The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, is tasking security agencies to provide adequate cover for chairman of the Economic And Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, against any sort of sinister violent plot by corrupt persons in the country.
This comes barely days after the EFCC boss had in a television interview asserted that corruption was fighting back, adding that he had received a number of death threats from high-profile Nigerians.
Reacting in a statement titled, ‘nothing should happen to EFCC’s Chairman Bawa’, national coordinator of HURIWA, Emmanuel Onwubiko, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the best protection available to the EFCC chief.
The president had in February 2021 named 40-year-old Bawa as the new EFCC chairman to replace the embattled ex-acting chairman of the anti-graft commission, Ibrahim Magu.
The appeal court sitting in Akure, Ondo state capital, has dismissed the appeal filed by governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Eyitayo Jegede, against the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu
A five man panel of the court upheld the judgment of the tribunal which validated the re-election of governor Akeredolu.
In its ruling, the appellate court maintained that the appeal filed by Jegede lacked merit.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had earlier announced that governor Akeredolu won in 15 of the state’s 18 local government areas in the October 2020 election, while Jegede won in the remaining three local governments.
Nasarawa state government is set to invoke the ‘no work, no pay’ rule for civil servants who are on strike in the state.
This formed part of the resolutions reached at an expanded emergency security meeting chaired by Governor Abdullahi Sule at the state government house in Lafia, the capital city.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen, Governor Sule expressed shock over the action of the Organised Labour, especially the indefinite strike, as well as the picketing of offices, lamenting that such actions deprive workers of gaining access to their offices.
He therefore directed permanent secretaries at the various Ministries, Departments, and Agencies, MDAs to open attendance registers with a view to actualizing the no-work-no-pay rule, adding that security agencies have been directed to deploy their personnel to all MDAs with a view to restoring law and order.