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Imota Rice Mill to start production 2019, says LASG Publish

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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said rice production would start at the Imota Rice Mill in Ikorodu by February 2019, with a production capacity of 32,000 tonnes per hour.

The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr Ade Akinsanya, disclosed this during an inspection tour of the mill alongside other members of the State Executive Council.


Akinsanya said that the entire area, covering 8,000 square metres, with a light industrial park, would create jobs for 250,000 people.

He said the Rice Mill would also have a warehouse to accommodate 20,000 metric tonnes of rice.

 

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According to him, rice, in large quantity, will be available to residents of the state and other South-West states early next year, as the state government is stepping up work at the mill.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team also inspected the ongoing project at the regional food market in Imota, where the Mile 12 Market and other markets in the environs would be relocated.

Akinsanya said that the market would accommodate 5,000 stalls, 1000 capacity trucks and trailer park, with the first phase at 75 per cent completion.

He said that the entire project was slated for delivery in September this year.

NAN reports that the executive members also inspected ongoing work at the 2.7km Agbowa-Timberville road and the Timberville, where the saw millers at Oko-Baba, Ebute-Metta, are to be relocated in October.

 

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They also inspected the Odo Onosa/Ayandelu Housing Scheme.

The traditional ruler of Ikosi-Ejinrin, Oba Aderibigbe Asunmo, commended the efforts of the state government on the Odo Onosa/Ayandelu Housing Scheme.

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Court To Begin Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘Treason’ Trial In Absentia

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Court To Begin Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘Treason’ Trial In Absentia

IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, is set to commence the trial of the leader of the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The trial of the IPOB leader has been scheduled for November 26th and will see five prosecution witnesses lined up to testify against Kanu.

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This was disclosed in a hearing notice served on the prosecution team in the office of the attorney general and Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor.

Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.

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Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days

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JUST IN: Court Orders Reps Member To Produce Fleeing Maina’s Son Within Nine Days

Abdulrasheed Maina’s son

House of Representatives member, Umar Sani Dan Galadima has been asked to produce Faisal, the son of Abdulrasheed Maina, who is believed to have jumped bail on or before December 4.

Faisal is being prosecuted before the court on money laundering related offences and was granted bail in 2019.

Honorable Galadima who is representing Kaura Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara State is standing surety for Faisal after signing a N60 million bond.

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Justice Okon Abang in a ruling on Wednesday ordered Dan Galadima, who was present in court, to show cause by December 4 why he should either not forfeit the N60 million he pledged while taking Faisal on bail, or be sent to prison until he is able to produce the defendant.

Recall that on Monday, Justice Abang sentenced Senator Ali Ndume who is a surety for the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team who has also jumped bail.

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Lawyer Dumps Maina, Applies To Quit Case

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Lawyer Dumps Abdulrasheed Maina, Applies To Quit Case

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Adeola Adedipe, a lawyer hired by Abulrasheed Maina, ex-Chairman of defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), in his ongoing trial for money laundering, has applied to quit the case.

Maina’s lawyer who is also representing the company of the former PRTT Chairman – Common Input Property and Investment Ltd, informed a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja at the resumption of proceedings in the case on Wednesday, that he has filed a notice, indicating his intention to withdraw from further representing his client.

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Adedipe revealed that his brief has not been perfected due to the failure of his client to pay.

He apologised to the federal court presided over Justice Okon Abang for being absent from proceedings during some of the recent adjournments.

 

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