Wednesday, October 20

Tag: Reform

Senator Ted Cruz backs #FreeBritney as he takes battle to Capitol
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Senator Ted Cruz backs #FreeBritney as he takes battle to Capitol

Senator Ted Cruz is backing the call to free Britney Spears from her conservatorship arrangement. He took the demands of the #FreeBritney movement to Capitol Hill on Tuesday, September 28, saying there are better options than a conservatorship for Britney Spears and others in her situation. The Senator raised Britney's case in calling for reform on conservatorship law. He railed against the fact a grown woman "can't make basic decisions about her own life." Cruz said: "Even though she's a mother, to this day she can't make basic decisions about her own life, her own career, her own health or her own finances." He added, "It seems that at each critical juncture, the legal system has been designed not for her benefit but to trample on her rights." Cruz suggested that ...
“Ridiculous” – Dino Melaye Reacts to Senate Rejection of Electronic Vote Transmission
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“Ridiculous” – Dino Melaye Reacts to Senate Rejection of Electronic Vote Transmission

A former Nigerian senator has lambasted the senate for voting against the electronic transmission of votes in the the Electoral reform bill. Dino took to his social media page to call the decision by the senate 'ridiculous' Recall that APC senators yesterday voted against the electronic transmission of results which was adopted by the senate. Dino took to Twitter and wrote: “It is ridiculous and laughable that the same Senate that voted to reject transmission of our general elections electronically used electronic voting that was also transmitted electronically.” “They voted and result transmitted electronically to the score board immediately.Oma se oo”.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’
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CNN’s Chris Cuomo says there won’t be police reform until ‘White people’s kids start getting killed’

CNN host, Chris Cuomo has opined that police and gun reform won’t happen until  "White people’s kids start getting killed." The U.S. has faced multiple major shootings over the past month, most recently in Indianapolis where a gunman opened fire at a FedEx facility, killing eight. Also, tensions have grown in some parts of the US where protesters and rioters are on edge as they await the verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial and demand justice in the police-involved killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota and 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago, among others. Cuomo, however, feels the problem of police shootings will end when white kids start getting killed. "Shootings, gun laws, access to weapons. Oh, I know when they’ll change," said CNN anchor on his show ...
We Want SARS Completely Abolished, Not A Reform – Falz
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We Want SARS Completely Abolished, Not A Reform – Falz

After a peaceful protest, Folarin Falana, better known by his stage name Falz, took to his IG page to thank those who came out for the protest. In a 46sec video uploaded by Falz, Falz made it known that he doesn't want SARS to be reform. He wants SARS to be completely scrapped. He wrote: Our message is clear. Today was very peaceful & the authorities know what to do in order to keep the peace. BIG LOVE to everyone that came out today! It was really inspiring seeing so many celebrities & young people join the movement. It is important we stay together. No going back, no backing out. #ENDSARS #ENDPOLICEBRUTALITY Watch the video here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CGFZ_TjhizG/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
NCP Approves Draft Health Sector Reform Bill
Politics

NCP Approves Draft Health Sector Reform Bill

The National Council on Privatization (NCP) Tuesday approved a draft legislative instrument to enact the Health Sector Reform Bill and associated legislation. The council approved the instrument at its meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Director-General of the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr Alex Oko, said the document would be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Executive Council (FEC). He said the proposed legislation makes it imperative for millions of Nigerians, who can’t afford to pay for it, to receive efficient healthcare services. The BPE boss, who is also the secretary of the NCP, said the council “took a major decision to adop...
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Reform Now To Stop Further Slide Into Extreme Poverty – World Bank To FG

The World Bank has said the number of Nigerians living in extreme poverty may increase by more than 30 million by 2030 and the country will be home to 25 per cent of the world ’ s destitute people if the government fails to revive economic growth and create jobs. It warned that the country could slide back into recession if crude prices fell by 25 per cent to $50 a barrel . The international oil benchmark, Brent crude , traded around $ 61 per barrel on Monday . The bank gave the warning in its 2019 Nigeria Economic Update Report , which was released on Monday. It said , “ Economic and demographic projections highlight the urgent need for reform . “ With population growth (estimated at 2. 6 per cent) outpacing economic growth in a context of weak job creation , per capita income is...
Senegal MPs Pass Reform To Scrap Post Of Prime Minister
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Senegal MPs Pass Reform To Scrap Post Of Prime Minister

Senegalese lawmakers on Saturday approved a constitutional reform to scrap the post of prime minister, the first initiative of President Macky Sall's second term in office. The motion passed with 124 MPs voting in favour and only seven against, National Assembly president Moustapha Niasse said Saturday evening after a nine-hour debate. The government approved the measure last month before sending it to the parliament where the presidential party enjoys a majority. Sall, who was comfortably re-elected in February, announced the plan in early April, telling the prime minister Mahammed Boun Abdallah Dionne, to abolish his own job. The move was a surprise as it had not been part of Sall's re-election campaign. On Saturday, lawmakers also backed legislative changes aimed at pre...
GenCos release 4,117 MW of electricity on April 1
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GenCos release 4,117 MW of electricity on April 1

The report, which was compiled by the Advisory Power Team, Office of the Vice President, was made available on Tuesday in Abuja. It said that the energy released by the companies was up by 123.17 megawatts hour from the figure delivered on Sunday. It said 1,977.50 megawatts could not be generated due to unavailability of gas. Similarly, 190 megawatts was not generated due to unavailability of transmission infrastructures, while 744 megawatts was not generated due to high frequency resulting from unavailability of distribution infrastructures. It said 150 megawatts was recorded as losses due to water management procedures. The report revealed that the power sector lost an estimated N1.4billion on Monday due to the factors of insufficient gas supply, distribution and transmiss...

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