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PDP Set To Cause Panic Days To Polls: FG

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The Federal Government said it has uncovered a last-minute desperate plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to orchestrate a crisis and trigger a sense of panic among the populace, in furtherance of their plan to discredit Saturday’s election and cause a constitutional crisis.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the plot confirms the alarm raised by the Federal Government on Jan. 21st and Feb. 3rd 2019 that the PDP is planning to scuttle the election and, where that fails, discredit it.

He said in the days ahead, PDP bigwigs, including its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, his running mate Peter Obi, PDP Governors and others, are planning a world press conference in order to level frivolous and unfounded allegations against the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Alhaji Mohammed said that part of the false allegations they plan to make is that the Presidency, in connivance with the APC, is planning to force the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to announce presidential election results that are favourable to the government in power, on the basis of the false premise that the APC’s intelligence team is worried that the ruling party would lose the elections.

He said the PDP bigwigs also plan to use their world press conference to further disparage the Buhari Administration as well as the ruling APC, with a view to painting an unfavourable image of both to Nigerians and the international community and to put the government on the defensive in the run-up to the polls.

The Minister said the PDP’s last joker is a two-hour live press conference to be addressed by the PDP Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbodiyan, on Feb. 14th, the last day of electioneering campaign, to chronicle all their concocted allegations and lies against the ruling government, cast aspersion on government and ruling party officials and throw innuendos here and there.

”As electioneering campaign winds down, the PDP has realised that it cannot possibly win a free, fair and credible polls. It has thus resorted to engaging in red herring, hauling insults and abuses at federal government and ruling party officials and making outlandish allegations with a view to creating a sense of panic and crisis.

”The truth is that President Muhammadu Buhari, a man respected globally for his integrity, has continuously assured that the elections will be free, fair, credible and peaceful. He has warmly welcomed observers, both local and foreign., because he has nothing to hide, and because he is sure that the achievements of his Administration will win him re-election.

”We are therefore calling on all Nigerians and the international community to disregard any attempt to scuttle or discredit the polls. We urge observers to keep an open mind. There is no cause for alarm, except in the warped imagination of the PDP, which has entered the panic mode and is already ruing the loss of another general election even before it has been held,” he said.

 

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Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards Set To Take The Center Stage.

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Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards Set To Take The Center Stage.

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AJAGBE ADEYEMI TESLIM

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Countdown begins for the talk of the town Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Award (SRELA) is billed to take place as a presentation in the month of August 2021 and packaged by Society Reporters, a reputable news platform that serves as the watchdog of society; bringing to the fore pertinent issues that are otherwise overlooked for the past ten years of existence.

The debut of SRELA as special recognition excellence and the leadership award is to add value to the carefully selected awardees and recipients for the year, enhance their credibility, and reinforce the leadership stance of recipients in their field of endeavors.

The information available revealed that the organizers have made name for themselves by breaking many top society stories over the years and staging Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards (SRELA) now is another win for the online platform that stands out amongst its contemporaries.

Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Award (SRELA) is positioned to be an epoch-making event in the society like no other to celebrate and honor those that deserve the crest and creating unity in various industries across the board” disclosed an associate.

Checks also revealed that Society Reporters is a reputable platform that shines the light on elite society members, and the organizers have concluded plans to use this opportunity to stage an excellent award and throw even more of the spotlight on those who have made a difference in society regardless of the sector.

No doubt, Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards (SRELA) is an exclusive annual event to honor excellence and leadership with limitless imagination and bold execution to foster unity among the top players in various sectors at large, said the Publisher, Mr. Sunday Adebayo.

More so, the Awards aim to celebrate the commendable feats that define the personality of awardees/recipients; feats that have secured their position as high flyers with excellent perception and outstanding ratings in their respective categories.

The industry watchers also squealed that Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards is a good platform for the Recognition for Your Achievements, Exposure for You And Your Organization, and Access to Industry Leaders. And they wish to advise any prospective recipients not to miss this golden opportunity from Society Reporters.

The Governing Board of the Society Reporters Excellence Leadership Awards (SRELA)  headed by the Publisher Sunday Adebayo, and the Selection Panel for the SRELA 2021 edition has jointly ratified the selection of reputable recipients for the maiden edition that would be unveiled officially soon.

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Kano Rebuts Trending Story on Women Driving Ban

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Kano Rebuts Trending Story on Women Driving Ban

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Kano state government has described as fallacious a trending story on social media platforms on a purported plan to officially disallow women regardless of any faith from getting behind the wheel.

