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  •  Niger House of Assembly sacked the chairman of the state s Independent Electoral Commission Alhaji Baba Aminu on Tuesday Mr Malik Madaki APC Bosso said the law establishing the electoral commission and Nigeria s 1999 Constitution empowered the lawmakers to take the action In announcing the decision Speaker of the House Mr Abdullahi Bawa APC Tafa said two third of members of the house voted in favour of Aminu s removal He said he was sacked for his inability to discharge the functions of his office ranging from inability of the mind and for misconduct Earlier Mr Ahmed Bello PDP Agwara moved the motion for Aminu s sacking and was seconded by Hajiya Binta Mamman APC Gurara The lawmakers had earlier invited Aminu and the state s Attorney General to appear before the house on Sept 22 to explain why preparations for local government elections had not been suspended despite their resolution They argued that the preparations ought to have been suspended since there was a pending matter in court about the exercise Aminu honoured the invitation where he told the lawmakers that he was not answerable to them but to his principal the governor He stressed that he had not received any directive from his principal to suspend the exercise scheduled to hold in November He said also that he was aware of the pendency of a matter about the election in court but was yet to receive directives from his principal to suspend action He said N1 billion had already been approved for the conduct of the local government election but that the Commission was yet to receive the fund In an earlier contribution Alhaji Aba Bala APC Borgu said it was obvious that Aminu s loyalty was to his principal and expressed doubt that the chairman would be able to conduct free and fair elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Niger Assembly sacks chairman of state’s electoral commission
     Niger House of Assembly sacked the chairman of the state s Independent Electoral Commission Alhaji Baba Aminu on Tuesday Mr Malik Madaki APC Bosso said the law establishing the electoral commission and Nigeria s 1999 Constitution empowered the lawmakers to take the action In announcing the decision Speaker of the House Mr Abdullahi Bawa APC Tafa said two third of members of the house voted in favour of Aminu s removal He said he was sacked for his inability to discharge the functions of his office ranging from inability of the mind and for misconduct Earlier Mr Ahmed Bello PDP Agwara moved the motion for Aminu s sacking and was seconded by Hajiya Binta Mamman APC Gurara The lawmakers had earlier invited Aminu and the state s Attorney General to appear before the house on Sept 22 to explain why preparations for local government elections had not been suspended despite their resolution They argued that the preparations ought to have been suspended since there was a pending matter in court about the exercise Aminu honoured the invitation where he told the lawmakers that he was not answerable to them but to his principal the governor He stressed that he had not received any directive from his principal to suspend the exercise scheduled to hold in November He said also that he was aware of the pendency of a matter about the election in court but was yet to receive directives from his principal to suspend action He said N1 billion had already been approved for the conduct of the local government election but that the Commission was yet to receive the fund In an earlier contribution Alhaji Aba Bala APC Borgu said it was obvious that Aminu s loyalty was to his principal and expressed doubt that the chairman would be able to conduct free and fair elections NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Niger Assembly sacks chairman of state’s electoral commission
    General news7 days ago

    Niger Assembly sacks chairman of state’s electoral commission

    Niger House of Assembly sacked the chairman of the state’s Independent Electoral Commission, Alhaji Baba Aminu on Tuesday.

    Mr Malik Madaki (APC-Bosso) said the law establishing the electoral commission and Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution empowered the lawmakers to take the action.

    In announcing the decision, Speaker of the House, Mr Abdullahi Bawa (APC-Tafa), said two-third of members of the house voted in favour of Aminu’s removal.

    He said he was sacked for “his inability to discharge the functions of his office ranging from inability of the mind and for misconduct’’.

    Earlier, Mr Ahmed Bello, (PDP-Agwara) moved the motion for Aminu’s sacking and was seconded by Hajiya Binta Mamman (APC-Gurara).

    The lawmakers had earlier invited Aminu and the state’s Attorney-General to appear before the house on Sept. 22 to explain why preparations for local government elections had not been suspended despite their resolution.

    They argued that the preparations ought to have been suspended since there was a pending matter in court about the exercise.

    Aminu honoured the invitation where he told the lawmakers that he was not answerable to them, but to his principal, the governor.

    He stressed that he had not received any directive from his principal to suspend the exercise scheduled to hold in November.

    He said also that he was aware of the pendency of a matter about the election in court, but was yet to receive directives from his principal to suspend action.

    He said N1 billion had already been approved for the conduct of the local government election, but that the Commission was yet to receive the fund.

    In an earlier contribution, Alhaji Aba Bala (APC-Borgu) said it was obvious that Aminu’s loyalty was to his principal and expressed doubt that the chairman would be able to conduct free and fair elections.


