Dissecting Rivers Gains
Customs Foils Smuggling Attempt Seizes Goods Worth N1.48bn
Fighting Insecurity In A Democracy
Foundation Urges Collaboration To Save The Earth                  
We’ll Ensure 2023 Elections Are Safe – Buhari
Nigeria’s Economy: More Pains, Less Gains
We Have Our Indivisibility To Celebrate -Wonwu
Finding A Place For Rule Of Law
Nigeria: A Failed State At 60?
Nigeria At 58: Anything To Celebrate?
MWUN  Hails Terminal Operators Over CBA Implementation 
Eight Ships With AGO, PMS, Others Expected At Eastern Ports, Today 
Pirates Cart Away N.1m Loot From Traders
NIWA Reads Riot Act To Boat Operators
MTS Partners NMLA Against Victimised Members
Boundary Commissions And Peaceful Co-Existence
Attack On Odili, Wike, Sim By Media Hirelings: A Bare-Faced Insult On Rivers People
As The Deadline For Collection Of PVCs Draw Close…
Role Of Media In Promoting Peace, Unity
Reducing Maternal Mortality Within Legal Framework 
Commissioner Advises Youths To Take Sports As  Career 
NFF Must Pay Me N157m With Interest – Rohr
Ahoada-East Loves Sporting Activities -Council Boss
Martial Arts Club To Hold Karate Course, Grading Exams In PH 
Achiuwa Promises To Make  Basketball Tourney Yearly Event
Senate Meets With Service Chiefs Over Insecurity
Alleged Certificate Forgery: PDP Drags Gombe Governor, Deputy To Court
2023: INEC Reassures Nigerians Of Neutrality
I Pity Nigeria’s Next President, Says Gumi
Delta PDP Protesters Storm Party Headquarters, Demand Ayu’s Resignation
FG Pays N405bn Interest On CBN Loans Outside Budget 
Oil Firms Get Safe Oil Transport Route
Nigerians Face Hard Times, As Kerosene Hits N800/Litre
Govt Designates Dry Ports As Ports Of Origin, Destination
‘Lekki Deep Sea Port Over 95% Completion’
Job Searching Tips for Recent College Graduates
Foreign Capital Imports in Nigeria drop by 78%
The inflation rate in Nigeria on an all-time high
Ugandan Appointed Managing Director In Nigeria
Become Job-Ready With a National Criminal History Check
50-Year-Old Man Docked For N8.5m Land Fraud
Domestic Servant Docked For Stealing Employer’s Property
Ground Rents: Asokoro, Maitama Property Owners Highest Debtors, Says FCTA
Kogi: Dangote Cement, Communities Sign Landmark Development Pact
Plateau Donates Over 50 Hectares Of Land To Federal Govt Agencies
New Flyover Projects Excite PH Residents
Is CCT Right In Slamming Asset Declaration Charges Against CJN?
Rivers Residents Dissociate Wike From APC Crisis
PH Residents Hail Wike’s Dev Strides
Fruit Garden Market Traders Appreciate Wike
How to deal with unexpected summer costs
Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms
Job Searching Tips for Recent College Graduates
Nigeria is Surging in Forex Traders
5 Tips for Getting Your Credit Utilization Rate in Check
How to deal with unexpected summer costs
What are Stock Options and Are They Right For You?
Role of attracting Private Finance for Africa’s economic growth
Cryptocurrency Trading Platforms
Why the UK’s Exit from the EU could Represent a Golden Opportunity for Nigeria
How to improve PC aim in Warzone
AWS Security Audit: Things To Keep In Mind, Checklist, and Tools
6 Steps to Ensure WordPress Security
NITDA To Develop Multi-Billion Naira Data Privacy Sector In 2021
Parents Task RSG On Virtual Learning In Public Schools
SPDC Confirms Leak On Sea Eagle FPSO
Theft: Nigeria’s 180,000b/d TNP Pipeline Runs Dry
Commissioner Hails TotalEnergies Over Projects At GTC
Oil Theft: EU, NNPC Officials Visit Illegal Refineries In Rivers
PMS Landing Cost Hits N470/Litre
Five Biggest Casinos In The World
What are the reload slot bonuses? 
What Are The Payout Levels On Progressive Jackpot Slots?
Which country has the most online slots websites?
Best Galaxy phone to play slots
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has reassured Nigerians of its neutrality in the lead up to next year’s general election, declaring that it has no preferred candidates.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu gave the assurance Wednesday in Abuja at the 4th Prof. Abubakar Momoh Memorial Lecture.
The lecture which had as its theme, “Electoral Act 2022: Imperatives for Political Parties and the 2023 General Election” was designed to enlighten and sensitise political parties on the new provisions in the Act and the derivative subsidiary laws of the Commission.
