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2019 Elections: All Is Set For Saturday’s Poll - INEC

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Less than two days to the rescheduled 2019 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) has disclosed that all is set for the deployment of voting materials to the 774 Local Government Areas of the country.

The Akwa Ibom State Government has dismissed as unfounded and mischievous statements credited to the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole and former Senate Minority leader and chieftain of APC, Godswill Akpabio,of an unholy alliance between the state government and the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, to the extent of influencing the placements of ad hoc staff among other malicious allegations.

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, will on Wednesday (today) brief heads of diplomatic missions and international organisations accredited to monitor elections in Nigeria on INEC preparations for the elections.

Ebola Scare Rocks Uganda Over Suspected Death

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Ugandan authorities yesterday announced that thirteen people have been quarantined following their contact with a body suspected to have been infected with Ebola Virus.

President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) and Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) advanced Cancer treatment center on Saturday in Idi Araba, Lagos. According to NAN, the cancer center was established to provide proper tertiary healthcare for Nigerian Cancer patients.

The numbers of individuals whom got infected with lassa fever since the beginning of year 2019 has rose to two hundred and thirteen (213) this week, out of which 42 of them have died. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) declared the outbreak of the disease after sixty persons were confirmed to have contracted the disease from across the eight states in the first two weeks of January, 2019 alone.

Nigeria Economy The Best In Africa - PWC

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Nigeria can be once again called the giant of Africa as reports available indicate that Nigeria Gross Domestic Point (GDP) is currently the leading economy on the continent according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

The Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has announced that plans have been put in place to introduce a new financing scheme, which will address the gaps in the Bank of Industry (BOI) funding initiative of the the oil and gas sector.

2019 Elections: PMS To Be Sold At N140

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The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has directed its members across the federation to sell Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) at N140 as part of the association’s contribution towards encouraging voters to participate in the rescheduled electoral processes.

Arsenal FC has appointed former Mountain of Fire and Miracles (MFM) FC assistant coach, Marcellinus Anyanwu as the coach of the under 17 team at the Arsenal Soccer School in Dubai. According to Brila.net, Anyanwu in 2013 made his mark in UAE, when his team the Holy Trinity Anglican Church won the Inter-Church Festival Football Tournament.

Asisat’s Brace Not Enough To See Barcelona Through

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Asisat Oshoala scored Brace on Wednesday against Recreativo Huelva was not enough to Barcelona Femeni as they were defeated 3 - 2 for the first time this season.

Former NFF Secretary General Passes On

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Chief Taiwo Ogunjobi, former Secretary General of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), is dead. Ogunjobi, until his death was the Chairman of Osun Football Association.

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President Buhari Meets Security Chiefs Ahead Of Saturday’s Polls

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Nigeria’s security chiefs, on Tuesday, 19th February, disclosed that they will not allow the forthcoming elections in the country to be disrupted.

WhatsApp is set to introduce a new feature which will give users option to accept or reject group invites.  According to WhatsApp BetaInfo, the feature is in three levels, everyone (the current setting), which allows everyone add the user to a group, My Contacts, which only allows those in the user's contact list, and Nobody which when enabled automatically blocks group invites.

Fashion Designer Karl Lagerfeld Dies At 85

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Legendary haute-couture designer and creative director of French Luxury Fashion House Chanel, Karl Otto Lagerfeld has died at aged 85 today, at a hospital in Neiilly-sur-Seine outside Paris.

President Fattah Al-Sisi

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Egypt's parliament has giving preliminary approval to constitutional changes that would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power beyond 2022 after the end of his second term.