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Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the National Chairman, All Progressives Congress, has exonerated the party from the appointment of dead persons as chairmen and members of boards of government parastatals and agencies.
Prof Itse Sagay (SAN), Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), has faulted those criticising President Muhammadu Buhari’s inclusion of deceased persons’ names in new boards of Federal Government agencies.
Finally, the stretched debate and extensive controversy over President Buhari’s ability to lead Nigerians to the so-called promised land is now over. On this, Nigerians owe Mr President huge debt of gratitude, especially for his recent guileless revelations.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.
According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”
Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.
The number of those identified as dead on the list of Board appointees released by the Federal Government on Friday has risen to eight.
The Buhari presidency has acknowledged and apologised for the errors made in listing late Senator Francis Okpozu and two others among chairmen and members of boards of government agencies and parastatals.
President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).
The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.
President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday night appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made on October 31 at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress.
The late Ugbaja was appointed member of Consumer Protection Council. His name is the third on the list of the council whose chairman is Emeka Nwakpa.
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Muheeba Dankaka, President, Kaduna Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA), has commended the Federal Government for banning the importation of goods and service the country has comparative advantage.
The Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, Jos Field Office, which discovered over 40, 000 litres of petrol hoarded by independent Marketers in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, has ordered its sale at regulated price to members of the public. It also sealed three fuel stations in Jos South and Mangu LGA, for operating illegally.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the abduction of Dapchi schoolgirls is one of the signs that Nigeria is facing difficult times under the Buhari administration, saying they were possibly ill and starving in the forest.
Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has offered jobs to 38 first class graduates of the Yobe State University (YSU).
Parents of schoolgirls newly abducted in northeastern Nigeria plan to join the Bring Back Our Girls movement that gained global prominence in a bid to win freedom for their girls, a community leader said on Friday.
The Governor of Nasarawa State, Tanko Al-Makura, has said that his administration is not at war with Benue State over the implementation of the anti-open grazing law.
Centre for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) has urged the Federal Government to demonstrate the political will to enact environmental friendly policies.
Death toll from multiple bomb explosions at a fish market near Maiduguri weekend has risen to 21.
Fuji musician Wasiu Alabi Odetola popularly known as Pasuma, has said he sees himself becoming president of Nigeria.
The Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, Dr Samuel Kanu-Uche, said on Sunday that the church prefers ranches to be built by individuals, who have ownership of the cattle as a business venture in their host communities