NRC Suspends Train Services For Upcoming Election
Prior to the elections on Saturday, the Nigerian Railway Corporation stated on Tuesday that rail service would be halted from Friday, February 25 through Monday, February 27.
Fidel Info reports that the decision, according to railway company spokesperson Mahmood Yakubu, was made to allow Nigerians to exercise their right to vote in the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Yakubu added that the train services between Abuja and Kaduna, Warri and Itakpe, Lagos and Ibadan, and Iddo, Lagos and Ijoko will be temporarily discontinued.
He, however, noted that services would resume from Tuesday, February 28, 2023
The statement read, “In view of the forthcoming presidential general election in the country, the Board and management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC), hereby inform the general public, particularly our valued passengers of the temporary suspension of train services from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th February 2023, to enable Nigerians to exercise their civic responsibilities.”
“These train services include; Abuja – Kaduna Train Service (AKTS), Warri – Itakpe Train Service (WITS), Lagos – Ibadan Train Service (LITS), and Iddo Lagos – Ijoko interstate Mass Transit passengers’ train services. However, the management assures the general public of the normal train services recommencement on Tuesday 28th February 2023.”
JUST IN: CBN Orders Banks To Circulate Cash This Weekend
As part of a coordinated effort to facilitate the circulation of banknotes of various denominations, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks throughout the nation.
Fidel Info reports that Also, the CBN has ordered all commercial banks to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. (more…)
UK Court Convicts Ekweremadu, Wife, Daughter Of Human Organ Trafficking
Ike Ekweremadu, a former vice president of the Nigerian senate, along with his wife, daughter, and doctor were found guilty of organ trafficking in the UK.
Fidel Info reports that After a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice, daughter Sonia, and Dr. Obinna Obeta were all found guilty of enabling a young man’s visit to Britain with the intention of exploiting him.
The jury concluded that they had illegally planned to transport the 21-year-old street vendor from Lagos to London in order to take advantage of him for his kidney.
The court heard that the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been offered an illegal reward to become a donor for the senator’s daughter after kidney disease forced her to drop out of a master’s degree in film at Newcastle University.
Kano Govt Lifts Dawn To Dusk Curfew
Kano state government has lifted the dawn-to-dusk curfew imposed in the state On Monday.
Fidel Info reports that the curfew was imposed to avoid the breakdown of law and order following tensions generated by the announcement of the results of the governorship and state Assembly elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Monday, declared Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party the Gov-Elect of Kano.
He defeated his closest rival and the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Party, Gawuna, with a margin of 100,000 votes.
Yusuf is a close ally of the Presidential candidate of NNPP while Gawuna is a close ally of the incumbent Governor, Ganduje.
The Kano election was seen as an upset and a successful overthrow of the ruling party.
This led the Kano government to impose a curfew to avoid mayhem and breakdown of law and order.
The state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Muhammad Garba, made the announcement lifting the curfew in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano.
According to him, “the decision to lift the curfew was after careful review of the situation and the relative calm throughout the state”.
The commissioner however called on commercial banks, public servants and the people in the state to come out and continue with their normal businesses or day to day activities.
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