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My Benue people, #DidYouKnow the stretch of the Enugu—Makurdi Exp between Otukpo & the Benue-Enugu Border is being fixed?

Otukpo-Ugbokolo(40km) almost finished

Ugbokolo-Border(36km) just commenced

Also, @FMPWH just flagged off Phase 2 rehabilitation work on Otukpo-Aliade Road
.@igalaman traveled the route yesterday. Confirms that Otukpa-Otukpo largely fixed. Says traveling on that road, once a “no go area” now “a delight.”

Indeed it used to be one of the worst roads in Nigeria, as the attached @ynaija article from 2012 notes:
tribuneonlineng.com/178201/
One more thing: Loko—Oweto Bridge linking Benue to Nasarawa across River Benue is almost finished. Been like five years in the making - finally getting to the end.

Will reduce travel time between South East Nigeria and Abuja by about 3 hours, according to @FMPWH
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The New Jersey of Nigeria 😎

#DidYouKnow that Ogun State is the only other State in Nigeria (apart from the Republic of Lagos) that internally generates (i.e from Taxes) more than 50% of its Total Revenues?
“... analysis of the IGR report indicated that Pay As You Earn, PAYE, is two times the size of FAAC inflow in Lagos and 1.1 times in Ogun States,implying that both states are significantly benefiting from a dominant formal sector relative to other states.” google.com/amp/s/www.vang…
Meanwhile some States are actually suffering declining IGR: “Of the 36 states, 28 states grew their IGRs, while states such as Ebonyi, Anambra, Benue, Abia and Kebbi recorded declines in IGR... in H1 2018.” google.com/amp/s/www.vang…
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#Didyouknow that @AsoRock is implementing a new initiative called #EnergizingEducation? I've been tweeting about #EnergizingEconomies which is targeted at markets & economic clusters. #EnergizingEducation is providing reliable power to Universities & Teaching Hospitals. #Thread
#EnergizingEducation is an initiative of @FMPWH, being implemented by @realREANigeria. Will deliver off-grid Captive Power Plants to 37 Federal Universities and 7 University Teaching Hospitals across Nigeria. (Also includes provision of solar lighting on all these campuses)
Phase 1 of #EnergizingEducation will provide power to 9 Fed. Universities & 1 Univ Teaching Hospital:

ATBU –Gubi Campus, Bauchi
BUK, Kano
UDU–Main Campus, Sokoto
FUAM, Makurdi
Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi
NAU-Awka Campus, Anambra
FUPR, Delta
OAU & OAUTH, Osun
UNILAG
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#Didyouknow? It’s estimated about 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from loneliness. And it increases dramatically with age.
Loneliness is a growing epidemic which affects almost one in 10 people in Ireland, and has been identified as a key health hazard.
If you want to learn more, here's a great article from the Irish Examiner that goes into more detail: irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/l…
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9 maps show how different #LGBTQ rights are around the world

businessinsider.in/politics/9-map…
#Homosexuality is no longer outlawed in the majority of the world, there's still a long way to go in terms of acceptance and equality for #LGBTQ people.
Religion is an un-ignorable factor in the maps. While the majority of the world has legalized homosexuality, the countries where it is still outlawed are concentrated in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Africa — areas with majority-Muslim nations.
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प्रणाम - रघु राम की नगरी अयोध्या से।

#travel #Ayodhya
Journey of #Ayodhya begins with Litti Chokha at Guptaar Ghat #travel #vegetarian #incredibleindia
Sri Ram Paduka at Guptargarhi or Chakrahari Tirth at #Ayodhya #travel #indology
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#DidYouKnow How Congress screwed @isro? #nambinarayanan

Sometime in 1994 there was rift brewing in the Kerala Congress

The then CM K Karunakaran’s son had insulted Ramesh Chennithala, G Karthikeyan and Shahnawaz (all members of the I group faction that Karunakaran led)
Another Congress Factional leader A K Antony (leader of the A group - rival faction in congress) was planning to topple Karunakaran to install himself as the chief minister.

His hitman for the Job was Oomen Chandy, the FM in the Karunakaran cabinet
If Antony had to replace, they had to make, Karunakaran a formidable leader fall big.

Karunakaran had the sworn allegiance of the most of the Police establishment in Kerala, whom he had a special liking to
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#DidYouKnow #AbbakkaChowta #KnowYourHistory

