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Bauchi Re-run: INEC Distributes Sensitive Materials



From Adamu Shehu Imam, Bauchi

Ahead re-run and supplementary elections into Gamawa and Zaki local governments areas of Bauchi State, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says all is set for Saturday’s elections.

This is coming after court ruling sacked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and ordered a re-run into affected local governments as requested by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Sentive Materials Being Inspected By INEC Officials At The CBN, Bauchi. PHOTO: Adamu

Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Abdullahi Ibrahim, disclosed this in an interview with journalists at the Bauchi branch of the Central Bank of Nigeria on the preparation ahead of Saturday’s election.

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According to him, all the sensitive materials were handed over to the INEC officials, and they are all ready for takeoff to the affected local government areas, of the state, that is, Gamawa and Zaki respectively, where the election will hold.

He said “This is usually the last material we will distribute for this election. These are the sensitive materials so we are very ready, the security is okay, we have been assured by all the security agencies that all the materials for this election are secured.”

Sensitive Materials Arrival At the Bauchi Branch Of The CBN. PHOTO: Adamu

Abdullahi Ibrahim also maintained that the election comprises of Gamawa and Zaki Federal Constituency in the state.

He further explained that INEC will conduct re-run in Gamawa while supplementary election in Zaki local government area.

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“In Gamawa it will involve 289 voting point, while in Zaki 4 voting point and in terms of voter population registered voters in Gamawa we have 130,507 registered voters, while in Zaki we have 1,663 registered voters” he said“, he concluded.



Drama As US-based Model Accidentally Uploads ‘Cozy’ Photo With Davido



A U.S-based model identified as Bonita Maria has caused a stir on social media after inadvertently sharing a ‘cozy’ photo of herself and Nigerian singer, Davido.

The photo which has sent the internet into a frenzy captured the model and Davido in what appeared to be an intimate pose.

The duo could be seen close together in a relaxed, comfortable pose, with Davido’s arm around her.

Despite the photo’s swift retraction, it quickly made rounds across various social media platforms, with netizens speculating on the nature of their relationship.

Although as of press time, representatives of the singer are yet to comment on the trending photo.

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Davido, a prominent figure in the Afrobeats music scene, has been under the public eye for both his musical achievements and personal endeavors.

With numerous awards and accolades to his name, including multiple MTV Africa Music Awards and BET Awards, Davido has established himself as a global ambassador for Afrobeats music.

The singer’s distinctive style, characterized by infectious rhythms and catchy melodies, has earned him a dedicated fan base worldwide.


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Nigeria May Adopt Chinese Water Transport System



Nigerian maritime stakeholders and authorities have concluded plans to understudy the Chinese waterways transport model with a view to perfecting Nigeria’s waterways transportation system.

In a statement, the Head of Maritime Roundtable Breakfast Meeting, MBRBM, Mrs Tosan Edodo-Emore, said that China being the largest country with the largest inland waterways is apt to teach Nigeria on how best to manage and improve water transport system.

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She said that the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Madam Yan Yuqing, is expected to share the Chinese experience with the Sino-Nigeria Maritime Relationship and lessons to be learnt from China at the summit scheduled for April 18, 2024.

According to the Edodo-Emore, the Summit themed, “Security and New Technologies in Inland Waterways Transportation”, will have some heads of maritime institutions

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NAFDAC Alerts Nigerians On Banned Soap



The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has drawn Nigerians’ attention to the ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower), by European Union (EU).

The notification is contained in a public alert with No. 012/2024, signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof Mojisola Adeyeye, and issued to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday.

The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.

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“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.

“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.

“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

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Adeyeye called on marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, saying that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.

She called on members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

The NAFDAC boss advised healthcare professionals and consumers to report any suspicion of adverse reaction or substandard and falsified regulated products to the nearest NAFDAC office on 0800-162-3322 or via email:

She also encouraged healthcare professionals and patients to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of the product, to the nearest NAFDAC office.

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