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  •  The Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood is set to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC in the fight against corruption A delegation of relevant guilds and seasoned filmmakers drawn from across the country stated this during a courtesy call to the Executive Chairman of EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa on Thursday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team was led to the commission by Alhaji Adedayo Thomas Executive National Film and Video Censors Board NFCVB regulators of Nigerian film industry Thomas said that the meeting was conceived to strategise on how filmmakers could collaborate with the EFCC and also make movies that would publicise its activities in combating financial crimes This meeting is well thought out by stakeholders after they observed the Chaiman s commitment passion and professionalism in the fight against financial crimes in the country Therefore when they approached me with the idea I did not have to think twice to embrace it I have no doubt in my mind that the entertainment landscape will never remain the same after this parley with the stakeholders I am already envisaging harder times for operators in the film industry who engage in financial crimes as the youngest and numero uno crime fighter is about to entertain our plight The board is very confident that this parley will strategise on how filmmakers can collaborate with the EFCC Also on how filmmakers can make movies that will try to publicise its efforts in combating financial crimes in the country he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nollywood to collaborate with EFCC on fight against corruption
     The Nigerian movie industry popularly known as Nollywood is set to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC in the fight against corruption A delegation of relevant guilds and seasoned filmmakers drawn from across the country stated this during a courtesy call to the Executive Chairman of EFCC Abdulrasheed Bawa on Thursday in Abuja The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team was led to the commission by Alhaji Adedayo Thomas Executive National Film and Video Censors Board NFCVB regulators of Nigerian film industry Thomas said that the meeting was conceived to strategise on how filmmakers could collaborate with the EFCC and also make movies that would publicise its activities in combating financial crimes This meeting is well thought out by stakeholders after they observed the Chaiman s commitment passion and professionalism in the fight against financial crimes in the country Therefore when they approached me with the idea I did not have to think twice to embrace it I have no doubt in my mind that the entertainment landscape will never remain the same after this parley with the stakeholders I am already envisaging harder times for operators in the film industry who engage in financial crimes as the youngest and numero uno crime fighter is about to entertain our plight The board is very confident that this parley will strategise on how filmmakers can collaborate with the EFCC Also on how filmmakers can make movies that will try to publicise its efforts in combating financial crimes in the country he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Nollywood to collaborate with EFCC on fight against corruption
    Entertainment4 months ago

    Nollywood to collaborate with EFCC on fight against corruption

    The Nigerian movie industry, popularly known as Nollywood, is set to collaborate with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) in the fight against corruption.

    A delegation of relevant guilds and seasoned filmmakers drawn from across the country, stated this during a courtesy call to the Executive Chairman of EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday in Abuja.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team was led to the commission by Alhaji Adedayo Thomas, Executive , National Film and Video Censors Board (NFCVB), regulators of Nigerian film industry.

    Thomas said that the meeting was conceived to strategise on how filmmakers could collaborate with the EFCC and also make movies that would publicise its activities in combating financial crimes.

    “This meeting is well thought out by stakeholders, after they observed the Chaiman’s commitment, passion and professionalism in the fight against financial crimes in the country.

    “Therefore, when they approached me with the idea, I did not have to think twice to embrace it.

    “I have no doubt in my mind that the entertainment landscape will never remain the same, after this parley with the stakeholders.

    “I am already envisaging harder times for operators in the film industry, who engage in financial crimes, as the youngest and ‘numero uno’ crime fighter is about to entertain our plight.

    “The board is very confident that this parley will strategise on how filmmakers can collaborate with the EFCC.

    “Also on how filmmakers can make movies that will try to publicise its efforts in combating financial crimes in the country,” he said
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  •  The APC National Chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has presented the newly appointed Director General of the party s Presidential Campaign Organisation Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau to President Muhammadu Buhari The presentation was made at the Statehouse Abuja on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the chairman also introduced the party s presidential campaign spokesperson Mr Festus Keyamo and the deputy spokesperson Hanatu Musa to the president Adamu was accompanied by the presidential candidate of the APC Sen Bola Tinubu alongside the vice presidential candidate of the party Sen Kashim Shettima Details later NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC presents Lalong, Keyamo to Buhari as presidential campaign DG, spokesperson
     The APC National Chairman Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has presented the newly appointed Director General of the party s Presidential Campaign Organisation Gov Simon Lalong of Plateau to President Muhammadu Buhari The presentation was made at the Statehouse Abuja on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the chairman also introduced the party s presidential campaign spokesperson Mr Festus Keyamo and the deputy spokesperson Hanatu Musa to the president Adamu was accompanied by the presidential candidate of the APC Sen Bola Tinubu alongside the vice presidential candidate of the party Sen Kashim Shettima Details later NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC presents Lalong, Keyamo to Buhari as presidential campaign DG, spokesperson
    General news4 months ago

    APC presents Lalong, Keyamo to Buhari as presidential campaign DG, spokesperson

    The APC National Chairman,  Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu has presented the newly appointed Director-General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Organisation,  Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau to President Muhammadu Buhari.

    The presentation was made at the Statehouse Abuja on Thursday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the chairman also introduced the party’s presidential campaign spokesperson, Mr  Festus Keyamo and the deputy spokesperson, Hanatu Musa to the president.

    Adamu was accompanied by the presidential candidate of the APC, Sen.  Bola Tinubu,  alongside the vice  presidential candidate of the party, Sen. Kashim Shettima.

    Details later.

    .


