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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.
Traditional rulers in Cross River Shave cautioned the Igbos resident in the state against creating the position of Eze Ndi Igbo (the king of the Igbos) in the state, as that would amount to “creating a kingdom where they are not empowered by the law to do so.”
Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, will, on Wednesday afternoon, meet with prominent Igbo leaders from the five states of the of the South East.
A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the interim forfeiture of the N300 million bail bonds by sureties to Nnamdi Kanu following their failure to produce him in court on Tuesday.
The English Football Association (EFA) has sold more than 20,000 tickets for England’s friendly against the United States since former captain Wayne Rooney’s one-off international comeback was confirmed.
As the country is preparing for the 2019 general elections, political parties and politicians in Nigeria have been tasked on the need to desist from activities capable of making conduct of peaceful elections impossible.
Canadian intelligence officers have listened to Turkish recordings of what happened to Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau said on Monday.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has described as “mischief” the report credited to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) alleging that Nigeria imported about three million tonnes of rice in 2018.
The Lagos State Police Command’s Taskforce on recovery of illegal and prohibited firearms, attached to Area J Command Headquarters, Ajah, while on targeted raids of uncompleted, unoccupied houses and plots of land at Road 1, Block 1, Plot 7, Victory Park Estate, Osapa London, Ilasan recovered five rifles inside an unoccupied shanty within the aforesaid plot of land on November 9, 2018.
Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has restated that he is an advocate of fiscal federalism, stronger state governments and state police.
The Nigerian Army has redployed the the Commander of the headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the code name for its ongoing war against Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria.