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Umari S. Gaya
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.
General Asrat Denero, head of the army's Western Command, says the "threat level from the Eritrean side has declined sharply. So we have decided that there is no use in keeping that massive force in the border areas. It will be deployed to other locations."
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered ICPC to unfreeze the account of Pinnacle Communications Limited and counselled anti-corruption agencies of government against taking drastic action that could prevent private enterprises from flourishing prior to concluding investigations to justify such action.
The Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) and Zamfara State Governor, Mr. Abdulaziz Yari, has said that there is need for political decisions that will expand the Nigerian economy to generate funding for all tiers of government to develop human capital and address other sundry issues.
The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Rtd), says any officer who fails staff college courses thrice will be dismissed.
The Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, on Friday in Abuja, launched five mobile radio frequency monitoring equipment and national spectrum management system for effective monitoring of frequency bands used to provide radio communication services in the country.
An Ikeja High Court in Lagos has ruled that the police can arrest a cleric, Prophet Samson Ayorinde, over issuance of a N118 million dud cheque leveled against him.
Enugu Rangers’ kits manufacturers Select Sports seek more business deals with NPFL clubs and League Management Company (LMC) – organisers of NPFL
A Karmo Grade I Area Court, Abuja, on Friday, sentenced a cashier, Ameh Samson, to five months in prison for hacking into his employer’s First bank current account and transferring N1.57 million to his account.
The Anambra Police command on Saturday said it had punished no fewer 28 police officers who committed different offences in the course of duty.
Major tragedy was averted yesterday when a filling Station managed by Forte Oil inside the Murtala Muhammed Airport premises was yesterday burnt by fire.