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  •  Gov Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved the release of N40 million for aerial spray of pesticides in farms across the state to kill invading queleas from neighbouring Benin and Niger Republics The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Mineral Resources Alhaji Maigari Abdullahi Dakingari disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi He said that the approval was to continue with the Federal Government s efforts in preventing imminent loss of crops in the state When the rainy season started we were taken aback with the invasion and attack of quelea birds migrating from neighboring countries of Benin and Niger Republics We contacted the Federal Government for their intervention and aerial spray was conducted in some local government areas bordering Benin and Niger Republics he said Abdullahi Dakingari said the pests control was a very important element in agriculture as such migratory birds annually wreak havoc not only in the state but in Sokoto and Zamfara states He said that migratory birds like queleas and insects such as locusts and grasshoppers constituted serious threats to cereal crops like rice maize and others This is because of our strategic location makes it a significant flashpoint for entry of migratory pests into the country It is on that basis that Gov Atiku Bagudu approved the release of N40 million for flight hours pesticides and logistics to continue with the work the federal government had started in order to prevent the loss of crops by farmers in the state he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the Local Government Areas LGAs where farms are to be sprayed with pesticides include Argungu Dandi Bunza Bagudo Yauri Zuru Augie and Gwandu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Queleas invasion: Gov.Bagudu approves N40m for spray of pesticides in farms
     Gov Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved the release of N40 million for aerial spray of pesticides in farms across the state to kill invading queleas from neighbouring Benin and Niger Republics The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Mineral Resources Alhaji Maigari Abdullahi Dakingari disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi He said that the approval was to continue with the Federal Government s efforts in preventing imminent loss of crops in the state When the rainy season started we were taken aback with the invasion and attack of quelea birds migrating from neighboring countries of Benin and Niger Republics We contacted the Federal Government for their intervention and aerial spray was conducted in some local government areas bordering Benin and Niger Republics he said Abdullahi Dakingari said the pests control was a very important element in agriculture as such migratory birds annually wreak havoc not only in the state but in Sokoto and Zamfara states He said that migratory birds like queleas and insects such as locusts and grasshoppers constituted serious threats to cereal crops like rice maize and others This is because of our strategic location makes it a significant flashpoint for entry of migratory pests into the country It is on that basis that Gov Atiku Bagudu approved the release of N40 million for flight hours pesticides and logistics to continue with the work the federal government had started in order to prevent the loss of crops by farmers in the state he said The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the Local Government Areas LGAs where farms are to be sprayed with pesticides include Argungu Dandi Bunza Bagudo Yauri Zuru Augie and Gwandu NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Queleas invasion: Gov.Bagudu approves N40m for spray of pesticides in farms
    General news4 months ago

    Queleas invasion: Gov.Bagudu approves N40m for spray of pesticides in farms

    Gov. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has approved the release of N40 million for aerial  spray of pesticides in farms across the state,to kill invading  queleas from neighbouring Benin and Niger Republics.

    The state Commissioner for Agriculture and Mineral Resources, Alhaji Maigari Abdullahi-Dakingari, disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Thursday in Birnin- Kebbi.

    He said that the approval was to continue with the Federal Government’s efforts in preventing imminent loss of crops in the state.

    “When the rainy season started, we were taken aback with the invasion and attack of quelea birds, migrating from neighboring countries of Benin and Niger Republics.

    “We contacted the Federal Government for their intervention and aerial spray was conducted in some local government areas bordering Benin and Niger Republics,” he said.

    Abdullahi-Dakingari said the pests control was a very important element in agriculture, as such migratory birds annually wreak havoc not only in the state but in Sokoto and Zamfara states.

    He said that migratory birds like queleas ,and insects such as  locusts and grasshoppers, constituted serious threats to cereal crops like rice ,maize and others.

    “This is because of our strategic location makes it a significant flashpoint for entry of migratory pests into the country.

    “It is on that basis that, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, approved the release of N40 million for flight hours, pesticides and logistics to continue with the work the federal government had started in order to prevent the loss of crops by farmers in the state,” he said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the Local Government Areas (LGAs),where farms are to be sprayed   with  pesticides , include Argungu, Dandi, Bunza, Bagudo, Yauri, Zuru, Augie and Gwandu.


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  •  Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday said his government was forced to establish a state Community Volunteer Guards to check incessant terrorists attacks on Benue residents The governor disclosed this on Thursday while inaugurating the first batch of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards comprising 500 personnel The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the inauguration was done on Thursday in Makurdi This very expensive investment would have been avoided if it was not forced upon us by the perpetual siege that vicious terrorists have mounted on our land Benue State with a well earned nickname as the Food Basket of the Nation with its arable land and large bodies of fresh water is now under threat of conquest and occupation by these terrorists The genocidal terrorists have consistently attacked hundreds of Benue communities burning killing raping and maiming thousands of persons and committing other unspeakable atrocities Ortom said The governor lamented that the reign of terror had driven over 1 5 million persons from their ancestral homes and communities who were now living in Internally Displaced Persons IDP Camps He said that the guards would be assisting the conventional security agencies to curb insecurity in the state By the provisions of the new law the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards can now carry legally approved weapons which we have duly provided It is a fact that the Federal Government has been unable to disarm these tribal terrorists who have continued to maim and kill our people at will As a result the state government will apply for the Licence to legally procure AK47 AK49 and other sophisticated weapons to enable the guards tackle these murderous terrorists effectively the governor said He assured that with the passing out of the able bodied young men security would improve in the state He said that the guards would be strictly guided by the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards Law stressing that any personnel found breaching the law would be sacked Ortom further assured conventional security agencies that the guards would always work in collaboration with them to fight crime The Tor Tiv Prof James Ayatse pledged the full support of the traditional institution to the guards Ayatse cautioned them to operate according to the laid down laws advising that they should not indulge in criminality NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Benue Govt set up guards corps to check terror attacks – Ortom
     Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday said his government was forced to establish a state Community Volunteer Guards to check incessant terrorists attacks on Benue residents The governor disclosed this on Thursday while inaugurating the first batch of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards comprising 500 personnel The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the inauguration was done on Thursday in Makurdi This very expensive investment would have been avoided if it was not forced upon us by the perpetual siege that vicious terrorists have mounted on our land Benue State with a well earned nickname as the Food Basket of the Nation with its arable land and large bodies of fresh water is now under threat of conquest and occupation by these terrorists The genocidal terrorists have consistently attacked hundreds of Benue communities burning killing raping and maiming thousands of persons and committing other unspeakable atrocities Ortom said The governor lamented that the reign of terror had driven over 1 5 million persons from their ancestral homes and communities who were now living in Internally Displaced Persons IDP Camps He said that the guards would be assisting the conventional security agencies to curb insecurity in the state By the provisions of the new law the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards can now carry legally approved weapons which we have duly provided It is a fact that the Federal Government has been unable to disarm these tribal terrorists who have continued to maim and kill our people at will As a result the state government will apply for the Licence to legally procure AK47 AK49 and other sophisticated weapons to enable the guards tackle these murderous terrorists effectively the governor said He assured that with the passing out of the able bodied young men security would improve in the state He said that the guards would be strictly guided by the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards Law stressing that any personnel found breaching the law would be sacked Ortom further assured conventional security agencies that the guards would always work in collaboration with them to fight crime The Tor Tiv Prof James Ayatse pledged the full support of the traditional institution to the guards Ayatse cautioned them to operate according to the laid down laws advising that they should not indulge in criminality NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Benue Govt set up guards corps to check terror attacks – Ortom
    Defence/Security4 months ago

