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Appeal Court Nullifies IGP’s Recruitment Of 10 ,000 Constables

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The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday nullified the recruitment of 10,000 constables carried out last year by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
A three-man panel of the Court of Appeal led by Justice Olabisi Ige unanimously held that the IGP lacked the power to recruit constables for the police force.
The court held that the power to carry out the recruitment was exclusively that of the Police Service Commission.
The judgment upturned the December 2, 2019 verdict of the Federal High Court in Abuja which had validated the power of the IGP to proceed with the recruitment of 10,000 he embarked upon in 2019.
The PSC, in a superiority battle with the IPG, had in September 2019, instituted the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1124/2019, in its bid to gain the exclusive right to conduct the recruitment process which the NPF and the IGP, had as of that time, almost concluded.
The commission asked the Federal High Court judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, to nullify the process already commenced by the NPF and the IGP.
It urged the court to declare it as the body with the exclusive powers to carry out the recruitment process.
But the judge in his judgment delivered on December 2, 2019, dismissed PSC’s case which he adjudged to be lacking in merit.
He ruled that the law guiding the enlistment of constables into the NPF was the Nigeria Police Regulations of 1968, issued by the Nigerian President in accordance with the provisions of Section 46 of the Police Act 1967 (No 41), providing for the organisation and administration of the police force.
He noted that section 71 of the said Nigeria Police Service Regulations, 1968, gave the power to enlist constables to the Police Council and the NPF under the control of the IGP, and not the PSC.
He ruled that PSC by its enabling law retained the exclusive powers to promote, demote, dismiss and discipline any police officer apart from the IGP, it could only appoint constables after the recruitment exercise carried out by the NPF.
The PSC had through its lawyer, Chief Kanu Agabi (SAN), a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, appealed against the judgment, which he urged the Court of Appeal to set aside.
Delivering the lead judgment of the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, Justice Ige, upheld the PSC’s case by resolving all the issues raised in favour of the appellant.
The court agreed with Agabi, represented in court by Edidiong Usungurua, held that the word “appointment” used in the Constitution with respect to the powers conferred on the Police Service Commission included “the power of recruitment and or enlistment of recruit constables”.
The court held that the police regulation and or provisions of the Police Act which purportedly vested the IGP the power of recruiting constables “is null and void being in conflict with the Constitutional powers vested in the Police Service Commission”.
It therefore declared the recruitment carried out by the IGP as “null and void”.
It went ahead to grant all the prayers sought by the PSC in its amended suit filed at the Federal High Court.
The court had earlier dismissed the preliminary objection filed by the Nigeria Police Force, the IGP and the Minister of Police Affairs.

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Eidul – Mawlid : FG Declares Thursday, October 29 Public Holiday

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FG DECLARES THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2020 PUBLIC HOLIDAY TO MARK EIDUL-MAWLID CELEBRATION
The FG has declared Thursday October 29, 2020 as Public Holiday to mark this year’s Eidul-Mawlid Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him).
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) who made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, congratulated the Muslim faithful both at home and abroad for witnessing this year’s occasion.
He enjoined them to imbibe the spirit of love, patience and perseverance which are the virtues of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), adding that doing so would guarantee peace and security in the country.
The Minister admonished Muslims to follow the teaching of the Holy Quran in Chapter 4 Verse 59 which says: “O you who believe! Obey God and obey the Messenger, and those from among you who are vested with authority; and if you are to dispute among yourselves about anything, refer it to God and the Messenger, if indeed you believe in God and the Last Day. This is the best (for you), and fairest in the end”
Ogbeni Aregbesola enjoined Nigerians, particularly Muslims, at this moment, to abhor violence, lawlessness, wantonness and daylight robbery as witnessed across the country most recently, stressing that Nigeria is the pride of the black race and should provide responsible leadership for the greatness and development of the African continent and all black people.
While calling for a stop to all divisive tendencies across the country, he urged all Nigerians & the youth in particular, to embrace peace & cooperate with the President @MBuhari led-Administration in its effort to build a virile nation, which all citizens can be proud of.
Ogbeni Aregbesola who described the youth as the hope and future of the nation advised them further to deepen democracy and not dampen it. For him, it is with more democracy that we can overcome our challenges, noting that the challenges of nationhood that we face are surmountable if we work through the democratic process. He wishes all Muslims a happy Eidul- Mawlid Celebration and all Nigerians a Happy Holiday.
SIGNED
Mohammed Manga
Director (Press & Public Relations)
For: Honourable Minister
27th October, 2020

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We Got $26. 94 Billion Development Assistance In Six Years – Finance Minister

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The Minister of State for Finance and National Planning, Clement Agba, has disclosed that Nigeria got $26.94 billion foreign assistance inflows into various sectors in the last six years.
He disclosed this on Tuesday when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Civil Society and Development Partners.
He said the funds were provided to undertake various interventions across the country by foreign donors, International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and other bodies.
Agba said $ 2.339 billion was received in 2015, $1.150 billion in 2016, $ 774.933 million in 2017, $22.016 obtained in 2018, $655.642 million received in 2019 while $5.639 million was received in 2020.
The minister said the funds were donated by the European Development Fund (EDF); United Nations Development Systems (UNDS); China through the Bilateral Agreement between the Government of Nigeria and the People’s Republic of China signed since1972.
Others are; Japan through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA); Department for International Development DFID; United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the German International Cooperation (GIZ).
He, however, disclosed that the ministry did not receive the funds from the donors but it was involved in the coordination of the projects between the donors and the beneficiaries which are mostly the states and others.
“The implication of this is that donors do not give us the funds for management, rather donors work with the sectoral stakeholders to fund the project directly after identifying the needs by the MDAs/States in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.
“For the purpose of clarification, the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning is responsible for coordinating Nigeria’s multilateral and bilateral economic cooperation,” he said.
Speaking, Chairman of the Committee, Rep. Kabiru Idris, said the Committee had received many petitions, alleging widespread misappropriation, misuse, and diversion of donors’ funds.
He said the petitions also alleged falsification of performance reports for the purpose of obtaining more funds from donor agencies/organisations.
“Also, in line with its mandate, the Committee received a referral from the House of Representatives, mandating it to investigate the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) so as to ascertain their sources of funding, their bases of operations and locations.
“This was after it had deliberated on a motion titled “Need for Special Intervention in the Protracted Situation in the Country,” he said.

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WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date yet to decided – WAEC NIGERIA

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WASSCE SC 2020 Results Releasing Date Altered by #EndSars Curfew Imposed last Week and the Exact Releasing Time to Be Known Soon.

West Africa Exam Council Nigerian Chapter have disclosed on it Twitter on 27th October 2020 that the planned to release WASSCE SC 2020 result on Tuesday 27th October 2020 in fulfillment with their 45 project but due to curfew imposed last week the time was hindered and yet to redecided, the time will be know soon.

WASSCE SC 2020 Results Release Date: Dear candidates, the Council had planned to release the results today in fulfillment of our Project 45 but due to the curfew imposed last week, it had to be postponed till next week. The exact date will be made known soon.

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