Texas Supreme Court upholds governor's limit on mail ballot drop-off sites
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Supreme Court upheld Gov. Greg Abbott’s order limiting counties to one mail-in ballot drop-off location in a Tuesday evening ruling that overturned two lower courts.The unanimous ruling dissolved an injunction, issued by a Democratic District Court judge in Travis County, that sought to bar enforcement of Abbott’s limit of drop-off locations as an impermissible burden on voting rights.The all-Republican court determined that while Abbott restricted voters to one site per county to deliver their completed ballots, the governor actually had expanded voting opportunities...
N20m to each soldier, police, killed in Rivers during EndSARS rioting
Each soldier and policeman who died in the recent EndSARS rioting in Rivers State is to get N20m. This is as the Rivers State government has waved 5000 civil service jobs to the youths of the state, not above 35 years,The two decisions were announced Wednesday October, 28, 2020, in Port Harcourt after a long lasting state executive council meeting in the Brick House in Port Harcourt and at the condolence visit to the police command.The state government is also to rebuild all police stations burnt in the crisis but promised to stamp out any terrorist organization in the state.The governor who w...
Coronavirus stimulus checks: Why a GOP governor wants to ‘fire’ all Congress members
It is now almost certain that there will be no stimulus package before the Nov. 3 election. This will come as a big disappointment for Americans who are still struggling to meet their needs amid the pandemic. The Republican governor of New Hampshire, Chris Sununu, slammed Congress for failing to come up with a coronavirus stimulus package, including checks, saying Americans would probably be a bit “better” off if all members of Congress were removed.Coronavirus stimulus checks: GOP governor wants to fire all Congress membersSununu’s comments came as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secr...
Osun to begin house-to-house search Thursday for looted items
The Osun State Government would begin its house-to-house search to recover looted items across the state on Thursday.The governor of the state, Gboyega Oyetola said this as he inspected some of the recovered loots deposited at the parking lot of the Government House, Osogbo.According to the governor, only 20 percent of looted items have been returned. The governor, therefore, urged persons still in possession of stolen items to return them within the Amnesty period.The governor previously, gave looters 72-hours to return looted items. 48-hours have gone by and looters have less than 24 hours n...
Illinois governor orders limits on Chicago: no indoor bar or dining service, crowds capped at 25
CHICAGO — Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday ordered new restrictions for the city of Chicago that will prohibit indoor dining and bar service and limit gatherings to 25 as of Friday.The city has seen sustained increases in COVID-19 hospitalizations and its COVID-19 test positivity rate, a combination of factors that triggers a rollback of reopening under the governor’s plan.The city is “averaging more than twice as many COVID-related hospital admissions per day as it was a month ago, with a positivity rate that has almost doubled since the beginning of October,” Pritzker said in a statement Tuesda...
Gov. Okowa presents N378.48bn “Budget of Recovery’’ for 2021
Delta Governor, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, on Tuesday, presented the Appropriation Bill of N378.48 billion for 2021 to the state’s House of Assembly for consideration.Christened “Budget of Recovery’’, the governor told the lawmakers that the Bill was made up of N207.52 billion for Capital Expenditure and N171.32 billion for Recurrent Expenditure.He said that capital expenditure constituted 54.76 per cent of the Budget while 45.24 per cent represented recurrent expenditure, and explained that the allocations were consistent with his administration’s agenda of spending more on projects and prog...
Arnold Schwarzenegger Recovering From New Heart Surgery
Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor and former Republican governor, revealed that he had another heart surgery Thursday.“I have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery,” Schwarzenegger wrote.Schwarzenegger’s lifelong heart problems have stemmed from congenital heart defect. His new pulmonary valve, which he went into surgery for two years ago, was a replacement for another valve replacement from 1997.Though this wasn’t Schwarzenegger’s first heart surgery and his condition dictates that it won’t be his last, the star has posted that he is doing well, and is on ...
Fintiri Imposes Curfew On Adamawa
The Adamawa State government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the state to curtail the looting of warehouses that began Sunday morning in some locations in the state capital.Governor Ahmadu Fintiri made the declaration at a state-wide broadcast on Sunday.He said: “I have declared and imposed an indefinite dusk-to-dawn curfew throughout the State beginning from 3 o’clock Sunday the 25th of October 2020.“Movement by all manner of vehicles except as authorized is hereby prohibited as the curfew comes into effect.“As a responsible government, we shall do everything within our powers to...
Insecurity: Kwara Declares 24-Hour Curfew
Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara state has declared a 24 hour curfew in the Ilorin metropolis following security situation occasioned by looting and destructions in the state capital.In a statewide broadcast on Friday night, the governor said that people should stay indoors in compliance with the curfew, adding that it will be reviewed as developments unfold.“Fellow Kwarans: I have just had an emergency security meeting with commanders of various security agencies in the state. This is to assess the situation in the state. Over the last few days, I had earlier met with the traditional ...
US forum participants call for reengaging rather than decoupling
Whoever wins the upcoming US presidential election should try to reengage with China, and prevent the chill in relations from turning to ice, said Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.The Republican governor made the remarks during an online discussion hosted by the Brookings Institution on Oct 15 in which a bipartisan group of policymakers weighed the risks and opportunities of Washington's policy toward Beijing and generally spoke against decoupling of the two economies.Saying that the US' recent unfavorable attitude toward China "has been shaped by the public debate by our national leadership",...
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