    Benue Govt set up guards corps to check terror attacks – Ortom

    Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Thursday said his government was forced to establish a state Community Volunteer Guards to check incessant terrorists’ attacks on Benue residents.

    The governor disclosed this on Thursday while inaugurating the first batch of the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards comprising 500 personnel.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the inauguration was done on Thursday in Makurdi.

    “This very expensive investment would have been avoided if it was not forced upon us by the perpetual siege that vicious terrorists have mounted on our land.

    “Benue State, with a well-earned nickname as the Food Basket of the Nation, with its arable land and large bodies of fresh water, is now under threat of conquest and occupation by these terrorists.

    “The genocidal terrorists have consistently attacked hundreds of Benue communities, burning, killing, raping and maiming thousands of persons and committing other unspeakable atrocities,” Ortom said.

    The governor lamented that the reign of terror had driven over 1.5 million persons from their ancestral homes and communities who were now living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Camps.

    He said that the guards would be assisting the conventional security agencies to curb insecurity in the state.

    “By the provisions of the new law, the Benue State Community Volunteer Guards can now carry legally approved weapons which we have duly provided.

    “It is a fact that the Federal Government has been unable to disarm these tribal terrorists who have continued to maim and kill our people at will.

    “As a result, the state government will  apply for the Licence to legally procure AK47, AK49 and other sophisticated weapons to enable the guards tackle these murderous terrorists effectively,” the governor said.

    He assured that with the passing-out of the able bodied young men, security would improve in the state.

    He said that the guards would be strictly guided by the “Benue State Community Volunteer Guards Law”, stressing that any personnel found breaching the law would be sacked.

    Ortom further assured conventional security agencies that the guards would always work in collaboration with them to fight crime.

    The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse, pledged the full support of the traditional institution to the guards.

    Ayatse cautioned them to operate according to the laid down laws, advising that they should not indulge in criminality.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The All Progressives Congress APC says it plans to challenge the results of the July 16 Osun governorship election at the election petition tribunal Mr Gboyega Famodun the state APC Chairman said this at a news conference on Thursday at the party secretariat in Osogbo Famodun said that the decision followed assurances by the party lawyers who said that there were good grounds to challenge the results after they had studied them We are going to the tribunal Our lawyers had informed us that we have good reasons to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal he said He decried the suspected anti party activities of an APC faction in the state The Osun Progressive TOP The Chairman said that the faction which was under the control of the Minister of Interior and former Gov Rauf Aregbesola worked for the opposition the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to deny the APC victory at the election The recent protest by the group calling for his removal as the party s chairman and the restructuring of the party after they openly supported the PDP candidate Sen Ademola Adeleke during the governorship election was shameful and wicked Our position is that the protest was shameful callous primitive selfish wicked misplaced and inconsiderate for the Aregbesola supporters who glaringly worked against the success of Gov Oyetola at the polls to now be canvassing restructuring of the party through a sponsored protest Assuming without conceding that there are challenges within the party the protesters and their patron should know that they lack moral right to either suggest or effect any likely solution for the restructuring of our party as it is on record that they massively and collectively worked against Oyetola Since members of the factional group TOP people had done their worst by working assiduously and conscientiously by teaming up with the PDP for the success of Adeleke which is the highest level of an anti party activity that can be committed by any politician it will be a needless venture to enter into any pact with the group that is bereft of honour he said Highlights of the briefing included the passing of a Voters of Confidence on Gov Gboyega Oyetola and Famodun by the state executive of the party The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on July 17 declared Sen Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun governorship election with 403 371 votes While Gov Gboyega Oyetola of APC placed second with 375 027 votes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC heads to tribunal over Osun governorship poll
     The All Progressives Congress APC says it plans to challenge the results of the July 16 Osun governorship election at the election petition tribunal Mr Gboyega Famodun the state APC Chairman said this at a news conference on Thursday at the party secretariat in Osogbo Famodun said that the decision followed assurances by the party lawyers who said that there were good grounds to challenge the results after they had studied them We are going to the tribunal Our lawyers had informed us that we have good reasons to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal he said He decried the suspected anti party activities of an APC faction in the state The Osun Progressive TOP The Chairman said that the faction which was under the control of the Minister of Interior and former Gov Rauf Aregbesola worked for the opposition the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to deny the APC victory at the election The recent protest by the group calling for his removal as the party s chairman and the restructuring of the party after they openly supported the PDP candidate Sen Ademola Adeleke during the governorship election was shameful and wicked Our position is that the protest was shameful callous primitive selfish wicked misplaced and inconsiderate for the Aregbesola supporters who glaringly worked against the success of Gov Oyetola at the polls to now be canvassing restructuring of the party through a sponsored protest Assuming without conceding that there are challenges within the party the protesters and their patron should know that they lack moral right to either suggest or effect any likely solution for the restructuring of our party as it is on record that they massively and collectively worked against Oyetola Since members of the factional group TOP people had done their worst by working assiduously and conscientiously by teaming up with the PDP for the success of Adeleke which is the highest level of an anti party activity that can be committed by any politician it will be a needless venture to enter into any pact with the group that is bereft of honour he said Highlights of the briefing included the passing of a Voters of Confidence on Gov Gboyega Oyetola and Famodun by the state executive of the party The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on July 17 declared Sen Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun governorship election with 403 371 votes While Gov Gboyega Oyetola of APC placed second with 375 027 votes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC heads to tribunal over Osun governorship poll
    General news4 months ago

    APC heads to tribunal over Osun governorship poll

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), says it plans to challenge the results of the July 16 Osun governorship election at the election petition tribunal.

