INGOT Brokers Officially Launches Business in Nairobi, Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via InvestorWire — Following the attainment of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) license, INGOT Africa Ltd (INGOT Brokers) announced the opening of its first office in Nairobi, Kenya, during a celebratory event held at the Mövenpick Residences Nairobi at the beginning of 2023.

The CMA license allows the company to operate as a Non-Dealing Online Foreign Exchange Broker under the Capital Markets Act (Cap 485 A of the laws of Kenya) and the Capital Markets (Online Foreign Exchange Trading) Regulations, 2017. This means that the company will be able to pursue its mission of empowering youth in Kenya and surrounding countries by providing transparent and reliable financial brokerage services and helping people redefine their financial goals.

INGOT Brokers is determined about enhancing financial literacy through its education unit designed to teach and train individuals, particularly youth, on investing and trading global financial markets. The unit pays special focus on identifying, educating, and training Introducing Brokers (IBs) and affiliates to grow their online trading services and optimize their potential returns, where it grants them access to utilize INGOT Brokers’ facilities and benefit from its educational materials, webinars, seminars, and personal training sessions.

The company and its shareholders have obtained licenses from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), Jordan Securities Commission (JSC), Financial Services Authority (FSA) – Seychelles, Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) – South Africa, in addition to Capital Markets Authority (CMA) – Kenya. It is also registered in several countries around the globe, including Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Dubai, and Qatar. INGOT Brokers has physical offices, operation hubs, and/or consultants in Pakistan, UAE, Australia, Jordan, Saint Vincent, Turkey, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa, Kenya, Seychelles, Iraq, and Qatar. Rules and regulations vary according to the jurisdiction the client is signed under, and should be taken into consideration.

About INGOT Africa Ltd

INGOT Africa Ltd is a premium multi-asset brokerage firm aiming to make financial markets available and accessible to all traders. The company has fostered and sustained a world-class trading environment with the highest quality of online financial services. It provides traders with an award-winning platform, excellent training conditions, significant liquidity, and accessibility to financial markets. It consistently delivers a unique trading experience. These cover a variety of financial derivatives and CFD instruments, including commodities, stocks, indices, ETFs, and currencies.

INGOT Africa Ltd is registered in the Republic of Kenya – Registration No. PVT-JZUG9YA5.
For more information, contact:
Sylvesters Munubi| Marketing Lead| INGOT Brokers Africa
s.munubi@IngotBrokers.com
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Synchronoss annonce une forte croissance de ses plateformes de messagerie en Asie-Pacifique, stimulée par son activité Advanced Messaging

Les prestataires du monde entier utilisent les plateformes de Synchronoss pour fournir des services à valeur ajoutée à des dizaines de millions d’abonnés

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey, 27 févr. 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (« Synchronoss » ou la « Société ») (Nasdaq : SNCR), un leader mondial et innovateur en matière de produits et plateformes numériques, de messagerie et de cloud, a annoncé aujourd’hui une forte croissance en Asie-Pacifique, principalement stimulée par la croissance de son activité Advanced Messaging. À travers des partenariats avec des prestataires de services de toute la planète, en particulier en Japon, la société continue d’étendre son empreinte mondiale, soutenant des dizaines de millions d’abonnés dans la région.

Au Japon, la technologie Rich Communications Service (RCS) permet aux consommateurs de s’engager avec des marques et entreprises en toute sécurité et offre la meilleure expérience utilisateur qui soit aux clients japonais. Par l’intermédiaire d’un partenariat de longue date avec WIT Software, Synchronoss Advanced Messaging permet aux opérateurs mobiles NTT DOCOMO, KDDI et SoftBank de déployer une expérience RCS multi-opérateurs soutenant 32,5 millions d’abonnés.

« Nous sommes ravis de témoigner de la réussite exceptionnelle du service +Message au Japon sur la base de la plateforme de messagerie RCS WIT, et aux côtés de Synchronoss, nous sommes prêts à tirer parti de notre offre commune de messagerie enrichie pour les autres opérateurs souhaitant générer de nouvelles opportunités de revenu », a déclaré Luis Silva, PDG de WIT Software.

Un autre prestataire majeur en Asie-Pacifique a récemment annoncé une étape importante, à savoir fournir des services de messagerie électronique à plus de 50 millions d’utilisateurs. La plateforme de messagerie électronique de bout en bout, s’appuyant sur Synchronoss Email Suite et la plateforme de messagerie de base Mx9, est ultra-évolutive et assure la sécurité et la confidentialité des données à ses abonnés.

