INEC Pilots Electronic Voting In 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said it would engage with the National Assembly and other stakeholders to explore ways of responding to the rising cost of conducting frequent bye-elections in Nigeria. The commission premised its decision on the Supreme Court judgment which states that votes belong primarily to political parties, as well as its records, which show that only in 10 percent of all bye-elections since 2015 did the party that won originally lose the election. INEC also said it would “pilot the use of Electronic Voting…

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Power Generation Drops As 10 Plants Stay Idle

The number of the nation’s power plants sitting idle increased by three on Monday to 10, prompting generation to tumble below 3,000 megawatts. Total power generation in the country fell to 2,626.9MW as of 6 am on Monday from 3,738MW the previous day, according to the Nigerian Electricity System Operator. Twenty-two power plants generated 3862.8MW as of 6 am on Saturday as five plants were idle. The data obtained from the system operator showed that Geregu II, Omotosho II, and Ibom Power plants did not produce any megawatt of electricity…

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Nigeria Records 1.87% GDP Growth In Q1 2020 – NBS

Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 1.87 percent (year-on-year) in real terms in the first quarter of 2020. The National Bureau of Statistics disclosed this in its ‘Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product’ report for the first quarter of 2020 on Monday. This performance was recorded against the backdrop of significant global disruptions resulting from the COVID-19 public health crisis, a sharp fall in oil prices, and restricted international trade. In the second quarter of 2019, Nigeria’s real GDP at basic prices grew by 2.12 percent on a year-on-year basis. Growth…

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NNPC Unveils Staff Strength, Distribution Across Business Divisions

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says it currently has 6,621 staff strength both at its headquarters and across all its subsidiaries, division, and offices nationwide. The corporation disclosed this in its report of compliance with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s Open Data requirements released in Abuja on Monday. The report disclosed that the 6,621 individuals comprised its total staff strength as of April 20, 2020. This meant that the recently employed 1,050 fresh graduates were captured, as their employments were concluded in February. According to the report, NNPC has 13…

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Reason Ex-DG Of Imo Broadcasting Corporation Stabbed Wife To Death

The Imo State Police Command has arrested 85-year-old Theophilus Okere, a retired Director-General of the Imo State Broadcasting Corporation for allegedly killing his wife, Beatrice Okere. The former DG stabbed his wife to death on Monday in the Imerienwe community of Ngor-Okpala Local Government Area of Imo State, fleeing after carrying out the act. The former Director-General of the Imo Broadcasting Corporation, Theophilus Okere, allegedly stabbed his wife of 50 years, Beatrice, to death. Okere’s wife was a retiree of the Imo State Polytechnic, Umuagwo. The couple had been married…

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