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DAYO ADENEYE PRESENTS N715 MILLION BUDGET FOR 2016

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As part of the effort to improve on its service delivery in disseminating accurate and timely information to the teeming populace, the Ogun State Ministry of Information and Strategy has presented to the House of Assembly a sum of #715,000,000.00 million as its total expenditure for year 2016 fiscal year.
The budget has it recurrent expenditure as #490 million and its capital expenditure as #225 million.
The State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Chief Adedayo Adeneye, in his presentation, said measures have also been put in place to increase the 2015 Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) which was #4,118,000.00 to #17.1 million by 2016.
Adeneye said part of the measures put in place to increase its IGR in 2016 is to commercialize its public address equipment, video services for public and official purposes, and the Ministry’s public enlightenment programmes on both Radio and Television whereby companies and individuals would be motivated to sponsor and advertise on the four programmes produced by the Ministry.
The Commissioner added that the Ministry also intends to have a short message service code on reputable network provider where citizens will log their complaints or information to Government through SMS at lower rate.
“The best way to compliment efforts of Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s rebuilding mission is to ensure increment in the State IGR so as to deliver more dividends of democracy to the citizens of the State. Part of our effort is to provide content for the Ogun State website through collation of activities of MDAs in the State, collection of stipends for the publication of social dairy, adverts and change of name in Ogun Update. Commercialize the Ministry’s public address equipment and video services for public and official purposes, commercialization of the Ministry’s public enlightenment programmes on both Radio and Television whereby companies and individuals would be motivated to sponsor and advertise on the four programmes produced by the department”.
He,however, assured the members of the Committee of developmental strides in the Ministry and other agencies under it by 2016.
Earlier, the General Manager, Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation (OGBC), Engr. Tunde Awolana, presented a total expenditure of #513 million to the House Committee on Information, while his OGTV counterpart, Engr. Dele Bolujoko, also presented #1.381 billion as the 2016 total expenditure while the General Manager, Ogun State Signage and Advertising Agency (OGSAA) presented a total expenditure of #538 million. Also,the General Manager, Ogun State Printing Corporation, Mrs. Oyinkansola Cole, presented a total expenditure of #260,687,000.00 and Bureau of Information Technology, earlier , proposed #185 million as its 2016 total expenditure, but was asked to reduce it to #50 million due to little activities of the Bureau.
Also speaking, the Chairman House Committee on Information, Hon. Oludare Kadiri, commended the Ministry for its efforts at projecting the activities and programmes of the Government, urging the Ministry and other Agencies under it to work harmoniously in order to achieve the set goals and objectives of the Government.

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My son’s death a test from God – Heartbroken Gov. Sule

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Heartbroken Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State on Friday said the death of his son, Hassan, is a test from God.

Hassan, 36, died on Thursday after a brief illness.

He spoke while receiving condolences at the palace of his father, the Sarkin Gudi, Alhaji Sule Bawa, in Akwanga LGA.

Sule said he was the one consoling somebody who lost his nine children and 70 cows the previous day and that today God decided to test him, to see whether he was sincere in consoling that bereaved father.

“This is my time to be tested. I see this as a test from God. I was the person consoling somebody that lost his 9 children and 70 cows yesterday, and today God decided to test me, to see whether I was sincere in consoling that bereaved father,” he said in a report by The Punch.

According to him, his son grew up carrying all his siblings along, saying that it was only God that has the power to take him away.

Sule added that his son was the one taking decisions on their businesses, saying that he was always on hand to advice him on what next to do, as his schedule would not allow him to run any business.

The governor insisted that God took him away to test hi resilience and faith.

“God didn’t seek my advice when he gave Hassan to me and he will not seek my advice when he takes him away,” he said.

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Senate summons Kyari, CEO NNPCL over N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Tompolo

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The Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions has summoned the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mr. Mele Kyari, over a N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.
The pipeline surveillance contract was awarded by the Federal Government to Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a private maritime security firm founded by Government Ekpemupolo, an erstwhile Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) also known as Tompolo.

The Tompolo-owned firm was expected to protect all the oil pipelines criss-crossing nearly all the states in the Niger Delta in collaboration with other major stakeholders in the oil bearing communities in the region.
Specifically, Tompolo is expected to carry out the N4 billion per month contract that covers Delta, Ondo, Imo, Rivers and some parts of Bayelsa State in collaboration with major tribes along the communities that host the oil pipelines.

However the Isoko Ethnic Nationality has petitioned the Senate alleging that their young men were not being carried along in the multi-billion naira project.

The Isoko people under the auspices of Interested Isoko Youth Groups, through a petition sent to the Senate on their behalf by Stanley Okonmah, said they were completely marginalised in the contract award.
The lsoko Ethnic Nationality requested the Senate to probe the award of the contract and prevail on the NNPCL’s management to award a fresh contract to a company owned by an Isoko person.

Specifically, the people urged the Senate to look into the matter and urged the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the Group Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to correct the anomaly.

They want the NNPCL to award the pipeline surveillance contract to a company to be chosen by stakeholders of Isoko nation.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure (PDP – Ondo Central), at a session in Abuja, said the GCEO of the NNPCL was being summoned to the Senate for him to come and assure the Isoko people that the agency would do the needful to avoid economic sabotage by the aggrieved youths of the area.
He said, “The GCEO of the NNPCL is hereby summoned by the Senate Committee on Ethics Privileges and Public Petitions (to appear before this committee) on January 25.

“We want him to come and assure Nigerians that he would do the needful to calm down the youths so that they will not engage in pipeline vandalism.”

Earlier, the leadership of the Isoko youths told the panel that since oil was discovered in their land and pipelines installed there in 1958, till date, no case of vandalism had been recorded in the area.

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Confusion at Lagos Airport as Workers Embark On Strike…… Passengers Stranded!(Photos)

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Several passengers were stranded this morning at the Murtala Mohammed International airport as airport workers began strike starting from midnight.

passengers were spotted all around with airlines having little information on the way forward.

for instance, virgin Atlantic passengers that were due for London trip this morning were helpless as many had to reschedule their flights and many left loitering around

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