    Mr Gboyega Famodun, the state APC Chairman said this at a news conference on Thursday at the party secretariat, in Osogbo.

    Famodun said that the decision followed assurances by the party lawyers who said that there were good grounds to challenge the results after they had studied them.

    “We are going to the tribunal.

    Our lawyers had informed us that we have good reasons to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal,” he said.

    He decried the suspected anti-party activities of an APC faction in the state”The Osun Progressive (TOP)”.

    The Chairman said that the faction, which was under the control of the Minister of Interior and former Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, worked for the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), to deny the APC victory at the election.

    “The recent  protest by the group, calling for his removal as the party’s chairman  and the restructuring of the party, after they openly supported  the PDP candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, during the governorship election was shameful and wicked.

    “Our position is that the protest was shameful, callous, primitive, selfish, wicked, misplaced and inconsiderate for the Aregbesola supporters, who glaringly worked against the success of Gov. Oyetola at the polls, to now be canvassing restructuring of the party through a sponsored protest.

    “Assuming without conceding that there are challenges within the party, the protesters and their patron should know that they lack moral right to either suggest or effect any likely solution for the restructuring of our party, as it is on record that they massively and collectively worked against Oyetola.

    “Since  members of the factional group  (TOP) people, had done their worst by working assiduously and conscientiously by teaming up with the PDP for the success of Adeleke, which is the highest level of an anti-party activity that can be committed by any politician, it will be a needless venture to enter into any pact with the  group that is bereft of honour,” he said.

    Highlights of the briefing included the passing of a Voters of Confidence on Gov. Gboyega Oyetola and Famodun by the state executive of the party.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on July 17, declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun governorship election with 403,371 votes.

    While Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of APC placed second with 375,027 votes.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The All Progressives Congress APC says it plans to challenge the results of the July 16 Osun governorship election at the election petition tribunal Mr Gboyega Famodun the state APC Chairman said this at a news conference on Thursday at the party secretariat in Osogbo Famodun said that the decision followed assurances by the party lawyers who said that there were good grounds to challenge the results after they had studied them We are going to the tribunal Our lawyers had informed us that we have good reasons to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal he said He decried the suspected anti party activities of an APC faction in the state The Osun Progressive TOP The Chairman said that the faction which was under the control of the Minister of Interior and former Gov Rauf Aregbesola worked for the opposition the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to deny the APC victory at the election The recent protest by the group calling for his removal as the party s chairman and the restructuring of the party after they openly supported the PDP candidate Sen Ademola Adeleke during the governorship election was shameful and wicked Our position is that the protest was shameful callous primitive selfish wicked misplaced and inconsiderate for the Aregbesola supporters who glaringly worked against the success of Gov Oyetola at the polls to now be canvassing restructuring of the party through a sponsored protest Assuming without conceding that there are challenges within the party the protesters and their patron should know that they lack moral right to either suggest or effect any likely solution for the restructuring of our party as it is on record that they massively and collectively worked against Oyetola Since members of the factional group TOP people had done their worst by working assiduously and conscientiously by teaming up with the PDP for the success of Adeleke which is the highest level of an anti party activity that can be committed by any politician it will be a needless venture to enter into any pact with the group that is bereft of honour he said Highlights of the briefing included the passing of a Voters of Confidence on Gov Gboyega Oyetola and Famodun by the state executive of the party The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on July 17 declared Sen Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun governorship election with 403 371 votes While Gov Gboyega Oyetola of APC placed second with 375 027 votes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC heads to tribunal over Osun governorship poll
     The All Progressives Congress APC says it plans to challenge the results of the July 16 Osun governorship election at the election petition tribunal Mr Gboyega Famodun the state APC Chairman said this at a news conference on Thursday at the party secretariat in Osogbo Famodun said that the decision followed assurances by the party lawyers who said that there were good grounds to challenge the results after they had studied them We are going to the tribunal Our lawyers had informed us that we have good reasons to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal he said He decried the suspected anti party activities of an APC faction in the state The Osun Progressive TOP The Chairman said that the faction which was under the control of the Minister of Interior and former Gov Rauf Aregbesola worked for the opposition the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to deny the APC victory at the election The recent protest by the group calling for his removal as the party s chairman and the restructuring of the party after they openly supported the PDP candidate Sen Ademola Adeleke during the governorship election was shameful and wicked Our position is that the protest was shameful callous primitive selfish wicked misplaced and inconsiderate for the Aregbesola supporters who glaringly worked against the success of Gov Oyetola at the polls to now be canvassing restructuring of the party through a sponsored protest Assuming without conceding that there are challenges within the party the protesters and their patron should know that they lack moral right to either suggest or effect any likely solution for the restructuring of our party as it is on record that they massively and collectively worked against Oyetola Since members of the factional group TOP people had done their worst by working assiduously and conscientiously by teaming up with the PDP for the success of Adeleke which is the highest level of an anti party activity that can be committed by any politician it will be a needless venture to enter into any pact with the group that is bereft of honour he said Highlights of the briefing included the passing of a Voters of Confidence on Gov Gboyega Oyetola and Famodun by the state executive of the party The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC on July 17 declared Sen Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun governorship election with 403 371 votes While Gov Gboyega Oyetola of APC placed second with 375 027 votes NewsSourceCredit NAN
    APC heads to tribunal over Osun governorship poll
    General news4 months ago

    APC heads to tribunal over Osun governorship poll

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), says it plans to challenge the results of the July 16 Osun governorship election at the election petition tribunal.

    Mr Gboyega Famodun, the state APC Chairman said this at a news conference on Thursday at the party secretariat, in Osogbo.

