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The United Kingdom has threatened to ban politicians who resort to electoral violence, ahead of the Ondo and Edo governorship elections.

This was contained in a statement posted on Twitter by the UK Embassy in Nigeria on Tuesday.

The British government warned that it would seize the assets of such persons and confirmed it would be sending observers to monitor the conduct of the polls in the two states.

“The UK takes a strong stand against election-related violence and, just as we did in the general election in 2019, will continue to take action against individuals we identify as being responsible for violence during the elections.

“This could include restrictions on their eligibility to travel to the UK, restrictions on access to UK based assets or prosecution under international law.

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“The UK will continue to provide support and engagement as we move towards these elections. We urge INEC, the Police and all other agencies involved to work together to deliver free, fair and credible elections,” it read in part.

It also confirmed that the UK High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has met with leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and called for a hitch-free election.

The warning from the UK comes a day after the United States of America (USA) placed a visa ban against individuals who compromised recent governorship elections.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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BBNaija 2020: Viewers can now join NLC protests – Shehu Sani reacts as Laycon wins show

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Former Kaduna lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has reacted to the emergence of Laycon as the winner of the BBNaija season 5 reality show.

Laycon on Sunday emerged winner of the Lockdown edition after he scored the highest votes at 60%.

The 24-year-old music artist won the grand prize worth N85 million, ahead of Dorathy, Nengi, Neo and Vee.

Reacting, Sani in a tweet via his official Twitter handle congratulated Laycon and urged viewers of the BBNaija TV reality show to now join the Organised Labour to protest on Monday.

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Sani tweeted: “Congratulations Laycon #BBNaijaFinale; Viewers can now join the NLC protest.”

DAILY POST recalls that the Organised Labour in Lagos State has said all sectors would be shut from Monday.

Deputy Vice President, Nigeria Labour Congress, Amaechi Asogwuni, stated this at a news conference on Sunday.

The labour leader appealed to Nigerians to join the protest.

“No airport will be in operation in Nigeria; banks are not expected to function, so no business owners should risk himself, for Nigerian workers have taken that decision,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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“We are the workers, and we are withdrawing our services; we have the right to do so because protests are our constitutional right. And I believe we will enforce it; schools shall remain closed until this action ends.”

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The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the price of petroleum products in Nigeria will reduce when Aliko Dangote’s refinery and other modular refineries come on stream.

Mohammed hinted that the first modular refinery with the capacity to refine 5,000 barrels of petroleum products daily would be inaugurated in October in Imo State.

He said this on Sunday in an interview aired in Yoruba language on radio.

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Mohammed said the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration is performing well in spite of the dwindling revenues.

He reiterated that government policies were in the best interest of the nation.

Mohammed explained that the federal government spent N10.4 trillion on fuel subsidy from 2006 to 2019.

According to him, subsidy can no longer be sustained under the prevailing economic conditions.

“Revenues and foreign exchange earnings by the government have fallen by almost 60 per cent due to the downturn in the fortunes of the oil sector. There is no provision for subsidy in the revised 2020 budget. So where will the subsidy money come from?” NAN quoted him as saying

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