Tag "federal character"

    Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

Reps probe ‘clandestine’ recruitment in MDAs

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the alleged clandestine recruitment process in federal government ministry, department and agencies (MDAs). The house made the resolution following a motion introduced by Yusuf Gagdi from Plateau state during Wednesday’s plenary. The lawmaker alleged that rather than following due process while recruiting members of staff, the MDAs often use the “back door” to employ those favoured [...]

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    Obasanjo asks lawmakers to call Buhari to order over ‘lopsided’ appointments

Obasanjo asks lawmakers to call Buhari to order over ‘lopsided’ appointments

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of violating the principle of federal character in the appointment of heads of security agencies. There have been arguments that the appointments are skewed in favour of the north. Speaking after unveiling the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM), in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Thursday, the elder statesman asked the national assembly and [...]

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    Group threatens to sue FG over ‘exclusion’ of south-east from NNPC board

Group threatens to sue FG over ‘exclusion’ of south-east from NNPC board

The Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS) has threatened to sue the federal government in seven days if it does not implement the federal character principle in the National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in seven days. In a letter dated September 9 and addressed to Shettima Abba, acting chairman of federal character commission, Collins Okeke, a senior legal officer of HURILAWS, noted that [...]

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    Sanusi: Federal character shouldn’t be an excuse for nepotism

Sanusi: Federal character shouldn’t be an excuse for nepotism

Muhammad Sanusi II, emir of Kano, says federal character should be based on merit, and not be used as an excuse for nepotism. The revered monarch said this at the 10th memorial lecture of Kehinde Sofola, with the theme 'The Role of the Legal Profession in Nation Building: the Nigerian Context'. Sanusi said "true Nigerians" should be able to tell their leaders [...]

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