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Gov Fayemi appoints 35 council chairmen

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Following their victory in the December 4, 2021 election, Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, swore in newly-elected chairman and vice-chairmen in the 16 local government councils and 19 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) across the state on Tuesday.

Governor Fayemi admonished them during the event at Adetiloye Hall in Ado Ekiti to put the security and welfare of the people of Ekiti ahead of their own personal interests and to effectively handle the election year by avoiding crises and violence both inside and beyond their domain.

The Governor, who urged them to produce people-oriented projects and programs that would enhance and have a beneficial influence on the people, urged them to collaborate with appropriate agencies and ministries to participate in his administration’s rural and community development programs and projects.

He advised the incoming council chiefs to design procedures to strengthen their councils’ internal income generation and ensure leakage prevention, as well as to embed responsibility in the revenue generation process and to collaborate with the State Internal Revenue Service to promote transparency.

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In terms of effective administration, the governor advised the new council bosses to familiarize themselves with the Local Government administration laws and local government service commission laws of Ekiti State in order to guide them on the operational activities that are required of them at the council.

He said; “ You should see your election and inauguration as a call to service, public service is noble and those who have undertaken to serve with the passion and selflessness have always ended up being on the right side of history and have succeeded in engraving themselves in the heart of the people.

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“Your coming at this moment is very officious because there are many projects captured in the 2022 budget that are designed to directly impact on rural dwellers and communities, as a government, we are committed to rural and community development which is part of the five pillars of this administration.

“I urged you to work with relevant agencies and ministries to key into government programmes and projects designed to make life better for our people.

“You should be conscious of the prevailing financial situation in the country and the need to boost your internally generating revenue to augment your allocation. One priority that your performance would be measured by apart from basic education, primary health and rural roads is the generation of internal revenues, you must work closely with Ekiti internal Revenue on this.

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“You should place the security and welfare of your people in the fore burner, ensure that your domain is secure at all times and manage the electioneering processes well enough to avert crises in and around your domain. You must hold Security Council meeting regularly and coordinate effectively with the security chiefs in your own LGA or LCDA.

The Chairman Efon Local Government, Engr. Olabode Olatunji, who responded on behalf of the new chairpersons, assured Ekiti people of their readiness to bring about massive development at the grassroots and intensified efforts at improving IGR at the council levels.

He commended Governor Fayemi for restoring sanity and virtues to governance and for creating LCDAs to bring government closer to the people, increase participation and make governance inclusive.

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Earlier in his remarks, the Chairman Local Government and Rural Development, Prof Adio Folayan said the inauguration of the chairpersons would make the newly created 19 Local Development Council officially functional.

He added that the existing local government and LCDAs would domesticate the five pillar agenda of Governor Fayemi and as well take ownership of government programmes geared at improving the lives of people at the grassroots.

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Gas Explosion kills man while he was preparing food (Photos)

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A Gas Explosion has killed a man at Ayimensah in the Greater Accra Region.

This sad incident happened this morning, Tuesday November 29, 2022.

Mr. Daniel, an agent was killed by the gas explosion this morning while preparing his breakfast.

The cylinder exploded and caught him in the fire.

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He was rushed to the hospital after the unfortunate incident but he passed away hours later.

The body has been kept at the morgue for autopsy and preservation.

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Native doctor shoots his client dead while testing bulletproof charm in Enugu

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Operatives of the Enugu State Police Command have arrested a 23-year-old native doctor, Odoh Emmanuel, for accidentally killing his client while testing a bulletproof charm he prepared for him.

Odoh shot the deceased, identified as Onunze Benedict, with a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun in his shrine while testing the potency of the charm he made for him.

According to the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Daniel Ndukwe, who disclosed the incident in a statement released on Tuesday, November 29, the killing occurred in Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of the state.

The statement reads,

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“On 16/11/2022 at about 11.pm, police operatives serving in Isi-Uzo Police Division of the Command, arrested Odoh Emmanuel (male and a native doctor) aged 23, of Umuaram Village in Ikem community of Isi-Uzo LGA, for shooting and murdering his adult male client, one Onunze Benedict, of Eha-Amufu community in the same LGA.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that the suspect confessed to having used a locally-fabricated single-barreled gun to shoot and murder the said victim in his shrine at the mentioned location, while testing the gunshot protection charm he had prepared for him

“The gun has been recovered, while further investigation is ongoing at the Homicide Section of the State CID Enugu.”

The suspect will be charged to court once the police conclude their investigation.

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Ogun: Yahoo-boy kills girlfriend for refusing to remit fraud proceeds

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A 27-year-old suspected internet fraudster, otherwise known as Yahoo boy, Obeta John, has allegedly killed his girlfriend, Idowu Buhari over claims that she refused to remit to him, a proceed of fraud paid into the girl’s account by a victim.

The victim, an HND 1 student of Mass Communication, Gateway Polytechnic Saapade, Ogun State, was reportedly beaten to death by the suspect.

Abimbola Oyeyemi, the Ogun State police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspect, was arrested Tuesday following a distress call received at the Ode-Remo divisional headquarters.

The police were informed that the suspect, a resident at 3, Mojubade Compound, Eredu Ishara, locked his door and started beating the girl, hitting her head against the wall.

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Efforts by neighbours to persuade him to open the door did not succeed, DAILY POST learnt.

Acting on the distress call, Oyeyemi said the DPO of Ode-Remo division, CSP Fasogbon Olayemi, had quickly led his officers to the scene, “where they met the victim in the pool of her blood after forcing the door open.”

The police rushed the victim to the State Hospital, Ishara, where she was pronounced dead by the doctor on duty.

The suspect said to be an indigene of Enugu State, is presently in police custody.

“On interrogation, the suspect informed the police that he is an internet fraudster and that a certain amount of money from one of his clients was paid into the account of his deceased girlfriend which she refused to relinquish to him,” Oyeyemi explained.

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He quoted the suspect as saying that the fight over the said money had eventually led to the death of the girl.

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Meanwhile, the State Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the State CIID for further investigation and prosecution by the homicide team.

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