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Niger Senators Want FG To Declare State Of Emergency On State Roads

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The three Senators representing Niger State in the National Assembly have raised the alarm over the disturbing condition grounding of major federal highways traversing the state.

At a joint press briefing in the National Assembly complex on Thursday, the senators called on the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola to urgently repair the Abuja – Minna, Minna – Bida, Kontagora to Yauri, Rijau-Kontahora, Minna-Zungeru-Tegina federal highways, where many passengers were currently grounded.

Speaking first was Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC/Niger North) who lamented that motorists were spending between 4 to 5 hours for a journey that should ordinarily last two hours.

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He narrated how bad roads, along the Kontagora-Makera-Birnin Gwari, had led to traffic diversion to the Minna – Suleija federal highway, with traffic stretching over five kilometers on the road, especially around Lambatta town.

“We have been in pains that the federal highways have remained dilapidated for years but the recent development for some weeks now is a cause for concern. Minna and other communities along the highway have all been invaded by traffic diversion.

“The bad roads also have serious security implications”, Abdullahi who is chairman, Senate Committee on media and public affairs said.

Also speaking at the press briefing, Senator David Umaru (APC/Niger East) complained about the non-completion of the dual carriage highway that had been under construction along the Minna – Abuja highway for years.

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Senator Umaru, who is Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters said although the road projects were not captured in the 2016 appropriation act, the Works Minister can urgently source for funds from the ministry’s budget to repair the highways.

The Senators commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his steadfast leadership, but said Niger state with over two thousand kilometers of federal highways linking the northern and southern parts of Nigeria deserved urgent attention and lasting solutions to the current traffic gridlock.

“Minna – Suleija expressway for example is the gateway to the nation’s capital, Abuja for many Nigerians.

“We plead that this road be given urgent attention for the completion of the dualization project, as it is the only neighbourhood road to the FCT without such a dual carriage way.

“We are aware of a budget head in the 2016 Appropriation, with a lump sum which is at the discretion of the minister.

“We call on him to exercise this discretion in our favour by coming to the aid of numerous Nigerians suffering on these roads. We also expect these roads to be captured in the 2017 budget”, Senator Abdullahi added.

Senator Sani Mustapha (APC/Niger South) was not present at the briefing due to an urgent engagement.

He, however, threw his weight behind the call for the federal government’s urgent intervention on highways within Niger state.

Source: Dailypost

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Iyabo Ojo Finds Out Her Mum Lied About Her Age (Video)

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While still in a mourning state, actress Iyabo Ojo has revealed that she just found out her mum, Mrs Victoria olubunmi Fetuga lied about being aged 67 years.

Mrs Victoria olubunmi Fetuga was aged 67 and a three generation photo shoot was organized by Iyabo Ojo in her honor, three months ago to celebrate.

Posting an Instagram video of her late mum dancing on her last birthday, Iyabo Ojo moments ago wrote;

“O my sweet mother even in your death you made me laugh so hard this morning. I just found out from her siblings that she was 69 years old and not 67, as she always claimed.

She didn’t want us to know she was older than my late dad who would have been 68! 😀😃😅😅🤣🤣 she could have claimed his age at least but no, she wanted us to believe she was much younger hence the 2 years gap. Gosh! No wonder she never wanted any birthday party🤣

Cant wrap my head around the fact that she is gone 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 I love you too much mama, Continue to rest on……..”

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Denrele Edun Meets His ‘New Twin’, Says “Time To Start Questioning Our Parents”

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According to the media personality, he was on a visit to Hi-Impact Planet for a TV recording when he stumbled on the young man who looks exactly like him.

Denrele who shared their photos on his social media pages revealed that he dressed the young man in his ensemble, and was able to confuse people with their looks as it was difficult to spot the difference.

In his words,

“NOTHING WEY NEBUCHADNEZZER NO GO SEE INSIDE FIRE! Wahala dey for who no resemble DENRELE WEREY o!

Ran into my *supposed TWIN* at the @hiimpactplanetng when I was hosted a few weeks back for a TV Recording.
Dressed him up in my ensemble, save for the Heels (I no wan hear story; Nothing wey I no go see for another pickin parent hand) and we had a blast confusing people all around the complex!

Time to start Questioning our parents! Since I’m the German-Indian DENRELE, my new Twin will be the Sango-Agbado-ijaiye DENRELE! What do you think of the Resemblance? Flood Me… I am your Comment Section!”

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‘God Bless U’- Davido reacts after artist shared a wonderful painting of him

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David Adedeji Adeleke (born November 21, 1992), better known as Davido has received massive love from a fan who decided to give him his birthday gift with a beautiful painting.

The fan took to social media to share the wonderful photo of the piece he had designed for Davido.

He tagged Davido and wrote:

Happy Birthday King @Davido Please Help Me Retweet And Tag Him So That He Can See This Street Art I Did Of Him #HappyBirthdayDavido Happy Birthday OBO Papa ifeanyi Big 28 King David World OBO Day

Davido reacted to the painting and thanked him.

He wrote:

God bless u

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