Ekiti State Government orders indefinite closure of Fayose’s market over violence

Ekiti State Government has ordered the indefinite closure of the popular Fayose market in Ado Ekiti.

 

The State Commissioner for Commerce, Industries and Cooperatives, Hon. Michael Ayodele who made this known, explained that the development followed an attempt by some unruly traders in the market to cause a breakdown of law and order.

 

Hon. Ayodele stressed that government can no longer tolerate any form of lawlessness, adding that all stakeholders must be ready to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of business in the market.

 

The Commissioner emphasized that the market would remain shut until the traders express readiness to stop obstructing access roads and work-ways with their goods.

 

He condemned the attack on officials and members of the task force responsible for maintaining law and order in the market.

Shell: Fire Forced Closure Of Bonny Pipeline

Shell has said fire has forced it to close a key oil pipeline feeding Nigeria’s strategic Bonny Export Terminal, which militants attacked last week.

The ongoing challenges, according to Associated Press (AP) are losing oil multinationals billions of dollars in what used to be Africa’s biggest petroleum producer.

SBM Intelligence risk analysts estimate that renewed militant attacks, low oil prices and weak refinery margins have cost Dutch-British Shell and United States-based Chevron and ExxonMobil $7.1 billion in the first half of the year, representing about 70 per cent of earnings.

Shell spokesman, Precious Okolobo, said the Trans Niger Pipeline was shut down Monday to investigate a fire.
Shell has refused to comment on reports that militants bombed its Bonny crude pipeline Friday, crippling exports days after they resumed following months of repairs from a May bomb attack.

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Presidency Denies Closure Of Aso Villa Chapel

The leadership of the Aso Villa Chapel has denied speculations that the chapel has been closed down by the Presidency, describing the rumour as handiwork of mischief makers. The Presidency shared photos from the church service to back up its claim.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents after the church service on Sunday, acting chaplain, Pastor Joseph Sheyi Malomo, admitted that though there were some procedural issues last Sunday that needed to be sorted out, the Presidency at no time or­dered the closure of the chapel. The cleric appealed to Nigerians to ignore the rumour and focus rather on is­sues that will unit the country.

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NEMA Announces Closure Of Refugee Camps

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has closed and collapsed more Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camps in the North-east as a result of the successes the military recorded terrorists in the region.

Director General of the agency, Alhaji Mohammad Sani-Sidi, disclosed the closure when received the Executive Secretary of the newly established Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) ,Yusuf Anas. “Following the successes being recorded by the gallant Nigerian military that are prosecuting the counter insurgency operation, some IDP camps have been closed or collapsed,” Sidi said.

He said in Adamawa State, for instance, the camps had been collapsed from 11 to six. It is expected that more camps in other affected areas would be collapsed or closed as soon as it is practicable. There are currently 22 camps in operation while about 1,4 million. Of this number of IDPs, ninety percent are victims of insurgency while majority of them are from Borno State” Sidi said.

Sidi meanwhile described the establishment of the CCC as timely and stated that information and communication were critical in disaster management.

Anas said the core objectives of the centre were to provide needed support and intervention in crisis information management. “The Centre will provide coordinated platform for early warning alerts, timely response to crisis situation and sensitization efforts. The centre will engage in capacity building, research and management of crisis communication” Anas said.

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