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Budget,National Planning Minister Writes Works Colleague over Deplorable Edo Federal Roads

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Minister for State Budget, National Planning, Prince Clement Ikhanade Agba has written to Works Minister, Babatunde Fashola on the deplorable state of Federal roads in Edo state

The roads which stretch from Auchi, Agbede, Edo North through to Ewu/ Irrua/ Ekpoma/ Iruekpen,Edo central are non passable presently causing untold hardship to road users

Currently youths around the Benin / Sapele Road axis in Edo south have blocked the Sapele – Benin road, protesting the bad condition of the road

The youths and most road users lamented the deplorable state of the road, which has also resulted to partial fuel scarcity because petrol carrying tankers have been stopped from using the roads as a result of the protest

However, in the save – our- soul letter by the Honourable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Agba, to his Works Colleague , Mr Fashola , Prince Agba informed the Works Minister about the deplorable condition of the federal roads in Edo state

Agba specifically mentioned the Ekpoma and Agbede axis of the Benin-Auchi Road as those that needs emergency rehabilitation.

The road in question, according to Prince Agba in his lamentation through the letter, has brought inconveniences and untold hardship to the commuters of the road.

Findings revealed that the Ekpoma and Agbede axis of the road, appears to have been abandoned by the contractor Dantata and Sawoe

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FG Approves N24.2bn For Free Internet At Airports, Schools, Markets

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THE Federal Government has approved free internet services worth N24.2 billion naira at 20 selected airports, 43 universities and six markets across the country.

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Isa Pantami, disclosed this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday

Pantami said that the airports were selected from the six geo-political zones.

“Certain intervention projects are going to be implemented by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Nigerian Communications Commission of providing Internet in 20 selected airports in Nigeria and higher institutions of learning and also some markets to support micro small and medium enterprises.

“In each geopolitical zone, you have around three airports. In the South-West, we have Lagos and Ondo. For the South-East, we have Anambra and Enugu.

“For the South-South, we have Port Harcourt and Akwa Ibom. For the North-Central we have Abuja and Ilorin. In the North-West, we have Kano, Sokoto and Kebbi. For the North-East we have Yola, Maiduguri and Gombe.”

The minister said the markets and 43 institutions which include universities and polytechnics were also drawn from the six geopolitical zones, adding that it will ease e-learning in schools and also enhance the transition to a cashless economy.

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Buhari Approves Appointment Of 6 New Perm Secs

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President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved the appointment of six new permanent secretaries in the Federal Civil Service

The appointments followed after a recent conducted selection process.

The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF),Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, made this known in a statement by Mohammed Ahmed, Director of Communications of the Office of the HOCSF,

The appointees and their states of origin are Esuabana Asanye (Cross River), Mahmud Kambari (Borno), Richard Pheelangwah (Taraba), Lamuwa Ibrahim (Gombe), Yakubu Kofar-Mata (Kano) and Oloruntola Michael (Ogun).

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DSS Confirms Plot To Install Interim Govt

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The Department of State Security Service has said that the plot to Instal interim government was real

DSS noted that the plot was “by some key players” to install an interim government and stop Bola Ahmed Tinubu from being inaugurated as president.

A statement on Wednesday, by Peter Afunanya, the public relations officer of the secret police, said: “The Department of State Services (DSS) has identified some key players in the plot for an Interim Government in Nigeria.

“The Service considers the plot, being pursued by these entrenched interests, as not only an aberration but a mischievous way to set aside the constitution and undermine civil rule as well as plunge the country into an avoidable crisis.

“The illegality is totally unacceptable in a democracy and to the peace loving Nigerians. This is even more so that the machination is taking place after the peaceful conduct of the elections in most parts of the country.”

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