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Forward of the December 1 expected demonstration of the 2017 budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that issues of budget padding would be seriously addressed. Receiving in crowd members of the Governance Support Group (GSG), headed by Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at State House, Abuja yesterday, the President also lamented the culture of electoral violence that's once again crept into the nation’s political landscape and urged a speedy remedy to it.

The President’s observation on the budget was in reaction to the controversies created by the alleged padding of the 2016 budget resulting in the removal and subsequent suspension of the Chairman of the House of Representatives Appropriation Committee, Abdulmuminu Jibrin.

Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, the APC governorship candidate in Saturday’s survey, on Saturday lamented the malfunctioning of some smart card readers deployed for the exercise.

Akeredolu, who spoke at his Owo residence after casting his vote, also said INEC ought to have the devices run before election day.

In accordance with the President, "The distortions that occurred to Budget 2016, by which chain of rogue endeavors and amounts were injected to the file that was fiscal won’t happen to next year’s budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed. "I 'm waiting for the 2017 Budget to be brought in Council to us.

Any hint of padding everywhere, I will remove it." Buhari re-iterated that he'd experienced government since 1975, variously as governor, petroleum minister, head of state, and Chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF), "and never did I hear the word ‘padding’ till the 2016 Budget." He assured that such would never occur again under his watch. The President said the government stands by its tripod campaign promises of fighting corruption, reviving the economy, and guaranteeing the nation, but lamented that some people are deliberately turning blind eyes to prevailing realities in the nation.

"They don’t want to reflect on the problem in which we are, economically. They want to naija live news the same manner; they only need business as usual he said. On violence that attend rerun elections in the country, President Buhari stated: "I agonize over the elections in Kogi, Bayelsa and Rivers states.

We must have passed the phase by which people killed because of who inhabits certain offices, and are beheaded. If we can’t guarantee adequate elections we don't have any business being around. Edo State election was not bad, and that I anticipate Ondo State election to be better." Talking on the anti-corruption cases before the courts, the President said he considered the cleanse currently going on "will bring about a better judiciary. Nigerians will believe that we have been serious.", when individuals are sentenced

They can’t buy all of the grains picked this year, although Buhari equally told his guests that the improvement being made in agriculture and exploitation of solid minerals "gives a lot of hope," adding: "Our grains go as much as Central African Republic, to Burkina Faso. And next season should be even better. We are going to concentrate on other products like palm oil cocoa, and palm kernel, in addition to the grains. We can begin exporting rice in 18 months, and we are getting pesticides and fertilizers in readiness for next year."

Talking on behalf of members of GSG, Nwajiuba said the government had succeeded to a substantial extent on the security and anti-corruption fronts, adding that the group was positive the economy would soon experience a reversion, "as the authorities is working very hard for the reason that direction." The group said the biggest constituency of the President was the poor and lowly, and therefore recommended what it calls "a social re armament of the poor."

He explained reports had suggested that some of the devices were malfunctioning.

The APC nominee, however, said that his major concern was the commission ensuring credible free and honest election.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that PDP flagbearer, Eyitayo Jegede and his Alliance for Democracy counterpart, Wole Oke, had also complained concerning the malfunctioning card readers.

The card reader had also rejected Gov. Olusegun Mimiko’s thumbprint when he needed to vote at his Ward 7, Unit 20 Polling Unit in Ondo West Local Government Area.

But INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Mr Segun Agbaje, said the commission has more than 250 spare smart card readers to replace those malfunctioning.

"I have telephoned the Head of Department of ICT to get smart cards for areas with smart card challenges and very shortly they will them.

" Card reader is not a major challenge because it might be addressed within 10 to 20 minutes; we have over 250 smart card readers for exchange in case of malfunction,’’ Agbaje had said.

With voters no fewer naija breaking news. than 1,280,580 Long-Lasting Voter Cards were expected to vote in the election out of the 28 contestants.

Although 1,659,186 voters were registered for the election, simply 378,606 rolled up their PVCs.

Minister Adamu Adamu, on Saturday, said the Federal Government would transform science and practical education to fast track technological development in the state.

Adamu said this in a message to the 12th combined convocation of National Polytechnic, Birnin Kebbi.

The minister, who had been represented by Dr Mas’ud Kazaure, Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, said the authorities would also support researches for breakthroughs in most sectors of human endeavour.

Adamu breaking news in naija warned students against indulging in dilemmas inimical to their future, including other deviant forms, cultism as well as exam malpractice.

In his remarks, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi proposed the graduates to adopt agriculture rather than waiting for white collar jobs.

He used the occasion to encourage the Academic Staff Union of Universities to solve all issues it's with government.

Bagudu assured that the state government would continue to settle the tuition and registration fees of indigent students from your state studying in tertiary institutions.

