local government – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ Mon, 18 Apr 2022 08:20:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dawnforgovernor.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-1.png local government – Dawn For Governor http://dawnforgovernor.org/ 32 32 2023: Top APC politician declares ambition to contest Kaduna gubernatorial election and donates 59 cars https://dawnforgovernor.org/2023-top-apc-politician-declares-ambition-to-contest-kaduna-gubernatorial-election-and-donates-59-cars/ Tue, 15 Mar 2022 14:22:41 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/2023-top-apc-politician-declares-ambition-to-contest-kaduna-gubernatorial-election-and-donates-59-cars/ The lawmaker representing Kaduna North Central in the National Assembly, Uba Sani, has announced his interest in running for the governorship of Kaduna State. Legit.ngKaduna regional reporter Nasir Dambatta, reports that Senator Sani made the declaration to run for the number one seat in Kaduna at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretary of State on […]]]>

The lawmaker representing Kaduna North Central in the National Assembly, Uba Sani, has announced his interest in running for the governorship of Kaduna State.

Legit.ngKaduna regional reporter Nasir Dambatta, reports that Senator Sani made the declaration to run for the number one seat in Kaduna at the All Progressives Congress (APC) Secretary of State on Tuesday, March 15.

The lawmaker, while stating that he was at the party secretariat seeking support for his political call to lead the residents of the state, said the cooperation of the people and party members would be appreciated.

Senator Uba Sani has announced that he will run for governor in Kaduna State. Credit: Uba Sani.
Source: Facebook

During a public presentation in Kaduna on the theme of sustaining and building a legacy of outstanding public service and impact, Senator Uba highlighted his longstanding alliance with “the dynamic, innovative and resourceful Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.”

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Uba, who said Governor Elrufai had changed the face of Kaduna and made it the envy of all, also made on-site donations of 59 cars in recognition of the work of APC leaders and government presidents. local.

He said:

“I donated 59 cars to them to facilitate their work and motivate them to prepare for the electoral battle of 2023.”

Sani noted that Elrufai’s transformational leadership and development drive has redefined and raised the bar for governance, he said the high standards he has set are both a source of pride and a challenge for his associates and followers.

The occasion was eminently graced by party bigwigs, including the state president, vice president, secretary, and other members of the state executive committee.

Delivering the declaration speech, Uba Sani observed that under El Rufa’i, Kaduna State underwent a major revolution.

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He added:

“The State has been totally reworked; and this is demonstrated by the remarkable milestones that the State has recorded in policies, infrastructure, health, education, water resources, agriculture, agribusiness, to name a few. This is truly a new dawn in Kaduna State.”

“The huge challenge ahead of the state, he said, is how to maintain and grow El-Rufai’s legacy of exceptional public service and impact.

“It’s because a reversal of those gains in the post-2023 era will be a huge tragedy. Our people have witnessed selfless and impactful leadership and cannot settle for anything less.”

His words:

“I have come to inform you of my intention to run for governor of the APC. I also need your support to achieve this goal.”

Senator Uba said he had stepped forward to carry the banner of continuity as an understudy for El-Rufai, adding that he had worked closely with the governor and understood his vision and mission.

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He emphasized that he is in a good position to maintain his vision and mission as he knows the development challenges of Kaduna State.

Sani recalled that he had worked closely with El Rufa’i for more than 20 years – spanning his days at the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), the time he served as Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) .

The legislator said:

“And when President Olusegun Obasanjo appointed me Senior Special Assistant for Public Affairs, I benefited immensely from the sage advice of El Rufa’i, who was a key and highly respected member of the administration at the time. Obasanjo. I have remained a key ally of the Governor since he took office as Governor of Kaduna State.”

Apprehension as prominent northerner quits APC, proves right

The Kaduna State branch of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had lost an influential member of the ruling party.

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Samaila Suleiman, a former member of the House of Representatives, said her defection was motivated by the alleged “factionalisation” of the party at the national level.

Suleiman, who represented Kaduna North Federal Constituency, however, did not say whether he would join another party.

Kaduna’s top senator quits PDP and joins Kwankwaso in NNPP

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Northern Senatorial District in the Eighth Senate, Suleiman Hunkuyi, has quit the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Hunkuyi announced the new development in a letter to the chairman of his ward in Kudan Local Government Area, Kaduna State.

