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June 12: Ondo Government Cancels Celebration, Here’s Why



June 12: Ondo Government Cancels Celebration, Here's Why

Ondo State government has called off the celebration of this year’s June 12 Democracy Day in the state.

The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Richard Olatunde disclosed this in a statement, stating the reason was due to the attack on worshipers at St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo, last week Sunday, which claimed scores.

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“The cancellation is to enable the entire people of Ondo State to mourn their loved ones who lost their lives in the horrific attack.” The statement read.

Recall, that on Sunday, June 5, 2022, some gunmen had invaded St. Xavier catholic church, Owo, Ondo State.

The terrorists shot indiscriminately at the worshippers; while some of them dropped to the floor dead, dozens of others sustained injuries.

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had earlier directed that all flags in the state be flown at half-mast for seven days in honor of the victims of the terror attack.

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Gov. Uzodinma Gifts Police Military Vehicles, Weapons



Gov. Uzodinma Gifts Police Military Vehicles, Weapons

The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has donated military vehicles and weapons to the Imo State Police.

The Governor made this donation at the Imo State Government House in Owerri, expressing his belief in the Police and his devoted fight against crimes.

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba vows better Security in the state, as revealed in a statement by the law enforcement agency.

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The statement read;

“The Inspector-General of Police appreciated the collaborative efforts of the Governor, government, and good people of Imo State in stamping out the presence of criminal elements bent on breaking down the peace, law, and order enjoyed in the State.

“The IGP, therefore, assured that the donated items (military vehicles and weapons) will be strategically deployed for optimum security within the State, with a view to curbing suppressing the nefarious activities of criminals elements and boosting public safety in the state, and by extension, across the country.

Also at the event was the AIG in charge of Zone 9, AIG Isaac Akinmoyede, Commissioner of Police, Imo State, CP Mohammed Barde, the Force PRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, and other staff officers.

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PDP Crisis: Wike Clears The Air On Lawsuit Against Atiku



PDP Crisis: Wike Clears The Air On Lawsuit Against Atiku

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has denied filing a lawsuit against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.

Wike disclosed this while giving a speech at the commissioning of House of Assembly Quarters in Port Harcourt, adding that it was a mere plot by Atiku’s group.

“People have called me that I went to court against Atiku Abubakar. He said.

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“I want to state categorically that I didn’t go to court. I want to say it for Nigerians to know. I have kept quiet. I am busy delivering the dividends of democracy.

“If they lose the election, nobody should call my name. I have told the candidate,

“If I wanted to go to court, I would have gone to court within two weeks.

“It is the candidate’s group that is doing all these things. Let the world hear. They are plotting all these things, thinking they will spoil my name.

“We are supposed to be talking about winning an election.”

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Zulum Appoints Mshelia As New Head Of Healthcare Agency, Others



Zulum Appoints Mshelia As New Head Of Healthcare Agency, Others

The Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum has appointed Dr. Lawu Auta Mshelia as the new head of the state’s Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA).

He revealed this appointment in a statement, made public via his social media, also appointing Abba Kyari as Borno State Rural Electrification Board’s General Manager.

The statement read;

“Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has approved the appointments of Dr. Lawu Auta Mshelia as Acting Executive Director, Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) and Engr Abba Kyari, as General Manager of Borno State Rural Electrification Board (REB).

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“The appointments were announced by the Governor’s Spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, in a statement issued on Thursday from Maiduguri.

“Engr Kyari is moving from being director of electrical engineering at the Ministry of Housing and Energy to becoming GM of REB, following the retirement of the former GM, Engr Jacob Taru Katambi in February 2022.

“On his part, Dr. Mshelia will be replacing Dr. Goni Abba at the Primary Health Care Development Agency.

“The Agency’s outgoing E.D, Dr. Goni Abba, is to assume a new office as Director of Public Health at the Borno State Ministry of Health, which is the office Dr. Mshelia is leaving, Gusau explained in the statement.

“Governor Zulum, the statement noted, deeply appreciates the services of the outgoing ED and urges him to deploy his experience, especially the one gained from the SPHCDA to the State Ministry of Health towards enhanced public health services to for the well-being of Borno’s people.

On Mshelia:

“Dr. Lawi Auta Mshelia, a 60-year-old public health specialist hails from Hawul Local Government Area in Borno State.

“He holds a Masters Degree in Public Health (MPH) from Royal Tropical Institute, KIT in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

“He holds MBBS from the University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, after attending Federal Government College Odogbolu in Ogun State.

“An author of research publications on some infectious diseases and other aspects of public health, Dr. Mshelia has attended courses with certificates on different aspects of public health in countries in Europe, East Africa, West Africa, and South-Central Africa.

“He also attended numerous public health courses across Nigeria.

“Dr. Mshelia has in addition to his routine responsibilities at the Ministry of Health, chaired and served as a member of several committees which bothered public health care over the years.

On Engr Kyari:

“58-year-old Kyari hails from Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.

“A member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Kyari holds a bachelor’s Degree (B.Eng) in Electrical Electronics from the University of Maiduguri and a National Diploma in Electrical Electronics from Ramat Polytechnic. He attended Government Day Secondary School, Monguno, and Monguno Central Primary School.

“The new GM has gained substantial experience from over 30 years of services from his earliest position as Assistant Technical Officer and later Chief Technical Officer at the former Ministry of Works and Housing from 1990 to 2007 before he became director of electrical engineering services at the Ministry of Housing and Energy in 2007.

“Engr Kyari has attended courses related to electrical engineering within Nigeria.

“Governor Zulum congratulates the new General Manager of Borno State Rural Electrification Board (REB) and Acting Executive Director, Borno State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA), and urges them to give their very best to the service of Borno people, Gusau concluded in the statement.

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