    Famodun said that the decision followed assurances by the party lawyers who said that there were good grounds to challenge the results after they had studied them.

    “We are going to the tribunal.

    Our lawyers had informed us that we have good reasons to challenge the results of the election at the tribunal,” he said.

    He decried the suspected anti-party activities of an APC faction in the state”The Osun Progressive (TOP)”.

    The Chairman said that the faction, which was under the control of the Minister of Interior and former Gov. Rauf Aregbesola, worked for the opposition, the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), to deny the APC victory at the election.

    “The recent  protest by the group, calling for his removal as the party’s chairman  and the restructuring of the party, after they openly supported  the PDP candidate, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, during the governorship election was shameful and wicked.

    “Our position is that the protest was shameful, callous, primitive, selfish, wicked, misplaced and inconsiderate for the Aregbesola supporters, who glaringly worked against the success of Gov. Oyetola at the polls, to now be canvassing restructuring of the party through a sponsored protest.

    “Assuming without conceding that there are challenges within the party, the protesters and their patron should know that they lack moral right to either suggest or effect any likely solution for the restructuring of our party, as it is on record that they massively and collectively worked against Oyetola.

    “Since  members of the factional group  (TOP) people, had done their worst by working assiduously and conscientiously by teaming up with the PDP for the success of Adeleke, which is the highest level of an anti-party activity that can be committed by any politician, it will be a needless venture to enter into any pact with the  group that is bereft of honour,” he said.

    Highlights of the briefing included the passing of a Voters of Confidence on Gov. Gboyega Oyetola and Famodun by the state executive of the party.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on July 17, declared Sen. Ademola Adeleke of the PDP as the winner of the Osun governorship election with 403,371 votes.

    While Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of APC placed second with 375,027 votes.


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  •  The Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency ASPHCDA says that the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the state increased from 17 per cent in 2018 to 27 per cent in 2022 Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu Executive Secretary of the agency made the disclosure at the opening of the 2022 World Breastfeeding Week WBW at the Maternal and Child Health Centre Amawbia in Awka on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that WBW is celebrated on Aug 1 to Aug 7 every year to raise awareness and galvanise actions to promote exclusive breastfeeding The theme for this year s commemoration Step Up for Breastfeeding Educate and Support Ezenyimulu said that Anambra recorded an increase in the rate of exclusive breastfeeding due to intensified awareness and counseling programmes at health facilities The figure of 27 per cent is still low and below the national target of 50 per cent by 2025 We are calling on residents to become advocates of exclusive breastfeeding and support mothers to practice optimal breastfeeding The practice of exclusive breast feeding will ensure the provision of vital and adequate nutrients required for healthy and maximal growth and development as well as eradication of childhood malnutrition in the state she said Also speaking Dr Afam Obidike state s Commissioner for Health said that the efforts of the current administration were geared towards the promotion of maternal and child survival strategies Obidike urged fathers to support their breastfeeding wives as exclusive breastfeeding could be exhausting for mothers A mother needs to be psychologically physically and emotionally balanced to breastfeed optimally Therefore fathers should be there to provide all that the woman needs he said In his remarks Dr Moses Ohamaeme Cluster Coordinator representing the World Health Organisation and United Nations agencies said that exclusively breastfed children become healthy and productive adults According to him such children are protected from severe complications arising from childhood killer diseases NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Anambra  exclusive breastfeeding rate increase from 17% to 27% – Agency
     The Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency ASPHCDA says that the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the state increased from 17 per cent in 2018 to 27 per cent in 2022 Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu Executive Secretary of the agency made the disclosure at the opening of the 2022 World Breastfeeding Week WBW at the Maternal and Child Health Centre Amawbia in Awka on Thursday The News Agency of Nigeria reports that WBW is celebrated on Aug 1 to Aug 7 every year to raise awareness and galvanise actions to promote exclusive breastfeeding The theme for this year s commemoration Step Up for Breastfeeding Educate and Support Ezenyimulu said that Anambra recorded an increase in the rate of exclusive breastfeeding due to intensified awareness and counseling programmes at health facilities The figure of 27 per cent is still low and below the national target of 50 per cent by 2025 We are calling on residents to become advocates of exclusive breastfeeding and support mothers to practice optimal breastfeeding The practice of exclusive breast feeding will ensure the provision of vital and adequate nutrients required for healthy and maximal growth and development as well as eradication of childhood malnutrition in the state she said Also speaking Dr Afam Obidike state s Commissioner for Health said that the efforts of the current administration were geared towards the promotion of maternal and child survival strategies Obidike urged fathers to support their breastfeeding wives as exclusive breastfeeding could be exhausting for mothers A mother needs to be psychologically physically and emotionally balanced to breastfeed optimally Therefore fathers should be there to provide all that the woman needs he said In his remarks Dr Moses Ohamaeme Cluster Coordinator representing the World Health Organisation and United Nations agencies said that exclusively breastfed children become healthy and productive adults According to him such children are protected from severe complications arising from childhood killer diseases NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Anambra  exclusive breastfeeding rate increase from 17% to 27% – Agency
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    Anambra  exclusive breastfeeding rate increase from 17% to 27% – Agency

    The Anambra State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (ASPHCDA), says that the rate of exclusive breastfeeding in the state increased from 17 per cent in 2018 to 27 per cent in 2022.Dr Chioma Ezenyimulu, Executive Secretary of the agency made the disclosure at the opening of the 2022 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) at the Maternal and Child Health Centre, Amawbia in Awka, on Thursday.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that WBW is celebrated on Aug. 1 to Aug. 7 every year, to raise awareness and galvanise actions to promote exclusive breastfeeding.

    The theme for this year’s commemoration – ‘Step Up for Breastfeeding: Educate and Support’.

    Ezenyimulu said that Anambra recorded an increase in the rate of exclusive breastfeeding due to intensified awareness and counseling programmes at health facilities.

    “The figure of 27 per cent is still low and below the national target of 50 per cent by 2025.“We are calling on residents to become advocates of exclusive breastfeeding and support mothers to practice optimal breastfeeding.

