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10th NASS: CYMS Drums Support for Kalu as Deputy Speaker

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The Committee of Youth on Mobilisation and Sensitisation (CYMS) has described the Member representing Bende Federal Constituency in Abia State as the the right man to serve as the Deputy Speaker.

The Director General, CYMS, Mr Obinna Nwaka, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

Nwaka said it was neccessary to drum support for Kalu as members of the lower chamber of the National Assembly jostle for the leadership of the 10th Assembly.

He described his nomination and endorsement by the party as a welcome development and thanked the President-Elect, Sen.

Bola Tinubu, and his Vice, Sen.
Kashim Shettima, for their endorsement.

He emphasised that with Kalu as the Deputy Speaker in the 10th Assembly, Nigerians would enjoy transparent legislative process.

“There will also be swift intervention to national issues and a good synergy between the Executive arm of government and the Senate,” he said.

Nwaka urged other lawmakers from the Southern part to support Kalu’s nomination for equity and fairness.

He added that Imo had produced a Deputy Speaker under the PDP regime and an Abia lawmaker would not be a bad idea if allowed to serve as a Deputy Speaker for the 10th National Assembly.

Nwaka, who served as an APC Member of Presidential Campaign Council for the 2023 general elections, appealed to Members-elect across party lines to collectively support and ensure that Kalu emerged as the Deputy Speaker.

He said that that Kalu would assist the Federal Government, especially the Tinubu and Shettima-led administration to stabilise the national assembly.

“He will also help tackle the restiveness, unrest and tension in the South East which requires political solution,” he said.

CYMS is a Federal government group, set up to drive youth inclusion in governance, empowerment opportunities and active participation in every decision making process that concerns the young people of the country.

CYMS is a monitoring, mobilisation and sensitisation platform of young people, and also assists the Federal government in areas of sensitisation, promotion of its policies and programmes. (NAN)

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Kogi Governorship Tribunal Adjourns Indefinitely Pending Completion of Election Materials Inspection

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From Joseph Amedu,  Lokoja

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kogi State has adjourned pending the completion of inspection of election materials by the Social Democratic Party.

At the resumed hearing, the SDP said the INEC was cooperating with the inspection of materials as granted by the order of the Tribunal, but sought for more time.

Recall that the Tribunal had ordered INEC to issue certified copies of electoral materials on the November 11 off-cycle election in the state to the SDP within 48 hours.

It also ordered INEC to allow SDP’s forensic experts to examine some electoral materials.

The materials include Bimodal Voter Accreditation System and result sheets for Adavi, Okene, Okehi, Ogori-Magongo, Ajaokuta, Lokoja, Kogi and Bassa Local Government Areas.

The tribunal ruled on Saturday in Lokoja that the SDP requested the materials to prove its case in the petition it filed against the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu gave the order following two ex-parte motions filed on Nov. 19 by the SDP and by its governorship candidate, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu-Ajaka.

Justice Birnin-Kudu at the resumed hearing adjourned pending when the inspection of materials would have been completed.

Lead counsel to the petitioners, Mr John Adele (SAN), had earlier told the court that efforts to obtain certified copies of materials used in the six local government areas from INEC had been fruitful, except for some hitch, leading to delay in meeting with the 48hours.

The SDP and Muritala Yakubu are challenging the victory of APC and its candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo at the election petition tribunal.

Usman Ododo won the election with 446,237 votes, while his closest rival, Yakubu-Ajaka got 259,052 votes. 

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Kogi Guber Tribunal Adjourns Indefinitely Pending Completion of Election Materials Inspection

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From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Kogi State has adjourned indefinitely pending the completion of inspection of election materials by the Social Democratic Party (SDP).

At the resumed hearing, the SDP said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was cooperating with the inspection of materials as granted by the order of the Tribunal, but sought for more time.

It could be recalled that the Tribunal had ordered INEC to issue certified copies of electoral materials on the November 11 off-cycle election in the state to the SDP within 48 hours.

It also ordered INEC to allow SDP’s forensic experts to examine some electoral materials.

The materials include Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) and result sheets for Adavi, Okene, Okehi, Ogori-Magongo, Ajaokuta, Lokoja, Kogi and Bassa Local Government Areas.

The tribunal ruled on Saturday in Lokoja that the SDP requested the materials to prove its case in the petition it filed against the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the election.

Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Ado Birnin-Kudu gave the order following two ex-parte motions filed on Nov. 19 by the SDP and by its governorship candidate, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu-Ajaka.

Justice Birnin-Kudu at the resumed hearing adjourned pending when the inspection of materials would have been completed.

Lead counsel to the petitioners, Mr John Adele (SAN), had earlier told the court that efforts to obtain certified copies of materials used in the six local government areas from INEC had been fruitful, except for some hitch, leading to delay in meeting within 48 hours.

The SDP and Muritala Yakubu are challenging the victory of APC and its candidate, Alhaji Usman Ododo at the election petition tribunal.

Usman Ododo won the election with 446,237 votes, while his closest rival, Yakubu-Ajaka got 259,052 votes.

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Oyo Assembly Asks Makinde to Grant Autonomy to School of Basic Midwifery

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From Kunle Idowu, Ogun

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday requested the state governor, Mr Seyi Makinde, to grant the State School of Basic Midwifery at Kisi full autonomy for enhanced efficiency.

The House’s request was necessitated by the need for the employment of more medical personnel, particularly in the state’s Oke-Ogun area.

The request followed a motion by Mr Waliu Salami, titled “An appeal to Gov.

Seyi Makinde under Omititun 2.0 to approve Oyo State School of Basic Midwifery Kisi as an autonomous and full-fledged institution in continuation of efforts to fill the medical personnel gaps in Oke-Ogun and Oyo state at large”.

The House noted that available facilities and infrastructure at the institution in Kisi was enough to justify the call to grant the school the required full autonomy.

It added that it has taken cognisance of the qualified and employable graduates produced by the school.

Since its establishment in 2016, the graduates are yet to be productively engaged as trained professionals, the House noted.

The House said the Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery was established through the enactment of Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery Law, 2005.

This was to, among other things, train student-nurses who provide nursing care for the citizenry in rural and urban areas either at primary, secondary or tertiary levels of healthcare settings in the state.

While presenting the motion, Salami disclosed that since inception the College has trained millions of qualified nurses and midwives in Nigeria to fill the medical personnel gaps experienced in the health sector.

“Since inception, the school has graduated qualified and employable sets of graduates as midwives, making the state proud professionally in places of work nationwide and globally.

“The school trained midwife-students of Oyo State College of Nursing and Midwifery with qualified personnel.

“It is therefore justifiable that with the presence of the facilities and infrastructure on ground, the School of Basic Midwifery Kisi has what it takes to be an autonomous and full-fledged medical institution,” Salami added.

After deliberating on the motion, the House urged the executive arm of government through the Ministry of Health and Oyo State School of Nursing to put the necessary machinery in place.

It said this would be for the metamorphosis of the school into an autonomous and full-fledged medical institution.

The House said this would be in continuation of the institution’s efforts at providing qualified and employable medical personnel in the state and country as a whole.

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