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  •  The Gombe State Executive Council SEC has approved N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 fiscal year The state Commissioner for Finance Malam Mohammed Magaji stated this at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday in Gombe He said the SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya approved the draft 2023 budget proposal for presentation to the State House of Assembly He said the N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 was higher than N154 61 billion for 2022 representing about 11 per cent increase The council he said approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework earlier sent to the House of Assembly for legislation adding that the council used it as parameter in preparation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with community and religious leaders trade unions Civil Society Organisations CSOs among others as part of people engagement in budget preparations Meanwhile the state government says it has procured 40 buses to enhance transportation services in the state The Commissioner said that 30 of the busses would be supplied to Gombe Line Transport Services while 10 others to be distributed to schools hospitals and government agencies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe SEC approves N173.72bn 2023 budget proposal
     The Gombe State Executive Council SEC has approved N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 fiscal year The state Commissioner for Finance Malam Mohammed Magaji stated this at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday in Gombe He said the SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya approved the draft 2023 budget proposal for presentation to the State House of Assembly He said the N173 72 billion proposed budget for 2023 was higher than N154 61 billion for 2022 representing about 11 per cent increase The council he said approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework earlier sent to the House of Assembly for legislation adding that the council used it as parameter in preparation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with community and religious leaders trade unions Civil Society Organisations CSOs among others as part of people engagement in budget preparations Meanwhile the state government says it has procured 40 buses to enhance transportation services in the state The Commissioner said that 30 of the busses would be supplied to Gombe Line Transport Services while 10 others to be distributed to schools hospitals and government agencies NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Gombe SEC approves N173.72bn 2023 budget proposal
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    Gombe SEC approves N173.72bn 2023 budget proposal

    The Gombe State Executive Council (SEC) has approved N173.72 billion proposed budget for 2023 fiscal year.

    The state Commissioner for Finance, Malam Mohammed Magaji stated this at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday in Gombe.

    He said the SEC meeting presided over by Gov. Inuwa Yahaya, approved the draft 2023 budget proposal for presentation to the State House of Assembly.

    He said the N173,72 billion proposed budget for 2023 was higher than N154.61 billion for 2022, representing about 11 per cent increase.

    The council, he said, approved the Medium Term Expenditure Framework earlier sent to the House of Assembly for legislation, adding that the council used it as parameter in preparation for the 2023 Appropriation Bill. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the state government on Tuesday held a town hall meeting with community and religious leaders, trade unions, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), among others, as part of people engagement in budget preparations.

    Meanwhile, the state government says it has procured 40 buses to enhance transportation services in the state.

    The Commissioner said that 30 of the busses would be supplied to Gombe Line Transport Services while 10 others to be distributed to schools, hospitals and government agencies.


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  •  Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has sworn in nine new commissioners as members of the state executive council The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all the appointers were members of the recently dissolved State Executive Council SEC Speaking shortly after the swearing in at the Government House on Friday in Birnin Kebbi Bagudu lauded the Kebbi State House of Assembly for being magnanimous in considering and clearing the nominees for the position He said We thank them for always being magnanimous in considering requests from the State Executive we still look forward for them because we will be presenting another list and other outstanding issues Equally we thank the Chief Judge who is always making himself available personally even at a short notice to support us we appreciate you and thank you for your kind magnanimity Bagudu congratulated the commissioners for their re appointment recalling that all of them were members of the previous SEC with some of them serving as cabinet members numerous times I thank you for offering to serve the state and congratulate you for being reappointed and I want to encourage you especially in the next few months that we will be battling campaign and transition We must not miss sight of our obligation to the people of Kebbi State because that is the primary objectives while at the same time we ensure that we keep records straight so that we will prepare transition document that will assist the next administration Because successes failures and challenges need to be documented so that they can provide ready materials for conceptualisation and quick take off We have seen how the world and our country are battling with a very very challenging economic environment nevertheless a lot have been achieved and most of it is in ministries you have suppretended he said Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri the Secretary to the State Government SSG recalled that the previous SEC was dissolved on Sept 7 while on Oct 7 the State Government nominated 10 persons for reappointment as commissioners He said the reappointment of the new commissioners was based on their previous performance and track records adding that they will be given potfolios after more nominees are cleared by the state assembly Umar Yauri assured that the state government was gender sensitive hence its decision to incorporate women in the subsequent list to ensure gender equality Responding on behalf of other appointees Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ladan appreciated the governor for finding them worthy of the position and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them to move the state to greater heights of development He said We are very much grateful to Almighty God who spared our lives to witness this day We are equally grateful to His Excellency Sen Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who found us worthy to be selected as commissioners and members of the State Executive Council We are assuring him and indeed the good people of Kebbi State that we will do all what it will take individually and collectively to move the state forward We know what is before us is election and we will do our best to ensure that our party APC succeed in the forthcoming elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the oath of office was administered by the Chief Judge of the state Justice Suleiman Muhammad Ambursa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kebbi State gets 9 new Commissioners 
     Gov Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has sworn in nine new commissioners as members of the state executive council The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all the appointers were members of the recently dissolved State Executive Council SEC Speaking shortly after the swearing in at the Government House on Friday in Birnin Kebbi Bagudu lauded the Kebbi State House of Assembly for being magnanimous in considering and clearing the nominees for the position He said We thank them for always being magnanimous in considering requests from the State Executive we still look forward for them because we will be presenting another list and other outstanding issues Equally we thank the Chief Judge who is always making himself available personally even at a short notice to support us we appreciate you and thank you for your kind magnanimity Bagudu congratulated the commissioners for their re appointment recalling that all of them were members of the previous SEC with some of them serving as cabinet members numerous times I thank you for offering to serve the state and congratulate you for being reappointed and I want to encourage you especially in the next few months that we will be battling campaign and transition We must not miss sight of our obligation to the people of Kebbi State because that is the primary objectives while at the same time we ensure that we keep records straight so that we will prepare transition document that will assist the next administration Because successes failures and challenges need to be documented so that they can provide ready materials for conceptualisation and quick take off We have seen how the world and our country are battling with a very very challenging economic environment nevertheless a lot have been achieved and most of it is in ministries you have suppretended he said Alhaji Babale Umar Yauri the Secretary to the State Government SSG recalled that the previous SEC was dissolved on Sept 7 while on Oct 7 the State Government nominated 10 persons for reappointment as commissioners He said the reappointment of the new commissioners was based on their previous performance and track records adding that they will be given potfolios after more nominees are cleared by the state assembly Umar Yauri assured that the state government was gender sensitive hence its decision to incorporate women in the subsequent list to ensure gender equality Responding on behalf of other appointees Alhaji Abubakar Chika Ladan appreciated the governor for finding them worthy of the position and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them to move the state to greater heights of development He said We are very much grateful to Almighty God who spared our lives to witness this day We are equally grateful to His Excellency Sen Abubakar Atiku Bagudu who found us worthy to be selected as commissioners and members of the State Executive Council We are assuring him and indeed the good people of Kebbi State that we will do all what it will take individually and collectively to move the state forward We know what is before us is election and we will do our best to ensure that our party APC succeed in the forthcoming elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the oath of office was administered by the Chief Judge of the state Justice Suleiman Muhammad Ambursa NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Kebbi State gets 9 new Commissioners 
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    Kebbi State gets 9 new Commissioners 

    Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has sworn-in nine new commissioners as members of the state executive council.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that all the appointers were members of the recently dissolved State Executive Council (SEC).

    Speaking shortly after the swearing-in at the Government House on Friday in Birnin Kebbi, Bagudu lauded the Kebbi State House of Assembly for being magnanimous in considering and clearing the nominees for the position.

    He said: “We thank them for always being magnanimous in considering requests from the State Executive, we still look forward for them because we will be presenting another list and other outstanding issues.

    “Equally, we thank the Chief Judge, who is always making himself available personally even at a short notice to support us, we appreciate you and thank you for your kind magnanimity.

    ”Bagudu congratulated the commissioners for their re-appointment, recalling that all of them were members of the previous SEC with some of them serving as cabinet members numerous times.

    “I thank you for offering to serve the state and congratulate you for being reappointed and I want to encourage you, especially in the next few months that we will be battling campaign and transition.

    “We must not miss sight of our obligation to the people of Kebbi State because that is the primary objectives, while at the same time we ensure that we keep records straight so that we will prepare transition document that will assist the next administration.

    “Because successes, failures and challenges need to be documented, so that they can provide ready materials for conceptualisation and quick take-off.

    “We have seen how the world and our country are battling with a very very challenging economic environment, nevertheless, a lot have been achieved and most of it is in ministries you have suppretended,” he said.

    Alhaji Babale Umar-Yauri, the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), recalled that the previous SEC was dissolved on Sept. 7,  while on Oct. 7, the State Government nominated 10 persons for reappointment as commissioners.

    He said the reappointment of the new commissioners was based on their previous performance and track records, adding that they will be given potfolios after more nominees are cleared by the state assembly.

    Umar-Yauri assured that the state government was gender sensitive, hence its decision to incorporate women in the subsequent list to ensure gender equality.

    Responding on behalf of other appointees, Alhaji Abubakar Chika-Ladan appreciated the governor for finding them worthy of the position and promised to justify the confidence reposed in them to move the state to greater heights of development.

    He said: “We are very much grateful to Almighty God who spared our lives to witness this day.

    We are equally grateful to His Excellency, Sen. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, who found us worthy to be selected as commissioners and members of the State Executive Council.

    “We are assuring him and indeed the good people of Kebbi State that we will do all what it will take individually and collectively to move the state forward.

    We know what is before us is election and we will do our best to ensure that our party, APC, succeed in the forthcoming elections.

    ”The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the oath of office was administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Suleiman Muhammad-Ambursa.


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  •  The Adamawa government has approved N821 million for construction of township roads and street lighting projects in three local government areas of the state The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Dr Umar Pela made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Wednesday According to him the approval followed resolutions of the State Executive Council SEC to fast track implementation of the Urban Renewal Programme initiated by Gov Ahmadu Fintiri s administration He said that N329 million of the amount has been provided for the construction of additional one kilometre Jada Mbulo road He said the contract was awarded to Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited as variation on the ongoing construction of 4 8km Jada township road The decision to increased the length of the project was informed by the recent visit of Gov Fintiri to Jada he said The Commissioner disclosed that the council also approved N492 million for installation of integrated solar streetlights at Atiku Abubakar Way in Jimeta Yola South and Mubi township roads in Mubi LGA About N492million would be spent on the projects expected to be completed within three months he said RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Adamawa Govt approves N821m for road, street lighting projects
     The Adamawa government has approved N821 million for construction of township roads and street lighting projects in three local government areas of the state The Commissioner for Information and Strategy Dr Umar Pela made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Wednesday According to him the approval followed resolutions of the State Executive Council SEC to fast track implementation of the Urban Renewal Programme initiated by Gov Ahmadu Fintiri s administration He said that N329 million of the amount has been provided for the construction of additional one kilometre Jada Mbulo road He said the contract was awarded to Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited as variation on the ongoing construction of 4 8km Jada township road The decision to increased the length of the project was informed by the recent visit of Gov Fintiri to Jada he said The Commissioner disclosed that the council also approved N492 million for installation of integrated solar streetlights at Atiku Abubakar Way in Jimeta Yola South and Mubi township roads in Mubi LGA About N492million would be spent on the projects expected to be completed within three months he said RSA NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Adamawa Govt approves N821m for road, street lighting projects
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    Adamawa Govt approves N821m for road, street lighting projects

    The Adamawa government has approved N821 million for construction of township roads and street lighting projects in three local government areas of the state.

    The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr Umar Pela made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Wednesday.

    According to him, the approval followed resolutions of the State Executive Council (SEC), to fast track implementation of the Urban Renewal Programme initiated by Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri’s administration.

    He said that N329 million of the amount has been provided for the construction of additional one-kilometre Jada – Mbulo road.

    He said the contract was awarded to Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited, as variation on the ongoing construction of 4.8km Jada township road.

    “The decision to increased the length of the project was informed by the recent visit of Gov. Fintiri to Jada,” he said.

    The Commissioner disclosed that the council also approved N492 million for installation of integrated solar streetlights at Atiku Abubakar Way in Jimeta, Yola South and Mubi township roads in Mubi LGA.

    “About  N492million would be spent on the projects expected to be completed within three months,” he said.

