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Tambuwal Pledges To Review Sokoto Corps Members’ Allowances Upwards

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NYSCGov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Saturday promised to review upward the monthly allowances the state government has been paying to corps members serving in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Tambuwal made the pledge when he addressed the corps members after their participation in the special environmental sanitation exercise in Sokoto on Saturday.

According to him, the review will increase the allowance from the current N4,000 due to every corps member in the state monthly, upwards.

“We have not arrived at a tentative figure as at now but the gesture is aimed at further motivating the corps members to do much more, in their diligent service to the nation.

“We want to also better complement the monthly allowances being paid to them by the Federal Government”, he added.

Tambuwal further promised to provide more double-bunk beds and mattresses at the permanent NYSC Orientation Camp at Wamakko, Headquarters of the Wamakko Local Government Area of the state.

The governor also pledged to provide more utility vehicles to the scheme, as well as rehabilitate its state Secretariat at Kalambaina, near Sokoto.

Tambuwal, who was responding to some requests made by the NYSC State Coordinator, Mr Thomas Yamma, also reiterated the resolve of his administration to rid the state of filth.

Yamma had earlier pledged that the NYSC scheme would fully complement the efforts of the state government to ensure that the entire state was kept clean.

This, according to Yamma, is crucial to enhance environmental and personal hygiene in Sokoto State and keep diseases at bay.

(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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