The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has on Thursday launched INEC RESULT VIEWING (IReV) a public portal where election results are transmitted life, further enhancing the transparency in the country's electoral process. In a statement signed by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner, Voter Education, and Public Information said the commission will begin using the portal from the Nasarawa Central state constituency by-election on Saturday, 8th August 2020, warning politicians against thuggery and other forms of violence in disrupting the electioneering process as extant law will be observed.
In defense of rumours and speculations being peddled online by many surrounding the federal government's Home Grown Feeding Programme, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya-Umar Farouk, has revealed that the federal government spent about N523.3 million on the school feeding programme during the lockdown against the Coronavirus pandemic. Hajiya Farouk, who disclosed this on Monday, August 3, during the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja, said that the programme was modified and implemented in three states following a presidential directive.
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Olumide Akpata on his election as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement made available to pressmen on Saturday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina quoted the President as assuring the new leadership of the NBA of the continued cooperation of his administration in tackling the challenges facing legal profession and Nigeria.
Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has revealed that recent media attacks against him over the ongoing investigations of the suspended Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, is a price to be paid for serving the country.
The Nigerian Bar Association national election conducted on Thursday, July 30, saw Olumide Akpata, former Chairman of NBA, Section on Business Law (NBA-SBL), emerged as the winner after defeating two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), Dr. Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) and Dele Adesina (SAN) to become the first non-SAN president in years. The Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the NBA, Tawo Tawo (SAN), who made the announcement on Friday, about 12:52 am said, Akpata scored the highest number of votes cast and satisfied the provisions of the NBA constitution.