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Expectations High over Presidential Appointments as Buhari Returns



There are elevated requirements by Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari, who came back to the nation yesterday from Makkah, Saudi Arabia, where he went to a gathering of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), would start to name the vital associates that would help him superintend his organization, whose new term started last Wednesday.

The president had flown out of the nation daily after his introduction to go to the OIC meeting, which drew a rush of debate from faultfinders who felt it could abuse Nigeria’s mainstream quality.

The trek postponed the declaration of critical helpers that would work with the president, raising uneasiness that he may slow down about picking his key staff. Buhari had revealed to GISTOK a year ago in a well-promoted meet that he would get down to business with the arrangement of assistants and priest dissimilar to his first residency when it took him a long time to do.

In any case, in a pre-debut meeting circulated by the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) a week ago, the president said he had not talked about encounters with anybody, arguing to be trusted to name believable Nigerians into his bureau. Five days after his initiation, no arrangement has been reported while a portion of his assistants, whose residency had statutorily terminated, are still in office.

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In his first term, Buhari made his first arrangement on the third day of initiation, naming Mr. Femi Adesina and Malam Garba Shehu as extraordinary counsel and senior unique right hand on Media and Publicity separately. He likewise appointed Mr. Lawal Kazaure as the State Chief of Protocol (SCOP). No other arrangement was made again until a quarter of a year later, when he named Malam Abba Kyari as his head of staff on August 27, 2015. An additional three months would slip by before the president sent the names of his pastors to the National Assembly for screening.

In any case, the president had guaranteed differently that this time around, he would make scurry. With his arrival to the nation yesterday, everyone’s eyes are on him to make the scramble he had guaranteed even as Presidential Villa sources guaranteed GISTOK yesterday that the president was set to start to name his initially set of representatives. In any case, a portion of his assistants has kept on working in their previous limit, a sign that the president may hold them.

Sources said the previous evening that excepting any very late difference at the top of the priority list, Buhari might hold Kyari, Adesina, Shehu and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha. Shehu had a week ago issued the announcement reporting Buhari’s Saudi Arabia’s trek and was a piece of the presidential company to the fourteenth session of the OIC gathering.

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Kyari was additionally among top government authorities who got the president at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on his landing from Saudi Arabia.On his part, Adesina issued an announcement yesterday where the president mourned with two individuals from the Coalition of Buhari/Osinbajo Movement (COBOM), Mr. Akan Ebenezer and Chief Charles Azubuike Nwora Ojukwu, who kicked the bucket as of late.

Every one of the helpers the president selected in his first residency has stopped to be in the office by the states of administration in their letters of arrangement. They served at the delight of the president and had their method ended at the termination of his residency. “Anybody following up in the interest of the president now without a crisp letter of arrangement does as such unlawfully,” a legal counselor acquainted with the principles disclosed to GISTOK the previous evening.

While Buhari has the outright privilege to choose individual associates without meeting with anybody, the 1999 Constitution (as corrected), expects him to apply to the Senate for endorsement of several extraordinary consultants that would work with him. The arrangement of pastors and other comparable political methods, including sheets and ambassadorial, generally requires broad discussions with the gathering and different partners and would need to go to the Senate for endorsement.

This, official sources, the state may delineate the longing of the president to act all the more rapidly.At the point when reached the previous evening on when the president was probably going to report his initially set of arrangements, Adesina disclosed to GISTOK that he couldn’t state as no one but Buhari could establish that. Buhari Returns to Abuja from OIC Summit in Saudi Arabia

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In the meantime, Buhari the previous evening came back to Abuja from Makkah in Saudi Arabia, where he partook in the fourteenth summit of the OIC. Buhari, who left Nigeria on Thursday, was gotten at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport by Kyari and other top government authorities. At the summit held with the subject, “Makkah al-Mukarramah Summit: Hand in Hand toward the Future,” Buhari in his location, pushed the requirement for part nations to join together and cooperate to battle usual difficulties, for example, fear mongering and savage radicalism.

He likewise peddled help for the revive of Lake Chad and expressed gratitude toward OIC for its support for different activities in Nigeria, for example, the second Niger Bridge. While holding a reciprocal gathering with President Idris Deby Itno of Chad Republic on the sidelines of the meeting in Makkah, Buhari disclosed to Itno that it was the ideal opportunity for “another path forward that expels the danger of fear-based oppression from Lake Chad sub-district.” The two chiefs consented to think on a technique went for ensuring proceeded with the fight against fear-based oppression until the hazard is finished.

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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.

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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.

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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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