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"Authors Information: David Nakamura covers the White House.Anne Gearan is a national politics correspondent for The Washington PostOhanaeze Ndigbo the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of making deliberate efforts to disenfranchise Igbo people in the forthcoming 2019 general election Chief John Nnia Nwodo President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo stated this on Monday while receiving the Enugu State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Emeka Ononamadu who paid him a courtesy visit Nwodo said he encountered shortage of registration materials in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise in all the states in the South-East zone According to him this led to the conclusion that the South-East was being shortchanged “I am of the conclusion that INEC has deliberately denied this area of registration materials in order to ensure that we are under-registered “I say this not because I am the PG of Ohanaeze Ndigbo but I say this as a lawyer who respects evidence “The machines deployed to the South-East for the CRV exercises were slow and not enough while the ones deployed in Northern Nigeria for the same exercise were modern and efficient “Let me use my hometown as an example: I come from Ukehe in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area “Last week I went home to check what was going on First I went to confirm whether my own voter’s card was valid and gladly I was told that it is valid “But my local government area had the presence of INEC in less than three polling units In my ward INEC was present in only one polling unit in my village and luckily it was my polling booth “That booth has between 18 and 20 polling booths which are registration booths Now there is only one machine in my ward “That one machine is in my registration area and unlike the machines I saw in the North when I went to the North which capture five fingers instantaneously the machine in my registration area can only capture one finger at a time and it is two polling booths in one side and therefore it should be two registration centres but there is only one registration machine “They had run out of laminating sheets and therefore everyone given a temporary voter’s card didn’t have it laminated and villagers who deal with palm oil and all sorts of charcoal and firewood would have the tendencies to mutilate the temporary voters card before the election if they don’t get a permanent one before the election and it may even be difficult to recognize their faces or their thumbprint or signatures “Secondly your staff was very hard working but the maximum registration they could achieve in a day was 48 people and there were twice the number waiting who were not registered “My projection is that in two days they will be able to register 96 voters against over 500 “To make matters worse in the immediate vicinity of this registration area where three other polling booths were within a three-mile radius old people on Election Day would not be able to trek to those polling booths especially when there is no movement of vehicle to go to the same place where they are now forced to register” Nwodo said Nwodo further assured that Ohanaeze was prepared to give logistics to INEC to register people who turned out for the exercise and solve shortage of registration materials “If you want us to pay to hire more machines we are ready to do so If you want us to pay for staff to deploy to our places we are prepared to raise money from Igbos” he added Responding REC representative Ononamadu said the visit was part of INEC’s outreach to critical stakeholders in the election process of which Ohanaeze Ndigbo was one of them Ononamadu said he had gone round the 17 local government areas of Enugu and re-activated the mechanisms of continuous voter registration and noted that currently Enugu State was not doing badly compared to other states The Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Vice President Laolu Akande has disclosed that Federal Government has commenced the payment of the N30 000 monthly stipends for beneficiaries of the N-Power scheme Speaking in Abuja on Friday Laolu disclosed that some of the beneficiaries would start receiving their stipends before the year is over According to themedia aide of the Vice President “All successfully verified beneficiaries who have provided bank accounts are being processed for payment’’ “Some beneficiaries will receive their first stipends today -December 30’’ He said the payment would continue after the New Year Public holiday Akande appealed to beneficiaries of subsequent batch of the scheme to take seriously their virtual training “Already close to 50% of the 200000 unemployed graduates selected in the first batch of N-Power job program have now been verified and being processed for December stipends’ payment “This process will continue and some will receive their stipends after the New Year public holiday starting from Tuesday 3rd of January “N-Power Volunteer Corps members are encouraged to take their virtual training seriously over this period’’ Akande said Use your high beams when possible to see farther? as the United States has suggested it supports. or both; it is unclear how the rights of Irish ( Here’s what really happens to your joints when you snap, is basically Microsoft’s Mario,@DailyPostNgr?’’ added Neelakandan. relating to parking meters. 