In the letter dated February 25, the former lawmaker said he had withdrawn his membership in the PDP.

Source: Legit.ng

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Did the lieutenant governor just open Pandora’s box on conference committee reports? » Publications » Washington Policy Center https://dawnforgovernor.org/did-the-lieutenant-governor-just-open-pandoras-box-on-conference-committee-reports-publications-washington-policy-center/ Sun, 13 Mar 2022 15:57:30 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/did-the-lieutenant-governor-just-open-pandoras-box-on-conference-committee-reports-publications-washington-policy-center/ A lot happened in the last hours of the session. One thing that may have gone unnoticed is a decision by Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck that creates the possibility of significant anti-transparency legislative games being played in conference committee reports in the closing days of the session. Conference committee reports are what happen when the […]]]>

A lot happened in the last hours of the session. One thing that may have gone unnoticed is a decision by Lieutenant Governor Denny Heck that creates the possibility of significant anti-transparency legislative games being played in conference committee reports in the closing days of the session.

Conference committee reports are what happen when the House and Senate cannot agree on a bill and form a committee to resolve differences. Although this is supposed to be a public process, the fact is that the majority party usually works out the details of the final text of the bill behind closed doors before calling the conference, and then the details magically appear and are quickly voted on at the public report before being returned. to the House and Senate for final approval. Conference committee reports cannot be changed on the spot – they are straight votes up or down with no floor changes allowed (see Rules 15-17).

Because of these restrictions on conference committee reports, legislative rules on the scope and purpose of a bill are very important to prohibit logrolling (adding unrelated material) and to ensure that there are no surprises added to a conference report that the public would not expect to be part of the negotiations. Therefore, when an objection was raised against the conference report for HB 1099 to cut and paste sections of a failed 2021 bill (HB 1157) which had not undergone any legislative review or public hearing in 2022, it seemed certain that the Lieutenant Governor would agree with the objection.

Here’s how the Central place describes the objection of conference report HB 1099 raised on the floor of the Senate:

“Thursday night’s decision by Heck, acting in his capacity as Speaker of the Senate, came following an objection by Senator Shelly Short, R-Addy, based on Rule 66 of the Rules of the Senate prohibiting any amendment from altering the scope and purpose of a bill.

“Clauses 15 to 17 bring tax policy into the bill for the very first time,” she explained, referring to the local government tax authority text.

Short went on to say, “But the tax incentives related to this particular bill had never been introduced before the process we have before us. And that is outside the scope of the bill. Remember, Mr. Speaker, this is a planning bill, not a fiscal policy bill.

Tax policy, she noted, is about implementation.

“So the tax policy language that came out of House Bill 1157, Mr. Speaker, that didn’t continue through the process,” Short concluded. “Therefore, I believe – and this is my argument to you, Mr. President – that the amendment expands the scope of the bill and changes its purposes, a maneuver that our rules and our constitution prohibit.”

Before issuing his formal ruling rejecting Senator Short’s scope objection and allowing the vote on the HB 1099 conference committee report, the clearly uncomfortable lieutenant governor said:

“We now return to the reports of the conference committees. On hold was the point of order regarding the second substitute of Bill 1099.

The President wishes to preface his decision by making the following remark. In the 14 months that the President has had the privilege of standing here and occasionally voting on these issues, experience has shown that, no matter how complex or nuanced the issues before us, that after the fact, there was considerable conviction and confidence that the conclusion was based on very solid foundations. In other words, I feel good with everyone. I’ll tell you right now that I don’t feel good about this one. The fact is that this is a very, very difficult question.

It was flagged in the sense that a point of order was raised about the inclusion of clauses 15 through 17, which I believe are taken verbatim from another bill. Never a good sign. Earlier in the day, the Chair reminded members that writing titles that are too prescriptive can lead to thwarting this process. The same goes for efforts to keep a measure alive by taking it up and pasting it onto another bill, thus creating the prospect of considerable friction and conflict with scope and purpose.

This is not a clear case.

