BREAKFAST NEWS 30-06-2021

ONDO/INEC E-REGISTRATION

MIXED REACTIONS HAVE CONTINUED TO TRAIL THE RESUMPTION OF THE CONTINOUS VOTERS REGISTRATION AHEAD OF THE 2023 GENERAL ELECTION.

REACTING TO THIS, A LEGAL PRACTITIONAL, BARRISTER ADEKUNLE ADETOHUNBO COMMENDED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS INEC FOR THE WELL THOUGHTFUL IDEA, STRESSING THAT THE WORLD HAD ADVANCED TECHNOLOGICALLY, HENCE NIGERIA MUST FOLLOW SUIT.

ALSO LAUDING THE DEVELOPMENT, SOME RESIDENTS IN ONDO ADVISED THE ELECTORIAL UMPIRE TO IMPROVE ON THE ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR EASY ACCESS.

HOWEVER, ON THE CONTRARY, SOME STATED THAT REGISTRATION ONLINE IS NOT THE BEST APPROACH AS COMPUTER ILLITERATE WOULD NOT HAVE THE PRIVILEDGE TO REGISTER.

MEANWHILE, INEC CHAIRMAN, PROF. MAHMOOD YAKUBU HAD ON JUNE 21, 2021 ANNOUNCED RESUMPTION OF THE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION, CVR NATIONWIDE MONDAY JUNE 28, 2021.

WITH THE  INTRODUCTION, A PORTAL TO ENABLE ELIGIBLE NIGERIANS COMMENCE REGISTRATION AS VOTERS ONLINE BEFORE COMPLETING THE EXERCISE PHYSICALLY AT DESIGNATED CENTRES NATIONWIDE SO AS TO EASE THE BURDEN OF LONG QUEUES AT REGISTRATION CENTRES WAS AS WELL OPENED.

YIAGA/VOTER REGISTRATION

IN THE MEANTIME,

AN ELECTION OBSERVER, YIAGA AFRICA, HAS CALLED ON ELIGIBLE NIGERIANS TO AVAIL THEMSELVES OF THE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION OF THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION, INEC, ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

YIAGA IN A STATEMENT SIGNED BY ITS DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMES, YIAGA AFRICA, CYNTHIA MBAMALU, MADE THE CALL, SAYING INEC’S INNOVATION WILL INSPIRE CITIZENS TO REGISTER BASED ON THE INTRODUCTION OF  PRE-ENROLLMENT VIA INEC’S CVR ONLINE PORTAL WHICH HAD BEGAN SINCE MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021.

THE GROUP ADDED THAT THE DEVELOPMENT WILL BE THE FIRST IN NIGERIA’S ELECTORAL PROCESS WHERE CITIZENS CAN COMMENCE THEIR VOTER’S REGISTRATION FROM THEIR INDIVIDUAL SPACES OF COMFORT.

SENATE/FCCPC COMMISSIONER

THE SENATE HAS CONFIRMED NOMINATION OF MR. KOLAWOLE OLADIPUPO OF SOUTH WEST ZONE AS EXECUTIVE COMMISSIONER OF THE FEDERAL COMPETITION AND CONSUMER PROTECTION COMMISSION, FCCPC.

CONFIRMATION OF THE NOMINEE FOLLOWED THE PRESENTATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, SENATOR FRANCIS FADAHUNSI OF OSUN EAST PDP, IN HIS PRESENTATION, NOTED THAT THE NOMINEE SATISFIED THE REQUIREMENTS OF SECTIONS 153 AND 156 OF THE 1999 CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AS AMENDED.

HOUSE OF REP/DEFECTION

DEPUTY MINORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, HON. TOBY OKECHUKWU, HAS CALLED ON THE SPEAKER FEMI GBAJABIAMILA AND HIS COLLEAGUES TO CHOSE BETWEEN OBEYING THE LAWS OF THE LAND OR BREAKING THEM.

OKECHUKWU SPOKE ON THE HEELS OF THE DEFECTION OF TWO MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, HONS IDAGBO OCHIGLEGOR AND MICHAEL ETABA FROM THE MAIN OPPOSITION’S PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY, PDP TO THE RULING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS, APC.

