Taraba Acting Gov Sacks 24 Special Advisers
The Taraba State acting governor, Alhaji Garba Umar, has sacked 24 special advisers to the state government and appointed 24 new ones.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Garvey Yawe, and made available to newsmen on Monday, in Jalingo.
According to the statement, Mr Abba Akawu is the Special Adviser on Inter-Governmental Affairs, Mr Oliver Suleiman; Labour Matters while Alhaji Barshir Marafa, Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs.
Others are; Sen. Ibrahim Goje, Political Affairs, Dr Yushau Ahmed, Border Community Development Agency; Mr Atem Ansho, Tourism; Alhaji Adamu Danjuma, SEMA and David Irande, Primary Education.
The governor also appointed Hajiya Maryam Zubairu as Special Adviser on students and the Physically Challenged, Atiku Umar, Security and Mrs Ankye Abada,Women Affairs.
Mr Emmanuel Nwunuke, Urban Infrastructure; Mr Buba Madugu, Commerce and Industries; Alhaji Muntari Garba, Science, Technical and Higher Education; Mr Orbee Uchiv, Government and Project Monitoring.
The statement directed all the advisers who were sacked to hand over government property in their possession to appropriate government officials immediately.Add a comment
2015 Election: Jonathan Wins Eligibility Suit
A Nigerian Federal High Court in Kaduna on Monday struck out a suit challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest the 2015 general election.
It was the second court case designed to stop Jonathan from contesting the election.
The suit, instituted by Shuaibu Lili and one other, had sought a declaration barring the president from contesting the 2015 presidential election.
Counsel to the plaintiffs, Mohammed Ibrahim, had argued that Jonathan haven been sworn twice into office as president has no constitutional right to contest for the post again.
He cited Sections 145, 142 and 146 of the Constitution which limits the tenure of the president and governors to a maximum of eight years. Add a comment
Breaking: Delta Speaker Resigns
The Speaker of the Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Honourable Victor Onyekachi Ochei, 45, has resigned from office. His resignation takes effect on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, media can authoritative report.
Ochei, one of the leading aspirants from Delta North Senatorial District seeking to succeed incumbent Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan in 2015, but has not formally declared his ambition, weekend informed the governor of his decision to step down from office citing “personal reasons”, according to sources familiar with the development.
His letter of resignation which he handed to Governor Uduaghan has been transferred to the Deputy Speaker, Rt. Honourable Basil Ganagana.
Meanwhile, THEWILL can exclusively report that key leaders of the Assembly as well as the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state met on Sunday night with Governor Uduaghan where Honourable Peter Onwusanya, a first term assemblyman and the Deputy Majority Whip, was chosen to succeed Ochei. Add a comment
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Nigerian teenager stabbed, burnt to death in Russia
Tears flowed uncontrollably when the Samson family received the news that their 17-year-old daughter, Forester Samson was stabbed to death in far away Moscow, the capital of Russia.
Media gathered that she was murdered by yet-to-be-identified Russian gangsters. According to a family source, the perpetrators went further to lock her body in a room and set it ablaze. Though, the police took her to the hospital, it was rather futile.
The source revealed that Forester was sponsored abroad by one Mercy who is suspected to be trafficking Nigerian girls on the promise that she would assist them with decent jobs in Russia. The teenager without hesitation, but with the approval of her mother jumped at the offer with high hopes.
According to the deceased’s elder sister, Sonia Samson, they got a call from Mercy, on Tuesday March 4, 2014 that Forester had died in an inferno. She added that the family was later told that Forester was stabbed before being set ablaze. Add a comment
PDM Shuns Atiku - Rejects Requests To Collapse Party Structure Into APC.
The political associates of Shehu Musa Yar’Adua have resisted the directive of the All Progressive Congress (APC) chieftain and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, that the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) as a political party should collapse its entire machinery into the APC.
It was reliably gathered that Yar’Adua’s political associates that eventually formed the PDM, in refusing to collapse the party into the APC, would commence a manual registration of members on Monday March 17.
THISDAY was informed that the decision to call the bluff was because of the refusal of Atiku, on the advice of the top echelon of the APC, to grant them financial succour that would enable the Yar’Adua associates commence manual registration of members.
Inside PDM top sources told THISDAY that Atiku had promised that he would fund the PDM registration of members, when the former vice president was informed that the Yar’adua associates was able to register three million members online. Add a comment
Breaking News: Boko Haram Strikes Again In Maiduguri
At least three large explosions were reported in the attack with gunshots which has lasted over 30 minutes rocking the air.
Although, no immediate confirmation has been made, report said the attack which is still ongoing as at the time of this report is at the Giwa barrack in Maiduguri.
It is not immediate clear if there are casualty in the attack or the extent of the casualty if any, but residents who witnessed the attack said the military engaged the insurgents in a gun battle.
The insurgent who eye witnesses also said attacked locations around the University of Maiduguri engaged men of the Nigeria military stationed within and around the university premises in a gun duel. Add a comment