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Senators Donate Bags of Rice to Workers in Kogi State.

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Senators in Nigeria have donated bags of rice and other items to workers in Kogi State.

Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West Senatorial District, made this known yesterday at a press briefing.

Melaye said he pushed for the donation of relief materials to Kogi workers in order to cushion the effects of unpaid salaries.

The Civil Service in Kogi has been crippled by strikes from its members who took to industrial action as many have not been paid for several months.

Senator Melaye said, “Today, I drew the attention of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the plight of civil servants in my native Kogi State following the recent disturbing reports of deaths by suicide and inability to pay medical bills by some workers.

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“I’m happy to report to you that my colleagues in the Senate have immediately responded by donating bags of rice and other essential items to the workers in order to cushion the biting effects of non-payment of their salaries by the Kogi State Government.”

“The donation, which amounted to 1,280 bags of rice as of today (Wednesday), and others that will follow later, will be handed over to the Kogi State Chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress for onward distribution to the most vulnerable workers who need immediate assistance.”

Whilst the response was good from the Members of the Senate, many though are not pleased about the situation and their reaction.

Donating relief materials is good some say, but there needs to be an explanation why salaries had not been paid, despite Federal Government’s intervention.

“Really ? You are satisfied with “something” ??? That’s what’s killing Nigeria today ! The unpaid workers have a right to their salary ! They worked for it ! Woe betides every one in government plus the senators who are insulting them with bags of rice …. How about school fees? Medical bills? Will bag of rice pay for it? Nigeria !!! I weep for you!”

This was a comment on a social media page by an anonymous contributor.

Senator Dino Melaye gave a detailed list of Members of Senate who had donated:

Senator Atai Aidoko (PDP, Kogi-East) donated 70 bags, while senators Danjuma Goje (APC, Gombe-Central); Peter Nwaoboshi (PDP, Delta-North); Ibrahim Gobir (APC, Sokoto-East); and Buruji Kashamu (PDP, Ogun-East) donated 50 bags each.

Senator Isah Shuaib Lau (APC, Taraba-North) donated 40 bags of rice, while senators Ahmad Lawan (APC, Yobe-North); Ahmed Ogembe (PDP, Kogi-Central); Usman Nafada (APC, Gombe-North);  Rafiu Ibrahim (APC, Kwara-South); and Stella Oduah (PDP, Anambra-North) gave 30 bags each, with Philip Aduda (PDP, FCT) adding 10 bags of fertiliser.

Those who donated 20 bags include senators Tayo Alasoadura (APC, Ondo-Central); Umaru Kurfi (APC, Katsina-Central); Tijani Kaura (APC, Zamfara-North); Sam Anyanwu (PDP, Imo-East); Rose Oko (PDP, Cross River-North); Obinna Ogba (PDP, Ebonyi-Central); Bala Ibn N’Allah, (APC, Kebbi-South); Jeremiah Useni (PDP, Plateau-South); Baba Kaka Garbai (APC, Borno-Central); Ali Wakili (APC, Bauchi-South); Sha’aba Lafiagi (APC, Kwara-North); Francis Alimikhena (APC, Edo-North); Abdullahi Gumel (APC, Jigawa North-West); and Mathew Urhoghide (PDP, Edo-South).

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India Unveils World’s Tallest Statue, “Statue Of Unity”

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India unveils the world’s tallest statue named the “Statue of Unity.”

The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was one of the country’s independence leaders has been unveiled. The “Statue of Unity,” located in India is 182 meters tall, making it the tallest statue in the world. The Indian president, Narendra Modi officially unveils the statue at an event attended by more than 5,000 police officers.

The president describes the statue as ‘an answer to all those who question the existence of India,’ saying that “the height of the statue is to remind the youth that the future of the country will be as huge as this.”

According to reports, the bronze-clad statue cost $430 million to build. The statue also houses a memorial garden and a museum at its base.

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Kanye West Is Taking A Break From Politics

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American rapper Kanye West is now breaking from political talk, saying he was used as a pawn and that his “eyes are now wide open.”

The rapper who once referred to the President of the United States as his brother takes to his Twitter page with a series of tweets declaring that his eyes are now wide open. On Tuesday, 30th October, Kanye West wrote a series of tweets breaking himself from President Trump’s beliefs.

He writes:

“My eyes are now wide open and now realize I’ve been used to spread messages I don’t believe in,” he wrote. “I am distancing myself from politics and completely focusing on being creative !!!”

Kanye who had earlier said Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat made him feel like a superhero, also declaring “I love this guy” has said he is done being a messenger of beliefs that doesn’t appeal to him personally.

He also writes:

“I support creating jobs and opportunities for people who need them the most, I support prison reform, I support common-sense gun laws that will make our world safer.

“I support those who risk their lives to serve and protect us and I support holding people who misuse their power accountable. I believe in love and compassion for people seeking asylum and parents who are fighting to protect their children from violence and war.

“I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and community for supporting my ACTUAL beliefs and my vision for a better world.

“I introduced Candace to the person who made the logo and they didn’t want their name on it so she used mine. I never wanted any association with Blexit. I have nothing to do with it.”

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Abuja Violence: Wuse 2 Witness Senseless Killings

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Abuja suddenly becomes unsafe as senseless killings are becoming the order of the day.

Gunshots are reportedly been fired in the Federal Capital territory again. This time, Wuse 2, also in Abuja is the location as members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) clash with authorities. The shots are not being fired by the Nigerian Army this time around; the security agency behind the fired shots is the Nigeria Police Force.

Members of the Islamic Movement classified as the Shiites were fired at Zuba and on Monday, shots were fired at these same sects at Nyanya – by the Nigerian Army after claims that the movement aimed at stealing ammunitions and attacked the soldiers. Even though, the public claim that the movement was unarmed peaceful protesters.

Social media users, once again share videos from the scene of the shootings in Wuse 2 warning people to stay off the area.

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