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Dapo Abiodun Set To Introduce Gas-Enabled Vehicles, Electric Motorcycles In Ogun



Plans to switch from petrol-powered vehicles to ones that operate on gas are in the works, according to the Ogun State Government, to cut down on carbon emissions.

The FidelinfoNews reports that this information was provided by Governor Dapo Abiodun during a meeting with representatives of the Ogun Central transport union at the June 12 Cultural Centre in Kuto, Abeokuta.

He said that the environmental risk presented by carbon emissions was what drove the conversion initiative, known as the “Ogun Going Green Project.”

Abiodun said: “It is no news that Ogun State enjoys the crisscross of gas pipelines coming from the Delta and going to neighbouring countries. This is why we have proliferation of industries, and we have decided to take advantage of the network of gas pipelines. We have ‘Ogun Going Green Project’. This project allows for the reduction of carbon emissions as it is done all over the world.

“We want to start by ensuring that our vehicles utilise other sources of fuel that will reduce the amount of emissions, which is the largest contributor to global warming. So, we are starting with our transportation sector.

“We are going to provide them with vehicles. These vehicles and with the one they have now, will be converted through a pilot project. We will be using a combination of gas and fuel, but the fuel will only be used to start the vehicles and after that, the gas takes over.”

He said the first set of kits for the project would arrive in the state in the next three weeks, adding that buses, trucks and taxis would be the first to benefit from the project, while motorcycles would be converted to electric ones.

The governor added that besides reducing consumption and reliance on fuel, the project would reduce environmental pollution and cost of transportation, as the cost of gas was almost a quarter of that of fossil fuel.

He said the state would facilitate new vehicles for the transporters on a part-payment basis, noting that the Ministry of Transportation had been directed to work out modalities with the unions on how to go about the plans.

Abiodun, who described the transportation sector as the live wire of any economy, said his administration regarded the union members as important stakeholders in achieving its: “Building our Future Together agenda”.

He stressed that transporters were too important to ignore in the scheme of things.

“From time to time, we must sit down with people like this and share with them what the administration has done for the avoidance of doubt and to further solicit from them what we want them to do. We want them to ply the roads responsively. We want them to drive safely and be our ambassadors.

“We want to know what their needs are and what we can do to make road transportation safer and more efficient,” he said.

The governor said his administration had embarked on massive infrastructural development across the state, especially good road network in the three senatorial districts, to ease the movement of goods and people, promising that the current administration would implement workable programmes and policies that would be of benefit to the people.

The Chairman, Ogun State Drivers Association, Akinwunmi Dauda, State Secretary Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) Tiwalade Akingbade and Secretary Ogun State Parks and Management Haruna Adekujo called for the building of a world-class park in the state capital and address of issue of touts, who harassed their members on a daily basis.

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Suspected Herders Attack Village In Benue, Kill Five



Three women and two men were killed by suspected herders at different locations in the Guma Local Government Area of Benue State.

Fidel Info reports that The first incident happened last Thursday at a location known as Udei in the LGA.

Four victims of the killings in Udei were said to have gone out fishing when they were attacked and killed by the suspects.

In the second incident that happened on Sunday at Njee in the LGA, one person was reportedly killed by the suspected herders.

One of the locals who identified himself as Anyamnhu told Punch that the last victim, Tyowooga Iorpuu, was killed on Sunday by assailants that raided Chongu village, Mbagwa -Mbawa, Daudu, in Guma LGA.

He said Iorpuu, 45, was survived by his wife, Mlumun, and five children.

Confirming the attacks, the Chief Security Officer, Guma LGA, Christopher Waku, who spoke on behalf of the Chairman of Guma LGA, Mike Aba, said three women and a man were killed in the first attack at in the Udei area of the community.

He said, “There were two incidents, one happened last Thursday at a fish pond. The deceased, three women and a man had gone to the fish pond for fishing between 3pm and 4pm but were attacked and killed by herders. The second attack happened in Chongu Village, Mbagwa -Mbawa, where one person was killed.”

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BREAKING: Fire Guts Balogun Market



Popular Balogun Market on Lagos Island,, has been gutted by fire.

Fidel Info reports that information reaching us is that the fire affected a plaza in the market where Ladies’ shoes are sold.

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Tinubu Opts For Thanksgiving Service For 71st Birthday Celebration



The President-elect of Nigeria Bola Tinubu, has called off the annual colloquium to mark his birthday and instead opted for special prayers and a thanksgiving service.

Fidel Info reports that the former governor of Lagos, who will turn 71 on the 29th of a March usually marks his birthday with a colloquium.

In a statement  by His media aide Tunde Rahman, he said prayers would be held in Lagos and other parts of the country.

Rahman said the special prayers would be offered at the central mosque in each of the five divisions in the state including, the central mosque, Alausa, Ikeja.

“Also to receive prayers among others are President Muhammadu Buhari and first lady Aisha Buhari, president-elect, Tinubu, and his wife, senator Oluremi Tinubu, Vice-President-elect, senator Kashim Shettima, and Hajia Nana Shettima, governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, other state governors as well as members of national and state houses of assembly,” he said.

“This year, the president-elect said the date, which falls within the holy month of Ramadan, should be dedicated to prayers and seeking God’s guidance for him and the country as he prepares to take the reins of leadership.”

In 2022, Tinubu cancelled his colloquium following an attack on a Kaduna-bound train from Abuja.

“For me to be here celebrating, dancing, and enjoying myself, does not speak of me as a senior citizen of this country,” he had said at the time.

“I asked that the cleric should rather engage in prayers. This event should not be held

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