NEWS: Nigeria’s presidential elections free, fair – ECOWAS and lots of News Updates…..

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Three INEC staff killed in Benue

Three adhoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC were reported to have died,  in the course of election duties in Benue State.

The Resident Commissioner of INEC in the state, Prof. Istfanus Dafwang, made this known yesterday while briefing reporters at the state headquarters of INEC in Makurdi.

Prof. Dafwang said amongst the dead was a female ad-hoc staff who died on Saturday morning in an accident at Oju local government area, while on her way to her duty post.

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Nigeria’s presidential elections free, fair – ECOWAS

The ECOWAS Observer Mission, EOM, has declared that Saturday’s Presidential election is acceptable and meets the criteria of being free and transparent.

This declaration was made by the John Kuffour, former President of Ghana and mission’s head, in Abuja on Sunday.

Mr. Kuffour expressed satisfaction with the commitment made by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, political parties, security agencies and various entities on the electoral process.

He observed that the turnout of voters was generally high with a laudable participation of women and young people who displayed commendable level of patience and discipline.

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INEC begins final collation of presidential results Monday

The final collation of results for the presidential and National Assembly elections will commence at the INEC National Collation Centre, Abuja, by 12 noon on Monday.

This was announced by the INEC Deputy Director, Publicity, Nick Dazang, while speaking on a programme on the African Independent Television on Sunday night.

He said collation of results is currently at the various levels in all the states and that results from only two states could be said to have come in.

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First Bank named best retail bank

The First Bank of Nigeria Limited has received an award as “The Best Retail Bank in Nigeria Award” for the fourth consecutive time at the just-concluded Asian Banker International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards in Singapore.

The award which is organised annually by the Asian Banker magazine,  is renowned for its rigorous and transparent process in selecting outstanding financial institutions in retail banking, the lender said in a statement.

The Asian Banker said that First Bank had continued to dominate the retail space with over 40 per cent of the market share in retail customer deposits, adding that it remained the largest retail lender in the country with more than 20 per cent market share in gross loans, with increased customer and deposit base in 2014.

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