. Edo State Gubernatorial Election 2020: Advocacy Group Raises Alarm On ‘Disturbing New Trend Of Vote-Trading’
As the people of Edo decide their number one citizen on Saturday, an advocacy group, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has cautioned against vote-buying and dissemination of fake news during the state’s governorship election.
AllNews reports that CDD, in a recent statement, issued its pre-election environment report and noted that it has observed a disturbing new trend in vote trading in Edo State. Read more here.
2. Basketballer Of Nigerian Descent, Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins 2019-20 NBA Most Valuable Player Award
The Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo, who was born to Nigerian parents, has been named the 2019-20 NBA Most Valuable Player, the NBA announced on Friday.
AllNews reports that this is the second straight NBA Most Valuable Player Award for Antetokounmpo, who becomes the 12th player to earn the honour in consecutive seasons. Read more here.
3. Edo Decides 2020: Why 483,796 Eligible Voters Will Not Vote In South-South State
As the people of Edo decide their number one citizen on Saturday, September 19th, 2020, 483,796 eligible voters would not be able to vote in the state’s Governorship election because they did not collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs).
This was contained in a document of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) titled “Delimitation of Edo State”. Read more here.
4. Edo Decides 2020: INEC Chair Sends Out Clear Message On Election Eve
As the people of Edo decide their number one citizen on Saturday, September 19th, 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said that the international community “expect so much from us”, hence, “it is important that we all remain above board in the performance of our respective duties”.
AllNews reports that the commission promised to continue improving the welfare and conditions of service of staff within the available resources. Read more here.
5. Nigerian Airforce Shortlist 2020: See Full List
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has released the list of successful candidates shortlisted for the 2020 airmen/airwomen recruitment selection board interview.
AllNews reports that the Nigerian Air Force in a statement on Friday disclosed via its official Twitter said all successful candidates are hereby invited to attend the Year 2020 Nigerian Airforce men and women recruitment selection Interview at the NAF Base, Kawo – Kaduna from 24 September – 12 November 2020. Read more here.
6. Nnamdi Kanu: IPOB Warns Miyetti Allah To Stay Away From Biafraland
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has responded to Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN’s) claim that they were in the South-East just for business interest.
In a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, Miyetti Allah’s kind of business lead to loss of lives and the sacking of indigenes. Read more here.
7. Ministry Overseeing N-Power Accused Of Misusing Funds
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Farouq has been criticised for using a jet to fly over Kainji Dam after the water bank was flooded. Farouq was condemned by Nigerians and was told that she’s wasting public funds when some N-Power beneficiaries haven’t been paid.
The official Twitter handle if the Humanitarian Affairs Ministry posted some images of Farouq conducting aerial view assessment of the Kainji dam to inspect the impact of flooded banks, rather than using other resources that could have made the assessment more efficient. Read more here.
8. Court Delivers Ruling On Popular Nigerian Pornstar, Tblakhoc Who Shot Sex Act In Osun Osogbo Shrine (Videos)
A magistrate court in Osogbo on Thursday granted bail to popular Nigerian pornstar, Tobiloba Jolaoso, widely known as Kingtblakhoc, and his film crew who were at the start of this week arrested for shooting a pornographic movie at the Sacred Osun Grove in Osun State, South-West Nigeria.
Kingtblakhoc was on Monday initially arraigned at a court in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, on the grounds of recording a contentious video titled, ‘The Lost Cameroon LaDiva’ at the Osun Osogbo Shrine in July 2020. Read more here.
9. Schools Reopening: FG Releases Fresh COVID-19 Guidelines
President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration through the Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu has released fresh guidelines on COVID-19 assessment for schools to adhere to.
According to the NCDC Director-General, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, local governments and states were also directed to conduct monthly and quarterly COVID-19 risk assessment in schools respectively. Read more here.
10. Edo Decides 2020: Sensitive Materials Already In LGAs- INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that all sensitive materials to be used for the Edo governorship election have been dispatched to the various local government areas ahead of the Saturday Governorship election.
Making this announcement in a statement on Thursday, Festus Okoye, the commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee) said INEC was adequately prepared for the governorship poll. Read more here.