As the US general elections results are being collated, initially, the current serving president Donald Trump was leading, but as the results continuously being updated, the Joe Biden is now leading slightly. Below are the results as of now
Joe Biden (democratic party)Vote percentage:50% Total votes so far:68,522,470
Donald Trump (Republican party) Vote percentage:48.4% Total votes so far: 66,317,712
On Monday the 23rd of November members of the United Kingdom parliament talked down the regime of Muhammadu Buhari, for the attack and intimidation of protesters who took part in the #Endsars protests.
They demanded sanctions on government officials and security agent such as visa ban, freezing of assets and stopping the funding and training for the Nigeria police forces.
On Tuesday the 24th of November the Senate President Dr. Ahmad Lawan read a letter from president Muhammadu buhari seeking confirmation of prof. Mahmood yakubu as chairman, independent National electoral commission, INEC for a second term. Ahmad Lawand sought the input of the Senate on the matter and called for expedite action on the confirmation of yakubu as INEC chairman
Maina who is facing a 12 count money laundering charger alongside a firm, common input properties and investment limited, has began a court trial as the trial justice Okon Abang gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, the nod to tender more evidence against Maina, whose decision to jump bail led the court to remand his surety in kuje correctional center. EFCC alleged that he used account of the firm and laundered funds to the tune of about #2billion, part of which he used to acquire landed properties in Abuja.
President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu buhari has signed a new banks and other financial institution Act, 2020 which barred banks from employing or retaining an individual that was dismissed from any government institution at the federal, state of local government level.
Section 47(2) of the law Reads in part, “No bank shall employ or continue the employment of any person as a director, manager, secretary or an officer who (a) is of unsound mind or, as a result of ill health, is incapable of discharging his duties.
“(b) is dismissed from the service of the federal, state or local government or any agencies of such government or (c) is declared bankrupt or suspends payments or compounds with his creditors, including his bankers; (d) is convicted of any offence involving dishonesty or fraud.
“(e) is guilty of serious misconduct in relation to his duties; or (f) in the case of a person who possesses a professional qualification, is disqualified or suspended otherwise than of his own request from practising his profession by the order of any competent authority.”
The death toll in a jihadist ambush on a military convoy in Borno state on Saturday rose to eight after two more bodies of soldiers were recovered, security sources said.
Three security sources had initially told AFP six people, including five soldiers and an allied militiaman, were killed in the attack.
“The death toll from the ambush is now eight. The bodies of two more soldiers were recovered,” said one of the sources.
“It is now seven soldiers and one militiaman killed,” he said.
The new toll was confirmed by another source.
Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades opened fire on a convoy of soldiers and an anti-jihadist militia in Kwayamti village, 60 kilometres (36 miles) north of the regional capital Maiduguri.
The convoy was on its way to the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad, some 140 kilometres away, as a security detail for the state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, who flew by helicopter earlier in the day.
All the sources asked not to be identified because they were not authorised to speak on the incident.
The Federal Government has debunked the report that the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has been exempted from the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System, IPPIS, platform.
Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige told Sunday Vanguard that the government was quoted out of context on the matter, saying, there was no meeting it was agreed that ASUU would be exempted from the IPPIS payment platform.
The Minister explained that at the meeting with the leadership of the university teachers, the government agreed that ASUU members that were yet to enroll on IPPIS will be paid through the platform with which they have paid President Muhammadu Buhari’s compassionate COVID-19 payment in the months of February and June.
He further said that the platform was a hybrid platform between IPPIS and the Government Integrated Financial Management and Information System, GIFMIS platform which is for the transition period, adding that no government payment will be done without IPPIS knowing.
Ahmad Lawanda the Senate president of Nigeria has denied claims that he got #2billion to confirm the second term of former independent national electoral commission (INEC) chairman, mahmood Yakubu. He further asked the media who carried the false publication to provide evidence they have.
The Yobe Senator said the report against him failed to provide the names of members of the accusers and where the group operates from.
The statement said the parliamentary process for the confirmation of nominations by the President is open and involves all senators.
The Senate President is only a presiding officer of the Senate and does not lead any group in or outside the august chamber that acts in any way to circumvent the processes of the Senate.
We reassure Nigerians that the Senate President did not receive any gratification, in his or behalf of others, to help Professor Yakubu get a second term as chairman of INEC”, it read.
Yahaya Bello, who is the Governor of Kogi state has stated on Thursday the 19th of November, at channels television that nine more opposition Governors would cross over to the All Progressive Congress (APC). He further stated that he did predicted ten Governors will join the ruling party and Ebonyi state Governor Was The first to join.
“I did say there are 10 governors from the opposition parties that would join APC.
We have seen one. One that is equal to ten; He has joined us. Nine to go,” Bello said.