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Delta Story Incomplete Without You, Omo-agege Tells Ibori At 64

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Deputy Senate President and Delta Governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress,APC in next year’s general elections,Senator Ovie-Omo- Agege has eulogised former governor of Delta state, James Onanefe Ibori in his 64 years birthday celebration

Omo- Agege said in a birthday message, that Chief Ibori, has carved a niche for himself as a political leader without whom the story of modern Delta would be incomplete.

In the congratulatory message signed by the Director, Communications and Media Strategy of the Delta APC gubernatorial campaign organisation, Ima Niboro, Senator Omo-Agege described Chief Ibori as a leader who believes in building bridges rather than burning them.

The senator extolled the past and present leadership roles of the ex-governor, recalling his invaluable contribution to the struggle for resource control and the attainment of 13 percent derivation for oil producing areas in Nigeria.

He noted that Ibori will remain a reference point in state and national politics because of his depth of knowledge and understanding of both Delta state and Nigeria.

“His agitation along with other great Niger Delta leaders and patriots paved way for the 13 per cent derivation from proceeds of oil and gas that some are frittering away today in Delta. Regardless, Chief Ibori remains a bridge builder and father to all irrespective of our political parties at the moment. His tenure as governor paved the way for positive developments in our state which endure till today.

“He fostered peace in our multilingual state, built bridges across board. As the second civilian governor of our dear state from 1999 to 2007, he weathered several storms and laid a foundation for his successors to build on,” he said.

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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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