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  •  The Bauchi state Commissioner for Education Mr Aliyu Tilde on Friday said the state government had concluded plans to separate male and female students in secondary schools in the state He stated this while addressing newsmen after the State Executive Council SEC meeting Tilde however said the move would only be executed whenever and wherever it was possible He explained that the idea was to address moral decadence which had become prevalent among the pupils of secondary schools According to him where it is possible the students including those in the private schools would be separated whereby the males would be attending their academic activities in one institution and the females in another separate institution The commissioner further explained that where they could not be separated completely their seating arrangement would be in such a manner that the males would occupy one side of a classroom and the females at the other side of the classroom He gave an example where a class teacher caught two students while being taught in a classroom and were engaging in an immoral act The most important thing is that we don t want to undo the progress that we have made in the past on girl child education by allowing this trend to continue We came up with an idea let us extend that 1978 abrogation of core education policy to cover our day secondary schools as well wherever and whenever it is possible Wherever is possible is talking about the geography and whenever is possible is talking about the distribution in time That is maybe it is possible tomorrow or not in terms of separating them completely Wherever is possible is where perhaps we have two day secondary schools within the same vicinity we ll allocate one to girls and the other to boys he said Tilde also said that parents would be extremely happy about the move adding that even those that were reluctant to allow their wards proceed to Senior Secondary School levels would be encouraged to allow them go He added that the policy has the potential to drive retention of students in schools more than before In another development the commissioner announced that the state government had also approved the establishment of a College of Education in Dass Local Government Area of the state He said the institution would be named Dass College of Education until further notice when it would be named after a patriot from the area NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bauchi Govt. to separate male, female students in Secondary Schools – Commissioner
     The Bauchi state Commissioner for Education Mr Aliyu Tilde on Friday said the state government had concluded plans to separate male and female students in secondary schools in the state He stated this while addressing newsmen after the State Executive Council SEC meeting Tilde however said the move would only be executed whenever and wherever it was possible He explained that the idea was to address moral decadence which had become prevalent among the pupils of secondary schools According to him where it is possible the students including those in the private schools would be separated whereby the males would be attending their academic activities in one institution and the females in another separate institution The commissioner further explained that where they could not be separated completely their seating arrangement would be in such a manner that the males would occupy one side of a classroom and the females at the other side of the classroom He gave an example where a class teacher caught two students while being taught in a classroom and were engaging in an immoral act The most important thing is that we don t want to undo the progress that we have made in the past on girl child education by allowing this trend to continue We came up with an idea let us extend that 1978 abrogation of core education policy to cover our day secondary schools as well wherever and whenever it is possible Wherever is possible is talking about the geography and whenever is possible is talking about the distribution in time That is maybe it is possible tomorrow or not in terms of separating them completely Wherever is possible is where perhaps we have two day secondary schools within the same vicinity we ll allocate one to girls and the other to boys he said Tilde also said that parents would be extremely happy about the move adding that even those that were reluctant to allow their wards proceed to Senior Secondary School levels would be encouraged to allow them go He added that the policy has the potential to drive retention of students in schools more than before In another development the commissioner announced that the state government had also approved the establishment of a College of Education in Dass Local Government Area of the state He said the institution would be named Dass College of Education until further notice when it would be named after a patriot from the area NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Bauchi Govt. to separate male, female students in Secondary Schools – Commissioner
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    Bauchi Govt. to separate male, female students in Secondary Schools – Commissioner

    The Bauchi state Commissioner for Education, Mr Aliyu Tilde, on Friday said the state government had concluded plans to separate male and female students in secondary schools in the state.

    He stated this while addressing newsmen after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting.

    Tilde, however, said the move would only be executed whenever and wherever it was possible.

    He explained that the idea was to address moral decadence, which had become prevalent among the pupils of secondary schools.

    According to him, where it is possible, the students, including those in the private schools would be separated whereby the males would be attending their academic activities in one institution and the females in another separate institution.

    The commissioner further explained that where they could not be separated completely, their seating arrangement would be in such a manner that the males would occupy one side of a classroom and the females at the other side of the classroom.

    He gave an example where a class teacher caught two students while being taught in a classroom and were engaging in an immoral act.

    “The most important thing is that we don’t want to undo the progress that we have made in the past on girl-child education by allowing this trend to continue.

    “We came up with an idea, let us extend that 1978 abrogation of core education policy to cover our day secondary schools as well, wherever and whenever it is possible.

    “Wherever is possible is talking about the geography and whenever is possible is talking about the distribution in time.

    That is, maybe it is possible tomorrow or not in terms of separating them completely. 

    “Wherever is possible is where perhaps we have two day secondary schools within the same vicinity, we’ll allocate one to girls and the other to boys,” he said.

    Tilde also said that parents would be extremely happy about the move, adding that even those that were reluctant to allow their wards proceed to Senior Secondary School levels, would be encouraged to allow them go.

    He added that the policy has the potential to drive retention of students in schools more than before.

    In another development, the commissioner announced that the state government had also approved the establishment of a College of Education in Dass Local Government Area of the state.

    He said the institution would be named Dass College of Education until further notice when it would be named after a patriot from the area.


