2019: Election Results Will Be Transmitted Electronically From Polling Units – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has developed a technology that will enable it transmit election results electronically direct from polling units to its states’ headquarters. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ebonyi, Prof. Godswill Obioma, disclosed this at a meeting with faith-based organizations on Tuesday, in Abakaliki. According to him, the new technology is part of efforts by the commission to eliminate rigging, electoral frauds and other irregularities and to ensure the enthronement of credibility and transparency in the electoral process. Obioma reassured the electorate that their…

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I Will Not Testify Unless Jonathan Appears In Court – Metuh

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Olisa Metuh, insisted before the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday that whether or not he would testify or call additional witnesses in his ongoing trial would be dependent on what former President Goodluck Jonathan would tell the court in respect of the case. His lawyer, Mr. Emeka Etiaba (SAN), and the counsel representing his company — Destra Investments Limited — Mr. Tochukwu Onwugbufor (SAN), had earlier said this before the court on Monday. But the trial judge,…

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BREAKING: Fuel Scarcity Resumes Across The Nation

Fuel queues and artificial scarcity has resumed in major cities across Nigeria as retailers and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC haggle over the price the petroleum product is sold at the pump. Areas of major cities like Lagos, Illorin, Benin an Sokoto are experiencing fuel queues even as some marketers in the more remote parts of the country have unilaterally increased the pump price to N150. The NNPC had earlier issued a statement saying it will not increase the pump price to the chagrin of marketers who are decrying…

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Gov Okorocha Swears In Sister As Happiness Commissioner

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has sworn in 28 new commissioners and 27 Transition Committee Chairmen for the 27 local government councils in the state. He charged them to prove their worth in the service of the state and her people. One of the commissioners sworn in by the governor is his biological sister, Mrs. Ogechi Ololo (nee Okorocha). She is now the state’s Commissioner for Happiness and Couples’ Fulfillment. Ololo, who is married to Chuks, an engineer, was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate into the House of Representatives…

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Ogun Loses N5 billion Revenue Monthly to Unorganised Toll – Governor Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, said that the state is losing a whooping sum of N5billion revenue monthly due to unorganised haulage toll collection. He said this during the official flag off ceremony of haulage revenue collection in Ogun State, held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, with the theme “Harmonization Eradicating Multiplicity in Haulage Revenue Collection.” He submitted that with the new policy all forms illegal toll collectors from the local, state and federal levels would cease to exist. “Let me state categorically…

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