NYSC DG Warns Corps Members Against Collecting Any Form Of Bribes
Brigadier General Yushau Dogara Ahmed, the director general of the National Youth Service Corps, has issued a warning to corps members who would vote in the general elections on Saturday not to take food or presents from anyone.
Fidel Info reports that this is true, as he stated, as more than 200,000 corps members have been used as temporary staff.
These were said by the NYSC Director on Tuesday in Abuja when discussing the organization’s election readiness with journalists.
He said that INEC staff had previously taught election participants both inside and outside of orientation camps.
“What I want to warn corps members about is that they should be careful in whatever environment they find themselves in. They should not accept any gift from any politician.”
“They must not accept any food from anybody. As they go, they should carry at least their service support. Any form of gratification or gifts, we don’t expect any corps member to accept.
“We have deployed over 200,000 corps members. Those who are participating in this election have already been trained. Some of them are trained outside the camps. Those who just passed out were trained by INEC officials in the camp. Proper training has been given to them, guidelines were given to them. They have been well informed and they are ready to give their best,” Ahmed said.
According to him, the NYSC has put in place measures to ensure the security of corp members during and after the elections.
Ahmed said part of the efforts was meeting with heads of security agencies to ensure that they are secured.
He said, “What is fundamental for me to also mention is the security of these corps members. Since I took over, I have met with the IG of Police and the DSS. I have met with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, I have equally met with INEC and every hand is on deck to ensure that the Corps members are secured.
“We were assured by INEC that they will carry these corps members to their respective places of assignment and bring them back safely from wherever they are picking them from.”
JUST IN: CBN Orders Banks To Circulate Cash This Weekend
As part of a coordinated effort to facilitate the circulation of banknotes of various denominations, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has confirmed the evacuation of banknotes from its vaults to commercial banks throughout the nation.
Fidel Info reports that Also, the CBN has ordered all commercial banks to be open on Saturdays and Sundays. (more…)
UK Court Convicts Ekweremadu, Wife, Daughter Of Human Organ Trafficking
Ike Ekweremadu, a former vice president of the Nigerian senate, along with his wife, daughter, and doctor were found guilty of organ trafficking in the UK.
Fidel Info reports that After a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, Ekweremadu, his wife, Beatrice, daughter Sonia, and Dr. Obinna Obeta were all found guilty of enabling a young man’s visit to Britain with the intention of exploiting him.
The jury concluded that they had illegally planned to transport the 21-year-old street vendor from Lagos to London in order to take advantage of him for his kidney.
The court heard that the man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had been offered an illegal reward to become a donor for the senator’s daughter after kidney disease forced her to drop out of a master’s degree in film at Newcastle University.
Kano Govt Lifts Dawn To Dusk Curfew
Kano state government has lifted the dawn-to-dusk curfew imposed in the state On Monday.
Fidel Info reports that the curfew was imposed to avoid the breakdown of law and order following tensions generated by the announcement of the results of the governorship and state Assembly elections.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Monday, declared Abba Kabir Yusuf of the New Nigeria People’s Party the Gov-Elect of Kano.
He defeated his closest rival and the candidate of the ruling All Progressive Party, Gawuna, with a margin of 100,000 votes.
Yusuf is a close ally of the Presidential candidate of NNPP while Gawuna is a close ally of the incumbent Governor, Ganduje.
The Kano election was seen as an upset and a successful overthrow of the ruling party.
This led the Kano government to impose a curfew to avoid mayhem and breakdown of law and order.
The state commissioner for information and internal affairs, Muhammad Garba, made the announcement lifting the curfew in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano.
According to him, “the decision to lift the curfew was after careful review of the situation and the relative calm throughout the state”.
The commissioner however called on commercial banks, public servants and the people in the state to come out and continue with their normal businesses or day to day activities.
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