Latest News in Nigeria Today Friday 22nd February 2019

Latest News in Nigeria Today Friday 22nd February 2019

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target=_blank>APC, Imo community protest killing of party chieftain

Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ngor Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State yesterday, protested to the state police headquarters over the recent murder of their chieftain, Ifeanyi  Odoemena. 
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target=_blank>FIRS generates N23bn from lien on corporate accounts

Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, has generated over N23 billion in unpaid taxes from the recently suspended substitution exercise on corporate bank accounts, which was marked by the imposition of restriction on the accounts of tax-defaulting organisations.
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target=_blank>Group hails Buratai, Army over election security, sues for continuous loyalty 

Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and the Nigerian Army over responsiveness to protecting Nigeria’s democracy and the sovereignty of the country.
Addressing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday, Emmanuel Itodo, the Executive Director of the group, said since the directive for the military to ruthlessly deal with ballot snatchers it observed that the Nigerian Army has risen to the occasion, particularly in the way it has intensified operations to counter incidents that could have undermined the elections.
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target=_blank>ONSA partners NCC to stem influx of fake mobile phones

Office of National Security Adviser, ONSA, has teamed with Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, and other government agencies, to find a lasting solution to the issue of fake and cloned mobile phones entering the Nigerian market.
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target=_blank>Police confirm attack on Vice President’s campaign train in Ilorin

The Kwara Police Command has confirmed an attack on the campaign train of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Thursday in Ilorin.
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target=_blank>2019 Polls: Research reveals ‘systemic rigging plot’ in Edo

…Urhoghide, Ogbeide-Ihama, Igbinedion-controlled LGAs possess dubious figures of collected PVCs in 2 years
…group tasks INEC, DSS, Police on fraudulent spike in trend
As political parties conclude electioneering campaigns for the February 23, general elections across the country, a research body, Edo Socio-economic Research Group, has raised an alarm over what it fears may be a ‘systemic rigging plot’ by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State.
In a statement issued in Benin City, the Edo State capital on Thursday, the group said that its latest research on the distribution of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) across the state, revealed that “the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) collected in two (2) local governments of Edo State (Oredo and Ovia North East) in the last two years (2016 to 2018) exceeded the total number of PVCs collected in those LGAs in sixteen years, from 1999 to 2016.”
According to the group’s findings, the number of PVCs collected in Oredo Local Government Area from 1999 to 2016 was 151,010 (one hundred and fifty one thousand, ten).
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target=_blank>Arsenal thump BATE to reach Europa League last 16

Arsenal reached the last 16 of the Europa League by comfortably seeing off BATE Borisov 3-0 on Thursday and overturning a first-leg deficit that had threatened one of the tournament favourites with elimination.
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target=_blank>Rescheduled polls: Obaseki assures of adequate security, releases emergency response center numbers

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has assured voters in the state of adequate security to ensure peaceful conduct of the rescheduled general elections, calling on the people to come out en masse to exercise their franchise to deepen democracy in the country.
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target=_blank>Army, police probe officers who ‘endorsed Buhari’

The Nigerian Army and the Police said they have commenced investigations into pictures of soldiers and policemen seen doing the “4 + 4” sign, President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign signature.
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Premier League 2019/20 season to start on August 10

The 2019/20 English Premier League season will begin on Saturday, August 10, officials announced Thursday, with the transfer window closing two days earlier.
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