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Ondo 2020: INEC Declares Akeredolu Winner



The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared Governor Rotimi Akeredolu winner of the Saturday October 10th governorship election in Ondo State.

The Ondo State Election Chief Returning Officer, Prof Idowu Olayinka, made the announcement on Sunday, 11th October at the INEC headquarters in Akure.

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Having polled 292,830 votes, Akeredolu defeated the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Eyitayo Jegede, who got 195,791 votes, and the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, of the Zenith Labour Party, who came in third with 69,127 votes.

“I hereby certify that I am the returning officer of the Ondo State election and that the election was conducted and the candidates received the following votes – Oluwarotimi Akeredolu got 292,830, Eyitayo Jegede got 195,791 and Agboola Ajayi got 69,127.

“That Oluwarotimi Akeredolu secured the highest number of votes among the 17 contestants.

“Consequently, having satisfied the requirements of the law, I hereby declare Akeredolu as the winner and he is hereby returned elected.” the chief returning officer said.

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FG to Install One Million Electricity Meters Across Nigeria




Minister of Power- ELECTRICITY

The Federal government of Nigeria on Monday said it would install at least one million Electricity Meters in the residents of unmetered electricity consumers before the end of this year.

Minister of power, Sale Mamman, said this in a series of tweets posted via the official twitter handle of the office of the minister of power.

Mamman said the president, Muhammadu Buhari had directed a mass metering Programme for the power sector starting immediately.

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The Minister stated that the Federal government was creating job opportunities for Nigerian youths in the power sector through key programmes.

He said the five million solar home system project, mass metering scheme, among others, were some of the projects.

Mamman, who disclosed this during a stakeholder meeting in Jalingo, Taraba state, addressed youths on the need to foster peace and harmony.

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COVID-19: Protests Takes Place Across Italy Over Restrictions





Protests took place across Italy on Monday over new restrictions to curb the country’s second wave of COVID-19.

Clashes were reported in the northern cities of Milan and Turin, where petrol bombs were thrown at officers.

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In Milan tear gas was used to disperse protesters, and thousands of people gathered in the centre of Naples.

The demonstrations began soon after the national government’s order to close restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas came into effect at 6pm local time.

Many regions have also imposed night-time COVID-19 curfews – including Lombardy, Milan and Piedmont, Turin.

The violence was blamed on extremist agitators and police said 28 people had been arrested in Milan alone.

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Ogun Police Command: Wanted Cult Leader Arrested at Scene of Robbery




Ogun State

Policemen attached to Ogijo division, Ogun State Police Command have arrested a notorious Eiye confraternity leader who has been on the wanted list of the command.

The suspect, 26yrs old Akibu Tikare was arrested on Saturday 24th October following a distress call received at Ogijo division at about 9:30 pm that a group of armed robbers were operating between Gbaga and Kamalu area of Ogijo robbing people of their belongings at gun point.

This was disclosed in a press release by the PPRO, Ogun State police command DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi.

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According to the press release, on receiving the information, the DPO Ogijo division, CSP Muhammed Baba quickly led his men to the scene with some members of vigilante group where the suspect was arrested with a locally made double barre short gun in his possession.

Although other members of his group who he claimed came from Ikorod and Owutu area of Lagos State had escaped.

Some of the victims have identified him as one of those that robbed them of their properties including but not limited to phones and cash

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Edward A. Ajogun has directed the immediate transfer of the suspect to State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence department for discreet investigation. He also directed that the escaped members of the gang must be apprehended in order to put a permanent end to the gang operation in the State.

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The African Union and Africa CDC will virtually rollout the Partnership to Accelerate COVID-19 Testing (PACT) in Africa tomorrow 4 June, 2020 at 11.00 am Eastern Africa Time.

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