Today's Headlines: Why BVAS Won’t Fail—INEC Chair, Peter Obi Takes Presidential Campaign To Ogun
Why BVAS Won’t Fail—INEC Chair
The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has said that the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines have never failed and will not fail Nigerians at the 2023 general election.
News Source: Punch Newspaper
Yakubu said this in Abuja on Saturday while assessing activities at polling units in the Federal Capital Territory where mock accreditation of voters was held using the BVAS machines.
“In the two polling units we have visited so far, there is no report of failure; the machines have performed optimally and this is the report we are getting so far nationwide.
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Peter Obi Takes Presidential Campaign To Ogun
The Labour Party presidential candidate in the 2023 election, Peter Obi, has taken his campaign rally to Ogun State.
Obi landed in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Saturday afternoon for the rally scheduled to hold at the Ake Palace Square, where his followers had gathered to receive him.
News Source: Daily Post
Obi is expected to hold a town hall meeting with various stakeholders in the Gateway State before his departure.
DAILY POST learnt that he would also visit former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who had earlier declared support for him, at his residence in the OOPL.
In a post, Obi announced his arrival in Abeokuta, saying, “We have just arrived in Abeokuta, Ogun State for today’s rallies and other engagements. I’m looking forward to it all. We come in peace.”
Angry soldiers invade UNIBEN, injure many, take away phones, cash
There was anxiety in the University of Benin Friday morning over an attack by soldiers late Thursday into the early hours of yesterday who allegedly invaded the main gate area of the University of Benin in Ugbowo where they unleashed mayhem on whoever was in sight and destroyed virtually every vehicle parked within the vicinity.
News Source: Vanguard Newspapers
At the end of the attack, not less than six people sustained various degrees of injuries and more than 20 vehicles destroyed.
The students had gathered at the Benin – Lagos Highway mobilizing to block the highway to protest the incident but they were dispersed by the police.
Tafawa Balewa Spent $82million On Kainji Dam But Nigerian Debt Presently Can Build 160 Dams – Peter Obi
The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has lamented the debt profile of Nigeria without commensurate development.
Obi stated this in a tweet posted on his Twitter handle, noting that the debts of Nigeria could build 160 Kainji Dams.
News Source: Saharareporters
As of September 2022, Nigeria’s current debt profile stood at N44. 06 trillion.
Obi wrote in tweet, “Sir Tafawa Balewa borrowed $82m to build Kainji dam; 62 years later we still benefit from Kainji dam.
“Today, we owe a debt that that could build 160 Kainji dams. But where are the dams? We have not invested in regenerative projects.
NBA Condemns Killing Of Judicial Officer In Imo
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Saturday condemned the killing of the Chairman of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the Oguta Local Government Area (LGA) of Imo State, Nnaemeka Ugboma.
In a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, NBA, Akorede Habeeb Lawal, the Bar confirmed that Ugboma was murdered on Friday afternoon by yet-to-be-identified assailants in the premises of Ejemekwuru Customary Court in the full glare of other court users.
News Source: Channels TV
According to eyewitness accounts, the deceased had just finished conducting proceedings when his attackers came in their numbers, collected the phones of everyone present, rounded up Ugboma and shot him in the head.
“The NBA notes with dismay that the cruel murder of Nnaemeka Ugboma is the latest in a series of deadly attacks on innocent persons including legal practitioners and judges in what has become a disturbing norm in Imo State.
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