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Engineer Sule presents vehicles, motorcycles, others to Nigerian Army to enhance security

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In a bid to enhance security across the state, Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, has presented three brand new Hilux vans, 15 brand new motorcycles, among others, to the Nigerian Army.

Presenting the items at a ceremony at the Government House, on Monday, Engineer Sule, said the gesture was to facilitate the smooth take-off of two new super camps established by the army in the state.

Other items presented to the military include, twelve hand-held radio, ten small techno handsets and one hundred 8-spring mattresses, with further approval for the construction of four bullet-proof observation posts, two in each camp and drilling of solar powered boreholes.

Similarly, the Governor also approved the perimeter excavation round the camps, installation of solar powered lights, as well as five generating sets, with all the items valued at N145, 247, 200. 00.

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This is apart from a monthly allocation of N10m for the running of the two camps.

Commenting on the gesture, Engineer Sule said the government decided to support the military as a show of appreciation for the wonderful job the army is doing in Nasarawa State in the area of security.

The Governor promised to continue to support the military as it rids the state of all criminal elements.

Engineer Sule specifically thanked the military for siting two new camps as well as military presence in Toto and Nasarawa LGAs, as well as in Keana and Doma, particularly at a time when some criminals are exploiting the lockdown to engage in kidnapping and armed banditry.

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“I assure you that we will continue to support you as the time goes on, as well as all the security agencies at the time, so that this state is free of all criminal elements by the grace of God,” he assured the military.

He used the opportunity to appreciate the support of critical stakeholders across the state, including members of the state executive council, state legislators, traditional rulers, as well as the Chairmen of Toto and Nasarawa Local Government Areas.

Engineer Sule singled out for commendation, security agencies from the military, civil defence, police and DSS, for the good job they have continued to do and exhibit in Nasarawa State.

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Receiving the items on behalf of the military, Lt. Col Musa Muazu Aliyu, Commandant of the 177 Guards Battalion, Keffi, thanked the Governor for supporting the army towards discharging its duty to ensure that Nasarawa State is free of all criminals.

While noting that the gesture will further encourage them, the Commandant assured the Governor that the military will not relent until the state remain peaceful.

Earlier, in an opening remarks, Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani, recalled that the army established two new super camps at Kanyehu, in Toto LGA and Mararaban Udege, in Nasarawa LGA, in order to tackle armed banditry, kidnapping and other cross-border crimes.

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Prophet Gideon Isah, Kogi Pastor Who Accurately Predicted Obaseki’s Victory

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The founder and Senior Pastor of House of Mercy and Deliverance Ministry Lokoja, Kogi state, Prophet Gideon Isah predicted Obaseki victory amidst political tsunami that rocked the state in the recent Gubernatorial election that was held on the 19th of september.

The senior Pastor who is renowned for his accurate prophecies, miracles in the state and beyond was the first prophet to accurately predicted the outcome of Edo governorship election shortly after Obaseki resigned his member from the ruling party, after he was screened by the APC Gubernatorial screening committee.

The prediction came when Gov. Godwin Obaseki is yet to announce his political platform he would be aspiring his ambition under.

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According to Gideon, Obaseki victory is not negotiable, despite his political feuds with godfathers in the state

It was recalled that Prophet Gideon Isah had also predicted Gov. Bello supreme court Victory.

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Lagos Crash Helicopter, AIB Releases Preliminary Report

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A preliminary report on a helicopter crash that occurred at the Opebi area of Lagos State on August 28, 2020, has been released.

The report was made public on Monday (today) by the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB).

It would be recalled that the accident had involved a Bell 206B III Helicopter with nationality and registration marks 5N-BQW operated by Quorum Aviation Limited.

Specifically, the report revealed that the helicopter had a valid Certificate of Airworthiness as the pilot’s last medical examination was valid till 6th August, 2020.

The report further pointed out that there was no evidence to show that an application for the exemption provided by the All Operators’ Letter AOL DG020/20 had been submitted to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority.

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The report also revealed that the chopper had no capability to jettison fuel.

 

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FCTA: Dr. Aliyu Inaugurates Committees On Sales, Distributions Of Agro-chemical Inputs, Charges Them To Work Diligently.

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FCT Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu.

In fulfillment of the Administration’s desire to ensure governance serves the people and to address food security, the FCT Administration has inaugurated two committees on the distribution of grains and committee on the sales of fertilisers and other agro-chemical inputs among others.

While inaugurating the 13-man committees in Abuja, the FCT  Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, said the events are in fulfilment of the administration’s desire to ensure that governance serves the people.

A press statement signed by SA Media, Austine Elemue Said the Minister was ably represented by the Senior Special Assistant on Administration and Strategy, Prof. Muhammad Usman, who stated the terms of reference of the committees to includes: “to determine available stock and work out modalities for the sales, and to arrange for the flag-off and subsequent sales of the fertilisers, pesticides and agro-chemicals”.

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The Minister equally charged the committee members to work diligently to ensure that the exercise meet its objective, warning that the committees ensure that “grains are released from warehouses, and made available to the residents of the territory in a manner that is free, in a manner that is fair and in a manner that is transparent”.

“I have on behalf of the entire FCT Administration led by Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the singular honour and privilege to welcome those of you from the Area Councils to this event. This morning activities and events are in fulfillment of the administration’s desire to ensure that governance serves the people and that in the true spirit of democracy, governance should be people’s oriented.

“As you are aware, it is an annual ritual practice, that the administration buys off excess harvest from our farmers, therefore, giving them value for their efforts and labour at the end of the season.

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And before the new harvest, when prices naturally on the increase because of reduce supply in the market, the administration releases the buffer stocks to ensure that prices are regulated if not drastically lower, for the benefit of the residents of the territory.

“This morning, in the wisdom of the administration, individuals have been carefully selected to be saddled with the responsibilities of ensuring that the exercise meet its objective. That grains are released from warehouses, and made available to the residents of the territory in a manner that is free, in a manner that is fair and in a manner that is transparent”.

The minister also said that the administration would be counting on the wisdom, and the ability of the committee members to diligently discharge those responsibilities.

Speaking on behalf of the committees, both chairmen of the two committees, Mr. Abdul Agbade, who chairs committee on grains distribution, and Mr. Abubakar Ibrahim, who chairs committee on fertilisers and other agro-chemicals respectively pledged their willingness to deliver on their mandates.

FCT Minister of State, Hon. Dr. Ramatu Tijani Aliyu

“I want to use this opportunity to thank the Honourable Minister of State FCT for the confidence reposed in us and will not toy with it. We will try as much as possible to discharge our responsibilities with the fear of God and in accordance with our terms of reference.

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“Residents of the FCT need to be assisted in this trying times. We are just coming out of COVID-19 pandemic and everybody knows the crisis we are facing in food security. The prices of food stuffs are going up in the market and the people need to be assisted. We will do our best to ensure that these grains are sold to the people in need,” he assured.

 

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