Senate Minority Leader John Braun told me this about the Lieutenant Governor’s surprise decision:

“We know our fellow Democrats will try to legislate from the bench – their capital gains tax game plan is proof of that. What happened with HB 1099 raises the question of whether Democrats would also try to legislate from the podium of a legislative chamber. Did they anticipate that their Frankenbill would bring a challenge, and were they betting on a favorable decision because they thought the content would appeal to the President of the Senate? I accept his lengthy explanation that he felt less confident about this decision, but you notice he still managed to come out in favor of the majority.

One of the policies grafted onto 1099 by the conference committee involved tax incentives, so in the future it would be interesting to see if Republicans can squeeze tax incentives into other bills and make them survive the democratic challenges. It might be worth a try, especially if the next legislature looks different.

In another surprise, despite some House members clearly expect to vote on HB 1099 after Senate approval, the House Majority Leaders never presented the conference report before Sine Die. Despite the bill’s failure, the dangerous precedent of the lieutenant governor’s decision apparently creates a new way to record elements of failed bills or add new concepts in conference committee reports the latest session day.

This whole process proves once again why no bill (even those from previous years) is truly dead before Sine Die. With the Lieutenant Governor’s ruling on HB 1099 allowing copy-paste of text from another bill, I fear Pandora’s box for anti-transparency conference committee reporting games is now wide open.

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Kaduna: Senior government official murdered https://dawnforgovernor.org/kaduna-senior-government-official-murdered/ Fri, 11 Feb 2022 11:19:53 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/kaduna-senior-government-official-murdered/ Gunmen suspected of being contract killers assassinated in the early hours of Friday Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) Operations Manager Malam Dauda. It was established that the gunmen forced their way into the victim’s house located in Barakallahu community in the Igabi local government area of ​​the state and killed him. Confirming the incident to […]]]>

Gunmen suspected of being contract killers assassinated in the early hours of Friday Kaduna Geographic Information Service (KADGIS) Operations Manager Malam Dauda.

It was established that the gunmen forced their way into the victim’s house located in Barakallahu community in the Igabi local government area of ​​the state and killed him.

Confirming the incident to reporters, the community’s district chief, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi, said Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) from Rigachikun and Barnawa, who reside in the community, visited the scene of the crime. .

According to sources in the community, the assailants, after killing the victim, left without taking any valuables into the house.

It was also established that the suspects attacked a nearby community, possibly to distract members of the community as they carried out their nefarious act.

However, there were no casualties in the other attack.

The source said: “This is just a case of murder as they only went to the victim’s home, killed him and left the community, they didn’t take anything from his house. nor attacked the guard and his wife.

“Even in the other village that was attacked, no lives were lost, they just caused a disturbance and left. We think they just did it to make it look like an attack.

“We have faced various security vulnerabilities in the community.

Police Public Relations Officer ASP Muhammad Jalige could not be reached on his mobile phone at the time of this report.

The community of Barakallahu is about five kilometers from the metropolis of Kaduna, along the Kaduna-Zaria road.

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Inside Politics: Be a statesman, not a politician | Columnists https://dawnforgovernor.org/inside-politics-be-a-statesman-not-a-politician-columnists/ Thu, 10 Feb 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/inside-politics-be-a-statesman-not-a-politician-columnists/ I knocked on nearly 30,000 doors and spoke with thousands of people from all political backgrounds in my district. This experience taught me that good ideas and good people come from all directions. It also helps me define the difference between a politician and a statesman. A politician tends to represent only the people who […]]]>

I knocked on nearly 30,000 doors and spoke with thousands of people from all political backgrounds in my district. This experience taught me that good ideas and good people come from all directions. It also helps me define the difference between a politician and a statesman.

A politician tends to represent only the people who vote for him. A statesman strives to represent everyone in his constituency, whether he voted for them or not. It doesn’t mean that you agree with everyone on every issue all the time. It means that you respect those good ideas – no matter where they come from – by incorporating them into the work you do.

It is much easier to be a politician than a statesman:

  • It is much easier to inflame emotions with false and misleading messages to win votes.
  • It’s much easier to make decisions based on what you want to believe to be true, instead of doing your due diligence to find out what’s true.
  • It’s much easier to tell voters what they want to hear instead of what they need to hear.

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A statesman, however, strives to bring people together and listens to points of agreement, instead of arguing over points of disagreement. With an agreement, you can establish trust and respect, which is the first step towards working together to solve problems.

A statesman builds consensus among colleagues to tackle tough problems. It takes patience and good listening skills to solve major problems that require the agreement of at least 36 representatives, 18 senators and 1 governor.

