Electoral Judicial Manual Committee Inaugurated

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, the President of the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday (May 18, 2022) inaugurated a 13-man Electoral Judicial Manual Committee (EJMC). The inauguration, which held at the Court of Appeal Headquarters in Abuja, has Justice Ignatius Agube as Chairman. According to the Appeal Court President, members of the Committee were carefully selected having regards to their experience and expertise not only in electoral matters but also in general judicial administration. She urged the committee to among other things, consider the extant decisions of the Courts and Tribunals in…

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Federal Government Suspends Ahmed Idris Over Alleged N80billion Fraud

News reaching our newsroom has it that the Accountant-General of the Federation (AGF), Mr Ahmed Idris, has been suspended indefinitely by the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed. His suspension is coming days after his arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over an alleged N80 billion fraud. Ahmed announced the suspension of the AGF through a letter dated May 18, 2022. The minister stated that the suspension was to allow for “proper and unhindered investigation” in line with public service rules. Recall that…

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NIPR Reaffirms Commitment To Rebrand Nigeria

The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has reaffirmed its commitment toward rebranding the image of the country if it gets the much-needed support from the Nigerian government. Expressing their views on rebranding the country, the practitioners said they are ready and committed as it is their field and will do it effectively if the Nigerian government gives the institute needed support. Responding to inquiry on the government’s willingness to invest in public relations towards rebranding the country, Comfort Nwankwo, the Chairman of Lagos NIPR, noted that there is no…

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Lagos State Orders Total Ban On Commercial Motorcycle Effective June 1, 2022

In an applauded reaction to the insecurity posed by commercial motorcycle riders in Lagos State otherwise known as ‘Okada’, the Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced a total ban on motorcycles, in six Local Government Areas (LGAs) and nine Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state. With the pronouncement, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Mr Abiodun Alabi, has also directed his men to ensure complete enforcement of the governor’s order in the listed councils and areas from the commencement date. The governor, who made the…

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Reverend Fr. Alphonsus Uboh Regains Freedom From Kidnappers

The abducted Catholic Priest, Alphonsus Uboh of St. Pius X Parish in Ikot Abasi Akpan, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State who we reported was kidnapped few days ago has regained his freedom. Sources close to the Parish, said the priest was released around 2:00 a.m. on Thursday May 12, 2022. The source was however silent on the probability of ransom payment before he regained freedom. It would be recalled that Fr. Uboh, was kidnapped on Sunday May 8, 2022, around 7:30 p.m. at his residence shortly…

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2023 Elections: Unfolding Events For The Record

As the tension in the political space continues to rise, the Federal Government asked Ministers, Heads of Agencies, Ambassadors, Other Appointees Nursing Political Ambitions in 2023 to Resign. The federal government’s circular, dated May 11, 2022, with Ref. No.SGF/OP/l/S.3/Xll/173, was issued by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha. The circular was addressed to all serving ministers, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, National Security Adviser, Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences…

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NUC Issues Licences To 12 New Private Universities Even As ASUU Strike Persists

Even as the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike lingers indefinitely, the National Universities Commission (NUC) has approved a new curriculum for universities in the country that will bring to the fore uniqueness of each existing institution. The Executive Secretary of NUC, Professor Abubakar Rasheed, made the disclosure in Abuja on Thursday during the presentation of provisional licences to 12 new private universities in the country. He said the new curriculum, Core Curriculum and Minimum Academic Standards (CCMAS), which was brought about after a comprehensive review of Benchmark Minimum…

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Dr Ebele Jonathan Now Member Of Advisory Board Of ECAM Council

Even as his rumoured interest to contest for presidency come 2023 on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the party that messed him up in 2015 elections, which ushered President Muhammadu Buhari to office, Nigeria’s former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has been appointed to the international advisory board of the European Corporate Council on Africa and the Middle East (ECAM Council). Mr Ikechukwu Eze, Jonathan’s Special Adviser, in a statement on Wednesday, clarified that with the appointment, Dr Jonathan becomes the first sub-Saharan African leader to serve…

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Kaduna State Insecurity: Sustain Military Operations Into Terrorists Enclave – El-rufai

The governor of embattled Kaduna State Mr Nasir El-rufai has called for sustained operations into terrorists’ enclaves to ensure the end of terrorism, banditry and other security challenges in the state. El-rufai made the call at the opening of the Nigerian Army 2022 Combat Arms Training Week at Jaji Military Cantonment in Kaduna. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the combat arms are the Infantry and armour Corps of the army who, especially and directly, involved in battle. El-rufai, represented by Mr Samuel Aruwan, the Commissioner for Internal…

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Actors Guild Plans To Establish Contact With Genevieve Nnaji Amid Worrisome Rumoures

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Mr Emeka Rollas, has concluded plans to reach out to Genevieve Nnaji amid rumours that the actress was suffering from a strange illness. Rollas made this disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday after it was noticed that the actress had deleted all her posts from Instagram. The AGN president said he was not aware of Genevieve’s move on Instagram and promised to reach out to her to find out about her state of health. “Maybe…

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