President Obama Nominates Debo Adegbile(Former NAACP Official) To Top Civil Rights Post

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will nominate a former NAACP Legal Defense Fund official to take over the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, the White House announced Thursday.

Debo Adegbile, who now serves as senior counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee, has held several positions at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, ranging from 2001 to earlier this year. He went before the Supreme Court back in February to defend Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, a key provision that the courtultimately decided to strike down.

If confirmed, Adegbile would lead the division as it figures out how to protect voting rights without Section 4, which required certain parts of the country with a history of racial discrimination to have changes to their voting laws pre-cleared either by DOJ or in federal court. Former Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Thomas Perez, who now heads the Labor Department, said earlier this year that pre-clearance“regrettably, continues to be very necessary.”

But the Civil Rights Division’s work also extends far beyond voting rights, enforcing federal statutes that prohibit all different kinds of discrimination. Under Perez, the division put a particular emphasis on fair-lending cases and pattern-and-practice investigations of major police departments. Perez also oversaw implementation of a law banning hate crimes against gays and lesbians.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, praised Obama’s selection of Adegbile.

“Debo Adegbile is an excellent choice to lead the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice,” he said in a statement. “He will bring a wealth of experience and good judgment to this important office. Many of us on the Senate Judiciary Committee met Debo in 2006 when he testified before the Committee as an expert on voting rights. Debo has earned a reputation for working to bring members from both sides of the aisle together.”

Leahy said he “could think of no one more qualified or experienced than Debo” when he went about considering voting rights legislation earlier this year. “He is careful, he listens, and he understands the importance of building consensus,” Leahy said.

“Our country needs someone like Debo with significant experience in voting rights to protect the deeply held American value that each person has the right to a voice in our democracy,” said Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. “Debo has worked tirelessly to ensure that our nation lives up to its promise of equality for all Americans.”


2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Exam Centres, Requirements

2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Exam Centres, Requirements

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The 2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Examination centers, Shortlistment and Requirements can now be checked. The NIS Aptitude test date for 2014 was recently announced and this has been followed up with the exam centers, schedules, requirements and shortlistment.

2014 Nigeria Immigration Recruitment Exam Centres & Requirements

The Civil Defence, Fire Service,  Immigration Service and Prisons Service Board (CDFIPB) hereby informs all candidates who applied to positions in Nigeria Immigration Service that recruitment examinations are scheduled to hold onSaturday, March 15, 2014 at 7am prompt in your preferred examination state.

2013 / 2014 Nigeria Immigration Service Recruitment Examination / Test – Shortlistment, Exam Centres and Requirements

Please, bring along the following: 

  1. Your Acknowledgement Slip
  2. ID Card and
  3. Writing materials.

To confirm the examination venue in your state, please contact the State Command of Nigeria Immigration Service ONLY.  Thank you.

The Controller General of NIS has also made it known that the Immigration Service will reach all Applicants Before March 15th, 2014 for further information.

Note: By this notice, it means that everybody that applied for this recruitment is invited for the test / examination.

How To Print Your NIS Acknowledgement Slip

Log on back to the CDFIPB eRecruitment Site and click on the Acknowledgment Slip tab: enter Application ID and Validation Number respectively.

Hint: Validation Number is the number on the bank slip.

USEFUL INFO: Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) State Command Offices Nationwide