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Senate President Lawan lament on poor state of Nigerian roads

SENATE President Ahmad Lawan in Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency on federal roads. Decrying the deplorable situation of the roads, he known as for improved budgetary allocation to repair them Lawan, who contributed to a movement within the Senate by Senator Gersham Bassey, titled: “The deplorable state of Nigeria Federal Roads”, stated N215billion was required yearly to repair federal roads. Also lamenting the situation of the roads, the chairman, Governing Council Board of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Tunde Lemo, stated the nation had been dropping N1trillion yearly because of loss in man-hours on account of unhealthy roads and visitors snarl. The ex-Central Bank of Nigeria Deputy Governor spoke on the yearly stakeholders’ assembly o...

Woman use iron, burnt maid with it in Kwara State

A WOMAN Balqees Y. Mohammed has been taken into custody by operatives of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, for allegedly burning her two housemaids with a scorching iron. The housemaids recognized as Hauwa, 14, and Aisha, 12, it was gathered, had been punished for not flushing the bathroom after use. Hajia Mohammed mentioned to be a businesswoman in Ilorin allegedly used the new object on the victims’ buttock It was gathered that the victims had been observed by neighbours who noticed that they had been strolling with issue. Upon interviewing them, the victims had been mentioned to have opened up that their mistress inflicted accidents on them for not flushing the bathroom. Public Relations Officer of the state command of the NSCDC Femi Be...

Lagos State Governor Sanwo Olu seeking for loan of N250 billion

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday requested approval for N250billion mortgage from the Lagos State House of Assembly. He made the request in a re-ordering letter, which was learn on the ground of the House on the plenary session. The letter was learn by the Clerk of the Assembly, Mr. Sani Azeez. The mortgage was damaged down as follows: a hard and fast price bond of N100billion from the capital market and an inner mortgage of N150 billion. In the letter, the governor mentioned the budgetary provisions for each recurrent and capital finances of Ministries, Departments and Agencies weren’t prone to be utilised earlier than the top of the yr and the sum of N34.050 billion might be re-ordered. Sanwo-Olu mentioned the federal government was constrained by the dearth...

Boy of 3 years kidnap from school in Imo State

A THREE-year-old boy, Chidalu Ike was on Tuesday kidnapped on his method from college in Atta group in Njaba council space of Imo State. Head of vigilante providers in Njaba council space, Chidi Nwamadu confirmed the incident to our correspondent in a phone interview. According to him, the incident occurred round three pm instantly after the pupils dismissed from college at Central School, Atta close to the Afor Atta Market. It was realized that Chidalu, a local of Umuduru Egwedu Autonomous Community in Njaba Local Government Area, was kidnapped whereas strolling dwelling along with his elder brother, Nnaemeka, when two suspected kidnappers accosted them. It was additional learnt that the abductors despatched Nnaemeka, 10, to purchase satchet water for them and as he went to purchase it, t...

Fayemi: Why FG stop State from rehabilitating federal roads

The Governor of Ekiti State, Governor Kayode Fayemi has mentioned scarcity of funds compelled the federal authorities to cease states from rehabilitating Federal roads. Fayemi gave the clarification in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday at a colloquium tagged: ‘Building a Sustainable Economy Through Values Orientation and Innovative Thinking’, marking the primary 12 months of his second time period in workplace. The Governor mentioned he would have cherished to repair a number of the federal roads within the state however for the stringent warning from the Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fashola that there received’t be refund on such interventions. Speaking notably concerning the collapsed Ureje bridge alongside Afe Babalola University throughout a flooding a few weeks in the past, Fayemi mentioned :...

Oil producing areas in Imo State to hold summit

A SUMMIT has been scheduled for the final week of this month to assessment the safety state of affairs in Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta native authorities areas of Imo State. Deputy Governor of the state, Gerald Irona disclosed this whereas receiving a delegation of the Old Boys Association of Priscilla Memorial Grammar School, Oguta who paid him a courtesy go to at his Oguta residence. He stated the summit is to make sure the areas are crime-free. “Before the top of the month of October, we can have a safety summit in Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta Local Government Areas of the state. We have tried to scrub up Oguta axis, however contemplating the peculiarities of the 2 native authorities areas, there’s want for vital stakeholders to take a seat down to debate points round safety within the space. “At...

