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Gov Bello Signs Kogi Budget

In a bid to spark up the economy of Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello, has restated his unalloyed commitment to boosting power supply across the state and make life more meaningful to the people.

The Governor, who spoke through his Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, stated that one of the cardinal goals of his government is to ensure a significant improvement in power supply.

Fanwo said the Governor is prepared to commit himself to achieving sustainable improvement in power infrastructure to significantly boost power in the State.

“To match his electioneering campaign promise to make power available to Kogi people, the Governor has set up a powerful committee headed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folashade Arike Ayoade, to actualize that goal.

“The Committee, which has the Special Adviser to the Governor on Energy and Mineral Resources, as Secretary, also has as members the Honourable Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Special Adviser to the Governor on Multilateral and Donor Agencies, Permanent Secretaries of Works, Lands and Housing as well as Rural Development. The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company also has a representative in the committee.

“The constitution of the Committee underscores the determination of the present administration in the State to ensure adequate power supply to boost the economy.”

The Governor charged the committee to identify and re-energize the critical infrastructure necessary for the delivery of power to the State, propose a road map for the successful delivery of uninterrupted power to the State, as well as attract investment into the State.

Governor Yahaya Bello assures Kogites of his administration’s readiness to collaborate with Federal Ministries, Departments and Agencies charged with electricity regulation in the country to achieve his stated goal.

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Noise Pollution: Lagos Threatens To Close Down Mosques, Churches, Others

Gbemileke Ajayi

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In a bid to control noise pollution, the Lagos State Government has said it will not hesitate to close down any mosque, church, night clubs and others, which constitute an environmental nuisance.

Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tunji Bello, in a statement, yesterday stated that the Lagos State Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) had been mandated to apply the full weight of the law.

He said the action became imperative because his office had been inundated with complaints and petitions from many residents and associations all over the state about the noise levels of many of the leisure centres and religious homes.

Bello, who added that on a continuous basis, LASEPA officials will be going around religious centres, homes and others, warned that anyone found to have exceeded the allowed level of sound output will be closed down and the appropriate sanctions applied.

The commissioner also lamented that his office had also discovered many leisure centres/religious homes that contravened, after being reopened by the government, usually go back to the same noise pollution for which they were earlier axed,

While disclosing that resident associations have been involved in the control of noise pollution in the state, he added that any shut centre, will not be reopened without a letter of guarantee from the residents association of such an area.

He advised religious and leisure centres to procure soundproof equipment which would lessen the sound that emanates from them.

Bello said the administration of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu will not allow any business concern to put the well being of residents at peril for whatever reason.

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Men Are Scum ! Nigerian Gay Threatens To Expose Married Man Who Used, Dumped Him

Gbemileke Ajayi

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A Nigerian gay who was used and dumped by his married partner who also is gay has threatened to expose him to his wife for dumping him.

Relationship adviser and blogger, Joro Olumofin shared the story of this young man on his Instagram page on Thursday.

Read his narration below:

You would recall that Nigeria’s former President, Goodluck Jonathan signed a bill that criminalizes same-sex relationships, defying western pressure over gay rights and provoking US criticism.

The bill, which contains penalties of up to 14 years in prison and bans gay marriage, same-sex “amorous relationships” and membership of gay rights groups, was passed by the national assembly.

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FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

Peter Okunoren

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The Federal Government has declared Monday as Public Holiday to mark the 2019 Eid-ul-Mawlud which is in commemoration of the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad.

Mr Mohammed Manga, Director Press and Public Relations of the Ministry of Interior, announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, NAN reports.

He said the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the occasion and enjoined them to live within the virtues and teachings of the Prophet.

He said imbibing the Prophet’s virtues of love, courage, and perseverance would guarantee peace and security in the country.

Aregbesola expressed confidence that the challenges confronting Nigeria at the moment would soon be over and therefore called on Nigerians to remain focused and determined.

He gave the assurance that with the immense potentials the country is endowed with; coupled with its human and natural resources, Nigeria will sooner than later join the league of developed nations.

“With love, commitment, self-sacrifice, patience and patriotism, we will certainly, build a greater Nigeria,” Aregbesola said.

The Minister restated the Government’s desire to ensure a peaceful and secure environment for all Nigerians.

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