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Today's Headlines: Uzodinma Swears In New Acting Chief Judge, Sokoto Assembly Passes N2.5bn Budget

Uzodinma swears in new Acting Chief Judge

Governor Hope Uzodimma, on Thursday swore-in a new Acting Chief Judge of Imo State, Hon. Justice Theresa Eberechukwu Chukwuemeka Chikeka, at the Government House, Owerri, charging her to see the appointment as a solemn call to duty.

The Governor, while performing the exercise noted that the appointment of the new Acting Chief Judge “does not in any way signal the demotion or undue elevation of any member of the Bench – It is part of the continuing commitment to the procedural process in the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge of Imo State. Both members of the Bench and Bar are all aware of this processes”.

Uzodinma said the appointment was a step towards strengthening the State’s Judiciary.

Sokoto Assembly passes N2.5bn supplementary budget

The Sokoto State House of Assembly has passed the state N 2.5 billion 2021 supplementary budget.

This followed the adoption of the report of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation at Thursday’s plenary in Sokoto.

Presenting the report, the Committee Chairman, Alhaji Malami Basakkwace said that the total figure in the original budget was not tempered by the committee.

“The committee observed that the identified sectors in the supplementary budget require quick financial interventions in order to fulfill their goals.

Declare state of emergency in education, allocate more resources, JAMB boss tells govt

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Prof. Isaq Oloyede, has called on the government to declare and prosecute a state of emergency in the education sector with a view to addressing all the challenges facing it comprehensively.

Oloyede, who was the Guest Speaker at the 2021 Faculty of Arts, Lagos State University, LASU, Annual Lecture in Lagos on Thursday, also called for an increase in budgetary allocations to the sector that at least would be comparable with African countries with lower Gross Domestic Product, GDP, than Nigeria’s but have nonetheless given education the priority it deserves.

His lecture was titled ” Normalising the abnormal: JAMB operations during the COVID-19 era.”

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Imo Owerri Sokoto Assembly Theresa Eberechukwu Chukwuemeka Chikeka Uzodinma

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