« Les récents déploiements et étapes majeures stimulent l’élan de nos plateformes Messaging dans la région Asie-Pacifique », a commenté Jeff Miller, PDG de Synchronoss. « Cette année, nous sommes impatients de travailler avec nos partenaires stratégiques, en particulier WIT Software, afin de fournir des solutions de messagerie innovantes offrant de nouvelles façons de se connecter, de collaborer, de s’engager et de faire des affaires. »

À propos de Synchronoss
Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq : SNCR) est un développeur de logiciels permettant aux entreprises du monde entier de se connecter à leurs abonnés de manière fiable et pertinente. Sa gamme de produits aide à rationaliser les réseaux, simplifier l’intégration et interagir avec les abonnés afin de créer de nouvelles sources de revenus, de réduire les coûts et d’accélérer la mise sur le marché. Plusieurs centaines de millions d’abonnés font confiance à Synchronoss pour rester en phase avec les individus, les services et les contenus qu’ils aiment. Pour en savoir plus, rendez-vous sur www.synchronoss.com.

Contact pour les relations avec les médias :
Domenick Cilea
Springboard
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Gateway Group, Inc.
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Synchronoss Anuncia Forte Crescimento da Plataforma de Mensagens na Ásia-Pacífico Alimentado por Mensagens Avançadas

Provedores de Serviços Globais Utilizam Plataformas Synchronoss para Fornecer Serviços de Valor Agregado a Dezenas de Milhões de Assinantes

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Feb. 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (“Synchronoss” ou a “Empresa”) (Nasdaq: SNCR), líder global e inovadora em nuvem, mensagens e produtos e plataformas digitais, anunciou hoje o seu forte crescimento na região Ásia-Pacífico, como resultado do crescimento do Synchronoss Advanced Messaging. Por meio de parcerias com provedores de serviços globais, especificamente no Japão, a empresa continua a expandir sua presença global, apoiando dezenas de milhões de assinantes na região.

No Japão, a tecnologia Rich Communications Service (RCS) permite que os consumidores se envolvam com segurança com marcas e empresas, e proporcionem a melhor experiência de usuário para os clientes japoneses. Através de uma parceria de longa data com a WIT Software, a Synchronoss Advanced Messaging está permitindo que as operadoras móveis NTT DOCOMO, KDDI e SoftBank implantem uma experiência RCS entre operadoras com 32,5 milhões de assinantes.

“É um grande prazer testemunhar o sucesso único do serviço +Message no Japão com base na plataforma de mensagens WIT RCS e, juntamente com a Synchronoss, estamos prontos para alavancar a nossa oferta comum de mensagens amplas para outras operadoras que desejam gerar novas oportunidades de receita”, disse Luis Silva, CEO da WIT Software.

Outro proeminente provedor de serviços na Ásia-Pacífico anunciou recentemente um marco importante, o fornecimento de serviços de e-mail para mais de 50 milhões de usuários. A completa plataforma de e-mail, alimentada pelo Synchronoss Email Suite e pela plataforma de mensagens principal Mx9, é altamente escalonável e garante a segurança e a privacidade dos dados dos assinantes.

“As recentes implantações e marcos são resultado do impulso das nossas plataformas de mensagens na região da Ásia-Pacífico”, disse Jeff Miller, Presidente e CEO da Synchronoss. “Este ano, esperamos trabalhar com nossos parceiros estratégicos, especialmente a WIT Software, para oferecer soluções de mensagens inovadoras que permitam novas maneiras de conectar, colaborar, engajar e realizar negócios.”

Sobre a Synchronoss
A Synchronoss Technologies (Nasdaq: SNCR) cria software que capacita empresas ao redor do mundo a se conectarem com seus assinantes de forma confiável e significativa. O conjunto de produtos da empresa ajuda a agilizar as redes, simplificar a integração e envolver os assinantes, permitindo novos fluxos de receita, redução dos custos e aumento da velocidade no mercado. Centenas de milhões de assinantes confiam nos produtos da Synchronoss que se mantêm em sincronia com as pessoas, serviços e conteúdo que elas gostam. Saiba mais em www.synchronoss.com

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Springboard
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Gateway Group, Inc.
SNCR@gatewayir.com

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Workshop on integrated landscape management starts at Rundu

An inception workshop on integrated landscape management to reduce, reverse and avoid further degradation, and support the sustainable use of natural resources in the Mopane- Miombo belt, started in Rundu on Tuesday.

