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Crisis rocks CAN as youths sue leadership over national chairman’s tenure

– The youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria has sued the leadership of the association for attempting to shorten the tenure of its national chairman

– YOWICAN’s national leadership contends that the tenure of its EXCO began on November 11, 2015 and will run for a three-year period which will end in November 2018

– The youths are asking the court to decide whether the association’s leadership can lawfully abridge the tenure of three years prescribed by the CAN constitution

The leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has been sued by the Youth Wing of the association (YOWICAN), over the tenure of its chairman.

According to The Sun, Daniel Kadzai, YOWICAN’s national chairman, dragged the association’s leadership before a Federal High Court in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

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NAIJ.com gathers that in the suit, Kadzai is challenging the attempt to terminate his tenure as national chairman of YOWICAN, when it has not yet expired.

He contends that he was elected into office of the chairman of YOWICAN and took the oath of office on November 11, 2015, for a term of three years, which will terminate on November 11, 2018 and not January 2018.

Hence, he wants the court to decide if the date to be reckoned with in the computation and determination of the plaintiff and his national executives in arriving at when the three years tenure of office begins to run, is not the date they took the oath of office.

According to Kadzai, by custom, he and his executives are entitled to enjoy the full tenure of three years in office, beginning from November 11, 2015.

He also wants the court to decide on the following: “Whether the defendants can lawfully abridge the tenure of three years prescribed by the CAN’s constitution 2004 for a person such as the plaintiff and his national executives duly elected and sworn to/inaugurated on November 11, 2015 by scheming, planning, scheduling and organising the conduct of elections into the plaintiff’s and other national executives on January 28 2018.

“Will the plaintiff and his national executive officers not be legally entitled to insist on remaining in their various elective offices up till November 11, 2018 instead of January 28, 2018 to which the defendants jointly and severally want to forcefully and unlawfully terminate a three years tenure.

“Whether the plaintiff will not be deprived of his ten months unexpired tenure of offices should the defendants be allowed to conduct elections into his office on January 28, 2018.”

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the youth wing of the Christian Association of Nigeria accused the Buhari government of denying them audience to brainstorm on how best to solve some challenges facing the country today.

The leader of YOWICAN, Daniel Kadzai, described as untrue, insinuations that the group was not pragmatic enough in responding to issues that concern Christians in the country.

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Dambazau Holds Meeting With IGP Idris, Other Top Police Officers

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Danbazau, is in a meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris and senior police officers at the Force Headquarters, in Abuja.

The objective of the meeting is to devise strategies to stop illegal weapons which Idris described as becoming alarming in Nigeria, Daily Sun reported.

The IGP added that with the upcoming general elections slated to hold early next year, it is imperative for the police and other security agencies to curb illegal arms, which he insisted, were wrong hands.

IGP Idris had also condemned the arming of vigilance groups put in place by some state governors to protect lives and property of their citizens.

 

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PDP Blasts Lai Mohammed Over Commendation On Buhari’s Performance

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed’s assertions that “there is no cause for alarm” as Nigeria is in “very safe and competent hands,” with President Muhammadu Buhari piloting the affairs of the country.

Mohammed said this over the weekend at a mini town hall meeting with the staff of the Nigerian Embassy in Madrid, Spain.

However, the PDP in a statement on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary Kola Ologbondiyan, condemned the statement saying the reality on the ground shows that the nation was on auto-pilot and drifting to the precipice.

The opposition party claimed that Nigerians are facing untold hardship due to the incompetence and corrupt proclivities of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

PDP said, “If a minister of information who ought to give the correct state of affairs can announce that a government which collapsed the nation’s once robust economy and plagued it with political tension, is indeed a safe hand, then our nation is in much more trouble under the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“How can anybody say that the same Presidency whose incompetence and bad policies are directly responsible for the massive unemployment and job losses, collapse of businesses and even the lingering fuel crisis which has brought untold hardship in the land, is indeed a safe hand?

“This is a government, under whose watch, the nation has become heavily polarised along dangerous fault lines and where citizens now live in fear and mutual suspicion; where citizens are slaughtered by the day by marauders; where hunger and strange diseases ravage the people.

“The reasonable take-away from the statement of the information minister is that this government has come to its wit’s end and has no solution for the troubles it caused the nation.

“More so, the minister’s statement has further exposed the fact that this failed administration is not the least remorseful for the pain it has caused the people, which underpins its arrogance and disdain towards Nigerians.

“We, however, urge Nigerians not to despair as the repositioned PDP stands with them in the collective quest to end the misrule of the APC in 2019.”

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I Was Abandoned As A Baby, I Never Knew My Parents – Maheeda

Maheeda reveals she never knew her parents while growing up. (Photo credit: File photo)

Nigerian popular nudist, Maheeda has reveal an hidden secret about her background, youthful days and parental issues.

According to Maheeda, she stated that at no point in time has she meet her parent. She mentioned this in a chat and added that she does not have much memory about her childhood and even the few things that come to her mind as a child are not good memories that she wishes to be reminded of.

She said:

I grew up in Kano State, but I don’t remember much about my childhood; even the few things that I can recall are not pleasant memories.

I never knew my parents because I was abandoned as a baby. My childhood was characterized by loneliness, sadness and feelings of worthlessness. From a very young age, I was desperate for freedom and happiness. I just wanted to be accepted. I didn’t have a happy childhood. I was raised by kind-hearted people who took pity on me

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Yemi Alade Hits Hard At A Follower On Twitter

Yemi Alade reply a follower who told her she does not release hit songs. (Photo credit: File photo).

Nigerian female singer, Yemi Alade who of recent has been facing constant social media criticism is not allowed to be at peace as a follower again hits hard at her, the follower stated that she does not release hit track with all her work.

The actress who made the announcement to release a new track got a fan stating that she always release track with no hit track to her credit, and Yemi Alade wasted no time in giving the fan a reply.

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Herders/Farmers Crisis: Nigerian Army Begins “Operation Cat Race” In Benue

The Nigerian Army has commenced Operation Cat Race Exercise in Benue state to put an end to the perennial clash between herdsmen and farmers in the state.

The army began the exercise, today, Tuesday.

Naija News gathered that ahead of the formal inauguration of the operation, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, has visited Governor Samuel Ortom at the Government House in Makurdi the state capital.

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