Today's Headlines: Ballot Box Snatchers To Be Jailed For 20 Yrs, I Placed A Curse On Saka - Chiellini
Ballot Box Snatchers To Be Jailed For 20 Years Or Pay A Fine Of N40 million Naira Photo Credit: Nigerian Tribune Future Election Ballot Box snatchers in Nigeria should think twice as a 20-year jail term or a N40m fine awaits them if the bill to establish the Electoral Offences Commission is eventually passed.
Recall that the executive governor of Ogun lost his father recently, which made his counterparts and party members paying him condolence visits. Earlier today, His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, paid a consoling visit to his companion of Ogun State Dapo Abiodun, over the death of his father at his home, Iperu-Remo, Ogun State.
The growing demand for free, fair, credible and transparent elections in Nigeria suffered another set back as the National Assembly shut the door against electronic transmission of election results from polling units. The National Assembly deliberately killed and buried the growing national aspiration for electronic transmission of election results in Nigeria.
Prof. Sani Adam's candidacy for appointment as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to represent North Central has been confirmed by the Senate. Remember that the Senate postponed Professor Sani Adam's confirmation because of the petitions against him. However, his approval on Thursday was contingent on the Senate Committee on INEC's report, which was submitted by the Committee's Chairman, Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South).
The issue of the intent of the Independent National Electoral Commission to switch over to the electronic means of transmitting electoral results is not something new, as it has been dragged on for a while now. Well today, I would be exposing to you the names of the Senators who I consider to be outdated, archaic or old-fashioned.
It is no longer news that the Special Assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Lauretta Onochie has been rejected as a Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by the Nigerian Senate. Daily Post gathered that the outspoken Aide to the President was rejected because her nomination violated the federal character principle.
Opinion: 2 Vital Messages Senate Has Passed To Nigerians With Its Rejection Of Lauretta's Nomination
The Senate has refused to endorse President Muhammadu Buhari's aide, Lauretta Onochie, for appointment as Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). (Photo credit: Premium Times). In the report which was made by Sahara Reporters, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Kabiru Gaya, said that Lauretta Onochie did not meet the conditions of the Federal Character Principles.
Senators from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) on Thursday rejected the proposed electronic transmission of election results. The chairman of the Senate INEC committee, Kabiru Gaya, had presented the committee's report earlier, which suggests the possibility of transmitting election results by electronic means.
Senator Kabiru Gaya, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission panel, stated that he voted against his committee's proposal on electronic results transmission since the revised version was superior. The Senate ruled out the possibility of results being transmitted electronically when it voted that the Nigerian Communications Commission, with National Assembly approval, would determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission could transmit results electronically or not, according to the PUNCH.
The Senator heading the Electoral Bill Committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya has made it known that Nigerians need to thank them for voting against the electronic transmission of Election results instead of the insults that the Senate has been receiving since the passage of the Bill. Recall that there was uproar among Nigerians when the House of Senate proposed the Amendment of the Electoral Bill, wherein the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is allowed to conduct electronic Elections provided that the results of such election won't be transmitted electronically.
The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria today rejected the nomination of Mrs. Lauretta Onochie as the INEC commissioner representing Delta State. This is after Senator Kabiru Gaya's report recommended that Onochie's nomination be rejected because confirming her nomination will breach the Federal Character Act. Photo Credit: Vanguard
(Photo Credit: BBC) The nomination of Onochie to be appointed as INEC Commissioner has over time generated many reactions among the elites and members of the public. Lauretta Onochie is the current aide to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media. Her nomination to be the National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) caused controversies due to her alleged involvement in politics and her membership of a political party.
Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers Punch Newspapers has finally released the names of all the senators that voted against the electronic transmission of elections results. They all said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must ask for permission from the Nigerian Communications Commission (ICC) before transmitting results electronically.
Senator Kabiru Gaya, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission panel, stated that he voted against his committee's suggestion on electronic results transmission since the altered version was better. The Senate ruled out the possibility of results being transmitted electronically when it voted that the Nigerian Communications Commission, with National Assembly approval, would determine whether the Independent National Electoral Commission could transmit results electronically or not, according to the PUNCH.
Committee on INEC pushes for the confirmation of Prof. Sani Adams, whose nomination was stepped down
Legislators in the National Assembly's top legislative house are bracing for a clash today morning as the Panel on the Independent National Electoral Commission presses for Prof. Sani Adams' approval after his candidacy was withdrawn on Tuesday. The Senate won't clear Adams as well as a presidential assistant, Lauretta Onochie, on Tuesday.
The Chairman of the Senate Committee on INEC, Senator Kabiru Gaya has revealed the Reason behind the mandatory adoption of Direct Primaries by Political Parties in Nigeria. Photo Credit: Facebook Speaking on Tuesday during the "Politics Today Programme" hosted by Channels Television, He said the decision to include the direct primaries is not to revolt against the governors but to protect the federal lawmakers from their interference.
The Senate on Tuesday approved a 10 years jail term for any Nigerian who sells a voter's card or is in possession of any voter's card that belongs to another person. The Senate, on Tuesday after the deliberation on a report by the committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), passed a bill aiming to create an Electoral Offences Commission.
Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has commended the Senate for rejecting the nomination of Lauretta Onochie as a National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. According to the Chairman of the INEC Committee in the Senate, Kabiru Gaya, in his report, Onochie did not satisfy the provisions of the Federal Character Principles.
Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers Senator Kabiru Gaya who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (APC-Kano South), has said that the Senate studied the mood of Nigerians before rejecting Ms. Lauretta Onochie who was nominated for the post of INEC commissioner. Kabiru Gaya also disclosed that she was not rejected because of political affiliations but a different reason.
Senator Kabiru Gaya while speaking to some news correspondents said that initially, the senate agreed on electronic transmission of results but with the facts made available to the National Assembly some areas do not have network coverage which might hinder the plans to transmit results electronically. Senator Gaya said INEC may go for electronic transmission of results where and when practicable.