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#EndSars Shows That Muhammadu Buhari Is The Biggest Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy

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Nigerian elections are like gambling. We blindly toss a coin into the air — with no guarantee of what we get. We vote out one corrupt leader for an even more corrupt one. Or, as we like to say, “you go from the frying pan into the fire.”

Take President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, for example. As the first opposition candidate to mount a sweeping defeat of a sitting president in Nigeria, Buhari — a former general and military head of state —rode the coattails of rife anti-government sentiments to victory in 2015. To those who voted for him, he symbolized a potent antidote to the issues plaguing the country. He promised to blindly fight corruption and cronyism. He vowed to strongarm the terrorist group Boko Haram into retreat or surrender. He also declared that he would stabilize Nigeria’s dwindling economy and fix the existing gulf of socioeconomic disparities between Nigeria’s uber-wealthy few and the majority of Nigerians who are abjectly poor. In a campaign tweet two months before his historic win, he swore a solemn vow to Nigerians. “Let me make you this promise today,” Buhari wrote. “We will protect your children. We will protect your wealth. We will make this country work again.”

Today, nearly six years after making that promise, Nigeria has become a relic of what it used to be. Many signs point to Buhari’s failures. He must go.

The streets are raging with violence. Nigerians are under an unprecedented lethal attack by Buhari’s government, which recently killed unarmed citizens protesting against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a brutal and abusive police force in Lagos. The #EndSars movement has become a global phenomenon. After days of denials, the Nigerian army admitted Tuesday that their officers were deployed to the scene of the deadly attack to ensure statewide curfew compliance. The army still denies opening fire.

Read Full Article Here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/10/29/endsars-shows-that-muhammadu-buhari-is-biggest-threat-nigerias-democracy/

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EC Announces They Would Declare The Winner Of The Elections After 24 hours

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The Electoral Commission(EC), led by its chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensah, announced that they would be announcing the winner 24 hours after the election comes to an end.

Mrs. Jean Mensah made this statement while interacting with some members of the Council of State on the commission’s steps in the build-up towards the elections, which is just a few weeks away.

According to her, the commission has put in place things that would help them declare the winner of the elections 24 hours later after voting comes to an end on December 7.

“We are promoting some efficiency into the system. We have worked with our numbers and we have a duration within which the results should be transmitted.

“We are expecting that by the next day, we should be able to declare the results. We do not intend to go beyond 24 hours. And we are confident that God being our helper, because of the efficiency we have introduced into the processes, we should be able to declare results within 24 hours.”

“At the polling station level, we have given the polling centres an hour and a half to be able to send the results to the collation centre.

“At the constituency collation centres as well, we have provided them with three hours within which they will collate the results accurately and send the results to the regions. We are confident that we should have all the results before midnight and we are confident that come December 8 we should be able to declare the results.”; she added.

The EC has approved 12 presidential candidates to contest in the upcoming election.

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We’re Fully Prepare For Emergency And Humanitarian Service In Election 2020 : Director General Of NADMO

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The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) is a Government agency that is responsible for the management of disasters, responding to emergency situations, and educating the general public on how to live harmoniously and be cautious about disasters.

The board operates under the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Ghana. As a matter of fact, NADMO is one of the critical agencies responsible for peace and a safe environment.

It is barely a fortnight for Ghanaians to elect Parliamentarians and the president to govern the nation in the next four years.

According to NADMO Act 2016 (Act 927) which has given them a rounded paradigm shift to be more proactive than being reactive on disaster management, the Director-General, Hon. Nana Agyemang Prempeh and the board have put up some befitting measures ahead of the December 7th Elections.

A facilitator, Mr. Bright Elorm Doviavu who spoke on behalf of the Director-General, indicated that NADMO and its stakeholders are fully preparing in managing any possible humanitarian cataclysm which may emanate from any polling station as the police service has declared some centers as critical hot spots.

Mr. Bright Elorm Doviavu added that, the Director-General, Hon. Nana Agyemang Prempeh is appealing to every tom, dick, and harry to preach peace and assist to ensure as flat as a pancake implementation of laid down protocols which are imperative to maintain peace as the president of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been talking about peace. NADMO is ready for any quandary during the elections.

He called on the general public to keep on obeying all the Coronavirus Pandemic protocols ahead of the polls. The Director-General appealed to the United Nations (UN) to assist the Organisation with their preparedness towards both Parliamentary and presidential elections. The Ahafo Regional nadmo Director, Mr. Collins Osei Bonsu, and the entire Ahafo REGSEC is in full support.

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UK Scientist Invents Face Mask That ‘Kills COVID-19 And Other Viruses’

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A Nottingham Trent University scientist, Garreth Cave has invented a face mask that can ”kill viruses including COVID-19 and influenza upon contact.”

Mirror reported that while most face masks feature a three-layer design, this mask features five layers, including an antiviral layer made of nano-copper. It also has ions that are emitted once in contact with a virus, causing the virus to die and stop reproducing.

Dr Gareth Cave, who designed the mask said;

“The mask we’ve developed has been proven to inactivate viruses upon contact; the antiviral layer kills virus which has been blocked by the filter layers.

“The challenge with conventional surgical-type masks is that they only block virus from entering or exiting the mask. They don’t have an active mechanism for killing it once it’s trapped in the mask.

“Our new antiviral mask has been designed to utilise the existing barrier technology and combine it with our nanotechnology to kill the virus once it is trapped there.

“We’ve added the barrier layer to both sides of the mask so not only does it protect the wearer but also those around. By killing the virus on contact, it also means that the used face mask can be safely disposed of and not be a potential source of passive transfer.”

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During tests, the face mask was shown to be able to kill more than 90% of Coronavirus and influenza viruses over seven hours, and had a filtration efficiency of 99.98%.

The masks are expected to go into production this month, and will be commercially available from December for healthcare, transport and food service settings.

Cave added; “It’s exciting to see our technology move forward and make a real impact towards the fight against the spread of COVID-19.”

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