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Vanguard. TUESDAY, MAY 24. 2011

Ebodaghe tasks Jonathan on .new cabinet time a.t the disposal of the president and the huge chalA BUJA-CHAIRMAN lenge he had to contend with, hemustnotsacrificemeriton ~f the Peoples Democratic PartY in Atlanta, Geor- . the altar of political patrongia, USA, . Mr . Louis age. According to him, if the Ebodaghe, has warned that unless President Goodluck president concentrates on Jonathan picki!d the right four key areas that most afpeoplewho shared liisvision fect the country- education, security and of transforniingNigeriaashis power, cabinet members, the huge healthcare delivery, other problems of the country . expectations o! Nigerians .t hat his regiI!J.e would transform would be mitigated "During the campaigns, a their lives would bedashed 'In an interview with \.bn- lot of issues were raised and 'guard in Abuja, Mr · the President presented himEbodaghe, who is a technical self as a transfomiational specialist in coagulation at leade!; ifhesailsthroughwitb. SaintJoseph's Hospital in the - that vision, he has the potenUnited States of America, . tial to unite the country to noted thatin viewof the short make further progress.

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':~ lNSl'EITl.QN-From Jeft: Managing Director; FAAN. Mr Richard Aisuebeogun.lCAO //AL4 Assistant Director for Africa on Siilety Operations and Infrastructure, Ms. Tanja Grobote, DireCtor-General, NCAA, Dr. HamJd Demuren, lCAO Regional.Air 1Faffic Officer, Dakar; Mr. Sadou Marafa. and Man~ aging Director; Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAAM , AJhaji Ibrahim Usman Auyo, during the lCAO Tactical Action Group, TAGs briefing after the inspection of air traffic facilities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Ikeja, weekend. _.,

Scrapping NYSC 'II not solve insecurity, unemploy~ent- Tsiga • As' US ambassador lauds corps members BY VICfO RIA OJEME

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Shitta-Bey faults CPC, CNPP's positions on April poll BY LAJA THOMAS

~ Chairman of the Pa .1 triotic Electoral Alliance of Nigeria, PEAN , and presidential candidate of the \V!ega Progressive Peoples Party, MPPp, Mr. Adewale Shitta-Bey, has condemned recent publication creditedto the Congress for ProgreSSive Change, CPC, and the Conference of Nigeria Political NYSC over the death oj 10 . Parties, CNPp, calling for corps members ' iIi Bauchi condemnation of last month's state, commended the corps general elections. Shitta-Bey maintained that members for a job well-done the proposed visit by the CPC during the general.elections. delegation to the President of the. United. States, Barrack Obama, to paint the image of Nigeria andits citizens in bad light as regard the conduct of thelastelection, was uncalled

