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NEWS?Flooding menace: TUC blames govt as Buhari okays food for vulnerable Nigerians

But for failure of government at all levels to put in place best control measures, the impact of the torrential rains that claimed hundreds of lives, farms, roads and properties worth billions of naira would not have been this devastating.

The above is the submission of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), which accused administrations at the three tiers of government of prioritising politics at the expense of governance.

The Labour centre said were warnings of floods by Meteorological Agency (NiMET), Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) elicited emergency responses, Nigerians would have mitigated the prevailing anguish.

The organisation, in a statement, yesterday, by its President, Festus Osifo, said the blame game by the Federal Government, stating that state governments allegedly ignored ministerial advisories is unhelpful at this time.

According to TUC, what the country needs is a synergy among the tiers of government to rescue the displaced by immediately providing relief materials and planning for post-flood diseases.

Noting that a country suffers in many ways when it fails to elect leaders driven by development, the union advised the government to dredge the River Niger to warehouse waters from Cameroun and Niger Republics.

While sympathising with the victims, TUC appealed to Corporate Nigeria to support the affected Nigerians. It urged the Federal Government to ensure that the release of waters from Kiri, Kainji, Jebba and Shiroro dams does not worsen the situation.

The Labour body equally appealed for a systematic flood prevention and control system to check a seasonal reoccurrence. TUC noted: “Dredging gives you so much tonnage of white sharp sand for construction and export.”

If that is done, it means we won’t insipidly and haplessly be begging our poor neighbours not to release their dams. When you dredge, there will automatically be a reasonable depth for river transportation and multiple wharfs in Lokoja and Onitsha.

“Apart from taking climate change seriously and working on meeting minimum international requirements to tackle it, government also needs to engage our neighbors on how flooding can be controlled.”

IN a related development, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved release of 12,000 metric tonnes of assorted food commodities from the National Strategic Reserve to the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) for distribution to the vulnerable Nigerians across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

NEMA Director-General, Mustapha Habib Ahmed, who made the disclosure at an event to mark the 2022 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction in Abuja, added that the agency had begun delivering relief materials to flood victims nationwide. He pledged that the succour would reach all victims by this weekend at the most, as logistic challenges are being addressed.

On the fresh approval, Ahmed said NEMA had commenced transporting the items and would hand them over to the state governments for onward distribution to the affected Nigerians.

In her remarks, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, said concerted efforts must be made to address flooding.

Represented by a director in the ministry, Alhaji Ali Grema, the minister observed: “As a matter of fact, the scale of devastation can only be compared to the 2012 floods. More than 500 lives have been lost, more than 1.4 million persons affected, about 90,000 homes either partially or completely destroyed and still counting.”

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News Update?Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal Sitting Begins October 26

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Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal will on October 26 begin a full hearing of the petition filed by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the declaration of Senator Ademola Adeleke as governor-elect.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the tribunal made this pronouncement after concluding the pre-hearing session on Thursday.

The tribunal was asked to dismiss the applications of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), seeking the discontinuation of the petition brought to it by Governor Oyetola.

Counsel for Oyetola and the APC, Lasun Sanusi, SAN, at the sitting of the tribunal argued that Adeleke’s, PDP’s and INEC’s reliance on a Federal Court High judgment was nothing but an abuse of court process.

Sanusi argued this while replying to separate applications of the trio, seeking the dismissal of the petition based on the already appealed Federal High Court judgment disqualifying Oyetola from contesting the election.

Citing Supreme Court decisions in the case of Jegede Vs INEC, 2021, 14NWLR, Pt 1797, page 409, the counsel said the court had ruled that the signatories to the letter conveying the nomination of a candidate were not the nominators; rather, the nomination was done by party members at the congress, hence, the judgment could not stand.

Meanwhile, the counsel for INEC, Prof. Paul Ananaba, SAN; counsel for Adeleke, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN and counsel for the PDP, Dr. Alex Izinyon, SAN, agreed that any decision the tribunal would take on the matter would have to wait until the Appeal Court and the Supreme Court decided on it.

They noted that they just decided to argue the applications to have it on record, a position which the tribunal agreed with and put on record.

Also, in other applications totalling nine by the three respondents, they asked the tribunal to strike out some paragraphs of the petition on the grounds that they were either lumped together or not related to the 2022 election.

In response to each of the applications, Sanusi said all the cases cited by the respondents were misconceived, adding that they were not applicable in the instance case.

He cited the case of INEC Vs Otti, 2016, 8NWLR, where the Supreme Court hinted that INEC was supposed to be neutral, arguing that all the processes filed before the panel have not portrayed the commission’s neutrality.

Sanusi further argued that the applications filed by the respondents were only meant to prevent the tribunal from focusing on hearing the petition on merit, asking the panel to dismiss the applications.

Subsequently, counsel for all parties in the matter agreed to begin the full hearing starting with the calling of witnesses on October 26.

In his ruling, the tribunal declared the pre-hearing session concluded and announced that the pre-hearing conference report would be presented on October 17.

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NEWS UPDATE?Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

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Nigeria Air Force who died in the crashed NAF Alpha-jet that crashed in Borno state laid to rest (photos)

The remains of Flight Lieutenant Chapele Ebiakpo, one of the pilots of the NAF Alpha-Jet aircraft that crashed in Maiduguri, Borno state on March 31, 2021, have been laid to rest.

 

It will be recalled that the Nigerian Air Force fighter jet was declared missing on 31 March 2021 after losing radar contact. The crash site was later discovered and the bodies of the two pilots onboard the ill-fated jet were recovered. The pilots were on the battlefield fight Boko Haram members when the jet crashed.

 

On Thursday, October 13, friends and family members of the Late Ebiakpo gathered together at the National Military cemetery to bid him farewell. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

 

See more photos from the funeral below…

 

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Phyna Bbnaija; Biography, Net Worth, Date Of Birth, Age, State Of Origin & Career – Lifestyle Nigeria


Real Name: Ijeoma Josephina

Stage Name: Phyna Bbnaija

Date Of Birth: 1997

 

Age: 25 years old

Profession: Actress

Nationality: Nigerian

State Of Origin: Edo State

Net Worth: $15K dollars

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Phyna is currently 25 years old and she was born in the Nigerian state of Edo. Ijeoma Josephina is the correct spelling of her given name. She recounted herself as being the one who bring the ginger and the vibes to Biggie’s residence.

 

READ ALSO: BBNaija S7: Tega Makes U-turn About Phyna&#8217;s Loud Behaviour, Issues PSA

 

Phyna Bbnaija Date Of Birth

Phyna Bbnaija was born in the year 1997 in the Nigerian state of Edo. As of the time that this article about Phyna’s BBnaija biography and net worth was written, she had not yet reached her 25th birthday.

What is the net worth of Phyna Bbnaija?

At the time of writing, phyna bbnaija’s net worth was calculated at $15,000.

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