Before, 6, 351 students graduated, out of which 238 had distinctions, 1, 338 had 1, 1, 754 credits that were lower and upper credits, 454 obtained pass mark was said by Mr Sani Zuru, the Rector of the polytechnic.

Polytechnics charged to breed the vital professionals required in the country to accellarate development in science and technology.

He explained that the polytechnics must also serve as centers for entreprenural instruction, to prepare the youths.

The minister commended the polytechnic for the supply of critical infrastructure which would place the association in a vantage poistion to serve the state better.

He recorded some of the challenges confronting the polytechnic to include inadequate manpower and capital, and called for support from private organisations.(NAN)

Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the PDP candidate in Saturday’s governorship election, has expressed satisfaction with all the voting and accreditation process.

He also called on the electorate to vote for the candidate of their choice.

Jegede spoke while voting at his Unit 9 Ward 2, Gbogi/Isikan, Sacred Heart Primary School 1 in Akure South Local Government Area.

He expressed satisfaction with the voting process, saying it was orderly and peaceful.

Jegede, nevertheless, advocated INEC to handle the challenge of faulty smart card readers in polling units.

"I have discussed on the issues with card readers with the REC Ondo State at most polling components,’’ he added.

Additionally discussing, the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, lamented the malfunctioning of the card readers deployed by INEC.

After he had voted at his Igbo Ward III Polling Unit 005 Oke said this in an interview with newsmen.

It is embarrassing as a nominee that my hand could not be easily captured by the card reader he said, although "I am not easily frustrated.

Oke noted that the electoral procedure in the country had not been an ideal one.

The latest naija news online Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Oke voted at 9.17 a.m.

The AD candidate, nevertheless, said he was impressed together with the naija news.ng turnout of voters in Ilaje council place.

The PDP candidate in Saturday’s governorship election, Mr Eyitayo Jegede, has expressed satisfaction with the voting and accreditation procedure.

He also called on the electorate to vote for the candidate of their choice.

While voting at his Unit 9 Ward 2, Gbogi/Isikan, Sacred Heart Primary School 1 in Akure South Local Government Area Jegede spoke.

He expressed satisfaction with all the voting procedure, saying it was orderly and peaceful.

Jegede, however, encouraged INEC to tackle the challenge of faulty smart card readers in polling units.

"I 've discussed with the REC Ondo State on the problems with card readers at most polling components,’’ he added.

Additionally discussing, the governorship candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, lamented the malfunctioning of the card readers.

After he had voted at his Igbo Ward III Polling Unit 005, Oke said this within an interview with newsmen.

It is embarrassing as a candidate that the card reader couldn't easily capture my hand he said, although "I am not easily frustrated.

Oke noted that the electoral process in the nation wasn't a perfect one yet.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that Oke voted at 9.17 a.m.

The AD candidate, nevertheless, said he was impressed with the turnout of voters in Ilaje council area.

Four persons were killed when unknown gunmen attacked Mile One Village in Tafan District, Kaduna State, while several houses including the home of the village head were burnt.

A resident, who preferred anonymity, told the news naija.com Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Kafanchan that the hoodlums started an assault against the residents between 2 p.m. and 10p.m on Friday.

The Interim Chairman of Jema’a local Government Place, Dr Bege Katuka, affirmed the incident via telephone.

He explained: "I only left the affected village hardly 30 minutes ago, I was there to gauge the extent of damage.’’

Nevertheless, reports say the residents of the neighbouring villages of Ungwuan Ninzo, Gidan Waya and Ungwuan Kagoro have fled for anxiety about strikes that are potential.

NAN reports the villages, along with Kaduna State College of Education, have been turned to ghost towns.

NAN also remembers that Pasakori Village which share boundaries with Mile One Village came under similar attack.

At last, the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) has verified that among the choppers lately inherited in the Presidency had a mishap after a mission in Makurdi.

President Muhammadu Buhari had through the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) handed over two (2) Agusta 101 Westland Helicopters to the NAF from the Presidential fleet.

It was widely reported that while crashed in Makurdi on a mission to give logistics. all today naija news efforts to get official answer Ayodele Famuyiwa, from the NAF spokesman, proved abortive, as he answered calls nor returned same.

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Online security platform, PRNigeria, additionally represented in their own statement that even though its team worked tirelessly to get timely answer to be issued by the NAF on the crash, this belated rejoinder may still be beneficial to clear the air.

"The incident occurred last week at 33 on the tarmac Makurdi.", Logistics Group Therefore, as it's not unusual in conditions as this, a seven-man board of officers has been set up to investigate the immediate and remote factors behind the episode. Details of the investigation would be communicated to the general public when its duty is concluded by the Board, the statement said.

The release reads in part: "Contrary to the crash report, it's pertinent to say while the helicopter was taxing following a fruitful mission the mishap occurred.