NECO Registrar Dies in Minna
The registrar of the National Examinations Council, NECO, Professor Godswill Obioma is dead.
The Director, Human Resources of the council, Abdul Mustapha confirmed the death of the NECO chief executive on Tuesday morning.
According to Mustapha, the second son of the NECO boss, Prince Godswill Obioma informed NECO of his father’s death after a brief illness.
The NECO director explained that Prof Godswill Obioma died in his sleep on Monday as a result of heart failure.
The family has promised to keep NECO informed of any further developments.
Initial reports had speculated that Prof Godswill Obioma was strangled to death, a report that has been debunked by the statement from his son that his father died of heart failure after a brief illness.
Matawalle in firing spree, sacks SSG, 40 others
Zamfara Governor, Bello Matawalle has sacked the Secretary to the State Government Alhaji Bala Bello and all 23 commissioners with immediate effect.
This is contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser Public Enlightenment, media and Communications, Malam Zailani Bappa.
Matawalle ordered the sacked commissioners to hand over affairs of their ministries to their respective Permanent Secretaries, except that of the Ministry of Security and Home Affairs which will be overseen by DIG rtd. Mohammed Tsafe.
The governor also approved the sack of his Chief of Staff rtd. Col. Bala Mande and the Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr Bashir Maru, as well as the removal of all Chairmen and members of the state Commissions and Boards of various agencies.
50-year-old Nigerian man arrested in Katsina for allegedly defiling two minors aged 3 and 5
The Katsina State Police Command has arrested a 50-year-old man, Abdulkadir Abdulkarim, for allegedly defiling two girls, aged 3 and 5 years.
Spokesperson of the State Police Command, SP Gambo Isah, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, said the suspect has confessed to the crime.
The Command succeeded in arresting one Abdulkadir Abdulkarim, m, aged 50yrs of Dauki village, Batsari but now residing at Modoji Quarters, Katsina, after confessing in the course of an investigation to having raped two minor girls using his fingers.
Bandits Kill 15 People in Niger Community
No fewer than 15 villagers are reported to have been killed in Beri town in the Bobi district of Mariga Local Government of Niger State on Monday.
A mobile policeman was also reportedly killed on Monday by the bandits in the town but the men of the local vigilante were able to kill five of the bandits.
It was gathered that the Beri Police Station was burnt by the bandits with several people reported to have been injured during the stampede that accompanied the arson on the police station.
Despite Attacks in South-East, INEC Vows to Conduct Anambra Gov Election
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has vowed to conduct the Anambra governorship election despite the recent attacks on its facilities in the region.
The Anambra governorship election is scheduled to hold on November 6, 2021, but the South-East has been a hotbed of insecurity with gunmen attacking police facilities, burning INEC buildings, and destroying electoral materials.
Despite this, the Commission said it is engaging relevant stakeholders to find a lasting solution to the violence and also proceed with the election.
This was disclosed by the National Commissioner of the Commission, Adekunle Ogunmola after a strategic meeting in Lagos, on Monday.