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INEC Announces Resumption CVR In Edo, Ondo

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the resumption of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Edo and Ondo states, to enable eligible citizens who are not registered voters to do so. The announcement is coming ahead of the governorship election in Edo and Ondo states on 21 September and 16 November, 2024, respectively. The Commission said the CVR is only open to new registrants and those who seek to transfer their registration.

JUST IN: Fmr. Vice President Atiku Abubakar Hosts Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, Peter Obi on Monday, May 13 paid a visit to former vice-president and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Atiku Abubakar. This visit was disclosed in a post on the official handle of the former VP.

Rivers LGA Chairman Accuses Fubura of Sitting on Allocations, Backs Impeachment

The Rivers State Chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria (ALGON), has accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of sitting on funds meant for the 23 LGAs in the state, thereby restricting them from carrying out functions in the administration. Speaking on behalf of the group during a news briefing in Port Harcourt, the Chairman of Port Harcourt LGA, Allwell Ihunda, accused the governor of withholding allocations meant for the LGAs since April, and March in the case of Emohua. He further alleged that the governor intended to dip his hands into the LGA funds. They called on President Tinubu to call Governor Fubara to order, to forestall a total breakdown of law and order in Rivers State.

Sequel to an invitation to serve as Keynote Speaker at the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s 6th Africa Day, co-organized by UMASS-Boston, West Africa Research Association (WARA) and West Africa Research Centre (WARC) of Boston University, the ECOWAS Permanent Observer to the United Nations, Ambassador Kinza Jawara-Njai delivered the Keynote address of the 2024 Academic Conference of UMASS Boston’s John W. McCormark Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at its Campus in Boston on Friday, 19th April 2024.

Just In: Rivers Court Stops Pro-Wike Lawmakers From Parading As Assembly Members

The Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt has issued an interim injunction restraining the embattled Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Martins Amaewhule, and 24 others from parading themselves as members of the House. The court presided over by Hon. Justice Charles Wali, also restrained the affected lawmakers from meeting or sitting at the auditorium of the House of Assembly quarters, located off Aba Road, Port Harcourt, or any other place whatsoever, to carry out or purport to carry out the legislative business of the Rivers State House of Assembly, as their legislative seats have been declared vacant pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice.

Senate Bars Over 10 TV Stations, Photojournalists From Plenary

Following the resumption of Senators at the newly renovated Chamber for legislative activities, the National Assembly Sergeant-At-Arms has barred at least 10 Television stations in the country from having access to the gallery. A Sergeant-At-Arm operative who was stationed at the entrance of the Chamber told journalists that Senate President, Godswill Akpabio instructed the security unit to restrict and prune down the number of media houses covering proceedings.

Just In: FG Approves Salary Increase for Civil Servants

The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved an increase of between 25% and 35% in salary Increase for Civil Servants on the remaining six Consolidated Salary Structures. The Head of Press, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC), Emmanuel Njoku, who made the announcement in a statement noted that the increase takes effect from 1st January 2024.

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