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Summary Of The National Confab 2014 Recommendations

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– 1. Qualification to Contest For President

Anybody aspiring to become the country’s President must be a degree holder.

– 2. Rotation of Presidency

Rotation of Presidency between the North and South and governorship among the three senatorial districts of each state.

– 3. Decamping (Cross-Carpeting)

Any elected official, executive or legislative, who carpet-cross, regardless of the reasons for such, shall automatically forfeit his seat.

– 4. Mineral Exploration

Excess revenue should be used for exploration of mineral resources in every part of the country.

– 5. Acting President

Where the President dies in office or incapacitated, impeached or where he resigns, the Vice President shall operate in acting capacity for a period of 90 days during which an election to the same office would be conducted.

– 6. Rotation of the Presidency

When a president leaves under any of the circumstances stated above, another president would be elected from the same zone where the previous one came from.

– 7. Open Grazing

Cattle routes and grazing reserves be phased out to lay emphasis on ranching.

– 8. New State For South East

There shall be created an additional state for the South-East Zone to make the zone have equal number of states with the other zones except the North West which has seven.

– 9. The States For The Regions

Creation of another 18 new states (three per geo-political zone, this means SE will now have 4).

– 10. Fiscal Sharing Formula

The sharing of the funds to the Federation Account among the three tiers of government should be done in the following manner: Federal Government – 42.5%, State Governments – 35% and Local Governments 22.5% as opposed to the prevailing 52.68 %, 26.72% and 20.60% respectively.

– 11. Form of Government

Modified Presidential System, a home-made model of government that effectively combines the presidential and parliamentary systems of government. The president shall pick the vice president from the Legislature.

– 12. Appointment of Ministers

The President should select not more than 18 ministers from the six geo -political zones and not more than 30% of his ministers from outside the Legislature. Reduce Cost of governance by pruning the number of political appointees and using staff of ministries where necessary.

– 13. Legislature

The legislature should remain Bi-cameral but all elected members of the legislative arms of all the tiers of government should serve on part-time basis.

– 14. Local Government Autonomy

Local Government will no longer be the third tier of government. The federal and states are now to be the only tiers of government. States can now create as many local governments as they want.

The Joint State/Local Government Account be scrapped and in its place the establishment of a State RMAFC with representatives of LG and a Chairman nominated by the Governor.

The Constitution should fix the tenure for Local Government Councils at three years. Conference recommends the scrapping of State Independent Electoral Commission, SIECs.

– 15. Immunity

The immunity clause should be removed if the offences attract criminal charges to encourage accountability by those managing the economy.

– 16. Independent Candidacy

Every Nigerian who meets the specified condition in the Electoral Act should be free to contest elections as an independent candidate.

– 17. Anti-corruption

Anybody arraigned before the court by EFCC, ICPC and by any law enforcement agencies, the accused person will be regarded as guilty, unlike the present situation where he is innocent until proven guilty.

Plus, complete abolition of the concept of plea bargain by the Federal government

– 18. State Police

States who want it should have it.

– 19. National Anthem

The old National Anthem should be re-introduced

– 20. Religion Taxes and Pilgrimages

Religious institutions to pay tax, abolition of pilgrimage sponsorship

– 21. Mission Schools

Public schools taken over by various state governments across the country forty two years ago would henceforth be returned to the religious missions which were the original owners

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RIVERS IS NOT UNDER POLICE SIEGE – GOV. FUBARA

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…Assures of commissioning Eberi-Omodu road in next 2 months

…Says Rivers is peaceful

Rivers State Governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara has said the State is not under any kind of Police siege as speculated by detractors of his administration.

Governor Fubara stated this after inspecting the Eberi-Omodu road in Omuma local government area of the State on Thursday.

The governor noted that the road initiated by his administration would have been part of the projects commissioned in his one year anniversary, but he has to extend the project from its initial 8 kilometers to 14.6 kilometers to link Abia State.

While assuring that in the next two months the road would be commissioned, Gov. Fubara emphasised that his visit is to also assure Nigerians that Rivers State is peaceful as against negative media reports about the State being under Police siege.

“You can see that we are moving about inspecting projects as against what you see in media reports that Police are everywhere and that we don’t move about anymore.”

“We are not under siege, the State is free and if at all there is any problem in the State, I know quite alright that Nigerians know where it is coming from and not from us.”

He reiterated that he is peace loving and promised to sustain the prevailing peace for the betterment of the people of Rivers State.

 

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Kano Government reacts as Court ‘sacks’ Sanusi

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The Kano State government has said the ruling delivered by a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Abdullahi Muhammad Liman, earlier on Thursday, shows Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II is still the Emir of Kano.

The State Attorney General and Commissioner for justice, Barrister Haruna Isah Dederi, said this during a press conference held at the Government House Thursday evening.

He said, “Today 20th June, 2024, the Federal High Court No. 1, Kano had passed its ruling in respect of the case before it. I have the honor, on behalf of His Excellency Gov. Abba K. Yusuf and the Kano State Government, to address you once again over the lingering litigation arising from the abolishing of the Five emirates and deposition of the former emirs. (including the deposed emir of 8 metropolitan local governments).
“The Kano State Government acknowledges the ruling by the Federal High Court regarding the Kano Emirates Council (Repeal) Law, 2024 and views same as upholding the rule of law.
“By the ruling of the Court, it has unequivocally. reaffirmed the validity of the law passed by Kano State House of Assembly and assented to by His Excellency the Executive Governor of Kano State on Thursday 23rd May, 2024 by 5:10pm. This part of the judgement is very fundamental to the entire matter.

“Further implication of the ruling is that all actions done by the Government before the emergence of the interim order of the honorable Court, are equally validated. This means that, the abolishing of the Five emirates created in 2019 is validated and the deposition of the Five emirs is also sustained by the Federal High Court. By implication this means that Muhammadu Sanusi II remains the emir of Kano.

