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Political Campaigns Should Not Disturb Developmental Projects – Al-Makura

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Nasarawa State Governor  Umaru Al-Makura of on Saturday said that the increased political activities across the state would not slow down the progress of the state and no ongoing projects in the state will be abandoned.

The governor made the promise when he was inspecting the Lafia Township Stadium and the new Lafia Square in the state capital.

He expressed his administration’s commitment to people-oriented policies and programmes.

“As far as I am concerned, campaign or no campaign, people must survive,” Al-Makura told the News Agency of Nigeria.

“The sportsmen must have a place for their activities, the teachers must have schools to go and teach students. The nurses, the doctors must have environment that is conducive for their work.

“These are all parts of the campaign; it is not just abandoning your responsibility and talking, spreading lies and propaganda.

“Campaign is doing the right thing at the right time, taking into consideration what people need and when they need it,” he said.

Al-Makura said that his administration will not relent in entrenching good governance and equity in the distribution of amenities.

While the current effort by the Nasarawa state government is a boost to the game of football, he said that his administration would go beyond football and encourage other sporting activities as part of efforts to curtail youth restiveness and other social vices in the state.

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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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