Except if the All Progressives Congress (APC) finds a way to determine the heightening emergency in its Bayelsa and Kogi States branches, it may chance a rehash of the misfortunes it endured in Zamfara and the River States in the last broad decision, GISTOK learned at the end of the week.
The gathering had missed out in the National Assembly, governorship and state get together challenges held before in the year in Zamfara and Rivers States because of unmanageable contrasts among its individuals, which wound up in different court prosecutions. At last, the Supreme Court revoked the gathering’s primaries in the two states, bringing about triumphs for the applicants of their principle contender, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
As indicated by GISTOK sources, the emergency in the gathering’s branches in Bayelsa and Kogi has made it hard to concur on a timetable of primaries for the governorship race in the two states previously slated for November 16 by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC). INEC had declared the date on May 16 with a solicitation that every ideological group planning to partake in the challenge should record their timetable of exercises.
As per the revised INEC timetable and calendar of exercises for the governorship decision, the primaries of the gatherings are relied upon to hold between August 18 and September 5, as per segment 30 (1) of the Electoral Act 2010 as altered. Inconsistency with the INEC’s order, the PDP in a letter dated May 21, pulled out to INEC of its timetable. The gathering said it would direct its ward congresses in the two states on August 22, the nearby government congresses on August 26 and the selection of their applicants on September 3.
As per an INEC source, “the PDP is sorted out and prepared yet the decision party (APC) individuals are caught up with battling among themselves. We host not heard anything from the get-together, but rather we are viewing. Any name submitted without experiencing tenable primaries will finish up with the Zamfara situation for which they are mishandling INEC.”
Commission to Test Seizure of Okorocha’s Certificate of Return up to S’Court The source additionally said the commission would not give previous Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, his declaration of return as a representative choose except if constrained by the court to do as such. He gave a notice that INEC was prepared to seek after the issue up to the Supreme Court.
Okorocha had moved toward the court for alleviation following INEC’s refusal to discharge his endorsement of profit for the ground that his revelation as the victor of the senatorial decision was done under coercion. The source said the commission would utilize the Okorocha case to test the law since this was not the first occasion when it would occur, and that is expected to stop so it would not turn into the standard.
The authority said there was a similar case in Bayelsa in 2015 in the race to the state House of Assembly when a competitor constrained a returning officer to announce him victor by pointing a firearm at his head. The then INEC administrator, Prof. Attahiru Jega, he stated, would not give the individual an endorsement of return.
The oppressed hopeful, in the long run, won his case at the intrigue council after Jega had left, compelling the occupant INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmud Yakubu, to give him his testament of return. “We need to test this case up to the Supreme Court to know the situation of the law on this issue. The possibility that anyone can compel an appointive officer to announce result under pressure is unsuitable. We should put a conclusion to such wickedness,” the source expressed.
Buhari approves new appointment
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.
Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel
The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.
The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”
He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.
Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.
He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.
“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”
He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.
“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”
Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”
He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.
We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths
After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.
While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.
The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.
“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.
“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.
“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.
“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.
“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.
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