The three-day workshop is being held by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism and Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Speaking at the official opening of the workshop, Deputy Director in the environment ministry Petrus Mutayauli said the three institutions will on Thursday launch a five-year project called Dryland Sustainable Landscape Namibia Child Project.

The project is being funded by the Global Environmental Facility for five years and benefits 11 countries in Africa and Asia.

‘The project covers three landscapes – the Kunene-Cuvelai landscape, Etosha landscape and Kavango landscape,’ Mutayauli said.

He explained that the project will look at enabling policies that are facilitative of protecting the environment.

Mutayauli said in each of the three landscapes, the project plans to develop at least three sustainable green value chain enterprises.

‘The environment can only be protected if environment problems are viewed through economic opportunity lenses. There will also be 10 000 direct beneficiaries, of which 40 per cent should be women,’ he stated.

The deputy director said by the end of the project, at least 320 000 hectares of land must employ sustainable land practices.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

SACU receipts Namibia’s largest source of revenue

FirstRand Namibia economist Ruusa Nandago said the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts will account for 32 per cent of the total revenue for the 2023/2024 financial year (FY), making it the largest source of revenue for the Namibian government.

In a statement released by FirstRand Namibia on Tuesday, Nandago said the SACU revenues are expected to increase by 71,6 per cent from N.dollars 14.2 billion in FY 2022/2023 to N.dollars 24.3 billion in FY 2023/2024.

“This is a welcome relief to the fiscus as it provides an upside to government revenue which is expected to increase by 16,5 per cent from N.dollars 64.1 billion in FY 2022/2023 to N.dollars 74.7 billion in FY 2023/2024,” said Nandago.

She added that a breakdown of revenue sources shows that SACU receipts will now account for 32,6 per cent of the total revenue for FY 2023/2024, making them the single largest source of revenue for the Namibian government.

In the last decade there have been three SACU revenue shocks, in 2010/2011, 2016/2017 and 2020/2021.

Nandago therefore said that it is important that the government continues to broaden the domestic tax base and diversify its source of revenue.

“The finance minister (Iipumbu Shiimi) highlighted in his speech of the National Budget tabling that the government plans to boost domestic tax revenue collection through tax administration reforms aimed at improving tax compliance and collections on tax arrears,” she said.

SACU is the oldest customs union in the world that was established between Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa.

The union allows for these five countries to share trade related customs and excise revenue and for the free movement of goods and services within the union. All customs and excise duties are collected in a common revenue pool and shared among the countries according to a revenue sharing formula.

Nandago concluded saying that South Africa is the largest contributor to the pool, making up 97 per cent of the total contribution, followed by Namibia at 1.4 per cent.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Namibia and Venezuela to strengthen relationship through inaugural JCC session

The inaugural session of the Namibia-Venezuela Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) will take place in Windhoek on Thursday and Friday.

A media statement issued on Tuesday by the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation’s Executive Director, Penda Naanda, said the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, will co-chair the JCC and lead the Namibian delegation.

Yván Gil Pinto, Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Relations of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, will lead the Venezuelan delegation.

The inaugural session of the JCC is being held in accordance with the cooperation agreement and friendship between the two governments signed in New York on 15 October 1993.

Namibia and Venezuela will be afforded the opportunity to strengthen the relations between them and provide an opportunity to consider new areas of cooperation.

The two countries are expected to expand the agenda of collaboration in key strategic sectors such as energy; agriculture; commerce and industry; arts and culture; education; mining; housing; and electoral processes.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Namibia hosting TRIPS and CTMS

Namibia through the Roads Authority (RA) is hosting the Transport Registers and Information Platform System (TRIPS) and Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS), which connects national transport information systems and facilitates the transporting of essential goods.

The Ministry of Works and Transport’s Director of Transport Policy and Regulation, Cedric Limbo officially launched TRIPS and CTMS on behalf of Minister John Mutorwa here on Tuesday.

TRIPS and CTMS are being implemented by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) through the Tripartite Transport and Transit Facilitation Programme, funded by the European Union to the tune of approximately N.dollars 352 million. The pilot implementation of CTMS is co-funded by the EU and the German government.

“The ministry is playing a central role in ensuring the success of the programme. Namibia’s decision to host TRIPS and CTMS is Namibia’s commitment toward socio-economic development in Africa,” Mutorwa said in a statement read on his behalf.

