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Today's Headlines: Fire Razes Kano Market, 3 Jigawa Villages, INEC Chair Must Go–Melaye Insists

Fire Razes Kano Market, 3 Jigawa Villages

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Three villages were razed by fire in Kiyawa Local Government Area (LGA) in Jigawa State.

The fire reportedly consumed houses, livestock, farm produce and other valuables in Malamawar Dangoli, Karangi, and Kwalele villages of Kiyawa LGA.

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INEC Chair Must Go–Melaye Insists

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One of the spokespersons for Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dino Melaye has insisted that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmud Yakubu, must resign.

The former lawmaker gave the demand in a post via his Twitter handle on Saturday.

Melaye’s call is coming against the backdrop of threat of lawsuit by Yakubu on the allegation that he rigged the presidential election by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Recall that the party had called for the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to investigate the INEC boss over alleged manipulation of election results.

The PDP said the call followed further review of the “the widely-condemned infractions, brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results”.

PDP alleged that INEC subverted the will of Nigerians in the just concluded February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

LP Threatens Nationwide Protest At INEC Protest Over BVAS

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Labour Party (LP) has threatened to protest at the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) nationwide over the Commission’s failure to allow it to inspect materials used for the presidential election of February 25th, 2023. 

The party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi had sought an order from the Court of Appeal to prevent INEC from reconfiguring the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). But the court gave the Commission permission to reconfigure it and asked that Obi be given access to inspect the materials.

We’ll arrest anyone that rejects old Naira notes in Ekiti — Oyebanji

Governor Biodun Oyebanji of Ekiti has said the government would arrest and prosecute traders and service providers who reject the old N500 and N1,000 denominations.

In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Yinka Olubode and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Ado-Ekiti, Oyebanji appealed to traders and business owners in the state to stop creating hardship for residents.

The governor explained that the old N500 and N1000 denominations remained legal tender by virtue of the ruling of the Supreme Court which extended its validity date till December 31.

Oyebanji said that his office had been inundated with the outcry of the people due to the hardship being faced as a result of the low circulation of the newly redesigned Naira notes.

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