The state commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba who made the clarification in a statement issued on Thursday, said government had at no time contemplate on the matter.

He said the story, which could not be traced to any credible source, was nothing but the imaginary thinking of the authors.

“The trending story lacks any credibility and that is why it is wholly attributed to a source that cannot be substantiated,’’ it added.

Malam Garba pointed out that if at all there was such plan, the state government does not have to be involved in any secretive meeting to decide on a critical issue that has to do its teeming populace.

The commissioner stated further that even Saudi Arabia which for decades had laws that sanctioned women from driving has, after all, lifted the ban in 2018.

He said it was interesting that some of the scholars quoted to have supported the alleged ban have already dissociated themselves from the story.

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PUBLIC HEARING: LAGOS ASSEMBLY OBTAINS STAKEHOLDERS OPINION ON DNA, FORENSIC CENTER BILL

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PUBLIC HEARING: LAGOS ASSEMBLY OBTAINS STAKEHOLDERS OPINION ON DNA, FORENSIC CENTER BILL

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Lagos Assembly on Wednesday organised a-day public hearing on “A Bill for a Law to provide for the establishment of the Lagos State Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid (DNA) and Forensic Center, to support criminal investigation, Law enforcement and the preservation of evidences for the judicial system and for other connected purposes” to obtain stakeholders and the Publics opinion on the Bill.

In his Welcome Address, the Chairman Joint Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights, Public Petitions and LASIEC and Health Services, Hon. Victor Akande stated that the Bill is a corroboration of the House’s responsiveness and responsible to any matter affecting the citizenry especially as it relates to criminal investigation and dispensation of justice in Lagos State.

He further urged for vibrant contributions in order for a judicious and practicable legislation for the benefit of Lagosians.

Giving his Keynote Address, Deputy Speaker, Hon. Wasi Eshinlokun-Sanni, representing the Speaker Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Mudashiru Obasa stated that the bill seeks to enable the forensic center in providing a suitable data bank that will encompass information of Lagos residents to better solve and prevent criminal activities in the State.

“If we want our desired developments to become reality, we need accurate robust information with these population and immigration realities. There is the need for a suitable databank that will have an across the board information of Lagos residents”.

Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, giving the extensive Overview of the Bill assured the Stakeholders that the bill had enjoyed robust debate on the floor of the House and having survived on merit is being committed to the joint Committee on judiciary and Health Services for more input by stakeholders and the publics.

Enjoining the Stakeholders that, “As professionals, we want you to assist us to give Lagosians a clear, unambiguous Law that will be beneficial to all and other States to use as specimen for their own Law”. He Said.

In his analysis, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN, Lagos State Attorney General /Commissioner for Justice adjudged that the bill is another display of the dynamism that Lagos Assembly is working in collaboration with the other arms of government.

Adding that the Bill serves as a tool in the creation of the Forensic and DNA center and it will assist Lagosians in sleeping easier. “Science has progressed so much that we cannot go back to analog method therefore we must deploy the use of forensic services to fight crimes.

Prof. Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health while following the line of the Commissioner for Justice, spine in the pioneering spirit of Lagos by using Law as an opportunity to make the State a safer place as the commissioning of crime can be adjudicated and criminals can be brought to book.

“The power of bio-technology allows for the placement of old crimes and to shed more light on previous circumstances leading to the crime. It is a step in the right direction to utilise the science of bio-technology which is an exact and advance science of cataloguing circumstantial materials and data associated with matter under investigation”.

Following the contributions of the Stakeholders, Dr. Salawu Tajudeen, Vice Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association while commending the House noted that Forensic is multifaceted and the functionality of the center must reside with the professionals of the medical sector.

Deputy Chief Registrar of the High Court, Mr. Fadeyi on the part of the judiciary highlighted that there should be a definition which should include the High Court and Magistrate as they are the principal coroners of the judiciary system.

He added that the establishment of the Center will assist in extraditing and resolving issues such as ballistic and forensic test challenges.

In his contribution, Dr. Babafemi Thomas, Director Pathology Services advocated that many sub-division branches of forensic science should be captured in the bill as well as the body that will be responsible for the funding as it will guide and reduce instruments of conflict.

Dr. Jibola Keshiro, Managing Director, Apapa General Hospital is of the opinion that the role of the Director of the Center goes beyond legal services as it is more technical and involves medical professionalism, therefore a medical professional and specialist be recommended for the position.

In response to the concerns raised on some clauses in the Bill, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Wasi Eshinlokun-Sanni assured the stakeholders and the publics that the Bill will include their aggregate.

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