No electronic authentication, no voting in Anambra, INEC insists
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that eligible voters in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State must use its new Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, stated this, on Monday, in Abuja during the commission’s third quarterly meeting with political parties.
He said the move was to eliminate the possibility of voting by identity theft using another person’s Permanent Voter Card (PVC). #
Nigeria records more COVID-19 deaths, cases
Nigeria, on Monday, recorded four more COVID-19-related deaths and 379 new infections from 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), in Nigeria.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its Website.
The NCDC attributed the surge to the highly transmissible Delta variant and low vaccination rates across the country and noted that Lagos State recorded the highest infections with (138), while Rivers followed with (44) and the FCT (26). #
CJN Warns Against Granting Reckless Ex-Parte Orders To Politicians
The Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad has cautioned Judges in the country granting frivolous ex-parte orders to politicians in Nigeria.
The CJN gave the warning at a closed door meeting held with Seven Chief Judges at the National Judicial Council, NJC, in Abuja on Monday.
This is sequel to the issuance of conflicting exparte orders by some Judges in their territory, saying that such act will not be condoned from any Judge henceforth.
According to a statement issued by the Director, Information of the NJC, Soji Oye, the Chief Justice of Nigeria was said to be miffed by the action of the Judges and stated that damage to one jurisdiction is damage to all and urged the Heads of Court to handle political cases personally. #
NGX Begins Week On Downward Note With 0.02percent Decline
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) reopened on a downturn note on Monday, causing the All-Share Index (ASI) to decline by zero-point zero-two per cent.
The ASI depreciated by Eight Point One –Two absolute points, representing a drop of zero-point zero-two per cent to close at Thirty-Nine Thousand, Two Hundred And Fifty-Two, Point Eight- Nine points. Similarly, the overall market capitalization dipped by Five billion naira to close at Twenty Point Four –Five –One trillion.
The downturn was driven by price depreciation in large and medium capitalised stocks amongst which are; Flour Mills of Nigeria, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria, Stanbic IBTC Holding, Dangote Sugar Refinery and May and Baker Nigeria. #
Guinea coup leader to form a new government in weeks
The leader of the coup which ousted Guinea’s President Alpha Condé has said a new “union” government would be formed in weeks.
Colonel Mamady Doumbouya told ministers who served in Condé’s government that there would be no witch-hunt against former officials.
Colonel Doumbouya, who heads the army’s special forces unit, did not say on Monday when the new government would be in place, however, said that a consultation will be launched to set down the broad parameters of the transition, and then a government of national union will be established to steer the transition.#