A statesman has the courage to make decisions that may not be popular in the short term, but necessary to secure a beneficial outcome in the long term.

A statesman is more concerned with achieving results than merit.

The path to becoming a statesman begins with knocking on doors and talking one-on-one with a wide range of his constituents. You learn about the issues that really affect people’s daily lives. You learn to respect people of all political affiliations and treat them with civility in word and deed. You become a better public servant and a better person.

This is why I have chosen the path that leads to being a statesman.

Unfortunately, this road is less traveled by too many incumbents and candidates these days. To be clear, many of my parliamentary colleagues on both sides of the aisle are statesmen. We listen and learn from each other for our mutual benefit, even if we sometimes disagree.

However, too many people choose to be politicians. It is disheartening to see bills promoting ideological purity that divide communities and punish those who disagree. It is dangerous for legislators to give credibility to false and misleading information in order to curry favor with voters. If we continue down this increasingly resentful route, we end up with a government that rejects accountability after being elected; who does not care about those who disagree with them; who believes that the end justifies the means – which leads to operating without a moral or ethical compass.

We end up with a state without statesmen.

There is a way forward. Voters need to know who the people on their ballot really are. Ask yourself: Does the candidate take your vote for granted? Do they facilitate their contact? Did they knock on your door? Do they want to talk with you or to you?

If you want more statesmen and fewer politicians in the Idaho State Legislature, vote for the person – not a letter or a color.

Rep. Steve Berch is in his second term at Idaho House, representing District 15. Berch serves on the education, business, and local government committees.

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The milk of kindness of the famous politician Abiola Ogundokun https://dawnforgovernor.org/the-milk-of-kindness-of-the-famous-politician-abiola-ogundokun/ Sun, 30 Jan 2022 02:55:42 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/the-milk-of-kindness-of-the-famous-politician-abiola-ogundokun/ Grand Chief Abiola Ogundokun is no stranger to the Nigerian political context. The Osun State-born octogenarian is an old horse in the system, having been in the game for over four decades and still going strong. It’s certainly not child’s play; he knows his onions in the political climate of the nation and he has […]]]>

Grand Chief Abiola Ogundokun is no stranger to the Nigerian political context. The Osun State-born octogenarian is an old horse in the system, having been in the game for over four decades and still going strong.

It’s certainly not child’s play; he knows his onions in the political climate of the nation and he has a network of friends that crosses all walks of life. Even though he does not hold any political office, he is a force to be reckoned with in the country as he is well connected and has great influence.

No wonder his residences in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan and his hometown in Iwo are something of a Mecca, as many politicians, as well as aspiring politicians, consult him to drink from his fountain of political knowledge and experience. However, what has been underestimated about the political titan is his milk of kindness.

Society Watch understood that he had been at the forefront of philanthropy for so many years and that many had benefited enormously. A source revealed that he reaches out to those in need through his Foundation
The man, who was also a leader of the now defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN), established the Foundation in 1976 when he was Councilor of Ward 1, Iwo Local Government of former Oyo and contributed in many significant to the education and political life of many people.

The annual event has hosted millions of people in the past and still counts.

The Foundation constructed the Iwo East LCDA Administration Building and supported the expansion of the Iwo Central Mosque. He also pays hospital bills for some patients and sponsors many pilgrims to Mecca and helps build the Iwo Palace.

According to Ogundokun, some politicians in the area have risen to high positions through Foundation appointments
Recently, the Foundation celebrated over 200 less privileged in Iwo, Osun. The empowerment was witnessed by many prominent figures across the state, including the state governor, Gboyega Oyetola, who was represented by his chief executive, Israel Famurewa campaign organization, among others.

Ogundokun was a pioneer staff of the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Service (WNBS). He then worked in the new Nigerian newspapers. He joined politics as the youth leader of the Nigerian New Democratic Party. He then contested and was elected councilor of Iwo local government in 1976 before becoming a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1978.

In 1979, he became National Publicity Secretary of the ruling NPN and was made a member of the board of the Daily Times newspapers.

At the advent of the third republic, he was a member of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). But when the Republic was truncated by the late General Sani Abacha, he again became a member of the Constitution Review Committee. In 1999, he joined the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and was a member of the Osun State Tactical Committee which led the election of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as Governor in 2003 before quitting partisan politics. in 2010 when Rauf Aregbesola became governor.

