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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 National Rubber Producers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NARPPMAN) has assured that the body would create 164,000 job opportunities for the masses in the country as part of its 10-year target in rubber industry.
The Board of Trustees, BoT, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, late Thursday night, tasked the National Working Committee, NWC, to investigate party leaders whose antics cost the PDP the governorship seats in the recently concluded governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states.
Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of a former member of the House of Representatives and former caretaker Chairman of Ogbomoso North Local Government, Honourable Temilola Segun Adibi, as the Director-General of the Oyo State Signage and Advertisement Agency (OYSAA).
The Zone B of Nigeria Customs Service Federal Operations Unit Kaduna, on Thursday said it seized smuggled goods valued at over N43 million within one week in the zone.
The Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the list of areas for the November 30 Kogi West senatorial rerun.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, presented certificate of return to the winner of last Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi State, the incumbent, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his deputy and running mate, Edward Onoja.
A large turnout of voters is being witnessed at Ward 01, Polling Unit 003, Rest House One, Agbada, Yagba West, as the citizens trooped out to exercise their franchise in the governorship election in Kogi.
The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF), a pan-Igbo socio-political pressure group, has called on the South-East governor to fulfill their electioneering promises made to the people.
The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay, has confirmed the arrest of former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke.
He retired for the second time but returned to stop Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa in the first round of their exhibition clash on New Year’s Day last year.