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PDP govs mourn Adefuye

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Governor elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have described the death of Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Amb. Adebowale Adefuye as a rude shock which has left a vacuum in the nation’s diplomatic corps.

The Governors under the aegis, PDP Governors’  Forum, also expressed their condolences to the Federal Government and family of Amb. Adebowale Adefuye, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States.

A statement by  Chairman of the Forum, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, on Friday in Abuja, read, “The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors Forum, has expressed its condolences to the Federal Government and family of Amb. Adebowale Adefuye, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States.
” Adefuye, reportedly died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC.

” The death of Adefuye was a rude shock and has left a huge vacuum in the country’s diplomatic corps.

The statement which was signed by Earl Osaro Onaiwu, Coordinator of the PDP Governors Forum, said the forum was saddened by the demise of the veteran diplomat, while describing him as a consummate envoy whose patriotism and commitment to Nigeria’s global image was never in doubt.

He said, “The PDP Governors Forum condoles with President Muhammadu Buhari, the family of the late Ambassador Adebowale Adefuye as well as the people of Ogun State over the loss, while praying God to grant the departed eternal rest.”

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War: China, India, Tajikistan, others to send troops to Russia

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China’s People’s Liberation Army will send troops to Russia to participate in the “East-2022” drills.

The East-2022 is also called the Vostok-2022 and this was disclosed by the Chinese Ministry of Defense on Wednesday, according to CNN.

“China’s participation in the exercise is aimed at deepening practical and friendly cooperation with the armies of the participating countries,” the ministry added.

It further explained that the Asian giants’ participation would enhance the level of strategic cooperation among countries involved.

The exercise would further strengthen the ability to respond to various security threats, according to the defense ministry.

It, however, added that the exercise is unrelated to the current international and regional situation.

Other nations to join in the exercise are India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries.

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Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of three additional orthopedic hospitals.

Health Minister, Osagie Ehanire, made the announcement on Wednesday at the inauguration of the Primary Health Care(PHC) Leadership Challenge at the State House.

The event was organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) in collaboration with development partners.

Ehanire disclosed that the President approved siting of the orthopedic hospital in three regions.

“North-East has one; the North-Central has one and the South-South has one; in Benin, Jos and Jalingo respectively”, NAN quoted him saying.

Finance Minister, Zainab Ahmed said N471.9 billion had been disbursed to states under the $1.5billion World Bank-Assisted States Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainability (SFTAS) Programme.

She added that all the 36 states had fully domesticated the fiscal reforms in their public financial management system.

Buhari approves three orthopedic hospitals in Edo, Plateau, Taraba

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BREAKING: Electricity workers call off strike

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National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has called off its nationwide strike.

The decision followed an emergency meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige on Wednesday.

The minister’s spokesman Olajide Oshundun, announced that Ngige intervened in the industrial action.

NUEE Secretary General, Joe Ajaero, assured that electricity would be restored across the country tonight.

The workers shut down all Transmission Companies of Nigeria (TCN) offices earlier today.

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