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We’ll bury rigging in Nigeria –INEC promises
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We’ll bury rigging in Nigeria –INEC promises

Nigeria's electoral body, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to put end electoral rigging using new technology. According to the Head of ICT, INEC office, Awka, Chukwuemeka Nnaji,INEC has devised what it called Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) as a way of reducing human interference in the electoral process. Speaking during a workshop for journalists on election processes and procedures for the 2021 Anambra governorship election, in Awka, he said; “The BVAS would help in accreditation of voters and to enable near real-time viewing of results. The all-in-one technology is a multifunctional integrated device that serves multiple purposes for different activities in the value chain of elections in Nigeria. This includes serving as the INEC V...
Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari
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Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero, amounts to over $400bn in 30 years Speaking on Nigeria’s role as a Global Theme Champion for the Energy Transition, the theme of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy at the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Buhari said Nigeria is working on an ambitious Energy Plan towards reducing the energy shortcomings by the year 2030. Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria to electrify five million households by 2030, says President Buhari at energy dialogue’. According to the President, “Nigeria’s commitment to a just transition is reflected in our ambitious Energy Compact, which includes the Government’...
Zimbabwe orders mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for all Its civil Servants
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Zimbabwe orders mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for all Its civil Servants

The Zimbabwean Government has ordered compulsory vaccinations for civil servants and reducing the number of workers reporting for duty in a bid to stem a rise in local transmission. "All civil servants should be vaccinated," Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told reporters after a weekly cabinet meeting. She also said only 25 percent of government workers were required to physically report for duty, according to tweets posted on her ministry's account. Courts will only open for urgent cases. A day earlier a government circular directed all ministries to reduce the number of staff coming to work from "40 percent to 10 percent". The limited staff numbers exclude health workers and designated critical services. Zimbabwe has seen a dramatic rise in the Delta variant ove...
We Must Be Careful About Reducing Cost Of Governance – Tinubu
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We Must Be Careful About Reducing Cost Of Governance – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu on Saturday suggested that reducing the cost of governance is not a one-way street. The former Lagos State Governor made the remark while speaking at the 11th Arewa House Annual Lecture in Kaduna state. “Cost of governance is always a key factor in the socio-economic development of any nation,” Tinubu said. “But it is also one side of that very important coin. We must not look at the cost alone, we must weigh the cost against the benefits derived therefrom. “For example, one can pay a high cost on a productive enterprise but reap a higher benefit; such would be considered a good investment. “However, one can pay a low cost but reap no benefit at all in the endeavour. We inherently say it is unproductive. “T...
North has Highest Population of Illiterates – Former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero
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North has Highest Population of Illiterates – Former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero

Former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Yero has advised Northerners in the country to work towards reducing poverty and illiteracy in the region instead of ensuring that power remains in the region in 2023. Speaking in an interview with The Sun, Yero stated that in spite of the north wielding the political power at the moment, it has not helped the economy of the region in any way. He also pointed out that the North has the highest number of street beggars and school dropouts. “I realized that if the North really wants to continue to eradicate the poverty that is eating up the people of the region, then we must shift our attention and our thinking to how the North can became economically viable. “But looking at the prevailing situation with north holding power, we can ask ou...
Nigeria To Consider Reducing Oil Output For Higher Prices – Buhari
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Nigeria To Consider Reducing Oil Output For Higher Prices – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged the cooperation of Nigeria to the effort to reduce oil output in order to attract higher prices in the global market. Speaking at an audience with Mr Ahmad Qattan, Minister of State for African Affairs and Special Envoy of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and King of Saudi Arabia, at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said as a responsible member of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Nigeria was willing to go along with the Saudi initiative in limiting output so that prices would go up. The President, in a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said output cuts had always been difficult for Nigeria considering the country’s peculiar circ...
President Buhari ‘Queries’ Reporter For Reducing His Age
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President Buhari ‘Queries’ Reporter For Reducing His Age

President Muhammadu Buhari, who marked his 76th birthday on Monday, jokingly `protested’ when a reporter mistakenly reduced his age by one year, PoliticsNGR has learned. “Why would you reduce my age by one?,’’ the President Buhari `queried’ the reporter when he fielded questions in both English and Hausa languages from State House correspondents after a brief ceremony at the forecourt of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday. The president called on Nigerians to continue to pray for him and the country at large, charging them to continue to show more understanding of his administration’s policies aimed at transforming the nation. He stated that the government would continue to remind Nigerians of its achievements in the last three and half years. “We will keep reminding ...
Nigerian Rapper, Juggernaut Dies in Road Accident
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Nigerian Rapper, Juggernaut Dies in Road Accident

Nigerian rapper, Egbeoluwa Ademilade aka Juggernaut has lost his life in a road accident. The fast rising singer, who was signed to the record label, Blak Haus Entertainment founded by Seun Anikulapo-Kuti died on the 30th of September, 2018, after ramming his friend’s car into a truck in Lagos. Juggernaut once survived a ghastly accident that nearly claimed his life. He left behind a daughter. Jugger, as he was fondly called by those very close to him in the music industry, attended Corona Nursery and Primary School, Gbagada; King’s College, Lagos, got admitted to Babcock University but attained a Bachelors of Art at Evangel Christian School of America. He started out his music career as a member and the only rapper in a group of three called the Triple X Entertainment; the oth...
Reducing Governance To Mere ‘Walk’ Is Tragic! – Dankwambo To Buhari
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Reducing Governance To Mere ‘Walk’ Is Tragic! – Dankwambo To Buhari

Gombe State Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo has reacted to the Presidency’s praise of the 800-metre walk undertaken on Tuesday by President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall Mycelebrityandi reported Buhari walked a distance of around 800 metres from the Eid praying ground to his residence in Daura. Reacting, Dankwambo, through a tweet via his handle, @HEDankwambo, said: “Reducing governance to mere ‘Walk’ is tragic! 2019, we must raise the bar.” Reducing governance to mere ‘Walk’ is tragic! 2019 we must raise the bar. — Governor Dankwambo (@HEDankwambo) August 22, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js  

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