Buhari reacts to killing of 45 farmers in Nasarawa, sympathizes with the affected families.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, condemned the murder of 45 farmers following renewed hostilities in Lafia, Obi and Awe Local Government Areas of Nasarawa State.
In a statement issued on Tuesday night by the president’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari said the sympathies of the entire nation were with the affected families.
President Buhari also expressed condolences to the government and people of the State, and expressed satisfaction with the immediate response of the State government to the incident.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi had assured that the command would bring the perpetrators to book and restore peace to the affected areas.
INEC: no going back on electronic election results transmission
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it will continue to deepen the use of technology in the conduct of elections, especially the electronic transmission of polls results and the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who said this on Tuesday in Abuja, explained that the uploading of Polling Unit results on the commission’s Result Viewing (IReV) portal in real-time on Election Day, has come to stay.
Speaking at a meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs), Yakubu announced the dates for the conduct of party primaries ahead of Ekiti and Osun states’ governorship polls.
Explaining the development, Yakubu said the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) was deployed for the first time in a major election after the successful pilot in the Isoko South I state Constituency in Delta State in September 2021
Kano State Governor Signs 2022 Budget Into Law
Kano state Governor, Dr. Umar Ganduje, has signed the 2022 budget of over two hundred twenty one billion naira into law.
The signed bill rose by more than twenty four point eight billion naira from the one hundred and ninety-six billion Naira presented to the house by the governor on the 28 October, 2021
Governor Ganduje who signed the budget tagged ” Budget for Consolidation and prosperity’, said the Budget was meant to complete major projects as the administration moves into transition period of election year 2023.
He said the budget which has high priority and percentage for capital projects will be implemented beginning from 1st January,2022.
He commended the state House of Assembly for the timely passage of the bill and allowing for public contributions through community, academic, CSOs and other Stakeholders participation, thereby giving credibility to the budget.#
Mozambique Seeks First IMF Loan In Five Years
Mozambique is on the verge of securing the first loan in five years from the International Monetary Funds.
The credit will aim at boosting the country’s economic recovery from the pandemic, poverty reduction, equity growth and further aid in financing other nationwide development.
The Mozambican economy is recovering from a sharp contraction, following several years of economic shocks.
While the authorities have managed prudently and successfully addressed COVID and security-related challenges, concessional financing has now declined, and high public debt and tight financing constraints should be addressed through fiscal measures.
Mozambique which still grapples with the insecurity from the Jihadist fighters and the impacts of the ongoing Covid pandemic, has also seen a contracting economy for the past three years.
Napoli doctor provides Victor Osimhen medical update
Doctor Roberto Ruggiero has revealed that Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen is only halfway through his rehabilitation period as he is still in the healing process.
It is exactly a month today that Osimhen suffered multiple fractures in his head during a league clash against Inter Milan , a tie the Neapolitans lost 3-2.
Napoli later announced that the club’s record signing would be out of action for at least three months after he subsequently underwent successful surgery.
That forecast initially meant Osimhen would play no part in Nigeria’s hunt for a fourth continental crown at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
But the 22-year-old has recovered faster than projected after he resumed individual training last week and was on Tuesday with a specially designed face mask as Doctor Ruggiero, who headed the team that created Osimhen’s protective mask, advised the Nigerian striker to let his wounds heal completely before taking to a football field