Today's News: Former President Of South Africa Sent To Prison, "Get Your PVC Ready" - Saraki

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Former President Of South Africa Sent To Prison 

79-year-old former President of South Africa, Jacob Zuma has been sentenced to prison for contempt of court.

Naija News reports Zuma was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday for refusing to appear before an anti-corruption panel investigating corruption charges against him.

The former President was sentenced to prison based on an order by acting Chief Justice Sisi Khampepe in a ruling in Johannesburg.

The Constitutional Court can do nothing but conclude that Mr Zuma is guilty of the crime of contempt of court,”

Khampepe said.

“This sends an unequivocal message in this our constitutional dispensation, the rule of law and the administration of justice prevails,” the Judge also noted.

Get Your PVC Ready - Saraki Tells Youth

Former President of the Nigerian Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has implored Nigerians especially the youth to register en masse at the ongoing continuous voters’ registration exercise, for their Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

Ripples Nigeria had reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Monday resume the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR).

The INEC had announced the launch of the portal for the pre-registration of eligible Nigerians as it commences the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise.

The commission explained that the portal is for eligible persons to register online before they complete the process at a designated physical centre.

Nigeria bans travellers from South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia 

The federal government has announced a ban on travellers arriving from five African countries as part of the measures for mitigating a potential third wave of COVID-19.

The countries are South Africa, Uganda, Rwanda, Namibia and Zambia.

The Chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced the measure yesterday at a press briefing in Abuja.

He also announced the extension of measures taken few weeks ago, denying entry into Nigeria for passengers who had visited Brazil, Turkey and India within 14 days preceding their arrival to the country.

Mustapha said the ban on visit from those countries shall now be extended by another four weeks before it is subjected to further evaluation.

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