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  •  The Niger State House of Assembly has called on the executive arms of government to consider the reopening of some boarding schools closed down as a result of insecurity in the state This was the resolutions of the house under matters of urgent public importance presented by Alhaji Mohammed Haruna member representing Bida II He called on the executive arms of government to revisit the issue of closure of the boarding schools in the state Speaker of the House Mr Abdullahi Bawa called on the state government to revisit the issue of closure of some boarding schools in the state Earlier in his motion Haruna said Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution as amended provides that government shall direct its policy towards ensuring that there are equal and adequate educational opportunities at all levels He explained that due to incessant bandits attacks kidnapping and abduction of students of boarding schools experienced in recent times boarding schools had been closed down for about two years now The lawmaker said that the closure had affected the standard of education as most students of these schools were left idle and redundant giving room for some of them to engage in some vices detrimental to the society Haruna expressed concerns that schools in Kagara Pandogari Tegina Rijau Sabon Rami Ibeto and Allawa were still under closure while schools around Kontagora Kutigi Wushishi Izom Diko and Sabon Wuse has been asked to resume He noted that if nothing was done to re open such schools as soon as possible it would have negative impact on the state as some of these schools were turning into criminal hideout He added that facilities and equipment in such schools were being vandalised and structures becoming dissipated as well as the school premises fast becoming breeding grounds for dangerous reptile The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Niger government had on February 2021 directed the closure of some boarding schools in Rafi Munya Shiroro and Mariga local government areas indefinitely due to heightened insecurity NAN reports that since then students in the affected schools have been at home while the schools were under closure NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Assembly calls for reopening of boarding schools in Niger
     The Niger State House of Assembly has called on the executive arms of government to consider the reopening of some boarding schools closed down as a result of insecurity in the state This was the resolutions of the house under matters of urgent public importance presented by Alhaji Mohammed Haruna member representing Bida II He called on the executive arms of government to revisit the issue of closure of the boarding schools in the state Speaker of the House Mr Abdullahi Bawa called on the state government to revisit the issue of closure of some boarding schools in the state Earlier in his motion Haruna said Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution as amended provides that government shall direct its policy towards ensuring that there are equal and adequate educational opportunities at all levels He explained that due to incessant bandits attacks kidnapping and abduction of students of boarding schools experienced in recent times boarding schools had been closed down for about two years now The lawmaker said that the closure had affected the standard of education as most students of these schools were left idle and redundant giving room for some of them to engage in some vices detrimental to the society Haruna expressed concerns that schools in Kagara Pandogari Tegina Rijau Sabon Rami Ibeto and Allawa were still under closure while schools around Kontagora Kutigi Wushishi Izom Diko and Sabon Wuse has been asked to resume He noted that if nothing was done to re open such schools as soon as possible it would have negative impact on the state as some of these schools were turning into criminal hideout He added that facilities and equipment in such schools were being vandalised and structures becoming dissipated as well as the school premises fast becoming breeding grounds for dangerous reptile The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Niger government had on February 2021 directed the closure of some boarding schools in Rafi Munya Shiroro and Mariga local government areas indefinitely due to heightened insecurity NAN reports that since then students in the affected schools have been at home while the schools were under closure NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Assembly calls for reopening of boarding schools in Niger
    General news2 weeks ago

    Assembly calls for reopening of boarding schools in Niger

    The Niger State House of Assembly has called on the executive arms of government to consider the reopening of some boarding schools closed down as a result of insecurity in the state.

    This was the resolutions of the house under matters of urgent public importance presented by Alhaji Mohammed Haruna, member representing Bida II.

    He called on the executive arms of government to revisit the issue of closure of the boarding schools in the state.

    Speaker of the House, Mr Abdullahi Bawa, called on the state government to revisit the issue of closure of some boarding schools in the state.

    Earlier in his motion, Haruna said Section 18 of the 1999 Constitution as amended provides that “government shall direct its policy towards ensuring that there are equal and adequate educational opportunities at all levels”.

    He explained that due to incessant bandits attacks, kidnapping and abduction of students of boarding schools experienced in recent times, boarding schools had been closed down for about two years now.

    The lawmaker said that the closure had affected the standard of education as most students of these schools were left idle and redundant, giving room for some of them to engage in some vices detrimental to the society.

    Haruna expressed concerns that schools in Kagara, Pandogari, Tegina, Rijau, Sabon-Rami, Ibeto and Allawa, were still under closure while schools around Kontagora, Kutigi, Wushishi, Izom, Diko and Sabon-Wuse has been asked to resume.

    He noted that if nothing was done to re-open such schools as soon as possible, it would have negative impact on the state as some of these schools were turning into criminal hideout.

    He added that facilities and equipment in such schools were being vandalised and structures becoming dissipated as well as the school premises fast becoming breeding grounds for dangerous reptile.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the Niger government had on February 2021 directed the closure of some boarding schools in Rafi, Munya, Shiroro and Mariga local government areas indefinitely due to heightened insecurity.

    NAN reports that since then, students in the affected schools have been at home while the schools were under closure.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN