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Victims Of Abuja-Lokoja Road Mishaps Taking Toll On Kogi Health Facilities, Says Wada

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Gov-Idris-WadaGov. Idris Wada of Kogi says incessant accident on the Lokoja-Abuja road has put serious pressure on public health institutions in the state.

Wada, who spoke at the 2014 special marshals’ workshop in Lokoja on Sunday, noted that public hospitals had been receiving on daily basis corpses of victims road mishaps and those injured.

According to him, the trend has posed a great danger to the health of the people of the state.

The governor said that medical personnel in the state had continued to spend more time to attend to accident victims at the expense of other patients, who needed medical attention.

Wada, however, called for a concerted effort to stem the tide of crashes on Okene-Lokoja-Abuja and other roads in the state.

The governor, who was represented at the event by the Commissioner for Transport, Mr Abdulrhman Wuya, promised that the state government would continue to support the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to minimise road accidents.

Government, he said, had awarded contracts for the expansion and dualisation of some roads in the state to ensure safety and urged motorists to obey traffic rules and codes.

In his remarks, the FRSC Corps Marshall, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, commended the special marshals for collaborating with the organisation to reduce carnage on the highways.

He said the theme of the workshop, “Improved regulatory and enforcement capacity in FRSC: Way forward in road traffic crashes and fatality reduction”, was deliberately chosen allow marshals and other stakeholders reflect on and analyse issues bordering on road safety and reduction of accidents.

Oyeyemi, who was represented by Mr Angus Ibezim, Head, Session, Special Marshals and Partnerships, said the issue of capacity building for marshals would continue to be on the front burner as the FRSC was desirous of maximizing its output and performance, especially in the areas of patrols, public enlightenment and education.

The State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr Godwin Omiko, said the workshop was organised to appraise efforts toward achieving 2014 corporate goals of the organization which included reducing traffic crashes and fatality by 15 per cent and 25 per cent respectively.

While appreciating the contributions of special marshals, Omiko urged them to cooperate and partner with FRSC to ensure accident-free “ember months”.

The State Coordinator of Special Marshals Unit, Mr Hezekiah Adeyemi, called on local governments and well-meaning people in the state to support efforts being made to reduce carnage on the roads.

Adeyemi also commended President Goodluck Jonathan for approving the appointment of Oyeyemi as the new Corps Marshal, describing it as a morale booster for all marshals as Oyeyemi was the first Chief Executive Officer to be appointed from within the FRSC since its inception 26 years ago. (NAN)

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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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