    “The practice of exclusive breast feeding will ensure the provision of vital and adequate nutrients required for healthy and maximal growth and development as well as eradication of childhood malnutrition in the state, ” she said.

    Also speaking, Dr Afam Obidike, state’s Commissioner for Health, said that the efforts of the current administration were geared towards the promotion of maternal and child survival strategies.

    Obidike urged fathers to support their breastfeeding wives as exclusive breastfeeding could be exhausting for mothers.

    “A mother needs to be psychologically, physically and emotionally balanced to breastfeed optimally.

    Therefore, fathers should be there to provide all that the woman needs,” he said.

    In his remarks Dr Moses Ohamaeme, Cluster Coordinator representing the World Health Organisation and United Nations agencies, said that exclusively breastfed children become healthy and productive adults.

    According to him, such children are protected from severe complications arising from childhood killer diseases.


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  •  The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority ECTDA on Thursday demolished popular Kenyatta Building Market after traders refused to relocate to International market built for them by the state government The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was pandemonium in the area as traders were struggling to evacuate their goods and other valuables There were also presence of combined team of security personnel that blocked the entrance and exit of the market to maintain peace and order Speaking on the development Chairman of the ECTDA Dr Josef Onoh said the demolition was part of the agency s development exercise and enforcement of court s order According to him as the city expands and population grow there is need to create environment to contain development He however recalled that sometime in the 60s where the market was located was given to the Youth Council of Nigeria but they abused the purpose clause of the agreement What did they do they went into wanton sales of the land to traders leaving the initial purpose for which the land was given The activities of these traders are not only halting the economic of the state but also affecting the development and growth of the city We now have an over populated arena which has contravened the city plan development and we had given them successive notices to move to new International market at Ugwuaji he said Onoh added that the New International Market had been developed and designed to accommodate them but they refused to relocate He said For two years now I have been meeting with the leaders of the market but they are not in unity We gave them all the necessary notice but they took our leniency for granted as each time they threatened to thwart the movement They should blame their leaders not government Onoh said Corroborating what Onoh said the Chairman Kenyatta Market Traders Association Mr Chuba Igwesi said it had been long quitting notices had been issued to them but many traders found it difficult to relocate He said Number of notices and letters has been given and I even advised most of them on the need to obey government and relocate He said that shops were given to them at very affordable price but many traders did not take it serious even after sensitising them According to the Chairman some bought their own while some kept telling others that it would not work even others that bought theirs still went back to Kenyatta market He added that getting a shop at the International market was not difficult as some traders speculated The shops were given to us at the rate of N210 000 with the initial payment of N110 000 while some traders said they were comfortable at Kenyatta others saw it as an opportunity It is people that bought up to four to five shops that were resold to traders at higher price Advising his members Igwesi urged them to make a move immediately as there were enough space at the new market for all the traders Meanwhile some traders in the market had alleged that the shops were too expensive for them to rent compared to what they are paying at Kenyatta market A paint seller Emmanuel Agbo described the action of ECTDA as wicked stressing that the exercise had made him lose some of his goods and other valuables NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu Govt demolishes popular Kenyatta Building Market
     The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority ECTDA on Thursday demolished popular Kenyatta Building Market after traders refused to relocate to International market built for them by the state government The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was pandemonium in the area as traders were struggling to evacuate their goods and other valuables There were also presence of combined team of security personnel that blocked the entrance and exit of the market to maintain peace and order Speaking on the development Chairman of the ECTDA Dr Josef Onoh said the demolition was part of the agency s development exercise and enforcement of court s order According to him as the city expands and population grow there is need to create environment to contain development He however recalled that sometime in the 60s where the market was located was given to the Youth Council of Nigeria but they abused the purpose clause of the agreement What did they do they went into wanton sales of the land to traders leaving the initial purpose for which the land was given The activities of these traders are not only halting the economic of the state but also affecting the development and growth of the city We now have an over populated arena which has contravened the city plan development and we had given them successive notices to move to new International market at Ugwuaji he said Onoh added that the New International Market had been developed and designed to accommodate them but they refused to relocate He said For two years now I have been meeting with the leaders of the market but they are not in unity We gave them all the necessary notice but they took our leniency for granted as each time they threatened to thwart the movement They should blame their leaders not government Onoh said Corroborating what Onoh said the Chairman Kenyatta Market Traders Association Mr Chuba Igwesi said it had been long quitting notices had been issued to them but many traders found it difficult to relocate He said Number of notices and letters has been given and I even advised most of them on the need to obey government and relocate He said that shops were given to them at very affordable price but many traders did not take it serious even after sensitising them According to the Chairman some bought their own while some kept telling others that it would not work even others that bought theirs still went back to Kenyatta market He added that getting a shop at the International market was not difficult as some traders speculated The shops were given to us at the rate of N210 000 with the initial payment of N110 000 while some traders said they were comfortable at Kenyatta others saw it as an opportunity It is people that bought up to four to five shops that were resold to traders at higher price Advising his members Igwesi urged them to make a move immediately as there were enough space at the new market for all the traders Meanwhile some traders in the market had alleged that the shops were too expensive for them to rent compared to what they are paying at Kenyatta market A paint seller Emmanuel Agbo described the action of ECTDA as wicked stressing that the exercise had made him lose some of his goods and other valuables NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Enugu Govt demolishes popular Kenyatta Building Market
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    Enugu Govt demolishes popular Kenyatta Building Market

    The Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority (ECTDA) on Thursday demolished popular Kenyatta Building Market after traders refused to relocate to International market built for them by the state government.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there was pandemonium in the area as traders were struggling to evacuate their goods and other valuables.

    There were also presence of combined team of security personnel that blocked the entrance and exit of the market to maintain peace and order.

    Speaking on the development, Chairman of the ECTDA, Dr Josef Onoh, said the demolition was part of the agency’s development exercise and enforcement of court’s order.

    According to him, as the city expands and population grow, there is need to create environment to contain development.

    He, however, recalled that sometime in the 60s, where the market was located was given to the Youth Council of Nigeria but they abused the purpose clause of the agreement.

