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Hon. Casmir  Nnadi emerges ZLP candidate for Isi-Uzo Constituency by-election



Hon. Casmir Nnadi has emerged the flag bearer of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) unopposed for the Isi-Uzo constituency by-election.

Nnadi emerged at the party’s state primaries held on Friday 4th September 2020 at Cabrini Hotel New Haven Enugu after other candidates stepped down from the race, noting that Hon. Nnadi embodies the aspirations and representation yearned by people of Isi-Uzo constituency at the state house of Assembly.

If Hon. Nnadi is elected 31st of October, 2020 Isi-Uzo constituency by-election, he will fill the vacuum created by the death of Hon. Chijioke Ugweze who died since June this year.

Speaking to correspondents after the primaries, the state party chairman, Hon. Elvis Ugwuoke maintained that the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) will get the mandate of the people of Isi-Uzo constituency at the by-election.

“What we witnessed today is an expression of the will of people of Isi-Uzo constituency. My concern now is to make sure we deliver all the promises we have made to the people of Isi-uzo if elected come 31st October 2020. We cannot allow this position to become a political inheritance of one party. We will ensure that the electorates are given the right to choose their representatives themselves as democracy demands. As we all know Zenith Labour Party represents an inclusive Nigeria society. We are irrevocably committed to fighting for social justice and are determined to restore hope and trust of Nigerians in the future of our country, he said.”

Hon. Elvis emphasized the need for party executives to show more loyalty and commitment to consolidate the gains of the party in the state.

“I plead with you all to work cooperatively and be united. We are going to work together to draw up a plan that will make us more effective. “Let nobody deceive you to attend any meeting anybody will call because he wants to run for the governorship. We have not come to that point yet. We are working for our party to be united to make sure we take power from PDP come 2023.”

Party members agreed that the reliability and trusted leadership exemplified by the national leadership of the party under Chief (Barr) Dan Nwanyanwu and the Enugu state leadership under Hon. Elvis Ugwoke is the reason the party has seen progress in recent times.

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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commissioned four projects in Odeda Local Government Area, Ogun State, in order to improve socio-economic growth of the people, especially those at the grassroots level.

He said the projects were aimed at boosting the economy and security around Odeda, as it shares boundary with Oyo State, noting that the 40 Open Stalls at Gbonnagun market, Obantoko; 16 Lock-Up shops at the Osiele market and 20 Open Stalls at Kila market were built to complement the existing stalls and also to assist the traders reduce stress and risks associated with selling by the road-side.

The governor, represented by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Afolabi Afuape, stated  that the re-constructed Police Post at Bakatari would help reduce security threats around the area.

He maintained that Local Governments are to complement the efforts of the State government in delivery of dividends of democracy to the people; expressing optimism that all the 20 LGAs would have more projects to showcase by the time his administration would be rounding-off.

“You entrusted your votes to us, I assure you that we will not disappoint you as we will continue to work for the success of everyone, most especially those at the grassroots, likewise the urban inhabitants will also benefits maximally from our government,” governor saidI

In his remarks, the Transition Chairman, Hon. Semiu Lawal implored the market leaders, traders and the people of Odeda to judiciously use the facilities and ensure peaceful co-existence especially in the Bakatari axis of the Local Government Area.

   He promised the State Governor that the support given to them would be put to effective use in developing their areas.

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Niger State Government says it will not go back on the restriction order of heavy trucks plying the state-owned roads which took effect on the 15th September, 2020.
This is coming after the State government had assured that it’s  position will be reviewed as event concerning the closure unfolds.
The state government maintained that it’s decision to close down all state government roads was done within the confines of law stressing that adequate consultations and sensitization with relevant stakeholders were made and two weeks notice was also served to general public as well as relevant road transport organizations before the roads were barricaded.
As such, the state government will not relent on it oars to ensure that the State owned roads are not access by articulated vehicles, the heavy trucks are however free to use all the Federal roads that transverse the State.
The State government said beyond the current closure to fast track the reconstruction of the Minna-Bida Road, measures would be evolved such as weigh-bridges to ensure that the movements of articulated vehicles on the State owned roads are regulated to avoid heavy flow of traffic beyond the capacity of the roads.
He enjoined the Federal government to raise up to the occasion and do the needful on if not all, some of the Federal Roads in the State.
Chairman of the Infrastructure, Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee who is also the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Ibrahim Balarabe brief Journalists on behalf of the State government, reaffirming it’s position.
“There is no going back on Niger state government’s decision on the ban on articulated trucks from plying the state-owned roads. We still stand on our position and will not relent on that. Our roads still remain closed to articulated trucks”. He stated.
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SGF urges Nigerians to embrace 60th Anniversary Logo



The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has urged Nigerians to embrace the 60th Anniversary Logo of “Together Shall We Be”.

Mustapha made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN), in Abuja,  on Wednesday.

“Nigeria’s 60th anniversary logo is a symbol of the our journey to nationhood that should be embraced by all.

“The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC), on Nigeria’s 60th Anniversary celebration had a very robust input and finally settled on the one that  recognises Nigeria’s sojourn to nationhood.

“The IMC identified the challenges faced and what is required to move Nigeria to its enviable stage among the comity of nations.

“To arrive at a logo, the IMC reviewed 15 entries by patriotic Nigerians.

“We appreciate all efforts made.

“Out of these 15 logos, the IMC chose the best four that were then subjected to a Diamond/Change/Innovation challenge on a website specifically designed for that purpose,”the SGF explained.

According to him, Nigerians from all walks of life participated in the whole process that required selection of a logo, best fit slogan, appropriate poetry and accompanying photographs.

The SGF noted that the outcome of the above processes as it relates to the logo was what President Mohammadu Buhari unveiled as well as the theme agreed by the IMC. 

“On the other hand, the IMC would conclude the winning entries for the slogan, poetry and photography after which winners would be given prize money at a separate event,” he said.

NAN reports that President Buhari unveiled the anniversary logo and pledged that his administration will continue to work towards greater inclusiveness.

NAN reports that the unveiling was held at the 15th virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the State House, Abuja.

Buhari described the logo as a product of choice from Nigerians who participated in the selection process.

He noted that 60 years of independence calls for pomp and pageantry. (NAN) 

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