He said; “Let me draw your attention to the fact that the use of electronic devices such as the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System BVAS, INEC Voter Enrolment Device IVED, INEC Results Viewing Portal IRev and other technological devices, are now legally allowed in the accreditation process for voters, collation of results and in the general conduct of elections.
“Please be assured that these innovations are intended to deepen the Electoral Process in our Country and their optimal performance in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Ekiti and Osun States is an eloquent testimony to their electoral value. We shall only do more to consolidate their deployment in our election.
“Once again, I wish to assure you that INEC has no preferred party or candidate. We shall only ensure that all valid votes count and the winners are decided solely by the voters.
“I will only remind you that these imperatives contained in the Electoral Act are ingredients for party building, stabilization of Electoral rules and democratic consolidation. These are milestones in nation building for which Prof. Abubakar fought for in his lifetime. He was always at the forefront of advocating for free, fair, credible and participatory electoral system through research, capacity building for the staff of the Commission, and engagement of vigorous voter education activities.
“I hold a conviction that the discussions would be robust and engaging and that Party Chairmen and members present would be committed to ensuring that the 2023 General election would be devoid of deliberate infractions to the 2022 Electoral Act essentially by allowing the electoral process to run smoothly thereby growing a rich democratic culture and acceptable election outcome.
“INEC will scrupulously apply the laws without fear or favour to ensure free, fair, credible, inclusive and transparent election come February, 2023”, Yakubu added.
Alleged Certificate Forgery: PDP Drags Gombe Governor, Deputy To Court
I Pity Nigeria’s Next President, Says Gumi
The leadership of the Senate has met behind closed doors with service chiefs over the lingering security situation in the country.
The Tide source reports that present at the meeting were the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Faruk Yahaya; Chief of Naval Staff; Vice Adm. Awwal Gambo, and Chief Air Staff; Air Marshal Oladayo Amao.
Others were the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Usman Baba; the Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS), Yusuf Bichi; the Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr Ahmed Audi and the Director General National Intelligence Agency (NIA); Ahmed Abubakar.
Our source also reports that the National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, was said to be attending the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting when the closed-door session was held at the Senate.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, said the security challenges had lingered and the Senate had hoped that the situation would have been better.
He said: “This session is to look into where we are today and this current position where we are is most frightening. This is like there is nowhere to go.
“We have to review what more we have to do and what differently we have to do.
“Insecurity is everywhere and especially if it is coming to the point of dislocating the security situation where the government is quartered.
“We will really review and see what more we have to do and how differently we have to do.
“Our population is largely peasant. Most of our people are in the rural areas and they live their lives by going to farms. We all know this. In many parts of the country today, that is a herculean task.
“My belief is that we can do better to secure the rural areas, the so-called ungoverned space at least for our population who go to farms to earn their living.
“Where our agricultural productivity is drastically going down, that will complicate the security situation because the most ordinary Nigerian cares more about what he or she or what the family will eat. And of course, all other things are secondary.
“We have problems with our economy to some extent because of insecurity. No foreign direct investment or not as much as we would ordinarily attract to our country.
Our prayer is to start seeing serious, remarkable and dramatic changes from today.
“We hope that our discussions will give us the opportunity to consider other things or other areas or ideas that we didn’t have before,” Lawan said.
In his remarks, the Chief of Defence Staff said that issues of national security must be seen from a collective perspective.
