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ICPC under fire over digital switchover allegation

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ICPC under fire over digital switchover allegation

An alliance of common society associations has charged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission, ICPC, of ineptitude and participating in media preliminary and modest coercion in an offer “to blackmail cash from agents” following its case that Pinnacle Communication Ltd provided inadequate hardware/restored materials for the Digital Switch Over, DSO, subsequent to being paid N2.5 billion seed concede.

The alliance talked following the counter join organization’s contribution of Pinnacle Communication in the fizzled departure of DSO destinations chipped away at by ITS in Ilorin, Oshogbo, Enugu and Jos.

The Competent Government for Accountability, CGACT President, Comrade Omoba Micheal, Deputy President Urhobo of the South Youth Mission, SSYPM, Amb. Omoba Micheal and the Executive Director of Beyond Boundaries Legacy Leadership Initiative, BBLLI, Comrade Omaga E. Daniel, in a joint proclamation, clarified that Pinnacle Communication just took a shot at the Kaduna site which was charged by Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed 25 December, 2017 after the national dispatch of the DSO by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on 22 December, 2016 utilizing Pinnacle offices in Mpape, Abuja.

Focusing on that there were no issues with the two locales Pinnacle Communication took a shot at, the alliance clarified that the N2.5 billion was installment for an occupation very much done and dispatched by the Nigerian government as the installment came a half year after Pinnacle had executed their piece of the activity 100 percent.

While blaming ICPC’s charge that the N2.5 billion seed give was illicitly paid to Pinnacle Communication, the CSOs said the White Paper stipulated that the NBC should do everything workable for ITS and Pinnacle to have a dimension play area since “ITS as of now has 157 telecom establishments crosswise over Nigeria by means of NTA. Giving ITS N1.77 billion naira while zenith who has zero communicated establishments from NTA was all the while giving 2.5 billion naira both in dollar proportional is certainly not a reasonable arrangement. What’s more, this are a portion of the irregularities that made zenith Communication to sue NBC to court”.

“That in the wake of paying the total of 650 million naira to the Federal Government as authorizing charge so they can qualify as second sign wholesaler still they are not getting all the fundamental help from NBC. So where is the lawlessness coming from as indicated by ICPC?

“Zenith Communication Ltd has met its commitments and if ICPC has done its examinations completely they would have known this as opposed to squandering their time and citizens cash endeavoring to discolor the picture of an association and that of the administrator who ought to be praised for work very much done”.

The CSOs, while encouraging the counter join commission to limit its media authorities from deceiving the general population so as not to discolor the picture of good natured Nigerians in the private segment, required an absolute upgrade of the ICPC, which they said goofed amid the questioning procedure in court by one of the commission’s own observers, Mr Charles Adama that what truly grabbed ICPC’s eye towards the Pinnacle manager was his altruistic exercises.

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Buhari approves new appointment

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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

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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

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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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