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Ekiti Gets World Bank Support To Revive Farm Settlements

…sends College of Technical Agric amendment bill to Assembly The Ekiti State government’s agriculture and rural development programme has received a major boost as the government has secured the World Bank’s support  for the initiative. The State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi disclosed this on Sunday during at his Isan Ekiti country home. According to Dr Fayemi, the initiative called Rural Access and Marketing Programme (RAMP) will connect Ekiti rural communities to the urban centres and market places as well as help in the reconstruction of farm settlements many of which were…

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Fayemi Mourns Passing Of Owo Monarch, Oba Olateru-Olagbegi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has commiserated with the government and people of Ondo State and the Owo people on the passing of the Olowo of Owo, HRM Oba David Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, describing it as a huge loss. Dr Fayemi in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Yinka Oyebode, condoled  with family members of the late monarch, who he described as a royal father with class and distinction. Governor Fayemi who described the late Olowo as a monarch who brought intellectual touch to the throne…

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Enugu Govt Bans Unapproved Speed Breakers On Roads

…Orders immediate removal Enugu State has banned the unauthorised and indiscriminate erection of speed breakers, popularly known as bumps, on its asphalted roads across the state. The ban was contained in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Gabriel Ajah. The state government stated that illegal speed breakers constitute devastating damage to the roads, adding that the practice in some cases leads to road accidents. The statement referred to the unfortunate accident that involved the State Fire Service Truck on a distress call, which fell into a…

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Kwara Appoints Bologi New Etsu Of Patigi

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has approved the appointment of Umar Ibrahim Bologi as the new Etsu of Patigi in the Patigi Local Government area. The appointment was contained in a letter signed by Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Community Development, Alhaji Saidu Habeeb, and addressed to the new monarch.  The letter read: “I am directed to inform Your Highness that His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed in exercise of the powers conferred on him by Section 3 and 5 of Chief…

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Agric Cooperative Societies Get N26m Grant In Ogun

No fewer than 26 Agricultural Cooperative Societies, from six Local Government Areas in Ogun State have been supported with N26m grant, to improve their farming techniques for maximum profit, productivity and increase food supply in the State. ‎The Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ms. Adenrele  Adesina, while presenting cheques to beneficiaries in Abeokuta, advised them to use the grant  for the right purpose and ensure every member of the cooperative Societies benefited. ‎According to her, the grant was the highpoint to round up the 3-day Agricultural Production Improvement course for Ogun State Agricultural…

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Enugu Gov, Ugwuanyi, Flags Off Abakpa Nike-Emene Link Road

There was jubilation in Enugu on Monday as Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi flagged off the construction of the second phase of the all-important Nike Lake-Harmony Estate-Adoration Ministry- Emene road in Enugu East Local Government Area, linking the ever-busy Nike Road and Emene. The second phase of the road, which will serve as a bypass from Nike Lake junction to Emene, was approved by the State Executive Council (EXCO) a few weeks before the just concluded general election, after the first phase – construction of five River crossings including culverts and bridges…

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Photo: Enugu International Trade Fair

Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (middle) with the President, Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Sir. Emeka Udeze (left) and the representative of the Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Victor Onwuzuruike, during NIMASA’s special day at the ongoing 30th Enugu International Trade Fair, yesterday.

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Lagos Set To Roll Out 820 Medium, High Capacity Buses

The Lagos State Government is set to roll out 820 medium and high capacity buses under its public transportation Bus Reform Initiative to meet the yearnings of its citizenry. The State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, who disclosed this today at the Secretariat, Alausa, noted that the deployment of the new buses will address the inadequacies of the present unreliable transportation system in Lagosmetropolis. According to him, the State Government designed the Bus Reform Project to correct the many challenges inherent in the present system, through the replacement of yellowmini-buses with…

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Borno Gov Meets Defence Minister, Security Chiefs Over Jakana

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State alongside some National Assembly members on Wednesday paid visits and ‎held separate closed door meetings with the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and Director General of State Security Services, Yusuf Magaji Bichi over security matters in Borno State.  The three meetings were at the instance of Shettima. The meetings discussed issues of security including the recent relocation of residents in Jakana  (a town in Konduga local government area) to an IDP camp in Maiduguri which…

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Kwara Gov Inaugurates 25-Man Transition Committee

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has inaugurated a 25-member Transition Implementation Committee with a charge to put in place all necessary machinery to facilitate easy take-over. Speaking at the inauguration, Ahmed thanked Kwarans for their unprecedented support for his government throughout his two terms. The Governor also solicited support and understanding for the incoming administration towards achieving further sustainable growth and development for the state. Governor Ahmed charged the committee to ensure full liaison with all officially assigned representatives of the incoming Administration for the appropriate briefing on the…

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