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#OsunDecides2018: INEC formally announces results – LIVE-UPDATES



APC, PDP, SDP, others battle in crucial election

The electoral commission, INEC, has commenced the formal announcement of results at the INEC headquarters in Osogbo, Osun State.

PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported the results as announced in each local government collation centre in Osun where the governorship election held on Saturday.

Those results are now being formally announced at the INEC headquarters.

Although 48 political parties are taking part in the election, five are considered major contenders. They are APC, ADC, ADP, PDP and SDP.

The results of the five major parties in the election as announced at the INEC headquarters are as follows.

Boluwaduro Local Government

APC- 3843

ADC- 69

ADP- 858

PDP- 3779

SDP- 1766

Atakunmosa West LGA

APC- 5019

ADC- 106

ADP- 718

PDP- 5401

SDP- 1570

Ifedayo Local Government Area

APC- 3182

ADC- 52

ADP- 176

PDP- 3374

SDP- 1377

Ede South LGA

ADC 83
ADP 357
APC 4512
PDP 16793
SDP 855


Why I did not attend signing of peace accord — Atiku



Why I did not attend signing of peace accord — Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, said on Tuesday that he did not receive any invitation to take part at the signing of a peace accord for 2019 presidential candidates.

“I can confirm” that Mr Abubakar “did not receive any formal invitation to the signing of the peace pact,” Paul Ibe, a spokesperson for the former vice-president, said in a statement Tuesday afternoon.

The clarification comes moments after PREMIUM TIMES reported that Mr Abubakar was absent at the signing of the accord at the International Conference Centre. President Muhammadu Buhari arrived at the event shortly after 3:00 p.m., and he signed the agreement which was brokered by the National Peace Committee, led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state.

Some presidential candidates were said to be present alongside Mr Buhari, but many others like Kingsley Moghalu and Oby Ezekwesili were absent, PREMIUM TIMES observed.

Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC) told PREMIUM TIMES he was not invited, either.

However, Matthew Kukah, a Catholic bishop and one of the the proponents of the accord, told PREMIUM TIMES the committee “absolutely” sent invitation Mr Abubakar, who is the main challenger to Mr Buhari at the general elections coming up in February.

Abdulsalami Abubakar and Mr Kukah led presidential candidates to sign a similar accord in 2015, a measure that was widely deemed crucial to the peaceful outcome of that contentious election.

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Father strangles his 3 children to death, hangs himself in Akwa-Ibom




A 36-year-old man, Achibong Patrick, who hails from Akwa-Ibom and a father of four, has strangled all his children to death.

Patrick also hanged himself to death and set ablaze his home in Alesa, Eleme Local Government of Rivers State.

The motive behind the gruesome incident is yet unknown, but neighbours woke up on Tuesday to witness the hideous story of an entire family wipe out, save Patrick’s wife.

Confirming the ugly development to SaharaReporters, Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said the children were aged five, six and eight, and were “strangled to death by their father, who also hanged himself and set the house on fire.

“Their corpses have been evacuated and deposited at the morgue, while investigations continue to unravel the mysteries behind the unfortunate incident,” Omoni added.


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Mozambique discovers 30,000 ghost workers on payroll




The government of Mozambique says an audit of the civil service payroll has revealed about 30,000 ghost workers. It said some were paid for jobs they hadn’t done, others were dead or fictitious.

The fraud cost an estimated $250 million

(£200m) over two years, according to the civil service minister Carmelita Namashulua.

The audit was carried out to assess the effectiveness of officials in the country, which has been ranked as the 153rd most corrupt in the 2017 Transparency International Index.

About 348,000 workers were assessed, the minister said.

The Mozambican government outlined plans earlier this year to try to control public spending.



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