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  •   Accreditation Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges ofThe Gombe State Government says it has cleared seven out of the 17 closed private colleges of health and technology in the state after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies Mr Zubairu Umar Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice who is the Chairman of the committee set up to review and revalidate such health institutions stated this at a briefing in Gombe on Monday Umar who addressed newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya said the decision to reopen the health tertiary institutions was reached at SEC He stated that the remaining 10 institutions would remain closed until the conditions for accreditation were met to ensure that only professionals were produced by the institutions He stated that the action taken by the state government to close the institutions was in the best interest of citizens of the state This government is very much concerned about the welfare and health of its citizens and that s why we took the necessary action to protect our citizenry Umar said the committee went round the 17 institutions to assess their files number of students as well as verify their facilities to ensure they were up to standard According to him the committee having assessed the status of the institutions was satisfied with the accreditation and status of seven out of the 17 sealed in March These seven institutions are Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tumfure Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe Others are Lamido School of Hygiene Liji Ummah College of Health Science and Technology Dukku International College of Health Science and Technology and Haruna Rashid College of Health Science and Technology Dukku The commissioner said the council based on the report of the committee had accepted and ordered the immediate reopening of the schools to continue their operations He however cautioned the schools to continue operations based on the courses the committee had certified to have met the requirements and not to go beyond the certified courses He added that the other 10 schools would remain closed while students of those institutions were advised to relocate to schools with licences Explaining further the state s Commissioner for Health Habu Dahiru said the parameters used by government in assessing the institutions included accreditation with regulatory bodies provision of standard structures like classrooms laboratories and demonstration rooms Dahiru listed others to include the provision of clinics library and e learning facilities as well as the environment regarding the security of students and staff He assured that the closed schools would be considered as soon as improvements on their status were made to fulfil the necessary requirements They will also get permission to operate but for now they fall short of the requirements Gombe State Government had in March shut down all private colleges of health in the state over lack of accreditation and registration The action according to the government is aimed at checkmating quackery among the health workers in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges of health
      Accreditation Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges ofThe Gombe State Government says it has cleared seven out of the 17 closed private colleges of health and technology in the state after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies Mr Zubairu Umar Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice who is the Chairman of the committee set up to review and revalidate such health institutions stated this at a briefing in Gombe on Monday Umar who addressed newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council SEC meeting presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya said the decision to reopen the health tertiary institutions was reached at SEC He stated that the remaining 10 institutions would remain closed until the conditions for accreditation were met to ensure that only professionals were produced by the institutions He stated that the action taken by the state government to close the institutions was in the best interest of citizens of the state This government is very much concerned about the welfare and health of its citizens and that s why we took the necessary action to protect our citizenry Umar said the committee went round the 17 institutions to assess their files number of students as well as verify their facilities to ensure they were up to standard According to him the committee having assessed the status of the institutions was satisfied with the accreditation and status of seven out of the 17 sealed in March These seven institutions are Fountain College of Health Science and Technology Tumfure Conformance College of Health Science and Technology Billiri Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology Gombe Others are Lamido School of Hygiene Liji Ummah College of Health Science and Technology Dukku International College of Health Science and Technology and Haruna Rashid College of Health Science and Technology Dukku The commissioner said the council based on the report of the committee had accepted and ordered the immediate reopening of the schools to continue their operations He however cautioned the schools to continue operations based on the courses the committee had certified to have met the requirements and not to go beyond the certified courses He added that the other 10 schools would remain closed while students of those institutions were advised to relocate to schools with licences Explaining further the state s Commissioner for Health Habu Dahiru said the parameters used by government in assessing the institutions included accreditation with regulatory bodies provision of standard structures like classrooms laboratories and demonstration rooms Dahiru listed others to include the provision of clinics library and e learning facilities as well as the environment regarding the security of students and staff He assured that the closed schools would be considered as soon as improvements on their status were made to fulfil the necessary requirements They will also get permission to operate but for now they fall short of the requirements Gombe State Government had in March shut down all private colleges of health in the state over lack of accreditation and registration The action according to the government is aimed at checkmating quackery among the health workers in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges of health
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    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges of health

    Accreditation: Gombe Govt reopens 7 private colleges ofThe Gombe State Government says it has cleared seven out of the 17 closed private colleges of health and technology in the state after complying with stipulated medical standards by the regulatory bodies.  

    Mr Zubairu Umar, Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice who is the Chairman of the committee set up to review and revalidate such health institutions, stated this at a briefing in Gombe on Monday.  

    Umar, who addressed newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting, presided over by Gov Inuwa Yahaya, said the decision to reopen the health tertiary institutions was reached at SEC.  

    He stated that the remaining 10 institutions would remain closed until the conditions for accreditation were met to ensure that only professionals were produced by the institutions.  

    He stated that the action taken by the state government to close the institutions was in the best interest of citizens of the state.  

    “This government is very much concerned about the welfare and health of its citizens and that’s why we took the necessary action to protect our citizenry.

    ’’   Umar said the committee went round the 17 institutions to assess their files, number of students as well as verify their facilities to ensure they were up to standard.  

    According to him, the committee, having assessed the status of the institutions, was satisfied with the accreditation and status of seven out of the 17 sealed in March.  

    “These seven institutions are Fountain College of Health Science and Technology, Tumfure; Conformance College of Health Science and Technology, Billiri; Garkuwa College of Health Science and Technology, Gombe.  

    Others are Lamido School of Hygiene, Liji; Ummah College of Health Science and Technology; Dukku International College of Health Science and Technology and Haruna Rashid College of Health Science and Technology, Dukku.

    ”   The commissioner said the council, based on the report of the committee, had accepted and ordered the immediate reopening of the schools to continue their operations.  

    He, however, cautioned the schools to continue operations based on the courses the committee had certified to have met the requirements and not to go beyond the certified courses.  

    He added that the other 10 schools would remain closed while students of those institutions were advised to relocate to schools with licences.  

    Explaining further, the state’s Commissioner for Health, Habu Dahiru, said the parameters used by government in assessing the institutions included accreditation with regulatory bodies, provision of standard structures like classrooms, laboratories and demonstration rooms.  

    Dahiru listed others to include the provision of clinics, library and e-learning facilities as well as the environment,  regarding the security of students and staff.  

    He assured that the closed schools would be considered as soon as improvements on their status were made to fulfil the necessary requirements.  

    “They will also get permission to operate but for now, they fall short of the requirements.

    ’’ Gombe State Government had in March, shut down all private colleges of health in the state over lack of accreditation and registration.

    The action, according to the government is aimed at checkmating quackery among the health workers in the state.