Osun State educational system will be change completely—Oyetola

Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, on Monday stated that training revolution is a part of his administration’s agenda. He promised to make use of training to construct a brand new man in each little one within the state, saying: “This is my decision to sustain the future of the state.” The governor spoke on the inauguration of a multi-purpose corridor, Itayemi Hall, constructed and donated by a philanthropist and foremost educationist, Mrs. Phebean Ajibola Ogundipe nee Itayemi, to the Esa-Oke High School Oyetola, who was represented by the Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Timothy Owoeye, recommended Ogundipe for being a number one gentle in philanthropy, advising wealthy Nigerians to be taught from her good gesture. The governor stated it was good to be taught to pr...

Rivers state embarking on renewal of urban cities—Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the continuing city renewal of Port Harcourt City and adjoining cities of the state capital was geared toward returning the town to its Garden City standing. Speaking after inspecting ongoing initiatives yesterday, Governor Wike stated that his administration was dedicated to reconstructing key roads within the state capital to ease visitors congestion and enhance the financial system. He stated as a result of his administration was dedicated to setting up roads that will final. He stated 70 % of the city renewal scheme can be dealt with by a Nigerian-based worldwide development firm. “We are working onerous to return Port Harcourt City to its Garden City standing. That is why now we have launched into large city renewal throughout the ...

4 persons lost their lives over cult war in Rivers State

Four individuals have reportedly misplaced their lives and several other homes razed, as members of two cult teams clashed in some communities of Etche Local Government Area of Rivers State. Our correspondent gathered that bother began when members of one of many cult teams shot a member of the rival gang at Okehi, the headquarters of Etche LGA. It was additional gathered that the killings later escalated to different communities inside Etche, because the cult gang whose member was killed went on a reprisal assault. An nameless group supply disclosed that three of the opposite victims had been killed within the early hours of Monday in Ulakwo, Igbodo and Mba communities in Etche LGA, respectively. According to the supply, many homes had been burnt down, whereas residents of the communities...

Yellow fever claim more lives in Bauchi State

The Bauchi State Primary Health Care Development Agency has confirmed six new recorded deaths within the Yellow Fever outbreak within the State which brings the entire variety of deaths to 22. Recall that instances of yellow fever have been recorded in Yankari Game Reserve in Alkaleri and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas of Bauchi State which led to the demise of three folks. The first case was recorded when 4 college students of the College of Education, Waka-Biu, in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State have been confirmed lifeless whereas 12 have been hospitalized after a area journey to Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi. According to the report, those that misplaced their lives complained of stomach pains after which they vomited blood. The Bauchi State Government on September fif...

Kwara State needing support from FG over flooding

Kwara State Government, yesterday, referred to as on the Federal Government to help tackle ecological challenges, particularly the yearly flooding from the overflow of River Niger and Asa River. “People of Kwara State have suffered greatly from ecological problems linked to yearly overflowing of these rivers and it is only fair for the state to be considered for special palliatives to fix damaged infrastructure and economic lives of our people and mitigate the effects on the affected communities,” Permanent Secretary Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Isiaka Al-Amin, mentioned at a press convention in Ilorin. Al-Amin spoke after a tour of flood-prone areas by a committee inaugurated by Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to reduce the impression of flooding within the state. Al-Amin, mentio...

Kebbi State government has said it would establish a wild life park or zoo for two homeless elephants

Kebbi State authorities has mentioned it might set up a wild life park or zoo for 2 homeless elephants roaming between Tuga and Zaria Kalala villages in Bagudo and Koko-Besse Local Government Areas. Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, acknowledged this, yesterday, after a gathering with a workforce from the National Parks of Nigeria at Government House Kebbi. “The delegations of the Conservator -General of Nigeria National Parks Service are in Kebbi state to see if the two elephants are still with us, well kept and taken care of. They advised us to create a wild life park or zoo for these animals. I will write to President Muhammadu Buhari and seeks his consent on what to do next,” mentioned Bagudu. Bagudu expressed appreciation to folks from Ruga and Zaria Kalakala for taking good care of the...