    “What did they do, they went into wanton sales of the land to traders, leaving the initial purpose for which the land was given.

    “The activities of these traders are not only halting the economic of the state but also, affecting the development and growth of the city.

    “We now have an over populated arena which has contravened the city plan development and we had given them successive notices to move to new International market at Ugwuaji,” he said.

    Onoh added that the New International Market had been developed and designed to accommodate them but they refused to relocate.

    He said, “For two years now, I have been meeting with the leaders of the market but they are not in unity.

    “We gave them all the necessary notice but they took our leniency for granted as each time they threatened to thwart the movement.

    They should blame their leaders not government,” Onoh said.

    Corroborating what Onoh said, the Chairman, Kenyatta Market Traders Association, Mr Chuba Igwesi said, it had been long quitting notices had been issued to them but many traders found it difficult to relocate.

    He said, “Number of notices and letters has been given and I even advised most of them on the need to obey government and relocate”.

    He said that shops were given to them at very affordable price but many traders did not take it serious even after sensitising them.

    According to the Chairman, some bought their own while some kept telling others that it would not work, even others that bought theirs still went back to Kenyatta market.

    He added that getting a shop at the International market was not difficult as some traders speculated.

    “The shops were given to us at the rate of N210, 000 with the initial payment of N110, 000, while some traders said they were comfortable at Kenyatta, others saw it as an opportunity.

    “It is people that bought up to four to five shops that were resold  to traders at higher price.

    Advising his members, Igwesi urged them to make a move immediately as there were enough space at the new market for all the traders.

    Meanwhile, some traders in the market had alleged that the shops were too expensive for them to rent compared to what they are paying at Kenyatta market.

    A paint seller, Emmanuel Agbo described the action of ECTDA as “wicked”, stressing that the exercise had made him lose some of his goods and other valuables.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  Prof Job Nmadu professor of Econometrics on Thursday blamed the rising cost of food items on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Nmadu Dean School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Federal University of Technology Minna said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja The Dean also blamed the strike for the collapse of Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs He called for an amicable resolution of the impasse between the Federal Government and ASUU to enable students and lecturers go back to school One factor contributing to increased prices of food items in Nigeria today is the ASUU strike People might think it is just students and lecturers that are suffering it but it is affecting everyone particularly communities around our schools that make a living from them These businesses have shut down for the past six months that ASUU embarked on strike and it is not funny at all Unfortunately some of these businesses might never pick up again contributing to more collapse of SMEs which is not good for national development he said Nmadu said high cost of production and forces of demand and supply also contributed to the rising cost of food items and business collapse A lot of small scale businesses have closed down because of high cost of production about a month ago we were told that over 40 bakeries closed down in the FCT because of rising cost That means that if we are looking at supply of bread alone there has been reduction in supply and prices will go up because people will scramble for the few supply he said The don further blamed the current exchange rate which he described as a disturbing trend on Nigeria industries depended on raw materials from other countries Nmadu also President Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists NAAE said government needed to be particular on the country s economic indices Fiscal and Monetary policies among others It is a complex situation but we must start from somewhere to salvage our small scale industries which contribute greatly to Gross Domestic Product growth So we have to ensure that prices do not rise and we have to tackle other factors like insecurity which has prevented many farmers from going to farm he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don blames high cost of food prices, SMEs collapse on ASUU strike
     Prof Job Nmadu professor of Econometrics on Thursday blamed the rising cost of food items on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Nmadu Dean School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology Federal University of Technology Minna said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja The Dean also blamed the strike for the collapse of Small and Medium Enterprises SMEs He called for an amicable resolution of the impasse between the Federal Government and ASUU to enable students and lecturers go back to school One factor contributing to increased prices of food items in Nigeria today is the ASUU strike People might think it is just students and lecturers that are suffering it but it is affecting everyone particularly communities around our schools that make a living from them These businesses have shut down for the past six months that ASUU embarked on strike and it is not funny at all Unfortunately some of these businesses might never pick up again contributing to more collapse of SMEs which is not good for national development he said Nmadu said high cost of production and forces of demand and supply also contributed to the rising cost of food items and business collapse A lot of small scale businesses have closed down because of high cost of production about a month ago we were told that over 40 bakeries closed down in the FCT because of rising cost That means that if we are looking at supply of bread alone there has been reduction in supply and prices will go up because people will scramble for the few supply he said The don further blamed the current exchange rate which he described as a disturbing trend on Nigeria industries depended on raw materials from other countries Nmadu also President Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists NAAE said government needed to be particular on the country s economic indices Fiscal and Monetary policies among others It is a complex situation but we must start from somewhere to salvage our small scale industries which contribute greatly to Gross Domestic Product growth So we have to ensure that prices do not rise and we have to tackle other factors like insecurity which has prevented many farmers from going to farm he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Don blames high cost of food prices, SMEs collapse on ASUU strike
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    Don blames high cost of food prices, SMEs collapse on ASUU strike

    Prof. Job Nmadu, professor of Econometrics, on Thursday blamed the rising cost of food items, on the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

    Nmadu, Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja.

    The Dean also blamed the strike for the collapse of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

    He called for an amicable resolution of the impasse between the Federal Government and ASUU to enable students and lecturers go back to school.

    “One factor contributing to increased prices of food items in Nigeria today is the ASUU strike.

    “People might think it is just students and lecturers that are suffering it but it is affecting everyone particularly communities around our schools that make a living from them.

    “These businesses have shut down for the past six months that ASUU embarked on strike and it is not funny at all.

    “Unfortunately, some of these businesses might never pick up again, contributing to more collapse of SMEs, which is not good for national development,” he said.

    Nmadu said high cost of production and forces of demand and supply also contributed to the rising cost of food items and business collapse.

    “A lot of small scale businesses have closed down because of high cost of production, about a month ago, we were told that over 40 bakeries closed down in the FCT because of rising cost.

    “That means that if we are looking at supply of bread alone, there has been reduction in supply and prices will go up because people will scramble for the few supply,” he said.

    The don further blamed the current exchange rate which he described as a disturbing trend, on Nigeria industries depended on raw materials from other countries.