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  •   Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed that candidates seeking elective posts in the Jan 26 local councils poll in the state be subjected to compulsory drug test The state s Commissioner for Information Malam Muhammad Garba said this in a statement in Kano on Friday Garba said that the governor gave the directive at the State Executive Council SEC meeting on Wednesday at the Government House Kano He said that the test was part of measures aimed at ridding the state of drug abuse among political office holders Garba restated government s commitment towards checking drug abuse in the state saying that sanctions would be placed on those found with trace of illicit drug use The commissioner also said that the council approved a change of the name for the bill seeking amendment to the state Entrepreneurial and Skill Acquisition Centre law 2019 to Dangote Skills Acquisition Centre 2020 The gesture was to encourage other philanthropists to emulate Dangote s contributions towards the state economic development and empowerment of the people The bill will be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for substitution and possible passage he said According to him the council has also approved N40 598 million for maintenance works on 14 selected roads in Kano metropolis through direct labour while N43 865 million was approved as expenditure fund for the 2021 budget Garba said that N99 million was approved for the completion of an office block and other construction work at the state Qur anic and Islamiyya Schools Board He said the council also approved N11 million and another 25 million for the purchase of furniture and ICT facilities to facilitate the take off of the newly established Policy Strategy Implementation and Evaluation Directorate The commissioner said the council also approved N90 million for feeding of boarding students in 13 science and technical colleges for a period of five weeks as well as provision of hospital equipment at Dawakiji Primary Health Centre The council has given approval for the request for autonomous independent status of the state Bureau of Statistics to be directly reporting to the office of the governor in accordance with part III sub section 3 of the Kano State Law 5 2 2014 the commissioner added Edited By Shittu Obassa Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    LG Poll: Gov. Ganduje approves compulsory drug test for candidates
      Gov Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed that candidates seeking elective posts in the Jan 26 local councils poll in the state be subjected to compulsory drug test The state s Commissioner for Information Malam Muhammad Garba said this in a statement in Kano on Friday Garba said that the governor gave the directive at the State Executive Council SEC meeting on Wednesday at the Government House Kano He said that the test was part of measures aimed at ridding the state of drug abuse among political office holders Garba restated government s commitment towards checking drug abuse in the state saying that sanctions would be placed on those found with trace of illicit drug use The commissioner also said that the council approved a change of the name for the bill seeking amendment to the state Entrepreneurial and Skill Acquisition Centre law 2019 to Dangote Skills Acquisition Centre 2020 The gesture was to encourage other philanthropists to emulate Dangote s contributions towards the state economic development and empowerment of the people The bill will be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for substitution and possible passage he said According to him the council has also approved N40 598 million for maintenance works on 14 selected roads in Kano metropolis through direct labour while N43 865 million was approved as expenditure fund for the 2021 budget Garba said that N99 million was approved for the completion of an office block and other construction work at the state Qur anic and Islamiyya Schools Board He said the council also approved N11 million and another 25 million for the purchase of furniture and ICT facilities to facilitate the take off of the newly established Policy Strategy Implementation and Evaluation Directorate The commissioner said the council also approved N90 million for feeding of boarding students in 13 science and technical colleges for a period of five weeks as well as provision of hospital equipment at Dawakiji Primary Health Centre The council has given approval for the request for autonomous independent status of the state Bureau of Statistics to be directly reporting to the office of the governor in accordance with part III sub section 3 of the Kano State Law 5 2 2014 the commissioner added Edited By Shittu Obassa Ali Baba Inuwa NAN
    LG Poll: Gov. Ganduje approves compulsory drug test for candidates
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    LG Poll: Gov. Ganduje approves compulsory drug test for candidates

    Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has directed that candidates seeking elective posts in the Jan. 26, local councils poll in the state, be subjected to  compulsory drug test.

    The state’s Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba, said this in a statement in Kano on Friday.

    Garba said that the governor gave the directive at the State Executive Council (SEC) meeting on Wednesday at the Government House, Kano.

    He said that the test was part of measures aimed at ridding the state of drug abuse among political office holders.

    Garba restated government’s commitment towards checking drug abuse in the state, saying that sanctions would be placed on those found with trace of illicit drug use.

    The commissioner also said that the council approved a change of the name for the bill seeking amendment to the state Entrepreneurial and Skill Acquisition Centre law 2019 to Dangote Skills Acquisition Centre 2020.

    The gesture was to encourage other philanthropists to emulate Dangote’s contributions towards the state economic development and empowerment of the people.

    “The bill will be transmitted to the state House of Assembly for substitution and possible passage,” he said.

    According to him, the council has also approved N40.598 million for maintenance works on 14 selected roads in Kano metropolis through direct labour, while  N43.865 million was approved as expenditure fund for the 2021 budget.

    Garba said that N99 million was approved for the completion of an office block and other construction work at the state Qur’anic and Islamiyya Schools Board.

    He said the council also approved N11 million and another 25 million for the purchase of furniture and ICT facilities to facilitate the take-off of the newly established Policy Strategy, Implementation and Evaluation Directorate.

    The commissioner said the council also approved  N90 million for feeding of boarding students in 13 science and technical colleges for a period of five weeks as well as provision of hospital equipment at Dawakiji Primary Health Centre.

    “The council has given approval for the request for autonomous/independent status of the state Bureau of Statistics to be directly reporting to the office of the governor in accordance with part III sub-section (3) of the Kano State Law 5, 2 2014,”  the commissioner added.


    Edited By: Shittu Obassa/Ali Baba-Inuwa
    (NAN)

  •  The National Working Committee NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Ebonyi The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Wednesday Ologbondiyan said the constitution of the new caretaker committee was necessary following the dissolution of the State Executive Council SEC by the NWC on Tuesday He said that the decision was in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP According to Ologbondiyan Mr Fred Udeogu is the Chairman Luke Nkwegu is the Secretary and Dr Gideon Osi is Publicity Secretary Others are James Alaka Organising Secretary Mrs Amaka Igboke Women Leader Mudi Irenede Legal Adviser James Onah Assistant Secretary Monday Chukwu Treasurer and a Youth Leader whose name was given simply as Ibeshi He said that the decision of the NWC was pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the provisions of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended He called on all PDP leaders members and supporters in Ebonyi and the South East to be guided accordingly 2020Election Edited By Emmanuel Nwoye Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    PDP constitutes Ebonyi caretaker committee
     The National Working Committee NWC of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Ebonyi The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary Mr Kola Ologbondiyan in Abuja on Wednesday Ologbondiyan said the constitution of the new caretaker committee was necessary following the dissolution of the State Executive Council SEC by the NWC on Tuesday He said that the decision was in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP According to Ologbondiyan Mr Fred Udeogu is the Chairman Luke Nkwegu is the Secretary and Dr Gideon Osi is Publicity Secretary Others are James Alaka Organising Secretary Mrs Amaka Igboke Women Leader Mudi Irenede Legal Adviser James Onah Assistant Secretary Monday Chukwu Treasurer and a Youth Leader whose name was given simply as Ibeshi He said that the decision of the NWC was pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the provisions of the PDP Constitution 2017 as amended He called on all PDP leaders members and supporters in Ebonyi and the South East to be guided accordingly 2020Election Edited By Emmanuel Nwoye Donald Ugwu Source NAN
    PDP constitutes Ebonyi caretaker committee
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    PDP constitutes Ebonyi caretaker committee

