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FG Promises To Use N2.3bn Electricity Supply Facilities By Japan Judiciously

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The Federal Government has assured the Japanese government that it would use the 1.3 billion yen (N2.3 billion) worth of facilities meant to boost electricity supply in the country judiciously. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo-Udoma, gave the assurance on Thursday in Abuja, at the Signing Ceremony of the Grant Aid for the Emergency Improvement of Electricity Supply Facilities in Abuja.

“The project aims to install Capacitor Banks in Apo and Keffi Substations in FCT (Federal Capital Territory) and Nasarawa State respectively and will contribute to stable power supply, decrease transmission loss and improve system reliability,” Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo-Udoma, said on Thursday in Abuja, at the Signing Ceremony of the Grant Aid for the Emergency Improvement of Electricity Supply Facilities in Abuja.

“The sustained implementation of this project is expected to pave way for significant access to quality socio-economic services, thereby leading to reduction in unemployment in the country and promoting community empowerment.

“This ministry will ensure that we continue to create an enabling environment required for the sustainability of our partnership.

“Our doors will always be open and we will welcome suggestions and ideas on how best to improve our strong ties for the mutual benefit of our countries.”

The minister stated that good governance is the key component of the change agenda of the present government. “This entails the judicious management of the country’s resources and affairs in an open, transparent, accountable and equitable manner that meets the aspiration of the people.

“This is also consistent with the objectives of Grant Aid for the Project for Emergency Improvement of Electricity Supply Facilities in Abuja.

“I wish to assure the esteemed government of Japan that the electricity facilities being provided will be very well looked after.

“The Federal Ministry of Power will ensure effective management and sustainability of the project,” he said.

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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

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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

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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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