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Youth Service Corps, Brigadier General Maharazu Tsiga, has said unless all security agencies go to the drawing board and tackle the issue of insecurity in the country, innocentliveswillcontinue til be lost .•. calls for disbandment of presidential c'ttee This came as National Youth Council of Nigerian, NYCN, Mr. James Ajani, BY INNOCENT ANABA end of tbe day, the reports petra tors was responsible called on the Federal Governwere never made public. The for the cycle of impunity ment to offer automatic eminability of the government that has become a recurrent ployment to all the corps ABUjA-THE Nigeria to indict and prosecute per- , decimal in the country.'" member.; that'participatedin Coalition for the Interthe2011Apri1poDs, asamark .. national Criminal Court, o! honor for .their colleagues NCICC, 'has called on the killed during the electi~ns. Federal.Government to pros. Tsiga, who spoke yeSterday ecute all those respoJisible for the pos t election viowhile receiving the United lence in some northern States Ambassador to Ni- states, including politicians, geria, Terrence McCulley, in who incited and armed the his office, said scrapping the rioters. scheme WOuld not solve the The group also called for HAIRMAN, Senate Lagos West senatorial district, problem of insecurity and un- the disband of the recently . Committee on Capital said he was particularly not constituted Presidential employment in the country. Market, Senator Ganiyu surprised at the ruling delivHedesciibedNigeriansat- Committee on 2011 election tackingtheschemeas lheen- violence and ci v il di s tur- Olanrewaju Solomon, has ered Friday by Justice said that last Friday's ruling Muh'a mmed Idris of the Federnies of the iuture of Nige- bances. rian youths, saying "letNigeNCIC;:C in a statement by of a Federal High C ourt eral High Court, Ikoyi, berians be talking about the its chairman. Chino reinstating former Director- .cause DO cowt of sound comcriminals who committed Obiagwu and co~vener, Jibo General of Nigerian Stock petence would "uphold illethis act" . Ibrahim, noted that over 300 EJ(change, NSE, Prof Ndi gality and trample on due Tsiga said efforts were on to persons were killed in three Okereke-OnyUike, who was process which is the strength evacuate all corps members states and more than 600 sacked on August 5 last year of any institutional reform. not indigenes of Bauchi State across the country in the by Nigerian Security and Ex"Not only was Justice Idris violence that followed the change Commission, SEC, straight to the point in and were willing to leave the April 2011 .elections. over allegations of delivering his judgmen~ his Accordi ng to the group, state to ensure their safety. choice of words, I believe, was 'M corps members experi- "the setting up of the Presi-. misconducts has vindicated encing security threats in any dential Comntittee is a sbam the position of his committee. just in tune with our descripSolomon, however, can- tion of the highhanded and irpart of the country 'will be re- designe.d to di vert attention vassed a total overhaul of deployed" he added of the world to the prosecu- SEC, saying the leadership's rational dispositions of the leadership that SEC repreOn Sheikh Lemu-Ied com- tion of the perpetrators, and activitieS in the last 18 months sented in the last 18 months. mittee set up to unravel the compen sa tion of victims had been nothing but irramystery behind the crises in and families of those killed. tional.and warned that except Whatever their reservations Bauchi, Tsiga said the NYSC This bas been tbe practice the presidency quicktywaded about the former DG, it does . ~-~,.. wasreadywithabulkyreport in the past, including the Jos in, it might further plunge the not justify the fact that her reto send to the committee. crises, where government nation into very serious finan- moval was in clear contravention of the rules guiding the "I have already compiled set up panels or commis- cial crisis. The senator representing operations of SEC." my report, whichweareready sions of inquiry and at the

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for. He said the planned world press conference by the CPC and CNPPon the dayofinauguration of the new govemmentinNigeria should be discarded and seen as counterproductive and unprogressive. J;Ie said: 'The election that has been globally accepted and considered as most credible, cannot and would never be asubject of ridicule as been championed by a few cabal who have no relevance on the minds of the people. ''It is rather funny that some people are even comparing the credibility of this year's election to that of 2003 and of 2007. INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, has been globally commended for a job · welldonein this year 's election and it should be seen as such."

Don't sign National health bill, workers tell Jonathan BYVICfORIA OJEME &. CALEB AYANSINA

Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria, Dr. Godswill Okara, who spoke alongside other A BUJA-THE Assem executives, maintained that .L-bty of Healthcare Proihe bill single-handedly professionaI Associations and · posed by the Federal MinisUnions yesterday called on try of Health infringed on President Goodluck their rights and vowed to take Jonathan not to give assent to legal means to fight it ihe National Health Bill reTheAssociation indicted the centlypassedbylheSenate. Nigeria Medical AssOciation, Briefingnewsmen, the assoNMAand the Federal Minisciation said "there will be no try of Health for ignoring inpeace in the health sector if puts made by other profesthe bill becomes law." sional bodies that make up the National Vice President of health sector into the bill. the Association of Medical

'Climate change causes increase in price of food' BY LAIDE AKINBOADE BUJA-GENERAL A Manager, Golden Pasta Company, Mr. Yiaimis Katshichtis, has blamed increase in food prices to unprecedented climate change across the world. Katshictis, who stated this at the "2011 Customer's forum of the company, complained that the rise in cost of wheat flow; which is the company's major raw material, contributed to theincreasein theprice

of their product. According to him, "the long spell of uncontrolled bush fires in Russia and Australia, to the flooding in the United States and Canada has aided the skyrocket of the price of . whea~ which suh'5eqi.tenlly led to the huge rise in cost of food across the globe. Hesaidthepriceolthecompany's product is dependant on the price of wheat in the international market, hinting that the company might likely increase the price of its product this year.


VANGUARD, 24 MAY, 2011