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Anambra Election: Police assure voters In Ihiala LGA a hitch-free supplementary election

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Anambra Election: Police Assure Voters In Ihiala Lga A Hitch-free Supplementary Election

The Anambra Police Command has assured voters in Ihiala Local Government Area of the state of a hitch-free supplementary election.

Anambra Election: Police Assure Voters In Ihiala Lga A Hitch-free Supplementary Election

Speaking with reporters on Tuesday at the Uzoakwa Headquarters of Ihiala, Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Echeng Echeng, said that adequate police officers have been deployed to the area.

The police boss also asked eligible voters to come out and exercise their civic duties, adding that there was no cause for alarm.

“We have made our deployment, it is very robust and we are confident that we are going to conduct elections in every location that we are supposed to have elections in Ihiala today.”

“We are not saying that there is no fear, there is fear everywhere as far as Anambra is concerned but we have had elections in 20 Local Government Areas, this is just one Local Government Area.

“With what we have on ground including the Police, Army, NSCDC, DSS and others, we are going to handle the situation,” he said.

In a related development, sounds of gunshots have been reported outside Abobot Girls Secondary School, in Uzokwa Ward 3 of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State.

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At the moment, it could not be confirmed if the gunshot was a show of force by security operatives, non-state actors or some hoodlums.

Voting had started peacefully and the exercise was going smoothly across polling units in Uzokwa Ward 3 earlier until the gunshots rented the air.

Also, no single electoral officer was sighted at Abobot Girls Secondary School, Uzokwa Ward 3 at about 12:00 PM today.

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The ward alone, according to reports, has no fewer than 20 Polling Units and is just a stone throw from the Ihiala Local Government Area Headquarters, yet no staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission arrived at the expected hour to proceed with the last lap of the state governorship election.

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Tinubu visits Babangida allegedly over presidential ambition

Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu has reportedly met with former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB.

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2023 Presidency: Tinubu visits Babangida allegedly over presidential ambition - Naija News 247

Former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu has reportedly met with former Military Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, IBB.

2023 Presidency: Tinubu visits Babangida allegedly over presidential ambition - Naija News 247
2023 Presidency: Tinubu visits Babangida allegedly over presidential ambition

Naija News 247 recalls, Tinubu declared his presidential ambition some week ago and will be contesting in the 2023 Presidential election.

Tinubu met with Babangida on Thursday afternoon in Minna, the Niger State capital.

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He arrived at IBB’s hilltop residence at about 2.30pm and both went straight into a meeting behind closed-door.

The meeting is not unconnected with Tinubu’s aspiration to run for the presidency in 2023.

Tinubu visits Babangida after similar moves to some influential power blocs and individuals across the country.

He had last week cleared the air over doubts of him running for the presidency in 2023.

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The APC National Leader had informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intentions to run for the Presidency in 2023.

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PDP schedules North-West Zonal Congress, Saturday, Feb. 12

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The PDP has scheduled its outstanding Zonal Congress for its North-West Zone for the purpose of electing Zonal Working Committee and National Ex-Officios for the zone for Saturday, Feb. 12.

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The party disclosed this in a statement by its National Organising Secretary, Umaru Bature, on Thursday in Abuja.

It stated that the decision was part of the resolution of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting on Wednesday.

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The said the North-West Zonal Congress was slated to hold at the Zonal Headquarters of the party in Kaduna State.

“All critical stakeholders and teeming members of our great party in the North-West Zone are by this informed and guided accordingly,” the party said.

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FG approves Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu As NSIA’s Non-Executive Director

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu to the Board of Directors of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

The appointment takes effect from January 6, a statement by the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), said Thursday.

The statement said Mrs Paschal-Ejiogu brings nearly two decades of cognate experience spanning the social services and healthcare industry to the Board of NSIA.

The appointment follows the request by Ike Chioke, the former appointee for the South-East region of Nigeria, to be relieved of board duty at the NSIA as his firm was appointed to support the government in another role.

Speaking on the appointment, the chairman, board of directors, NSIA said “We are pleased to welcome Dr. Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu to the Board. We thank His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari for prioritizing NSIA’s Board appointments and also for the choice of Dr. Paschal-Ejiogu who brings invaluable international experience to the Board.”

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In his comment, MD & CEO NSIA, Uche Orji, said “Dr. Paschal-Ejiogu’s academic pedigree and deep experience in the social services and healthcare industry makes her a unique addition to the Board.

“Her wealth of experience will, contribute towards the attainment of the Authority’s long-term strategic goals. We are pleased with the appointment and look forward to working with Dr. Ogechi Paschal-Ejiogu and the Board,” he said.

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According to the statement, Mrs Pascal-Ejiogu obtained a doctorate degree in Economics from USA, specialising in Public Policy and Development.

“A Doctoral-level academic, she possesses in-depth knowledge of complex economic concepts, and is adept at applying theories and ideas to real-world situations,” the statement said.

“She also possesses a strong understanding of business finance, econometric modeling, data analysis, planning, and interpretation and has, over the last two decades, contributed significantly to the social services and healthcare industry both in Nigeria and in the United States of America.”

Prior to this, Mrs Paschal-Ejiogu graduated from the University of Reading, UK with a Masters in Development Economics and Policy, having also earned her first degree from the Imo State University where she bagged a B.Sc in Economics.

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Mrs Paschal-Ejiogu brings a unique set of skills, exposure, and expertise to the Board of the NSIA, which complements the existing array of Board-level talents,” the statement said.

The Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) is an investment institution of the federation set up to manage funds in excess of budgeted hydrocarbon revenues.

Its mission is to play a leading role in driving sustained economic development for the benefit of all Nigerians through building a savings base for the Nigerian people, enhancing the development of Nigeria’s infrastructure, and providing stabilization support in times of economic stress.

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