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Perhiasan Senilai USD40 Juta Milik Mantan Menteri Perminyakan Nigeria Disita Pengadilan

KONFRONTASI- Satu pengadilan Nigeria telah memerintahkan penyitaan segera perhiasan dan IPhone emas yang dipesan khusus senilai 40 juta dolar AS milik mantan Menteri Perminyakan Diezani Alison-Madueke, kata lembaga anti-korupsi negara itu pada Jumat.

Barang-barang mewah tersebut termasuk ratusan gelang, cincin, anting, kalung dan jam tangan, ditemukan di sebuah properti yang dimiliki oleh Alison-Madueke, kata Komisi Kejahatan Ekonomi dan Finansial (EFCC) dalam satu pernyataan.

Muncul di Singapura, Ini Sejarah Munculnya Virus Monkeypox

Konfrontasi - Kasus pertama virus monkeypox yang langka dilaporkan terjadi di Singapura. Pria Nigeria yang berada di negara itu dites positif terinfeksi virus tersebut pada hari Rabu lalu.

Pengidap virus ini mirip penderita cacar di sekujur tubuh termasuk wajah. Penyakit ini muncul pertama kali pada monyet di Afrika puluhan tahun silam, namun kini menginfeksi manusia. Berikut sejarah munculnya virus monkeypox dilansir dari SINDOnews.com, Jumat (10/5/2019).

50 Orang Hilang di Nigeria Akibat Ledakan Pipa Minyak

KONFRONTASI-Lebih dari 50 orang hilang setelah sebuah pipa minyak yang bocor meledak dan menyebabkan kekacauan di Nigeria selatan Hal itu diungkapkan oleh seorang pejabat setempat.

"Ledakan Jumat pagi itu menyebabkan tumpahan minyak besar-besaran di kerajaan Nembe di negara bagian Bayelsa," ujar juru bicara Dewan Kepala Nembe,Nengi James-Eriworio, seperti dilansir dari Associated Press, Sabtu (2/3/2019).

Nigeria's Buhari extends lead in election count as death toll mounts

KONFRONTASI-Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari extended his early election lead on Tuesday based on official results from a third of the country’s districts as the death toll from sporadic election violence rose to 47.

Provisional results announced in state capitals but not yet confirmed by the commission seen by Reuters showed Buhari on course to cementing a commanding lead over his main rival, businessman and former vice president Atiku Abubakar.

Nigeria counting votes in presidential election dogged by delays

KONFRONTASI-Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday’s closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting hours in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.

President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, both said they were confident of victory when casting their ballots in an election which has already been delayed by a week.

Analysts say the vote in Africa’s biggest economic power is too close to call, with the outcome set to hinge on which man voters trust the most to revamp an economy still struggling to recover from a 2016 recession.

Buhari, a former military ruler who was later elected president, is seeking a second term in charge of Africa’s most populous nation and top crude producer. Atiku, a former vice president, has pledged to expand the role of the private sector.

The two men lead a field of more than 70 candidates in an election which the commission postponed last Saturday just hours before voting was due to begin, citing logistical issues.

Voting had been completed in some areas across Nigeria and counting of ballots was taking place, Reuters witnesses said.

Senior Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) official Festus Okoye said the commission had extended hours in polling stations that had experienced delays.

He also said problems encountered during the voting, including security issues, were being addressed. These included malfunctioning of voter card machines which would be replaced.

“We are on top of the situation and we are confident that as we progress in this particular election, most of the issues that arisen relating to this particular election will be addressed,” Okoye said.

The country has 72.8 million eligible voters.

Buhari, who voted in his hometown of Daura in the northern state of Katsina, said: “I will congratulate myself, I’m going to be the winner” when asked by reporters if he would congratulate his rival, should Atiku win the election.

Atiku later cast his ballot in the eastern Adamawa state.

“I am impressed by the turnout of the people,” he told reporters shortly after voting.

“I look forward to a successful transition,” he said.

