj Cuppy, Dj Neptune and Pheelz the Producer will discuss on the theme ‘Booth to Bank: How the beat becomes the profit’.

Uzoka who spoke about the event, stated ‘UBA has always been at the forefront of entrepreneurship across Africa, undertaking many projects aimed at contributing to and supporting Africa’s growth and economic integration. The birth of the UBA marketplace and this entrepreneurial fair is a testament to our commitment to African SMEs’

Uzoka added that with the fair, UBA seeks to touch base with small business owners and to continue to positively affect the lives of entrepreneurs doing business in its countries of operations and beyond’.  “I think everyone realizes that we need to prioritize the private sector. We need to encourage entrepreneurship and youths. This is the driving factor and the major reason why we are organising an event of this magnitude’ he said. 

Other side attractions at the Redzone will be the screening of the Lion King Movie and Bling Lagosians; fashion shows; treasure hunts, Kiddies corner as well as a Founder’s Day pitch event, where beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Foundation will be presented a platform to pitch their businesses with a grand prize of a grant, courtesy of UBA.

REDTV is UBA’s dynamic online lifestyle channel that puts the spotlight on Africa with a distinct global appeal. Its award-winning series, The Men’s Club Season 2, is currently airing on YouTube.

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U.S. Imposes Visa Restrictions On Nigerians Undermining Democracy

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The U.S. Government has imposed visa restrictions on “individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process”.

A spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Ms. Morgan Ortagus, who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said the action applied to those responsible for election-related violence.

Ortagus said the unidentified individuals had “operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and human rights”.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that no fewer than 39 persons died in violence related to the last general elections in the country.

The action, according to the spokesperson, is in fulfillment of the U.S. government’s earlier promise to consider sanctions against anti-democratic forces, including organisers of election-related violence in the country.

“In a Jan. 24 statement, the U.S. government said that we would consider consequences – including visa restrictions – for individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process or for organising election-related violence.

“To that end, the Secretary of State is imposing visa restrictions on Nigerians believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Nigeria.

“These individuals have operated with impunity at the expense of the Nigerian people and undermined democratic principles and human rights,” she said.

The spokesperson emphasised that the restrictions targeted at specific individuals and not directed at the Nigerian people or the newly-elected government.

She explained that the decision reflected the Department’s commitment to working with the Nigerian government in its anti-corruption crusade and efforts to strengthen democracy, accountability and respect for human rights.

“The United States is a steadfast supporter of Nigerian democracy.

“We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in the February and March 2019 elections and have worked to strengthen Nigerian democratic institutions and processes.

“As Nigeria marks the 20th anniversary of a return to democratic rule this year, we remain committed to working together to continue to advance democracy and respect for human rights and achieve greater peace and prosperity for both our nations.

“We condemn those whose acts of violence, intimidation, or corruption harmed Nigerians or undermined the democratic process,” the spokesperson added.

(NAN)

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BREAKING: Buhari Release 43-Man Ministerial List, Nominates Fashola, Amaechi, Aregbesola, Akpabio, Keyamo, Saraki, Others [ See List]

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President Muhammadu Buhari has finally forwarded the list of ministerial nominees to Senate for confirmation.

There are 43 nominees by the President.

On the list announced by Senate President Ahmed Lawan during plenary on Tuesday morning are former ministers Babatunde Fashola, Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Geoffrey Onyeama, Lai Mohammed and Chris Ngige.

Also on the list are former Osun Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, former Benue Governor George Akume, former Bayelsa State Governor Timipre Sylva and former Akwa Ibom State Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio.

Senator Gbemisola Saraki
Mohammed Musa Bello
Senator Godswill Akpabio
Chris Ngige
Sharon Ikpeazu
Adamu Adamu
Ambassador Maryam Katagun
Timipre Sylva
Senator George Akume
Mustapha Baba Shehuri
Festus Keyamo
Clement Ike
Richard Adeniyi Adebayo
Geoffrey Onyeama
Ali Pantami
Emeka Nwajubo
Suleiman Adamu
Zainab Ahamed
Muhammad Mahmood
Sabo Nano
Hadi Sirika
Abubakar Malami
Rahmatu Tijjani
Lai Mohammed
Olorunnibe Mamora
Babatunde Fashola SAN
Mohammed H. Abdullahi
Zubair Dada
Tayo Alasoadura
Rauf Aregbesola
Sunday Dare
Paullen Talen
Rotimi Amaechi
Sale Mamman
Abubakar D. Aliyu
Sadiya Umar Faruk
Ikechukwu Ogar

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