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Aliyu Condemns Looting, Destruction Of Billions Naira Medical, Agricultural Equipments In Kogi  

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Following the massive looting and destruction of medical and agricultural equipments, the Federal Capital Territory Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has condemned in strong terms the wanton destruction of medical equipment worth billions of naira at the Central Medical Store and Agricultural Development Project warehouse both situated in Lokoja, the State capital by hoodlums.

In a statement signed and issue on Friday,  by Special Adviser on Media, Austine Elemue, said the Minister described the hoodlums as enemies of the state, also called on the state government especially the Governor not to be deterred by the unfortunate incident, but be focused in repositioning the health sector for efficient service delivery.

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Aliyu, who acknowledged that though the devastation of medical equipment in the state was quite enormous, she however expressed the hope that the state would bounce back better and stronger.

In her words; “My heart blends when I saw the wanton destruction of our essential drugs warehouse by hoodlums. I was particularly pained that these enemies of state and heartless looters came in at a time when the state government is taking steps to equip our health centres in view of the global health challenges.

“Nevertheless, I am convinced beyond any reasonable doubt that this trying period is just a phase, and Kogi state will come out better. Governor Yahaya Bello should not be deterred by this very sad development, but be focused in his health sector recovery efforts”.

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The minister also commended the state police command for the arrest of suspected looters of items at various warehouses in Lokoja, just as she called on the commissioner of police to get rid of criminals masquerading as protesters in the state. The statement added.

 

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Ex – Nigerian And Biafran Soldier Col Nwobosi Passes On At 82

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A former Nigerian and Biafran soldier, Col. Emmanuel Nworah Nwobosi, passed on

The elder statesman died at the age of 82 on Tuesday.

Col Nwobosi was formally Captain in the Nigerian Army, and Colonel in the defunct Biafran Army, as well as Chief of Staff to the late Biafran leader, General Emeka Ojukwu.

He died on Tuesday at his Obosi in Idemili North Local Government of Anambra State, his country home.

Hon. Emmanuel Nwobosi (jnr) on behalf of the family, said that the patriarch died after a brief illness associated with old age.

He said further that the family will give details of his funeral arrangement later.

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“Yes, my father, Col Emma Nworah Nwobosi, is dead. He died today (Tuesday) after a brief illness, reasonably associated with old age,” he said, according to the Sun.

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Buhari Seeks Senate Approval To Confirm Yakubu As INEC Chairman

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate seeking approval for the confirmation of Professor Mahmoud Yakubu for a second term in office as the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The President letter which was read by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawal at the floor of the Senate Today, would give the INEC chairman second term in office, if confirmed.

President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier reappointed Professor Mahmood Yakubu as Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for another five-year term.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman

This reappointment was revealed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement titled, ‘President Buhari nominates Prof Yakubu as INEC chairman for a second term in office’.

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Breaking: Ondo Deputy Speaker, Iroju impeached Over Gross Misconduct

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Globaltimesnigeria reports that Ondo state house of Assembly has impeached the deputy speaker, Hon. Iroju Ogundeji.

He was removed over alleged gross misconduct which has brought disrepute to the hallowed chamber

He was immediately replaced by Hon. Aderoboye.

Iroju representing Odigbo constituency 2 was impeached following the house resolutions led by the speaker, Rt. Hon. Bamidele Oloyelogun.

Twenty lawmakers signed the impeachment.

Following the reconstitution of the House, Hon. Tomide Akinribido has been removed as the minority leader and replaced by Hon. Festus Akingbaso from PDP while Hon. Ogunmolasuyi is the new majority leader.

Hon.Taofeek Oladele is now the new chief whip in replacement of Adeyemi Olayemi.

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