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Restructure Nigeria earlier than 2023, Anglican Bishop tells FG

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By Ochuko Akuopha

Anglican Bishop of the Oleh Diocese, Delta State, Rt. Rev John Aruakpor, yesterday, advised the Federal Authorities to restructure Nigeria earlier than the 2023 common election in order to place the nation heading in the right direction for accelerated improvement.

He emphasised that restructuring would result in far-reaching options to the myriads of issues dealing with Nigeria “and no a part of the nation has something to concern about it. The event and peaceable coexistence we hope for, will likely be extra assured and assured”.

Aruakpor spoke at St Paul’s Anglican Church, Oyode, Isoko North Native Authorities Space, throughout the third season of the seventh synod of the diocese with the theme: ‘Starvation and Thirst for Righteousness”.

He stated: “If fiscal federalism is practised in Nigeria, the cry of disintegration and secession wouldn’t have been stringent, persistent and vociferous as it’s at present.

We should put it on document that disintegration and secession should not the very best choices or options to the myriads of issues confronting us. It’s restructuring which in the end, will facilitate fiscal federalism.”

He added: “Let the states or areas be accountable for their God-given assets and pay taxes to the centre. It might speed up improvement and stop agitations, a few of them turning violent as we’re having at present.

“We have now been crying for improved electrical energy, crying towards killings, towards corruption and others with out considerable outcomes. We have to restructure this nation and enthrone fiscal federalism.”

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Lamenting the rising spate of insecurity within the nation, the cleric stated: “Over time, we now have noticed and cried out towards the spiritual and ethnic killings everywhere in the nation, particularly the northern and central Nigeria.

“This appears to not have moved these on the helms of affairs. The management of the nation appears to be having fun with the horror drama, therefore no present of political will to cease the dastardly act. We’re once more, calling on the federal government to recollect the structure they’ve sworn to uphold which acknowledges the sanctity of lives and their vows to guard lives and property.”

On the financial hardship within the nation, Aruakpor appealed to the federal government to “provide you with insurance policies that might cushion the dangerous results in order to keep away from an upsurge in crime fee and make life bearable for the generality of the individuals”.

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LASG will get court docket order to public sale 88 forfeited autos

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The Lagos State Environmental and Particular Offences Unit (Taskforce) has obtained a court docket order to public sale 88 autos forfeited to the state authorities by violators of site visitors guidelines.

The Chairman of the company, CSP Shola Jejeloye, disclosed this in a press release signed on Monday by the company’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mr Taofiq Adebayo.

Jejeloye mentioned that the public sale would maintain in keeping with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday on the company’s automotive park behind Shoprite, Alausa, Ikeja.

“The 88 autos had been impounded by the enforcement crew of the company for driving in opposition to site visitors at totally different elements of the state.

“They had been all arraigned and the court docket ordered that they be forfeited, in keeping with Half (3) Merchandise (27) of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Regulation of 2018.”

“I urge motorists, each non-public and industrial bus drivers to desist from driving in opposition to site visitors,” Jejeloye added.

He revealed that the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, has directed operatives of the company to proceed prosecuting site visitors offenders till sanity was restored on the roads.

“The penalty for driving in opposition to site visitors is outright forfeiture of such automobile to the federal government with none possibility of effective,” he mentioned.

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2023: Okorocha explains why he is championing a brand new political motion

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Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, Monday, introduced plans to type a brand new political motion in Nigeria forward of the 2023 normal elections.

Vanguard stories that Okorocha who had earlier given the trace when he visited Governor Nyesom Wike to commission projects in Rivers State mentioned the plan is a solution to agitations and complaints throughout the nation concerning the present state of the nation.

Talking in Abuja, the Imo West Senatorial District consultant mentioned: “The motion for a brand new Nigeria has begun and we should come collectively, I imply progressive Nigerians to make the nation work”

Okorocha who can also be a founding member of the All Progressives Congress defined additional that the brand new group won’t be just like the APC which was hurriedly shaped to take energy from the PDP with out a lot emphasis on the character of these championing the course.

“The APC was a hurried association, it was hurriedly shaped to take energy when the then authorities was drifting. APC would have been higher till individuals who weren’t members of the occasion; individuals who got here for congratulatory message hijacked the occasion and have become Lords.

“The difficulty just isn’t about APC or PDP, it’s past political events, we’re speaking concerning the character of the politicians.

“Political events in Nigerian don’t have any ideology; it’s only a automobile to come back to energy. So what now we have just isn’t the best factor, now we have so many people who find themselves not thinking about working for the nation. Take for example if President Muhammadu Buhari had surrounded himself with good folks, the story won’t be the identical at the moment.”

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“We have now dangerous folks in APC, simply as now we have them in PDP and that was why I made the decision in Rivers State that the nice ones ought to come collectively to guide the folks”.

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NAF loses personnel, as troops neutralise 30 bandits at Maje, Zamfara — Spokesman

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The Nigerian Air Drive  (NAF) has misplaced certainly one of its Particular Forces  (SF) personnel in a gun battle as troops of ‘Operation Hadarin Daji’ neutralised 30 bandits at Maje Riverline close to Yar-Katsina, Bungudu Native Authorities Space of Zamfara.

The Director of Public Relations and Data, NAF Headquarters, AVM Ibikunle Daramola, who disclosed this in a press release, on Monday, in Abuja, added that the feat was achieved when the troops from forwarding Working Bases (FOBs) at Kekuwuje, Kwatarkwashi and Maru, comprised principally of SF personnel, have been mobilised.

Daramola defined that the mobilisation was in response to experiences that scores of bandits, together with a lot of rustled livestock, have been noticed heading in the direction of Kekuwuje Yar-Katsina Highway.

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He defined additional that the troops intercepted and overpowered them with superior firepower within the ensuing gun battle.

“The troops subsequently chased the bandits and cornered them on the Maje Riverline, neutralising 30 of them.

“However sadly, one SF personnel, Aircraftman Sunday Enwa, who fought gallantly throughout the encounter, paid the supreme worth, whereas three others, who sustained gunshot wounds throughout the operation, have been evacuated for medical therapy,” Daramola stated.

The Chief of Air Employees (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on behalf of airmen, airwomen and the civilian workers of NAF, has commiserated with the household of the fallen hero and prays that God grant his soul peaceable repose.

Abubakar additionally urged NAF personnel to stay resolute and proceed to work assiduously, in synergy with sister providers and different safety companies, to rid the North-West of all legal parts.

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