In his end of the year appointments, President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a deceased senator, Spanner Francis Okpozo, who died in Benin City, Edo, in 2016.
Mr Okpozo, 81, was appointed Chairman of the Nigerian Press Council.
Abuja - The Presidency on Saturday explained the reasons why there are names of dead persons on the list of newly appointed chairmen and members of board of government parastatals and agencies released on Friday.
It is made up of 209 Chairmen and 1,258 members.
The third was the late founder of Fidei Polytechnic, Rev. Christopher Utov.
In a statement today by SERAP deputy director Timothy Adewale the organization said, "Appointing at least 8 dead people as board members would seem to suggest that the 1,467 appointments approved by Buhari were unscreened for competence, merit, equity, aptitude and conflicts of interest".
Others were Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian College of Aviation Technology, Zaria; Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Nigerian Geological Survey Agency (NGSA), National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA), National Metallurgical Development Centre (NMDC), Jos; Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG), National Iron Ore Mining Company (NIOMCO), Itakpe; Petroleum Training Institute (PTI) Effurun, Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), Petroleum Equalization Fund (PEF), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and Nigeria Customs Service.
He particularly expressed sympathy with Nigerians on the pervading fuel scarcity, which, he said, spoilt the fun of the Yuletide for many people, assuring that it was a phase that would soon fizzle out.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has urged Nigerians to keep hope alive on the ability of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to take the economy through a remarkable turnaround.
According to a statement on Sunday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the address would be broadcast at 7:00am.
"The current SGF was only directed to complete that process by releasing the list which he apparently did without altering it", he explained.
"To answer this, the President constituted a committee under Vice President, Mr Yemi Osinbajo to review and reflect the interests of the Governors".
Amazon issued an after-Christmas press release - as always, it talked a lot about its services but was shy on details. And more than 1,400 electronics products were ordered per second on a mobile device this holiday season.
This was a clear sign that BJP was not keen on sending its central leaders or ministers to the states as CM. Dhumal, who had lost from Sujanpur, clarified that he was not in contention for the post of CM.
After Schnatter's comments , white supremacists vowed to make Papa John's the official pizza of the so-called alt-right. The website posted a picture of a Papa John's pizza with a swastika fashioned from pepperoni.
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The members of the Christian community met their relatives and friends and exchanged greetings with one another. As every year, Christmas served to renew Catholics' faith in life and the work of God's Son on earth.
CHP officer Andrew Camilleri, 33, was stopped in a marked auto near Winton Avenue on-ramp to Interstate 880 at about 11:32 p.m. Velasquez, who was sitting in the driver's seat, was injured and later released from the hospital.
The SEC suspended the trading in the company until January, citing "concerns regarding the accuracy and adequacy of information". It seems that the "dominos effect" is going to both crypto and non-crypto companies.
Garner endorsed Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders for president, and she campaigned for the senator from Vermont. She had been in a coma since 23 December after suffering a heart attack triggered by an asthma attack.
Bitcoin Cash is a "forked" version - or alternative version - of bitcoin, the most traded and most prominent cryptocurrency. Trading resumed at $4,329 Wednesday morning, quickly correcting closer to other BCH exchanges in the $3,300-$3,500 range.
According to the CDC, life expectancy for the USA population in 2016 was 78.6 years, a decrease of 0.1 year from 2015. In 2016, accidents replaced chronic lower respiratory diseases as the third leading cause of death , the report said.
Atletico boss Diego Simeone has said Griezmann could leave with his blessing if a "unique opportunity" came along. It is believed that Atletico Madrid are set to report FC Barcelona for reportedly approaching Antoine Griezmann .
Teefy was released from the hospital the same day, and TMZ says she's giving her daughter space to figure things out. She agreed to go for treatment. "Thank you to all the fans who honored our Scarlett yesterday", she wrote.
A British woman accused of smuggling drugs into Egypt has been jailed for three years, according to reports. There had been concerns that she could face up to 25 years in jail, or even the death penalty.
Photo Sandra Bullock , left, and Cate Blanchett in a scene from the trailer for "Ocean's 8 ". "We're not a reboot", she told EW . Matt Damon and Carl Reiner reprise their original roles in the Ocean's franchise as Linus Caldwell and Saul Bloom, respectively.
However, when Himachal Pradesh MLA Asha Kumari tried to join this exalted league, the tabled turned surprisingly on her. After the incident, Kumari, who is also AICC in-charge for Punjab, issued an apology for slapping the lady police.
That was followed by "The Greatest Showman", a musical in which Hugh Jackman plays the legendary circus impresario PT Barnum. The film, from the director of "The Descendants" and "Sideways", garnered a 52 percent positive rating from critics.
The weak demand, plus high refinery output should keep gas prices low", said AAA spokesman Mark Jenkins. Nationally, gas prices have gone down over the last month and stayed pretty flat over the last week.
Some of the pages and accounts promoted the candidacy of Donald Trump and criticized his Democratic challenger, Hillary Clinton. Most of these propaganda related posts, according to TNW , were centered on gun control, LGBTQ issues, race and religion.
So, Reliance Jio now has a Rs 199 tariff plan like other telecom operators, and it offers better benefits than others. There is yet another prepaid pack, priced at Rs. 197, which offers 1GB data per day with a validity of 14 days.
The vice president wanted to make sure that he was in place to break a tie if it were necessary, the official said. The leader of Egypt's Coptic Church had already cancelled his meeting with Pence to protest the United States move.
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