    The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a state caretaker committee to pilot the affairs of the party in Ebonyi.The party said this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Wednesday.Ologbondiyan said the constitution of the new caretaker committee, was necessary following the dissolution of the State Executive Council (SEC) by the NWC on Tuesday.He said that the decision was in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP.According to Ologbondiyan, Mr Fred Udeogu is the Chairman, Luke Nkwegu is the Secretary and Dr Gideon Osi is Publicity Secretary.Others are James Alaka, Organising Secretary; Mrs Amaka Igboke, Women Leader; Mudi Irenede, Legal Adviser; James Onah, Assistant Secretary; Monday Chukwu, Treasurer; and a Youth Leader whose name was given simply as Ibeshi.He said that the decision of the NWC was pursuant to the powers conferred on it by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended).He called on all PDP leaders, members and supporters in Ebonyi and the South East to be guided accordingly.#2020ElectionEdited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Donald Ugwu Source: NAN

  •   The national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ on Friday gave its backing to the Caretaker Committee constituted for the Lagos State Council of the union following botched election on Thursday The NUJ made known its position in a letter signed by its Assistant National Secretary Mudat Joseph addressed to the Vice President Zone B and copied the Caretaker Committee Credential Committee and all Lagos Chapels Following the stalemate in the Lagos State council election of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ on 5th November 2020 the National Secretariat has endorsed the caretaker committee set up in line with Article 5C 9c of the NUJ Constitution The caretaker committee members are to liaise with the existing Credentials Committee to ensure smooth and credible election The caretaker committee is also directed to call for a congress on the 14th November 2020 to resolve issues associated with the list of delegates and fix a date for the election Joseph said The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that a special State Executive Council SEC meeting comprising all Chairmen and Secretaries of various Chapels of the NUJ Lagos State Council on Thursday constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the union The virtual meeting which produced the committee came after the 2020 NUJ Delegates Conference and Election was scuttled by aggrieved loyalists of outgone chairman Dr Qasim Akinreti who is seeking re election The five member committee led by Mr Wale Akodu the Chairman Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel has Mr Sola Taiwo of Daar Communications as its Secretary Other members of the committee include Mr Solomon Nwoke of Vanguard Chapel Mrs Kemi Ishola of Lagos Television Chapel and Mr Chiedu Ometere of NTA The National Officers who presided over the SEC meeting were Mrs Cosmas Oni the NUJ Vice President B Zone Mr Michael Gbolagunte the NUJ Secretary B Zone Mr Sylva Okereke NUJ National Trustee and Mr Akorede Opeyemi Assistant National Secretary of the NUJ NAN reports that there was a mild drama on Thursday at the 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference and Elections of the NUJ Lagos State Council as it was halted midway The election which was initially scheduled for Sept 29 was postponed to Oct 20 due to the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC It was similarly postponed for a second time due to the recent EndSARS protests Although it was rescheduled for Thursday Nov 5 midway into the exercise the Chairman Lagos NUJ 2020 Credentials Committee Mr Debo Adeniji announced the suspension of the election citing security reasons Some alleged hired thugs backing the outgone chairman began to cause commotion at the venue in an attempt to disrupt the voting process The election was however underway under the security watch of combined detachments of the police the Department of State Service and OP MESA operatives before it was disrupted Hundreds of journalists left the Blue Roof Lagos Television venue of the election disappointed blaming the out gone chairman for the debacle NAN reports that the tenure of the outgone executive had expired on Sept 29 2020 Akinreti and his loyalists had cast aspersion on the first verification exercise conducted by the Credentials Committee for the election and the second verification conducted by the National body citing disenfranchisement Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    Botched election: NUJ national body okays Caretaker Committee for Lagos Council
      The national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ on Friday gave its backing to the Caretaker Committee constituted for the Lagos State Council of the union following botched election on Thursday The NUJ made known its position in a letter signed by its Assistant National Secretary Mudat Joseph addressed to the Vice President Zone B and copied the Caretaker Committee Credential Committee and all Lagos Chapels Following the stalemate in the Lagos State council election of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ on 5th November 2020 the National Secretariat has endorsed the caretaker committee set up in line with Article 5C 9c of the NUJ Constitution The caretaker committee members are to liaise with the existing Credentials Committee to ensure smooth and credible election The caretaker committee is also directed to call for a congress on the 14th November 2020 to resolve issues associated with the list of delegates and fix a date for the election Joseph said The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that a special State Executive Council SEC meeting comprising all Chairmen and Secretaries of various Chapels of the NUJ Lagos State Council on Thursday constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the union The virtual meeting which produced the committee came after the 2020 NUJ Delegates Conference and Election was scuttled by aggrieved loyalists of outgone chairman Dr Qasim Akinreti who is seeking re election The five member committee led by Mr Wale Akodu the Chairman Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel has Mr Sola Taiwo of Daar Communications as its Secretary Other members of the committee include Mr Solomon Nwoke of Vanguard Chapel Mrs Kemi Ishola of Lagos Television Chapel and Mr Chiedu Ometere of NTA The National Officers who presided over the SEC meeting were Mrs Cosmas Oni the NUJ Vice President B Zone Mr Michael Gbolagunte the NUJ Secretary B Zone Mr Sylva Okereke NUJ National Trustee and Mr Akorede Opeyemi Assistant National Secretary of the NUJ NAN reports that there was a mild drama on Thursday at the 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference and Elections of the NUJ Lagos State Council as it was halted midway The election which was initially scheduled for Sept 29 was postponed to Oct 20 due to the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC It was similarly postponed for a second time due to the recent EndSARS protests Although it was rescheduled for Thursday Nov 5 midway into the exercise the Chairman Lagos NUJ 2020 Credentials Committee Mr Debo Adeniji announced the suspension of the election citing security reasons Some alleged hired thugs backing the outgone chairman began to cause commotion at the venue in an attempt to disrupt the voting process The election was however underway under the security watch of combined detachments of the police the Department of State Service and OP MESA operatives before it was disrupted Hundreds of journalists left the Blue Roof Lagos Television venue of the election disappointed blaming the out gone chairman for the debacle NAN reports that the tenure of the outgone executive had expired on Sept 29 2020 Akinreti and his loyalists had cast aspersion on the first verification exercise conducted by the Credentials Committee for the election and the second verification conducted by the National body citing disenfranchisement Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    Botched election: NUJ national body okays Caretaker Committee for Lagos Council
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    Botched election: NUJ national body okays Caretaker Committee for Lagos Council

    The national body of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Friday gave its backing to the Caretaker Committee constituted for the Lagos State Council of the union following botched election on Thursday.

