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Gov. Fintiri salutes former PDP National Chairman,  Tukur  at 85

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Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has saluted former Governor of the defunct Gongola State, and one time National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on his 85th birthday.


Fintiri felicitated with the elder statesman in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Mr. Humwashi Wonosikou, on Tuesday in Yola.

He Described Tukur as a quintessential businessman and politician, who made a difference in service to Nigeria and the state in different capacities, with the whole of his heart.

Fintiri noted that Tukur’s tenure as National Chairman of the PDP, was a sacrifice where he offered himself for service at a difficult time and succeeded in uniting the party.

“Hope that the elder statesman’s 85th birthday, like his lifetime, is full of love from family and friends, unbridled joy, unforgettable moments and ultimately, happy memories.

“You were able to carve a niche for yourself in the wheels of Nigeria’s democratic progress,” Fintiri said.

The governor prayed that Tukur’s 85th birthday would bring joy, peace and health that would come with a life well lived.

He described the former governor as an illustrious son of Adamawa, adding that his outstanding services to the state and Nigeria would never be forgotten easily; and wished him a happy birthday.

Edited By: Remi Koleoso/Nyisom Fiyigon Dore
Source: NAN

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Northern states may reopen schools before Oct. 30 – commissioners

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The Commissioners of Education in the 19 Northern States, say they may reopen schools before October 30, but subject to approval of their respective state governors.


The commissioners made this known in a communique issued in Kaduna on Sunday, at the end of a two-day meeting on student exchange programme, school reopening and other matters held in Abuja.

The communique was signed by Dr Shehu Makarfi, Commissioner of Education, Kaduna State, who is also the Chairman of the northern states School Exchange Programme (SEP).

The meeting was attended by commissioners of 10 of the 19 northern states namely, Kaduna, Bauchi, Yobe, Plateau, Niger, Kogi Gombe, Taraba, Nassarawa and Plateau, while others sent their apologies.

“We have agreed to reopen schools as soon as possible, hopefully before Oct. 30, fully or in phases, but subject to the approval of our respective governors.

“Some states have already reopened fully while others opened partially since Sept.  14, so we are looking at the possibilities of reopening as soon as we get approvals.

“We therefore urge state governments, development partners, parents and relevant stakeholders to combine efforts in the provision of COVID-19 prevention facilities in schools to fast track reopening.

“The Federal Government should equally support states to meet the COVID-19 requirements for school reopening, as it did to other sectors,” they said.

The commissioners noted the challenge of communications during the COVID-19 period between the state’s Ministries of Education and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME).

They recommended the establishment of an effective communication channel between the FME and the state commissioners of education, on policy issues, development in the sector, and particularly plans on schools reopening.

The commissioners observed that most of the SEP schools were overpopulated and directed that affected states should adhere to the numbers stipulated in the guidelines establishing the programme.

According to them, decongesting the schools will ensure quality teaching and learning.

“Commissioners should intensify monitoring of SEP and other schools to improve the education delivery system in their respective states.

“States should equally invest in building the administrative capacities of principals and teachers by organising workshops and supporting school administrators and teachers to attend courses in institutes of education and public administration.

“Similarly, Information and Communication Technology should also be included in school administration to equip school principals and teachers with relevant skills to deliver quality education,” they stated.

The commissioners also resolved to engage the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in developing the needed strategies for integrating children of all almajiri schools into the formal education system.

They agreed to intensify efforts to gain the support and cooperation of all stakeholders to ensure success of the integration process.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Felix Ajide
Source: NAN

 

 

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Edo poll: INEC declares additional results from 3 LGs

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday declared additional results of the Edo governorship election from three local government areas of the state.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that collation officers from 13 Local Government Areas (LGAs) had earlier submitted their results to the Resident Electoral Commissioner(REC) for Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner had announced Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, Vice-Chancellor, University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru, Delta, as the Returning Officer to announce the final collated results.

The released LGAs results included:

Etsako East, APC 17011, PDP 10668

Registered voters-157291

Accredited voters- 28404

Total valid votes-27824

Rejected votes 335

Total votes cast 28159.

Akoko-Edo- APC 22963,   PDP 20101

Registered voters -121027

Accredited voters -46967

Total valid votes- 43377

Rejected votes -617

Total votes cast -43994.

Etsako Central-APC 8359, PDP, 7478

Registered voters- 50004

Accredited voters -16092

Total valid votes- 15885

Rejected votes- 157

Total vote cast -16042

Meanwhile, collation officers for Ovia South West and Orhionmwon LGAs were being awaited to make their presentations before final collation and declaration of  result.

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Edited By: Mufutau Ojo)
Source: NAN

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It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP

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Opposition political parties in Enugu State including the All Progressives Congress (APC), and African Peoples Alliance (APA), say it is unfair to start discussing who succeeds the state governor in 2023.


