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Today's Headlines: Biafra Agitator Simon Ekpa Arrested, Don’t Allow Obi To Escape - LP To Nigerians

Biafra Agitator Simon Ekpa Arrested In Finland

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Security operatives in Finland have arrested pro-Biafra agitator Simon Ekpa. 

Ekpa was arrested by the police in his residence in the Lahti area of the country, a Finnish paper Helsingin Sanomat reported Thursday.

Don’t allow Obi to escape - LP to Nigerians

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Labour Party (LP) has urged Nigerians to vote massively for its presidential flag-bearer Peter Obi on Saturday.

Director of Administration, Obi-datti Presidential Campaign Council, Arch. Mike Nwafor made the appeal on Thursday in a press conference in Ifite-dunu, saying Nigerians could not afford to allow Obi to escape becoming Nigeria’s next President.

Nwafor, who hails from Anambra State as the flag-bearer, urged people of the state to ensure they vote for Obi as their son, expressing confidence in 90 percent votes for him in the entire Southeast.

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Obi cannot win on Saturday – LP State chairmen

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State chairmen of the Labour Party (LP) have declared that the presidential candidate of the party Peter Obi cannot win on Saturday.

This, they said, is because he has neglected the 36 State chairmen in the running of campaign and molibisation activities.  

Alleging neglect by Obi, they said the former Anambra Governor has failed to recognise the important role of the 36 state chapters’ leadership but choose to work with cronies and support groups.

The Gombe State LP chairman and co-ordinating chairman for the 36 States, Sani Abdulsalam, told reporters in Abuja that such tendencies could affect the party’s performance at the polls.

He was accompanied by the national vice chairman (North East), Mohammed Alkali and the Yobe State chairman, Ibrahim Bukar, amongst others.

87m PVCs Collected So Far, Says INEC

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 87 million Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) have so far been collected ahead of the upcoming general elections.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu disclosed this on Thursday at the maiden briefing in the series of his proposed daily press briefing.

He noted that the current voter register contains over 94 million voters, but stated that the Commission will continue to clean it up with technology going forward.

New naira policy has brought hardship to Nigerians – Lawan

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has bemoaned the poor implementation of the naira redesign which has no doubt brought hardship to millions of Nigerians.

Lawan noted that although the policy was laudable its poor implementation had beclouded the merits therein.

The Senate president made this known in a statement he personally signed on Thursday where he sued for peace and urged eligible Nigerians to go out and vote for the All Progressive Party.

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