Buhari inaugurates ICPC, NPC commissioners

President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday in Abuja administered the oath of office to new commissioners of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offenses Commission and the National Population Commission.

Buhari sworn in the 10 commissioners who were confirmed by the senate in March shortly before the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council meeting held at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa Abuja.

The commissioners of the ICPC include Assistant Inspector General of Police Olugbenga Adeyanju, retd. (Ekiti State), Anthony Agbo (Ebonyi), Anne Odey (Cross River), Goni Gujba (Yobe), and Dr Louis Mandama (Adamawa).

The commissioners of the NPC include Benedict Effiong (Akwa Ibom), Mrs. Gloria Izonfo (Bayelsa), Kupchi Iyanya (Benue), Dr. Haliru Bala (Kebbi), and Dr. Eyitayo Oyetunji (Oyo).

Shortly after, the President proceeded into the agenda of the weekly FEC meeting.

Those who physically attended the meeting include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha and Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari and National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno (retd.).

Ministers in attendance are Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami; Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed; Labor and Employment, Chris Ngige; Agriculture, Mahmud Abubakar; Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi; Power, Abubakar Aliyu; Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed; Water Resources; Suleiman Adamu; Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu and the Minister of State for Health, Olorunimbe Mammora.

Ministers of state and the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, joined virtually from their respective offices in Abuja.


Gunmen invade mosque, kill Taraba monarch

Armed persons, Monday, invaded a mosque at the Maisamari community in Sardauna local government area of Taraba state, killing its District Head, Abdulkadir Sufiyanu.

Residents said the assailants stormed the area around 8 pm after the breaking of the Ramadan fast and shot the traditional ruler dead while he was performing night prayers.

Maisamari is in the larger part of Mambilla Plateau, the site of controversial Nigeria’s $5.9 billion federal hydro-power project. The project has an estimated 3,050-megawatt generating capacity.

Residents of the area recounted the last moment of the traditional ruler on social media where about nine days ago,  Safiyanu was filmed discussing boundary demarcation between the Sadauna council and neighbouring Gashaka with officials of the state government.

The police spokesperson in Taraba command, Usman Abdullahi, could not be immediately reached.

The attack in Maisamari town comes days after gunmen raided several villages in Gassol and Karim Lamido local government areas in the North-east region