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Delta PDP Stalwart Blows Hot Over FG’s Adamant Nature On Ports In South-south

A Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP), Chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has taken a swipe at the same time as he faulted the Federal Authorities for neglecting Ports positioned within the South-South area of Nigeria, describing it as “conspiracy”.

Onuesoke who made the statement whereas addressing Maritime Journalists throughout his go to to Tin-Can Island Ports, Apapa-Lagos, on Thursday, said that regardless of the heavy congestion in each Apapa Wharf and Tin-Can Island ports which had resulted in misplaced of income working into tens of millions of Naira yearly, the Federal Authorities remains to be adamant in creating different Ports within the South-South area of the nation.

He alleged that the beneath utilization of Koko, Sapele, Oghara, Burutu, Calabar, Ogulagha, Port Harcourt, Onne and different ports positioned within the South-south area of the nation by succeeding governments on the Federal degree is a conspiracy to frustrate these within the South-south to develop economically.

“They are doing it purposely to ensure that revenue derivable from seaports is restricted to Lagos state alone whereas, other states where we have seaports remain underutilized. That is the conspiracy at .. It is a conspiracy and it is in vicious circle from government to another. No succeeding government had ever deemed it fit to develop those ports. They know the socio-economic impact a functional port will make and so they want it concentrated only in the West,” Onuesoke who was a former governorship aspirant argued.

He queried why the Federal Authorities wish to develop Epe and Badagry ports, spend cash to create inland ports within the north when Koko, Sapele, Oghara, Burutu, Calabar, Ogulagha, Port Harcourt and Onne ports amongst others within the South-south area which might be already out there naturally are underutilized,

“The action is waste of Tax payers’ fund. Development of Epe and Badagry ports will increase the congestion in Lagos which had already been over crowded. Why did the Federal Government not spend the money it wants to use to develop both Epe and Badagry ports in some of the ports in the South-south region? This will give room to equitable spread of wealth, development and create job opportunities for those in the South-south,” Onuesoke said.

He defined that if the South-south ports have been developed, it might elevated enterprise actions and elevated era of income therefore ships which might be diverted to different West-African nations’ ports due to congestions in Lagos ports would berth in Nigeria.

“It will equally relieve Lagos ports of congestion and delay in cargoes clearance. Everybody in Nigeria will be happy for it mostly Lagos. Those in Lagos mostly in Apapa, Olodi, Ajegunle,Ijora cannot move freely nowadays because of the traffic gridlock caused by congested Lagos ports”, he noticed.

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APC Jubilates As Court Sacks Imo PDP House Of Reps Member — Lifestyle News

The National Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Owerri, Imo State has sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, a member of the House of Representatives, Lifestyle News reports

Onwubuariri, is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, and represented Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe federal constituency of Imo State.

In her judgment
which lasted for about two hours, chairman of the Panel, R. Harriman,
ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to conduct a fresh
poll in the federal constituency within 90 days from the date of the
judgment.

According to the Jurist, the petitioner, Princess
Miriam Onuoha, of the All Progressives Congress, was able to prove her
petition beyond reasonable doubt.

The jurist said that INEC and
the first respondent were unable to defend the allegations of
over-voting, mutilation of figures, and the reduction of the
petitioner’s votes preferred against them by the petitioner.

The
panel, which ordered a fresh poll in the federal constituency,
instructed that the first respondent’s certificate of return should be
withdrawn immediately.

Harriman said the declaration of the
lawmaker who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, was done in
utter disregard of the Electoral Act, as amended.

The
petitioner’s aide, Israel Onyema, told newsmen after the judgment that
his principal would have been happier if the tribunal had declared the
APC candidate the winner of the February 21 poll.

Onyema contended that his principal won the election in the three local government areas that make up the federal constituency.

An aide to the sacked lawmaker said his principal would appeal the judgment.

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Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men were injured in a head-on collision between their bicycles in East London, South Africa on Wednesday.

 

The Eastern Cape Department of Transport, said the accident occurred because both men refused to give each other way in a narrow paving.

 

“In a rare bicycle to bicycle head on Collision, two men sustained injuries when they somehow failed to give each other way in a narrow paving, they ended up colliding head-on. The accident occurred on the N2 near East London earlier today. Both men escaped with minor injuries, sore bodies and bruised egos.”

 

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

Two men escape with injuries in a bizzare head-on bicycle collision after they refused to give each other way in a narrow paving

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Eggs do not swim to the sperm

Efia Odo in a tweet addressed to ladies advised against chasing men, a claim she backed with the human fertilization process. 

 

The Ghanaian actress and media personality said eggs don’t swim to the sperm but it’s the other way. Efia tweeted; 

 

Eggs do not swim to the sperm - Efia Odo tells ladies not to chase men

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