He was brought back to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party due to the necessary experience he gained over the years from an elite.

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Michigan Governor Releases Draft Plan for Carbon Neutrality | News, Sports, Jobs https://dawnforgovernor.org/michigan-governor-releases-draft-plan-for-carbon-neutrality-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 07:43:06 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/michigan-governor-releases-draft-plan-for-carbon-neutrality-news-sports-jobs/ LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to address climate change, a project says. of state plan. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has committed Michigan to reaching the 2050 goal by 2020 and formed the […]]]>

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan will build clean energy infrastructure and invest in green programs over the next 30 years with the goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 to address climate change, a project says. of state plan.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has committed Michigan to reaching the 2050 goal by 2020 and formed the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s Council on Climate Solutions – or EGLE – to create and oversee MI implementation. Healthy Climate Plan.

The council developed its draft plan after gathering input from hundreds of residents, local government officials, academic experts and others, EGLE director Liesl Eichler Clark said in a letter from the project. , which was published online on Wednesday.

“While climate-related forces beyond our two peninsulas will challenge and shape our future for decades to come, the historic transition to carbon neutrality also presents Michigan with opportunities to advance equity, create well-paying jobs, increase economic competitiveness and improve our quality of life by protecting the quality of our air and the Great Lakes,” Clark wrote.

A large portion of Michigan’s greenhouse gas emissions come from electric power and transportation, the project notes.

To meet the 2050 carbon neutral goal, the plan would require the state to convert to 100% clean and renewable energy. It would aim to move to 50% clean and renewable energy by 2030.

The plan would phase out coal-fired power by 2035, although some major utilities such as DTE Energy and Consumers Energy have already announced plans to shut down coal plants years earlier.

To reduce emissions from transport, the plan calls for the construction of infrastructure that can accommodate 2 million electric vehicles on the roads by 2030.

While the plan provides several benchmarks for the state’s transition to carbon neutrality over the next few decades, Clark acknowledged that it gives a broader view of what’s to come and doesn’t fill in all the details. As climate change and the state’s technology to combat it evolves, the plan is subject to change, she wrote.

Members of the public can email suggestions to EGLE and attend online public listening sessions scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Feb. 8.

Last month, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to make the federal government carbon neutral by 2050, targeting a 65% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a fleet of cars and of all-electric trucks five years later.

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No politician has the credentials of Alao-Akala in Oyo-Makinde https://dawnforgovernor.org/no-politician-has-the-credentials-of-alao-akala-in-oyo-makinde/ Thu, 13 Jan 2022 15:21:06 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/no-politician-has-the-credentials-of-alao-akala-in-oyo-makinde/ Posted January 13, 2022 Oyo State Governor ‘Seyi Makinde on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, saying the state had lost “perhaps its most experienced politician” in the former governor. Governor Makinde, while addressing the widows, family and political associates of the late […]]]>

Oyo State Governor ‘Seyi Makinde on Thursday paid a condolence visit to the family of the late former Oyo State Governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, saying the state had lost “perhaps its most experienced politician” in the former governor.

Governor Makinde, while addressing the widows, family and political associates of the late former Governor at his residence at Opadoyin Lodge, Randa area, Ogbomoso, said the visit was officially aimed at to offer his condolences to the family on the passing of someone he described as a leader, brother, mentor and man on the ground.

A statement by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Governor Makinde as saying that the late Alao-Akala was a lover of Ogbomoso and Oyo State and had made many his best as governor of the state.

He said, “I am here this afternoon on behalf of the government and people of Oyo State, to offer my condolences to the family of our late leader, brother, mentor, former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala.
“We cannot question God. I spoke with him again five days ago. I told someone that I wanted to ask him to come and report the road project between Ogbomoso and Iseyin, and the person told me that I should not do such a step, because he would deal with it politically.

“But I called him and he surprisingly said ‘Seyi, I’ll be there to report it.’

“He asked me to give him only 48 hours notice, pick the date and I was looking forward to it. But who are we to question God? Sometimes it’s not how long but how well and I will explain it to you here we have my brother Senator Teslim Folarin I can also see Hon Segun Odebunmi (Bunvic) and almost all the political tendencies of Oyo State are here We have lost perhaps the most experienced politician this state has ever produced.

