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Tambuwal Pledges Robust Welfare Packages for Corps Members

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State
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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has pledged enhanced welfare for corps members posted to the state and support for viable community development projects undertaken by them.

Tambuwal gave the pledge on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at the inauguration of the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 2, corps members at the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Wamakko, Sokoto State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governor was represented at the occasion by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sa’idu Umar.

He said that the scheme had over the years played a vital role in enhancing national integration, social, cultural and physical developments of Nigeria, urging the corps members to sustain the tempo.

Tambuwal urged the corps members to be in the vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme.

He advised them to imbibe discipline and promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians, in addition to becoming change agents that would solve the nation’s problems and challenges.

The governor further counseled the corps members to uphold good morals imbibed during their training, interact freely and initiate viable community projects that would improve the living conditions of people in their places of primary assignment.

The governor assured the corps members of the hospitality of their host communities, and urged them to initiate viable community projects.

He acknowledged the cordial relationship between Sokoto State Government and NYSC and commended the state NYSC management for its strides.

According to him, the state government will continue to do everything possible and within its available resources to support the scheme in the state.

Also speaking, the Chairman of NYSC Governing Board in the state, Alhaji Abubakar Ladan, called on corps members to demonstrate exemplary conducts during the orientation exercise and at their places of primary assignments.

Ladan urged the corps members to join forces with government in the fight against corruption, drug abuse and other social vices in the country.

He said corps members who distinguished themselves would receive awards from state government and Sultan Sa’ad Abubakar at the end of their one-year service, stressing that sanction also awaited any one of them found wanting.

The Coordinator of NYSC in the state, Mr Philip Enaberue, said 1, 064 corps members had been registered in the camp by midnight out of the 1, 500 posted to the state.

He said that the orientation exercise would entail routine activities and empowerment training to prepare the corps members for future challenges.

Enaberue said the exercise were in accordance with government’s intention to inculcate moral discipline and foster unity.

He commended Sokoto Government for the rehabilitation of the orientation camp and other logistic supports towards a successful orientation exercises in the state.

The Coordinator said some sections of the hostels was destroyed by wind storm at the beginning of the 2019 rainfall with the government promising to rehabilitate the affected structures.

He appealed to ministries, departments, agencies and private organisations in the state to give decent accommodations and warm reception to the corps members posted to them for the primary assignments. (NAN)

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Peter Obi Promises to Change the Country for the Better

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Presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi has asked Nigerians to hold him accountable if a new Nigeria fails to emerge with him as president.

Obi threw the challenge in Abakaliki on Friday at his campaign rally.

He pledged to reform Nigeria back from consumption to production.

The LP candidate assured that the country would be restored when most qualified candidates with character, trust and competence were elected.

He maintained that the 2023 general elections must be based on character and not on or and tribe.

“We will offer you a new Nigeria and also secure and unite the country.

“Let no one deceive you with religion or tell you it is their turn. Just vote people that understand governance.

“I am not contesting as an Igbo man, a south-easterner, but as a Nigerian who is most qualified and competent to revive the country,’’ Obi said.

He commended the people of Ebonyi for their solidarity and support for the Labour Party.

He urged the electorate to vote for Mr Edward Nkwegu, the gubernatorial candidate of LP in Ebonyi to build a better nation.

In his remarks, National Chairman of Labour Party, Mr Julius Abure, appreciated the people of Ebonyi for their show of solidarity, support and commitment to the party.

Abure said the LP would produce most intelligent and credible candidates to fight poverty and insecurity in the country. (NAN)

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Alia Polls 219,009 at  APC Governorship Re-run in Benue 

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From David Torough, Makurdi

Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia has again, won the gubernatorial primary rerun election conducted by the Sen. Bashir Lado led rerun committee. 

Alia polled a total number of 219,002 to defeat 12 other aspirants to emerge winner.

Recall, that the court of appeal sitting in Makurdi while delivering judgement in a case filed by one of the gubernatorial aspirants, Prof.

Terhemba Shija directed the party to conduct a primary re-run election in eleven(11) local government areas of the state.

While announcing the result at the APC Secretariat Makurdi, which also served as the collation Centre for the rerun, Sen. Lado, Chairman of Benue State Rerun Election Committee stated that the primary election rerun which was won by Rev. Fr. Dr. Hyacinth Alia was not only free, fair and credible but represented the wishes of  APC members in Benue State.

Chairman of the party in the State, Comrade Augustine Agada while commending APC members in the state for a peaceful primary election, thanked them for their show of maturity during the rerun and termed the results of the election as no victor no vanquish, explaining that the winner in the election is not only Fr. Alia but for the entire Benue APC family.

In a good will message, Amb. Prof. Stephen Ugba who spoke on behalf of party Stakeholders, commended Benue APC for a successful exercise and called on all those who participated in the primary election to see themselves as winners. 

The party immediately after the declaration of results went into a Special Congress to ratify the primary elections. 

The Congress unanimously ratified and adopted Rev. Fr. Dr Hyacinth Alia as the candidate of APC  Benue state for the position of governor.

The Special Congress was attended by members of the State Executive Committee of the party, Critical Stakeholders, teeming members of the APC in Benue state and members of the press.

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Man Slumps, Dies At FCMB Bank In Rivers

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Man has allegedly slumped and died in front of a branch of the First City Monument Bank at Ikwerre Road, Mile 1, Rivers Stateon Tuesday.

The man’s death, according, to a Twitter user, Dokubo, Kenneth Promise #EndSARS, who posted it on his Twitter handle @dokubo_kenneth, was due to frustration resulting from hostile treatment meted out on him by the customer service officials of the bank.

According to the report, the man (whose name was withheld) had been trying to withdraw money but could not, as the bank asked him to do an affidavit in order to have access to his money.

Dokubo further said the victim went with his next of kin to the bank as judicial workers had been on strike, jeopardising any process of swearing an affidavit.

Man dies at @MyFCMB in Port Harcourt due to frustration and unfriendly treatment by the customer service attendants of a bank,” Dokubo tweeted.

 

The man was said to have been vomiting and begging having been in the queue for five hours before he collapsed and died.

“An eyewitness at the scene of the incident disclosed that a man who hails from Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State, a customer of (First City Monument Bank) FCMB died in front of the bank.

“He was refused access to his own money since Friday even when he came with his next of kin. He was asked to go to the court to get an affidavit knowing the court is not in session.

“Narrating the event, she added, ‘The man was vomiting and at the same time begging for him to have access to his own money yet he was denied. After he was left unattended to for more than 5 hours, he just died now a few minutes ago at FCMB, Education Bus Stop, Ikwerre Road, Mile 1, she said,’” Dokubo reported on Twitter.

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