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Following a successful pilot, full implementation of the Light-Up Kwara (LUK), an innovative solar-powered streetlight project of the Kwara State government, will commence in June.

This was disclosed on Tuesday in a statement by the Kwara State Public Private Partnership Bureau (KP3), signed by Mr. Yomi Ogunsola, Chief Economic Assistant to Kwara State Governor. KP3 is coordinating the project, while the  State Ministry of Energy supervises and monitored it.

Ogunsola said that the pilot phase of the project, which began few weeks ago has been completed and valuable feedback from the public has been incorporated into the forthcoming roll-out.

According to him, the roll-out plan for the Solar Farm Tunnels (SFTs), which will be for the dual arm poles, will be released next week.

Providing further details of the roll-out installation plan, Dr. Dickson Aleroh, the Managing Director of Riccofortezza-Asteven Energy Limited, one of the two firms executing the LUK project,  noted that the civil work component of the project, which commenced yesterday, will last till 10 June.

He added that the installation of single arm streetlight poles across Ilorin metropolis will begin on 12 June.

Dr. Aleroh disclosed that his company will install a total of 341 poles covering 9.7km across 11 routes within Ilorin metropolis. He listed the routes to include Admiralty Drive, Ipaye road, Iloffa road, Abdulkadri road GRA, Adelodun Street-Reservation road (Flower Garden) and Aderemi Adeleye Street.

Others are Abdulkarim Adisa Street, Bishop Court Close (Simon Okedi–GTB) Tanke Junction, Ogbeha Street (Simon Okedi-Ukpabi Asika-Umaru Audi road), Henry George-Sokoto road junction-General Hospital roundabout, and Stadium road.

It will be recalled that in February this year, the State Government signed a technical agreement with two firms, Riccofortezza-Asteven Energy Limited and Rubitec Power Limited for the execution of the Light-Up Kwara (LUK) project.

The two firms are to handle the project on build, finance, operate and transfer basis under the state Infrastructure Development Fund(IFK).

Senior Special Assistant,
Media and Communications,
Government House,
Ilorin.

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Reps Approve June 12 As New Democracy Day

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House of Representatives on Thursday considered and passed a bill seeking to confer legal status on June 12 as Nigeria’s new Democracy from the known May 29.

It will be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari had in May this year conferred a posthumous award on Alhaji MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of June 12, 1993 presidential election upon which the new Democracy Day and also proposed the day as such.

Titled “A Bill for an Act to Amend the Public the Public Holidays Act, Cap. P40 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to bring the Act in tandem with the current realities and exigencies of the modern times and to declare June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria and for Related Matters (HBs.918 and 1529)”, the bill was sponsored by Hon. Edward Gyang Pwajok and Hon. Kayode Oladele.

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Photos As Fayose Escapes Unhurt After Crash With G-Wagon On Third Mainland Bridge

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has escaped unhurt after his G-Wagon Mercedes Benz was involved in an accident on the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos.

The involvement of the ex-governor in the accident was made known by his media aide, Lere Olayinka, on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

Olayinka wrote in the early hours of Wednesday: “Immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose was involved in auto accident on 3rd Mainland Bridge in Lagos few minutes ago.

“He is in stable condition as I write while he is receiving medical attention.”

About an hour after the first information was provided, Olayinka again wrote: “I am happy to inform members of the public that former Governor Ayodele Fayose is now fairly okay.

“The former governor thanked God for limiting the impact of the accident, particularly on occupants of the vehicle.

“As the Southwest Coordinator of the Atiku Presidential Campaign, who is committed to the task of enthroning a PDP government in 2019, Fayose has insisted on coming to Ibadan today, to prepare for tomorrow’s campaign rally and he is on his way to the ancient city.

“Thank you all.”

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REDTV Rave Is The Official Headliner Gig Of 2018

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The much anticipated and talked about REDTVrave3 finally rocked Lagos on Saturday, the first day of December. The online lifestyle network owned by the United Bank for Africa Group is one that is fast becoming a leader when you refer to lifestyle brands.

The REDTV rave which was attended by over 3500 youths in Lagos was one that is bound to be talked about throughout this festive season. It was a great opener for 2018 Christmas season of events in the very busy Lagos social calendar and it was lit!

With bright lights, bass echoing through the speakers and the Lagos party crowd lined up, the REDTV RAVE3 had all the checks of a perfect party.

As people trooped in, the lights shone brightly revealing classy décor, super branding and a finesse of UBA’s lifestyle brand in its element. Our favourite faces were in the house. From popular bloggers, media and pop culture influencers and vloggers, the scene electrified the youths who danced as though they had been waiting just to let go of every care in the world.

This party which has become the Christmas season opener to rival, started with the combo of Ajebutter 22, BOJ, SDC and Mologo. LADIPOE came in to surprise fans as he joined his friends on stage saying ‘ I was round the corner and heard about this hot event and I just had to pop in’.

After the DRB boys left the stage, Burna Boy sauntered into a wild crowd. Burna is the darling of this year and at his first outing this season, he brought over 3500 youths to a standstill. They were not disappointed by his performance and were still energized when Olamide came to shake the venue with his famous songs that had everyone screaming and jumping for joy.

DJ Sparrow, Bollylomo and SHODY the turn up king, all took turns to entertain the excited youths throughout the night of thrills.

The Chairman of UBA Group, Mr Tony Elumelu was in the crowd mingling with the youths and having a blast as were the bank’s CEO, Kennedy Uzoka and DMD, Victor Osadolor.

REDTV is an online lifestyle network that has brought you hit series like Our Best friend’s wedding, Inspector K and now, The Men’s Club. Its annual rave, the REDTV rave, has become a huge attraction on the Lagos party scene.

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