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Good Governance, Not Empty Promises, Guarantee Re-election – Ahmed

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Abdulfatah AhmedGovernor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has said good governance and delivery of dividends of democracy to the people by political leaders and not empty promises are what would guarantee re-election.

Speaking at the Kwara State Signage and Advertisement Agency stakeholders’ forum in Ilorin, the state capital on Tuesday, Ahmed, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Peter Kisira, urged politicians and their supporters to shun violence.

He said it was important for political parties, politicians and other political actors to comply with rules for outdoor advertising and signage in the state to maintain integrity and professionalism in the sector.

The governor warned that any group or anyone who defaces or destroys any approved billboard would be breaking the law and would be dealt with accordingly.

He said, “The answer to the often violent struggle for political power in this country, especially during election is very simple.

“If you do what the people want or inspire hope in them, they will vote for you even if the opposition tears down all your posters and tramples on your billboards.

“On the other hand, a thousand billboards will not get you elected if the voting public has no confidence in you or in your capacity to deliver what they want, at the time they want it”.

The General Manager, KWASAA, Alhaji Ahmed Olufadi, said the state of outdoor advertising and signage in the state was not in line with the vision of the government.

According to him, the disconnect formed the government’s basis to take steps to regulate and control the sector.

Noting that the task of KWASAA was huge and challenging, Olufadi sought the understanding of all stakeholders so that more investment would be attracted to the state.

“We are out to make sure you are all in business. We are ever ready to listen to your input and how best to achieve our mutually beneficial desired objective”, he said.

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Nigeria’s Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

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Nigeria's Communications Minister, Isa Pantami, Loses 13-year-old Daughter

Communications minister, Isa Pantami

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has announced the loss of his 13-year-old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali.

The Minister took to his Twitter account on Monday night to announce this sad news.

Pantami stated that the funeral prayer for the deceased will be conducted in Abuja on Tuesday at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2.

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The post by the minister announcing the incident reads; “Inna lil Laahi wa inna ilaiHi Rajiun! My 13-year old daughter, Aishah Isa Ali (Amal) passed away just a moment ago.

“Due to some necessities, funeral prayer tomorrow at Annur Masjeed, Wuse 2, immediately after Zuhr prayer In sha Allah. May Allah forgive and be merciful to her.”

 

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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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