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Akeredolu Not Validly Nominated As APC Candidate, Jegede Tells Tribunal
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the October 10 governorship election in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede, yesterday told the election petition tribunal sitting in Akure that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu was not validly nominated by his party as candidate for the election.
The position of Jegede is that Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, as a sitting governor, cannot also function as the caretaker committee chairman of APC.
Giving evidence at the tribunal presided over by Justice Umar Abubakar, the PDP candidate said the nomination of Akeredolu ran contrary to the APC constitution and 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.
Jan 18 School Resumption Date Stays – PTF
National Coordinator, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, says the January 18 school resumption date stays until the Ministry of Education announced a further directive. Aliyu said this Tuesday during a television programme monitored in Abuja.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had on Monday said the government would review the 18 January date earlier fixed for school resumption due to the rising cases of the COVID-19 infections and deaths in the country.
Aliyu also said Nigerians’ attitude would determine imposition of a fresh lockdown with their compliance or non-compliance to COVID-19 protocols. He said: “A lockdown is not going to be decided by the PTF, but it’s going to be decided by the behaviour of the public when it comes to these rules.”
University Workers To Embark On Indefinite Strike Thursday
Non-teaching staff in Nigerian Universities on Tuesday commenced a three-day nationwide protests to press home their demands which centred on controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System, sharing formula of the N40 billion Earned Academic allowances, non-payment of arrears of the new minimum wage, among others.
The placard-carrying protesters, under the auspices of the Joint Action Committee, which consists of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions and the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities staged their protest at the University of Abuja main campus.
The President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim, who led the protesting staff said they would proceed with their next plan of action by Thursday if the government fails to respond positively to their demands, saying the protest was just a tip of the iceberg.
Christmas Message: Apologise Or Leave Sokoto – Muslim Forum Tells Kukah
The Muslim Solidarity Forum has called on the Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishiop Mathew Kukah to tender unreserved apology to the entire Muslim Ummah over his recent “malicious comments” against Islam.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, the acting chairman of the Forum, Professor Isa Muhammad Maishanu. maintained that Kukah’s statements were capable of breaking the age-long peaceful coexistence among religious faithful in the country.
“Our intention at Muslim Solidarity Forum is not to hold brief for the President, as he has those who are paid to do that; rather our concern is the image and reputation of Muslims, which Mr Kukah finds pleasure in attacking without an iota of caution, and by referring to him [the president] as a Muslim, that automatically brings all Muslims [into] the issue.
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