He called for commitment and participation from all stakeholders, such as the public and private sectors as well as the international development partners, in achieving the programme and project goals.

At the same event, Chair of the Tripartite Task Force Chileshe Kapwepwe, in a speech read on his behalf said with the hosting and full implementation of TRIPS, member states will have the benefit of sharing information on the movement of persons and vehicles along the tripartite corridors. Kapwepwe said this will give officials real time access to authenticate driver, passenger, vehicle and goods data from the country of registration/loading.

Paratus is providing their Armada Data Centre as the local service provider to the RA, with Paratus Group Chief Executive Officer Schalk Erasmus saying the key purpose of the project is to “develop and implement harmonised road transport policies, laws and regulations for effective and efficient road transport, transit networks, transport and logistic services, systems and procedures.”

TRIPS is an ICT gateway that inter-connects national transport information systems in order to improve information-sharing and authentication of transit documents, licences, permits and vehicle and driver particulars amongst the 25 participating member states’ regulatory and law enforcement agents within the tripartite region. The CTMS facilitates the transit of essential goods that include food, fuel and medicines across borders in the region.

Source: The Namibian Press Agency

Germany’s new migration policy could take away vital talent from several African countries

Germany has announced a project for migrant centres in five African countries which would offer a select category of Africans the possibility of settling on its soil. The Conversation Africa’s Assane Diagne spoke to sociologist Aly Tandian about the significance of this decision.

Why is Germany considering bringing skilled labour into the country and how does it propose to do so?

In Germany, the policy of bringing in skilled labour has grown in recent years through a “welcoming culture”. This has greatly facilitated the arrival and, above all, the integration of many migrants. For instance, Germany welcomed nearly one million refugees during the Syrian crisis in 2015. This motivated the award of the Nansen Prize of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to Chancellor Angela Merkel. The suggested centres would ease rules for skilled foreign workers even further.

However, the reception of these migrants is far from being motivated by simple humanitarian reasons. In Germany, as in many other European countries, immigration provides solutions to demographic and economic problems.

It can help balance an ageing society and finance the pension system, as well as compensate for the current shortage of skilled workers. The need for skilled workers is so great that Germany has adopted several new reception policies.

The new fast-track procedure that’s being proposed for skilled labour essentially simplifies the recruitment of qualified foreign workers. It allows employers to apply for recognition of foreign qualifications in order to facilitate the visa application of a worker being recruited. To get the visa the qualified worker must then present a work contract or a concrete job offer. The country’s Federal Employment Agency will no longer check whether the candidate is from Germany or the EU for the specific position.

Which African countries will be affected and what kind of people are sought?

In addition to Ghana, Germany will establish centres in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Nigeria.

The people sought are skilled workers with vocational training, skilled workers with academic training, researchers, scientists and managers.

What are the implications of such policies?

Recently, the German development minister, Svenja Schulze, spoke of win-win solutions, but we need to put this into perspective.

This encourages brain drain – the exit of skilled people from African countries. Another similar approach is France’s policy to attract skilled labour. The French government plans to create a specific residence permit for foreign doctors. According to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in 2022 France hired some 25,000 foreign-born doctors, or 12% of the total number of practitioners registered with the Ordre des Médecins.

The exodus of qualified migrants can lead to a loss of skills, ideas and innovation, a loss of investment in education, a loss of tax revenue, a loss of crucial services in the health and education sectors. For instance, Ghana is in dire need of a skilled workforce, but it is one of the African countries Germany is targeting.

This policy of skilled recruitment in the global south by countries of the global north creates a situation in which countries of origin are incubators where experts are born, educated and trained before they leave for other destinations.

This form of skilled labour migration should be rethought and above all supervised on both sides. It also raises a question of ethics. It is difficult not to think about ethics because this recruitment model will deprive African states of the personnel they need.

Agreements should be signed between states and not commitments between skilled workers and employers. In addition, a rigorous framework that benefits workers, employers and states would avoid making foreign workers, who are paid less than their national colleagues, less precarious.

What can be done to retain skilled workers in their country of origin where there is a lack of expertise in their fields of activity?

African countries must have their own migration agenda. They should encourage the mobility of skilled experts supported by circular migration. With circular migration, it will be possible for skilled experts to work in several countries on a rotational basis while enjoying rigorous protection.

