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Gov Bello, If The People Stand With You, History Will Be Kind To You – Kola Ologbondiyan

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Gov Bello, If The People Stand With You, History Will Be Kind To You – Kola Ologbondiyan

Congrats Excellency!
I should have congratulated you yesterday but my foster mother, who passed away very recently, is deserving of some respects.
I could, therefore, not get involved in many of the activities celebrating your first anniversary in office.
HE, you may recall that when you started this journey, I was unobstructively following your path.
I have not detoured except that I want to take you through the same course all over gain.
This will be a difficult voyage but it is a journey you must undertake to grasp your early design and begin to live up your tenure to its fulfilment.
You will recall sir that when you started this journey, the camp of the enemy had fewer numbers.
You were not a magician Sir but everybody kept their hope in you expecting you to be magical.
HE, you wilfully recruited enemies with the screening exercise and those you chose to run the framework.
Sir, I might be wrong. But my reading of the design you had pursued till date was to reduce the number of staff of Kogi State.
My Governor, the expectations of your citizens was to make a definite statement of your wish to reduce staff. You could have state that even very clearly.
So, your own people did not deserve the rigmarole they had gone through in these number of months on a screening exercise.
HE, governance is not just about difficult decisions but the ability to temper such decisions with popular wishes tend to make history kind to leaders.
Every administration has its distractions but if the people, I mean the real people, not the hailers and wailers, stand with you, history will be kind to you.
My governor, you have trudged on the map of performance in the last 365 days but in the course of those days, you have completed the projects of your predecessor. Good mark. You have built roads. Good too. You have built headquarters of BIR. Perfect.
But the public servants have largely been left hungry. I will not tell you a lie or make a pretence. My governor, that was unkind. You must correct this nebulous picture you have created.
HE, you are my governor and the governor of every Kogite. I’m not your enemy and neither are other Kogites. Why do you keep talking about enemies and warfare? Why are you telling the people of other states that our state is at war.
Has it not occurred to you that you are diminishing your goodwill, your good self and the good image of Kogites that you are not in charge?
When you meet your own colleagues at the Presidential Villa and other places and they claim your state is in turmoil, does that not bother you?
HE, keep 2019 aside momentarily and listen more to the voices of the ordinary people.
Their needs are very small….. regular water, good roads, salary and pension as at when due, and other littlely bigger things.
My governor, may the Lord grant you the wisdom to attend to the needs of your people and the courage to ignore needless warfare.
Congrats on your first year in office sir……. May the Lord grant you the courage and wisdom to keep governing Sir!
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FG declares its readiness to deploy 5G network after precautionary measures

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By Aminci Audu

The minister of communications and Digital Economy Isah Ali Pantami has declared that Nigeria is ready for 5th Generation Network (5G) as long as the major challenges are taken care of.

Pantami spoke yesterday, at a one day investigative hearing on the present status of 5G network organised by the joint Senate committee on communication, sScience and Technology, ICT and Cybercrime and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases.

The minister in his presentation allayed the fear among Nigerians over the planned deployment of the network saying the Federal Government has taken all necessary precautions by investigating through research and trial on all issues raised.

He said “The position is that we are almost at the final stage. So now, Nigeria is ready for 5G as long as we address the major challenges.”

“We have not gotten there, wether we will deploy 5G but we are on track conducting research, investigations, engaging stakeholders and definitely if all issues are addressed, the executive will support the deployment of 5G in Nigeria.”

He noted that so far no negative impacts has been established from the research and trial carried both locally and at the international level. 

On the speculation that the 5G network escalated the COVID-19 he said there is no link between 5G and COVID-19.
“And there is no relationship between 5G and any desease. The only issue being raised usually is about radiation.  But people don’t realise that the radiation of 4G is more harmful than that of 5G. 
“The radiation of microwave oven at home is more harmful than that of the 5G. The radiation of even the smart phone itself is even more harmful that that of 5G

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SELF backs Sylva over choice of Saipem on Bonny NLNG Train 7 contract

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The South-south Emerging Leaders Forum (SELF) has faulted allegations of wrong doing leveled against the Minister of State for Petroleum Chief Timipre Sylva over the choice of Saipem, an Italian firm to handle the Bonny NLNG Train 7 contract.

SELF in a statement argued that the deal also endorsed by the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Local Content Board Engr. Simbi Wabote was in the best interest of the country.

SELF position was in response to an online publication which accused the duo of bribe taking running into millions of naira in the deal.

SELF warned the publisher of the medium , Mr Jackson Ude, to desist from blackmailing leaders of the South-south extraction in a bid to score political goals.

Urging the Publisher of the online medium to show proof his allegation, SELF noted: “We strongly condemn the allegation leveled by Pointblanknews.com and its sponsors, this is highly condemnable and viewed as a sponsored plot to instigate hate against the Minister and derail his concentrations.

“This is ridiculous and belittling of Jackson Ude, the face behind this blackmail for being petty to the ground level for publishing tissues of lies about the persons of Timipre Sylva and Simbi Wabote.

“Nigerians should not believe this and throw it into the dust bin. It’s incumbent on all well-meaning Nigerians to support the positive drive of Minister and collaborate with him, towards the actualization of the onerous task at stake.

“Although Jackson Ude and his medium Pointblanknews.com are criminally known for thriving in the business of blackmail, especially against the officeholders from the Niger Delta region. But this forum will henceforth resist this criminality by deploying all known instrumental of law to fight the faces behind these tissues of lies.

“This Forum is using this medium to warn the likes of Jackson Ude to stay away from Nigeria and the South-south most especially if they are not ready to turn a new leaf because the business of blackmail has long become outdated and unpopular.”

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Great relief as Kidnapped Punch reporter, Nnodim regains freedom

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It was a great relief for journalists, family members, friends and well wishers when the news filtered in that the Punch Newspapers reporter, Victor Okechukwu Nnodim who was kidnapped from his residence in Kubwa, Bwari Area Council on Thursday has regained freedom.

He was released almost 48hours hours after his abduction alongside two other neighbours who were also abducted.
It was gathered early hours of Sunday that he has been released and in high spirits.

The media world was jolted by the news of his abduction, as many turned prayer warriors supplicating for his freedom without any harm

His abductors, NationaUpdate learnt later communicated with his elder sister who resides in Lagos demanding for N10 million.

At the time of this report it could not be ascertained if ransom was paid before he regained freedom, but colleagues made efforts to contributed money towards his release, when it became obvious that the kidnappers were bent on collecting ransom.

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