One of the offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom has been set ablaze.
This was announced by the commission and this office that was razed down is in Essien Udim Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.
This was confirmed by the National Commissioner and IVEC Chairman, Festus Okoye Esq. in a recent statement.
The statement reads;
“The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Akwa Ibom State, Barr. Mike Igini, has reported that our office in Essien Udim Local Government Area has been set ablaze.
The incident occurred in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 2nd May 2021. Our security guard on duty escaped unhurt but the destruction to the building and properties therein was extensive. Items destroyed include 345 ballot boxes, 135 voting cubicles, megaphones, water tanks, and office furniture.
The police, which has also been battling with attacks on its facilities and personnel in the area, is aware of the incident and has commenced investigation.
It will be recalled that on the eve of the 2020 General Election, our newly constructed prototype LGA office in Ibesikpo Asutan was burnt down while two more offices in Mkpat Enin and Eastern Obolo LGAS were bombed.
The recent attack on our facility after we have just concluded the inventory of electoral materials nationwide in readiness for the 2023 General Election is worrisome. If unchecked, these attacks may constitute a setback on the Commission’s preparations, including the ongoing conversion of Voting Points to Polling Units, the forthcoming Continuous Registration of Voters (CVR) exercise and the conduct of polls.
Nevertheless, the Commission wishes to assure Nigerians that we will leave no stone unturned to recover from the incident in Akwa Ibom State as we continue to prepare for all electoral activities.”
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US Trained-Notable award-winning investigative journalist and clinical pharmacist Kemi Olunloyo has dropped some insight about the ongoing trial of Hushpuppi in the US.
Taking to her Instagram page, Kemi Olunloyo disclosed that Hushpuppi is currently facing a minimum sentence of 20 years in jail and on top of that, six other countries want to extradite him after his sentence so he can also be prosecuted by them.
Sharing the photo she wrote: The only UPDATE in Journalism you will get from me as promised.
After @hushpuppi serves his sentence if convicted in the US, other countries are planning to extradite him for prosecution too.
A fan identified as victormichael40 asked her to reveal the six countries that are also after Hushpuppi. She declined and told him the information would soon be available to the public.
She replied: Can’t release yet. I work online for a US station. I can’t break news on my personal platform before the station. It will be out everywhere soon
Her post sparked some reactions from fans as they trooped under her post and reacted. Below are some comments.
ms_nmaa: No kids No wife nothing
victormichael40: What countries ? Madam? Will appreciate a response
olofofonaija1: Summarily, it’s about the end of life for him?
nuelokwuchukwu: When them say don’t do fraud, they won’t listen. They think they are smarter than anyone else. It’s quite unfortunate that a young man like him may spend the rest of his life in prison. crime never pays
emmanuelebhodaghe1: Chop money on a low una no go hear
kingfanansh: Crime only pays Nigerian politicians
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Reno Omokri has responded to the backlash he received after bashing single mums on social media. On Monday, May 10, the former presidential aide says he has no sympathy for single mums. Read here.
Many, including BBNaija star, Bisola Aiyeola felt his post was insensitive and came hard on him.
Responding via his Instagram page to the criticism, Reno wrote that most of the male prisoners are from single mothers.
”Yesterday, I said unless she was raped, widowed, or escaping an abusive husband, I have no sympathy for single mothers. Some people took offence. Single motherhood is devastating the Black Race.
“It may be convenient for you. But is it convenient for your child? 78% of all babies born to African American women are born by single mothers. In New York, more Black babies are aborted than are born. No other race has such SHAMEFUL statistics.
“If my sexual purity teaching annoys you, I invite you to visit the motherless babies home God helped me build, to see the effects of premarital sex. The Black world should stop pretending this is not a challenge. No other race has such an abysmal rate of single mothers. ‘
Most Black males in prison come from single mothers! ”he wrote
Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has said he will not flee from Nigeria amid the rising insecurity in the country.
This is as Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House on The Rock Cathedral advised his congregation to have a Plan B over the insecurity in Nigeria, which includes fleeing the country in any way they can.
On his own part, Yul Edochie said:
“Jakpa is not the answer. Yes, no one wants to lose his life but truth is, we’ll all die someday, all of us. So what’s the point of running? I’m a man sent by God to liberate his people. I will not run from my fatherland. We must get it right.