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Edo Signs Law To Regulate Sports Betting

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The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has signed a new law to regulate lottery, online sports betting and gaming in the state, with a view to restoring sanity and rid the sector of fraudulent actors.

The law, known as the Edo State Gaming Law 2020, was passed by the Edo State House of Assembly and consented to by Governor Obaseki.

The FidelinfoNews gathered that this was contained In a statement on Monday, Chairman, Edo State Internal Revenue Service, Igbinidu Inneh, said the Gaming Law, which repealed the Bendel State Lotteries Edict 1990, empowers the EIRS to regulate activities and conduct of stakeholders in the gaming industry, to the extent of granting licenses to gaming operators and agents, as well as make regulations.

Inneh said: “The new law will bring value to the gaming industry, restore sanity, rid off illegal and fraudulent gaming operators and ultimately improve the standard of gaming activities in Edo State.

“It would be achieved through issuance of licenses to approved gaming operators and agents upon meeting certain requirements, effective monitoring and enforcement, as well as sanctions of erring operators where necessary.”

Inneh added that the Edo State Gaming Law 2020 was also meant to improve the Internally Generated Revenue of the state through the payment of taxes, which he said would assist the government in the provision and improvement of infrastructure for the people.

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Teenager Drags Father To Police Over Alleged Defilement

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A 14-year-old girl (name withheld) has reported her father to the men of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly defiling her.

It was gathered that the incident happened in the Ikorodu area of the state and police operatives attached to Ipakodo Division, Ikorodu, have since arrested the teenager’s father, one 45-year-old Kayode Adeyanju.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Lagos Police Arrest Man For Defiling Daughter.

“The survivor personally reported the case at Ipakodo Police Station, Ikorodu on the 7th June, 2021, after her horrible ordeal in the hands of her father and the police operatives arrested the suspect.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has condemned the act and ordered that the case be transferred to the Gender Unit of the Command for further investigation,” the statement partly read.

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“Sen. Lola Ashiru Is A Great Democrat, Committed To Service” – AbdulRazaq

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has congratulated Senator Oyelola Ashiru on his 66th birthday anniversary, calling him “a great democrat, an accomplished technocrat, and a fine parliamentarian who is committed to the service of his community and fatherland”.

In a congratulatory message for the senator representing Kwara South, the Governor called him a team player and a statesman who has used his expertise and experience as an A-list architect to promote Kwara for decades. He is one of the state’s success stories in the private sector.

“On behalf of the people and government of Kwara State, I join family, friends and associates of the distinguished senator to celebrate him as he added another year. He stands out for his long-standing passion to serve the public. Apart from his outstanding legislative performance, which is the primary function of a lawmaker, Senator Ashiru has also made significant interventions in human and infrastructural development, which serve to complement our efforts as an administration back home. We thank him for that, and for his commitments to the Otoge ideals,” the statement said.

“I pray Almighty Allah to preserve Architect Ashiru on the path of good, and grant him more strength, good health, and required wisdom in his continued efforts to serve humanity.”

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FG To Open Second Niger Bridge By February 2022

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The Nigerian government has released a date for the opening to traffic of the 2nd Niger Bridge.

The Managing Director and Chief Executive of National Inland Waterways, NIWA, George Moghalu, announced that the 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened to traffic from February 2022.

He said: “By February next year 2022, the new 2nd Niger Bridge will be opened for vehicular use.

“President Muhammadu Buhari had flagged off the construction of the eastern rail line at Port Harcourt. This will traverse all states in the South-East.

Moghalu reiterated that the administration is committed to transforming the lives of all Nigerians, including those of the South-East.

“The bathymetric survey of the rivers that share a common course is targeted at opening up enormous economic and agricultural activities to boost commercial activities in Anambra State.

“This would also restore the historic water transportation along the course like in the past, which would also reduce pressure on our roads infrastructure, Moghalu added.

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