INEC approves e-voting as from 2021 | 5 Things that Should Matter Today


INEC has said that Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) will be used for future elections in the country beginning from 2021, however, the forthcoming governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states will run on the existing order.

INEC disclosed this in a document released on Monday in Abuja, which was tagged, “Policy on Conducting Elections in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic,” and signed by INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu.

INEC also decried the rising cost of elections in the country, saying it would be liaising with the National Assembly to see how political parties can nominate replacements for dead representatives in line with a Supreme Court judgment that votes belong to the parties and not individuals

NCDC confirms new cases of coronavirus 

Wike releases N450m to victims of 2019 general election in the state

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers  has approved the release of N450m to victims of the 2019 general elections in Ijaw communities in Abonema, Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state. The Ijaw communities recorded widespread destruction of lives and properties during the election.

U.S., demands fresh probe of African Development president Akinwunmi Adesina 

The United States Department of Treasury has requested an independent investigation into allegations leveled against the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina.

Some staff of the AfDB had accused Adesina of 20 breaches of the bank’s code of conduct, including “unethical conduct, private gain, an impediment to efficiency, preferential treatment, and involvement in political activities”. The bank’s ethics committee carried out an independent investigation headed by Takuji Yano and cleared Adesina, insisting he was not guilty on all counts.

Ighalo’s future at United shaky as Chinese club calls him back

Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo’s future at Manchester United is reportedly shaky as his parent Chinese club, Shanghai Shenhua have ordered him to return for full training with the club at the end of this month, when his loan deal with Manchester United expires.

As it is now, unless United are willing to make full contract negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua, Ighalo will be forced to return to China for the start of the Chinese football league season.

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