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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.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries.
The president appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members on Friday, according to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
At least, two persons were caught by security agencies with a total of 43 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs), at Gbajimgba Secondary school polling unit in Guma local government area of Benue State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has ordered the extension of voting time for some polling units which experienced delay due to technical challenges and complaints, including malfunctioning of card readers.
Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has voted at about 10:30am.
Arsenal manager Unai Emery has tasked his players to show more consistency in order to get their top four challenge back on track.
Akinwunmi Ambode, the Lagos State governor, has exercised his voting right in his home town, Epe, Lagos State, in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly elections.
National Peace Committee and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials are currently meeting following the postponement of the election this morning.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has condemned the postponement of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The National Chairman/presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP), Eunice Atuejide, on Wednesday, announced her withdrawal from the race for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has condemned the killing of the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ohiimini local government area of the state, Mr Boniface Okloho, last Saturday by yet to be identified gunmen.
A Chinese businesswoman labelled the “Ivory Queen” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison by a Tanzanian judge for smuggling the tusks of more than 350 elephants.