    The NUJ made known its position in a letter signed by its Assistant National Secretary, Mudat Joseph, addressed to the Vice President, Zone B and copied the Caretaker Committee, Credential Committee and all Lagos Chapels.

    “Following the stalemate in the Lagos State council election of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on 5th November, 2020, the National Secretariat has endorsed the caretaker committee set up in line with Article 5C (9c) of the NUJ Constitution.

    “The caretaker committee members are to liaise with the existing Credentials Committee to ensure smooth and credible election.

    “The caretaker committee is also directed to call for a congress on the 14th November, 2020, to resolve issues associated with the-list of delegates and fix a date for the election,” Joseph said.

    The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that a special State Executive Council (SEC) meeting comprising all Chairmen and Secretaries of various Chapels of the NUJ Lagos State Council on Thursday constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the union.

    The virtual meeting, which produced the committee, came after the 2020 NUJ Delegates Conference and Election was scuttled by aggrieved loyalists of outgone chairman, Dr Qasim Akinreti, who is seeking re-election.

    The five-member committee, led by Mr Wale Akodu, the Chairman, Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel, has Mr Sola Taiwo of Daar Communications, as its Secretary.

    Other members of the committee include Mr Solomon Nwoke of Vanguard Chapel, Mrs Kemi Ishola of Lagos Television Chapel and Mr Chiedu Ometere of NTA.

    The National Officers who presided over the SEC meeting were Mrs Cosmas Oni, the NUJ Vice President, B Zone, Mr Michael Gbolagunte, the NUJ Secretary, B Zone, Mr Sylva Okereke NUJ National Trustee and Mr Akorede Opeyemi – Assistant National Secretary of the NUJ.

    NAN reports that there was a mild drama on Thursday at the 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference and Elections of the NUJ, Lagos State Council, as it was halted midway.

    The election, which was initially scheduled for Sept. 29, was postponed to Oct. 20, due to the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). It was similarly postponed for a second time due to the recent #EndSARS protests.

    Although it was rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, midway into the exercise, the Chairman, Lagos NUJ 2020 Credentials Committee, Mr Debo Adeniji, announced the suspension of the election, citing security reasons.

    Some alleged hired thugs backing the outgone chairman began to cause commotion at the venue in an attempt to disrupt the voting process.

    The election was, however, underway under the security watch of combined detachments of the police, the Department of State Service and OP MESA operatives before it was disrupted.

    Hundreds of journalists left the Blue Roof, Lagos Television-venue of the election disappointed, blaming the out-gone chairman for the debacle.

    NAN reports that the tenure of the outgone executive had expired on Sept 29, 2020.

    Akinreti and his loyalists had cast aspersion on the first verification exercise conducted by the Credentials Committee for the election and the second verification conducted by the National body, citing disenfranchisement.


    Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
    Source: NAN

  •   A special State Executive Council SEC meeting comprising all Chairmen and Secretaries of various Chapels of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Lagos State Council has constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the union including conducting a new election The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the virtual meeting which produced the committee came after the 2020 NUJ Delegates Conference and Election was scuttled by aggrieved loyalists of outgone chairman Dr Qasim Akinreti who is seeking re election The five member committee led by Mr Wale Akodu the Chairman Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel has Mr Sola Taiwo of Daar Communications as its Secretary Other members of the committee include Mr Solomon Nwoke of Vanguard Chapel Mrs Kemi Ishola of Lagos Television Chapel and Mr Chiedu Ometere of NTA The National Officers who presided over the SEC meeting were Mrs Cosmas Oni the NUJ Vice President B Zone Mr Michael Gbolagunte the NUJ Secretary B Zone Mr Sylva Okereke NUN National Trustee and Mr Akorede Opeyemi Assistant National Secretary of the NUJ The Caretaker Committee has three weeks to ensure the successful conduct of another election NAN reports that there was a mild drama on Thursday at the 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference and Elections of the NUJ Lagos State Council as it was halted midway The election which was initially scheduled for Sept 29 2020 was postponed to Oct 20 2020 due to the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC It was similarly postponed for a second time due to the recent EndSARS protests Although it was rescheduled for Thursday Nov 5 2020 midway into the exercise the Chairman Lagos NUJ 2020 Credentials Committee Mr Debo Adeniji announced the suspension of the election citing security reasons Some alleged hired thugs backing the outgoing chairman began to cause commotion at the venue in an attempt to disrupt the voting process The election however still commenced with members of the Vanguard and the Sun newspapers casting their ballots under the security watch of the combined detachments of the police the Department of State Security Service and OP MESA operatives of the military before proceedings were disrupted as many top management staff of various media and other journalists left disappointed
    Lagos NUJ constitutes Caretaker Committee following botched elections
      A special State Executive Council SEC meeting comprising all Chairmen and Secretaries of various Chapels of the Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Lagos State Council has constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the union including conducting a new election The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the virtual meeting which produced the committee came after the 2020 NUJ Delegates Conference and Election was scuttled by aggrieved loyalists of outgone chairman Dr Qasim Akinreti who is seeking re election The five member committee led by Mr Wale Akodu the Chairman Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel has Mr Sola Taiwo of Daar Communications as its Secretary Other members of the committee include Mr Solomon Nwoke of Vanguard Chapel Mrs Kemi Ishola of Lagos Television Chapel and Mr Chiedu Ometere of NTA The National Officers who presided over the SEC meeting were Mrs Cosmas Oni the NUJ Vice President B Zone Mr Michael Gbolagunte the NUJ Secretary B Zone Mr Sylva Okereke NUN National Trustee and Mr Akorede Opeyemi Assistant National Secretary of the NUJ The Caretaker Committee has three weeks to ensure the successful conduct of another election NAN reports that there was a mild drama on Thursday at the 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference and Elections of the NUJ Lagos State Council as it was halted midway The election which was initially scheduled for Sept 29 2020 was postponed to Oct 20 2020 due to the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC It was similarly postponed for a second time due to the recent EndSARS protests Although it was rescheduled for Thursday Nov 5 2020 midway into the exercise the Chairman Lagos NUJ 2020 Credentials Committee Mr Debo Adeniji announced the suspension of the election citing security reasons Some alleged hired thugs backing the outgoing chairman began to cause commotion at the venue in an attempt to disrupt the voting process The election however still commenced with members of the Vanguard and the Sun newspapers casting their ballots under the security watch of the combined detachments of the police the Department of State Security Service and OP MESA operatives of the military before proceedings were disrupted as many top management staff of various media and other journalists left disappointed
    Lagos NUJ constitutes Caretaker Committee following botched elections
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    Lagos NUJ constitutes Caretaker Committee following botched elections