“Chief Alao-Akala was a man of the field. He rose from chairman of local government to deputy governor to acting governor and state governor. Who else has the powers? No one in Oyo State.

The governor called on the former governor’s family members, friends and supporters to take comfort in the fact that he lived a good life and to thank God even in their grief.

While thanking the Governor for his visit, the son of the late former Governor, Olamiju Alao-Akala thanked Governor Makinde for his prompt response and visiting the family.

“On behalf of the whole family, we would like to thank you for your quick response and your visits to the family. We appreciate your efforts and those of the people of the state. Thank you very much,” he said.

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Third government official appointed to help solve Slough’s problems https://dawnforgovernor.org/third-government-official-appointed-to-help-solve-sloughs-problems/ Tue, 11 Jan 2022 13:25:14 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/third-government-official-appointed-to-help-solve-sloughs-problems/ SLOUGH’s ‘missing’ chief executive is set to be replaced by a government-appointed candidate while she is ‘away from duty’. Slough Borough Council today announced that the Department of Levelling, Housing and Communities has appointed Gavin Jones as its third commissioner to help address the council’s financial and governance issues. The official will temporarily take over […]]]>

SLOUGH’s ‘missing’ chief executive is set to be replaced by a government-appointed candidate while she is ‘away from duty’.

Slough Borough Council today announced that the Department of Levelling, Housing and Communities has appointed Gavin Jones as its third commissioner to help address the council’s financial and governance issues.

The official will temporarily take over the duties of Slough chief executive Josie Wragg while she remains “ill”.

Mr Jones will join Chief Commissioner Max Caller and Finance Commissioner Margaret Lee, who have been in place since December 2021, as Deputy Commissioner.

(left) Maragret Lee, Head of Finance, and Max Caller CBE, Chief Commissioner

He was appointed following a request from the current commissioners and was appointed on the same basis as Mr. Caller and Ms. Lee.

While in Slough, the assistant commissioner will work three days a week and be paid £1,100 a day.

Commissioners will oversee and participate in the Council’s Recovery and Renewal Plan which sets out the work undertaken so far and the work needed to create a sustainable council providing the right services to residents at the right time.

It is understood that the appointment of Mr Jones to oversee and lead the team of board officers will have no impact on the position of chief executive of Slough, whose future position on the board is currently being decided at the following two alleged disciplinary meetings last year.

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The council previously said Josie had been “ill” since November.

Gavin Jones is currently Chief Executive of Essex County Council, where he has served since 2016, after spending 10 years as CEO of Swindon Borough.

He joined local government after working in the commercial sector for much of his career, including in the airline, travel and technology sectors.

He was also chairman of SOLACE – the UK’s leading membership network for public sector and local government professionals – for three years, helping it develop and support leadership across local government. .

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Councilor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council, said: ‘There are still very difficult times ahead of us and we have welcomed the commissioners, their expertise, advice and help and I look forward to meeting Gavin.

“We will continue to work with all commissioners until the issues are fully resolved by all of us.

“Together, we will put the council on a sustainable financial footing, improve our governance and make the right decisions for our residents and our city.”

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Anti-Vaxxers planned the crossbow murder of German government official Michael Kretschmer, police say https://dawnforgovernor.org/anti-vaxxers-planned-the-crossbow-murder-of-german-government-official-michael-kretschmer-police-say/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/anti-vaxxers-planned-the-crossbow-murder-of-german-government-official-michael-kretschmer-police-say/ Police in the former East German city of Dresden say they confiscated a cache of weapons including crossbows, sharp points and firearms during morning raids on properties linked to a right-wing anti-vaccine group who threatened to kill a local government official. on anti-COVID measures. On December 8, the German television investigative program ZDF frontal released […]]]>

Police in the former East German city of Dresden say they confiscated a cache of weapons including crossbows, sharp points and firearms during morning raids on properties linked to a right-wing anti-vaccine group who threatened to kill a local government official. on anti-COVID measures.

On December 8, the German television investigative program ZDF frontal released an investigative report exposing a plot hatched on the messaging service Telegram to assassinate Prime Minister of Saxony Michael Kretschmer with hunting weapons during his recent lockdown measures intended to mitigate the rapid spread of COVID-19 and of its variants in Germany.

