After the initial relief that greeted the 2022 Electoral Act, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has picked holes in the new Act that may derail the 2023 general elections.
The Commission is seeking practice direction to deal with some of the provisions of the Electoral Act that are considered as inimical to the electoral process.
One of such provisions identified by the Commission that should be revisited, is the removal of issues relating to pre-election matters from the High Courts and domiciling it with the Federal High Court.
The Commission said it will engage the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court to get practice direction that will make it possible for cases to be determined where the cause of action arose.
Lawan to be turbaned on Sunday
Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan will on Sunday be turbaned as Magayaki of Kaiama Emirate, according to his Special Adviser on Media, Mr. Ola Awoniyi.
The statement on Saturday said the Kaiama Emirate Council in Kwara State will honour the President of the Senate with the chieftaincy title because of the protective roles he has played in the state.