    A special State Executive Council (SEC) meeting comprising all Chairmen and Secretaries of various Chapels of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Lagos State Council has constituted a Caretaker Committee to pilot the affairs of the union, including conducting a new election.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the virtual meeting, which produced the committee, came after the 2020 NUJ Delegates Conference and Election was scuttled by aggrieved loyalists of outgone chairman, Dr Qasim Akinreti, who is seeking re-election.

    The five-member committee, led by Mr Wale Akodu, the Chairman, Lagos State Ministry of Information Chapel, has Mr Sola Taiwo of Daar Communications, as its Secretary.

    Other members of the committee include Mr Solomon Nwoke of Vanguard Chapel, Mrs Kemi Ishola of Lagos Television Chapel and Mr Chiedu Ometere of NTA.

    The National Officers who presided over the SEC meeting were Mrs Cosmas Oni, the NUJ Vice President, B Zone, Mr Michael Gbolagunte, the NUJ Secretary, B Zone, Mr Sylva Okereke NUN National Trustee and Mr Akorede Opeyemi – Assistant National Secretary of the NUJ.

    The Caretaker Committee has three weeks to ensure the successful conduct of another election.

    NAN reports that there was a mild drama on Thursday at the 2020 Triennial Delegates Conference and Elections of the NUJ, Lagos State Council, as it was halted midway.

    The election, which was initially scheduled for Sept. 29, 2020, was postponed to Oct. 20,2020 due to the planned nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). It was similarly postponed for a second time due to the recent #EndSARS protests.

    Although it was rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, midway into the exercise, the Chairman, Lagos NUJ 2020 Credentials Committee, Mr Debo Adeniji, announced the suspension of the election citing security reasons.

    Some alleged hired thugs backing the outgoing chairman began to cause commotion at the venue in an attempt to disrupt the voting process.

    The election, however, still commenced with members of the Vanguard and the Sun newspapers casting their ballots under the security watch of the combined detachments of the police, the Department of State Security Service and OP MESA operatives of the military, before proceedings were disrupted as many top management staff of various media and other journalists left disappointed.

  •  The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Yobe State Council on Saturday constituted a five man electoral committee to conduct its forthcoming elections scheduled for Nov 30 Announcement of the constitution of the committee is contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Secretary of the council Hajiya Aishatu Tijjani in Damaturu She said the committee was constituted during a meeting of the State Executive Council SEC held on Saturday and chaired by the outgoing Chairman of the council Alhaji Yusuf Isa Tijjani said the committee would be chaired by Hauwa Nafuta of Yobe Television while Ahmed Abba of the News Agency of Nigeria would serve as secretary The scribe said other members of the committee are Ibrahim Saleh Information Chapel Baba Adamu Nigeria Television Authority and Ali Yawale of Yobe broadcasting Corporation She said Isa also the Ag General Manager Yobe Television directed the committee to conduct the election within six weeks as required by the NUJ constitution Tijjani said the committee would be inaugurated on Monday October 19
    Yobe NUJ constitutes credentials committee to conduct elections
     The Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ Yobe State Council on Saturday constituted a five man electoral committee to conduct its forthcoming elections scheduled for Nov 30 Announcement of the constitution of the committee is contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Secretary of the council Hajiya Aishatu Tijjani in Damaturu She said the committee was constituted during a meeting of the State Executive Council SEC held on Saturday and chaired by the outgoing Chairman of the council Alhaji Yusuf Isa Tijjani said the committee would be chaired by Hauwa Nafuta of Yobe Television while Ahmed Abba of the News Agency of Nigeria would serve as secretary The scribe said other members of the committee are Ibrahim Saleh Information Chapel Baba Adamu Nigeria Television Authority and Ali Yawale of Yobe broadcasting Corporation She said Isa also the Ag General Manager Yobe Television directed the committee to conduct the election within six weeks as required by the NUJ constitution Tijjani said the committee would be inaugurated on Monday October 19
    Yobe NUJ constitutes credentials committee to conduct elections
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    Yobe NUJ constitutes credentials committee to conduct elections

    The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Yobe State Council, on Saturday constituted a five-man electoral committee to conduct its forthcoming elections scheduled for Nov. 30.

    Announcement of the  constitution of the committee is contained in a statement signed by the Assistant Secretary of the council, Hajiya Aishatu Tijjani, in Damaturu.

    She said the committee was constituted during a meeting of the State Executive Council (SEC) held on Saturday, and chaired by the outgoing Chairman of the council, Alhaji Yusuf Isa.

    Tijjani said the committee would be chaired by Hauwa Nafuta of Yobe Television, while Ahmed Abba of the News Agency of Nigeria would serve as secretary.

    The scribe said other members of the committee are Ibrahim Saleh, Information Chapel; Baba Adamu, Nigeria Television Authority and Ali Yawale of Yobe broadcasting Corporation.

    She said Isa, also the Ag General Manager, Yobe Television, directed the committee to conduct the election within six weeks as required by the NUJ constitution.

    Tijjani said the committee would be inaugurated on Monday, October 19.

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