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FEC okays N3.5bn for lightening of airports, security screening systems

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a total sum of N3,523,592,079.60 for the procurement of security screening systems and the lighting of some airports in the country.

 

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Briefing newsmen after the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, his spokesman, Laolu Akande, who stood in for the Minister of Aviation, said the Council approved “the supply and installation of two sets of complete high-capacity passenger security screening systems for the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at the sum of N1,193,630,980.

 

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There was also an approval for the aviation minister for the supply and installation of airfield ground lightning materials for Lagos and Abuja as well as the Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport, Kano, at the sum of N2,329,961,099.60.

 

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Join me in praying for his safe return

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Join me in praying for his safe return - Actor Uche Odoputa reveals his father has been kidnapped for over two weeks

Nollywood actor, Uche Odoputa, has raised an alarm over the kidnap of his father, Kenneth Odoputa, over two weeks ago.

 

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In a post shared on Instagram, Uche appealed to his friends to pray for the safe rescue of his dad who he said has been in the kidnapper’s den for two weeks and counting.

 

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In his post, the distraught actor wrote ;

“Friends please join me in praying for my father’s safe return from the hands of kidnappers that took him over two weeks now. Mr. Kenneth Odoputa”

Join me in praying for his safe return - Actor Uche Odoputa reveals his father has been kidnapped for over two weeks

 

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2023: ‘I’m focused on AfDB’, Adesina rejects calls to run for president

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THE President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has rejected the calls from some Nigerians urging him to run for President in 2023.

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Some groups had reportedly purchased and submitted the presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on behalf of Adesina.

But in a statement issued on Tuesday, the AfDB boss said he is “focused on the mission of supporting the accelerated development and economic integration of Africa”.

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”I have been extremely humbled by several calls from Nigerians at home and abroad that I should consider running for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am very touched by all who have gone to great extent, with such huge sacrifices, of their own volition, to consider me worthy to be proposed for potential consideration,” he said.

”The coalition groups of youth, women, farmers, physically challenged and well-meaning Nigerians that have done this have expressed their genuine free will, political right, freedom of expression and association for my consideration, with the interest of Nigeria at heart. While I am deeply honored, humbled and grateful for all the incredible goodwill, kindness, and confidence, my current responsibilities at this time do not allow me to accept to be considered.

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”I remain fully engaged and committed to the mission that Nigeria, Africa and all the non-African shareholders of the African Development Bank have given me for Africa’s development. I remain fully focused on the mission of supporting the accelerated development and economic integration of Africa. May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

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Many feared dead as explosion rocks Sabon Gari in Kano (video)

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Many feared dead as explosion rocks Sabon Gari in Kano (video)

Several people are feared killed with others injured in a huge explosion in the Sabon Gari area of Kano State. 

 

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Details of the incident are still sketchy at the time of filing this report but it was gathered that the explosion occurred at about 9am, near a primary school along Court Road by Aba Road, with many children affected .

 

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It was not clear whether it was a case of a bomb blast or as a result of a  gas explosion. 

 

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Meanwhile the police anti bomb unit and several security units have moved  to scene of the incident. 

 

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