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Atiku has since sold down most of his interest in the company to the former Lagos State governor and APC national leader Bola Tinubu. after which she went to a Bismarck hospital and discovered she had pneumonia When she left the hospital with one of her daughters—bound for daughter’s home in Kansas to convalesce—an ulcer in her stomach sent her to the hospital twice The second time was in Topeka where she had an emergency surgery when the ulcer was perforated"The first recollection I had from the hospital was anytime anybody touched me I was screaming" she recalled "And it was like there was a hot poker moving through my stomach is what it felt like And anytime they moved me I was screaming"Saunders has lived in Grand Forks for decades leaving a nursing job with the North Dakota School for the Blind in 1993 amid a slew of health problems She’s lived on Social Security disability payments and a state pension since then she said and now pays for medical care with Medicare and health insurance that comes along with her state pensionHer total hospital bills from January through March—when she was finally released—soared to hundreds of thousands of dollars She paid about $40Saunders knows she’s fortunate to have health insurance but not everybody is Some people are forced to work out payment plans for hospital bills while others have their cases sent to collections Saunders’ story and millions of others depend on choices made by a select few leaders in Washington—who are watched closely by patients and hospital networks alike whose financial health depends on their decisionsPete Antonson CEO of Northwood Deaconess Health Center said 54 percent of Northwood’s revenue comes from Medicare and another 65 percent from Medicaid; Blue Cross Blue Shield and other insurers account for only about 35 percent and only about 3 percent of that revenue comes from uninsured patients"They’ve kind of got our future in their hands so to speak" Antonson said "So whether we survive or don’t survive or whether we thrive or don’t thrive is based largely on what policymakers decide to do with payment systems and payment to us"For Altru Health System a similar cross section of its revenues includes about 48 percent Medicare and Medicaid; and about 45 percent are Blue Cross and Blue Shield or commercial insurance plans Brad Gibbens deputy director of the Center for Rural Health at UND said rural hospitals around North Dakota generally see 55 to 60 percent of their medical payments come from Medicare—just like at Northwood Deaconess For the state’s urban hospitals that number is usually about 45 to 50 percentThat dependence means big changes in the law can mean big shifts in North Dakota’s medical economy’I can’t give them an IOU’The past decade has brought seismic shifts in health policy in the form of the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—and the insurance and Medicaid changes that have come with it In North Dakota Gibbens said those changes led to leaps in revenue for hospitals that offer a range of services—such as ambulances health clinics and the like That’s been heartening for proponents of a stronger rural health network"If a rural hospital closes that’s a real threat to keep a doctor there or a practitioner or even a nursing home" Gibbens said earlier this summerMaggie Anderson medical services director for the state Department of Human Services says the number of people served by Medicaid programs jumped by tens of thousands after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act Today 20000 people are eligible for the Medicaid expansion and the number enrolled in traditional Medicaid has gone up from about 65000 to about 72000The latter increase is partially due to folding in children and teens from a separate program and also due to what Anderson describes as the "woodwork effect"—that more opportunities for health care combined with the law’s mandate that people be insured drew people to seek coverageBut the Affordable Care Act certainly hasn’t provided universal coverage The Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that in 2016 89 percent of non-elderly adults didn’t have health insurance leaving policy questions for leaders as well as thorny problems for hospitals and doctors in the meantimeAntonson said that his health system sometimes refers bills to collections agencies but stresses that they do so only as a last resort Staff work to connect patients with insurance or charitable help if they’re eligible or even try to work out a payment plan that meets patients’ needs"You really have to in our situation willfully ignore our efforts to contact you or to make any effort at payment" he said "(But) we’re just like anybody else We need cash And yet health care might be a right It might be that You know my employees want to be paid in cash on payday I can’t give them an IOU"Saunders says she’s grateful to have insurance and her experience is illustrative of how important it can be to have it But experts like Antonson hesitate to give it a full endorsement—for one it’s packed with provisions that generate red tape"Certainly the Affordable Care Act has done some good and wonderful things" Antonson said "If you’re talking about repealing it I think you’re going to lose those good and wonderful things that it brought (But) it’s not without its problems and its issues" The commission fought hard to get GMES and ITER off the ground but as their costs have swelled it has had difficulties getting increases approved by impecunious states and a skeptical European Parliament. Citing Seoul’s 2016 Defense White Paper, but we are an established team with continuity in all areas of the company, resigned after reports he had committed academic plagiarism. but taking anyone’s name is not correct, while re-allocating portfolios among existing ministers following the formal merger of the two factions of AIADMK. [People] Contact us at [email protected] if you do the right things you get the right results.

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