2023: Why cost of conducting election is high in Nigeria – INEC Chairman

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) explained why the cost of conducting elections in Nigeria is high. He said this on Friday when he appeared at the ‘The Editors’ Forum’ in Lagos. It was organised by the Nigerian Guild of Editors at De Rembrandt Hotel, Awolowo Way Ikeja, Lagos. He listed some of the reasons as “cost of logistics, highly-secured ballot papers, allowances for personnel and others.” In his words: “In France, the ballot paper is like an A4 sheet of paper, because it is unthinkable that anybody in France will snatch the ballot paper. “But here in Nigeria, we print ballots papers in currency quality and we entrust them to the Central Bank of Nigeria. “The ballot papers will now be moved with all the protocols and security according to the movement of the national currency, just to protect the process. “This is not going to be done cheaply. So, we pay for lack of trust in the system,” the INEC boss said. He added, though, that Nigeria’s elections were not the most …

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How Popular Senator Son Was Murdered By Bestie In Abuja

A prominent Nigerian senator son has been murdered by friend. Sadiq Kabiru Gaya, the son of Senator Kabiri Ibrahim Gaya representing Kano South has passed away. Sadiq a lawyer at Nigerian assets management agency was reportedly murdered in a hotel on Tuesday evening in Abuja According to Kabiru Ado Muhd on Facebook “Sadiq was invited by his best friend to a hotel in Abuja. He was stabbed in the chest and dumped in the hotel’s pool. The friend took his phone and transferred N20m” It is also reported that Sadiq’s murder was masterminded by a friend over the sum of N3.5m. Meanwhile the FCT Police Command’s Spokesperson, Josephine Adeh, confirming the incident, noted that five suspects in connection with the murder were in police custody as investigation continued. Sadiq Gaya, a law graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and graduate of LL.M University in Wales, United Kingdom was buried immediately according to Islamic rites and is survived by a wife and two children.

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Germany taken control of a major Russian-owned oil refinery

Germany has taken control of a major Russian-owned oil refinery. The European country took control of the oil refinery on Friday, risking retaliation from Russia. The move comes amid Germany’s target to shore up energy supplies and meet its European Union commitment to eliminate Russian oil imports by the end of the year, Reuters reports. The economy ministry said it was putting a unit of Russian oil firm Rosneft (ROSN.MM) under the trusteeship of the industry regulator and taking over the business’ Schwedt refinery, which supplies 90 percent of Berlin’s fuel. Energy supplies from Russia were disrupted after Moscow invaded Ukraine and NATO countries hit Russia with sanctions. The economy ministry in a statement said Rosneft’s German subsidiaries, which account for about 12 percent of oil refining capacity in the country, were placed under trusteeship of the Federal Network Agency. “The trust management will counter the threat to the security of energy supply,” it said. “With the trusteeship, the threat to the security of energy supply is countered and an essential foundation stone is set for the preservation and future …

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BBNaija: “If you want to keep Modella as friend, you won’t have me” – Bella to Sheggz

BBNaija season 7 housemate, Bella has given an ultimatum to her love interest, Sheggz. In a recent conversation between the two lovestruck housemates, Sheggz told Bella that he feels that the evicted housemate, Modella seems cool and smart but everytime he made move to get to know her, Bella was always there. However, Bella stated that if Sheggz believes she’d be okay with him being friends with Modella, he must be a joker. She went further to say that if he insists on making friends with Modella then he won’t have her; she would leave him. BELLA TO SHEGGZ: IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND KEEP MODELLA AS A FRIEND, I’LL NO LONGER BE YOUR GIRLFRIEND#BBNAIJA #BBNAJIA PIC.TWITTER.COM/GAFJUOYNHP — Sabi Radio (@TheSabiRadio) September 16, 2022

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5 Famous Nigerian celebrities who have shared the same celebrity lover