Circular migration is a way of serving the labour market needs of destination countries, promoting development in countries of origin and benefiting the migrants themselves, so we can say that it is a “triple win”.

Source: The Conversation

BBTitans: Twelve Housemates Are Up For Eviction

Twelve (12) housemates of the big brother Titans (BBTitans) are up for eviction this week.

This is the 7th week of the ongoing ‘Big Brother Titans’ show, is off to a rough start since almost everyone is up for evictions.

READ MORE: BBTitans: Ebubu, Tsatsii win the Head of House title again

Nomination night comes with its own dose of drama and last night was no different.

The housemates nominated in the following order:

Blaqleng nominated Juivola and Yelisa

Juiovla nominated Blaqleng and Kaniva, then changed it to Blaqleng and Yelisa

Juvone nominated Khosicle and Yelisa

Kaniva nominated Juiovla and Khosicle

Khosicle nominated Juiovla and Kaniva

Royals nominated Juvone and Khosicle

Thabana nominated Kaniva and Yelisa

Yelisa nominated Juiovla and Juvone.

Biggie punishes Royals

Since Tsatsii discussed nominations before they took place, with housemates other than her partner, Big Brother reacted by revoking the Heads of House’s veto save privilege.

They also lost their immunity from the nomination process as Biggie included them in the nominated list which left them devastated.

Tsastii felt terrible about letting her partner down and later called a meeting to apologise in tears to her partner, Ebubu, for messing things up for them.

With six pairs up for possible eviction, only Thabang and Nana (Thabana) and Blaqboi and Ipeleng (Blaqleng) are safe this week.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

Star Burna Boy Replies Critics Over Refusal To Vote

Grammy Award-winning star, Damini Ogulu, better known as Burna Boy has reacted to netizens criticising him for not voting or lending his voice to Nigerian politics.

In reaction, the music star, Burna Boy took to his Instagram story on Tuesday to claim that he has never made money from the Nigerian government.

The singer, who affirmed his political stance, stated that he does good for the country because of his heart and not for social media validation.

“I’ve never made money from any Nigerian government and I never took any house, land, or money from any governor.

“I’ve never been appointed into any public office and I never intended to be. All the good I do for my country comes from my heart, pockets, time and emotions. it’s not for social media validation and it’s definitely not because I owe anybody.

“I say I nor vote. Make everybody getat,” he wrote in pidgin which literally translates to mean “i said i am not voting, so let everybody get of my way”

Source: Voice of Nigeria

Presidential, NASS Elections : Kwara SDP Blames INEC For Candidates Failure

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Kwara State, has blamed the unimpressive performance of its candidates in the last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections on “observable flaws” in the conduct of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Chairman of SDP in the state, Alhaji Abdulazeez Afolabi made this observation at a news conference held at the party’s secretariat in Ilorin, the state capital.

Afolabi who was flanked by the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Alhaji Hakeem Lawal, said that the party was yet to either condemn the whole exercise or congratulate those declared winners because of some flaws it had observed in the process.

He added that the outcome of a meeting to be held by leaders of the party on the matter would determine whether the party would officially complain to the INEC or approach court to seek redress .

He appealed to SDP supporters to remain calm and not allow the present situation provoke them into violence, saying that the leadership of the party was on top of the situation and shall not rest on its oars until political justice is achieved.

Afolabi said some of the flaws observed in the conduct of the elections included alleged malfunctioning of Biometric Voters Accreditation System (BVAS),

electronic transmission of results,

creation of additional polling units and late distribution of electoral materials, among others.

“On BVAS, reports from some of our polling agents confirmed that in many polling units, many of the electorate were disenfranchised because the BVAS malfunctioned”, he added.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

World Hasn’t Seen Best Of Joshua Says Trainer

Reigning trainer of the year, Derrick James, is confident there is still work to be done with former two-time unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, after he became his new trainer just before the confirmation of his upcoming April 1 fight versus Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena in London.

Definitely looking forward to April the 1st, James said. “I feel the world hasn’t seen the best of Anthony Joshua, especially with the guy I’ve been working with in the gym.

“I know that Jermaine Franklin is a very good fighter and is taking it seriously.”

The sport’s only active trainer to boast two current unified champions, James emerged as a top candidate to land the services of Joshua, who has changed up for his second straight camp.

The hulking British-Nigerian spent the most part of his career serving under Robert McCracken, a former middleweight contender who helped guide Joshua to an Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and two separate unified heavyweight title reigns.

