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NLC Can Be A Good Source Of Revenue Generation – Imoke

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Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke said the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is one of the component channels, if properly deployed, capable of boosting the economy of the state, especially in revenue generation.

The governor said this when he received members of the organised labour, led by the state Chairman of NLC, Mr. John Ushie.

He explained that there were many loopholes in the country’s economic system which needed to be appraised for correction, noting that members of the union should make the necessary contributions.

Imoke said that issues of revenue allocation formula, subsidy, location of tank farms, export processing zones, exploration of quarries, establishment of cement industries and the status of federal roads, were areas the congress could make its impact felt with a view to generating more revenue to the state.

“Revenue generation formula has to be reviewed because it creates imbalance. The location of tank farms within the Export Free Zone is not economical because despite the environmental hazard created, operators do not pay revenue.

“Subsidy should be based on consumption with the state having the highest consumption of petroleum products paying the highest subsidy, while federal highways should be dual carriage ways. But here, our state roads are better than federal roads, the benefit of this is that it will allow the state to raise more revenue for its interests.”

On the relationship between the state government and NLC, Imoke observed that there was need for government and labour to understand each other, adding that even if there was a misunderstanding between them, it should be on principle and in the interest of the citizenry.

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

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Cult Violence: Wike Imposes Two-Week Curfew Around Okoro-Nu-Odu

Governor Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has imposed a 24-hour total curfew for two weeks on some parts of Port-Harcourt, the state capital.

The Governor made this known during a broadcast on Sunday where he noted that the curfew begins from Monday 23rd November 2020.

The statement noted that the upsurge noticed by the state government in cases of cult activities, other forms of violence, and killings is responsible for the curfew.

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Wike in the statement declared that the entire area along and around the Okoro-nodu flyover up to a one-kilometre radius from Saint Emmanuel Anglican Church, Rumuokoro, extending to the Rumuodomaya Slaughter and Local Government daily market will be affected.

He added that no form of trading, human or vehicular movement is allowed in the affected areas until further notice.

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

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Zamfara Governor Secures Release Of 11 Kidnapped Victims

Bello Matawalle

Governor of Zamafara, Bello Matawalle has announced the release of 11 kidnapped victims.

According to reports, ten of the victims were male and a female from Bukkuyum Local Government Area.

Matawalle received the rescued kidnapped victims on Saturday night at the Government House in Gusau, the state capital.

The Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Muhammed Dauran revealed that the victims were released without paying a ransom.

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He stated they were released as a result of the peace initiative and stakeholders meeting summoned by Governor Matawalle with all critical stakeholders from Bukkuyum Local Government Area on Thursday.

Governor Matawalle assured that his administration will not rest on its oars until total peace is achieved in all parts of the state.

 

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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Police Confirm Abduction Of Nasarawa APC Chairman

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa State, Philip Shekwor, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

According to reports, Shekwor was abducted on Saturday night at his residence along Dunamis church, Bukan Sidi in Lafia.

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Confirming the incident, Police Commissioner Bola Longe said the unidentified gunmen in large number stormed the residence of the APC chairman in Lafia around 11 pm and took him away to an unknown destination.

According to him, security agencies had reacted swiftly by deploying personnel to different forest locations to ensure the safe release of the APC chieftain.

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