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Protest Rocks Plateau Over Sack Of Gov Mutfwang By Appeal Court

Massive protests erupted in Jos, the Plateau State capital, following the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda, against Governor Caleb Mutfwang of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the Court of Appeal in Abuja. The Appellate Court nullified the election of Governor Mutfwang over the PDP’s lack of structure and non-obedience of a Court order at the time of his nomination for the March 18 governorship election in the State. Tension enveloped the state as people were seen in groups discussing the development, with heightened security in strategic locations and protests recorded in Jos South LGA, Jos North, and Riyom LGAs of the state capital.

IGP Orders Overage Officers To Tender Retirement Letters

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has issued a directive to police formations, instructing them to obtain retirement letters from officers who are eligible but refuse to retire. The directive specifically applies to officers aged 60 or with 35 years of service. A memo outlining the directive, which has since gone viral, cites non-compliance with retirement rules and directs the immediate extraction of voluntary retirement letters. The Police Service Commission’s directive emphasizes adherence to the Public Service Rule, stating that officers exceeding the retirement age or service duration render their actions null and void. When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, neither confirmed nor denied the directive.

N2.5 Billion Debt Judgment:  ABU, 110 employees’ settlement meeting ends in deadlock

An out-of-court settlement between Ahmadu Bello University ABU, Zaria, and its 110 disengaged workers, involving a N2.5 billion debt judgment, has hit a deadlock. The meeting was initiated by ABU, seeking a resolution before executing the judgment. The counsel for the judgment creditors cited discrepancies in pension data sent to ABU by the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate PTAD, leading to an inconclusive meeting. The judgment creditors obtained a favorable court ruling in 2015, but ABU’s delay in compliance prompted the execution process. Despite the setback, parties aim to reconvene before December 11 to finalize settlement terms.

Nigeria’s passport server breaks down in U.S., application process suspended

The Federal Government has resolved the passport production crisis in the U.S., with all three missions resuming services. The Embassy of Nigeria in Washington DC, the sole production center, faced server issues since November 13, prompting a temporary suspension. Passport applicants are now expected to proceed with biometrics as scheduled on Monday. Earlier, the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians OAN and its 20 partner organizations in New York had urged President Bola Tinubu’s government to address the crisis.

Liberia: citizens hail Weah’s concession in light of election results

Football legend and Liberian leader George Weah concedes defeat to opposition leader Joseph Boakai after a closely contested presidential run-off. Weah urges putting national interest above personal interest and acknowledges Boakai’s lead in the election results. The United States congratulates Boakai on his victory and commends Weah for peacefully accepting the results. The election marks Liberia’s second peaceful transition of power between democratically elected governments in two decades. Boakai, a former vice president, is set to succeed Weah as president in January.

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