The process of appointing a new accountant general for the nation has commenced with the Federal Government asking qualified civil servants to apply for the job.
This is coming after Idris Ahmed, former accountant general of the federation was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged N80 billion fraud.
Idris was then suspended by Zainab Ahmed, minister of finance, budget and national planning, while the case was being investigated.
The Federal Government had approved the appointment of Anamekwe Nwabuoku to oversee the office.
In a circular dated June 21, 2022, Folasade Yemi-Esan, head of the civil service of the federation, said the process of appointment of a substantive accountant general of the federation has begun.
According to Yemi-Esan, the application was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The role is open to all directors and accountants in the mainstream who are not retiring before the end of 2024.
“Following the approval of Mr. President, the office of the head of the civil service of the federation is commencing the process of the appointment of a substantive accountant general of the federation from eligible directors (accountant) in the pool of accountant general of the federation,” the circular read.
“Consequently, all accountants in the mainstream federal civil service in the pool of accountant general of the federation who have attained the position of substantive director (Salary Grade 17) on or before 1st January 2020 and [are] not retiring from the service earlier than 31st December 2024, are eligible to participate in the exercise.
“Officers undergoing disciplinary proceedings are however excluded from the exercise.”
The circular also directed eligible applicants to provide documents to guarantee the process of their application, adding that required documents be submitted on or before July 6, 2022.
“Permanent secretaries are therefore requested to forward the following to facilitate the process; list of eligible directors on SGL 17, confidential and personal files of all eligible directors, five copies of curriculum vital of each of the eligible directors, brief on each of the eligible directors in the attached format to be produced in Microsoft Word and in both hard (5 copies) and soft copies. Soft copies are to be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and also in a flash drive,” the circular further reads.
“The documents above must reach the office of the permanent secretary, career management office (CMO), office of the head of the civil service of the federation, Block A, 4th Floor. federal secretariat complex, phase II on or before 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 6, 2022.”
Breaking: President Swears in Nigeria’s New Chief Justice
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in the new Chief Justice of Nigeria Olukayode Ariwoola.
The President performed the swearing ceremony today in Abuja.
The brief ceremony took place at the Presidential Villa.
NPO Eeports that Ariwoola will be serving in acting capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Justice Ariwoola was born on 22 August 1958).
He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian courts of appeal and on November 22, 2011, he was appointed to the bench of the supreme court of Nigeria as Justice, sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
He was appointed and awaiting Nigerian Senate’s approval as Chief Justice of Nigeria on the 27th June 2022 following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad.
His appointment comes amidst clamour for better condition of service at the apex court.
Fireworks mistaken for gunfire cause stampede at New York parade
A stampede occurred at a Pride Parade in the city of New York, United States, on Sunday, with hundreds of people attempting to flee after mistaking the sound of fireworks for gunfire, police said.
“There were no shots fired in Washington Square Park. After an investigation, it was determined that the sound was fireworks set off at the location,” the NY Police Department said in a tweet shortly after the incident.
Police told newsmen “there were no serious injuries” from the stampede.
Terrified people ran or walked briskly along a street adjacent to the square after the scare, videos on social media showed.
Tens of thousands of people attended Sunday’s LGBTQIA+ Pride parade, which wound its way through the streets of lower Manhattan under the blazing sun.
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The atmosphere was largely festive, although the shadow of Friday’s US Supreme Court decision to abolish a constitutional right to abortion — leaving states to legislate on the matter themselves — loomed over proceedings.
New York’s Pride parade is the second-largest in the United States, after San Francisco, and Sunday’s gathering was the first time it had taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Updated: Things to know about Justice Ariwoola, acting CJN
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is expected to be sworn in today as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) after the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad.
Tanko’s resignation has been confirmed by the CJN’s spokesperson, Ahuraka Isah, on Monday morning.
Ariwoola is billed to leave the judicial service in 2028 should he eventually get the CJN substantive job.
Born on August 22, 1958, Justice Ariwoola was a Justice of the Court of Appeal before his appointment on November 11, 2011 as Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He is also a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Nigerian Body of Benchers.
Ariwoola was among the Supreme Court justices that heard the appeal of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the declaration of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the 2019 election.
He was a Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011 after having been elevated from the State High Court of Oyo State.
He was first appointed a Judge of Superior Court of record in Oyo State in 1992 from private legal practice.
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