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Nasarawa Assembly approves immortalisation of Late Emir of Lafia, names polytechnic after him

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Nasarawa Assembly approves immortalisation of Late Emir of Lafia, names polytechnic after him

Nasarawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill for a Law for the Establishment of Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic, Lafia.


Ibrahim Balarabe- Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House, announced this on Tuesday after the Majority Leader , Alhaji Tanko Tunga, moved for the passage of the bill which was seconded by Mr Danladi Jatau, the Minority Leader.

The Speaker said that the bill was seeking to change the name of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia to Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic, Lafia in order to immortalise the late Emir of Lafia for his positive contribution to the development of the state and the country.

He said that the bill if signed into law by the Governor, would change the name of the polytechnic from Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia to Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic, Lafia.

The speaker directed the clerk of the House to produce the clean copy of the bill for governor’s assent.

Tunga (APC-Awe North) while moving for the passage of the bill called on his colleagues to support the document to scale third reading.

Jatau (PDP-Kokona West) seconded the motion moved by the majority leader for the bill to be passed into third reading.

The House unanimously passed the bill.

In a related development, the Speaker has scheduled Dec. 16 for deliberation on the report of the Joint Committee on Public Complaints, Petitions and Security and Judiciary, Ethics and Privileges on A Bill for a Law to provide for the Prohibition of the act of Kidnapping and For Connected Purposes Thereto, after Danladi Jatau, the Chairman of the committee, presented the report during the House proceedings.

The speaker also slated Dec.9 for the third reading of a Bill for a Law for the Establishment of College of Education, Akwanga, after Alhaji Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader moved for the adoption of the report and seconded by Mr Danladi Jatau, the Minority Leader.

Edited & Vetted By: Abdullahi Yusuf
(NAN)

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Businessman docked over alleged N3.9m fraud

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A businessman, Mustapha Umar,  on Tuesday appeared in a Life Camp Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly defrauding a man of N3. 9 million.


Umar, who resides at  Sabon Lugbe, Abuja, is charged with two counts of criminal breach of trust and cheating.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecution counsel, Peter Ejike,  told the court that  the complainant, one Muhammed Abdullahi of Nasarawa Avenue, War College Quarters, Gwarimpa, Abuja, reported the matter at Life Camp Police Station on June 1.

Ejike alleged that the defendant on March 19, bought frozen chicken worth N4.3 million from the complainant

The prosecutor further alleged that  the defendant made some payment and dishonestly  refused to pay the balance of N3. 9 million.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of  Sections 312 and  322 of the Penal Code.

The Magistrate, Chinyere Nwecheonwe, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N500,000 with one surety in like sum.

She adjourned the case until Aug. 31, for hearing.

Edited byTayo Ikujini/Sadiya Hamza

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COVID-19: PTF, INEC working on elections protocols-  PTF Chairman

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The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) are currently working out the guidelines and protocols for the forthcoming elections in Nigeria.


Mr Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman PTF on COVID-19, made this known on Monday in Abuja.

Mustapha said: “The national response will continue to guide the adoption of the sector’s specific guidelines and protocols.

“This is just as the PTF is currently concluding discussions with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the appropriate guidelines to be adopted for elections in some parts of the country.

“The elections will begin with the Aug. 8 by-election in Nasarawa State, to be followed by Edo and Ondo State elections in September and October respectively.

“I, therefore, wish to use this opportunity to implore parties’ leaders, aspirants, members and their supporters to remain mindful of the virulent nature of COVID-19 during electioneering and other election processes.

“We need to remain alive to enjoy the benefits of our democracy.”

He also stated that the PTF would continue to push forward with the community engagement, risk communication and support to the states.

“There is an ongoing surveillance in the high-burden local government areas, just as we ramp up our precision efforts.

“Similarly, the Federal Government is supporting the states to firm up their Incidence Action Plans, preparatory to their accessing the World Bank facility for the fight against COVID-19,” Mustapha said.

Meanwhile, the SGF said that the PTF would submit its Sixth Interim Report to President Muhammadu Buhari.

According to him, subject to the President’s approval, the report would be presented with the way forward to Nigerians at the next briefing on Aug. 6.

Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Olagoke Olatoye (NAN)

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Gov. AbdulRazak constitutes visitation panels to Kwara Poly, Aviation College

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Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq of Kwara State has approved the constitution of visitation Panel for the Kwara State Polytechnic and International Aviation College, Ilorin.


In a statement, Hajiya Sa’adatu Modibbo-Kawu, Kwara Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology said on Monday that the visitation panel will be chaired by Dr. Fatai Bello.

She stated that Bello was Country Representative of the Global Fund, a United Nations’ agency in Nigeria and former Council member of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Ilorin.

According to her, other members of the panel include Mr Suleiman Talban Lafiagi; AbdulGaniyu Sani, a Chartered Accountant/ forensic audit expert; Muyideen Aliyu, Rtd Director of SSS; Mrs. Yetunde Adekeye, former Principal, School of Midwifery; and Hajiya Asmau Yusuf Saka, Rtd Banker/Accountant.

She disclosed that the Assistant Director of the Kwara State Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Ayansola Justina, will act as the secretary of the visitation panel.

Kawu-Modibbo also said the governor has also accepted the appointment of Prof. AbdulGaniyu Alabi, former Dean, College of Engineering, Kwara State University (KWASU), as chairman of International Aviation College Visitation Panel.

She noted that other members of the visitation panel are: Mr AbdulFatai Olajide, Private Chartered Accountant and Auditor as member, and Mrs Christina Amudipe, a Primary Health Consultant ad member, among others.

Edited By: Felix Ajide (NAN)

 

 

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COVID-19: Nigeria reports 304 fresh infections; death toll hits 888

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Nigeria reported 304 new confirmed cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) as the death toll jumps to 888.


Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Sunday.

Data from the NCDC  showed that the 304 new cases were spread across 14 states, and the FCT.

The centre noted that five deaths were recorded in the country.

It added that till date, the country recorded 43,841 confirmed cases, 20,308 discharged and 888 deaths in 36 states and the FCT.

It showed that the  304 new cases were reported from 15 states, namely Lagos (81), FCT (39), Abia (31), Kaduna (24), Rivers (23), Plateau (16), Cross River (13), Ebonyi (12), Ondo (12) Ekiti (11), Edo (11), Benue (10), Nasarawa (10), Ogun (6) and Gombe (5).

The health agency noted that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, would continue to coordinate the COVID-19 national response activities across the country.

It  said that if anyone tested positive for COVID-19 but have no symptoms, he or she should stay at home and keep away from other people.

The NCDC said that Nigerians risk of  the virus would be higher if they were less  than six feet from people at a crowded public place or if they freely share equipment and not  practice social distancing and other habits to stay healthy.

 

Edited By: Hadiza Mohammed-Aliyu (NAN)

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