Florence Aya, the President of the Women Mentoring and Leadership Initiative says 18 women are aspiring for seats in the Senate, House of Representatives, and State Assembly in the 2023 General Elections.
Aya, who made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Wednesday, said that the women would contest under different political parties.
She explained that a woman would contest a Senatorial seat, three others for the House of Representatives and the remaining 14 would compete for seats in the Kaduna State House of Assembly.
Aya, a Minority Leader in the Kaduna State Assembly from 1992 to 1993, also represented Kaura Federal Constituency at the National Assembly from 1999 to 2003.
She expressed optimism that women would get a level playing field.
”In February, we launched Project 2023 Agenda for Women Participation, to mobilise more women to contest and participate effectively in the electoral process.
“Yesterday, we had our first meeting for all the women who are aspiring to state assembly, house of reps and senate.
“So far, 18 women who had declared interest to contest for various seats in the 2023 elections were at the meeting – one for Senate, three for House of Representatives and the 14 for State Assembly,” she said.
“This is a very bold step, and we are working with them, mentoring them and helping them to achieve their dreams,” she said.
Noting that the women were aspiring for elective positions in a men-dominated political party’s structure, the grassroots politician expressed hope that they would put up a good fight.
“We will get there because people are beginning to know the importance of women participation in politics now more than ever.
“We are working with the political parties to create spaces for women.
“We also had a discussion with key government officials and the Speaker of the Kaduna State Assembly to support our women to secure party’s tickets at the primary elections,” she said.
She added that the organisation was equally working closely with partners like Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn, a governance programme of the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Officer.
Others, according to her, are Gender Action Team and Legal Awareness for Nigerian Women, among others who mentor and mobilise support for women to get to where they want to be politically.
On women supporting women, Aya said: ”it is very important that women should show support for one another before others will support us.
“It is an issue we are trying to address, and I want to assure you that in the next election (2023), there will be more women who will win elections by the grace of the almighty Allah,” she said.
NAN reports that there were only three women representatives in the Senate, representing 2.8 per cent of the 109 Senators between 1999 and 2003.
The number increased to nine, representing 8.3 per cent between 2007 and 2011, before dropping to eight members representing 7.3 per cent between 2019 to date.
At the House of Representatives, 13 women were elected in the 1999 election, representing 3.3 per cent of the 360 members. The number increased to 26, representing 7.2 per cent between 2011 and 2015.
The women’s seats in the House of Representatives dropped from 26 to 13 in 2019, representing 3.6 per cent.
At the State Assemblies, 24 women were elected in 1999, representing 2.4 per cent of the 990 members across the 36 states assemblies.
The number increased to 68, representing 6.9 per cent in 2003 before dropping to 45 in 2019, with 15 state assemblies with no female members.
JAMB Portal Login 2022 Result Checker
JAMB Result Portal 2022 Checker can be accessed below.
JAMB Portal Login 2022 Result Checker: The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result checker will be live and online when all the exams are complete. Students who have sat for the examination can log in to the JAMB result portal and check their results. But, individual students can check their results after 48 hours like in the past year via sms by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 or 66019 using the same number that was used for registration
Login to JAMB portal 2022
Naijaonpoint reports that JAMB candidates who have registered for CAPS (candidates) E-Facility on JAMB’s website can log in to access their UTME Results Notification Slip. Meanwhile, You’ll need your registration number or e-mail to log in to the JAMB portal and check the UTME result online.
JAMB Portal Login 2022 Result Checker: Steps to check UTME results
1. Go to the JAMB result checking portal
2. Enter your Registration Number/Email Address in the blank box provided.
3. Click on “Check My Results” (The portal will load your result will show on the screen).
How and where to seek help/guidance regarding JAMB 2022
The best place to get assistance regarding your Exam is at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) website or their offices .
