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Edo APC Crisis: Fight At Detriment Of The People, Irresponsible, Retrogressive – Speaker

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…Says Seats Declared Vacant Was For Interest Of The State

Speaker, Edo State House of Assembly, Hon. Frank Okiye, Wednesday, January 29, said it is irresponsible and unpardonable sin politicians abandon their statutory responsibilities and engage in polical fight and quarrels.

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Okiye who disclosed this shortly after the House preliminary, asserted that if politicians must engage in politic fight it must not be to the disadvantage of the good people who elected them.

Accroding to the Speaker, all elected public officials are subject to the people who elected them hence the responsibility they(electorates) gave to such officials must not be jettison on the “altar of cheap and bitter politics.

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He said, “As elected public officials, we are not bigger than those who elected us. We are in fact subject to the people who elected us; they are our masters; they are our leaders; they are our paymasters and we cannot under any guise abdicate the responsibilities they freely gave to us on the altar of cheap and bitter politics.

“This cannot be and this must not be again. The people are supreme, they are the ultimate, and my leadership of the House will continue to hold the people of Edo State in a very high esteem as our employer.”

The Speaker continues, “If we as politicians and elected officials must fight, if we must disagree and if we must act in any way, we must never do so to the disadvantage of the good people of our dear state. It is irresponsible, unthoughtful and indeed unpardonable sin to abdicate responsibilities under any guise while also indulging in retrogressive politics at the expense of the people.

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“We are paid to serve the people; they must get adequate rewards for their money. Tomorrow shall indeed judge our today”, he added.

While clearing the air that Godwin Obeseki was never the one inducing or aggravating the crisis, Okiye lamented that some persons are using the controversy to distract the governor from doing his good work, stressing that the interest of the people of the state must be allowed to prevail.

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On the 14 seats of the state Assembly he declared vacant, Okiye said it was done in the best interest of the respective constituencies and the overall interest of the people of the state.

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The Speaker added that the act was not to hurt anyone in particular but to bring sanity and responsibilities to politics and governance in the state and to assert the importance of the legislative arm.

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Kaduna: ECWA Counts Losses, Reveals Number Of Members Lost To Bandits, Communal Crisis

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Evangelical Church Winning All, Kasuwan Magani District Church Council says it has lost thousands of members due to bandits’ attack in the state

Chairman of ECWA, in Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Rev. Timothy Maigida, in a statement on Friday, said the church has lost many members during bandits attacks, communal crisis since the last six years

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He expressed pain that presently, about 70 members of the church are still in the kidnappers’ den, as there is no hope of rescuing them.

He said the church is planning to hold a “sober reflection” service in commemoration of those who have died and those who are imprisoned following violent attacks.

Reflecting on an incident in 2016, Rev. Maigida explained that 38 members were kidnapped while eight were killed. The remaining members were set free after paying huge amounts as ransom to bandits.

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He added that 35 members were killed in 2017 and that after the crisis on October 18, 2018, at Kasuwan Magani market, aside from those killed outside the market environment, 286 were killed during market hours.

He added that another unprecedented killing took place the following day, October 19, 2018, as the late Agom Adara, Maiwada Galadima, were ambushed, abducted and later killed.

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In 2019, he said the church lost many members to armed bandits while in 2022 alone, scores of members were abducted, killed adding that in a village called, Dogon Noma community, bandits attacked the residents on June 5, 2022, killing 29 people and kidnapping 28.

He said the same village was attacked on December 7, 2022, five people were killed and 28 others kidnapped, including Rev. Isa Kabiru. Many valuables were also looted.

“It is because of all these devastations that we as a church and people have said we have decided to hold a sober reflection service and bring in people within and outside Kaduna that would help us to rebuild our homes, churches, and communities,” he said.

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How To Apply For Nigeria Civil Defence Recruitment 2022/2023

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Recruitment into the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC will be available on Monday, December 12, 2022.

The NSCDC made this announcement in a statement on its official recruitment portal on its website.

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Here is a guide on how to apply on the NSCDC recruitment portal, including the application form and requirements and how to register for recruitment 2022 via the www.nscdc.gov.ng application portal.

