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2019 Elections: Kwara CP Egbetokun Promises Level Playing Ground

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The new Commissioner of Police in Kwara, Kayode Egbetokun, has said in his maiden press conference in Ilorin on Sunday, criminals have no place in the state as it would be too hot for them.  The new CP also said he is committed to human rights and protection of lives and property.  He said criminals will have to either change their ways or relocate to other states.

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Egbetokun appealed to the people of Kwara to always support the police command, adding that he would need the support of the people to succeed in his assignment.

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The CP said he was in Kwara to discharge his duty with vigor, honor and integrity.

He expressed satisfaction with arrangement already on ground as regard preparation of the police for the coming elections.  He promised to provide a level playing ground for all political parties in the state.

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Falana Calls For Visa Ban, Prosecution Of El-Rufai For ‘Body Bags’ Threats

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Falana Says El-Rufai May Be Prosecuted For 'Body Bags' Threats

A sage in Nigeria’s legal profession, Senior Advocate of Nigeria and human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, says Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, may be prosecuted at the end of his tenure for his threat of sending back in body bags foreigners who interfere with Nigeria’s elections.

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Falana was speaking at an event in Lagos honoring Beko Ransome-Kuti at the secratariat of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, CDHR.  The activist lawyer has urged international communities to impose a visa ban on El-Rufai.

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He also said El-Rufai’s threat to attack and kill foreign election observers in Nigeria constitutes an infraction of the 2010 electoral act.

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‘Leaked’ Audio Is A Wilful Defamation, Tinubu Reacts To Vote-Buying Allegation

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'Leaked' Audio Is A Wilful Defamation, Tinubu Reacts To Vote Buying Allegation

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to leaked audio, where he was reportedly quoted as bargaining with electorates for their votes in exchange for money.  Tinubu says the audio is a wilful defamation.  He also said the perpetrators have crossed the line into the impermissible.

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The leaked audio sounded like Tinubu addressing a meeting of APC supporters in Lagos last week.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Tinubu said the audio was meant to paint him in a poor light.  He said in the statement that politics is an arena where mischief and exaggeration may not be the best craft but are permitted excesses of the trade.

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The statement said the leaked audio grossly mis-translates Tinubu’s statements to imply corruption and election malpractice.

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Friday Public Holiday Is To Prepare Nigerians To Exercise Franchise – Buhari

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Friday Public Holiday Is To Enable Franchise - President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has declared Friday a public holiday.  The president says this is for Nigerians to prepare for the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly election.

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Many had used last week’s similar work free day to travel to their home towns and villages where they are registered to vote.  The postponement of the election took everybody back to his work station.  Now that trip has to be made again if they are to exercise their franchise to vote in this election.

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