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As the protection from internet falsehoods and Manipulation and Other Related Matters Bill, 2019, also known as Social Media Bill continues to be shrouded with controversy at the National Assembly, a Civil Society Organisation, CSO, Centre for Liberty, CFL, Wednesday, demanded other options to fight hate speech and fake news in view of not infringing on fundamental human rights of Nigerians under democracy.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has called on the electoral commission, INEC, to adjust its timetable for Edo and Ondo governorship elections, following the Court of Appeal judgment that upturned the deregistration of 23 political parties.
The Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against going ahead with the conduct of the imminent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo States without carrying all political parties in the country along.
The Federal High Court in Abuja has affirmed the Power of the Independent National Electoral Commission to deregister political parties which failed to comply with the provisions of the law particularly Section 225 A of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
Following the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s deregistration of 31 political parties, the leadership of the National Executive Committee (NEC), including the Board of Trustees (BOT) and other organs of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to the court injunction which restrained it from de-registering 31 political parties.
Recall that the group, which has been providing administrative support and fundraising for the group had said it would no longer accept donations for the campaign, which seeks an end to police brutality and the disbandment of the police’s tactical special units – SARS and SWAT. Their decision followed President Buhari’s Thursday night’s national broadcast which asked protesters to get off the streets as violence and anarchy reigned.
Veteran Nollywood actress, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has asked families who lost their relatives during the Lekki tollgate incident to speak up.
According to a statement signed by the Special Adviser Media and Publicity to the governor, Christian Ita, the curfew followed “the hijacking of the peaceful protest against police brutality in the state by hoodlums.”
Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Women Arise and Centre for Change, on Friday urged all tiers of government to urgently implement policies that would address the grievances of citizens.
The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.
Environmentalists on Thursday berated the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) for poor compliance to regulatory verdict on oil spill matters in its operational fields in the Niger Delta region.
Former Senate Leader, Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume, All Progressives Congress, APC, Borno South, has urged Ministers, heads of Departments and Agencies, MDAs to ensure effective and efficient monitoring of President Muhammadu Buhari’s poverty reduction measures that were promised protesters against the notorious Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and bad governance.
President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the loss of lives and properties suffered in different parts of the country as hoodlums hijacked the #EndSARS protests against police brutality and extrajudicial killings.
Apparently to cushion the harsh economic hardship faced by all those affected by the wanton destruction of their goods and properties in the Apo District of Abuja, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello, has promised compensation for the victims.
China on Thursday threatened to make a “legitimate and necessary” retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.