See the recruitment form, application portal (www.nscdc.gov.ng), requirements and how to apply for the NSCDC Recruitment 2022 and every detail about NSCDC recruitment 2022 which you need to know.

It is important to know that the NSCDC recruitment 2022 application is free. Ensure you take note of this if you wish to apply for any job vacancy in the corps. The application form is obtainable online on the recruitment portal of the NSCDC.

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First, you need to visit the application page to apply for NSCDC Recruitment 2022 and also see the official portal for Civil Defence 2022 recruitment exercise.

The civil Defence recruitment portal is www.nscdc.gov.ng or cdfipb.careers. Civil defence application portal website will be open as soon as the recruitment is announced to commence officially.

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How to Apply:

It is very easy to apply for Civil Defence recruitment. All you need to do is go to the official recruitment portal www.nscdc.gov.ng and register. Once you’ve done that, submit your documents on the portal and provide the right information. Here is the steps to follow to apply for NSCDC 2022 recruitment:

Go to www.cdfipb.careers.
Click on apply.
Enter your Bio-data on the page
Upload your certificates and National ID.
Submit your application once completed.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon.
The requirements:

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Civil Defence Recruitment Requirements 2022

Height (Male) – 1.68m

Height (Female) – 1.65m

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Age – 18-30

Academic Requirement – B.Sc, HND or OND, WASSCE

A BSc or Masters’s Degree from an accredited Tertiary Institution in any related discipline or an HND in a relevant course in any field of study. Also, having a good knowledge of computers and their basic applications to use for the work and proper delivery of various tasks as required by the organization.

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NSCDC fact sheet

The NSCDC is a Para-Military Outfit that is responsible for the protection of Nigerians in public events and as such, it needs to recruit new workers from time to time. Once Civil Defence is recruiting, information will be released to the general public to keep them updated.

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The NSCDC has clearly stated on the portal www.nscdc.gov.ng that recruitment into the agency is transparent and completely free of charge to apply. This means that as long as you have the needed credentials, you should be eligible to participate in the recruitment exercise.

 

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Anambra: How We Rigged Election For Soludo, Man Confesses

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A suspect, one Anthony Onuoha, who was arrested by the Ebonyi State police command over alleged car theft, on Thursday, confessed to having worked with over 30 election riggers during last year’s Anambra election in favour of Prof. Charles Soludo.

Onuoha, who was paraded alongside other suspects, alleged that they were hired by one Uche General, to rig the governorship election for the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.

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The suspect alleged that they were given a car and fifty thousand naira after the election.

According to him: “Last year November, a car was given to me after governor Soludo’s election, because I was involved as one of the 30 persons that were kept in one place to work for APGA. We were promised to be given a car and fifty thousand naira after the election.

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“What attracted me to work for APGA was the car and not the fifty thousand naira. I went to Anambra State that November; I was picked by one Mr. Uche General, I don’t know his surname. Uche General was the one in charge of the section.”

“The role I played there was that we were kept at Awka North to thumbprint ballot papers on that day of the election. We thumb-printed for APGA governorship candidate, Charles Soludo, and we agreed that at the end of the day, we will be given a car and fifty thousand naira, which they did.

“We are nine persons that were given a car out of over thirty persons that were hired for the job. This car was given to me by them and the fifty thousand naira to fuel it,” he alleged.

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However, in a swift reaction, the Governor of Anambra State, Prof. Charles Soludo, who spoke to DAILY POST through his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime, said the suspect, Onuoha, should be made to face the wrath of the law.

Soludo denied having any deal with the suspect during the last Anambra State election.

According to him: “The police should take full wrath of the law against the suspect. We don’t know him, he is just telling lies to get off the hook. He is a common criminal and nobody knows him. Moreover, it was BVAS that was used during that last year election in Anambra State. So, where did they do the thumbprinting?

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“We don’t know him. We don’t know who he is. He must be a criminal and that is why he is in the police net. APGA won an election that was declared the most free and fair election in Nigeria.”

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“There was no such thumbprinting in that Anambra election. It was BVAS that INEC deployed in that election. We don’t know that guy, the governor of Anambra State does not know him. And APGA as a political party does not know him. The guy is on his own and he should face and carry his cross,” he stressed.
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