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Bauchi Gets New HoS, 22 Permanent Secretaries


Bauchi gets new HoS, 22 Permanent Secretaries

Bauchi State Governor, Sen. Bala Mohammed has approved the appointment of Alhaji Yahuza Adamu Haruna as the New Head of Civil Service (HoS).

This followed the retirement of the Head of Civil Service, Alh Aliyu Jibo Prior to which the governor had approved his confirmation as the substantive Head of Civil Service with effect from 1st April 2021.

Bala Mohammed, thanked the outgoing Head of Civil Service, for his invaluable contributions to the development of Civil Service in Bauchi State and wished him the very best in his future endeavor.

The newly appointed Head of Civil Service, Alh. Yahuza Adamu hails from Ningi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Until his appointment, he was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget & Economic Planning, Bauchi State.

Similarly, the Governor has approved the appointment of Twenty-two new Permanent Secretaries in the State Civil Service.

The appointment of the new Head of Civil Service and the (22) Permanent Secretaries takes immediate effect as contained in a statement by, Mukhtar M. Gidado, Special Adviser to the governor on media.

The newly appointed Permanent Secretaries are as follows:
Jibrin Moh’d Yusuf, Alkaleri LGA;
Danjuma Garba, Bauchi LGA;
Babaji Mairiga Suleiman, Bauchi LGA; Saratu Musa Jibrin, Bogoro LGA and Shehu Yahaya Jalam, Dambam LGA.

Others are: Hannatu Iliya, Dass LGA; Isa Moh’d Tahir, Gamawa LGA; Asma’u Muhammad Sunusi, Ganjuwa LGA;
Idris Saleh Giade, Giade LGA; Bala Manu Gadau, Itas/Gadau LGA; Samaila Ahmed, Jama’are LGA and Ibrahim Adamu Gambaki, Katagum LGA.

The rest are: Sule Adamu Madara, Katagum LGA; Aliyu Suleiman Hardawa
Misau LGA; Abubakar Usman Misau
Misau LGA; Saleh Yakubu Ningi
Ningi LGA; Engr Aminu Aliyu Gital
Tafawa Balewa; Yakubu Jibrin Abdullahi
Tafawa Balewa; Nathaniel Mu’azu
Warji LGA; Mamman Sale Mumuni
Zaki LGA; Sa’idu Abubakar (Permanent Secretary/ Accountant General), Warji LGA and Muhammadu Zakariya’u

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MFM Varsity Name Founder, Olukoya Professor

The General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, Dr Daniel Olukoya, has been appointed by Mountain Top University, MTU as a professor of Biotechnology.

In a statement on Wednesday, the university said that the  appointment of Olukoya, who is also the university’s Chancellor, was a result of the positive consideration shown by a relevant review by the council and the assessments of his publications by some of the world’s best scholars in biotechnology.

The statement read, “This is the result of the positive consideration given by relevant review committees and the Council of the University following the assessments of his publications by some of the world’s best scholars in Biotechnology, each of whom found him to be eminently appointable as Professor of Biotechnology.

“It needs to be underscored that this appointment is indeed well-deserved by Prof. D. K. Olukoya, who is an epitome of all-around excellence.

“He also engaged himself as a distinguished researcher and exceptional geneticist at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research between 1984 and 1998, during which he produced more than 70 scientific publications in the best local and international journals in the area of Microbiology and Biotechnology.

“He has also been cited more than a thousand times by scholars across the world.

“Not only has the new Professor of Biotechnology cut a niche for himself among eminent scholars in Microbiology and Biotechnology across the world, he has equally supervised many postgraduate students and continues to serve as a mentor and motivator to many Nigerian Microbiologists and Biotechnologists, many of whom have risen to professorial cadres in universities in and outside Nigeria.”

The statement added that Olukoya was severally offered the position in the 1990s by many universities, saying he chose to pursue his ministerial calling as directed by God.


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INEC Says 132, 626 Voters Cards Uncollected In Anambra

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that 132,626 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) are yet to be collected in Anambra State.

The commission added that it has relocated six local government area collection centres in the state, as a result of the insecurity ravaging most parts of the country.

The state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Dr Queen Elizabeth Agwu, stated this on Wednesday, during a meeting with stakeholders at the state headquarters of the commission.

Agwu who addressed all the political parties representatives, traditional rulers and civil society groups said the local government areas where the relocation of collation centres took place include Ihiala, Nnewi South, Onitsha North, Orumba North, Awka North and Awka South.

She said:“The collection of PVCs has been extended to Saturdays and Sundays in Anambra State.

“We need enough security to carry out this function. If people fail to collect their PVC, they will be shortchanging themselves, and doing a disservice to the people of their area.

“The 2023 general elections will be free, fair and credible, not only in Anambra State but the entire country. We have done the necessary work, and we hope to deliver.”

She gave a breakdown of the figures of uncollected PVCs in most local government areas as follows:

Ayamelum – 1,960; Dunukofia – 6,222; Idemili South – 4’589; Anaocha – 885; Orumba South -6,656; Onitsha South – 12,274; Idemili North – 16,256; Aguata – 12675; Njikoka – 7,009; Ogbaru – 10,755 and Anambra East – 7,717.

Others are Nnewi South – 1,841; Awka North – 1,153; Anambra West – 1,387; Orumba North – 2,393; Oyi – 7,982; Onitsha North – 9,990; Ihiala – 4,058; Nnewi North – 8,700; Ekwusigo – 3,350 and Awka South – 4,971.


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Osun LP Guber Candidate, Lasun Rejoins PDP

Yusuf Lasun, a former deputy speaker of the house of representatives, has rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor of Osun, Ademola Adeleke made the announcement on Wednesday at the PDP presidential rally in Osogbo, the Osun capital.

“The former deputy speaker has joined the PDP family. He used to be in PDP, but today, he has decided to come and join the PDP family,” the governor said.

Lasun, who was present at the rally, hailed supporters after a terse remark.

Lasun had contested the 2022 governorship election in Osun on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).

Adeleke came first in the election; Gboyega Oyetola of the APC placed second; Kehinde Atanda of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) came third; while Lasun came a distant fourth.

He was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) until February when he resigned from the party after losing the party’s governorship ticket.

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