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Gov. Yahaya Bello Lauds President Buhari On Palliative Delivery In Kogi

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The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for the delivery of palliative items sent to people of Kogi State by the Federal Government to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A delegation from the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) delivered three truck loads of rice and one truck load of vegetable oil to the state government as palliatives.

Receiving the materials in Lokoja on behalf of the Governor, Bello who was represented by his Deputy, Edward Onoja appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, for his passion especially towards the downtrodden in such a time where the world was facing such crisis.

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Bello thanked the Federal Minstry of Humanitarian Affairs for finding the state worthy to be recipient of such intervention.

The governor assured the president and the ministry that the items would reach those they were meant for.

According to the Governor, Kogi State had an existing database which has been helpful in time past to disburse similar interventions.

He assured that the database effectively covers the grassroots and would be valid to reach those who would need it more.

The Governor noted that though, the state has not recorded any COVID-19 case, safety measures should be adhered to by citizens even as prayers were being made in this month of Ramadan for God’s protection and interventions.

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Earlier, the delegation which was led by the Minister of FMHADMSD represented by the Head of Special Duties, Mrs. Ojochenemi Nadia Mohammed, mentioned that in the wake of the pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari ordered that food palliatives should be distributed to targeted less privilege across the country

She pointed out that the situation caused by the pandemic particularly for those who were economically vulnerable was not good enough and hence the need for FG to take such step.

The Minister pointed out that the palliative was expected to be judiciously shared to those who needed them the most to serve as a succor.

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In a vote of thanks, the Governor’s Chief of Staff, Pharm Jamiu Abdulkareem, described the intervention as timely, adding that it would go a long way to help people of the state during this trying period.

While he thanked the Federal Government for such kind gesture, he expressed hope that the state would further receive more interventions.

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Plateau State Government Revokes 3 PW Roads Contracts, Says The Contracts Will Be Re-awarded.

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Yahaya Idris, Jos.

Governor Simon Lalang of Plateau State.

Plateau state Government has approved the termination of three road projects awarded to a company PW Nigeria Limited, explaining that the contracts were revoked based on request by the company handling the projects.
PW Nigeria is one of the leading construction contractors of roads, bridges, airports, urban infrastructure, dams and water treatment.

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, who spoke to newsmen after the State Executive Council Meeting in Jos said the contracts would be re-awarded.

He said the projects include Shinkwan-Tunkus-Shendan bypass, Mangu bypass and the Tahos-Ganwuri section one roads.
Mr. Manjang said council also approved the scaling down of the Lalong legacy projects by fifty percent.

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He said that the state Executive also approved the engagement of a consultant to carry out review of the audit report by the federal inland revenue service on unremitted Tax and VAT by the state MDA’s between 2016 and 2017 .

Commissioner for Finance in the state , Regina Soemlat ,who also spoke to newsmen said the state is set to obtain a loan of One hundred million naira from commercial banks to invest in the education and water sectors.
She said the loan is intended to finance counterpart fundings for the state Universal Basic Education Board and the Partnership for Expanding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programmes that will benefit people at the grassroots.

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The approval to obtain the bank facility which would be serviced within one year was made during the state executive council meeting presided by Governor Simon Lalong.

The council also approved the printing of booklets of vehicle licence, certificate of road worthiness and general receipts which the commissioner explained that they would be produced in a way that will check forgery.

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Fire Guts PeeLinks Electronic Mall In Lokoja

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Barely few days of Felele Tanker explosion that left several people dead, destruction of million worth of properties, popular electronic mall in Lokoja, Kogi state has been gutted by fire, razing down multi-million worth of electronic appliances.

According to eyewitness who spoke to Globaltimesnigeria, The incident was reported to have occurred at about 10:47 pm on Friday, The Mall which is located at about 100meters to the office of the fire service couldn’t receive the appropriate attention of the fire service as at the time, the office has closed for its services.

All efforts to provide help by people living around the residence prove abortive.

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The people who were greeted by confusion expressed dissatisfaction over the incident, describing it as evil.

The people living at the neighborhood angrily called on the Government to find permanent solution to prevent further occurrence, stating that they have lack of confidence in the present Adminstration, as the government is seen at all times failing in their primary responsibility of providing adequate security of lives and Properties.

It could be recalled that, Pastor Gideon Isah had call for severe prayer for Lokoja, and Kogi state.

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BREAKING: FG Obtains Fresh Order To Stop Planned Labour Strike

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The Global Times Nigeria reports that the Federal Government has obtained a fresh order stopping the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on their planned strike which is to start on Monday.

According to the reports, the restraining order was issued on Friday by Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, following an ex parte application by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

This came barely 24 hours after the same judge made a similar restraining ex parte order in favour of a group, Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association, on Thursday.

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The duo of Acting Director of the Department Civil Litigation of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Maimuna Shiru, and Mr Tijjani Gazali, led the Federal Government’s team, who moved the ex parte application that was later granted by Justice Galadima on Friday.

The NLC and TUC had jointly declared to embark on a nationwide strike on Monday to press for the reversal of the recent hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price.

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