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INEC Officials Arriving Pooling Booth Photo by Timileyhin Okunuga

Reporter’s Diary: A Day With Political Thugs, Soldiers, And Vote Buyers

Reporter’s Diary: A Day With Political Thugs, Soldiers, And Vote Buyers

A reporter’s account of how political thugs, soldiers and vote buyers had a field day during an election It was early morning on March 9, the day Nigeria held the governorship and State House of Assembly elections. I had visited one of the polling units, Units 020/021, in Agbado, Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun

Killing of Soldiers

Killing of Soldiers: Residents Flee Abonnema

Port Harcourt Residents of Abonnema, headquarters of Akuku Toru local government area of Rivers State have been leaving the town in droves following the alleged killing of three soldiers by people suspected to be cultists.A source in the community said the soldiers were killed when they raided the site of an illegal local petroleum refinery

Polls: Mixed Feelings Trail Deployment of Soldiers

The deployment of soldiers ahead of Saturday’s Presidential election is sparking mixed reactions among residents in Lagos and Ogun state. While some residents see the deployment as a welcome development, others are lamenting that the roadblocks mounted by the soldiers on major roads have resulted to traffic gridlock, adding that their presence is intimidating. TELL,

UN to Plead for 54 Convicted soldiers

The United Nations has disclosed plans to take appropriate action over the imminent execution of 54 soldiers sentenced to death by the Nigerian Army. In a letter to the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Summary or Arbitrary Executions, stated that the UN is considering appropriate action, including

Death Sentence On 54 soldiers Genocidal — Falana

Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has described as “genocidal” the recent sentencing of 54 soldiers to death by an army court martial. While strongly condemning the death sentence, Falana said the convicted soldiers, the second set to be condemned to death, had been sent on a suicide mission by army authorities ill-equipped and poorly

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