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Conference Committee on Electoral Act: “You have a unique opportunity to make history and redeem your battered image” – SaMBA Tells Senate

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Conference Committee on Electoral Act: “You have a unique opportunity to make history and redeem your battered image” – SaMBA Tells Senate

The Southern and Middle-Belt Alliance (SaMBA) has advised the Senate that the setting up of a Conference Committee on the amendment of Electoral Act on 22nd September 2021, by the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan is a unique and golden opportunity for them to redeem their battered image.

The Group stated that the 7-member committee set up by the Senate yesterday should proactively adopt the House of Representatives version of Section 52 (3), of the Bill, and further warned that the Senate should not subject powers of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, to the approval of the National Communication Commission.

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The Organisation in its statement signed by their Spokesman; Rwang Pam Jr. stated that the setting up of a Conference Committee on the amendment of the Electoral Act by the Senate President is a golden opportunity for the Senate to redeem its battered image as a result of its prior decision to subject the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) power of transmission of elections results through electronic means to the approval of National Communication Commission (NCC).

SAMBA pointed out the anomaly in the Senate’s prior decision to subject INEC ‘s most important function to the approval of the NCC. To address this anomaly, SaMBA recommended that the transmission of Election results via electronic means should be as a matter of course and should be part of INEC’s core functions as it minimises the plausibility of interference.

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“The transmission of elections results by electronic means is the pathway to a trusted, valid, free and fair election results”, SaMBA stated, and added:
“If the Nigerian Senate truly believed in trusted, free and fair elections, then the use of electronic means to transmit elections results must and should be included in the Electoral Act.

“We expect the Senators in the Conference Committee to adopt section 52 (3) House of Representatives version of the amendment bill which stipulated that, “The Commission may transmit results of elections by electronic means where and when practicable”
“Adopting the House of Representatives version of the Amendment bill will give credibility to our elections which in turn will earn the country a respectable position among the comity of nations. Failure to embrace the electronic transfer of election results will make Nigeria, and, the National Assembly a laughingstock.

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“We therefore emphasize that the transmission of Elections results through electronic means is the pathway to a trusted, valid, free and fair elections in Nigeria,”

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Obituary: Dr. Chike Akunyili’s Burial Poster (Photos)

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The burial Poster for the burial of Dr. Chike Akunyili has been released by his family.

He will be buried in his country home, Agulu in Anambra State, on Thursday 25th November, 2021.

Dr Chike Akunyili, husband of former NAFDAC boss, Late Professor Dora Akunyili, was killed by unknown gunmen in Nkpor, Anambra state on Tuesday, 28th September, 2021.

Obituary: Dr. Chike Akunyili's Burial Poster (Photos)

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Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law (photo)

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Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano has assented to and signed the bill to prohibit and abolish open and nomadic Cattle and other livestock grazing and rearing in Anambra State, establish Cattle and other livestock Ranches in the state and to provide for related matters.

The signing ceremony was performed today, Friday, 22nd October, 2021 at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia.

Obiano Signs Anambra Anti-open Grazing Bill Into Law

Performing the function, Governor Obiano who appreciated the state house of Assembly for expeditious passage, said that the establishment of the law will hopefully enable entrenchment of peace, though they have been managing crisis for a very long time which were only short term measures, stressing that the law enforcement agents have been directed to implement it.

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Present at the brief ceremony were the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Uju Nworgu, Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, Commissioner for Police, Mr. Echeng Echeng, Commissioner for Agriculture, Chief Nnamdi Onkwuba, Chairman of South East Council of Traditional Rulers, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, Traditional Ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor, Traditional Ruler of Mbaukwu, Igwe Peter Anugwu, Member representing Awka North at the State House of Assembly, House Committee Chairman on Agriculture, Chief John Nwokoye, Members of the Hausa Community in the state, among others.

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The Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA) has donated an office block to Ajiwe Police Station, Ajah, Lagos, to support policing of the area.

LERSA President, Chief James Emadoye, while inspecting the building on Wednesday preparatory to its inauguration and handing over to the Nigeria Police Force, said the project was 95 per cent completed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many police stations and business premises and property were destroyed during the EndSARS protests exactly a year ago.

According to Emadoye, the building, which awaits painting and completion of the restrooms, will be delivered to the Inspector General of Police through the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.

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He said the association had intervened in several ways to bring succour to security operatives including the donation of canopies, generator, chairs and various humanitarian materials after the #EndSARS destruction.

EndSARS: Lekki residents donate office block to police station

“Members of the association recall the wanton destruction that followed the unfortunate incidence of the protests last year.

“The association almost completed the development of a block of office to accommodate the police, while waiting for government’s full construction of the police station, which was totally destroyed last year.

“The Exco of LERSA approved and released the sum of N8.5 million for the project, which was donated financially and materially by the members.

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“You will recall also that the association has, between Oct. 20, 2020 and today, donated two vehicles to the Nigerian

Police to assist them in the discharge of their duties.

“As at today, we would like to thank God that this project is 95 per cent completed,” he said.

Emadoye noted that the association was committed to continually intervene in all manners, as a responsible organisation with programmes that would affect the lives of citizens in Lekki area.

He commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led government over the maintenance of the roads and for the progress made in the construction of the Lekki Regional Road.

“We trust that the government would fulfill its promises by starting the coastal road before the end of its term in office.

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“On this anniversary of the EndSARS campaign, we at LERSA pray for a better Lagos devoid of destruction.

“A Lagos of peace and tranquility and a true mega city, which will be home to all and a greater Lekki Peninsula, which shall be the destination for living, tourism and businesses in Nigeria.”

CSP Tajudeen Mustapha, Divisional Police Officer on hand at the project inspection, commended the association’s assistance to the Nigeria Police Force.

He noted that the building would be used and continuously maintained to the very high standard that the association had provided.

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