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Commercial sex workers blasts Governor Wille Obiano

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It has been war of words between some commercial sex workers and the Anambra State Government, after the demolition of illegal structures on the Onitsha/Enugu Expressway by theAnambra State Government which displaced some sex workers.

Speaking with Southern City News on Friday, the leader of the sex workers in the area, who identified herself as Linda, berated the state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, for approving the demolition.

“So, this place has suddenly become ‘illegal structures’? This was where we voted for Obiano in the November 18 election, she said. ”

“Why didn’t they demolish the so-called shanties before the election? The governor did not even consider giving us a notice before carrying this action. This is inhuman. We are human beings and we have the rights to shelter.

“But one thing is clear, nobody can force us out of this place. We shall obtain approved plans and build here. Nobody can render us homeless and jobless.”

The demolished structures cut across both lanes of the highway in the toll gate area of the commercial city.

The state governor, Chief Willie Obiano, directed the Physical Planning Board, Head of Development Control, Army, Police, the Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra Brigade among others, to rid the state of illegal structures and shanties.

The Security Adviser to the governor, Chief Chikodi Anara, confirmed the demolition, stressing that the occupants polluted and defaced the area with human waste and other materials.

The General Manager, Anambra State Physical Planning Board, Mrs. Ngozi Atisele and the Head of Development Control, Awka Capital Authority, Mr. Victor Okpoko, explained that the shanties were removed for security reasons.

The state government advised those still residing in such shanties in Awka, Onitsha, Nnewi and other areas of the state to relocate as government would no longer tolerate such structures in the state.

Source: ( Linda Ikeji )

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery To Process 5,000 Barrels A Day

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

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According to Waltersmith, the refinery has a crude oil storage capacity of 60,000 barrels and is expected to deliver about 271 million litres of refined petroleum products, including diesel, kerosene, heavy fuel oil (HFO), and naphtha, per annum to the domestic market and create both direct and indirect jobs particularly within host communities.

He wrote on Twitter:

 

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

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Court Revokes Faisal Maina’s Bail For Failure To Attend Trial

Abdulrasheed Maina son, Faisal

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday ordered the arrested of Faisal Maina, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, for jumping bail in his trial on money laundering charges.

Justice Okon Abang who revoked Faisal’s bail ordered that his trial would continue in absentia pending when the security agencies would be able to arrest and produce him in court.

The judge also asked his surety, a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Umar Dangaladima, representing the Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State, to appear before the court to show cause why he should not forfeit the N60m bail bond which he signed for Faisal.

Also Read: Alleged Money Laundering: Court Orders Arrest Of Abdulrasheed Maina

At Failsal’s money-laundering trial resumption on Tuesday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission’s prosecution counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, told the court that Maina’s son and Hon. Dangaladima both failed to appear in court since June 24, 2020.

Abubakar, therefore, applied the revocation of his bail and his arrest citing section 184 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The prosecution also applied for the court to order his trial in absentia as provided by 352(4) of ACJA.

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Insecurity: I Don’t See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria – Omokri

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Insecurity: I Don't See Things Returning To Normal In Northern Nigeria - Omokri

Reno Omokri

Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has expressed that he is pessimistic about life returning to normal in Northern Nigeria after the Coronavirus pandemic with the increasing insecurity in the nation.

In the past few days, there have been various reports of kidnapping, killing, and attacks by bandits on citizens in the Northern region of the country.

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Reacting to the situation, Omokri pointed out that due to the insecurity in the region, he foresees marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted virtually.

He wrote:

“Even after #COVID19, I don’t see things returning to normal in Northern Nigeria. Insecurity is overwhelming. I foresee marriages, burials, ceremonies, and even trade being conducted over zoom. Nobody in Northern Nigeria can safely travel. Absolutely NOBODY.”

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