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Ekwueme : FRSC Deploys Over 150 Officers For Traffic Control in Anambra

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THE Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Anambra State Command, has announced the deployment of over 150 personnel including special marshals across the State as the people of the State prepare to observe the last respect to their industrious cum political son on Thursday and Friday.
The Corps will also be deployed patrol vehicles, Ambulances, motorbikes, tow trucks along designated routes as part of measures to ensure sanity on the road, during the burial ceremony.
The State Sector Commander, Mr. Sunday Ajayi, who reveal this in interview with journalists in his Office at the command headquarter, along Onitsha Enugu expressway Awka yesterday, said that the burial ceremony of the first Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme has become necessary to ensure safer road use during the period, which will be associated with high volume of vehicular traffic. In addition, the FRSC operatives will be deployed along designated funereal grounds as part of measures to ensure the free flow of traffic, he said.
According to Ajayi, the Corps emergency ambulance response centres located at designated routes across the State will be operational throughout the period.
He said the FRSC will be complemented by relevant stakeholders such as the Nigerian Police, Nigerian Army, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps to ensure the safety of life and property.
“Furthermore, the Sector Commander has directed the removal of obstructions from all routes in the State leading to Oko Town, the venue, where the proper funeral rites of late Icon will be performed while efforts will be geared towards improving traffic control and decongestion.
Ajayi who describe Late Dr Ekwueme as a Man of Integrity, worthy of emulation, warned Motorists to ensure strict compliance with all traffic rules and regulations and proper maintenance of their vehicles while driving on the highways.
He equally enjoined Passengers to monitor their drivers on reckless driving, driving under the influence of alcohol and other road vices.
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THE IRONY OF ASSUMPTION IN THE LIFE OF ENUGU YOUTH AND THE ENTIRE CITIZENS

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THE IRONY OF ASSUMPTION  IN THE LIFE OF ENUGU YOUTH AND THE ENTIRE CITIZENS

THE IRONY OF ASSUMPTION IN THE LIFE OF ENUGU YOUTH AND THE ENTIRE CITIZENS

It is important that we understand that no society thrive in the place of sour and agitative statements geared towards bitterness and endangering the life of our youth especially in Enugu state. The present administration has taken SME to another level in the state and many of our youth are empowered via this sector, urban and rural developments are not left out. Peace has been maintained within all axes across board in the state through dynamic leadership. This should be given more support and accolade so that the state can have more peaceful co-existence. It is also important to draw the attention of the youth on how the current tension and insecurity all over the nation has been brought under control by the pragmatic approach of his Excellency, Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, through peaceful approach to issues. Therefore any youth, organisation or any person trying to lead any protest or match against the government is doing more harm than good to the state, and they must understand that the hoodlums may be waiting to hijack such a purported one million match. The Ohaneze Youth Council in Enugu State thereby call and counter any attempt of such match as security agencies shall be on alert against anyone who want to disturb the state and ignite more tension and sorrow. We therefore call on any one who feels their expectations are not met to embrace logical dialogue and consultation for effective result rather than declaring for one million match. We shall continue to ensure that government at all level embrace good governance in the best ethical practices. OYC Enugu state ably led by Comr. Ifeanyi Ogbodo thereby call on all the youth of Enugu State to embrace peace and peaceful dialogue so as to obtain our desired result.

Long live Ndi-Enugu

Long live Enugu State Government

Long live Ohanaeze Youth Council

#Igwebuike

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Davido’s N250m Orphanage Fund: How to Apply as Portal Opens, Deadline Announced

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Davido’s N250m Orphanage Fund: How to Apply as Portal Opens, Deadline Announced

Few days ago, Nigerian Afro-pop star David Adeleke, aka Davido, announced that the N200 million he got from his friends and fans in an unprecedented social media fundraiser will be donated to orphanages across Nigeria.

He noted that he will add N50 million to the money to be donated to the orphanages, making it N250 million. The registration portal for Davido’s N250m orphanage fund opens on Monday, November 29. Photo credit: @davido Source: Instagram

Davido afterwards announced a five-member committee to oversee the distribution of the donated funds to beneficiaries.

In a statement via his Instagram page, the music star has now announced details on how orphanages can apply for the fund. According to him, only government accredited orphanage homes are qualified for the donation

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Pope Declares Feb. 23 World Fasting, Praying Day

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Pope Francis has invited Roman Catholics, all Christians and members of other religions to observe Feb. 23 as a day of prayer, fasting and initiatives for peace.

Francis while addressing tens of thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square for his weekly blessing,  on Sunday urged everyone to ‘say no’ to violence and conflict.

According to him, the appeal is  because of the “tragic prolonging” of conflicts around the world.

Feb. 23 is a Friday in the first full week of the Christian season of Lent, during which fasting from food and extra acts of charity are encouraged as a sign of penitence.

He said “everyone, in their own consciences, before God, should ask ‘what can I do for peace?’”

“Surely, we can pray but not only: each one of us can say ‘no’ to violence in their own way, because victories obtained through violence are false victories, while working for peace benefits all,” he said.

He specifically invited non-Catholics and non-Christians to join the initiative in any way they saw fit, “but all together”.

Francis said the prayers and fasting should be offered in a particular way for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan.

South Sudan has been hit by a prolonged civil war and humanitarian crisis. The Democratic Republic of Congo has been hit by unrest this month following the shooting of protesting pro-democracy churchgoers opposed to President Joseph Kabila.

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