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Real Madrid hands out diplomas to 11 Nigerian coaches

30 March 2019 Diplomas awarded to teachers in charge of the first training course in Nigeria The school will be opened in May in collaboration with the Rivers State government. The managing director of the Real Madrid Foundation, Julio González, handed out diplomas to the 11 coaches in Nigeria who came to Madrid to receive training. These coaches learned about the Real Madrid Foundation’s work methodology …

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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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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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The house Uche Secondus is building

14 February 2019 The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is building the mansion above in his hometown of Ikuru in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State. He became national chairman of the PDP in December 2017 with the backing of Nyesom Wike, the governor of oil-rich Rivers State. Secondus was also a two-term state chairman of …

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Nigeria’s alleged plans to block internet access during elections is illegal

2 February 2019 On Thursday, the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike alleged that Nigeria’s federal government, using the National Security Adviser (NSA) had instructed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to work with internet service providers to shutdown internet access during the elections. The presidential (s)election is just two weeks away. Wike claimed: “NSA has met with INEC to …

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