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Lagos collapsed school building shows criminal negligence of Nigerian govts

14 March 2019 10 people have been reported dead when a building in Lagos that also housed the Ohen Nursery and Primary School, and residential apartments, caved in around 10am yesterday. No one is quite sure about the casualty figures. Nigerian emergency services claimed that 37 people were rescued alive. The building, according to Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, had …

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Enugu State governor Ugwuanyi’s “project”

13 March 2019 Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State was reelected last Saturday by a landslide. He got 449,935 “votes”, while his closest rival from the All Progressives Congress (APC) received 10,423 “votes”. Ayogu Eze, of the APC called the results “phantom”. However, apart from the questionable results that secured a second term for Ugwuanyi, he didn’t take any chances …

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EU: Nigerian state elections marred by ‘systemic failings’

11 March 2019 International observers have condemned accusations of violence and intimidation during the highly-contested state elections. State governors wield a considerable amount of power and influence in Nigerian politics. Nigeria’s presidential election may have officially wrapped up, but the country is still awaiting the final results of Saturday’s state elections which could have a significant impact on the country’s …

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AAC candidate for Enugu State governor ends up “not voting for himself”!

11 March 2019 An old quote that has been incorrectly attributed to Joseph Stalin has been given a new lease of life in Nigeria: ‘Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.’ Chidi Nwanyanwu, the African Action Congress (AAC) candidate for Enugu State governor, allegedly told a friend that he voted for himself in Saturday’s (s)election and the official results ended …

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British High Commission in Nigeria “extremely concerned” about use of military to rig the (s)election in Rivers State

10 March 2019 The voting yesterday for the governorship and state assembly of Rivers State appears to have turned into a predictable orgy of violence. The state is tagged as the “Rivers of Blood” because the criminal politics there involves a higher rate of violence than in other parts of the country. Videos have been circulating all over social media …

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Nigeria to hold local elections amid fears of violence

8 March 2019 Security analysts warn there is a risk of election-related violence in parts of the country. Millions of Nigerians are expected to cast their ballots on Saturday in local elections, two weeks after the country’s presidential and legislative polls were marred by violence and fraud allegations. On the eve of the vote, which will see governorship and state …

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