Nigeria’s Southern Governors Clamour for Southern President Governors of Southern States of Nigeria have jointly agreed that Nigeria’s next president in 2023 should emerge from the Southern region. The governors who made the pronouncement after a closed- door meeting in Lagos State on Monday, also set September 1, 2021 as deadline for the promulgation of anti-open grazing law among its member states. Chairman of the Southern Governors Forum, Rotimi Akeredolu, said this while reading from a communiqué signed by the governors during their closed door meeting.

INEC COMMRNCES ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR VOTERS An online continuous voter registration exercise, where intending voters can register before they complete the process at a designated center, has been commenced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) The portal requires new voters to pre-register by filling out a form on the portal with their bio data and necessary documents after which they are expected to visit an INEC state or local government office. At the INEC office which they can visit from July 19, the new voters will be required to provide finger prints to complete the registration. Additionally the INEC portal, requires those who have registered in the past to review their voter registration status; and if need be request for replacement of damaged or defaced Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) on the portal. Other features of the portal, include the ability to update personal information or transfer voter registration to another pulling unit.

ARMY LEADERSHIP Chief of Army Staff, Major-General Farouk Yahaya, assumes office following the death of Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru; even as the military dispel rumor of compulsory retirement.

Nigeria’s Current Security Chiefs

NIGERIA’s SECURITY NOW WEARS A NEW FACE; ARMY, NAVY,AIR FORCE. Nigeria’s security now fears a new face under the administrative head of recently appointed Major-General Leo Irabor, as Chief of…