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Nasarawa State Changes Cabinet, Remove 9 Commissioners, 2 Aides

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Governor of Nasarawa state - Umar Tanko Al-makura

Gov. Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has announced a major cabinet shakeup in which nine Commissioners and two Special Advisers lost their jobs.
This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Mohammed Abdullahi, the Secretary to the State Government, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lafia.
Abdullahi said the cabinet reshuffle took immediate effect.
However, he explained that the decision was to enable the affected persons focus on their political aspirations in the 2019 general elections and for others to pursue their professional/career goals.
The statement listed the affected commissioners as Abdulhamid Kwarra of Ministry of Environment and Solid Minerals; Gabriel Aka’Ka, Ministry of Water Resources and Rural Development, and Mary Enwongulu of Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Also affected were Bamaiyi Anagba, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development; Dr Daniel Iya, Health; Yusuf Shehu Usman of Information, Culture and Tourism, as well as Sonny Agassi of Lands and Physical Planning.
Others include Mr Mohammed Yahaya of Ministry of Works, Housing and Transport; and Tanko Zubair of Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives.
The statement also said that six commissioners were retained.
It added that Mr Jamil Zakari of Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources was redeployed to the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
The Special Advisers to the governor affected by the exercise were Hajarat Ibrahim Danyaro on Gender Relations, Rehabilitation and Disabilities; and Ado Dauda Mohammed on Community Based Relations/Conflict Resolution and Management.
The statement further revealed that the erstwhile Special Adviser to the governor on Security, retired Lt.-Gen. Mohammed Adeka, would henceforth handle Community Based Relations/Conflict Resolution and Management.
“Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Al-Makura, on behalf of all the people of Nasarawa State profoundly thank the outgoing commissioners and special advisers for their services and wishes them success in their future endeavours,” the government said.

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UNN New VC Is Prof. Charles Igwe

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UNN New VC Is Prof. Charles Igwe

The University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN will soon be led by the new vice chancellor, VC, whose name is Prof. Charles Igwe. The report of the emergence of the new VC is made known by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Dr. Okwun Omeaku, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

The appointment was made on Thursday by the board of governing council of the university. Prof. Charles is presently the administrative Deputy Vice-Chancellor, DVC, of UNN.

His Profiles entails being a Professor of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture. He rose from grass to grace is a soil survey assistant in 1976 to becoming an academic staff in 1991 and eventually became a Professor in the year 2003.

He took the appointment of DVC in 28th May 2016 and his tenure was extended in 2018 till date he became the VC. Within a short, while he would succeed Prof. Benjamin Ozurumba the outgoing VC and the handing over would take place on 4th of June, 2019.

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GTB Vs Innoson: Courts Grants Innoson Chairman To Take Over Bank Over Debt

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GTB Vs Innoson: Courts Grants Innoson Chairman To Take Over Bank Over Debt

The Federal High Court in Awka grants the Innoson chairman to take over Guarantee Trust Bank Plc, GTBank after the court proceedings on the 20th of May, 2019, NIGERIA NEWS reports.

An order is made on 27th of March, 2019 in which Innoson Nigeria Ltd was granted victory over the case and to start the taking over of the Bank operation in some of her branches. The court case between the Innoson Nigeria Ltd. and GTBank are explicitly quoted below:

“Recall that the Federal High Court, Awka Division, on March 27th, 2019 granted leave to Innoson Nigeria Ltd to enforce and execute the judgment and Garnishee Order Absolute made by the court Coram Shakarho, J at the Ibadan Judicial Division on the 18th of May 2010 and the 29th of July 2011 respectively. This order was concurrently affirmed by the Court of Appeal in the judgment of 6th February 2014 and by the Supreme Court in its judgment of 27th February 2019.

“As Innoson Nigeria Ltd commenced the tedious act of the execution, GTB rushed to the court vide its motion on notice seeking orders staying or suspending the execution embarked by Innoson Nigeria Ltd and also seeking orders setting aside the exparte Orders made by the Court granting Innoson leave to enforce the judgment and to issue the processes of executing the same.

“The court further held that the order is made on March 27th, 2019 in favor of Innoson Nigeria Ltd granting it leave to enforce the judgment and issue processes of execution of the judgment are valid; and also that all the steps are taken to levy executions in pursuance of that order are still valid and are not vacated; whilst all the prayers by GTB in its motion of 1st April 2019 are not granted.

“However, the court stayed further proceedings- proceedings relating to contempt against GTB to enable the Supreme Court to hear GTB’s newly filed motion at the Supreme Court in respect of the matter. “Subsequently, the matter was adjourned to 17th October 2019 for the hearing of the pending applications – the contempt application.

“It will be recalled that through a motion on notice dated April 24th, 2019, Innoson Nigeria Ltd asked the court to commit GTB and its MD, Chairman and Secretary for contempt of court.”

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