    Nmadu also President, Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE), said government needed to be particular on the country’s economic indices, Fiscal and Monetary policies among others.

    “It is a complex situation but we must start from somewhere to salvage our small scale industries, which contribute greatly to Gross Domestic Product growth.

    “So, we have to ensure that prices do not rise and we have to tackle other factors like insecurity, which has prevented many farmers from going to farm,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A High Court in Jos on Thursday ordered former registrar of the Federal College of Veterinary Medical Laboratory Technology Vom Muhammad Ambursa to return salaries he enjoyed for 11 years to the Federal Government Delivering judgment Justice Christine Dabup held that the total amount the convict received as salaries and allowances during his wrongful period of employment Dabup said that the fund would be computed by the National Veterinary Research Institute This honourable court has found the defendant guilty on the two count of knowingly making a false statement to the management of National Veterinary Research Institute NVRI in which he falsely stated a linkage of service of his employment from the National Judiciary Institute to the Kebbi Judiciary commission in 2003 Therefore the defendant has committed and offence contrary to section 25 1 a of the Corrupt Practices and Other offences Act 2000 and punishable under 25 1 b of the same act she declared Dabup stated that the defendant in May 2007 within the jurisdiction of the court furnished the information on his status of employment to the then management of the NVRI falsely She said for him to have linked his service of employment from the National Judiciary Institute to Kebbi State judiciary service commission in 2003 was criminal He knew to be false the information he gave to the instruction and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section138 of the penal code law cap 89 laws of Northern Nigerian 1963 In respect of count one in which he made a false statement by submitting his CV in which he stated a linkage of service even when the statement is false Consequently the defendant is hereby is found guilty and is to pay a fine of N100 000 or serve six months in a correctional centre in default she declared She added that for the count two charge the defendant is to pay a fine of N50 000 or one month in a correctional centre in default The defence counsel Eise Hassan said his client would pay the fines He further said that he would apply for the records of proceedings in other to know the next line of action The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the ICPC said Ambursa failed to disclose material facts and took another pensionable appointment at the NVRI and worked for 11 years having been compulsorily retired at the National Judicial Institute on the grounds of indiscipline NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court orders ex-Registrar of veterinary college to pay back 11-year emolument
     A High Court in Jos on Thursday ordered former registrar of the Federal College of Veterinary Medical Laboratory Technology Vom Muhammad Ambursa to return salaries he enjoyed for 11 years to the Federal Government Delivering judgment Justice Christine Dabup held that the total amount the convict received as salaries and allowances during his wrongful period of employment Dabup said that the fund would be computed by the National Veterinary Research Institute This honourable court has found the defendant guilty on the two count of knowingly making a false statement to the management of National Veterinary Research Institute NVRI in which he falsely stated a linkage of service of his employment from the National Judiciary Institute to the Kebbi Judiciary commission in 2003 Therefore the defendant has committed and offence contrary to section 25 1 a of the Corrupt Practices and Other offences Act 2000 and punishable under 25 1 b of the same act she declared Dabup stated that the defendant in May 2007 within the jurisdiction of the court furnished the information on his status of employment to the then management of the NVRI falsely She said for him to have linked his service of employment from the National Judiciary Institute to Kebbi State judiciary service commission in 2003 was criminal He knew to be false the information he gave to the instruction and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section138 of the penal code law cap 89 laws of Northern Nigerian 1963 In respect of count one in which he made a false statement by submitting his CV in which he stated a linkage of service even when the statement is false Consequently the defendant is hereby is found guilty and is to pay a fine of N100 000 or serve six months in a correctional centre in default she declared She added that for the count two charge the defendant is to pay a fine of N50 000 or one month in a correctional centre in default The defence counsel Eise Hassan said his client would pay the fines He further said that he would apply for the records of proceedings in other to know the next line of action The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the ICPC said Ambursa failed to disclose material facts and took another pensionable appointment at the NVRI and worked for 11 years having been compulsorily retired at the National Judicial Institute on the grounds of indiscipline NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Court orders ex-Registrar of veterinary college to pay back 11-year emolument
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    Court orders ex-Registrar of veterinary college to pay back 11-year emolument

    A High Court in Jos on Thursday ordered former registrar of the Federal College of Veterinary Medical Laboratory Technology, Vom, Muhammad Ambursa to return salaries he enjoyed for 11 years to the Federal Government.

    Delivering judgment, Justice Christine Dabup, held that the total amount the convict received as salaries and allowances during his wrongful period of employment.

    Dabup said that the fund would be computed by the National Veterinary Research Institute.

    “This honourable court has found the defendant guilty on the two count of knowingly making a false statement to the management of National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) in which he falsely stated a linkage of service of his employment from the National Judiciary Institute to the Kebbi Judiciary commission in 2003, “Therefore, the defendant has committed and offence contrary to section 25(1)(a)of the Corrupt Practices and Other offences Act, 2000 and punishable under 25 (1)(b) of the same act, ” she declared.

    Dabup stated that the defendant, in May 2007, within the jurisdiction of the court, furnished the information on his status of employment to the then management of the NVRI falsely.

    She said for him to have linked his service of employment from the National Judiciary Institute to Kebbi State judiciary service commission in 2003, was criminal.

    “He knew to be false the information he gave to the instruction,and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section138 of the penal code law (cap.

    89 laws of Northern Nigerian 1963).

    ” “In respect of count one, in which he made a false statement by submitting his CV in which he stated a linkage of service even when the statement is false.

    “Consequently, the defendant is hereby is found guilty and is to pay a fine of N100,000 or serve six months in a correctional centre in default,” she declared.

    She added that for the count two charge, the defendant is to pay a fine of N50,000 or one month in a correctional centre in default.

    The defence counsel, Eise Hassan, said his client would pay the fines .

    He further said that he would apply for the records of proceedings in other to know the next line of action.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN ) reports that the ICPC said Ambursa,  failed to disclose material facts and took another pensionable appointment at the NVRI and worked for 11 years, having been compulsorily retired at the National Judicial Institute on the grounds of indiscipline.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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