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Latest News In Nigeria Today 12th March 2019



Nigeria Newspapers Headlines Today News & Update

1. Benue decides: INEC announces winner of Konshisha/Vandeikya Federal constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared winner of the Saturday’s elections for the Konshisha/Vandeikya Federal Constituency seat.

INEC declared Mr Herman Hembe of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) winner of the election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rescheduled polls were held in polling units where irregularities occurred during the Feb 23 Presidential and National Assembly polls.

2.EEDC harps on safety as NEMSA releases latest ranking

The Enugu Electricity Distribution PLC (EEDC) has urged electricity consumers to continue shunning acts that could endanger their lives and that of others.

The power distribution company said this as it emerged overall first position in the 2018 cumulative Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency (NEMSA) Safety ranking.

NEMSA is an agency of government responsible for ensuring safety of lives and property in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

The EEDC moved from the fifth position, which it occupied in the 2016 ranking to first position in the 2017 ranking; and has retained the first position in the 2018 ranking.

The result of the ranking was released in a presentation by the Managing Director/CEO, NEMSA and Chief Electrical Inspector of the Federation, Engr. Peter O. Esewor.

It was gathered from the report that in the course of the year under review, EEDC consistently maintained the first position in eight out of twelve months.

3.Ethiopian Airline crash: Death of Adesanmi, Bashua, Safi sad, shocking – Dabiri-Erewa

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has described the death of three Nigerians in the Diaspora in the Ethiopian Airline crash on Sunday as sad and shocking.

The affected Nigerians in the ill- fated airline were Prof. Pius Adesanmi of Carlton University, Canada, Ambassador Abiodun Bashua and Mr. Karim Safi, one of the most active youths in Europe.

Dabiri-Erewa in a statement by her media aide, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, said the death of the Nigerians was very painful at this crucial time of diaspora development in Africa.

The presidential aide in the statement made available to DAILY POST Tuesday morning, said, “They all died in the active service of helping and contributing to the growth of Diaspora not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.

4. INEC releases list of 32 elected members of Oyo Assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of the thirty-two persons, who have been elected to represent the thirty-two state constituencies in the 9th Assembly in the state.

The list obtained by DAILY POST Tuesday morning showed that twenty-six of the elected members are from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), five of them are from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), while one of them is from the Action Democratic Party (ADP).

It indicated that twenty-nine of the elected members are new, while only three of them are returning lawmakers.

5. Adamawa guber: APC reacts to inconclusive election

The Adamawa Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected the result of Saturday’s governorship election in some local government areas in the state.

DAILY POST reports that INEC on Monday announced that Saturday’s governorship election in the state was inconclusive because the number of votes cancelled was higher than the margin between the leading PDP candidate and the first runner up, APC candidate.

But reacting, Mustafa Salihu, APC National Vice Chairman, North East, announced the rejection on Monday in Yola.
Salihu alleged that the governorship election that was declared inconclusive by INEC was full of irregularities, NAN reports.

He said, “We want to bring into the notice of the public serious irregularities associated with the just-concluded governorship election. As a party, we reject this result in totality.”
“Because there are evidences that voting process were compromised, in a lot of Polling Units, Card Readers were not used. There were over voting and our agents were chased away, ” Salihu said.

6. Real Madrid contact Chelsea over Hazard move as Zidane returns

Real Madrid have made contact with Chelsea about a summer deal for Eden Hazard, the UK Telegraph reports.

The LaLiga club is already planning Zinedine Zidane’s first big transfer, after his return was confirmed on Monday.

It is believed Real made contact with Chelsea about Hazard, shortly before they announced Zidane would be their new head coach on Monday.

Hazard is a huge admirer of Zidane as a coach and named the French legend as his idol growing up.

Chelsea’s transfer ban could block Hazard from joining Real, as Chelsea would be unable to sign a replacement. However, the club is hopeful the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) will overrule FIFA’s decision to snub a request to freeze the suspension during the appeal process.

The Blues value Hazard at £100million, even though his current deal expires next summer.

Zidane has reportedly been handed a £300m transfer kitty.

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