The Ooni of Ife has joined his voice with those calling for the scrapping of Big Brother Naija television reality show. The monarch says the show should be taken off the air because it, “misrepresents Nigerian youths.”
Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi made the recommendation while hosting members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, in his palace in Ile Ife on Wednesday on the occasion of the International youth day. He called for the production of a new, more beneficial reality television program that would be more realistic about the Nigerian Youth than what BBNaija portrays.
The Ooni said “let’s wear our thinking caps and begin to act like the real future leaders that we are.”
He compared figures between the 27 million votes cast by Nigerians during the last general election against the more than a hundred seventy million votes during last year’s BBNaija reality show. He said this misrepresents the goodness and integrity of the Nigerian youths.
Anger As Labour Leaders Abort Strike, Mass Protest
Nigerians are demanding to know why labour leaders suspended the anticipated nationwide strike which was to protest against recent fuel pump price increase and electricity tariff hike.
Leaders of organized labour suspended the industrial action early on Monday after a meeting with federal government officials in Abuja.
Conference of Nigeria political parties, alliance for surviving covid-19 and beyond, and the joint action force all expressed disappointment with labour. Some critics say Labour leaders should have reported to their members and their allies before shelving the planned action.
Cnpp says in the last five years, NLC and TUC have remained toothless bulldogs and a compromised arm of the federal government.
Former vice president of the Lagos Chapter of the NBA Monday Ubani says organized labour just betrayed the Nigerian people.
INEC Begins Experimentation Of Electronic Voting
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun experimenting with automatic voting system.
INEC says this is to replace manual voting, and as part of the efforts to migrate fully to electronic voting as soon as enabling legislation is put in place.
INEC national chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission is ready to take a decisive step towards full automation of the electoral process.
Yakubu confirmed INEC has invited 40 manufacturers of electronic voting machines from around the world to demonstrate how the machines work, preparatory to full migration.
He also explained that the introduction of some portals has facilitated the seamless nomination of candidates for elective offices by political parties as well as the accreditation of observers and the media.
Yakubu further said the INEC register of voters is the largest database of citizens in Nigeria, and the combination of biometric voters’ cards, commonly known as the permanent voter’s card and the smart card reader have revolutionized the accreditation of voters during elections.
Court Fines Senator Elisha Abbo N50 Million For Assaulting A Woman
An FCT high court has found Adamawa North senator, Elisha Abbo, guilty of assault, and slapped him with a fifty million naira fine. Abbo was caught on camera in July last year physically assaulting an adult toy store clerk in Abuja.
An armed mobile police officer, who looked on while Abbo perpetrated the act, attempted to arrest the victim.
Despite video evidence, a magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.
But the victim, Osimibibra Warmate filed a fundamental rights lawsuit in which she has now prevailed at the FCT high court.
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