The political parties said that premium should rather be placed on delivering good governance and addressing the many challenges facing residents of the state.

The opposition parties were reacting to statements made by former governor of the state, Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani, and PDP chairman in the state, Chief Augustine Nnamani, relating to the 2023 election in the state.

The PDP chieftains had during a solidarity visit to Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on Sept. 19, 2020 by the Ebeano Political Family, said that the governor would be allowed to choose who succeeds him in 2023.

The Ebeano Political Family is a structure founded by Nnamani during his time as governor and the platform has since produced successive governors in the state.

Reacting, the Chairman of APC in the state, Mr Ben Nwoye, said it was unfair for the PDP to start deliberations on who leads the state from 2023 when those elected in 2019 had yet to find their feet due to some circumstances.

Nwoye said that efforts should rather be made to assist those who were elected into political offices in 2019 to realise their campaign promises.

“Actions that are directed toward 2023 in my view are not fair to the people, especially when the incumbents are just beginning to find their feet after the Coronavirus pandemic.

“Those who were elected should be allowed to deliver good governance within the period they were elected to serve.

“When the time comes, we shall deal with 2023,” Nwoye said.

Also his APA counterpart, Mr Chukwunonso Ogbe, described the statement as undemocratic and capable of causing political tension in the state.

Ogbe said that in as much as members of the PDP in the state had the right to associate with one another, “but it is wrong to make statements that suggest that one man will decide for the state.

“That statement which was made in full public glare that the governor be allowed to choose his successor come 2023 is capable of heating up the polity.

“This is an implied admittance on the part of the former governor of the culture of imposition of political office holders on the people of the state which we have always protested against,” he said.

Ogbe, however, said that opposition political parties in the state would rally to end incidences of godfatherism and imposition of candidates in future elections.

“Come 2023, a new order of governance shall be enthroned by the electorate of Enugu State,” Ogbe said.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu
Source: NAN

 

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Edo election: INEC begins release of results

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday began the collation of results from 18 local government areas of Edo .


The Resident Electoral Commissioner  for INEC in Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, gave the name of the Returning Officer for Edo governorship election, to include Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, the Vice-Chancellor of University of Petroleum Resources, Effuru.

Alalibi declared that the results from 13 local government were ready for collation

 

“This is final stage of the election and I urge urged you to be calm, if you have any protest we will recognise you to speak,” he said.

 

The results as declared by the collation officer for Igueben, APC 5179, PDP, 7870. Register voters 46838, accredited 13404, total valid votes 13179, rejected votes 212 and total vote cast 13 382

 

Esan North East, APC 6556, PDP 13579,

register voters 84241, accredited 20825, total valid 20369,rejected 361

Total vote cast 20730

 

Esan Central APC 6719, PDP10,694.

Register voters 55569, accredited 17931, total valid votes 17672, rejected 242, total vote cast 17914

 

Ikpoba-Okha APC 18218, PDP 41030. Register voters 310073, accredited 61731, total valid votes 60052, rejected 1378, total vote cast 61430

 

Uhumwode local government are APC-5972, PDP-10022, ZLP-5 and YPP-2. Number of registered voters was 73416, accredited 16741, total valid votes 16283, rejected 352, total votes cast 16635

 

Egor APC 10202, PDP27621. Register voters 219841, accredited 39709, total valid votes 38396, rejected 955, total votes cast 39351

 

Owan East APC 19295, PDP 14762. Register voters 91769 accredited 34819, total valid votes 34246, rejected 515, total votes cast 34761

 

Owan West, APC 11193, PDP 11485. Register voters 61193, accredited 23294, total valid votes 22849, rejected 404, total votes cast 23253

 

Oredo local government, AA-8, ADC– 160, ADP-256, APC-18,365 and PDP– 43498.Register voters 309968, accredited voters 64783, total valid votes 62578, rejected 1302 and total votes cast 63,880

 

Esan South East, APC 9237, PDP 10563, register voters 73907, accredited 20274, total valid votes 19896, rejected 307, total votes cast 20203.

Ovia North East, APC 9907, PDP 16987. Register voters 143009, accredited 28607, total valid votes 27437, rejected votes 934 and total votes cast 28371

Etsako West, APC 26140, PDP 17959. Register voters 158899, accredited 48846, total valid votes 44539, rejected 2828, total votes cast 47367.

Oredo, APC 18365, PDP 43498. Register voters 309968, accredited 64783, total valid votes 62578, rejected 1302 and total votes cast 63880.

Esan West, APC 7189, PDP 17434. Register voters 99983, accredited 25530, total valid votes 24880,rejected 579 and total vote cast 25459.

Edited By: Kevin Okunzuwa/Kayode Olaitan
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