OCHIGLEGOR REPRESENTING OBANLIKU/OBUDU/BEKWARRA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY, AND ETABA REPRESENTING OBUBRA FEDERAL CONSTITUENCY BOTH FROM CROSS RIVER STATE IN THEIR SEPARATE LETTERS READ AT PLENARY BY THE SPEAKER, INFORMED THAT THEIR EXIT WAS PREMISED ON A CRISIS IN THE PDP.

INEC/ONLINE HACKERS

THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION, INEC HAS PROMISED TO PROSECUTE ANYONE WHO TRIES TO HACK ITS WEBSITE IN THE CAUSE OF THE ONLINE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION, CVR WHICH STARTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021.

THE RESIDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSIONER, REC IN CROSS RIVER STATE, DR EMMANUEL HART GAVE THE THREAT IN CALABAR WHILE SPEAKING TO NEWSMEN AFTER DAY ONE OF THE CVR EXERCISES.

HART SAID THE COMMISSION WOULD APPLY ALL RELEVANT ASPECTS OF THE LAW TO ENSURE PROSECUTION OF ANY REGISTRATION OFFENDER.

HE NOTED THAT WHILE THE INEC ONLINE PRE-REGISTRATION KICKED OFF ON JUNE 28, THE PHYSICAL REGISTRATION WILL START ON JULY 19, NATIONWIDE.

SENATE/FCT BUDGET

THE SENATE HAS APPROVED 329.96 BILLION NAIRA FOR THE 2021 FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, FCT’S STATUTORY BUDGET.

THE PASSAGE FOLLOWED THE CONSIDERATION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ON THE FCT APPROPRIATION BILL, 2021.

CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, SENATOR ABUBAKAR KYARI STATED THAT THE OVERALL PERFORMANCE OF THE FCT 2020 STATUTORY BUDGET ALLOCATION WAS 88 PER CENT AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2020.

KYARI FURTHER DISCLOSED THAT MOST OF THE PROJECTS EXECUTED BY THE FCT ADMINISTRATION AND THE FEDERAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION WERE STILL ONGOING DUE TO OVERBEARING INEPTITUDE OF GETTING THE DUE PROCESS CERTIFICATES ON TIME.

FG/EXCISE TAX

FINANCIAL ANALYSTS HAVE EXPRESSED MIXED VIEWS OVER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S PLAN TO INTRODUCE EXCISE DUTY ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS AIRTIME CHARGES.

THE FINANCIAL ANALYSTS WHICH INCLUDE A TAX CONSULTANT, DR MCANTHONY DIKE EXPRESSED THE MIXED REACTIONS IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN IN LAGOS, STATING THAT THE PLAN WAS APPROPRIATE AND WOULD BOOST GOVERNMENT REVENUE IF WELL IMPLEMENTED.

HE HOWEVER, URGED THE POLITICAL CLASS TO SHOW LEADERSHIP BY REDUCING THE COST OF GOVERNANCE ACROSS BOARD IN LINE WITH THE CURRENT ECONOMIC REALITIES.

ON THE CONTRARY PRESIDENT OF THE PROGRESSIVE SHAREHOLDERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA, BONIFACE OKEZIE, SAID THE TIMING OF THE TAX IDEA WAS NOT GOOD CONSIDERING THE IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

IMO/ OKOROCHA SUIT

FORMER IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA, HAS URGED THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, ABUJA, TO MAKE AN ORDER SETTING ASIDE THE SEIZURE AND SEALING OF SOME OF HIS PROPERTY BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT.

OKOROCHA, IN A SUIT FILED ON MAY 28, 2020, HAD URGED THE COURT TO RESTRAIN THE ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION, EFCC AND OTHERS FROM PROBING HIM.

OKOROCHA IN A NEW MOTION CONTAINED IN A NOTICE PRESENTED TO THE COURT BY HIS LAWYER, OBA MADUABUCHI, SAN, ALSO ASKED JUSTICE AHMED MOHAMMED TO RESTRAIN THE DEFENDANTS FROM INVESTIGATING HIM PENDING THE HEARING AND DETERMINATION OF THE SUBSTANTIVE SUIT.

MADUABUCHI TOLD THE COURT THAT THE LATEST APPLICATION SOUGHT A RESTORATION OF THE STATUS QUO DESPITE THE WHITE PAPER ISSUED BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT PANELS.

