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Constitution Review: Senate Holds Public Hearing In 12 States
The Senate Constitution Review Committee has said that a zonal public hearing on the review of the 1999 Constitution would be held from May 26 to 27.
The event which would be held simultaneously across 12 states in Nigeria would witness two public hearings per geopolitical zone.
Also, a national public hearing is expected to be held in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
We Won’t Allow Opposition To Denigrate Buhari — Gov AbdulRazaq
Kwara State governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said most of the governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) “rode on Buhari’s back to power” and would not allow the opposition to disparage the president.
The governor stated this yesterday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, during the distribution of Ramadan items tagged; “Baba for all” to the vulnerable, physically challenged, widows and less privileged across the 16 local government areas of the state.
He said Buhari deserved some respect as a leader “committed to the welfare of the poor and prudent management of resources.” Most of the APC governors rode on Buhari’s back to power. Even though we had our own ‘otoge’ in Kwara, he led the party amiably. So we are not going to sit and have people needlessly denigrate the leader of the country. The man has been working. He has done exceedingly well and because he would not talk, the opposition is taking advantage of that to pull him and the country down. No, no patriot should allow that.”
2023 Polls: PDP Asks INEC To Transmit Results Electronically
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct and transmit results of the 2023 general elections electronically.
The party’s position is predicated on INEC’s announcement of its readiness to conduct online (electronic) registration of voters for future elections in the country.
The party, in a statement on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said since INEC is now in the position to deploy technology to conduct online registration of voters, which entails electronic transmission of voters’ data to its central server, the commission can also conduct an electronic transmission of results directly from the polling units to its central server.
Southern Govs To Buhari: Convene National Dialogue
Seventeen southern governors met on Tuesday in Asaba, Delta State and called on President Muhammadu Buhari to convoke a national dialogue to resolve all the contentious issues heating up the polity.
They also called on President Buhari to address the nation on the spate of insecurity in the country. While reiterating their loyalty to the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria during their meeting in Asaba, the 17 governors, drawn from the South West, South East and South South, highlighted the areas the national dialogue should dwell on.
They underscored the need to brainstorm and agree on restructuring, state police, revenue allocation formula and true federalism. The governors during the meeting which started at about 12 noon and ended about 4.20 pm urged the federal government to organise the dialogue as a matter of urgency. They also resolved to completely ban open grazing across Southern Nigeria.
Gunshots As Boko Haram Set Houses On Fire In Maiduguri
Boko Haram insurgents have set some houses on fire in Maiduguri, Borno State capital. There are sounds of gunshots and explosion in different parts of the city, especially around Jiddari Polo area.
Daily Trust reports that there is a gun battle between troops and suspected insurgents around Molai and Jiddari in the state capital. Residents are currently fleeing in different directions amid the confusion in the city.
“At least 3 loud explosions were heard in Maiduguri. Heavy shooting ongoing now, civilian are fleeing their homes running towards Damboa and old GRA,” a security source said.
Sultan Declares Thursday As Eid-El-Fitr Day
The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has declared Thursday, May, 13 as Eid-El-Fitr day.
He said the new crescent was not sighted anywhere in the country on Tuesday. The Sultan added that consequently, Muslims are expected to fast on Wednesday.
This is contained in a statement Tuesday night by the Deputy Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), Prof. Salisu Shehu.
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