- GOVERNOR FAYEMI SIGNS FUND MANAGEMENT BILL INTO LAW.
- PRESIDENT BIDEN ENJOINS MILITARY FORCES TO GET VACCINATED.
- TALIBAN REBEL ELIMINATES TOP AFGHAN MEDIA OFFICER.
- ON SPORT, PSG IN LEAD RACE TO SIGN MESSI AFTER BARCA EXIT.
The electoral umpire will continue to deepen the use of technology in conducting elections across the country.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made the comment while speaking at the opening ceremony of a two-day retreat for officers of the commission in Keffi, nasarawa state.
According to him, INEC does not need new laws to deploy certain technologies, as there are some aspects of technology that the commission have deployed to deepening the use of technology for voters registration.
Professor Mahmoud’s comment comes weeks after the national assembly was divided over whether the electronic transmission of election results should be unchallengeable in the latest amendment of the electoral act.
Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi has signed the recently passed legislative fund management bill and the judiciary fund management bill into law.
Governor Fayemi made the confirmation in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, stating that the enactment of the bills into law would assist in improving governance and codify existing arrangements between the three arms of government on revenue allocation, reaffirming the commitment of his administration to good governance, transparency and equal opportunity for development by all communities in the state.
According to the governor, the bill will also enhance the vision of his administration for a self- sustaining three arms of government that work as equals even if separately for the delivery of good governance to the people of Ekiti state.
Ethiopia will deploy its entire defensive capability against rebels from the northern Tigray region after their recent advances.
Country’s foreign ministry gave the hint in a statement, saying the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, TPLF was testing the federal government’s patience and pushing it to change its defensive mood which has been lenient for the sake of the unilateral humanitarian ceasefire.
Reports indicated that the rebels took control of the town of Lalibela, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO world heritage site in neighbouring Amhara region, on August 5, while aid routes into Tigray have been blocked.
According to the report, the rebels want a negotiated cessation of hostilities, reacting, the foreign ministry said their actions were irresponsible.
The United State government is preparing to require all members of the U.S military to get vaccinated against covid-19 Variant.
Country’s president, Joe Biden made the comment in a statement issued to newsman at white house, saying his administration has relied on encouraging troops to get vaccinated rather than mandating the shots.
Report says the president has also directed that all federal workers to be vaccinated or face frequent testing and travel restrictions.
It would be recalled that all travelers to the country, are currently required to show proof of a negative covid-19 test taken within three days of air travel to the country, regardless of vaccination status.
Argentina will relax coronavirus restrictions as infection and mortality rates fall, even as the South American nation approached five million cases with more than 107,000 deaths
Country’s president, Alberto Fernandez made the announcement in a recorded televised briefing, noting that the more the residents vaccinate and take care of themselves, the more they can sustain the achievements and advance in sustained and progressive openings.
The president who explained that reopening of outdoor sporting events will only happen if caseloads continue to fall, therefore pointed out that vaccine is the best reopening policy.
Meanwhile, Argentina’s health minister, Carla Vizzotti also revealed that the kind of vaccines administered would bolster argentines’ chances against the more contagious delta variant.
The Taliban rebels have assassinated the Afghanistan government’s top media and information officer, Dawa Menapal in the capital Kabul, an act condemned as an affront to human rights and free speech.
A country’s official in the federal interior ministry, Mirwais Stanikzai confirmed that death, saying Menapal was killed by the terrorists during Friday prayers, while the Taliban claimed responsibility for his death.
Stanikzai, who doubles as the ministry’s spokesperson described Menapal as a young man who stood like a mountain in the face of enemy propaganda, and a major supporter of the Afghan regime.
It would be noted that the assassination was the latest in a series of attacks conducted by the hardline Islamist group to weaken president Ghani’s democratically elected, western backed regime.
As wildfires rage in Greece, a volunteer firefighter has been reportedly killed.
A chief of civil protection agency in Greece, Nikos Hardalias confirmed this in a statement issued to newsmen saying the firefighter died after a falling utility pole hit his head august 6.
Hardalias added that homes and businesses have been destroyed over the past few days and thousands of people have been evacuated from an island near Athens.
Two Myanmar citizens who plotted the attack on the country’s United Nations Ambassador, and outspoken supporter of the democracy movement who has refused orders by the military government to quit, Kyaw Moe Tun, have been charged to court.
The us attorney for the southern district of New York, Audrey Strauss made this known in a statement, explaining that the pair plotted to seriously injure or kill Myanmar’s ambassador or force him to resign.
The acting assistant director of U.S Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jacqueline Maguire, disclosed that the law enforcement agencies acted quickly and diligently after learning of the potential assassination.
According to her, the suspects, have been charged in a federal court on counts for which they could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain PSG after leaving the club.
PSG manager Maricho Pochettino made the comment through the club official handle, added that PSG have good chance of completing a deal and can afford to sign him without breaking any financial fair play rules.
It was reported that the 34-year-old is expected to sign a two-year contract next week, worth 25 million pounds a year after tax, with the option of a further year.
It would be recalled that Messi left Barcelona after the La Liga club were unable to fulfil a new contract that had been agreed with the player due to financial and structural obstacles