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Bayelsa Gov Election: It’s Mandatory To Use Smart Card Readers —INEC Boss

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said it is mandatory to deploy smart card readers in the prosecution of the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.

A series of tweets via the Commission’s verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria confirmed this on Thursday.

Yakubu spoke at the stakeholders meeting in Yenagoa on Thursday.

The meeting also featured the signing of Peace Accord by stakeholders in the presence of the Chairman Traditional Rulers Council of Bayelsa State, King Alfred Diete Spiff; and representative of the Christian Association of Nigeria and that of the Chief Imam.

Yakubu said,”The Smart Card Readers have been configured and will be added to other sensitive materials and delivered together.

“Once again, let me reiterate that it is mandatory to use the SCRs for voter accreditation and authentication.”

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Gunmen scatter scheduled COVID-19 meeting in Kogi, steal documents, destroy offices

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Unknown gunmen on Wednesday attacked staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja who were planning a press conference to pressure the Federal Government into establishing a COVID-19 screening centre in the state.

We gathered that the gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people away, then went to the records and admin department where they seized laptops and destroyed a few things. They ransacked the Medical Director’s office, too.

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Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and deposits bodies of victims in septic tank arrested in Rivers

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Horror on the loose: kidnapper who kills and kills and deposits bodies of victims arrested in Rivers

The Rivers State Police Command said its Anti-kidnapping Unit has arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, Anthony Ndubuisi, during a sting operation. 

Ndubuisi, who hails from Imo State but resides in Umuebulu Etche Local Council Area of Rivers, has carried out several kidnappings and killings of victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian.

A statement by the command said, “Operatives of the Anti-kidnapping Unit in a sting operation yesterday 29/6/20202 at about 1330hrs, arrested a notorious kidnapper and serial killer, one Anthony Ndubuisi from Ngo-Okpala in Imo State but who resides at Umuebulu Etche LGA. 

“The suspect, who was arrested through intelligence, upon interrogation confessed to have carried out several kidnappings and killings of his victims including three foreign nationals and a Nigerian. The recent, being the kidnapping and killing of one Ajumiene Offor, who was lured from Aba to his house for a business transaction but kidnapped and killed on 9/6/2020.”

However, during the course of investigation, the suspect led policemen to his house at Umuebulu where he pointed to a septic tank that contained the bodies of his victims. 

“On exhumation, we recovered three human skulls and decomposing body of his recent victim. 

“They have been evacuated and taken to the mortuary for autopsy,” the police statement added.

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