Lawmaker representing Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has been reportedly arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja on his way to Morocco.
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FG sets up committee on striking health workers’ demands
The Federal Government has set up a committee to review the technical and financial aspects of the demands by the striking Joint Health Sector Unions.
This was part of the decisions reached at a meeting of top government officials held on Sunday night on the crisis in the health sector caused by the ongoing industrial action. – Are we still trying to set up committee? This is health, people’s lives are involved
INEC admits creation of 30,000 new units
INEC, yesterday admitted plans to create 30,000 new polling units but denied that it was with the intention of compromising the integrity of the electoral process.
INEC said the creation of the new units was based on requests from the states.
More than two-thirds of the proposed 30,000 new units are allocated to the North and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, a development that has stirred concern of plots to favour a part of the country.
Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, in a statement, yesterday, in Abuja, however, described as “false, misleading and unfounded,” the report of a plot to use the new units to rig the forthcoming election.
He said: “The fact of the matter is that in response to 3,789 requests so far received nationwide for the creation of new polling units, the commission directed its Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, to thoroughly assess and provide it with information on: “New settlements that are not served or inadequately served by existing polling units; areas with natural barriers that hinder access to existing polling units; areas that are distant from existing polling units; and areas affected by communal and other conflicts that make voting in existing polling units unsafe for voters.
“These reports are still being awaited from the states. It is these reports and the information they contain that will be collated and carefully examined by the commission in order to determine what changes may be necessary in the current polling units profile of the country.
“Therefore, the insinuation that the commission intends to create 30,000 new polling units to compromise the 2019 general elections is false, misleading, unfounded and should be disregarded.