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We’ve Constructed Over 700kms Of Internal Roads In Edo, Says Commissioner

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The Governor Godwin Obaseki-led administration in Edo State has constructed over seven hundred (700km) kilometres of internal roads since inception.

The state Commissioner for Roads and Bridges, Engr. Ethan Uzamere, disclosed this during an interactive session with newsmen in Benin on Thursday.

He said people who say the present government has not done much in road construction make such accusations just because the roads constructed by the government are probably not in their right of way.

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He said: “We have done more than 700 kilometres of internal roads since inception. But if these internal roads are not in your right of way how would you know. We just concluded the Second Ugbor Road, but if this road is not in your right of way you will not have an idea. We are on the verge of completing Forestry Road, but if your right of way is not there you can’t know. We have many to list, but that will be made known in our media project.

“So, It is unfair to say the state government is doing nothing as regards road construction. I must say that as a state, based on the budget given to us, we are doing a lot of internal roads.”

The Commissioner who lamented that cost of raw materials for road construction have gone up astronomically, however, maintained that roads in the state must be done to specification so that it can stand the test of time.

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Uzamere used the opportunity to call on the Federal Government to concentrate more of its road infrastructural projects to the state because of its peculiarity.

According to him, the call becomes necessary due to the strategic location of the state.

He said being a major gateway to many parts of the country, the volume of vehicles, especially the articulated ones, is bound to be high, resulting in the wearing and tearing of the roads in the state.

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On Benin-Agbor Road, he said a consensus agreement has been reached between the Federal Government and the state government on its rehabilitation, assuring that work will soon commence on the road.

The Commissioner, while noting that the state government is carrying out palliative measures on several federal roads, added: “Delta State is part of the consensus. Rehabilitation of the road is going to take off any moment from now. We are presently doing some designs of the road. We already have the finance to get it done.”

 

 

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Troops Ambush Terrorists On Transit To Cause Havoc In Kaduna, Neutralize Two

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Troops of the Nigerian Army have neutralized two terrorists and recovered arms in Giwa Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Director Army Public Relations, Major General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, April 14, 2024, said the terrorists were on transit to cause havoc in the area.

Nigerian Army troops deployed for Counter- terrorism Counter-insurgency operations in the North West on Saturday 13 April 2024 successfully ambushed and neutralized two terrorists transiting with arms in Kaduna,” the statement read.

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The operation, which took place in Rafin Sariki Village of Giwa Local Government Area, was a prompt response to actionable intelligence on the presence of terrorists transiting with a sack containing weapons.

“The troops laid in ambush for the terrorists and engaged them in a gun battle, that neutralized two of the terrorists. The gallant troops also recovered one AK-47 rifle, 52 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, and one locally fabricated revolver frame.

“The Nigerian Army remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of the citizenry and the nation in general.

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“The NA will thus, continue to take decisive actions against terrorists activities in the region.”

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Video: Moment Pastor Enenche Sent Lady Away For Giving False Testimony On The Altar

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A video of popular Nigerian clergyman, Paul Eneche, calling out a woman for sharing a false testimony has made the rounds on social media.

The woman who attends his church in Abuja was on the altar to share her testimony of how God made her the “only graduate in her family.”

Worried by her command of English. the cleric asked the lady what degree did graduated with and she said ‘’Law”. Prodding further, the cleric asked her what kind of Law degree, the lady answered ‘’B.Sc in Law”

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He asked that the lady leave the altar and warned his members never to come to the altar to lie about a “testimony.”

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JUST IN: DSS Arrests El-Rufai’s Political Ally Over Post On Gov Sani

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Aisha Galadima, a strong political ally of the former governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has been arrested in Kaduna.

The arrest, a source told DAILY POST, was connected to a post on her Facebook page, criticizing Governor Uba Sani.

The female politician was picked up by the operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, from her residence on Sunday afternoon.

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The development was confirmed by one of her brothers, who said, “Aisha has just been arrested by DSS at her Tudun Wada residence in Kaduna.”

 

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