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Oyo revokes 22 contracts from contractors over inability to meet deadline

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Oyo state government on Thursday said that it has commenced the revocation of about twenty-two contracts from 22 contractors handling some projects in the state.

The government noted that it will not hesitate to revoke more projects.

The state government maintained that the revocation became necessary due to failure of the contractors to meet expected deadlines.

According to the government, some contractors handling some projects on renovation and construction projects, under 2012-2018 UBEC/SUBEB Intervention Project have failed to deliver.

Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran who addressed the contractors on Thursday, noted that the contracts would be terminated following a breach of contract terms.

Adeniran who spoke on behalf of the state government, noted that many of the contracts, including those awarded by the previous administration had been dragging since 2018.

Adeniran, added that this is in contravention of the time frame of the contractual agreement which stipulated two (2) weeks for completion of borehole and maximum of 24 weeks for completion of Model schools.

He said the board would not hesitate to apply appropriate sanctions against these defaulting contractors, who have failed to meet project specifications in the execution of UBEC/SUBEB jobs in the State.

He also threatened to revoke more projects should the contractors failed to deliver as expected.

Adeniran said, “The message here is clear, the job has taken too long, your failure to deliver on the agreed dates is affecting the wellbeing of our children, we will reverse the contract”, he said.

“We have issued several warnings, this is about the third time.

“We need to revoke the contract and give those that will do the job.

“The guideline is clear and we are not going to compromised.”

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Insecurity: Anglican Bishop identifies major cause of kidnapping, banditry

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Rt. Rev. Christian Onyia, Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Nike in Enugu State has proffered major solutions to kidnapping and banditry in Nigeria.

Onyia said Nigeria had witnessed an increase in kidnapping and banditry due to inequity, injustice, poverty, lack of education and lack of employment opportunities.

He said the issues of kidnapping and banditry would be a thing of the past if the issues identified were dealt with.

The cleric spoke on Saturday while reading his Bishop Charge at the Third Session of the Fifth Synod of the Diocese held at St. Peters Anglican Church, Thinkers Corner, Enugu.

According to Onyia: “Inequity, injustice, poverty, lack of education and lack of opportunities for employment are major drivers of insecurity in the country.

“If these problems are addressed, the recruitment of young people by groups of bandits will be limited.”

Onyia said the continuous activities of kidnappers and bandits were portraying Nigeria as unsafe.

He stressed that the with the current level of kidnapping and banditry, it “seems the Federal and state governments are not doing enough to tackle them”.

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Austin Agada emerges APC chairman in Benue

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Austin Agada has emerged chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Benue State.

He emerged winner on Saturday during the elective congress of the party held in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.

Agada, a native of Owukpa, in Ogbadibo LGA, polled 1,000 votes to clinch the position ahead of his rival, Barr. Omale Omale, from Apa, who garnered 27 votes.
There were five invalid votes.

Reacting to his victory, Agada urged those who contested for the seat to join hands with him to move the party forward.

He thanked the leadership of the party for the trust and confidence reposed in him.

He declared that “it is time to work.”

His words, “This is indeed a victory for all. Elections are over and it is time to work.

“I enjoin those who contested and lost to join hands with me so we can build a formidable party ahead of 2023 elections.

“I thank the leadership of our great party across the 23 LGAs for the massive support. I won’t let them down.”

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Medical trip: What my Aso Rock sources told me about Buhari – Reno Omokri

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Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has claimed that some sources within Aso Rock revealed to him that President Muhammadu Buhari is set to embark on another medical trip to London, United Kingdom.

The socio-political activist who made the claim via a post on his verified Facebook page on Saturday night, warned the President to shelve the plan, stressing that he (Buhari) will be harassed as usual.

DAILY POST recalls that the former media aide to Nigerian ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan had during Buhari’s recent medical trip to London, stormed the Abuja House with other activists to harass the President back to Nigeria.

Omokri had constantly argued that President Buhari’s inability to fix public health facilities was responsible for his incessant trip to London for medical attention.

In the Facebook post, Omokri vowed that if the President peradventure fails to heed to his warning, there would be mega protest in London.

… reads, “I understand from my sources within Aso Rock that General Buhari is planning another London health vacation.

“My counsel to him is that he should perish the thought.

“The last time he tried it, we surrounded his premises during Harass Buhari Out of London. I only made a judgment call to temporarily suspend the action because of Ramadan and my respect for the Muslim Ummah.

“However, if he tries it this time around, we will give him the mother of all Harass Buhari out of London rally. If you want healthcare, build hospitals for yourself and Nigerians.

“No Faniwater old, decrepit, overused Nokia 3310 that anybody with small change can insert his SIM card in can distract me”.

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