Kano INEC commissioner, wife, 2 daughters die in mysterious fire
The Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Kano, Alhaji Abdullahi Minkaila is dead.
He died alongside with his wife and two daughters at a Kano hospital after suffering severe burns from a mysterious fire that gutted his residence at the Farm Centre axis, within Kano metropolis Thursday night.
The Kano Police Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Magaji Musa Majia has confirmed the incident, he said
“It is really very tragic and the cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. They were suffocated to death—Mr. Abdullahi, his wife and two daughters. No one can tell for now, what really happened; but we have launched full investigation into the matter.
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Another Nigerian Sentenced to Death in Indonesia for Drug Trafficking
A Nigerian Simon Ezeaputa has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking.
The district court in Tangerang, near Jakarta, found Ezeaputa guilty of controlling a drug transaction from his prison cell, where he was serving a 20-year jail term for drug offences. With the latest development, more than 60 people are on death row in Indonesia for drug offences.
And according to AFP, the transaction involved 350 grams of crystal methamphetamine.
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National Assembly Commends INEC for a Successful Election
The Nigerian National Assembly on Thursday lauded the successful conduct of the first phase elections which took place last Saturday, saying that it had shown the entire world that “democracy has come to stay in Nigeria.”
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Andy Uba, and his House of Representative counterpart, Hon. Jerry Manwe, who conveyed the position of the National Assembly to the commission during a courtesy call to INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, in Abuja declared that they were in the commission to express their happiness and commendation about the success recorded by INEC in the conduct of the polls.
They however urged the commission to address the challenges witnessed in some parts of the country during the last Saturdays polls , saying such challenges should be considered in the preparation to the upcoming governorship polls in order to make it a huge success.
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