Their union ended after Joshua turned over his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk in their first fight in September 2021.

Former IBF junior lightweight titlist Robert Garcia was then brought into Joshua’s camp prior to the rematch with Usyk (20-0, 13KOs), who scored a repeat points win last August in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Joshua was already a rising star prior to his April 2016 second-round knockout of unbeaten IBF heavyweight titleholder Charles Martin. The win was his first of 12 straight title fights, during which he surfaced as the leading gate attraction in the UK and among the best performing pay-per-view headliners.

It is now back to basics for Joshua, who will spend his full training camp in the United States for the first time in his career.

“I think it’s so much about Anthony being the fighter he wants to be and needs to be,” noted James.

“It’s all about him. It’s not about anybody else. It’s about his legacy and him trying to improve on it. At the same time, it’s us building and for him to be the best version of himself that night.

“The time we have is not a lot but it depends on what level you’re working on. We’re working on a high level. He’s a very intellectual fighter. He can do it. He’s maintaining and understanding everything I’m asking him to do.”

Source: Voice of Nigeria

PDP Candidate Congratulates LP Senatorial Candidate In Anambra State

The Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District and Senatorial Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the just concluded Senatorial election, Uche Ekwunife, congratulated the winner of the 2023 Anambra Central Senatorial District election held on Saturday, Senator Victor Umeh of the Labour Party.

Ekwunife stated that “she has accepted the outcome of the election,” and urged the constituents and critical stakeholders in the zone to ‘support’ the Senator-elect as he prepares to represent the people in the 10th Senate.

The Senator further appreciated members of her campaign organization, various support groups and individuals who worked tirelessly in support of her candidacy. She urges them to accept the outcome of the election in good faith. While expressing gratitude to God Almighty for his guidance and protection throughout the long and intense campaign season, appreciated God for the peaceful election.

Ekwunife, the Chairman Senate committee on Science, Technology and Innovation assured people of Anambra Central that “the outcome of the election will not dampen her spirit and desire to offer them quality and effective representation in the remaining months of her stay in office.” She reiterated her commitment in finishing strongly in line with her promises to the people of the zone.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

APC Urges Opposition To Uphold Democracy

The Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress, APC has cautioned politicians not to truncate Nigeria’s democracy by calling for a total cancellation of the February 25 Presidential election.

The Special Adviser to the APC Presidential Candidate on Media, Public Affairs and Strategic Communications, Mr. Tunde Alake gave the caution at a press briefing at the Campaign headquarters in Abuja.

Seek justice

He said political parties and individuals who are not satisfied with the process should seek justice in court.

The APC held the briefing following a briefing by some opposition political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Labour Party, LP and the African Democratic Congress, ADC.

These opposition parties at their briefing called for a total cancellation of the election and for the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu to step down from his position.

Cancellation of the election

However, the APC said the demands of the opposition parties were against the Constitution of Nigeria.

According to Mr. Alake, calling for cancellation of the election is treasonous.

He advised the Presidential Candidates of the Labour Party and Peoples Democratic Party to accept defeat.

“We call on Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan by conceding defeat. This election has already been won by our candidate, according to the results declared at the collation centres in the state. In 2015, President Jonathan did not wait for INEC to finish collation before he called President Muhammadu Buhari and congratulated him in the true spirit of democracy and sportsmanship,” he said.

Mr. Alake further urged INEC to speed up the process of announcing results in order to diffuse the tension in the polity.

He further appealed to the youths to conduct themselves peacefully and desist from beating drums of war due to the outcome of the election.

Source: Voice of Nigeria

Nigeria’s Tinubu Declared President-Elect After Disputed Election

ABUJA, NIGERIA — Nigeria’s electoral commission on Wednesday declared ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu president-elect after a disputed weekend election, at a ceremony that was snubbed by the two main opposition parties.

Tinubu’s victory extends the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party’s grip on power in Africa’s top oil producer and most populous nation, though he inherits a litany of problems from President Muhammadu Buhari, also of APC.

The former governor of commercial hub Lagos polled 8.79 million votes, ahead of main opposition challenger Atiku Abubakar’s 6.98 million votes. Peter Obi, an outsider popular with younger voters, garnered 6.1 million votes.

Nigerian electoral law says a candidate can win just by getting more votes than their rivals, provided they get 25% of the vote in at least two-thirds of the 36 states and the federal capital Abuja, which Tinubu also managed to do.

Source: Voice of America