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Ekiti poll short of global best practices, electoral standards – observers

A coalition of domestic and international election observers accredited to observe the July 14 governorship poll in Ekiti State, on Tuesday addressed newsmen at the Pathfinders Hotel in Ado Ekiti, state capital and discredited the poll with their reports, insisting that last Saturday election that produced All Progressive Congress (APC)’s Kayode Fayemi as Governor-elect, falls short of global best practices and electoral standards as a result of lapses in the way a section of the large deployment of security agents conducted themselves, among other electoral related challenges.

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Pro-restructuring rally in Benue : Why we stopped South, M-Belt leaders’ trip to Benue – NAF

The Nigerian Air Force, yesterday, explained the circumstances that surrounded its denying landing permit in Makurdi for the aircraft that was to have conveyed Southern leaders to the Middle Belt Forum conference on restructuring on Monday, saying it received information that the plane initially hired for the flight had some ‘snags’.

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