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Group Facilitates Release Of 21 Prison Inmates In Bauchi

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Twenty one inmates of the Correctional Centre, Bauchi, have regained their freedom after some development organisations facilitated their release from the facility.

The organisations including the Heart That Truly Cares (HTTC), Rotary Club International and Al-Wadata Lifeline Initiative, paid N700,000 fine on behalf of the inmates.

Mrs Josephine Ibinola, Founder of the Heart That Truly Cares, said this while presenting relief items to the centre on Saturday in Bauchi.

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She said the gesture was part of humanitarian service, adding that: “We came as a team because we realised the needs are enormous and it’s not something we can take all on ourselves, and that’s why we collaborated with well meaning organisations.

“We paid N700,000 fine for the 21 people that had been released, and we brought some other materials to make life a bit easier for the other inmates.

“We hope that they have learned their lessons while they were here and when they go out there, they will show to give love,” she said.

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According to Ibinola, the organisations provide over 60 per cent of the inmates’ requests.

Also, Mr Pam Dauda, President of the Rotary Club International, Bauchi Chapter, said the gesture was a follow up to the need assessment visit at the facility.

He said that some of the inmates have been incarcerated for minor fine because they could not afford it, adding that, ‘we have been able to do that for some of them”.

He said the organisations also donated towels, praying mats, copies of the Holy Bible and the Qur’an, plates, bathing soap, and feeding bowls to the inmates.

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This, he said, is to enable them to live a better life like others outside.

On her part, Winifred Yusuf, Executive Director of the Al-Wadata Lifeline Initiative, said the organisation donated disposable sanitary pads to female inmates.

According to her, the organisation is passionate about menstrual hygiene, especially among girls.

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One of the beneficiaries, Daniel Isaac, who could not afford a N10,000 fine to free himself, lauded the gesture, adding that he learnt his lessons while in captivity

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Four Suspected Cultists Arrested With Arms In Edo

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The Edo State Police Command says it has arrested four suspected cultists.

The suspects arrested were Isioma Unwogo, 21, Godstime Imareigbe, 32, Apeleokha Raymond, 28, and Mutar Igie, 30.

Police Public Relations Officer in Edo, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin City, said the suspects were arrested during a stop-and-search operation.

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He said the suspects were arrested in Ahor, a community along the Benin-Lagos bypass and on the Benin-Auchi Road, respectively.

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The command’s spokesperson said Isioma was arrested with one cut-to-size gun and a live cartridge by operatives of the Ahor Police Station Division on patrol.

The other three suspects were arrested when police operatives intercepted a Toyota Camry with registration number ABC 265 RA, and upon a search, they recovered a pistol concealed inside the vehicle’s bonnet.

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SP Nwabuzor alleged that the suspects confessed to being members of a secret cult group in the state.

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Reps Ask NERC, DISCOs To Reverse Band A Tariff Hike

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The House of Representatives on Tuesday asked the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and the distribution companies, DISCOs, to reverse the tariff hike for Band A customers immediately.

This resolution was reached after the adoption of a report presented by the House Committee on Power.

Chairman of the Committee Victor Nwokolo who presented the report, stated that Nigerians cannot afford the new tariff.

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The Committee recommended a return to the status quo.

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The recommendations were adopted by the Committee of the Whole, after which it was passed.

Further investigation into the tariff hike is to be conducted by the House.

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The NERC in April announced a hike affecting Band A customers, who are to pay N225 per kilowatt.

According to the regulatory commission Band A subscribers would have at least 20 hours of power supply per day

It also explained that only electricity customers in Band A would be affected by the increase.

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At the time, it said only 15 per cent of the electricity consumers were affected by the hike, however, the decision generated negative reactions since its announcement.

“We currently have 800 feeders that are categorised as Band A, but it will now be reduced to under 500. This means that 17 per cent now qualify as Band-A feeders. These feeders only service 15 per cent of total electricity customers connected to the feeders,” NERC Vice Chairman, Musliu Oseni said on April 3.

“The commission has issued an order which is titled April supplementary order and the commission allows a 235 kilowatt per hour.”

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Otuaro Visits Edo/Delta Liaison Office, Declares PAP Apolitical

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The administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Dr. Dennis Otuaro, has declared that the interventionist programme is a nonpartisan agency, adding that it is unaffiliated with any political party or person.

Otuaro spoke when he paid an official visit to the Edo/Delta Liaison Office in Warri recently where he urged employees working at the office to refrain from discussing politics.

He further admonished the liaison office management not to utilize the space as a haven for issues of any kind.

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The PAP administrator, while describing the liaison office as the first point of call for delegates, charged them to handle concerns from delegates with uttermost professionalism.

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He further charged them to make sure that everything done in the office enhances and maintains peace in the Niger Delta region.

He noted that they must assist the Federal Government in preserving law and order as well as the states within the liaison office’s jurisdiction.

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He said all activities carried out at the liaison office must support the head office in maintaining and advancing the peace in the Niger Delta region, adding that the programme’s main goal is to maintain peace and order.

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In his response, the liaison office manager, Capt. Presley Prebor, while expressing gratitude to the administrator for thinking it appropriate to stop by the liaison office, said Otuaro’s presence would provide the employees more motivation and self-assurance in performing their own tasks at the workplace.

He seized the avenue to list out some of the needs of the liaison office.

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Some of the persons who accompanied the PAP administrator are: PAP Technical Adviser, Mr. Daniel Edgar Biu; General Manager, Operations, Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, Godfrey Tare Pondi; Chief Ebimobowei Oguma, S.A to the Administrator; Chief Moses Bebenimibo; Engr. Ebikonde Victor Sokoto; Chief Fezigha Odu, among others.

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