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ADHERE TO BUILDING RULES, ONDO GOVT. WARNS LAND OWNERS

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The Ondo State Government has called on land owners across the 18 Local Government Areas to obtain proper building approval from the Ministry of Physical Planning and Urban Development in the state before embarking on any construction.
      This was made known by the Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development,  Alhaji Rasheed Badmus, while speaking with the journalists in Akure, he stated that there were extant laws guiding construction of buildings  in the state that developers have to adhere strictly to.
     The Commissioner added that it was necessary for land owners to visit the Ministry for requisite knowledge in order to maintain a balanced and conventional town planning structure in the state.
     He emphasized that any organization that intends to build any worship center, residence, commercial, educational institution among others should seek advice from the ministry  before embarking on their project.
    He further urged people living in dilapidated buildings and occupants of buildings under high tension power lines to vacate such buildings for  safety of their lives and properties.
     Alhaji Badmus, however commended house owners who have adhered to the rules and regulations guiding constructions in the state, describing them as loyal and law abiding citizens, noting that a well planned state will not just improve aesthetically but will attract investors from within and outside the State.
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HON. BURAIMOH: THE ELEGANT ORATOR…..Agunbiade

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So sudden was your death; so painful was your transition.

This is one death too many after we recently commited the prophetic Adebayo Oshinowo (Pepperito) to mother earth.
I never knew you were on your way out of this world when so unusually, my repeated messages to your phone were never responded to and calls not picked for days.

I did not know that the elegant Tunde was lying helpless somewhere against his wish.
Now, the ever bubbling and lively soul has been hooked by the angel of death and forced through the mill of no return while a lot of us, your admirers, were wondering of your whereabout.

Where is the very active and versatile brain of Tunde Buraimoh? Where is your very peaceful mien and stylish smiles of all times? The big Daddy with big, dramatic and oratory expressions has finally dropped the linguistic garb and that legislative lion has ceased to roar in the Lagos State House of Assembly.

We are going to miss your elegant dressing Tunde. Your charismatic assertions shall elude us till eternity. The beneficiaries of your regular philanthropic gestures will have to look elsewhere for succour hence forth. Dear Tunde, tread graciously to your final abode of no pains and no regrets. We shall hold forth for you where our paths have crossed with good memories.

Our prayers shall forever be for you in the lonely castle of your permanent rest.
I pray we would not have to give this kind of dirge so soon again. Tunde, sun re ooo. Adieu

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PRESIDENCY STATEMENT ON THE SUSPENSION OF MR. IBRAHIM MAGU

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A series of documented allegations were made against the Ag. Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Following a preliminary review of the allegations leveled against the Ag. Chairman and several other members of his staff, there were grounds for a detailed investigation to be conducted.
Hence, an investigative panel was constituted in compliance with the extant laws governing the convening of such a body.
As is the proper procedure, when allegations are made against the Chief Executive of an institution, and in this case an institution that ought to be seen as beyond reproach, the Chief Executive has to step down from his post and allow for a transparent and unhindered investigation.
The EFCC does not revolve around the personality of an individual, and as such cannot be seen through the prism of any individual.
Therefore, the suspension of Mr. Ibrahim Magu, allows the institution to continue carrying out its mandate without the cloud of investigation hanging over its head.
The EFCC has many good, hardworking men and women who are committed to its ideal and ensuring that the wealth of our country isn’t plundered and wherein there is an act of misappropriation such person(s) are brought to justice.
Meanwhile, Mr. Magu is being availed the opportunity to defend himself and answer the allegations against him. This is how it should be, as is the fact that under the Laws of Nigeria every citizen is presumed and remains innocent until proven guilty.
We must realize that the fight against corruption is not a static event, but a dynamic and ever evolving process, in which the EFCC is just one actor; and as we continue to work towards improving our democratic process so shall every institution of ours also embark on that journey of evolution.
What is however important is that there must be accountability and transparency and our people must realize that they would be held to account. This is the building block in the fight against corruption, the establishment of the concept of Accountability and the recognition of the Rule of Law.
Those who see Mr. Magu’s investigation, as a signal that the fight against corruption is failing, have unfortunately, missed the boat.
There is no better indication that the fight is real and active than the will to investigate allegations in an open and transparent manner against those who have been charged to be custodians of this very system.
Under this President and Government, this is our mantra and guiding principle. There are no sacred cows, and for those who think they have a halo over their heads, their days are also numbered.
Mr. Magu was not immune – and regardless of the obvious embarrassment that potential acts of wrongdoing by him, given the office he held, may appear for the government.
No other administration in the history of Nigeria would have moved to bring into the light and public domain such an allegation.
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WORK ON THE MINNA CITY GATE – CHANCHAGA DUAL CARRIAGE ROAD TO COMMENCE SOON FOLLOWING THE MOBILIZATION OF CONTRACTOR TO SITE

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Work is to commence soon at the  Minna City Gate-chanchaga dual carriage Road, following the mobilization to site of the H&M Company by the Niger State Government.
The Chief of Staff (CoS) to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Alhaji Ibrahim Balarabe who is also the Chairman of the Infrastructure Monitoring Committee disclosed this while inspecting the mobilization of heavy-duty equipment to site by the Engineering Company.
The road which measure 5.5 Kilometres is considered double as it is a dual carriage Road bringing the total to 11Kilometres, is to be fixed at the cost of  403 Million Naira.
 The Chairman of the Committee assured that work at the site will commence in earnest by Monday, while urging commuters to bear with the situation and any inconvenience as well as give maximum corporation towards the success of the project.
Explaining why the choice of the Company, the leader of the Infrastructure Monitoring Committee said the State Government opted for the Company considering its quest for quality and standard work bearing in mind that articulated vehicles usually ply the road daily.
He said though it is a Federal Government Road, it has caused untold hardship to people hence the order by  Governor Abubakar Sani Bello for immediate intervention.
The Committee Chairman said to avoid gridlock at the commencement of work,  one lane of the road would be addressed before the other, and the Committee will further have an interface with the Contractor for speedy completion of the project
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