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Gov. Ugwuanyi Decries Lack Of Modern, Equipped Hospital In South-East

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IfeanyiGovernor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has expressed worries over the lack of modern and well-equipped hospitals in the South East geo-political zone.

Underscoring the need for modern health facilities in the zone, Mr. Ugwuanyi noted that the diagnostic centre being built by the state government was meant to reduce the current craving of the people for medical attention abroad.

Speaking when the management team of Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd, a Chevron and Agbami co-venture, paid him a visit in Enugu, the governor appealed to the group to come to the aid of the area by establishing a befitting hospital.

He equally requested the group to establish a modern library for the large number of higher institutions in Enugu to facilitate not only teaching and learning, but also to encourage research works among the lecturers and students.

He said indigent students from the state also needed scholarships from the group.

He commended the group for building a fully-equipped chest clinic at the district hospital in Enugu-Ezike in Igboeze North Local Government Area.

“I am convinced that you are a worthy partner that has touched our hearts and the lives of our people. May my good Lord reward you”, he said.

Earlier in a speech, the managing director of Star Deep Water Petroleum Ltd, represented by Stan Otuonye, informed the governor that the group was in Enugu to commission an equipped chest clinic at the Ogrute District Hospital, Enugu-Ezike.

He noted that the group had built 24 chest clinics in different parts of the country.

The managing director said that the co-venture had instituted specialised educational scholarship programmes in support of health and engineering manpower development through targeted support.

He added that the group was also into economic empowerment whereby it helped farmers to increase food production.

He said that Agbami oil field, one of the country’s biggest oil blocs, was located about 70 miles offshore, adding that area was viewed as belonging to the entire country in line with the principle of deep offshore oil exploration.

The Agbami co-venture is made up of Fanfa Oil, NNPC, Statoil, Chevron and Petrobras Nigeria.

(NAN)

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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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