Money 'saved' on Fuel Subsidy Removal as of October 21st:
N353.5 billion (approx $2.209 billion)
• New Helmsman at ICPC
• Newest Committee
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the incumbent Ondo State governor and candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Dr. Olusegun Mimiko as winner of Saturday’s governorship election. Dr. Mimiko polled total votes of 260,199 representing 41.65% of the total votes cast in the election. Breakdown of the results is available here.
New Helmsman at ICPC
Mr. Ekpo Ntahas been sworn in by Mr President as the new and substantive chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC). Click here for more information about Mr Nta.
6 Russians and an Estonian were kidnapped during an attack on their ship.
Bomb blasts occurred in two different parts within Bauchi metropolis on Wednesday night damaging part of the Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) building in Zango area and another building at Tudun Hausawa without any casualty recorded.
13 persons including the 59-year-old traditional ruler of Aluu, Alhaji Hassan Welewa, were on Wednesday, the 17th arraigned before a Port Harcourt Magistrate Court, over their alleged role in the killing of the #Aluu4.
Vice-President Namadi Sambo, on Friday, the 19th inaugurated a 19-man committee in Abuja to review the structure, operations and activities of the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON). The committee, which is chaired by him, will among other tasks “review the DICON Act to position it to effectively carry out its regulatory functions as well as ensure compliance with guidelines in the procurement of defence equipment.” The committee has 4 weeks to conclude its assignment.
YouWiN Season 2
The Federal Government has extended the deadline for applications for YouWiN ‘2’ till October 28, 2012. This round is only for women aged 18 – 45 that want to start a business or expand an existing business.
5th Global Forum - UN Alliance of Civilizations, Vienna 2013
The 5th United Nations Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC) Global Forum, which will be held in Vienna, Austria, February 27-28, 2013, bring together an array of youths, political and corporate leaders, civil society activists, representatives of faith communities, journalists, etc. to work together and agree on joint actions to improve relations across cultures and religions and build a lasting peace. For more information, visit here.
Have a great week!
The EiE Nigeria Team