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Ondo 2020: INEC Re-Opens Registration Link For NYSC Members

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said it had opened a special link for the registration of additional National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), members as ad hoc staff for Ondo State governorship election. The commission in a statement issued National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in Abuja said that as a result of the disruption of normal processes in the electoral process occasioned by the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, INEC could not get the full complement of the NYSC members required as ad hoc…

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INEC To NASS: Enact Laws To Enable Us Deploy Technology For Elections

………..Seeks Approval For Recommendations On Electoral Reforms The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has urged the National Assembly to add more powers on its role of deploying technology in the nation’s electoral process by approving its recommendations on electoral process. Mr Festus Okoye , INEC’s National Commissioner, Information and Voter Education, made the call at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), forum in Abuja on Thursday. Okoye said: “we need the National Assembly to give us added muscle, added power to deploy technology in the electoral process. “Because as at today,…

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Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu Salutes Bamanga Tukur At 85

Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu, has congratulated former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former governor of old Gongola, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on his 85th birthday. Kalu, in a congratulatory message on Thursday in Abuja, described the former Minister of Industry as a statesman, consummate politician, successful businessman and philanthropist. The former governor of Abia acknowledged Tukur’s invaluable contributions to the social, economic and political development of Nigeria. Kalu said that Tukur had over the years distinguished himself in different capacities in the private and…

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Senate President Advocates Constitutional Role For Traditional Rulers To Tackle Insecurity 

…As Argungu Emirate Confers Senate President With ‘Ganuwar Kabi’ Title President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday said that for Nigeria to surmount security challenges confronting it, traditional rulers in the country should be given specific roles to be enshrined in the Constitution. Lawan stated this in a welcome address delivered when a visiting delegation from the Argungu Emirate paid a visit to his office at the National Assembly, Abuja. According to him, giving roles to traditional rulers would allow them support the efforts of government and security agencies…

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My Wife Swore To Make My Life Miserable, Turn Me To A Pauper – Man Tells Court

A businessman, Mr Iga Bale, on Wednesday pleaded with a Customary Court in Nyanya, Abuja, to dissolve his union with his wife, Liza on grounds that she swore to make his life miserable and also turn him to a pauper. Bale made the prayer in a divorce petition filed against his wife before the court. “When my business crumbled, I moved to Abuja and luckily, I secured a job with a private firm and I invited my wife and children to join me. “When my wife came, I told her…

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PDP Hails Fresh US Visa Ban On Election Riggers

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has commended the U.S. for its fresh imposition of visa ban on those undermining Nigeria’s democracy and electoral process. The party gave the commendation in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Tuesday. Ologbondiyan urged the U.S. Department of State to include family members and assets of such anti-democratic agents who had destroyed the credibility of Nigeria’s electoral process. He urged the U.S. to also invite the European Union as well as other nations, particularly the United Arab…

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FRSC Confirms 4 Officers Rescued, 6 Still Abducted, Mourns Those Killed

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed that four of its personnel who were abducted by bandits on Monday had been rescued with the help of other security agencies. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, who disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja said that 26 personnel of FRSC were reportedly attacked while travelling from Sokoto and Kebbi States Command of the Corps for a training programme at FRSC Academy, Udi on Monday. Two were killed, 10 were unaccounted for, eight escaped unhurt, while six were injured. Kazeem,…

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SERAP Sues Lawan, Gbajabiamila Over ‘Failure To Publish Details Of Corruption Probes’

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan and Speaker of House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila over “their failure to publish reports of all completed public hearings and corruption probes by the National Assembly since 1999, and failure to disclose the number of probes that have resulted in any indictment of suspects, and to name such suspects.” The suit followed recent public hearings by the National Assembly on corruption allegations in ministries, departments and agencies, including the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), and Nigeria Social…

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Orji Kalu Condoles With Senator Wamakko Over Daughter’s Death

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu on Friday, expressed his heartfelt condolences to former governor of Sokoto and Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko over the demise of his daughter, Sadiya. Kalu, in a condolence message lamented the death of the young lady and prayed to Allah to grant the Wamakko family the fortitude to bear the loss. The former governor of Abia said, “I was shocked and devastated when I received the sad news of the passing of Sadiya Wamakko, daughter of my colleague and…

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Edo Poll: IGP Deploys DIG, AIG, 8 CPs For Operations, Bars Security Aides To VIPs,  Politicians ​

………On Election Day The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A. Adamu has deployed DIG Adeleye Olusola Oyebade, Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning to supervise the general security arrangement for the election in Edo State. He will be assisted by an Assistant Inspector General of police, AIG Karma Hosea Hassan Assistant Inspector General in charge of Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters Abuja and eight (8) Commissioners of Police. In a statement, the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba said this in line with…

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