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INEC Seeks Amendments Of Constitution, Electoral Act To Shelve Bye Election

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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it is proposing a bill to the National Assembly, seeking amendment of the constitution and electoral act to enable parties replace their elected representatives that die or vacate seat before end of tenure.

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Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kogi state, Professor James Akpam, disclosed this at the stakeholders meeting preparatory to the Ibaji state constituency bye election held on Thursday at the INEC office in Lokoja.

He said the bill if considered and passed into law will go a long way to curb cost in the electoral processes of INEC and other untoward activities associated with election in Nigeria.

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The Ibaji constituency seat is currently vacant following the demise of Hon. Abah early this year after a prolonged ailment, the Commission is preparing for his replacement through bye election.

According to the Commissioner, INEC has concluded arrangement to conduct a free, fair and credible election in Ibaji, despite the Covid 19 scare as all the pandemic protocols would be observed during the Saturday, December 5 election.

He explained that the constituency has 148 polling units,10 registration areas(RAs), 76,575 registered voters, 96% of which have collected permanent voters cards with 630 adhoc staff, one returning officer, 10 collaboration officers have been recruited and trained for the exercise.

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Akpam who also revealed that non sensitive materials have been received from Abuja, added that smart card readers have been configured, the sensitive materials are expected on Thursday for on ward movement to the registration areas.

He explained that during the recent Governorship elections in Edo and Ondo  State respectively INEC observed Covid-19 protocols , stressing that voters in next Saturday election in Ibaji must observe protocols to aviod crisis.

The REC pointed out that the social distancing, use of face masks , washing hand and Sanitizers would be strictly applied during the election.

Akpam added that all the INEC Staff would do the same, calling voters to come to various polling units with their face masks.

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He stated that that card readers would be sanitized intermittently , saying that immediately a voter is allowed to vote the INEC officers will apply sanitizer on Card readers before  the next voter will vote

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CEDO 4 GYB2PYB Unveils The Abridged Profile Of The Group Director of Finance and A Former Commissioner In Niger State

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Hon Muhammad Mudi was born on the 1st April 1960 into to the family of Mal. Mudi Muhammad, The Chief Imam of Diko, Suleja Local Government, Niger State.

He Attended LEA Primary School Diko in 1969-1975 and Proceeded to Government Secondary School Kuta in 1975-1980, He went further to Federal School of Arts and Sciences Suleja in 1980-1981 and later got admitted to the Prestigious University of Sokoto(Danfodio University) Pre-degree studies in 1981-1983.

After Completion of his Pre-Degree Program he then gained full admission as Undergraduate Student at the University of Sokoto (Danfodio University) where he studied and graduated with Bsc Hon Management Studies in 1983-1986.

As a Young and Brilliant manager, He Proceeded to further his Education.

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He later enrolled into Great University of Lagos Akoka Lagos, where he studied and Awarded with Masters of Public Administration in 1998-2000.

Hon Mudi Muhammed did his NYSC as a Classroom Teacher in Amper Community Secondary school Amper, Plateau State in I986-1987.

He was employed as Assistant Superintendent of Immigration in 1988 and was called back by his community the good People of Suleja to join active politics in the year 2001.

Therefore, He Voluntarily Retired From Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS).

He was made the Secretary of Abukwaka Local Government Suleja in 2001-2002, He Later became the Chairman of Abukwaka Local Government Suleja in 2002-2003, Then, he was Appointed as the Special Adviser to His Excellency The Executive Governor of Niger State on Agriculture in 2003-2004.

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Because of his exhibiting very high level of performance and loyalty he was then elevated to the position of Director General in Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development Niger State in 2004-2007.

In 2007, he went into the Private Sector and worked with EL- Muhmuod Nig Ltd as the Director of Finance and Administration.

Between 2007-2008, Following the 2007 General election a new Government came to Power with Governor Aliyu Babangida who found him worthy again to be saddled with the responsibility of monitoring the whole projects in Niger State, he was appointed Special Adviser on Project Monitoring between 2008-2010.

Some months later he resigned and went back to Private Sector as the MD/CEO of EL-Muhmuod Nig Ltd in 2010-2017.

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With The amalgamation of various political Parties to form APC made him abandoned PDP and found his way to APC.

After the 2015 election, he was appointed as Commissioner for Mineral Resources 2017-2018 and later was made the Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry between 2018- 25th May 2019..

Hon Mudi Muhammed is the present Coordinator of Suleja Smart City.

He is married to a Beautiful wife and Children.

Based on his Track record and Trustworthiness he was appointed by the Executive Director of Chief Edward David Onoja Presidential campaign group for Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello 2023 as the Director of Finance in June 2021.

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Nasarawa LG Polls: APC’s Aliyu Tashas Wins Toto LG Chairmanship Primaries

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Nasarawa Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, State Commissioner for Health, Hon. Ahmed Baba Yahaya (M) and Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas Aquatic (AATA) addressing the press shortly after the conduct of the primaries
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….As Nasarawa Speaker Congratulates APC Candidate.

By Sadiq Abubakar, Abuja.

Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, has emerged winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairmanship primaries in Toto Local Government Council of Nasarawa state, for the October 6, 2021 Council election in the area.

 

Chairmanship candidate of APC in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, Hon Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, speaking with newsmen shortly after he was declared winner of the chairmanship in Primaries. Speaker of the state house assembly, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, left looks on.

Chairmanship candidate of APC in Toto Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, Hon Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, speaking with newsmen shortly after he was declared winner of the chairmanship in Primaries. Speaker of the state house assembly, Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, left looks on.

The retuning officer for the primaries, Usman Bala, while declaring the result at legislative chambers of the local government, said Hon Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, scored 289 votes, Dr Zakari Shuaibu, 41 votes while Hon Mohammed Ohikwo Isah, scored zero.

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He said: “By the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria and the electoral act, 2015, “I, Usman Bala, the retuning officer for the chairmanship primary election for Toto local government area of Nasarawa state,”.

“And by the power conferred on me by the electoral act, declared Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, as winner of the chairmanship primaries for Toto local government area of Nasarawa state and is hereby retuned elected,” he said.

“I sleep and wake with the state in my heart, I sleep and wake with Toto LG in my heart. ” – Nasarawa Speaker

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Speaking to newsmen over the election, speaker of the state house of assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, congratulated the entire people of Toto local government area and the winner of the chairmanship primaries as well as delegates that participated in the election.

Dr. Zakariya Shuaibu Lokogoma, one of APC aspirants and Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas Aquatic embracing each other shortly after the primaries elections in Toto.

Dr. Zakariya Shuaibu Lokogoma, one of APC aspirants and Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas Aquatic embracing each other shortly after the primaries elections in Toto.

He said he was impressed with maturity exhibited by all the three aspirants and their supporters for ensuring the exercise went on successfully without any rancour, saying the ruling APC shall emerged victorious at the polls.

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“And I will also want to use this medium to appreciate the security agents and party delegates for ensuring the process was peaceful. And I will also want to call on the chairmanship candidate to ensure he work closely with the losers in order to ensure the party emerged victorious at the polls,” he said.

Nasarawa Speaker, Rt. Hon.  Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, State Commissioner for Health, Hon. Ahmed Baba Yahaya (M) and Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas Aquatic (AATA) addressing the press shortly after the conduct of the primaries

Nasarawa Speaker, Rt. Hon. Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, State Commissioner for Health, Hon. Ahmed Baba Yahaya (M) and Hon. Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas Aquatic (AATA) addressing the press shortly after the conduct of the primaries

Reacting, the chairmanship candidate, Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, expressed delight and appreciated the party’s delegates for voting for him overwhelming during the primaries.

He also commended his opponents for accepting defeat at the primaries, while assuring that he will work closely with them to ensure the APC continue to wax stronger and emerged victorious during the October, 2021 council election in the area.

Speaker of Nasarawa state house of assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, addresses APC stakeholders before commencement of chairmanship primaries in Toto local government area of Nasarawa on Monday

Speaker of Nasarawa state house of assembly, Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, addresses APC stakeholders before commencement of chairmanship primaries in Toto local government area of Nasarawa on Monday

“Honestly, I am very elated for maturity exhibited by my opponents, as immediately I was declared winner, they both came and embraced me and I want to assure we shall work together as one family to move APC forward and ensure we win the forthcoming Chairmanship election by the grace of God,” he said.

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CEDO 4 GYB2PYB Unveils The Abridged Profile Of The Group’s National Woman Leader

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BRIEF PROFILE OF HAJIYA SHAFA’ATU IBRAHIM NA’ALA

The prominent Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala was born in the ancient city of Gusau, the State Capital of Zamfara State in the Northwest of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 17th May 1977. She was successfully brought up by the same famous and reputable family in Zamfara State called ” Na’ala Family”.

Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala basically obtained her basic education at Sarkin Kudu Sulaiman Primary School and certified in 1987. She attended Government Girls Secondary School Kotorkoshi from 1988-1994 and thereafter College of Education Sokoto where she read Business Education from 1995-1998.

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The great Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala went to the most peaceful University in Nigeria, the Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto where she had Bachelor of Science Education Economics in 2008. A diploma in computer 2011 and currently Masters Degree in Guidance and Counselling with the National Open University of Nigeria as she is as well a Lecturer at Zamfara College of Arts and Science GUSAU (ZACAS).

Hajiya Na’ala joined politics in 1999 holding various positions which include Women’s Leader of the great and popular movement of Malam Shehu Isah (Barden Gusau) , Publicity Secretary, Zamfara State Women’s Leader Koguna Volunteer Organization among other political positions respectively.

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Hajiya Shafa’atu Ibrahim Na’ala has marvelously championed her passion for advocating women’s participation in active politics with a view to having due rights for the entire Women folks and Children.

She is however an entrepreneur who has been committed to activate women’s zeal to entrepreneurship for self-reliance and socio-economic growth of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

She is the MD of Na’ ala multi links Nigeria limited and also MD at Na’ala chrome furniture enterprises

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