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How Lagos-Ibadan Railway Line Will Benefit Kano – Ganduje



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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has given insight into how the commissioned Lagos/Ibadan Railway line which links Kaduna to Kano, will benefit the ancient city more than any other state of the federation.

Governor Ganduje, who was flagging off the Kano, Katsina to Sokoto reconstruction road projects facilitated by Senator Barau Jibrin representing Kano North Senatorial District, Thursday, said the amount of projects facilitated by President Muhammadu Buhari for the benefit of Kano could not be counted.

“For example, the Lagos/Ibadan Railway which is billed to come to Kaduna to Kano and to Katsina up to Niger Republic will champion the returning of Kano to the commercial nerve centre of West Africa,” he said.

Ganduje said the road projects that Kano benefits from the Muhammadu Buhari regime include Kano, Maiduguri, Kano, Kaduna to Abuja, Kano, Katsina and now Kano to Deyi local government of Katsina State.

The governor explained that Kano, Dambatta, Kazaure, Daura, Katsina to Maradi Niger and now Lagos-Ibadan to Abuja, Kaduna to Kano Standard Gauges will eventually put Kano in a more advantageous position in economic growth and development.

Governor Ganduje, who was overwhelmed by the Kano to Dayi reconstruction road projects, noted that his government was ready to settle compensations resulting from the project.
Senator Barau Jibrin said that the road project was a subject of campaign promises being fulfilled by both President Buhari, Ganduje and himself, adding that the people had been clamouring for the rehabilitation of the road as a result of insecurities, incessant accidents which crippled their economic activities.

The Senate Appropriation Committee Chairman added that the project was expected to be completed as at when scheduled, commending President Buhari and his cabinet members who assented to the memo seeking for Kano-Dayi reconstruction road projects.

He said the road would consume N52.7 billion and it was expected to be completed by 2022.

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BREAKING: Kaduna Guber Tribunal Nullifies Election Of Governor Uba Sani



Kaduna State Governor UBA Sani

The governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Kaduna on Thursday declared the election of Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as inconclusive and thus nullified the exercise.

The tribunal made the declaration while delivering judgement via Zoom in a petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Isah Ashiru, challenging the election of Sani in the March 2023, election.

The tribunal ordered that fresh election be conducted in seven wards in four LGAs of the state.

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In Shakeup Of FCT Administration, Wike Sacks Agencies, Parastatals Heads



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Federal Capital Territory Minister Nysom Wike

In a decisive shakeup of the administration of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), its Minister Nyesom Wike, has sacked the heads of 21 parastatals, agencies, and government companies.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Director of Press, Office of the Minister, Anthony Ogunleye, in Abuja on Wednesday.

Ogunleye identified the affected heads of the agencies as follows:

1. Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Abuja Investment Company Ltd

2. CEO/Managing Director, Abuja Markets Management Ltd

3. MD/CEO, Abuja Urban Mass Transport Company

4. CEO/MD, Abuja Property Development Company

5. CEO/MD, Abuja Technology Village Free Trade Zone Company

6. CEO/MD, Abuja Film Village International

7. CEO/MD, Powernoth AICL Equipment Leasing Company Ltd

8. MD, Abuja Broadcasting Corporation

9. MD, Abuja Enterprise Agency

10. General Manager, FCT Water Board

11. Director-General, FCT Emergency Management Agency

12. Executive Secretary, FCT Primary Healthcare Board

13. DG, Hospital Management Board

14. Director, Abuja Environmental Protection Board

15. Director, FCT Scholarship Board

16. Director, FCT Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board

17. Director, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board

18. Coordinator, Abuja Infrastructure Investment Center

19. Director, FCT Health Insurance Scheme

20. Coordinator, Satellite Towns Development Department

21. Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council

The director of the press said that the affected appointees should hand over the affairs of their offices to the most senior officers in rank.

He added that appointments in the offices would be made in due course.

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Abiodun Urges Prayer For Nigeria At Eid-El Maulud



Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State, has urged Muslims across the country to offer prayers for the peace and prosperity of Nigeria on the occasion of Eid-El Maulud.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Lekan Adeniran, the Governor emphasized the need for Nigerians to come together and pray for the country’s progress, unity and development.

Governor Abiodun also called on Muslims to emulate the virtues of Prophet Muhammad (SAW), which include love, tolerance, peace, and humility.

He urged Muslims to use the occasion of Eid-El Maulud to reflect on the teachings of the Prophet and strive to live a life of righteousness and selflessness.

The Governor expressed his commitment to providing good and effective governance to the people of Ogun State as he called on Muslims to continue to support his administration and pray for its success.

Eid-ElMaulud is a Muslim holiday that commemorates the birth of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). It is celebrated with prayers, fasting, feasting, and acts of charity and generosity.

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