INEC reassures Nigerians, International Community of free, fair elections
Nigerians and the international community have been assured of free, fair and credible elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, gave the reassurance when he received Commonwealth Election Observer Mission to Nigeria, led by former South Africa President, Thabo Mbeki, at INEC headquarters in Abuja on Monday.”INEC understands the enormous benefits of conducting credible elections, not just in Nigeria but the African continent.“Election in Nigeria is huge and we understand. As I said, the responsibility rests on our shoulders.“We also understand the benefits of credible elections. It will not only bring peace and good governance to our country but the positive effects on our sub-region.“I want to assure you that we will never let Nigeria and the international community down,’’ Yakubu said.Yakubu also commended the Commonwealth Observer Mission’s contributions to the development of Nigeria’s electoral system.He said that Nigeria had benefited a lot from the Commonwealth through the implementation of recommendations in its reports on Nigeria’s previous elections.“We have benefited from your previous election observation reports. So many of the innovations introduced over time are benefited from your observation reports.“We don’t take your observations lightly.,” he said.He said that INEC looked forward again to the mission’s robust reports on the 2023 general elections.Earlier in his remarks, Mbeki said the mission was in Nigeria to observe the country’s election and in the end make it report.Mbeki expressed confidence that Nigeria would achieve credible and successful elections.“This is the seventh election since independence. Nigeria is a very important country with huge impacts on itself and on the continent.“So, it is always very important that as commonwealth we should come and be with you as you hold these important elections and to observe same.“Of course, we come very hopeful and very confident that we will have successful elections, peaceful elections and intrusive elections and at the end hopefully there will be no complaints,” Mbeki said.He said the mission was at the INEC headquarters to listen to the level of preparations and render assistance for the commission to achieve its mandate.
I Prefer Kissing, S3x Scenes With Seasoned Actors – Nancy Isime
Popular actress and media personality, Nancy Isime has revealed how she feels acting s3x and scene kissing roles. She spoke during an interview with media personality, Dadaboy. According to her, she doesn’t enjoy acting such roles. She further explained that even if it looks good on screen, she prefers such scenes with seasoned actors who understand professionalism. She said, “Well, it’s a script, and Yes, I do kiss in movies. But Why will I enjoy it? 5,000 people around you. Enjoy what? I never enjoy doing nothing. There’s cameras around, it’s a scene. I prefer to actually have kissing scenes with seasoned actors who understand the professionalism of a kissing scene or a s3x scene. “S3x scene of course because everybody is all dressed up but there is movement. So there’s literally people who understand the job and are focused and are literally just running through a script.”
29 African Migrants trying to cross to Italy die as Boat Sinks in Tunisia
A boat carrying 29 African migrants trying to cross to Italy has capsized. Tunisia’s coast guard recovered 10 bodies from the migrant boat which sank near the coast, the second vessel to sink within hours off Tunisia, bringing the death toll to 29, according to a security official. According to Al Jazeera, Houssem Jebabli, a national guard official, said that the boat sank off the coast of Mahdia, without giving further details. Earlier on Sunday, a human rights group said at least 19 refugees and migrants from sub-Saharan Africa had drowned off the coast of Tunisia while trying to cross the Mediterranean and reach Italy. Romdhane Ben Amor, an official at the Forum for Social and Economic Rights (FTDES), told the Reuters news agency that the deaths also occurred when a boat carrying the refugees and migrants sank off the coast of Mahdia after a journey that started from Sfax beaches. He said the Tunisian coast guard was able to rescue five people from the boat. Tunisian authorities were not immediately available for comment. Reports of the deaths came as Italy’s ANSA news agency said more than 2,000 asylum seekers had arrived on the Italian island of Lampedusa within 24 hours. The agency described the arrivals on Saturday as a “record”. In the last four days, at least five boats carrying refugees and migrants have sunk off the southern city of Sfax, leaving 67 missing and nine dead. The coast guard previously said it had stopped about 80 boats heading for Italy in the past four days and detained more than 3,000 people, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries. The coast near Sfax has become a major departure point for people fleeing poverty and conflict in Africa and the Middle East in the hope of a better life in Europe. The latest disaster comes amid a campaign of arrests by Tunisian authorities of undocumented sub-Saharan Africans. According to United Nations data, at least 12,000 people who reached Italy this year set sail from Tunisia, compared with 1,300 in the same period of 2022. Previously, Libya was the main departure point for refugees and migrants.
Campaigns are over, let me have some fun – Tonto Dikeh
Nigerian actress cum politician, Tonto Dikeh stepped out over the weekend for a party following the conclusion of the 2023 elections.The mother of one says campaigns are over and so, it is time to have some fun.The actress shared photos of herself, which sees her already prepared for the party and about to step out.She captioned the images;”When Her Excellency, stepped out for a parryCampaigns is over🤕, let me have my time and relax before the next stage💃🏾🤲🏻..”Tonto was the Deputy Governorship Candidate of ADC in Rivers State, before she and her principal stepped down for APC’s candidate just days to the election.
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