While noting that quite a lot had happened and quite a lot had been done, Irabor assured Nigerians that the military would do more to improve the security setting across the country.
“The commitment is there. No one is leaving any stone unturned in redressing all the imbalances within the security environment,” he said.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has approached the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja with a suit seeking to disqualify Governor Mohammed Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State from contesting the 2023 governorship election, following an allegation that he submitted forged certificates to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The PDP, which lodged the suit alongside its gubernatorial candidate in the state, Muhammad Barde, equally prayed the court to disqualify Governor Yahaya’s deputy, Jatau Daniel.
The Plaintiffs, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/1301/2022, alleged that while governor Yahaya tendered false certificates in aid of his qualification, with same published by the INEC on July 22, 2022, his deputy, Daniel, bears multiple names in all his educational certificates without any valid change of name attached to the Form EC-9 he submitted to INEC.
In the Originating Summons they filed through their team of lawyers led by Arthur Okafor, SAN, and Johnson Usman, SAN, the Plaintiffs, relied on series of Supreme Court decisions to contend that the governor and his deputy, having deposed to Forms EC-9 that contained forged certificates, they ought to be disqualified in line with sections 177(d) and 182(1J) of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.
Specifically, the Plaintiffs told the court that the name on the primary school certificate the deputy governor submitted to INEC was Manassah Jatau, while his West African examination Council School Certificate bore the name, Daniel Manassah J.
They further told the court that while Manassah Daniel Jatau was the name on the deputy governor’s University of Maiduguri Certificate, Daniel Manassah was the name on his National Youth Service Corp, NYSC, Certificate.
Likewise, Plaintiffs, told the court that governor Yahaya had in the Form EC-9 (Affidavit of personal particulars) he submitted to INEC, stated that he worked in Bauchi State Investment Company Limited in 1984 and A.Y.U & Co. Ltd between 1985 to 2003, as against what he deposed to in 2018 as working in Bauchi Investment Company Limited in 1985 and A.Y.U & Co. Ltd between 1980-1990.
“That Governor Yahaya, in 2018 while presenting his personal particulars in aid of his qualification to participate in the Gombe State Governorship election stated in his INEC FORM CF001 that he worked with A.Y.U & Co. Ltd from 1980 – 1990, while in 2022, the same 3rd Defendant stated in his INEC FORM EC-9 that he worked with A.Y.U. & Co Ltd from 1985 – 2003.
“That the Governor, by his INEC FORM CF001 has stated under oath that in 1980 -1990, he worked with A.Y.U. & Co Ltd, however, in 2022, the Governor stated again on oath via his INEC FORM EC-9 that he worked with the same A.Y.U. & Co. Ltd from 1985 – 2003”.
According to the Plaintiffs, the deputy governor who claimed to have worked with the Nigeria Army from August 1979 to July 1980, submitted an NYSC discharge certificate that stated that he commenced his National Youth service in August 1979 and completed same in July 1979.
The Plaintiffs drew attention of the court to paragraph D of the Deputy Governor’s INEC Form EC-9, wherein he claimed to have worked with the Nigerian Army from July 1979 till August 1980 and his reason for leaving in July 1980, was for the National Youth Service.
PDP and its candidate stressed that whereas the deputy governor’s INEC FORM EC-9 showed that he commenced his NYSC after he left the Nigeria Army in July 1980, however, the NYSC Certificate he submitted to INEC indicated that he commenced his NYSC in August 1979 and ended same in July 1979.
The Plaintiffs argued that FORM EC-9, being an affidavit on oath, both the Governor and his Deputy, are therefore not qualified to contest the election.
