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Change of Mentality is Key to Our NPFL Promotion say Hon. Umar Emmanuel

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Change of Mentality is Key to Our NPFL Promotion say Hon. Umar Emmanuel

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Niger State Commissioner of Youth and Sport Hon. Umar Emmanuel Bagna has described the victory of Niger Tornadoes and qualification of the team to the Nigeria Professional Football League as a victory that will rebirth new thing to the state.

Speaking on Nigeria Customs Broadcasting Network Naija Football show Oluwabusayo Olowookere the dynamic and eloquent commissioner Umar he declared that the feat achieved by Niger Tornadoes goes a long way look from where he met the team when he assumed office.

“It means a rebirth of coming back on track and when I became the commissioner of youth and sports, we were relegated then so I have to assign my team to make sure that we rejig the system from the commitment of players and the management of the team because Niger Tornadoes is a darling club of all Nigerlites”.

Hon. Umar who admitted that the popular home ground of Niger Tornadoes will be seriously worked upon so as to make it conducive for quality sporting event.

“The stadium is in a very terrible state due to the neglect by the past government because there are three things that happen in sports, 1. The athletes, the Facilities and the Management. We have got it right from the management, the commitment of the athletes so we the facilities must be in good shape and I am speaking to you now my team are already working out modalities to make sure the facilities are far better that and be able to compete next season”.

He therefore maintains that despite that happening around economic situation of the country and the death of the Emir of Kantogora, he trusts the Working Governor of the state to reward the success of the team. “Well in as much that we are in a mourning moment due to the fact that we just lost Our Emir of Kantagora, my governor His Excellency Abubakar Sani Bello is so excited about the victory and when I broke the news to him, he is was an athlete and a performance so you can be rest assured that he will do the needful”.

Niger Tornadoes Fc, Shooting Stars, Remo Stars and Gombe United all got promotion back to Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) next football season.

 

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Rivers State Govt. Approves N5bn for Development of Medical Facilities

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Rivers State Govt. Approves N5bn for Development of Medical Facilities

The Executive Council of the Rivers State Government on Wednesday approved over N5 Billion Naira required for the revamping of the Prof. Kersley Harrison Hospital and the Dental and Maslofacial Hospital located in Port Harcourt.

Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Commissioner for Health, Princewill Chike said, the approved sum will be spent on renovation, rehabilitation and installation of medical equipment at the health facilities.

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The Commissioner said the work at the Prof. Kersley Harrison hospital is expected to last for a period of thirteen months and when completed, it will be an affiliate of the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital, to add to the training of medical doctors and medical personnel.

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Chike also speaking about the approval given for the revamp of the Dental and Maslofacial Hospital, said when completed it will also be affiliated to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital for the training of medical personnel.

The Health Commissioner who equally lamented that the figures Covid-19 cases in the state has continued to grow, called on residents to avoid crowdy area, wash their hands regularly and also wear their facemasks.

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Akwa Ibom Governor Signs the Anti-Grazing Bill into Law

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Akwa Ibom Governor Signs the Anti-Grazing Bill into Law

Akwa lbom State governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has signed into Law a bill to prohibit open rearing and grazing of livestock and provide for the establishment of ranches in the state.

The Speaker, Aniekan Bassey, with the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Uko Udom (SAN), presented the bill for signing on Wednesday at the State Executive Chambers, in the Governor’s Office, Uyo.

The governor, after signing the bill into law, stated that the new law was no respecter of persons irrespective of status or calibre.

He instructed relevant authorities of government to ensure that, the bill is implemented and enforced to the letter with strict compliance, stressing that, culprits must be brought to book accordingly.

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The new law will promote modern techniques in animal husbandry, prevent the destruction of farms by wandering cattle while reducing clashes and killings between herders and farmers in the state.

It will also promote international best practices in livestock administration, regulation and control in the state, among other things.

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Doctors Strike: Court Fixes Sept 17 For Ruling, As Parties Agree to Negotiation

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Court Fixes Sept 17 For Ruling, As Parties Agree to Negotiation

The National Industrial Court has fixed September 17th to rule on the application of jurisdiction and contempt of court, filed by both the Federal Government and the Association of Nigerian Resident Doctors.

At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, counsel to the striking resident doctors, Femi Falana (SAN), told the court that he had an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the case.

The counsel to the Federal Government, Tochukwu Maduka (SAN), however, pointed out that the issue of contempt of the court, by the resident doctors, should be heard first, before that of the jurisdiction.

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He added that there was an order by the court that the resident doctors and the Federal Government should suspend all hostilities and maintain the status quo, but the doctors did not obey the court order.

According to him, the strike action, embarked upon on August 2 by the resident doctors has wreaked untold suffering on the citizenry, amounting to numerous deaths of persons.

After listening to the submission of both parties, Justice Bashar Alkali fixed September 17 to rule.

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