In1555, Portuguese were at their peak
>Destroyed Zamorins of Calicut
>Captured Daman & Bombay. Made Goa headquarters
>Destroyed the ancient Kapaleeswarar Temple to build a Church over it
Next target was the super profitable port of Mangalore
Their only bad luck, just 14 kilometers south of Mangalore was the small settlement of Ullal - ruled then by a feisty 30 year old woman - Abbakka Chowta.
Initially, they took her lightly and sent a few boats/soldiers to capture & bring her back to Goa
>Boats never came back
Shocked/enraged, they sent a huge fleet of ships this time, under Admiral Dom Álvaro da Silveira
>Admiral soon returned, badly injured and empty handed
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#DidYouKnow; Thousands of young Nigerians were not employed in line with local content laws in the 3.8Billion Dollars Egina FPSO Project.
Corruption by Foreign Contractors Keeps Young Nigerians Unemployed.
#EndJobsExportNg
#EndSamsungExploitation
We are all set for the presentation conference in collaboration with @Connected_dev on the 3.8Billion Dollars Egina FPSO and how corruption by foreign contractors keeps young Nigerians unemployed; the Samsung Heavy Industries case.
#EndSamsungExpliotation
#EndJobsExportNg
June 2013, NNPC/Total awarded the contract for the EPC to build $3.8Billion Egina FPSO to Samsung Heavy Industries despite the fact that Hyundai Heavy Industries was recommended by Total for the project and was lowest bidder~@MosesSiasia
#EndSamsungExpliotation
#EndJobsExportNg
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"Between 2012 and 2017, the number of Canadian Temporary Resident Visa applications processed each year increased from 1.3 million to 2.3 million, the Globe and Mail says. During this same period, the number of refusals soared to more than 600,000 in 2017" scl.io/RyVgFDU
"Of this 600,000 visas refused, 494,133 were non-student applications, which were refused at a rate of 26 per cent in 2017. In 2012, the refusal rate for non-student TRVs was 18 per cent."

"Refusal rates were highest for applicants from Africa and Middle East."

Source- CIC News
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(1) #DidYouKnow that the UK's so-called freedom fighter "Tommy Robinson" is actually Stephen Lennon, Stephen Yaxley, or Paul Harris & once claimed to be Andrew McMaster?

He has an assault, drugs & fraud rap sheet as long as your arm, too.

Time for some facts about him.
(2) The above quote is from this piece. I'm still researching his background online but even from the first few articles I've found it's clear he's a common criminal who carefully massages a public image that is swallowed hook, line & sinker by his fans.

bbc.com/news/uk-englan…
(3) I don't normally rely on leftist sources like the BBC and The Guardian but the basic facts reported, such as criminal convictions can't be spun. I think "TR" relies on his fans' suspicion of "establishment" media to dissuade them from objectively fact-finding about him.
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Lets try something. Lets take ALL the stories about #TrumpCorruption that've been lost in the chaos. Stories that haven't gotten enough exposure. Stories that on their own would have toppled any other WH but get lost in the craziness of Trump. Lets put them together. I'll start..
#DidYouKnow Ivanka Trump's been subpoenaed by the Commercial Bank of Dubai for an alleged scheme to help a Dubai Oil family fraudulently HIDE $100M by buying diamonds through Ivanka's Jewelry line? And the guy she partnered w/ has a criminal history AND introduced her to Jared?
Did I miss it? Did I blink? Has this Ivanka story been talked about? These kinds of stories are getting buried. The story itself is only half the story. COLLECTIVELY how many corrupt & criminal ties have been linked DIRECTLY to Trump is the bigger story. Here's another one...
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#DidYouKnow that the modern exclamation mark (!) may be derived from the Latin interjection "io"? Medieval copyists wrote "io," which more or less means "hurray," at the end of a sentence to indicate joy. In time the i moved above the o and the o became smaller, becoming a point.
This is probably better known, but the ampersand (&) is also a character derived from scribal shorthand. It's just a ligature of Latin "et" ("and"). This is easier seen in some typefaces than others.
The origin of the question mark is not as certain. Some people think that it came from an intonation mark (something like a \ or a ~), indicating a change of pitch. In that case it may be related to neumes, the notation system used to represent pitch in Gregorian chant.
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#DidYouKnow
-As per an RTI reply, the Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s home is spread over 15,181 square meters.
-It is bigger than the Prime Minister’s residence, 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, which is spread over 14,101 square meters.
#CongressMuktBharat
-In 2013-14, the expenses for the maintenance of electrical fittings at 10JP incurred were 7 times more than the previous year and amounted to Rs 51,43,318.
-In 2012-13, it was Rs 7,82,968 and in 2011-12 it was Rs 2,65,681.
These dubious figures have been revealed by CPWD in RTI
-These expenses are paid by the Government.
-In other words, the expenses for the lavish stay of the Italian Queen are paid by us, the tax-payers!
#CongressMuktBharat
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#DidYouKnow What does TN Govt do with #Temple Money they get?
A short thread!

-Buying fully loaded Toyota Innova cars and other luxury vehicles using temple monies and then handing them over to Govt Ministers, Ministers' PA, Govt Secy, HR& CE Commissioner. 👏
-Even the fuel bills, drivers’ salaries and maintenance costs of such illegally given vehicles are met with temple funds.
-Building Conference Rooms, library, etc in the 2nd Floor of the HR & CE Department using funds from Sri Subramaniaswamy Temple, Tiruttani.
-Diversion of funds of Sri Parthasarathy temple for Tamil Nadu Government Tourism Exhibition.
-Diversion of funds from three temples in Chennai for buying General Brand 2-Ton Split Air Conditioners for the Audit Department in HR&CE Department, Chennai.
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#Thread

#narakchaturdashi is celebrated with Ubtan ritual. Know it's benefits as per #Ayurveda
RT to spread the word

#SwasthaBharat
#DidYouKnow Ubtan application should be a part of daily regimn or Dinacharya as per #Ayurveda
Let's know more about it.
Before Ubtan; warm oil must be applied to whole body. Sesame oil is the best recommended for all. Other Ayurvedic oils can be used as well.
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