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Reports coming in from Rivers State reveals that the Independent National Electoral Commission says it has cancelled elections in Bonny Local Government Area of Rivers after voting failed to take off there today.

The commission’s spokesperson in Rivers State, Edwin Enabor, confirmed the decision to PREMIUM TIMES on Saturday afternoon.

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He said elections in the area would now hold on another date to be set by the commission.

“In Bonny, there was no at all,” said Mr Enabor, adding that: “the exercise there has been postponed. It will hold on another day.”

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported how elections could not hold in the area after protesting APC members stopped materials and personnel from leaving the there.

The APC supporters reportedly alleged that the ballot papers deployed to the area were fake.

A resident, Opuade Abbey, said the area had been taken over by armed security operatives including soldiers.

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The development in Bonny may affect the results of Rivers southeast senatorial district and Bonny/Degema federal constituency elections.

Elsewhere, in Okrika Local Government Area, Mr Enabor said sensitive materials for one ward was diverted.

“Therefore voting did not hold in the affected registration area (ward),” he said.

“The position of the commission is that election will be conducted separately for that registration area later.”

In another , about 15 people have allegedly been shot dead in Rivers state during the and National Assembly elections. According to Independent, the victims lost their lives in violence that erupted at Akuku Toru local government area of the state.

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Legit.ng cannot independently verify the authenticity of the report or ascertain the cause of the violence. According to the report, the voting process was affected by the development.

Meanwhile, there were gunshots fired in polling unit 14, ward 8 in Ubima, Rivers state. Ubima is the hometown of ’s minister of transport and director-general of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidential Campaign, Rotimi Amaechi.

A Legit.ng reporter in Ubima confirmed that the gunshots could be heard from Amaechi’s polling unit in the area. A Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officer in the area also sent out an SOS message to her colleagues on phone, calling for security reinforcements.

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(PM News/Legit.ng)

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Muhammadu Buhari has sent the name of Dr Kingsley Isitua Obiora to the Senate for confirmation as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of , CBN.

Buhari’s nomination of Obiorah was contained in a letter sent to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.

A statement signed and sent to DAILY POST by Buhari’s Media Aide, Femi Adesina said: “In a letter to President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, President Buhari said the nomination was in accordance with the provision of Section 8(1) (2) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (Establishment) Act 2007.

“Dr Obiora, upon confirmation by the Senate, replaces Dr Joseph Nnanna, who retires on February 2, 2020.

“Dr Obiora holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, a Masters in Economics from the University of Ibadan, and a Doctorate in Monetary and International Economics, also from the University of Ibadan.

“He is currently an Alternate Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund (IMF) In Washington DC, United States of America.”

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President Buhari departs Nigeria for London Friday

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Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Friday for London to participate in the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit holding on Monday, January 20, 2020.

Hosted by the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, the event, according to the organisers, is expected to bring together African leaders, international business chief executives and heads of international organisations “to create new partnerships that will deliver more investments and jobs” to the benefit of people and businesses in African countries and the United Kingdom.

A statement sent to DAILY POST on Thursday and signed by Femi Adesina said “Apart from highlighting new perspectives on UK-Africa Partnership for Prosperity, issues of Sustainable Finance and Infrastructure; Trade and Investment; Future African Growth Sectors and Clean Energy and Climate, are expected to dominate presentations and discussions during the Summit.

“With the expected take-off of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in mid-2020, the London investment summit will provide with the opportunity to project itself as a leading investment destination for new industries.

“In addition, the summit will deepen Nigeria-United Kingdom investment ties post-Brexit given that Africa currently represents just two per cent of British trade activity, with Nigeria accounting for only 10 per cent of that total.

“The Nigerian delegation to the investment meeting will further showcase what the Federal Government has done through policies and legislations to improve the investment and business climate in the country.

“While in the United Kingdom, President Buhari will hold a meeting with the Head of the Commonwealth, Prince Charles in Glasgow, Scotland.

“The President and his delegation will also have bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Johnson as well as heads of multilateral organisations.
President Buhari will be accompanied to the Summit by Governors Yahaya Bello, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya and Okezie Ikpeazu of Kogi, Gombe and Abia States respectively.

“Also on the entourage are the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama; Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo; the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (retd); and the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar.”

He added that President Buhari is expected back in Abuja next Thursday.

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