FUNCTIONS OF RESULT MENU ON JAMB’S WEBSITE
1. CAPS (Candidates) e-Facility
Create a new account
Access JAMB CAP
See your JAMB Admission Status
Print Result Slip
How to recover lost JAMB online details
If you have forgotten your password, here is what you do:
1. Click on the ‘forgot password’ tab;
2. Click ‘Login’ to access your JAMB profile dashboard;
3. Enter the email address you used to create the account;
4. Click the ‘calendar’ icon to also select your date of birth; and
5. Click the button that says ‘Get Password Reset Link’
You’ll be sent an email with a link to reset your password. To avoid this long process, use a password that you can remember, but also a strong one!
Also, If you still have a problem, contact the JAMB support team by raising a ticket.
JAMB Portal Login 2022 Result Checker.
JAMB statement on JAMB Result 2022
The statement reads: “To check the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the Board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.
“In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one. Hence, the Board urges all candidates to ignore all such messages on how to check their 2022 UTME results as they are all products of deceit aimed at misleading them.
“The Board, in line with its desire to adhere to the ease of doing business protocol of the government, has emplaced this user-friendly and simplified process of checking UTME results. Furthermore, this simplified process would also serve to preclude the unconscionable exploitation of candidates by shylock business centres and cybercafés, which often take advantage of hapless candidates.
“The 2022 UTME began on Friday, 6th May 2022 and ended on Friday 13th May 2022,” the statement issued by JAMB on Saturday afternoon added.
How Do I Check My JAMB Result 2022? JAMB Result Portal 2022 Checker Login
There are several ways to check your JAMB result, you can check your JAMB UTME result with your registration number and also check your JAMB score offline via SMS without your registration number.
How To Check JAMB Result With Phone Number
1. JAMB Result with Phone Number 2022:
2. Go to JAMB Result Checker with Phone Number portal via https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/eFacility_/CheckUTMEResults.
3. Enter your Phone Number in the required column.
4. Click on ‘Check My Results’.
5. The portal will load your result if it’s ready.
Kindly visit the JAMB result checking portal via https://portal.jamb.gov.ng/eFacility_/CheckUTMEResults. Input your JAMB Registration Number/ Registered number in the required column. Finally, click on ‘Check My Results’, your JAMB Score will display afterward.
Here is how to Check JAMB result 2022 Using SMS…
*To check the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, all you need to do is to send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration.
Breaking: N80bn Money Laundering: EFCC arrests accountant-general
Nigeria’s Accountant-General, Ahmed Idris has been arrested over alleged money laundering and diversion of public funds.
Those familiar with the development said dris was intercepted in Kano by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Monday evening and is being flown to Abuja, the nation’s capital, for interrogation.
Sources said the EFCC has for sometime been investigating a case of diversion of at least N80 billion in public funds which was allegedly laundered through some bogus contracts.
The companies used in laundering the funds investigators said, have allegedly been linked to family members and associates of the accountant-general,.
Sources further said after progress was made in the investigation, Idris was summoned repeatedly for interrogation but he failed to honour the invitations.
“We kept inviting him but he kept dodging us,” one of our sources said. “We were left with no choice than to keep him under watch and arrest him.”
The spokesperson for the EFCC could not be reached to comment for his story. One of his subordinates said he is travelling in the United Kingdom at this time.
However, a top EFCC official confirmed the development but asked not to be named because he had no permission to discuss the matter with the media.
Uwujaren later issued a statement saying, “Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, May 16, 2022 arrested serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80billion ( Eighty Billion Naira only).
“The Commission’s verified intelligence showed that the AGF raked off the funds through bogus consultancies and other illegal activities using proxies, family members and close associates.
“The funds were laundered through real estate investments in Kano and Abuja.
Mr Idris was arrested after failing to honour invitations by the EFCC to respond to issues connected to the fraudulent acts.”
President Muhammed Buhari appointed Idris accountant-general on June 25, 2015.
The position became vacant at the time after the former Accountant General, Jonah Otunla, left office on June 12, 2015.
President Buhari reappointed Idris for a second four-year term in June 2019, amid criticisms from labour groups who said the accountant-general should retire after turning 60.
Idris is a native of Kano State, North-west Nigeria. He was born on November 25, 1960, and was until his appointment in 2015 the Director of Finance and Accounts, Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development.