Many of us wish to date celebrities and live a high life, but has anyone ever wondered why this does not happen? Simply put, celebrities tend to date only within their celebrity circle. This list includes some well-known celebrities whom we are all familiar with, and it is worth noting that they frequently have the same ex or are currently dating another’s ex. See for yourself and have fun! DORIS SIMEON AND STELLA DAMASUS Because he was previously married to fellow actress Doris Simeon, with whom he has a son, Nollywood actress Stella Damasus stepped out with filmmaker Daniel Ademinokan as her new man. It is even speculated that Stella kidnapped Daniel from Doris, but whatever the case may be, Stella is currently with Daniel, leaving Doris to play the role of the ex. EMMA NYRA AND LILIAN ESORO Everyone is aware of the well-publicized marriage of Triple MG boss Ubi Franklin and Nollywood actress Lillian Esoro, but the entertainer was previously engaged to singer Emma Nyra. There was some back and forth about whether Ubi and Emma were dating, …

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Skitmaker Cute Abiola stirs reactions as he holds 8 days Fidau prayer for late Queen Elizabeth (Video)

Nigerian skitmaker and content creator Cute Abiola has stirred mixed reactions as he held a 8days Fidau prayer for the late Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth. Recalled that Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, died on the 8th of September 2022, at Balmoral Estate in Scotland. Despite dying at the ripe age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II’s death came as a shock to many after an official statement was made public by Buckingham Palace. Following the sad news, photos of the late Queen had taken over the internet, with many sharing heartwarming tributes to mark the monarch’s legacies. Many celebrities took to their timelines and stories to mourn the highly reverred Queen. The skitmaker held a Fidau prayer to mark 8days of her death. Taking to his comment section, his fans mocked him over his action. One Sunkanmi Omobolane wrote, “Nephew Charlie opor” One Emperor Chisel wrote, “Areeeeeeehh high commissioner paying his last respects One Dammy Gold, “Haha our queen’s death don reach 8day? One MC Wanted wrote, “Omolomo” Precise Post recalls that Queen Elizabeth, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch and the …

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Check Out Scary Celebrity Photos From Ojuju Ball Movie Premiere

It was indeed glitz and glamour as top Nigerian celebrities thrilled guest at the premiere of a new movie. The movie premiere was tagged ‘Ojuju Ball’ with the dress code being ‘Avant-garde Ojuju’. The Brotherhood has a rich cast list with celebrities such as Basketmouth, Falz, Toni Tones, BBNaija’s Dorathy Bachor, Boma Akpore, Mercy Aigbe, Deyemi Okanlawon, Omawumi, Mr Macaroni and more Ifuennada, Mercy Aigbe and most of other celebrities were styled by the number one fashion goddess, Toyin Lawani of Tiannahs Empire.

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BBNaijaS7: “Edo Triplets Don Scatter?”- Ebuka Reacts To F!ght Between ChiChi And Rachael [Video]

BBNaija host, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has reacted to the fight between housemates ChiChi and Rachael. Rachael and ChiChi’s fight originated from the movie ticket which Rachael paid for but couldn’t join other housemates to watch the movie, due to the fact that her name was not on the ticket. Reacting to their recent fight, Ebuka tweeted: AH! EDO TRIPLETS DON SCATTER? Few comments on his tweet reads: @chikaoliobi Friendship built on mutual hatred can never last @EzekielImma But they are witches in same coven na @iamdiamond This is just the beginning. Na Chichi and Phyna own i dey wait for😅….If it happens, it will be worse than Bobrisky and Tonto’s fight. @cutie Chichi don quarrel with almost evrybody for that house ….Rachel Dey talk calmly sef ,chichi just Dey insult Omo ehhh @dikimandy Bbnaija 3 Edo witches are fighting buh one housemate is being abused in the relationship with jabs. The God of Edo witches 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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Imo Govt Slams Ikenga Ugochinyere, Calls For His Arrest

By Tunde John The Imo State Government has called for the arrest and questioning of opposition politician Ikenga Ugochinyere for claiming that Voter Registration in Omuma, the home Ward of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State was inflated with fictitious names. The Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon. Declan Emelumba, made the call on Friday September 16, 2022 where he told a media conference that “ignoring the spurious and seditious outburst of Ugochinyere will amount to condoning criminality.” He therefore called on the relevant security agencies to “immediately arrest the said Ugochinyere to find out from him how he obtained the voters register he has been parading before the public even when the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC is still at the stage of Automated Biometric Verification of Systems, which must be concluded before an official voters register can be released to the public.” The Commissioner said that “INEC has issued an official statement on the above and has gone further to list the names of the States that entered fictitious registration of voters and Imo State is …

