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I need more time to disclose spending on security votes, Al-Makura tells SERAP



The legislative head of Nasarawa State, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has reacted to a Freedom of Information demand by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) and asked “for additional time inside which to gather and give subtleties on the spending by the State on security cast a ballot, as this will require over 7 days to process given that the data being mentioned covers a time of eight years.

” Gov. Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa State This advancement was uncovered today in an announcement by SERAP agent executive Kolawole Oluwadare. The senator’s reaction pursued FOI demands SERAP sent a month ago to him and 35 other state governors just as President Muhammadu Buhari, requesting that they: “give data on explicit subtleties of spending of appropriated open assets as security cast a ballot somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2019, given the present security substances in the nation.

” The letter with reference number NS/MOJ/ADM/108/VOL1/65, and sent in the interest of representative Al-Makura by the Nasarawa State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, read to some extent: “I allude to your letter dated twelfth April 2019 mentioning data on the spending of security cast a ballot by Nasarawa State between 2011 to date. I am coordinated to attract your regard for the way that the data being mentioned covers a time of eight years and will require over seven days to process. We will return to you when the data is prepared.

” Responding, SERAP stated: “Thank you for your letter and communicated duty to uncover subtleties of security cast a ballot spending by your State. We ask you to fast track the procedure to guarantee that the data is sent to us before the termination of your term on 29th May 2019.

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This would be an ideal separating blessing to the general population of Nasarawa, and demonstrate the path for 35 other state governors and the national government that has flopped, up until now, to react to the FOI demands on security cast a ballot spending.

” SERAP’s reaction dated seventeenth May 2019 and sent to senator Al-Makura, read to a limited extent: “In light of your solicitation, SERAP is glad to stretch out the period inside which to give the mentioned data.

We would be thankful if the data is presently given to us inside seven days of the receipt as well as the distribution of this reaction, falling flat which SERAP will make all proper, lawful move to urge Nasarawa state to agree to our solicitation.

” It would be reviewed that SERAP in April sent separate FOI solicitations to 36 state governors and Mr. Buhari, expressing that: “We need the data to decide whether open assets intended to give security and guarantee regard and insurance of the rights to life, physical honesty, and freedom of Nigerians have been spent for this reason.

Our solicitation is restricted to subtleties of unmistakable, explicit safety efforts and tasks executed and does exclude spending on knowledge activities.

” System disappointment, delays, different hitches deface JAMB tests SERAP’s FOI solicitations to the 36 state governors, and the central government read to a limited extent: “‘Section 14(2)(b) of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution (as corrected) gives that the security and welfare of the general population will be the basic role of government.

‘ It is the security of the residents that is planned and not the security of select people in open office. Straightforwardness and responsibility in the spending of security cast a ballot are imperative to completely execute this obligation forced on both the central and State governments.

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” Herdsmen assault: I lost a pregnant girl, three others, says injured individual “We are worried that as opposed to serving the natives, the allocation of open assets as security cast a ballot throughout the years would appear to serve high-positioning government authorities at all dimensions—bureaucratic and states.

We are additionally worried that the act of security cast a ballot endows optional forces to spend huge open assets on certain chosen open authorities who might not have any thought of operational issues on security matters.” “SERAP urges you to open up on the issue and give data and records as mentioned.

This will be one positive development. Except if the data is earnestly given, Nigerians will keep on observing the assignment of open assets as security cast a ballot and the standardization of this money in ‘Ghana Must Go packs’ training as an apparatus for self-improvement.

” “The most universally useful of State influence is to give security to natives and different inhabitants and to empower them to lead an actual existence that is important to them.

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In any case, the developing dimension of frailty, savagery, kidnappings, and killings in Zamfara State and different pieces of Nigeria recommend that successive governments—at both administrative and state levels—have been reluctant or unfit to execute this central protected duty attractively.

” “SERAP trusts that by giving the data, your legislature would help put a conclusion to any intimation that security cast a ballot are spent on political exercises, mishandled or stolen. This would thus add to better open doors for natives to survey the dimension of spending and duty of successive governments to guarantee the security of lives and property of the general population.”

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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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