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INEC 2023 Election Report: It’s medicine after death -Obi

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By Kayode Sanni-Arewa

The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the 2023 General Elections, Mr. Peter Gregory Obi has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of attempting to ‘deceive’ Nigerians with its recent report on the conduct of the Electoral Exercise.

INEC recently released a comprehensive 526-page report on the 2023 elections, addressing various aspects of the electoral process, including the delay in promptly uploading presidential results.

Despite the successful operation of the bimodal voter accreditation system (BVAS), which facilitated smooth proceedings during the elections, the electoral body clarified that technical challenges led to the delay in transmitting Presidential results.

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The electoral body emphasized that these issues were swiftly resolved and did not compromise the integrity of the elections.

However, Obi, in a statement through his spokesman, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, described the report as ‘Medicine after death’.

“I think the INEC report is medicine after death. The truth about it is that if I didn’t mean that INEC actually deal with this issue as it happened during the election, possibly Nigerians will have believed and trusted this particular report.”

“But here we are, the report of the INEC which signifies that the IREV refused to function or been uploaded during the election is false. Considering the fact that there were three elections that happened on that day, the Federal House of Representatives, the Senate, and the result was uploaded and there was no issue.”

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“Why must there be issue as regard to the presidential election? So totally for us is deceit, disdain for the people and is trying to promote an indecency.”, he said.

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Ex-VP Osinbajo Celebrates Wife’s Birthday With Heartfelt Message

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Former Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has taken to social media to gush over his wife, Dolapo, as she marks her birthday anniversary on Monday.

Osinbajo took to his X handle (formerly Twitter) on Monday to pen down emotional messages with pictures of Dolapo appreciating arts and plants, to wish his wife well.

Osinbajo wrote: “Happy birthday my love @dolapoosinbajo.

“Your love, kindness, and generosity make all our lives so much happier.

“Love you always, Yemi xxx.”

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He continued, saying, “This year I decided to share my favorite photos of Dolly @dolapoosinbajo doing her favorite things.”

Taking to the comment section, veteran Nollywood actress Joke Silva said, “Happy birthday to the Jewel in the Crown. Have an incredible day.”

Also, a former Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., Ibukun Awosika, reacted: “Happy birthday to a most beautiful person, both inside and outside. You are a true treasure and a worthy example of Christ in us. God bless you richly. Love you lots.”

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Federal Gov’t Plans Supplementary Budget To Finance New Minimum Wage

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The Federal Government is preparing a supplementary budget for the 2024 fiscal year to support the implementation of a new minimum wage for workers.

This was revealed by the Minister of Information and National Orientation, Mohammed Idris, at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Stats House on Monday.

The development comes as part of ongoing efforts to address the Organised Labour’s concerns and establish a fair wage structure for all Nigerians.

Speaking after the FEC meeting presided over by President Bola Tinubu, Idris revealed that the government has directed the Ministry of Budget and National Planning to develop additional financial support for the 2024 budget.

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This move aims to bridge any gap between the previously approved 2024 budget and the requirements of the proposed new minimum wage.

He explained that this would cover any differential or any gap that would exist in terms of what existed before the 2024 budget was approved.

He said, “now, you are also aware that last week, the Nigeria Labour Congress met the President. This, of course, was part of the consultation that the President has agreed.

“Recall that he had met the Organised Sector, he had also met subnationals after the tripartite committee on Labour had submitted its report.

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“In order to ensure that there is a thorough analysis of the situation so that government would come up with a minimum wage that works for all Nigerians, federal government, the subnationals and the organised private sector.

“That was also discussed today. And government has also directed the Ministry of Budget to also come up with additional support for the 2024 budget, so that any differential or any gap that will exist in terms of what existed before 2024 budget was approved, a supplementary budget and also what the requirement is for now.

“So, government is working around the clock to ensure that it comes up with a minimum wage, like I said, that works for all Nigerians. At the end of the day, this of course will be submitted to the National Assembly so that you can have legislative backing.”

He also revealed that President Tinubu has been scheduled to meet with the NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their affiliates on Thursday.

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The meeting is expected to be a crucial step in finalizing the new minimum wage proposal before it is submitted to the National Assembly for legislation.

Idris emphasised the government’s determination to resolve the wage issue, stating that government was working around the clock to ensure that it comes up with a new minimum wage that works for all Nigerians.

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Daughter Of Former Borno State Deputy Governor Loses Her Husband 5 months After Wedding

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Family members, friends and the couple’s wedding photographer, Maigaskiya Studio, confirmed the sad news on social media.

Yasmin, the daughter of former Borno State Deputy Gov. Adamu Shettima Yuguda Dibal, has lost her husband, Abdulrahman Sabo Maina

Maina lost his life 5 months after they tied the knot.

Abdulrahman passed away on Sunday morning, July 14, 2024.

The couple got married in February 2024.

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Family members, friends and the couple’s wedding photographer, Maigaskiya Studio, confirmed the sad news on social media.

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