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Tragedy as Ohinoyi loses 43 year old son

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Tragedy as Ohinoyi loses 43 year old son

The palace of Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Ado Ibrahim was thrown into mourning yesterday as he lost his son Rahman Ado Ibrahim.
The late son of the paramount ruler was said to have passed away on Thursday 22 March, he was aged 43.
The cause of his death was not immediately known but sources close to the palace in Okene however said that he died of heart failure.
Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has joined other mourners to condole with the Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim over the death of his son, Rahaman Ado Ibrahim.
He described his death as a personal loss to him and his family given the long years of friendship he has maintained with the royal family.
In a press statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mohammed Onogwu, Governor Bello said the news of Rahaman’s death came as a rude shock to him.
While offering his condolences to the bereaved family, the Governor who said as sad as the situation is, further urged them to see it as an act ordained by God, and enjoined them continue to offer prayers for the almighty Allah to grant him paradise.
“It was with deep shock and profound sadness but with total submission to the will of Almighty Allah that i learnt of the demise of my brother, Malam Rahaman Ado Ibrahim whose sad event took place on Thursday 22 March, 2019 at a prime age of 43”.
“I wish to on behalf of the people and government of Kogi State, express my most sincere condolences to our father, Dr. Ado Ibrahim and members of his entire household over the death of his son. Our hearts and prayers are with you even as you go through this phase of life. May almighty Allah accept his soul into his paradise. Do accept our sincere condolences”.
The late Rahaman Ado Ibrahim was a Lagos-based successful businessman, philanthropist and proud ambassador of Kogi state who was exemplary in all his conducts and engagements.

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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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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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Nigeria must move away from the shackles of dependency in telecommunications technology-DG NOTAP

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Nigeria must move away from the shackles of dependency in telecommunications technology-DG NOTAP 

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The Director GeneralNational Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotio  (NOTAP) Federal ministry of Science and technology Dr. DanAzumi M. Ibrahim has raised fundamental issues on the need for Nigeria to wakeup from slumber and move away from the shackles of dependency in telecommunications technology.
Speaking at a one day investigative hearing on the present status of 5G network organised by the joint Senate committee on communication, Science and Technology, ICT and Cybercrime and Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases he said the country cannot afford to be trailing behind the western world.He worry is that the technology that power the Nigerian economy are largely imported adding that as an agency that regulate the use of foreign technology in the country  they see the quantum of technology that comes into the country and the quantum amount of money that leaves this country in capital flight.”As a nation we have to come out with a deliberate effort to see how we will gradually remove the shackles of dependency on foreign technology consumption. “Technologies are products of research and development. We have universities, they are products of knowledge, all the technologies that should hold our economy are supposed to  emanate from our national education system, and research establishments.
“We have to as a nation strengthen our research development platforms so that we will not continue to rely of foreign technology. “We were at 3G and now 4G and we are migrating to 5G, I am telling before we get ready 6G will come. “So Nigeria as a nation we cannot continue to trail behind others, if we continue to follow them we would not develop this nation, this shackles of dependency will remain with us but as a patriotic Nigeria and whoever cares for his own country, we must have to believe that nobody will come from any part of the world to develop our nation. “The development of our nation depends on us.
He observed that following the Presentation made by the minister of communication and digital economy, the fears put forward have been allayed.He said if all the regulatory agencies believe strongly that there is no implication whatsoever for the nation, in terms of the health implications he said NOTAP will like to align.”The technology that power the Nigerian economy are largely imported, we regulate the use of foreign technology in the country and we see the quantum of technology that comes into this country and then quantum amount of money that leaves this country in capital flight”

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