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Buhari Sacks HYPREP Coordinator, Appoints New Boss

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the termination of the appointment of the Project Coordinator of the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project (HYPREP), Dr Giadom Dumbari.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a post on the Twitter handle of the Nigerian Presidency, @NGRPresident, which announced the sack late Tuesday.

According to the post, Buhari also approved the appointment of Professor Nanibarini Zabbey as the new HYREP boss.

“President @MBuhari has approved the termination of the appointment of the @HYPREPNigeria Project Coordinator, Dr. Ferdinand Giadom, and the appointment of Prof. Nanibarini Zabbey as the new Project Coordinator, with immediate effect,” the statement read.

The sack was also made known in a statement by the Federal Ministry of Environment, signed by Media Aide to the Minister, Olusegun Shogbola.

It read, “His Excellency PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI GCFR has approved the termination of the appointment of Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project Project Coordinator Dr. Ferdinand Giadom, to be replaced with PROF. NANIBARINI ZABBEY as the new Project Coordinator of HYPREP with immediate effect.

“Prof Nanibarini Zabbey is a foremost and renowned Ogoni expert on hydrobiology and has extensive experience and background on remediation-related activities with bias in bio-monitoring and restoration ecology.

“Until his appointment, he was a Senior lecturer at the Department of Fisheries Faculty of Agriculture, University of Port Harcourt. He is the first African recipient of the Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography 2022 Ruth Patrick Award for research and engagement with a critical impact on the recovery of the Niger Delta ecosystem from oil spills and environmental justice for affected communities.”

Source: NaijaNews

Tinubu’s victory: Legal battle begins Monday as tribunal hears petitions

The Presidential Election Petitions Court has fixed Monday for the hearing of the petitions challenging the declaration of the All Progressives Congress standard bearer, Bola Tinubu as the president-elect.

With this development, the expected legal battle by candidates disputing the outcome of the 2023 presidential poll will commence from May 8.

The National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Ahmad El-Marzuq, confirmed the date to The PUNCH on Tuesday.

He said the APC legal team had been briefed and was ready to defend the party’s mandate.

“We have been briefed about the hearing coming up next week. But who told you the election petitions at the tribunal must necessarily be concluded before May 29?

“Are you saying if they were not concluded before President Buhari leaves office, the government should be left in a vacuum and the president-elect should not be sworn in? It is not a must,’’ he stated in response to a question about the time it would take for the petitions to be decided.

Also, a top official of the election petitions tribunal affirmed that the hearing proceedings would start on Monday, May 8.

Source: Punch

Indomie noodles produced in Nigeria safe – NAFDAC

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has assured that Indomie Instant Noodles produced in Nigeria are safe.

A statement by the Director-General, Prof Mrs Mojisola Adeyeye reacted to circulating information about a purported ban.

The agency is probing the reported discovery of a harmful substance in the product after probes by the authorities in two Asian countries.

“NAFDAC has registered several local manufacturers and the Indomie noodles have been certified safe for consumption,” Adeyeye noted.

“NAFDAC did not ban Indomie Instant Noodles produced in Nigeria…The Taiwan and Malaysia noodles have nothing to do with our local producers.”

Cancer-causing ethylene oxide, used to sterilize medical devices and sometimes used as a pesticide, was found in Indomie’s “special chicken” flavour in Taiwan and Malaysia.

Dufil Prima Foods Limited has also issued an official position through its Group Communications Manager, Tope Ashiwaju.

The company said its noodles distributed across Nigeria “are produced locally under strict international best manufacturing procedures with ISO certified standards”.

Source: Daily Post

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