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Daily Trust Newspaper Headlines (Thursday, 29 April, 2021 Edition)

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

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INEC Fixes Feb 2023 For Presidential Poll, Wants Electoral Bill Passed

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said the timetable for the 2023 general elections will be released in November 2021.

It said by principle the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, stated this at a public hearing on the Electoral Offences Commission (Establishment) bill, sponsored by Senator Abubakar Kyari.

Low Representation: Rep Move To Create 111 Seats For Women In N/Assembly

The House of Representatives has moved to provide special seats for women at National Assembly and state houses of assembly as it passes a bill through second reading.

The bill, which seeks to alter some provisions of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) was sponsored by the Deputy Chief Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha.

Presenting the bill during plenary on Wednesday, she said it sought to alter the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 to remedy the low representation of women in legislative houses. She added that the bill wanted the creation of additional separate seats to be contested and filled by only women in the National Assembly and State houses of assembly as a temporary measure to promote women’s representation.

Umahi Says IPOB Not Responsible For Most Attacks In Ebonyi, Imposes Curfew

The chairman of the Southeast governor’s forum and governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Wednesday, said that the Indigenous People of Biafra,(IPOB) were not responsible for most of the numerous attacks in parts of the state.

Umahi made this known while briefing journalists on some issues reached during this week security council meeting, held in Abakiliki. He added that the hoodlums hide under the umbrella of IPOB to carry out their evil attacks.

The governor drew his view from the recent incident which happened on Tuesday at Onueke in Ezza South Local Government Area of the state where unknown gunmen attacked a bank.

Makinde To Tinubu: APC Won’t Rule Beyond 2023

The Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday countered the prediction of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, saying the days of the ruling party are numbered.

He said Nigerians are tired of the ruling party because of its bad governance and maladministration.

Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, had after he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the party would be in power beyond 2023 when the second term of Buhari will lapse.

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