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Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha LG Is For Ize-Iyamu, APC Party Chair Boasts

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Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State is set to vote massively for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming September 19 governorship election.

APC’s chairman in the ward, Ogbebor Osayomore, disclosed this Monday, July 27, while flagging off campaign in the ward for the party and its governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

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Osayomore boasted that Ward 5, Ikpoba-Okha LGA belongs to the APC, stressing that the electorates are ready to massively cast their votes for Ize-Iyamu and make sure he emerged winner in the governorship election.

APC leaders seated at the flag-off

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He disclosed that the APC has no division, but one particularly at the ward and ready to deliver the ward for the governship candidate.

” APC is alive, and by the mamoth crowd you are seeing here, we know victory is ours in APC in the forthcoming election.

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” For people to turn up on working day (Monday), with this large number, that is to tell you that pastor has already won the election,” he said.

On his part, APC leader in the local government, Osarobo Idahosa, alluded the ward Chairman’s comment that the ward is fully for the APC.

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He said the party’s fully prepared and ready to work for the emergence of Pastor Ize-Iyamu at the poll, adding that he is a grassroot politician hence his emergence is not negotiable.

He urged party members not to be provoked by some provocative actions of the main opposition, just as he noted that the party members are equal to the task but will not join in the violence from the opposition.

” They are going about attacking some of our members but we will not do so. We are law-abiding citizens, so I will urge you not to go violence but peaceful. Nobody has monopoly of violence; in fact, we have it more than them, but we will not be provoked.

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“Pastor Ize-Iyamu is a grassroot politician and he is going to win easily, no doubt about that,” he added.

Also speaking, Dora Erhabor, woman leader in the LG, disclosed that women in the local government are seriously mobilising for Pastor Ize-Iyamu, adding that this is going to be done in house-to-house campaign.

She said, ” We are mobilising women as you can see for yourself. We are mobilising all women in Ikpoba-Okha to vote for pastor Ize-Iyamu.

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We are going to mobilise women by going from house to house, convasing women to vote for Ize-Iyamu , all the women in Ikpoba-Okha we love Ize-Iyamu.”

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FG Extends Kaduna-Abuja Train Resumption

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The Ministry of Transportation, on Sunday, in Kaduna, extended the resumption date for the Kaduna-Abuja train Service

Recall that the train service was suspended in March 2022, after bandits attacked its passengers, killed 25, wounded several others and Kidnapped over 50 passengers.

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However, early this month, the federal government had promised that the Kaduna-Abuja train service would resume before the end of November.

But the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, while on inspection tour to examine its readiness for operation before the commencement of operations, said certain things needed to be in place before resumption.

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He said the FG has introduced a new system of purchasing tickets, which he said is the beginning of security checks that would assist the government to know who boards the train at every point in time.

Although he declined speaking on the actual resumption date, but assured the public that it wouldn’t be far from now.

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Dangote Plans Fresh 300,000 Jobs For Nigerians

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Africa’s foremost industrialist, Aliko Dangote, is optimistic that the new multibillion naira investment in the sugar sub-sector would help provide no fewer than 300,000 jobs in Nigeria.

A statement from the Corporate Communication Department of the company quoted the Group’s President Aliko Dangote as saying that the company was providing fresh funds and thus expanding its operations in the sugar sub-sector.

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Mr Dangote, who was speaking at the Flagg off Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards in Numan, Adamawa State, said the opportunities would include both direct and indirect jobs.

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Dangote, who is Africa’s top philanthropist, expressed optimism that the massive investment will create over 300,000 jobs for Nigerians.

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He said, “We are making a massive investment in Adamawa State through expansion of DSR Numan’s sugar refining capacity from 3000tcd to 6000tcd, 9800tcd, and to 15,000tcd. DSR will be able to create about three hundred thousand jobs, direct and indirect, with positive multiplier effects on the economy nationwide.”

The Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria outside the government.

Dangote was appointed Chairman, National Job Creation Committee in 2010 to assist the Federal Government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians.

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The Dangote President had also announced that his company was doubling its spending on CSR schemes in host communities in Adamawa State, the location of its 32,000 hectares integrated sugar complex.

Speaking in Numan, Minister of Industry, Trade, and Investment, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, described the Dangote Sugar Refinery as the biggest contributor to the development of the sugar development effort of the Federal Government.

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The Minister also commended Mr Dangote for the massive support through his Corporate Social Responsibility scheme.

In the same vein, the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals is expected to create some 250,000 job opportunities when completed next year.

Already, Dangote Cement Plc is one of Africa’s biggest job providers in the manufacturing sector.

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Igbos Inaugurate Biafra House In US, Give Reasons

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Igbos residing in the United States, US, have inaugurated the Biafra House in Oxon Hill in Maryland, Washington DC.

It was gathered that the Biafra House was inaugurated to serve people who believe in Biafra and friends of the nation.

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This was authoritatively disclosed to DAILY POST by a source.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said: “The Biafra House is officially opened for business to the public, including Government Administrative Matters, Diplomatic Protocol, International Relations, and Security, amongst others.”

The Biafra House was formed to help Igbos in the US and Diaspora interact with the international community.

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According to the source: “The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.

“Biafra House is where Biafrans in the United States and the World can seek Diplomatic and Consular services, as it’s open for five business days a week and within the New York time zone.”

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“Again, The Biafra House will be interacting and providing services to local, as well as governments and the International community through partnerships, pending when the United Nations and other world bodies may compel the Fulani government of Nigeria to effect a plebiscite for Biafran people.”

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