Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Tag "violence"

    Chaos as Lagos task force breaks into homes to seize okada

Chaos as Lagos task force breaks into homes to seize okada

Officials of the Lagos state task force, on Wednesday, broke into apartments at Iyana-Ipaja area of the state to seize motorcycles. The incident, which happened at Raji Rasaki street in the area, sparked off violence as youths lit bonfires and formed barricades in the street. The youths wielding sticks protested against the action. TheCable learnt the task force team seized 10 motorcycles from [...]

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    Women undergo self-defence training against violence, sexual assault

Women undergo self-defence training against violence, sexual assault

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    Violence has reduced drastically in Nigeria, says Buhari

Violence has reduced drastically in Nigeria, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says violence and conflicts in the country have reduced drastically owing to operations by security agencies. In his Christmas message to Nigerians, Buhari asked citizens to make extra effort to live in peace and harmony with their neighbours, irrespective of differences. The president urged insurgents, kidnappers and armed robbers to retrace their steps and join the people of goodwill [...]

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    Be mindful of the CSOs you accredit to monitor elections, Yahaya Bello tells INEC

Be mindful of the CSOs you accredit to monitor elections, Yahaya Bello tells INEC

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission to be mindful of the civil society organisation accredited to monitor elections. Some of the CSOs which monitored Saturday's governorship and senatorial rerun elections had raised the alarm over irregularities, citing instances. But speaking in an interview on Channels Television, Bello said the organisations that rated the elections poorly [...]

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    You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

You were elected president because votes counted in 2015, CDD tells Buhari

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescue the nation's democracy from imminent collapse. Speaking on the recent elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the very foundation of Nigeria’s democracy is facing serious challenges. Hassan condemned the violence and disruptions in the two states, saying many voters were disenfranchised as a [...]

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    Elections: Foreign observers speak on violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Elections: Foreign observers speak on violence in Kogi, Bayelsa

Some international observers who monitored the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states have condemned the widespread violence during the polls. In a statement on Sunday, the observers, who are from Austria, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States, said some of their members witnessed  violence and intimidation. They lamented the attempt to prevent the media, the electoral body [...]

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    YIAGA: We’ll expose any illegality during Bayelsa guber poll

YIAGA: We’ll expose any illegality during Bayelsa guber poll

YIAGA Africa, a civil society organisation, has vowed to expose any form of manipulation during the Bayelsa governorship election. In a statement, the group said its observers will keep providing up-to-date information as events unfold during the poll. YIAGA Africa urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure proper coordination with security agencies for the safety of personnel and materials. "As one [...]

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    Jonathan: When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs

Jonathan: When votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs like dogs

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says when citizens' votes begin to count, politicians will stop recruiting thugs. He described the signals coming from Kogi and Bayelsa states as "disturbing". He said people are already being killed before the governorship elections scheduled for Saturday. Jonathan spoke in Port Harcourt during the presentation of a book by Gabriel Toby, a former deputy governor of Rivers, on [...]

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    Kogi election might be bloody, CDD warns

Kogi election might be bloody, CDD warns

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says the incidents of violence can affect voters turnout during the governorship election in Kogi state. In a statement jointly signed by Adele Jinadu, CDD chairman, and Idayat Hassan, the director, the organisation said the language being used by politicians in the state can affect voter confidence and the credibility of the process. The CDD [...]

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    Group expresses concern over abuse of girls

Group expresses concern over abuse of girls

The West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), a regional peacebuilding organisation, has expressed concern over the continuous abuse of girl child in the country. In a statement on Thursday, Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, WANEP board chair, said the spate of conflicts across communities in the north is having negative impact on girls. She spoke in commemoration of the 2019 international day of the girl child [...]

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    Aisha Buhari breaks silence as world marks Girl Child Day

Aisha Buhari breaks silence as world marks Girl Child Day

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has broken her silence to commemorate the International Day of the Girl Child. The wife of the president suddenly stopped making comments on national issues, and has not been seen on public occasions for some time. In a tweet to commemorate the Girl Child Day on Friday, the first lady said parents need to protect their [...]

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Edo assembly: ‘We’ll not tolerate acts of violence over new leadership, says Obaseki

Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, has warned that his government would not tolerate acts of violence from individuals and groups in the state. According to NAN, the Obaseki issued the warning through a statement by Paul Ohonbamu, the state commissioner for communication and orientation, in Benin, on Wednesday. He also threatened to be decisive in dealing warning with offenders. “The warning is coming [...]

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    Police: We’ve uncovered plans to disrupt May 29 handover in Ogun

Police: We’ve uncovered plans to disrupt May 29 handover in Ogun

The Ogun state police command says it has uncovered plans by some persons to disrupt the May 29 handover ceremony in the state. In a statement on Tuesday, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command's spokesman, said all forms of rallies or procession in public spaces in the state should be suspended. Oyeyemi said "some enemies of peace" have planned to hold rallies disguised in [...]

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    Abuja residents: Police frustrating our plan to protest violence against women

Abuja residents: Police frustrating our plan to protest violence against women

Some residents of Abuja have accused the federal capital territory (FCT) police command of frustrating their plan to protest the violence against women. In a statement on Thursday, the group said twice, the police command rejected their letter for a proposed march against what they term violence against women in Abuja. Some of the women arrested during raids conducted by the [...]

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    INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

INEC officials ‘seek transfer’ from Rivers over election violence

Some Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) workers are seeking to be transferred out of Rivers state owing to the outbreak of violence during elections in the state. According to Punch, some of the workers expressed concerns for their lives and safety, adding that they are gripped with fear when election approaches. One of the workers, identified simply as Cordelia, reportedly said the workers panic heightened [...]

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    Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

Police deploy over 15,000 personnel for Rivers election

The Rivers state police command says it will leave no stone unturned in ensuring maximum security during the governorship election on Saturday. In a statement on Friday, Usman Belel, the state commissioner of police, said the force had deployed 15,544 of its troops to various parts of the state as part of its effort to curb violence and ensure the safety [...]

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