They are, among other things, praying the court to determine; “Whether in view of the clear and unambiguous provisions of Sections 177(d) and of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as Amended), read together with the extant provisions of the National Youth Service COIPS (NYSC) Act and Bye Laws as well as Section 84(3) AND (13) of the Electoral Act 2022, the decision of the Ist Defendant to have published the names of the 3rd and 4th Defendants as candidates or flagbearers of the 2nd Defendant to take part or otherwise contest in any and/or all the stages of elections into the office of Governor and Deputy Governor of Gombe State in the 2023 Governorship elections in Gombe State having presented or submitted forged certificate or forged deposition on oath to the 1st Defendant; is not wrongful, illegal or unlawful”.
Aside from the governor and his deputy, INEC and the APC were also cited as Defendants in the matter.
Meanwhile, no date has been fixed for the matter to be heard.
Kaduna-based Islamic cleric, Sheikh (Dr.) Ahmad Abubakar Gumi, has said Nigeria is suffering from “disabling diseases” under the All Progressives Congress (APC) -led administration, just as he expressed pity for the next president.
The cleric said in an opinion that Nigeria is suffering from diseases including leprosy, diabetes and HIV/AIDS.
Towards this end, he said the next President needs to be intelligent and supported by men with acumen, and not a ‘garagara’ person with an impulsive temperament that is after the praise of sentimental citizens.
“He has to act quickly and carefully, he has to centre his efforts and concentration inwards not outside. I know a lot of our problems have roots in foreign interests, yet local problems must be solved locally.
“The economy is in such disarray that needs a true nationalist that will institute measures even if they are against these ‘fake’ corporate bodies that are “Draculas” sucking the blood out of the nation. Not the kind of ineffective but detrimental measures we experienced in the past, but well-studied economic measures that will not only increase the GPD but raise the per capita income of the individuals. Today in Nigeria, the middle-class income strata are almost effaced. You are either poor or extremely rich,” he said.
“In leprosy, a disease that attacks the sensory nervous system, the brain is unaware of the suffering of the extremities. The presidency which represents the brain is not getting the true picture of the grassroots suffering and the excruciating poverty breaking the masses because the feedback system is attacked by corruption, wickedness and immorality.
“In diabetes, there is abundant sugar produced in the body but it’s not getting into the body tissues for metabolism and its excess is left in the bloodstream destroying vital organs. With HIV, the defense system is weakened to the extent that a small group of rag-tag criminals can kill the nation and bring it to a halt,” he added.
He further noted that the recent BBC Africa Eye and Daily Trust documentaries about the insurgency in Zamfara State had exposed the ethnic and tribal undertones as the real genesis of the mayhem the North Western region is experiencing.
He averted that the crimes were committed by both sides of the divide but unfortunately, the outside world sees one side as the only criminal, and thus the government acted in such a line of thinking messing up the conflict and applying the wrong measures of communal conflict resolution.
SPDC Confirms Leak On Sea Eagle FPSO
Theft: Nigeria’s 180,000b/d TNP Pipeline Runs Dry
NIMASA’s Governing Board Appoints New Directors
VIN Valuation: ANLCA Urges NCS To Discontinue Non -Standard Value
Notore Nets N26bn Revenue
CBN To Tackle Forex, Fall In Naira
Manufacturers Warn Against Higher Prices Over CBN Rate Hike
Oil Theft: EU, NNPC Officials Visit Illegal Refineries In Rivers
© Copyright © 2009-2022 The Tide Newspaper Corporation


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You May Also Like

Just InAgain, terrorists attack Military checkpoint at Zuma Rock, Abuja, reportedly kill Soldiers in shootout – Vanguard

Just InAgain, terrorists attack Military checkpoint at Zuma Rock, Abuja, reportedly kill…

Buhari lists Nigeria's benefits from Open Government Partnership – Guardian Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari. Photo/FACEBOOK/Femi AdeshinaPresident Muhammadu Buhari has itemised the benefits Nigeria…

18,429 test positive for hepatitis in Nasarawa | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News – Guardian Nigeria

Nasarawa State Ministry of Health has said that 18,429 persons have tested…

Three people killed in Philippine university shooting | The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News — World – Guardian Nigeria

Members of police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) stand guard along a…