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Atiku Off To Europe After PDP Released List Of Its 326 Man Strong Presidential Campaign Council

By Our Reporyer Hours after the membership of the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party was made public, the party’s Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has announced his intention to travel to Europe on a business trip. A statement signed by his Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe, in Abuja, said the former Vice President will be travelling immediately after his meeting with the leadership of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) alongside the PDP vice presidential candidate, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, in Lagos, on Friday. Ibe said, “Today’s trip is in continuation of an earlier business trip of 3 weeks ago. “At the conclusion of his European trip, the former Vice President will also use the opportunity to visit his family in Dubai. Read Also:  Adams Oshiomhole: I have nothing against Godwin Obaseki “His trip is for business and family purposes and has nothing to do with medicals as being insinuated in some quarters.” The PDP released a list of its 326 man strong Presidential campaign council amidst calls by a section of the party for reforms in the …

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Jerry Eze: From Umuahia To The World On Prayer And Tech

THE PUBLIC SPHERE with Chido Nwakanma “What God cannot do does not exist.” Quod erat demonstradum (QED) in mathematics.Jerry Eze is the demonstration of that which his statement seeks to prove. From the relative backwaters of Umuahia technologically, Pastor Jerry Eze has become the number one prayer warrior online globally. Worldwide? Yes, indeed.Jerry Uchechukwu Eze, 40, is an up-by-the-bootstraps apostle of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His Streams of Joy International Gospel Church commenced in Umuahia. He fulfilled his mother’s vision of her son as a servant of God and preacher.Then Covid-19 happened. What began as a test became a testimony. Eze moved online as the rest of the world did, vending hope and encouragement to an audience in multiples of his previous Umuahia congregation. The process confirmed his pay-off: What God cannot do does not exist.Jerry Eze is now a YouTube sensation. Significantly, he brings hope to the world of over 800 000 subscribers growing daily.According to CNN, “The broadcasts on the New Season Prophetic Prayers and Declarations channel (NSPPD) have propelled Eze to become one of the most …

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Journalist Offers To Donate Kidney For Ekweremadu’s Daughter

By Our Reporter Kaduna-based journalist and immediate past Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, John Femi Adi, on Friday morning, September 16, 2022, became the third person to publicly offer to donate one of his kidneys to Sonia, the ailing daughter of Senator Ike Ekweremadu. He wrote on his verified Facebook page: “I, Comrade John Femi Adi, a Kaduna-based journalist and farmer Secretary of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kaduna State Council, hereby announce my ‘agape’ decision to donate one of my kidneys to Senator Ekweremadu’s beautiful daughter. “I am doing this on God’s order in the Holy Bible to Love our neighbours as ourselves . “For further communications, reach me via my official phone number -: 08034210833”. Earlier on Friday morning, News Express had exclusively reported that Ojinu Friday, 35 and a police officer presently serving in Lagos, had contacted Sonia and offered to donate one of his kidneys to her. A 24-year-old female skit maker, Annastasia Olamma, had earlier in the week offered to donate her kidney to save Sonia but later …

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Wike Reveals What Coming To Abuja Reminds Him

By Ogechi Okorie Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Friday said he did not want to be in Abuja because it reminds him of his loss at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Recall that the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar emerged the presidential candidate at the primary conducted in Abuja on May 28 by the party. Atiku polled 371 votes to defeat his main challenger, Wike, who scored 237 votes. Speaking at a book launch, Wike said his visit to the nation’s capital brought back sad memory for her. The book that was launched is titled: “Flowing Justice: Selected Leading Judgments of the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.” It was authored by the retired Justice Abdu Aboki. Wike said: “I want to once again congratulate My Lord, Hon Justice Abdu Aboki JSC for giving me this opportunity to be here and to be the chief launcher. “But why I said My Lord did not do well is because if he had held this in Lagos or Kano, I would have been happy.” Wike said …

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