Fears of violence in Nigeria ahead of Saturday vote

KONFRONTASI-A fear of violence has gripped many in Nigeria days before the presidential and legislative elections on February 16 with at least five deaths reported so far in pre-poll clashes.

On Sunday, five members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were shot and killed near the oil city of Warri in southeast Nigeria, with authorities calling it a revenge attack by people suspected to be from the opposition.

Clashes between APC supporters and rival contenders from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have been reported from various places in Africa's largest democracy.

Nigeria has a history of election violence, with analysts warning that the forthcoming vote might be one of the bloodiest in the country's history.

In 2011, election violence claimed nearly 1,000 lives in the country's north following the defeat of Muhammad Buhari by former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The presidential contest will see incumbent Buhari seek to win a second four-year term against former vice president Atiku Abubakar in what is expected to be a close race.

'No different from previous polls'

"Nigerian elections have often been characterised by violence and with political tensions now further aggravated by current conflicts and deepening insecurity, there are fears that this election would be no different from the ones in the past," Nnamdi Obasi, International Crisis Group's senior Nigeria researcher, told Al Jazeera.

"The intensely acrimonious exchanges between the two major political parties have already resulted in many clashes, risking further violence during and after the polls," Obasi said.

The election campaign has been dominated by politicians accusing their rivals of inciting violence. 

"The highly desperate and increasingly intolerant dispositions of both the parties signal fierce disputes over results, with protests possibly leading to further violence," said Obasi.

A key ally of Buhari and governor of the northern state of Kaduna, Nasir El Rufai, recently warned the Nigerians abroad to not intervene in the elections.

"We are waiting for the person who will come and intervene. They will go back in body bags because nobody will come to Nigeria and tell us how to run our country," said El-Rufai.

El Rufai's comments drew criticism from international organisations and the opposition, heightening tensions further.

Two top officials of the PDP in Kaduna have also been arrested by security officials after they made provocative comments in their campaign rallies.

Security analyst Don Okereke told Al Jazeera that election violence will not go away soon.

"In 2015, nearly 58 Nigerians lost their lives in pre-election violence. This is a result of the do-or-die brand of politics played in Nigeria," Okereke said.

Alamak, Pak Profesor Ini Minta 'Begituan' dengan Mahasiswi

KONFRONTASI-Perkara kriminal menjerat Profesor Richard Akindele setelah rekaman permintaan untuk berhubungan intim dengaan salah satu mahasiswi beredar. Tak cuma itu, Profesor di bidang akutansi ini telah didakwa dengan empat tuduhan yakni korupsi, menuntut hak seksual, pemaksaan untuk melakukan hubungan intim dengan mahasiswa dan penyalahgunaan informasi.

Akindele mendatangi Pengadilan Tinggi Federal, Osogbo, barat daya Nigeria pada Senin (19/11) pagi, Dia mengaku tidak bersalah atas tuduhan yang menimpanya. Demikian dikutip dari CNN, Selasa(20/11).

Kolera Mewabah di Nigeria, 175 Orang Tewas

KONFRONTASI-Sedikitnya 175 orang dilaporkan meninggal akibat wabah kolera di bagian timur-laut Nigeria, kata satu lembaga kemanusiaan pada Senin (12/11).

"Lebih dari 10.000 orang telah terpengaruh oleh wabah kolera, yang menyebar, di Nigeria, kata pemerintah. sebanyak 175 antara mereka dilaporkan meninggal di Negara Bagian Adamawa, Borno dan Yobe," kata Dewan Pengungsi Norwegia (NRC) di dalam satu pernyataan.

Nigerian Shi'ite leader denied bail after supporters killed during protest

KONFRONTASI- The leader of Nigeria’s minority Shi’ite Muslims was denied bail on Wednesday, days after the group said more than 40 of its members had been killed by security forces shooting at protesters calling for his release.

Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), has been held in detention since December 2015, when the army killed roughly 350 of his followers at his compound and a nearby mosque and burial ground in northern Kaduna state.

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