We’re back again this week with hot news specially cooked for you on our weekly round-up of what’s happened so far this week.
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We begin our weekly feature with quite an interesting one for you. A catholic priest of an Anambra diocese stopped many of his worshipers from partaking in the Holy Communion until they collect their PVCs (permanent voters’ cards). He further stated that anyone in this category who still decides to go ahead to secretly receive the Holy Communion will be committing a mortal sin. He even supported this with a bible verse urging his church members to go get their PVC.
Like the priest urged his members, we can only urge our readers to go get their PVC. If you’re yet to get yours, here’s your cue to do so.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) via its chairman revealed that it will conduct a mock accreditation nationwide ahead of the 2023 general elections. This was disclosed by the chairman of INEC at the Chatham House, London where he also stated that out of the 93.4 million registered voters in Nigeria, 37 millionaire youth between the ages of 18 and 34.
Minister of Labour & Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, urged the Congress of University Academics (CONUA) not to behave like ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities). The CONUA, a newly created body, was broken off from ASUU and is expected to possess the status of a labor union as well. Meanwhile, ASUU is in court challenging the constitutionality of the CONUA claiming the body to be fake and against the rule.
The Federal High Court in Abuja dismissed a suit seeking to disqualify the All-Progressives Council (APC) and its presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over their Muslim-Muslim ticket between Tinubu and Shettima on the grounds that the plaintiff lacked locus standi. The learned Justice noted that the plaintiff, not being a member of APC, and not having being part of the process that produced Tinubu and his running mate, Shettima, cannot query the ruling party on its nominations.
The 2023 national population and housing census will take place from March 29 to April 2, 2023. This information was disclosed by the Chairman of the National Population Commission, Nasir Kwarra.
The Federal Government via the Minister of State Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has denied hiking the price of petrol as scarcity persists.
When you think about it, it’s quite wild that petrol seems to be scarce at a period like this and that a real explanation for the scarcity is yet to be obtained. At the end of the day, go get your PVC!
Finally in our news feature this week, the National Judicial Council, at its 100th Meeting which was held on Wednesday &Thursday considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and at the end of deliberation, recommended the appointment of 9 heads of court and 84 other judicial officers. 👍👏.
As we always love to say, it’s a step further in the right direction for a more effective judiciary.
Thanks for reading.
See you next week!