“The judge also granted our application for the stay of proceedings until the Court of Appeal deals with the appeal before it on jurisdiction. Happily, the signing of the law and the reinstatement of His Highness, Emir Muhammad Sunusi II were done on 23rd May, 2024 before the emergence of the Interim Order which was served on us on Monday 27th May, 2024.”

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA, CON, HAS APPROVED THE APPIONTMENT OF THE UNDERLISTED PERSONS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS AND SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, WITH PORTFOLIOS THEREIN AS FOLLOWS

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HIS EXCELLENCY THE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR OF IMO STATE SENATOR HOPE UZODIMMA, CON, HAS APPROVED THE APPIONTMENT OF THE UNDERLISTED PERSONS AS SPECIAL ADVISERS AND SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS, WITH PORTFOLIOS THEREIN AS FOLLOWS:

1.
Mrs. Treasure Ahanonu
S.A. Religion
2.
Mrs. Chinonye Nnawuihe
S.A. Housing
3.
Mrs. Augustina Ohizu
S.A. Education (Secondary School)
4.
Sir Bright Nwelue
S.A. Event Management and Program Coordination
5.
Godson Dibe
S.A. Empowerment
6.
Dr. Katch Ononuju
S.A. Inter-party Affairs
7.
Prince Eze Ugochukwu
S.A. Public Enlightenment
8.
Barr. Ifeoma Umeh
S.A. Poverty Alleviation
9.
Franca Uzodimma
S.A. Domestic
10.
Frank Onwumere
S.A. Motor Parks Supervision/Illegal Parks
11.
F.C.C. Jones
S.A. Public Communication
12.
Hon Emma Dike
S.A. Industrial Park
13.
Ogubundu Nwadike
S.A. Research and Documentation
14.
Ikechukwu Ekeh (Ekeson)
S.A. Tourism
15.
Morris Onwuba
S.A. Drainages and Desilting
16.
Savior S.C. Okiro
S.A. Community Development
17.
Uzoma K. Nwokorie
S.A. Ethics
18.
Chief (Dr.) Chijioke D.B. Williams
S.A. Urban Development
19.
Mr. Anthony Anyaehie
S.A. Mass Transit
20.
Nlemigbo Ikenna
S.A. Sport
21.
Hon. Eric Uwakwe
S.A. Youth Mobilization
22.
Lady (Bee) Bernadette Okereke
S.A. Primary Health
23.
Mrs Florence Anachebe
S.A. Special Duties
24.
Ukanwa Obinna Chidiukwu
S.A. Education (Primary)
25.
Mrs Grace Ugwoegbu
S.A. Investment Promotion
26.
Ogbonna L. Egongu
S.A. Women Empowerment
27.
Odinaka Chioma Pamela
S.A. Secretarial Duties
28 BARR. LEO AWAZIEAMA – SA LEGAL
29 JOSEPH OPUTA -SA ISOPADEC
30 MRS. IJEOMA IKEGWURUKA- SA OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES
31 COMRADE AUSTIN CHILAKPU-SA LABOUR
32 DR. PATRICK UZOMA- SA LAGOS LIAISON
33 DR. MRS. OBIANUJU NWOKEJIOBI- SA PRIMARY HEALTH
34 CHIDI ONYEWUCHI- SA SKILL ACQUISITION
35 ANDY CHIKWE- SA ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (ADR)
36 AMARACHI ANYAEHIE- SA MEDIA
37 TONIA CHIMENEM CHINDAH -SA SPECIAL DUTIES II
38 JOHN IKEAKA- SA INTELLIGENCE AND SURVEILLANCE
39 MRS. CHINYERE EMEZIEM- SA WOMEN AFFAIRS
40 MRS. ESTHER UKACHUKWU- SA EDUCATION INTERVENTION
41 EZECHI CHUKWU-SA CULTURE AND CREATIVE ARTS
42. HUMPHREY IKEAKA-SA SPECIAL DUTIES I
43 BARR. PAT-EKEJI NGOZI – SA STRATEGY AND DEVELOPMENT
44 Patience Mbakwe – SA Micro Credit
45 Doris Anyanwu- SA NEPAD
46 Onwuzuruike CHINYERE Adanna (Shantel)- SA Networking
47 Benjamin Igwe (Bello) -SA Electoral I
48 Emmanuel Owete- SA Electoral II
49 Alhaji Suleiman Ibrahim -SA Northern Affairs (Male)
50 Hajia Fatima Hamza -SA Northern Affairs (Female)
51 Samuelson Emehibe- SA Special Citizen
52 Stanley Nwaloka- SA Voter Education
53 Wilson Nwafor- SA Regional Integration and Cooperation
54 Collins Opuruzor- SA Eletronic and Creative Media
55 Christian Merenu (LOMAS)- SA Betting and Pools

B SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANTS
1.
Stanford Arinze Nwokedi
S.S.A. Public Enlightenment
2.
Oparaji Franklyn
S.S.A. Student Affairs
3.
Ambrose Nwaogwugwu
S.S.A.Eletronic and creative Media
4.
Dorathy Nworji
S.S.A. Door to Door
5.
Ijeoma Ndubuisi
S.S.A. Agriculture
6.
Dr. Ijeoma Onyebuagu
S.S.A. Welfare/Entertainment
7.
Ikechukwu Ezeibekwe
S.S.A. Community Relations
8.
Mike Akwiwu
S.S.A. Open Space and Park Management
9.
Modestus Nwamkpa
S.S.A. Print Media
10 Charles Ebonuma SSA SPECIAL CITIZENS

Hon Declan Emelumba
Commissioner for Information, Public Orientation, and strategy

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