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Niger sugar property to supply 10,000mt/pa, make use of 10,000

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By Jimoh Babatunde

THE Chairman, Flour Mills of Nigeria, Mr. John Coumantaros, has mentioned the N50 billion Golden Sugar Property inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in Sunti, Mokwa Native Authorities Space of Niger State will produce about 100,000 metric tons of sugar yearly.

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In keeping with him, the corporate will as effectively give direct employment to 10,000 individuals along with community of three,000 small scale industries.

Coumantaros mentioned: “The administration of the corporate has put in the newest expertise in cane milling and processing with an expandable capability of 4,500 tons per day. Out of the 17,000 hectares of plantation, 3,000 have been cultivated and prepared for harvesting.”

He additionally recommended Niger State authorities, Central Financial institution of Nigeria, CBN, and the host neighborhood for creating an enabling atmosphere for the corporate to function.

Additionally talking on the inauguration, Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State mentioned the corporate will create jobs and increase the economic system of the state and the nation normally.

In keeping with him, “the state authorities has put aside 2,000 hectares of land for mechanised farming in Tegina, Kuta, Nasko and Bida below its agricultural improvement scheme to spice up meals manufacturing.”

“The undertaking might be upgraded to coach youths in trendy farming, beside the resuscitation of irrigation schemes and rehabilitation of 15 agricultural gear centres throughout the state.”

The governor famous that the state authorities was additionally supporting farmers to spice up agriculture manufacturing by guaranteeing well timed provide of fertilizer and farm implements amongst different inputs.

He appealed to the Federal Authorities to make sure completion of Minna-Suleja Highway, Tegina-Kontagora-Rijau and Mokwa-Jebba to make the state engaging to extra buyers.

 




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APC Calls For Omo-Agege’s Prosecution Over Mace snatching

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned in totality, Wednesday’s attack on the Senate and the snatching on the Mace of the senate.

This is even as it has called on all security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

In a statemnet issued by Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, the party said that the attack ammounted to an attack on the nation’s democracy.

“The attention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been drawn to the invasion of the Nigerian Senate by suspected thugs who disrupted Wednesday’s plenary and made away with the mace.

“The APC hereby condemns this action and views it as an attack on our democracy and a desecration of the hallowed institution of the National Assembly.

“We therefore call on security agencies to take all necessary actions to recover the stolen mace and ensure that the perpetrators and their sponsors are brought to justice.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Police has arrested Senator Ovie Omo Agege for leading the hoodlums into the Senate chamber during plenary to snatch the Mace which is the symbol of authority of the upper legislative chamber.

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Mace Theft: Police Arrest Senator Omo-Agege

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The lawmaker was suspended by the Senate for 90 days last week. He, however, attended the plenary today.

The Senate had accused him of leading the armed men who stormed the chamber and snatched the mace while plenary was on.

After the plenary, policemen ushered Omo-Agege from the door of the chamber into a waiting pickup van.

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Thugs Disrupt Senate Plenary, Steals Mace

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The Senate plenary was today disrupted after suspected thugs invaded the chamber and made away with the mace.

The incident happened few seconds after a suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege entered the chamber.

About 10 suspected thugs who came to the venue with the senator forced their entrance into the chamber.

Seconds later, the thugs ran out of the chamber with the mace causing pandemonium in the Senate.

They left the National Assembly with the mace in a black SUV.

The mace is the symbol of authority of the parliament.

One of the security personnel at the entrance of the National Assembly said the thugs told him and other officers they were with the senator.

“We tried to stop them but they told us they were with him (Omo-Agege),” he said.

The Senate has accused a lawmaker, Ovie Omo-Agege, of leading hoodlums to seize the mace, which serves as the chamber’s symbol of authority.

In a statement after the incident on Wednesday, Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi, said the incident is an act of treason.

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