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Group Gives Enugu Govt 21 days Ultimatum To Recognize Water Generator Inventor

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A group under the auspices of Nigerian Students and Youths Association (NISAYA), has given the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ogwuanyi, a-21-day ultimatum to recognize the inventor of the generator that uses water as fuel or face a massive protest from the Nigerian youths.

This was contained in a commique issued and signed by Comrade Ekenta Foster at the end of the National Executive meeting of the Nigerian Students and Youths Association (NISAYA) held in Enugu State and made available to newsmen in Benin City.

“We are calling on the governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ogwuanyi to quickly intervene in this issue and to give the boy a recognition.

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“The governor does not need to spend any money but just to give him a recognition and once the government does that, investors will come from all over the world and support this boy.

“So, this is a very critical issue and we are expecting a very rapid response from the government and on the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum we issuing today, and if we don’t get any response from the government, we are going to mobilize both the market women, the jobless youths and the handicaps and tell them that the Enugu State government is not ready to work for the Nigerian youths”, he said.

Ekenta said it is over four years since Emeka Nelson invented the generator but up to this moment, nobody has shown concern on how to encourage him noting that such is not tenable in other climes.

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He said the state and the federal government should have capitalize on the skill and ability of the inventor to create jobs for the teeming unemployed youths in the country by investing on him and given what he has invented the needed recognition.

He called on the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu to look inwards and see how to encourage the inventor of the generator that uses water hence he (Onu) has the desire to boost the nation’s economy through the investment in science and technologies.

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“We are calling on the Senate Committee on Science and Technology and also we are calling on the Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Ogbonnaya Onu who said he wants to go to the moon. We want to tell him that he doesn’t need to go to the moon because what he needs is here and whatever is going to look for in the moon, Emeka Nelson is here to give him in Nigeria”, he said.

(PHOTO: File)

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Tinubu To Unveil Aba Power Plant Monday

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Barring any last-minute change in plan, President Bola Tinubu will on Monday, February 26, inaugurate the Aba-based Geometric Power Plant.

The President is also expected to inaugurate another set of three roads rehabilitated by the administration of Governor Alex Otti.

The roads are: Omoba, Jubilee and Queens Streets all in Aba.

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In a press statement released on Saturday, the state Commissioner for Information and Culture, Okey Kanu said, “Unarguably, this is Mr President’s first commissioning of a road constructed by the current set of Governors in Nigeria. It equally marks the 9th road being commissioned in Aba since Dr Alex Otti took over the reign of power in the state eight months ago.

“This exercise is in addition to the commissioning of the Geometric Power Plant in Aba on Monday, February 26th by Mr. President; a power plant that will provide uninterrupted power supply to Aba and its environs.”

The statement enjoined citizens and Aba residents “to troop out en masse to witness the epoch-making events.”

Tinubu, in October 2023, approved more than 260 road repairs in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

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INEC Releases 2023 General Elections Report

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the 2023 general elections report.

Its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Sam Olumekun, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.

The report was released almost a year after the 2023 general elections.

Some Nigerians had expressed disappointment over the delayed uploads of the presidential election results to the INEC result viewing portal.

However, Olumekun said the election report was reviewed and approved for publication at the commission’s weekly meeting held on Thursday.

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He noted that the publication was done in keeping with the commission’s tradition over the last four electoral cycles, and its commitment to transparency.

Olumekun said the “comprehensive 526-page document, structured into 13 chapters and enhanced with 60 tables, 14 boxes, and 10 graphs, offered an in-depth analysis of the election’s key processes, achievements, and challenges, along with valuable lessons learned.”

Giving more insights, the national commissioner stated “The report showcases the election’s unparalleled diversity in party representation, demonstrating significant democratic progress.

“This election saw four political parties winning gubernatorial races, seven parties winning senatorial seats, eight in federal constituencies, and nine in state legislatures, illustrating a broad shift in political representation across Nigeria.

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“The report underscores the pivotal role of technological advancements, particularly the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, in enhancing electoral integrity and reducing fraud.

“Furthermore, it addresses public concerns about the INEC Result Viewing portal, explaining the technical issues encountered during the upload of polling unit results for the presidential election.”

He added that other aspects covered in the report include logistics, security arrangements, staff recruitment and training, inclusivity measures, and the electoral framework,” he said.

Olumekun further stated that the commission would welcome feedback to inform future electoral reforms and improvements.

 

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CJN To Swear In New Supreme Court Justices Monday

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The newly-appointed 11 Justices of the Supreme Court will be sworn in on Monday, according to The PUNCH.

The justices are Jummai Sankey, Chidiebere Uwa, Chioma Nwosu-Iheme, Haruna Tsammani, Moore Adumein, Obande Ogbuinya, and Stephen Adah.

Others are Habeeb Abiru, Jamilu Yammama Tukur, Abubakar Sadiq Umar, and Mohammed Baba Idris

The National Assembly had on December 21, 2023, confirmed the elevation of the justices following President Bola Tinubu’s recommendation.

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According to an invite sent to our correspondent on Friday, the Supreme Court’s Director of Information, Festus Akande, disclosed that the oath of office will be administered on the justices by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola.

He said, “The newly appointed 11 Justices of the Supreme Court will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on Monday at 10.00 a.m. at the Main Courtroom of the Supreme Court.”

When the swearing-in of the elevated justices is done, the apex court will have the full complement of 21 justices, as stipulated by the Constitution

 

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