Hot News This Wednesday Night, June 24, 2020
1. Buhari says Giadom is APC's authentic acting chairman View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Buhari says Giadom's claim to be acting national chairman is backed by the law.
President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind Victor Giadom as the authentic acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Giadom has been at the centre of a leadership crisis in the party that kicked off when a Court of Appeal in Abuja upheld the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman.
A majority of the party's National Working Committee (NWC) ratified the appointment of former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who's also the party's deputy national chairman (South), as its acting national chairman.
Due to Ajimobi's current hospitalisation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Hilliard Etta, the party's vice-chairman (South-South), was appointed to act on his behalf.
However, Giadom declared himself the acting national chairman, claiming he was entitled to take over from Oshiomhole because a court had granted such a request in March 2020.
2. FG presents proposal to National Assembly on schools reopening View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Minister of State for Education Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba submitted a proposed date for the reopening of schools across the country to the National Assembly on Tuesday as a post-COVID-19 measure
During a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education, he made the presentation on the proposals of the ministry for pupils who were forced to stay at home after the COVID outbreak-19 pandemic.
While acknowledging that the government had said schools would soon be reopened for certain groups of students, Nwajiuba said giving a tentative date would result in public misrepresentation.
For this time we don't want to make it public because other people won't jump up our plan for reopening school guidelines.
"This is because every day people publish fake guidelines which I always come to debunk on air. What we now have, is a plan.
3. Ondo resident doctors begin strike View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Ondo state health system is on the verge of collapse following a strike begun by resident doctors at the University of Medical Sciences, government hospital nurses and doctors are also threatening to downgrade tools.
This is definitely not the best time for the ondo state health sector as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the health sector's state workers are warming up for strike over the failure of the government to resolve various issues that concern them
Resident Physician Association has withdrawn clinical services from state teaching hospital while on Wednesday the National Association of Government General Medical & Dental Practitioners begins their strike.
Nurses are not left out as they have also given government 48 hours ultimatum
4.400,000 farmers to get N500 billion interest-free loans View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The first batch of 400,000 farmers will benefit from next week's zero-interest financing project of the N500 billion Federal Government under the Agric for Food and Employment Programme.
Andrew Kwasari, a senior special assistant to the President on Agriculture, told the media in abuja this Tuesday that the project is expected to mitigate the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the agricultural sector in the country.
Kwaseri said trained enumerators were sent out to recognize farmers and their farms to ensure that the beneficiaries are properly targeted.
5.Uzodinma fixes date to pay Imo pensioners View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
On Tuesday, Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma promised Imo pensioners they will be paying by Friday.
On Tuesday the state's aggrieved pensioners protested their overdue four-month pension arrears.
Speaking to them, Uzodinma, through the Secretary of State for Government (SSG), Cosmos Iwu said, "I congratulate the pensioners for their good conduct and I gave them the assurance that they will be paying their pension by Friday, and that the explanation for the delay is that the government is still working out the names of the pensioners because some people are still in retirement.
So, the payroll system is being cleaned up.
6.Buhari faults Francophone West Africa on adoption of Eco currency View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday faulted plans by Francophone countries that constitute the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to adopt a new currency, Eco, over the CFA.
According to him, the proposal for a single currency in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region might be severely hampered except member countries complied with agreed modalities of reaching the common goal.
A statement by its Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, revealed that the president announced the status of Nigeria at a virtual extraordinary meeting of the West African Monetary Zone Authority of Heads of State and Government.
"It gives me an awkward feeling that the UEMOA Zone now wants to take over the Eco as a supplement for its CFA Franc in front of the rest of the Member States.
7. Osinbajo unhappy with poor publicity on govt. intervention in tertiary institutions View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Nigeria's vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, expressed frustration at the lip service provided by the management of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFUND, to publicize government interference in tertiary institutions.
The reaction of the Vice President was revealed by TETFUND's Executive Secretary, Professor Sulieman Bogoro, during the inaugural retreat on a research grant in Abuja in 2020.
The TETFUND also revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari and the TETFUND Board of Trustees approved the establishment of a National Research and Development Center for COVID-19 and 12 COVID-19 testing centers throughout the country, among other research-related interventions.
8.Conditions You Must Fulfill To Be Eligible For 2020 N-Power Batch C Recruitment View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The federal government social intervention scheme, N-Power has unveiled the categories of people that would be eligible to apply for recruitment into the next batch of the programme.
Here are some tips to get ready
“Get your BVN ready.
“Ensure you are are not an existing employee in any organization.