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Court Nullifies Benue NUJ Election, Orders Arrest Of President, Others

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The National Industrial Court sitting in Makurdi the Benue state capital has ordered the Commissioner of Police to effect the arrest of the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Chris Isiguzo, national secretary, Leman Shuaib and the Vice president Zone D, Mr. Wilson Bako over contempt of court.

At the Court, Bemdoo Ubger who purportedly won the said election through his lawyer had sought to be joined as a defendant which angered the presiding judge, Justice I.J. Essien who described him as ‘illegal’ chairman.

Others to be arrested are all those that emerged as winners as well as the chairman of credentials committee, Chris Apuu, Secretary, James shim while the immediate past Acting chairman of the council, Comrade Kajo Martins was however, let off the hook for comply with the order of the court by staying away from the said election.

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“You this illegal chairman man, after flouting my order, you have the gust to appear before this court seeking to be joined as a defendant. You are not leaving this court to your house but to the prison”.

Court Nullifies Benue NUJ Election, Orders Arrest Of President, Others

“How would society be if people at this level of insecurity chose to promote anarchy. All that won in that election are hereby committed to prison on till the next adjournment”.

Justice Essien therefore, ordered Mr. Ugber to handover any property of the union in his position to the Interim Caretaker Committed led by Comrade Steven Ijoh and stop parading themselves as leaders of the union in the state.

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When the case came up, Counsel to the Claimant (Orduen Dura), R.I. Wombo moved that the court should commit to prison all the respondents including Vice president Zone D. Wison Bako and all those that emerged as leaders at that election.

The learned Counsel told the court that all the respondents except the then Acting chairman of the council, Kajo Martins be exempted from committal to prison as the case has been adjourned to 28th July, 2021.

It will be recalled that Mr. Orduen Dura of the State Information chapel had dragged the union before the National Industrial Court, Makurdi Division seeking interpretation whether national secretariat of the union has right to violate its constitution by qualifying candidates that were disqualified by the credentials committee.

In the said July 3rd 2021 Benue NUJ council election, Bemdoo Ubger of Radio Benue chapel had 6 attendance while Terna Umah of NTA chapel with 10 attendance have fallen short of 50% as required by union’s constitution and were disqualified by the credentials committee.

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However, when the report was sent to NUJ national secretariat, both Ugber and Umah were cleared to join contest along Dennis Ayom of the State Information and Vincent Nyinongu of The Prime chapel.

On 2nd July, the Court bailiff had come to effect service on the Acting chairman and the credentials committee, while the Acting chairman accepted the service, the chairman of the credentials committee rejected and the bailiff placed it on the table where and left while the service were also served on the national secretariat of the union.

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Parents of abducted Islamic school children gave up kids to bandits

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As a result of the inability to raise the latest demands of bandits, parents of the abducted Islamic school children in Tegina Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State have allegedly abandoned the kids to their abductors.

It was gathered that the parents might have left the kids to their fate as they could not raise the N20 million ransom and six Honda motorcycles worth N3 million demanded by the bandits.

DAILY POST also learnt that some of the feelers they received on the death of some of the abductees have weakened some parents’ resolve and faith as they now doubt the children are still alive.

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3 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School Escape From Bandits

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Three more abducted students of the Bethel Baptist High School, Kaduna were said to have escaped from their captors.

They were subsequently found by security operatives roaming the forest.

The students, according to a competent security source in Kaduna on Tuesday, were found roaming in the forest in the Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

A source said that the students after their escape were re-kidnapped by another gang of bandits who entered into negotiation with the parents.

According to the source, “They escaped from their abductors and were later found roaming inside the forest by troops.

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“They were found in a forest in Chikun LGA, where they have been for days without food,” the source said, adding, “The students looked pale and sick.”

3 More Students Of Bethel Baptist School Escape From Bandits

The students were kidnapped in the early hours of July 5, 2021, around 2am on the school premises along the Kaduna-Kachia Expressway, Damishi, Chikun Local Government Area of the state.

The first batch of 28 of the students had spent 20 days in the kidnappers’ den. Thereafter, another four of the students also escaped from their captors.

This was after payment of N50 million was made to the bandits which warranted the release of the first 28 students.

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Emeka Nwajiuba: Nigeria To Get $125m From Global Education Summit

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Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba has revealed that Nigeria will get a total of $125m as her shares from the Global Education Summit.

President Muhammadu Buhari and other world leaders who attended the summit raised US$5 billion to support education systems in up to 90 countries and territories, where 80% of the world’s out-of-school children live.

Speaking on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’ monitored by DAILY INDEPENDENT, the Minister said that amount was the highest Nigeria has got and it was made possible because the President personally attended the conference.

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“$125 million will be coming to Nigeria. We thank President Muhammadu Buhari for showing up because his presence made all the difference. This is the largest Nigeria has ever gotten from this summit and this is a fantastic one for us”.

“Luckily for us, we also have the permanent secretary in the Ministry of Education who is now going to be on the board of GPE, who is going to then stay there to make sure that we allocate these monies to the states where we have our biggest problems”.

“Most people won’t even think of Oyo state as a state where we have problems, but we do. We are studying all the graphics and we are going to allocate these monies to places where we can best utilise them or fill in the deepest gaps to try to get people running”.

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