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11032019 - INEC halts polls in Rivers as Makinde, Sanwo-Olu, others win

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11032019 - INEC halts polls in Rivers as Makinde, Sanwo-Olu, others

Merchant banks under pressure to reverse declining deposit growth INSIDE Nigerian-born writer, Prof Adesanmi among victims of crashed Ethiopian Airliner Bandits kill 17 in Zamfara, 8 Kaduna, several injured 44 Houses of Assembly Election Results Anambra Ondo APGA 24 APC 23 PDP 6 PDP 2 ZLP 1 Lagos APC 40 Ekiti APC 25 Jigawa APC 30 *1 Ebonyi PDP 24 Kwara APC 24 Edo APC 24 Osun APC 22 PDP 1 *1 *Inconclusive result VOL. 26: NO. 63761 MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2019 •Sanwo-Olu •Ikpeazu •Makinde INEC halts polls in Rivers as •Abdulrazzak •Ugwuanyi •Umahi Makinde, Sanwo-Olu, others win By Our Reporters •APC wins Lagos, Kwara; PDP takes Ebonyi, Oyo, Enugu, Abia •Plateau lawmaker dies after winning re-election 7 •UK worries, says military interfered with election in Rivers 157 DIE IN CRASH... LAGOS — Following reports of widespread violence and disruption of elections in Rivers State, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday suspended all electoral processes in the state indefinitely. There were upsets here and there, as results of the Governorship and State House of Assembly polls trickled in yesterday. Expectedly, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, won in their strongholds where a battle of sorts raged in a few where their candidates ran neck-and- Continues on Page 5 Mr & Mrs CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Terwolde Gebremariam at the site of the crashed Boeing 737 Max, east of Bishoftu, 45 km from Addis Ababa, yesterday. INSET: The Nigerian-born Canadian professor, Pius Adesanmi, who was aboard the ill-fated airliner. See story on Page 38. GTBank records N215.6bn 9 profit before tax in 2018 Polls: Politicians kitting thugs with uniform, arms to impersonate 8 soldiers — Army Go to court rather than disrupt peace, Almakura tells opposition in Nasarawa COLUMNISTS OWEI LAKEMFA SOBOWALE HENRY BOYO 13 Presidential polls: ECOWAS parliament urges parties to respect results 33 31 32 9

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