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GDI Inaugurates Lagos Chapter

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The Grassroots Development Initiative (GDI) has inaugurated its local government executives members in Lagos State.
Lagos State Co-ordinator, GDI, Mr Richard Oru, made this known at the inauguration exercise of the local government executive officials in the state last Thursday in Lagos, saying the development is to push for Chief Wike’s presidential ambition in 2023.
He said, “today we have come together to establish GDI in Lagos and in this place, we have all the LGA chairmen and the state exco members which constitute of 39 members that form the excos.
“The reasons why we have come together to form GDI in Lagos is that we have come to support His Excellence, Gov. Nyesom Wike for his presidential ambition in 2023.
“We are poised to give him all the support and we are ready to position and grow membership in all LGs and wards across the Lagos State and even in very remote environments.
“We are sure that we will definitely push this movement to a very strong force”.
Oru said he believed that the group would become one of the most formidable ones in terms of independent political groups initiative ideology”.
The group leader said he had initiated and inaugurated LGA coordinators and the state excos had given them the structure to follow so they would go home and come up with their members.
According to him, “We will also follow them up to ensure that the LGA and wards exco members comprise members that can perform and grow the membership even in the remote areas.
Oru noted that the group was looking at raising funds from well-meaning Nigerians that they had spoken to about Wike’s presidential ambition.
“Hence, because of the love that they have for him, they have given us the assurance that they will support us to ensure that this comes to limelight”.
“Their support was to ensure that such man is giving the opportunity to serve the country as the president of Nigeria.

By: Kevin Nengia

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Tinubu Signs Bill Unifying Retirement Age For Judicial Officers

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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu yesterday signed his first piece of legislation as President, when he assented to a constitutional amendment bill bringing uniformity to the retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers in the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the State House Director of Information, Abiodun Oladunjoye, yesterday.
The statement is titled ‘President Tinubu assents to constitutional amendment Bill on uniformity in retirement age of judicial officers’.
The statement read in part: “In exercising the powers vested in him under the 1999 Constitution as amended, President Bola Tinubu yesterday at the State House assented to a fresh amendment of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“President Tinubu signed into law the ‘Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (Fifth Alteration) (No.37), 2023’ presented by the outgoing 9th National Assembly”.
It added that “With the signing of the Constitutional amendment Bill, retirement age and pension rights of judicial officers have been effectively brought into uniformity and other related matters”.
While signing the amendment Bill into law, Tinubu pledged his administration’s dedication to strengthening the judiciary, ensuring the rule of law, and empowering judicial officers to execute their responsibilities effectively.

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Democracy Day: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

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The Federal Government has declared Monday, June 12, as a public holiday in commemoration of 2023 Democracy Day celebration.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr Oluwatoyin Akinlade, on behalf of the Federal Government.
While congratulating Nigerians on the occasion, Akinlade stated that the country’s democratic journey has encountered stormy and smooth sails, just like in many other climes.
She said, “But the ship of State, its institutions and most importantly, the Nigerian people have remained steadfast on the tenets of democratic governance.”
“On this memorable occasion therefore, Nigerians and friends of Nigeria are invited to appreciate the progress that has been made, celebrate the milestones covered and look forward to a better future for the country’s democracy.
“The Permanent Secretary wishes all Nigerians a Happy Democracy Day celebration, “ the statement added.

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RSHA Screens Five For Commissioners, Today

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Five commissioner nominees are to appear before the Rivers State House of Assembly, today for screening.
The nominees include Engr. Chukwuemeka Woke, Barr.(Mrs) Inime Aguma, Hon Nwafor Uchechukwu, Dr. Kenneth Chisom Gbah and Hon. Henry Ogiri.
In a statement signed by the Acting Clerk of the House, Dr. Emeka Amadi, the five commissioner nominees are expected to appear before the lawmakers by 10am.
The nominees are also requested to submit 40 copies of their original credentials to the office of the Acting Clerk on or before 9am, today.
Four commissioners had earlier been screened by the Assembly and sworn in by the State governor, Sir Siminalayi Fubara, last week.
These nominees, if screened and confirmed, will therefore, bring the number of commissioners in the State to nine in the last one week.

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