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Gov Muftwang of Plateau Swears -in 17 Local Government Transition Chairmen

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Gov. Caleb Mutfwtang of Plateau has  sworn in Interim Transition Committee chairmen for its 17 local government Areas  at Government House Jos.

The governor represented by his Deputy Mrs Josephine Piyo  during the ceremony on Saturday  said that the exercise was necessary to ensure that no vacuum existed in his administration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor had on June 1 suspended all democratic structures in its 17 Local Governments Areas following recommendations of the Plateau House of Assembly (PLHA).

Muftwang said that the suspension followed their  inability to produce documents  related to financial transactions  in the various local governments saying ` all  efforts to make them to produce the documents proved abortive`.

He explained that the state  government after careful study of the recommendations resolved to suspend the chairmen in order to conduct an efficient and proper  investigations  on the development.

He urged the transition chairmen to cooperate with the PLHA and ensure that all documents required for the investigation were provided for appropriate action.

“This administration will not condone any form of indiscipline, you are expected to stabilise the LGA council and not see it as an opportunity to amass wealth.zAlso remember that this is a transitional administration that can give way any time government chooses, “ he said.

Responding, the Chairman of Wase local government  Hamisu Anani, assured the governor that they would abide by the rules and regulations governing the local government and work for the progress of the state.

NAN reports that the interim chairmen include: Mr Markus Hussaini, Jos East; Mr Sati Shuwa, Riyom; Mr Peter VwangDung, Jos South; Mr Fidelis Adara, Bassa; Mr Danjuma Guda, Barkin Ladi; Mr Istifanus John, Jos North; Mr Markus Artu, Mangu; Mr Monday Kassa, Bokkos.

Others are Mr Samuel Go’ar Pankshin; Mr Caleb Shikir, Kanke; Mr Ado Yusuf, Kanam; Mr Nicholas Nshe, Shendam; Mr Christopher  Manship, Quanpan; Mr Daniel Kungmi, Mikang; Mr Nanmwa Kumzhi, Langtang North; Mrs Manji Dangfa, Langtang South and Mr Hamisu Anani, Wase.(NAN)

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BIPC activates judicial processes to eject allottees from estates

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The Benue Investment and Property Company Limited (BIPC), on Wednesday, obtained judicial administrative order to individuals who have defaulted on the terms of payment for the BIPC Evergreen Estates located at Nyiman and Northbank axis in Makurdi of Benue State.

The Managing Director of the company, Dr.

Raymond Asemakaha, explained that the affected persons were earlier given a sufficient grace period before the judicial process of ejection was activated.

Dr.Asemakaha in a statement he personally signed and made available to newsmen in Makurdi, the decision to eject the allottees followed the expiration of the period of grace conveyed to the allottees/occupants of BIPC Evergreen Housing Estates.

He said affected allottees are yet to pay the purchase price as stipulated in the Provisional Offer letters, adding that the management is pleased to inform the general public that the company has activated administrative and Judicial processes of ejecting such allottees/occupants.

“As a business entity with a mandate to maximize profits for the shareholder, Management is compelled to explore this line of action in order to minimize the losses associated with the continued occupation of the estates by such allottees/occupants.”

“The ejection exercise is not in any way aimed at victimizing the allottees /occupants as the company has exhausted the internal remedies provided in the provisional offer letter including but not limited to verbal and written persuasion to the allottees/occupants of the Estates to pay the purchase price annually or monthly but to no avail.”

“Members of the public are therefore enjoined not to be misled by the unsubstantiated reasons advanced by such allottees as noncompliance with the ejection exercise will attract punitive legal consequences” the statement concluded.

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Give Tinubu More Time to Solve Challenges – Gowon

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Retired Gen. Yakubu Gowon has urged Nigerians to give more time to the  President Bola Tinubu-led administration, toward resolving the various challenges confronting the country.

He added that it was too early in the life of the administration to begin to resolve all the inherited crisis in different sectors.

Gowon said this after a meeting with Tinubu at the Presidential Villa on Wednesday in Abuja.

“Well, I was telling him that no Nigerian leader that get there and will not have all the report of what is being said about him.

“But certainly, there’s no doubt from what one hears and what one sees on the various media.

I think the government is trying its best to deal with the various problems of the country.

“Don’t you worry,  you will get criticised but people who get there know better than you know.

“I think all what one can say is that Nigerians, we’ve got to give the President time to get things really done. And it is too early to say absolute result, perfect result will be achieved now.”

Gowon said  the meeting with the President also centred on the issue of the challenges facing the ECOWAS subregions, adding that it must be settled amicably.

“Being the surviving leader, or founding fathers of the ECOWAS, I think we had to discuss some of his plans in order to see what can be done to bring the matter under control,” Gowon said.

He debunked claims on social media that he refused to attend an event organised by ECOWAS, adding that this was probably due to miscommunication.

“I think there was a miscommunication but then, it gave the opportunity for the  President to call me so that we can discuss what I was to do.”(NAN)

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Tinubu Appoints New Immigration CG

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President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nandap,  as the new Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).

A statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Wednesday in Abuja, disclosed that the appointment is with effect from March 1.

“The President anticipates that the new comptroller-general will deepen the ongoing reforms in the service and create a robust mechanism for efficient and dedicated service delivery to Nigerians.

“As well as strengthen the nation’s security through proactive and effective border security and migration management.

He said that Nandap would take over from Mrs Caroline Adepoju, whose term in office expires on Feb.

29.

Ngelale said that before her appointment, Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller – General (DCG)  in charge of the Migration Directorate of the service.(NAN)

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