Health

NMA condemns disruption of election in Enugu

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The President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Prof. Innocent Ujah, on Sunday, condemned the disruption of its Enugu chapter election.


 Ujah in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja, frowned on the conduct of members at the election in Enugu

He said that the president and the national officers’ committee of the association was aware of the electoral violence video in NMA Enugu chapter that had gone viral.

Ujah said that the video portrayed a bad image of the noble profession, adding that the national secretariat had received reports of the violence that rocked the election in Enugu State branch.

According to him, the association appreciates the passion of members for the association and the desire to be actively involved in the electoral processes across the country,

“It is instructive to note that as the foremost professional body in the country, we condemn in its entirety all forms of electoral violence.

“Electoral violence of any form does not represent what we stand for as Nigerian medical doctors and is clearly at variance with our ideals and ethos,” he said.

Ujah stated that NMA believed in the sanctity of the ballot and members must be allowed to exercise their franchise through a free, fair and credible process devoid of any form of rancour or violence.

He said that members of the noble profession must continue to exhibit a high level of decorum in all our affairs, including before, during and after elections.

The NMA president assured its members that the national body would not fold its arms and allow a few persons to bring the association  to disrepute.

Ujah said that the association would deliberate on the case at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting scheduled for Aug. 27 and Aug. 30.

He said that the case would be thoroughly investigated and all those found culpable would be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.

“We want to reiterate our belief in the sacred democratic values of fairness and exploring the constitutional provisions  available for conflict resolution.

He urged all the state branches of NMA yet to conduct their elections to ensure that these values and inalienable rights of members are not eroded.

Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Yemi Idris-Aduloju (NAN)

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Defence/Security

New NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Covenant University appoints Williams as Acting Vice- Chancellor

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The Board of Regents, Covenant University, Ota, has appointed Prof. Akan Williams as Acting Vice-Chancellor of the Institution.


Mr Attat Emmanuel, Information Officer of the Institution, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Ota.

“The appointment of Williams was approved on Tuesday, following the expiration of the tenure of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aaron Atayero.

“Williams was born on Feb. 16, 1970 in Calabar, Cross River State, he is a native of Itoko, Ibesikpo-Asutan Local Government Area (LGA)  of Akwa Ibom.

“He is a Fellow of Chemical Society of Nigeria; a former Chairman, Ogun Chapter, Chemical Society of Nigeria; member, Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria; member, Royal Society of Chemistry and a member American Chemical Society among others,” he said.

Edited By: Cecilia Odey/Ali Baba-Inuwa
Source: NAN

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New Niger NSCDC Commandant assumes duty in Minna

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Mr Haruna Zurmi, the new Commandant of  the Niger Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has assumed duty in Minna.


The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASCI Nasiru Abdullahi, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Minna.

According to him, Zurmi takes over from Mr George Edem who has been redeployed to Edo as Commandant.

He said that the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to be resilient in intelligence gathering and to be committed to their duties.

The spokesman said that the new commandant also reiterated his readiness to work round the clock to tackle crimes in the state.

He also called on officers and men of the command to stand up to their responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Entertainment

BBNaija 2020: Presenter reveals how winner will emerge

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Mr Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, the presenter of the 2020 Big Brother Naija Reality Show Season Five ‘Lockdown’, says a grand winner, will emerge through number of votes accrued to a housemate.


Obi-Uchendu disclosed this on his official twitter page @Ebuka, where he wrote “How your favorite BBNAIJA housemate will ‘fly’ into the top spot on Sunday…But only if you vote”.

The Big Brother Lockdown Season five which started on July 19, with 20 housemates is gradually coming to an end leaving only five housemates to jostle for the N85 million grand prize.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the BBNaija season five would end on Sunday Sept. 27.

The successful housemates that have scaled through to the final are Laycon, Dorathy, Neo, Nengi and Vee.

Meanwhile, Laycon fans solicit for more votes for him as Aderibigbe Abayomi wrote “Don’t take your eyes off the price.

“The ultimate goal is to massively vote Laycon to win the top price. Please, keep voting Laycon It ain’t over till the N85m is won.

VOTE Laycon”.

The breakdown of the grand prize for BBNaija season five includes N30 million cash prize; a two-bedroom apartment courtesy Revolution Plus; a top of the range SUV from Nigerian automaker, Innoson Motors; a trip to Dublin courtesy Guinness; home appliances courtesy Scanfrost.

Others are a trip to Dubai packaged by Travelbeta; a year’s supply of Indomie noodles, Munch it, and Colgate toothpaste; a year’s supply of Pepsi, a branded chiller, trip to watch the UEFA Champions League finale; and a brand new Oppo mobile smartphone.

In 2019, the BBNaija winner, Mercy Eke, won N30 million prize money, as well as other mouth-watering gifts.

Edited By: Sadiya Hamza
Source: NAN

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