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118-Year-Old Appointed Special Adviser In Bayelsa

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Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono
Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono

Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono

The vice-chairman of Kolokuma/Opokuma local government area of Bayelsa state, Brian Wotari has appointed an old woman, Omonigbalebo Dani Orogono, who is believed to be 118 years old as his special adviser on elder matters.

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The appointment was contained in a letter signed by Bedford Ineye, a senior aide to the vice-chairman.

Read the letter below:

“It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been appointed as Special Adviser on Elder Matters to the Vice-Chairman, Kolokuma/Opokuma LGA.

“Your appointment is with immediate effect. Congratulations and accept the warmest regards from the Vice-Chairman.”

Speaking on the appointment, Ebinimi Abiama, a consultant with the local government revealed that the move was only a way of showing solidarity with the aged people in the area.

“She wasn’t appointed so she could do the adviser work per se,” he said.

“But just as solidarity to carry the elderly people along. It is an honourary appointment. She is the oldest woman in the local government area and at her age, the pay she gets as an adviser is something to keep her going.

“The vice-chairman also intends to upgrade the living standard of the woman, as, amongst others, her house will be renovated.”

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  1. mark jackson

    February 6, 2020 at 10:32 am

    God may our blessings not come when we are old that we can not use it effectively
    but rather should come when people will see and give you all the glory in Jesus
    Mighty and everlasting name. My Pastor use to say that what is the use of
    flying a personal aircraft at the age of 100 years. Powers hijacking our blessings
    and releasing when we can no more use it shall die in Jesus name.

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Approves Full Reopening Of Lagos Markets

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the full reopening of all markets across the state to enhance trade and commerce and mitigate the hardship of recent times.

The statement was made available by the governor’s Senior Special Assistant on New Media, Gawat Jubril on Tuesday.

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The Governor in the statement noted that both food markets and non-food markets can reopen every day of the week.

Recall that the state government had regulated the opening of the markets to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state.

In the statement on Tuesday, the Governor urged traders and their customers to strictly adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for their safety.

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

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#EndSARS Protests Politically Motivated – Kogi Governor

Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the nationwide #EndSARS protests across the country were politically motivated.

Bello made the statement when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Tuesday.

Bello said the protest was sponsored by politicians who are benefitting from the disruptions caused by the demonstrations across the country.

The governor said Nigerians do not need a soothsayer to tell them that the protests had a political undertone even after the government agreed to the demands of the agitators.

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“Dear Nigerians, let me tell you, what is happening today, this so-called #EndSARS is politically motivated,” he said.

“Whether anybody says it or not, I am saying it once again and you can quote me anywhere, anyday and I will prove it to you.

“Why will you demand five items and you and granted and you refuse to take it.. which struggle, agitation or uprising across the world has ever succeeded without leadership?.

“100 per cent, I agree (with the agitations of the protesters) but if you look at what is happening today, you will have no option than to classify it as politically motivated”.

According to him, it is a “ploy to set we the youths of this country against one another.”

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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Hoodlums Loot Abuja NYSC Office

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The National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) orientation camp in Kubwa, Abuja has been reportedly attacked by some hoodlums.

According to reports, the orientation camp was invaded in the early hour of Tuesday, October 27.

It was reported that the hoodlums upon arriving at the NYSC camp at about 9 am today, blocked the major roads, and ordered motorists to follow another route.

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According to reports, the hoodlums were seen with mattresses, plastic chairs, rice, groundnut oil, and other items walking around the camp.

Military and police officers have cordoned off the area and there have been shooting there. A military helicopter is reportedly hovering around the area.

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