The group, which called itself Dresden Offlinevernetzung, or Dresden Offline Networking, had about 130 members, all with far-right anti-vax sympathies, according to the report. Germany is the epicenter of the current pandemic wave in Europe, and the national government recently called on regions to adopt measures to severely restrict unvaccinated people from work and leisure activities. Health authorities predict that up to 6,000 people could be in intensive care by Christmas, even if prevention measures work.

The situation is so serious that German Health Minister Jens Spahn has warned that by the end of winter, “almost everyone in Germany will be vaccinated, recovered or dead… This is the reality “.

Yet anti-vax propaganda has kept Germany at one of the lowest vaccination levels in Europe as warnings to those trying to enforce measures grow increasingly hostile. Among the threats uncovered on Telegram against Kretschmer were plans to use “armed force if necessary” with links to discreet sites where crossbows, axes and unregistered firearms could be purchased.

On Wednesday, the German intelligence agency, known as the LKA, confirmed that it had infiltrated the Telegram forum to determine where to carry out raids. Authorities said they found hunting weapons in the cache of weapons they believe would be used against Kretschmer and others at half a dozen locations. “The LKA is in action today as part of the report on frontal, where an investigation is ongoing into a potentially serious crime,” LKA spokesman Tom Bernhardt told reporters at one of the raid locations.

He emailed to say the death threats against Kretschmer were directly related to the COVID restrictions he had enforced. Saxony, which has the lowest vaccination rate in Germany, is the epicenter of the current wave driven by the Delta variant.

Elsewhere in Germany, police confirmed on Wednesday that many government officials and media received raw meat wrapped in foil with threatening messages related to COVID restrictions.

One of the letters accompanying the meat read: “The meat is infected with radiating Covid-19 viruses and Zyklon B,” according to a Berlin police spokeswoman. (Zyklon B is the poisonous substance used by Hitler’s Nazis to murder millions of Jews in the gas chambers of concentration camps during World War II.)

“Resistance to vaccination and measures will be bloody and unsavory.”

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Ben Phiri freed: court grants bail to Malawian opposition politician – Malawi 24 https://dawnforgovernor.org/ben-phiri-freed-court-grants-bail-to-malawian-opposition-politician-malawi-24/ Mon, 13 Dec 2021 11:55:03 +0000 https://dawnforgovernor.org/ben-phiri-freed-court-grants-bail-to-malawian-opposition-politician-malawi-24/ A court in Lilongwe has granted bail for Malawian opposition politician Ben Phiri. Phiri, who is a member of parliament from Thyolo Central and is also a member of the Progressive Democratic Party, was ordered to post a MK 10 million cash bond and produce two people as a MK 5 million bond. She was […]]]>


A court in Lilongwe has granted bail for Malawian opposition politician Ben Phiri.

Phiri, who is a member of parliament from Thyolo Central and is also a member of the Progressive Democratic Party, was ordered to post a MK 10 million cash bond and produce two people as a MK 5 million bond. She was also asked to turn in all of her travel documents and report to the police every two weeks.

The former local government minister was arrested on Thursday last week as the registered owner of Beata Investments. According to the police, Phiri raised K 262 million from the Gender Ministry between 2018 and 2020 under the pretext that he provided learning materials for early childhood development, but never provided the materials. without providing.

On Thursday, he was taken to hospital after falling ill while in police custody.

State prosecutors told Senior Resident Magistrate Patrick Chirwa that Phiri would need to spend an additional seven days in custody to allow the state to finalize investigations.

But Phiri Mauya Msuku’s lawyer said the state should have arrested Phiri after completing its investigations. Msuku also noted that Phiri had already been in police custody for six days.

In his ruling, Chirwa said Phiri should be released on bail.

Phiri’s arrest last week came after also the DPP parliamentary police for Chiradzulu Sud Joseph Mwanamvekha and senior DPP member Dalitso Kabambe for presenting false economic figures while working as finance minister and governor respectively. Reserve bank.

Over the weekend, former President Peter Mutharika, who is also DPP chairman, accused the Tonse Alliance government of arresting the three men for speaking out against the country’s high cost of living.

The DPP said in a statement last week that the arrests were politically motivated.


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