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Ogun To Spend N1.27bn To Conduct Council Polls In 2015

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BallotBoxVote_0The Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) on Tuesday said it planned to spend N1.27 billion on the conduct of council elections in the 20 local government areas in the state in 2015.

The Chairman of OGSIEC, Alhaja Risikat Ogunfemi, made this known in Abeokuta while defending the commission’s 2015 budget before the state’s House of Assembly’s Finance and Appropriation Committee.

Ogunfemi said that the commission would embark on sensitisation of voters in all the 236 political wards in the state prior to the councils’ polls.

She said that the agency would also organise seminars and workshops in the three senatorial districts for all political parties.

Also at the budget defence, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Transportation, Mr Gbenga Opesanwo, said that the Bureau of Transportation proposed N965 million for its activities during the year.

Opesanwo said N215 million was for recurrent expenditure while N750 million would be expended on capital projects.

He said that the bureau would evolve strategies to reduce traffic congestions, road accidents and improve the aesthetics of the roads and their infrastructure.

On his part, Mr Ayo Sangofadeji, Commander, Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), explained that the agency would reduce the rate of reported traffic crashes in the state by 15 per cent in 2015.

Consequently, he said that the agency proposed N657 million for its activities during the year, with N200 million earmarked for capital expenditure and N457million for recurrent expenditure. (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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