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Buhari Names Abuja Road After Niger Republic President

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Barely a day after he received the highest national award of Niger Republic, Grand Croix Des Ordre National Du Niger, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned the favour by naming a road in the in FCT after Mahamadou Issoufou, the outgoing President of Niger Republic.

President Issoufou, recently won the prestigious 2020 Mo Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership.

At the ceremony held in ABuja, the President, who was represented by the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello commended Issoufou’s contribution to peace-building in Africa.

 

“Earlier today, the first phase of the on-going Outer Southern Expressway (OSEX) in Abuja was named the ‘Mahamadou Issoufou Expressway’ in honour of the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou,” the minister said.

 

“The road was named after the Nigerien President by President @MBuhari as a mark of deep appreciation for the maintenance of brotherly relationship between Nigeria & the Rep. of Niger & in recognition of the Nigerien President’s significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa.”

 

Born in 1952, Issoufou was first elected as President of Niger Republic in 2011. He served as the the prime minister of the West African country from 1993 to 1994, president of the National Assembly from 1995 to 1996, and he has been a candidate in each presidential election since 1993.

 

He led the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya), a social democratic party, from its foundation in 1990 until his election as president in 2011

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We Will Recover Oyo’s Money From Contractors Who Failed To Deliver – Makinde

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Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, said, on Friday, that his administration will recover every Kobo of Oyo State’s money in the hands of contractors who failed to deliver on projects.

 

The governor gave the assurance during an inspection tour of the newly renovated Jericho Nursing Home, Jericho,  Ibadan.

 

He said that he will never allow any fund belonging to Oyo State to be frittered away, adding that he will go after contractors who failed to deliver on assigned projects.

 

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted the governor as saying that
his administration will ensure the people of the state get the desired value for their money.

 

The governor stated that the previous contractor handling the project did not complete the work, a development, which, he said, was “unacceptable by this administration.”

 

He said: “Every kobo of Oyo State money that people have taken without delivering value to the people, they will give it back to us.”

 

 

Makinde, however, maintained that he is satisfied with the level of on-going renovation work at the hospital by the present administration.

 

 

The governor further said: “Well, for the ones that we did, yes I am satisfied. But the previous contractor, we can all see, did not finish the work. We went round to look at the transformer but it is not yet energised and it is just really unacceptable.

 

People may think we are not going to go after them but I can give you the assurance that we will.”

 

 

The governor explained that the purpose of the inspection was to examine the renovation work at the hospital and to see some of the challenges being faced by the staff of the hospital.

 

 

“Basically, I am here to see the renovation work that has gone on in here and also listen to them about the challenges they are having. As you probably must have known, health is one of the major pillars of this administration.

 

“So, we have to keep working to ensure that the health care in Oyo State is well delivered,” Makinde stated.

 

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Taiwo Adisa

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Workers’ Day: Ecobank Nigeria to Host Webinar On Survival Tips Amidst Rising Inflation

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Ecobank Nigeria Limited has concluded plans to host a digital conference as part of its commemoration of this year’s Workers’ Day.

 

According to Korede Demola-Adeniyi; Head, Consumer Banking, the webinar which is scheduled for the 29th of April titled “Inflation and Your Money – Our role As Your Bank” is targeted at educating members of the public on how to manage limited resources at their disposal, stressing that it would also provide tips on savings, borrowing, investments and how Ecobank can be useful to the participants and general public amidst the rising inflation.

 

 

According to Mrs. Demola-Adeniyi, though Nigeria recorded early exit from  the recession in the fourth quarter of last year, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued to impact negatively on the revenues of many corporate entities, businesses and income of individuals; noting that this development has been further compounded by inflation.

 

In her words, “Inflation rate has continued its upward trend to settle at about 18.1% in March with prices of goods rising significantly in the last six months.

 

 

This, in turn has significantly reduced the disposable income and cash available to consumers.

 

 

” Consequently, as a bank set up to contribute to economic development, we thought it important to facilitate a discussion during this period of Worker’s Day, that will provide some guidance to our customers and the general public on how they can manage their cash and resources through rising inflation.”

 

She disclosed that the webinar which will be hosted on the Microsoft Teams’ platform will converge important stakeholders who will discuss the realities of the economy of the country and also proffer solutions on how to stay afloat financially and better manage resources.

 

Some of the speakers include Jimi Ogbobine, FCA – Head, Agusto Consulting Ltd; Fela Popoola, Managing Director, EDC Nigeria Limited and Daberechi Effiong, Head, Consumer Products, Ecobank Nigeria, amongst others.

 

While imploring members of the public to join the webinar, Mrs. Demola-Adeniyi maintained that “The webinar is bound to provide financial education and financial planning tips to our customers and every other participant.

 

Participants will be informed about relevant investment opportunities to create wealth and most importantly, how the bank can be useful to them at this time.

 

It is important to make an informed decision regarding how to manage your money”.

The Ecobank Digital Series is a virtual programme organised by Ecobank to educate and enlighten the public on crucial issues of public interest, especially as it relates to their financial freedom.

Kindly click https://bit.ly/3elcr5F to register for the webinar.

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Atiku: How Long Shall We Continue To Lose Precious Souls?

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Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the death of three abducted Greenfield varsity students.

 

 

The Nation reports three of the kidnapped students of Greenfield University, Kasarami Kaduna, were found dead.

 

 

Kaduna Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, confirmed the development on Friday.

 

 

Atiku, in a terse post on Friday, described the killing of the abducted students as heartbreaking.

 

He asked States to be granted constitutional roles in securing their terrains.

 

 

“Heartbreaking to learn of the killing of 3 of the abducted students of Greenfield University, Kaduna.

 

“How long shall we continue to lose precious souls? May their families and friends be comforted.

 

 

“It is time states are granted constitutional roles in the management of security,”Atiku said

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