KANU/ADDRESS

THE SELF-ACCLAIMED LEADER OF THE PROSCRIBED INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BIAFRA, IPOB, NNAMDI KANU HAS BROKE SILENCE ON WHY HE ESCAPED FROM NIGERIA INSPITE OF THE CRIMINAL CHARGES OF TERRORISM AND TREASONABLE FELONY BROUGHT AGAINST HIM BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

LOOKING HEAVILY WEIGHED DOWN, KANU, WHO WAS BROUGHT TO COURT FOR THE CONTINUATION OF TRIAL SHORTLY AFTER HE WAS INTERCEPTED BY SECURITY OPERATIONS, SOUGHT THE PERMISSION OF JUSTICE BINTA NYAKO TO ADDRESS THE COURT AND PRESENT HIS SIDE OF THE STORY.

UPON THE PERMISSION, KANU TOLD THE COURT IN THE PRESENCE OF HEAVILY ARMED SECURITY OPERATIVES THAT HIS HOUSE WAS UNLAWFULLY INVADED BY SECURITY MEN WITH HIS LIFE SERIOUSLY THREATENED

HE SAID HE WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED ALONG WITH OTHERS ON THE DAY OF THE INVASION IF NOT FOR THE WISDOM HE APPLIED TO JUMP OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

AGITATION/KUMUYI

GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE DEEPER LIFE BIBLE CHURCH WORLDWIDE, PASTOR WILLIAM KUMUYI, HAS CHARGED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO LISTEN AND ADDRESS CONCERNS OF SECESSION AGITATORS.

PASTOR KUMUYI MADE THE CALL WHILE ADDRESSING A MEDIA CONFERENCE AFTER HIS MINISTRATION AT THE 6-DAY DIVINE CONNECTION GLOBAL REVIVAL PROGRAMME AT THE REGIONAL WORSHIP CENTRE, KADO, ABUJA.

THE CLERIC EXPRESSED OPTIMISM THAT IF THE BUHARI-LED GOVERNMENT CAN GIVE A LISTENING EAR TO THE AGITATORS PEACE WILL REIGN IN NIGERIA, AFFIRMING THAT TRUE DEMOCRACY GUARANTEES FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND EXPRESSION BY CITIZENS BUT ACCORDING TO LAW.

ADO/COURT

AN ADO EKITI HIGH COURT HAS SENTENCED A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN, SOLA JEGEDE, TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR THE OFFENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY.

IN HIS JUDGEMENT, JUSTICE OLUWATOYIN ABODUNDE SAID JEGEDE WAS FOUND GUILTY AS CHARGED ON COUNT 1, 2 AND 3 FOR THE OFFENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY.

HE WAS CHARGED WITH OFFENCES OF ARMED ROBBERY AND RAPE, WHICH WAS COMMITTED ON OCTOBER 30, 2015 AT OMUO EKITI.

THE DEFENDANT WAS AS WELL SAID TO BE ARMED WITH OFFENSIVE WEAPONS SUCH AS GUN, KNIFE, DIGGER AND ALLEGED OF ROBBING THREE SIBLINGS, IBUKUN, SEUN AND TOPE ILESANMI OF THEIR PHONES AND UNDISCLOSED AMOUNT SUM OF MONEY.

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  • OKOROCHA DEMANDS COURT RESTRAINS PENDING CASE.
  • COURT JAILS 24 YEAR OLD BY HANGING IN EKITI OVER ROBBERY.

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  • WE INFORMED YOU THAT THE INDEPENDENT NATIONAL ELECTORAL COMMISSION, INEC HAS PROMISED TO PROSECUTE ANYONE WHO TRIES TO HACK ITS WEBSITE IN THE CAUSE OF THE ONLINE CONTINUOUS VOTER REGISTRATION, CVR WHICH STARTED ON MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2021.
  • WE ALSO BROUGHT TO YOU THAT FORMER IMO STATE GOVERNOR, ROCHAS OKOROCHA, HAS URGED THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT, ABUJA, TO MAKE AN ORDER SETTING ASIDE THE SEIZURE AND SEALING OF SOME OF HIS PROPERTY BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT.
  • LASTLY, WE REPORTED THAT AN ADO EKITI HIGH COURT HAS SENTENCED A 24-YEAR-OLD MAN, SOLA JEGEDE, TO DEATH BY HANGING FOR THE OFFENCE OF ARMED ROBBERY.

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