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One year after, Gov. Bello yet to honor pledge to construct perimeter fencing for FUL

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One year after, Gov. Bello yet to honor pledge to construct perimeter fencing for FUL

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State who pledged to partner with the Federal University Lokoja, (FUL) to put up a perimeter fencing for the permanent site of the institution in Felele during its first convocation ceremony is yet to redeem his pledge almost one year after.
The vice chancellor of the university Professor Angela Freeman Miri who made the disclosure yesterday at the pre-convocation press briefing at the University council chamber said nothing has been done on the perimeter fencing.
She however expressed the hope that Bello would still redeem his promise as an honorable man.
According to her, “Nothing has been done yet but hope is not lost, he has assured us that when funds are available he will redeem his pledge. I think he is a man of his words, he is an honourable man.
“You are also aware of the situation in the State that civil servants are yet to receive their due, so many things have not yet been accomplished for the State and this is a Federal University. “If he does that people may read meaning as if he is trying to come to the aid of the federal might when the situation in the State has not yet been taken care of. He has assured me, he is a man of his words it is just a matter of time he will still fulfill his pledge.”
However, she had earlier indicated that for the university to attain its full potentials it has to move to its permanent site at Felele, Lokoja where space for expansion is not limited as in the temporary site in Adankolo.

She said the lack of Perimeter fencing has remained a major security challenge coupled with the slow pace of work on other infrastructures at the campus.
Professor Miri however explained that it would be irrational to move to the permanent site which is almost located in a forest considering security issues even though their foremost priority was the movement to the Permanent Site.
According to her during the maiden convocation of the University Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State promised to construct the perimeter fencing as part of the State Government contribution saying when that is done then other issues would be secondary.
“As soon as that is done, we will use the 2017 budget for Municipal facilities like roads, light and reticulation of water.
Aware that there cannot be any meaningful advancement if they did not commence operation at the permanent site, Felele, located along Lokoja-Okene road Miri indicated that they decided to move the 2017 convocation ceremony to the permanent site adding that the event is obviously marking the gradual commencement of operations at the permanent sitte.

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

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From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dismay over the epileptic power in the State that has even forced the Govetnment House, Lafia to be on 24hour generator.

This he said is occasioned by avoidable delays in the completion of the 330 KV power sub station in Akurba.
In his words,
“The Government House is on generator for almost 24 hours. It does not make sense, especially at a period like this when people should be saving.

The Governor expressed the displeasure shortly after inspecting progress of work at the site of the project, on Wednesday.

Engineer Sule was particular about the poor handling of the project by contractors, as he vowed to intervene by meeting with all parties concerned to achieve speedy completion of the project.

In a chat with journalists at the site of the project, the Governor lamented over the power situation, especially in Lafia, the state capital, where residents enjoy only 1-2 hours of electricity daily, with residents left to depend on generators for power.

“A state like Nasarawa should be saving money, not wasting money on diesel and then generating power from a source that is even unhealthy even to the human body,” he stated.

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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