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Enugu Yet To Assess Bailout Funds From FG – Ugwuanyi



Ifeanyi UgwuanyiGov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has said that the state government have not assessed the bailout funds from the Federal Government.

Ugwuanyi, spoke on Tuesday at the flag-off of four major roads in Enugu, said insinuations from some quarters that the state government received the money was false.

“We have not received money in the name of bailout or anything from the Federal Government.

“We must thank the members of the House of Assembly for their cooperation in approving funds for this project”, he said.

He said that the project was borne out of the desire to fulfill his campaign and inaugural speech promises.

“During our campaign and inauguration, we did promise to commit the state resources to better the lots of our people.

We pledged to aggressively address all issues militating against the development of the state, take necessary steps to ease the difficulties and hardship encountered by our people”, he said.

The governor said that the Abakpa Nike and Nike Lake roads were strategic to the economy of the state, but expressed regrets that they were in such deplorable state.

“We listed the roads among the first eight major roads to be reconstructed by the state government and proceeded to award contracts to that effect.

“It will offer our people relief from excruciating traffic congestion and other setbacks occasioned by their deplorable state.

“They will also assist us in our urban-rural agricultural industrial development as well as enhance business activities here and beyond”.

Ugwuanyi said that the government was committed to a timely completion of the roads in spite of the prevailing economic situation in the state.

Also, the Speaker of the House of Assembly, Mr Edward Ubosi, said that he was delighted that the governor had given priority to the Abapka- Nike and Nike Lake roads.

Ubosi said that the roads when completed would be a big relief to commuters whose usage of the roads had been miserable.

“You don’t know what you have done for the people by constructing this road. It takes between 30 minutes and one hour for one to get off this road due to traffic gridlock”, Ubosi said.

He said the immediate past governor of the state did so well in building road infrastructure in the state, adding that Ugwuanyi had taken a bold step to surpass the record.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Works, Mr Patrick Ikpenwa, said that the caliber of contractors lined up for the project was a clear testimony that the governor meant well for the people.

Ikpenwa appealed to residents of the area to identify with and guard the projects for durability as government would not tolerate cutting of the roads after completion without authorisation.

“All those things that will amount to abuse of the road like burning of tyres, dumping of refuse, and illegal setting up of speed breakers should be completely resisted by you”, Ikpenwa said.

The other roads flagged-off by the governor, included the Amankwo-Amaeke -Ama Brewery Junction Bye-pass Road and the 9th Corner Bye-pass Road. (NAN)

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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