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COREN certifies Kwara bridge, other projects

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The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has expressed satisfaction with some capital projects being embarked upon by the present administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State.The council, established by Decree 55 of 1970 and further amended by the Engineers (Registration, etc.) (Amendment) Act No. 3 of 2018, is a statutory body set up by the federal government of Nigeria with the mandate to regulate the practice of engineering in all aspects and ramifications.Speaking with journalists when he led members of the council in the state on an inspection tour of some ongoing infrastructural projects by the state government on Wednesday, the chairman of the state technical committee of the COREN in Kwara state, Engineer Bashiru Lawal, said that the inspection was part of the mandate of the council to oversee ongoing engineering projects in all parts of the country.

Some of the projects inspected are the Tunde Idiagbon flyover at the Tanke area of the Ilorin metropolis, an 11-story building structure by the Kwara State Internal Revenue Service (KWIRS), as well as some personal infrastructure in the state.“We are here to inspect the Tunde Idiagbon flyover structurally and aesthetically and tell the whole world our verdict about it. I have members of COREN with vast experience here with me. Structurally, the bridge is okay. It can take human and vehicular loads. Members of the public should not be afraid to ply the road.“On aesthetics, the state government is working on it. I believe that by the time the government finishes with it, everything will be in order. What matters to us is the strength of the bridge.

“Before today, we’ve held meetings, looked at samples of test results, verified them, and found out that what has been done can stand the test of the day. So, we are recommending that Tunde Idiagbon flyover is okay for vehicular and human traffic,” he said.The COREN technical expert, however, advised the state government to continue with asphalting just as finishing touches were being put on the bridge to enable motorists to use the two sides of the bridge.He also appealed to the government to ensure proper maintenance of the infrastructure as well as others when they were completed.“As far as Colin is concerned, we are satisfied with the structural stability of the bridge, and the aesthetic aspect will be perfect after finishing the work. We have confidence in the engineers supervising the project.”.Engineer Lawal said that the ongoing reconstruction of some areas of the bridge was aimed at ensuring the delivery of quality jobs.

Also speaking, the supervising commissioner for works, Abdul Quawiy Olododo, said that the state government had to terminate the contract of the first contractor that handled the project because the firm failed to deliver a quality job at the specified time.“The job of the first contractor that took this job has to be terminated due to obvious reasons because he could not deliver within the specified time.Part of the agreement was to deliver quality aesthetics for us, and when we noticed the defects, we had to terminate it to bring another contractor on board who cancould deliver to the specifications of our agreement.”The commissioner explained the government’s delay before the termination of the first contract on the bridge, saying that there are procedures to be followed.“There was a waiting period for us to complete the transition, and once it was done, work was ongoing. So, the bridge would be completed in the first quarter of next year, he said.

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Cryptotimes Africa and 4 Other Crypto-Focused Publications shaping the narrative of cryptocurrency in Africa

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It’s no doubt that Africa has emerged as a hotbed for cryptocurrencyadoption and innovation. With a growing interest in digital assets andblockchain technology, several publications have sprung up to cater tothe information needs of crypto enthusiasts across the continent.Among these, Cryptotimes Africa stands out as a leading source of newsand insights on the African crypto scene. Let’s take a closer look atCryptotimes Africa and five other noteworthy publications that areshaping the narrative of cryptocurrency in Africa.1. Cryptotimes AfricaAs the name suggests, Cryptotimes Africa is dedicated to covering allthings crypto-related on the African continent. From news updates andmarket analysis to interviews with industry experts, this publicationoffers a comprehensive view of the rapidly evolving crypto landscapein Africa. With a focus on promoting blockchain adoption and financialinclusion, Cryptotimes Africa serves as a valuable resource for bothnewcomers and seasoned veterans in the crypto space.2. Bitcoinke.ioBitcoin Africa is another prominent publication that provides in-depthcoverage of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies in Africa. With a teamof experienced writers and analysts, Bitcoin Africa deliversinsightful articles, guides, and reviews to help readers navigate thecomplexities of the crypto market. Whether you’re interested intrading strategies, regulatory developments, or technologicalinnovations, Bitcoin Africa has you covered.3. TechnextTechnext is a broad tech publication with a strong focus on Africanstartups, innovation, and trends, coverage includes articles onblockchain technology, cryptocurrencies beyond Bitcoin, and theirapplications in Africa.4. Tech CabalTech Cabal focuses on providing in-depth analysis and reporting on theAfrican tech ecosystem, including funding rounds, investment trends,and interviews with key players. While its primary coverage is notsolely focused on cryptocurrencies, Tech Cabal features insightfularticles on blockchain technology, cryptocurrency adoption in Africa,and the regulatory landscape. Targeting investors, entrepreneurs, andprofessionals working in the African tech sector, Tech Cabalcontributes valuable insights to the broader conversation on cryptoinnovation in Africa.5. NairametricsNairametrics is a financial and business news platform with a focus onthe Nigerian economy and markets. While covering a wide range offinancial topics, Nairametrics includes articles on cryptocurrenciesas an investment asset class, analysis of their impact on the Nigerianfinancial sector, and regulatory updates. Targeting investors,business people, and those interested in the financial sector inNigeria, Nairametrics provides valuable insights into the evolvinglandscape of cryptocurrencies in Africa’s largest economy.In conclusion, Cryptotimes Africa and the aforementioned publicationsare playing a crucial role in shaping the narrative of cryptocurrencyin Africa. By providing reliable news, analysis, and educationalresources, these platforms are empowering individuals and businessesto participate in the digital economy and seize the opportunitiesoffered by blockchain technology. As the crypto revolution continuesto unfold, these publications will undoubtedly remain essential guidesfor enthusiasts and professionals alike.

