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We’ve Not Received N5 Billion Subsidy Palliative Fund – Osun Govt



The Osun State Government said it had not received the N5 billion palliative fund from the federal government to states to cushion the effect of the fuel subsidy removal.

Recall that the Federal Government last week announced a N5bn palliative for each state of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), to cushion the impact of the removal of the petrol subsidy.

Speaking with reporters on Wednesday in Osogbo, the state capital, the Commissioner for Information, Kolapo Alimi, said the state government had not gotten the N5 billion naira fund.

Alimi stated that once the state government receives the money, Governor Ademola Adeleke will be transparent about it and equally address the state on it.

The commissioner said the state had inaugurated a committee for the distribution of food palliatives that confirmed receiving 3,000 bags of 50kg of rice from the federal government.

Alimi said an additional 14,320 bags of rice and 3,000 metric tonnes of maize are still expected, adding that once the state receives the remaining bags of rice, it will start the distribution of the food items.

He said: “As of today, we have received 3000 bags of rice, and we are still expecting 14,320 bags. Members of the committee, in their wisdom, decided that it would be better for the remaining bags of rice to come and be distributed at once than to distribute the available 3,000 bags in one cup.

“We also heard that the Federal Government is giving N5 billion to each of the states. We have not received any kobo, but we are hoping that it will come. Once we receive the money, our governor is always transparent; he will equally address the state on it.

“As it is today in our account book, we have not received an alert or any money in relation to N5 billion for palliative; what we have received in concrete terms happens to be 3000 bags of rice.”

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British Airways Flight Grounded in Lagos Due to Technical Fault



– British Airways flight delayed due to technical fault
– Passengers stranded at Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos
– Airline apologizes and re-accommodates passengers on other flights

A British Airways flight scheduled to depart for London from Lagos was delayed due to a technical fault, causing confusion and frustration among passengers.

The flight, which was scheduled to depart at 10:50 pm on Wednesday, June 19, was eventually canceled after 1:00 am, leaving many stranded.

However, most passengers have been re-accommodated on other flights, while the remaining affected passengers have been lodged in a hotel with their meals catered for since Wednesday.

According to a passenger, the airline is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

The Regional Commercial Manager for Nigeria and Ghana, Mrs. Tutu Otuyalo, confirmed the development and apologized for the delay.

“We have been in contact with our customers to apologize for the delay to their flight, caused by a technical issue with the aircraft,” she said. “The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we would never operate a flight unless it is safe to do.”

In addition, Mrs. Otuyalo assured that the majority of customers have been re-accommodated on other flights, and the team is working hard to book the remaining customers on a flight as soon as possible.

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Celeste Arantes, Mother of Brazilian Soccer Icon Pele, Dies at 101



– Celeste Arantes, Pele’s mother, passes away at 101
– Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, pays tribute to his grandmother
– Arantes taught Pele the value of love and peace from a young age

Celeste Arantes, the mother of Brazilian football legend Pele, has passed away at the age of 101, her family announced in a statement on Friday.

Accordingly, Pele’s eldest son, Edinho, took to social media to pay tribute to his grandmother, saying “Rest in peace, grandma” and sharing a heartfelt photo of them together.

Moreover, Arantes gave birth to Pele when she was just 17 years old and went on to have another son, Jair, who passed away in 2020.

In a tribute to his mother on her 100th birthday, Pele wrote on Instagram, “From a young age, she taught me the value of love and peace.”

Additionally, Pele shared three photos of them together at different stages in his life, showcasing their strong bond.



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