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Gov. Sule  Presents 7 Bills To Nasarawa Assembly For Consideration, Passage As To Fast Track Development

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Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has presented 7 executive  Bills to the state House of Assembly for consideration and passage in order to fast track development in the state.

Rt. Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi, the Speaker of the House announced this after Hon Tanko Tunga, the Majority Leader of the House  presented the 7 bills on behalf of the governor  during the House proceedings  in Lafia today.

The speaker said that the bills scaled first reading.

“I slated12th October, 2020 for the second reading of a Bill for a Law for the Establishment  of the Nasarawa State Hospitals Management  Board, Law 2020 and for other Matters Connected Thereto. A bill for a law to Repeal and Re- Establish the Nasarawa State Primary Health Care Board and Other Matters Related Thereto.

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The speaker also slated 13th October, 2020 for the second reading of A bill for a Law to Establish the Nasarawa State Drugs and Supplies Management Agency  and for Other Matter Connected Therewith. and A bill for a Law to Establish Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Nasarawa State and for Other Matters Related Thereto.

The speaker equally announced 14th October, 2020 for the second reading of A Bill for a law to Establish the Nasarawa State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Lafia and other Matters Related Thereto. A bill for a Law to Establish  the Nasarawa State Contributory Health Scheme 2020 and Other Related Matters as well as A bill for a law to Provide for the compulsory Medical Treatment and Care for Child Victim of Sexual Violence and For Related Matters  in Nasarawa State.

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Earlier, Hon Tanko Tunga (APC-Awe North), the Majority Leader of the House moved a motion for the first reading of the 7 executive bills.

Hon Luka Iliya Zhekaba(PDP- Obi 2) the Deputy Minority Leader of the House seconded the motion for the bills to scale first reading.

The House unanimously allowed the seven executive bills scaled first reading.

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Social Media Regulation: Desmond Elliot Broke Down In Tears On Live TV Over Social Media Attack

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A serving house of Assembly member in Lagos State, Desmond Elliot has broken down in tears on Live TV, following the backlash he’s receiving from Nigerians over social media regulation.

Recall that the former actor, at the Lagos State House of Assembly in his submission, pushed for passing if social media regulation bill.

the controversial statement received lots of criticisms, as many Nigerian youths boast him for referring to youths as “children” and for also pushing for the regulation of social media.

Desmond Elliot

Desmond Elliot in a new interview on Arise TV broke down in tears. This came after he apologized for his statement earlier.

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Looters Not Necessarily Hungry, It Is Pure Greed – Femi Adesina

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The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, says the looting of warehouses and shops by hoodlums were not necessarily caused by poverty but greed.

Adesina who disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, insisted that the looting spree which occurred in days after the #EndSARS protest was propelled by greed and criminality.

He said he completely disagrees with the idea that the pandemonium which accompanied the #EndSARS protests is a true reflection of the people’s hunger and anger.

“I wouldn’t agree completely with that (that the looters are hungry) because criminality is criminality, would you justify armed robbery because the man was poor?

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“Just as you can’t justify armed robbery because a man was poor and then he took a gun to rob another person. You can’t also justify the lootings that are going on. It is pure criminality.

“It is not everybody engaged in that looting that is hungry, that is the truth. It is pure greed and criminality,” Adesina said.

He added that a situation was created for anarchy in the country and this created room for criminality and looting.

Adesina insisted that the looters are not necessarily hungry and angry they took advantage of the breakdown of law and order.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina

The President’s spokesman said further that, “Criminality will always be criminality and mere anarchy promotes criminality. What has happened in the last two or three weeks led to what has happened now. If there was cohesion and tranquillity in society, this wouldn’t happen.

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“Therefore, it was a corollary to the mere anarchic situation that came on the country because of the protests. If you didn’t have people burning police stations, killing policemen, burning private and public property, you wouldn’t have this spate of looting.”

 

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21 People Including School Children, Crushed To death By Truck belonging To A Construction Firm In Enugu.

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Global Times Nigeria reports that on Wednesday people, including school children were killed in an auto crashed at Mgbowo, Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Our Correspondent report that the Enugu Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps Ogbonna Kalu, said the accident occurred on Wednesday afternoon.

He said the accident involved a school bus and trailer, blaming the accident on speeding beyond the limit and dangerous driving.

Kalu said, “21 persons have been confirmed dead and more than 50 persons were in the school bus.

“Also of note is that not all the deaths were school children. Those working on the roadside were part of the casualties.

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“From available information, the accident was caused by reckless driving.”

The tragic incident occurred when a Low bed truck belonging to a construction firm working at Oji-River – Awgu Federal Road lost control and rammed into a school bus conveying over 60 pupils of the Presentation Nursery and Primary School, Awgu owned by the Catholic Diocese of Awgu home

 

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