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Why Anambra electorates voted APGA, Soludo- ABS boss

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Uche Nworah

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Dr. Uche Nworah, says Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo, the winner of the just concluded November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra State, was voted massively by the electorates to  replicate his successes at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) when sworn in by March 2022.

He said the Soludo’s victory was a mandate given by God to attract foriegn investors to developed not only Anambra, but the entire Igbo Nation.

Dr. Nworah, who spoke to Journalists at his office, in Awka, on Tuesday, while commending Ndi-Anambra on the peaceful electoral process, added that the 61-year-old economists was also voted into power by the people because, they hope and believe that he will performed more than Mr. Peter Obi and the incumbent governor, Willie Obiano.

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He noted that the governor-elect, Prof. Soludo and his deputy, Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim, are billed by APGA family, to governed the state for eight years.

Soludo won to the governorship election with 112,229 votes to defeat the candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, who came second with 53,807 votes and Senator Andy Uba, of All Progressives Congress (APC), who poll 43,285 votes while Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), came fouth with 21,261 votes.

While congratulating him, the APGA Chieftain, said, “This is a victory for democracy, not only for APGA but for all Nigerians because INEC has set a pace for the forthcoming Ekiti 2022 governorship election.

He explain that the BVAS despite initial hiccups was able to deliver a free and transparent election. That is most important. We are a nation that is on the move to greatness. So, we keep experimenting. The BVAS experiment was worth the while and we are very happy and satisfactory that our efforts paid off eventually.”

The Paradise gathered that Soludo, governed the country apex bank (CBN), between 2004 and 2009.

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Kaduna State Government announce sack of over 200 teachers

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He said the move was part of the State Government’s continuous quest to improve standards in public basic education schools.

The Kaduna State Government has said it would dismiss 233 teachers in the State over fake certificates.

The announcement was made in a press conference by the Chairman of the State’s Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB), Tijjani Abdullahi, on Thursday. 

The statement reads, “The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB) wishes to update you on recent developments in its continuous quest to improve standards in public basic education schools. 

“As part of its responsibility to ensure that all teachers actually have the qualifications they presented, the Board launched a certificate verification exercise in April 2021. The major objective of this exercise was to ensure that all our teachers have the requisite credentials that constitute the basic qualifications for employment as teachers.

“So far, the Board has verified 451 certificates by contacting the institutions that awarded the certificates. Nine of the 13 institutions contacted have responded, as at today.

“The responses from the institutions show that 233 teachers presented fake certificates. This represents 51% of the 451 certificates on which responses have been received from the awarding institutions. One institution disowned 212 of these 233 fake certificates.

“The Board will dismiss the 233 teachers who presented these fake certificates, while their files will be forwarded to the Ministry of Justice to initiate prosecution for forgery. The Board will continue to check the integrity of the certificates presented by teachers to ensure that this critical profession is not devalued by impostors.

“As part of our duty of transparency, the names of the 233 teachers found to have presented fake certificates will be uploaded on the website of the Kaduna State Government today.

“The Board also wishes to inform the people of Kaduna State that it will shortly be conducting the competency test for teachers. When the Kaduna State Government recruited 25,000 new teachers after the 2017 competency test, it made clear that it will continue to assess its teachers both for their own improvement and for better delivery of learning outcomes for pupils. 

“The Board will follow up the competency test with series of training programmes, organised in batches for teachers. This will begin in January 2022 for 12,254 teachers. The Board has signed MoUs with the National Teachers Institute, the College of Education, Gidan Waya, and the Federal College of Education, Zaria, to conduct the training exercise.”

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IPOB accuses Nigerian govt of staging jailbreaks to keep Kanu in detention

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has raised an alarm about an alleged ploy by the Federal Government to keep its leader Nnamdi Kanu in detention indefinitely.

This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, who said: “We are putting the world on notice of this evil game being played by the FG in a bid to ensure that Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is held in perpetuity in the DSS dungeon.”

The group further spoke of the ploy being allegedly hatched by the Department of State Services (DSS) towards ensuring Kanu remains in its detention while bemoaning the lack of investigations into the recurrent jailbreaks.

The statement read in part, “Our Intelligence reports and findings reveal that once there is any person of interest in the custody of the DSS that is scheduled to be transferred from their detention facility to prison custody, they arrange these prison breaks in order to convince the court that the prison is not safe and is susceptible to attacks and jailbreaks, and as such, the person in their custody should not be transferred to the prison.

“This is why no meaningful investigation is ever carried out on these alleged prison breaks throughout Nigeria.

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“This is further evidenced from what happened in the court on the 21st October 2021, when the hearing of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s application for transfer to prison custody came up. The road to the court and even the court premises were barricaded on all sides by security agents, such that lawyers and other responsible persons who had legitimate business in the court could not drive close to the court premises, as they claimed that they had a security report that there will be an attack.

“Curiously, the “attackers” who were clearly government-sponsored thugs were allowed to drive past all the security posts mounted on the road, and down to where the DSS officers formed a human barricade to attack Omoyele Sowore.

“The same thing happened on the 10th November 2021, when they hired the “One Nigeria Crooners” who came to confront Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s peaceful supporters who had always been there on the previous court days, without constituting any nuisance or breach of peace.”

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Dark horses trying to destroy APC, says Patriotic Association

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A group, Zamfara State Patriotic Association, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari and elders of the All progressives Congress (APC) to save the party from the hands of some dark horses.

On Wednesday, the chairman of the group, Ibrahim Nabature, made the call while addressing a press conference in Gusau, Zamfara.

“There are some dark horses trying to destroy the party before the 2023 general elections if things do not go their way,” said Mr Nabature.

He further stated that the group had observed with dismay that some governors were bent on destroying APC, citing the crisis rocking the party in several states after their congresses as attempts to destroy the party.

The group’s chairman appealed to Mr Buhari and party elders to intervene and rescue the party.

“Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, a foundation member of the APC, had at no time ever discussed or thought of leaving the party without the knowledge of his true supporters across the country,” he said.

Mr Nabature explained that Mr Yari’s faction of the APC was in court challenging the dissolution of the Lawal M. Liman-led caretaker committee in Zamfara.

“Therefore, he cannot abandon the party he helped to build for newcomers. It is the handwork of some forces who were his friends now turned enemies,” he added. “Yari had done so much for Zamfara and the APC in the state and at the national level.”

He fingered some governors, who he described as agents of destruction working to strangulate the party before the 2023 elections due to their selfish reasons.

The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee had dissolved the party executives shortly after Governor Bello Matawalle defected to the APC on June 29. 

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