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Eid-el-Fitr: Speaker Obasa Congratulates Muslims

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  • urges patriotism for national prosperity

As Nigerian Muslims celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr with their counterparts across the world, Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Mudashiru Obasa, says he joins other faithful in their steadfast belief that Almighty Allah will listen to their supplications and meet their needs at this time.

Dr. Obasa’s prayer came in his congratulatory message to Muslims for having the divine privilege from Allah to partake in the Ramadan.

According to Obasa, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Eromosele Ebhomele, the Eid-el-Fitr is not just a time to eat and be merry, but a day dedicated for thanksgiving to God for the strength and passion He has given the Muslim faithful.

“It is a day to reflect on the blessings and opportunities that have been granted by Allah just as it is a period to engage in acts of charity and love to one another.

“As emphasised in the Holy Book, Muslims are advised to give at this period and beyond. They are urged to share love and be compassionate while having the consciousness of Allah’s mercy upon us all.

“I congratulate Muslim faithful both in Lagos, Nigeria and the world for the successful conclusion of the Ramadan while praying that Allah hearkens to all our supplications throughout the period with the faith that He will continue to bless our state and country,” the Speaker said.

Obasa urged the citizens to mark the festival rededicating their lives to God and doubling their patriotism to the country for national prosperity.

“We all must continue to work hard as we build a peaceful, united and prosperous Nigeria under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu while upholding the lessons that Ramadan brings.

“As Nigerians, regardless of our religious beliefs, we have a country that we aspire to see. We all have to make the country achieve that greatness by being more patriotic and working with the government.

“In the same vein, it has been an upward progression for Lagos. The result of the effective collaboration among the arms of the government is very obvious.

“At the House of Assembly, our pro-people direction has resulted in legislation, motions and resolutions that have brought happiness to the residents of our state. We promise to continue to build on our successes.

“On behalf of my family, colleagues at the House, the management and staff of the Assembly, I wish our Muslim brothers and sisters a beautiful celebration,” Dr. Obasa said.

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Gov AbdulRazaq commiserates with CJ Adebara over father’s death

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Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq sends his profound condolences to the Chief Judge of Kwara State Justice Abiodun Ayodele Adebara and the people of Shao on the death of the CJ’s father, Pa Adebara Adio Durodoye Dogo.

Pa Adebara, 98, commanded the respect of all in Shao and environs for his industry, leadership, and huge contributions to the development of his community as a foremost businessman who founded the popular Abulesowo Amuludun Sand Association, according to the Governor.

Governor AbdulRazaq says the late businessman left salutary legacies in the sand of times, as can be seen in the quality of his children and his impacts on the people.

On behalf of the government and the people of Kwara State, the Governor sends his condolences to the Shao community, the Ajakitipa chieftaincy family, and to the immediate and extended families of the patriarch.

He asks God to repose the soul of Pa Adebara and to give fortitude to the illustrious family he left behind.

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