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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.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, said that it would reschedule elections in some parts of Rivers, Anambra and Lagos States where there were cases of violence and ballot box snatching.
The agent of the Peoples Democratic Party assigned to President Muhammadu Buhari’s polling unit 003, Kofar Baru III (A and B) Daura, Katsina State, disappeared from the unit shortly before the commencement of the counting of votes.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has insisted that Arsene Wenger is not in the running to be appointed as the club’s new sporting director.
The police in Lagos have arrested four persons in connection with the disruption of voting and destruction of voting materials in Okota, Okota in Oshodi/Isolo council area of Lagos State.
The Nigerian Army says it has deployed troops to halt reported election violence in some local government areas in Rivers.
A rights activist and lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has said that the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammad Adamu, has no constitutional powers to restrict the movement of Nigerians on election days, citing a High Court order to back his position.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, not to drag the military into politics.
The Kwara State Primary Health Care Development Agency has advised the people to beware of meningitis and watch against symptoms like high body temperature, irritability, headaches, photophobia, convulsion and coma.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career."
Jimi Agbaje, Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, has predicted victory for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, even as he faults the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on inadequate performance of the card readers.