NDLEA Intercepts Hard Currency Smugglers

Story Views: 94 National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Special Area Command has intercepted two currency smugglers at the Airport in Abuja. The suspects, Obasi Derek Chidi who hails from Enugu State and Nebo Obunmneme Lloyd from Abia State were apprehended as they arrived the airport aboard an Ethiopian Airline Flight 911, connecting from Tel Aviv, Israel. They were arrested with various sums of hard currencies neatly concealed in their travelling bags which they failed to declare at Ben Gurion Airport in Israel or upon arrival…

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Police dismantles fake drug syndicate in Lagos

Story Views: 156 The Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team has uncovered a clandestine factory for the production of suspected fake drugs. The Factory was discovered in the residential Area of Ikotun in Lagos State where substantial production, packaging and distribution of suspected fake drug to different parts of the Country. Jimoh Moshood, Police spokesperson who disclosed this in a press release noted that “These dastard acts may have resulted in several deaths, health complications and physical disabilities to many victims Nationwide.”    According to him, the criminal drug…

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Former Minister Ocheni urges Igalas to vote gov Bello as CoS Onojah becomes Commander General of Igala kingdom

Story Views: 8 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The immediate past Minister of state, Labour and Productivity, Profssor Stephen Ocheni has called on the people of kogi Eat  to vote massively for  the governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello , candidate of the APC in the forthcoming governorship election to enable him complete laudable programmes he has started.This is as he added that the conferment of Commander of Igala Kingdom ( CIK) award on the erstwhile Chief of staff to the governor, Chief Edward David Onojah as a  well deserved for his contributions to…

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We ‘ve worked hard to unite our people- Bello.

Story Views: 9 We ‘ve worked hard to unite our people. — Bello. Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello has assured the people of his determination to sustain the peace and unity of the people across the religious, political and ethnic divides which his administration has worked hard to achieve that has brought total transformation of the state. He said without unity of the people there would be no meaningful development of the state . Bello disclosed this while receiving some members of the aggrieved APC and PDP led by former…

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Igala and paradox of development agenda as Chief Edward David Onojah becomes Commander General of the Igala Kingdom

Story Views: 9 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Igala Nation and the Paradox of Development as  Chief Edward David Onojah Bags Commander General of Igala Nation Award. The Igala kingdom is one of the  earliest  most organised kingdoms  in the ancient Norhern Nigeria. The Igala nation has surplus men and women of high integrity and industry.Its fame extended to the Benue, Igbos, Benin, and even to Wukari in the present Taraba State. Her children had  dominated both socio economic and political lives of the entire Northern region. The Igala nation because of her…

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Kogi guber; PIBCID calls for more voters education.

Story Views: 8 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) has called for increased sensitisation and awareness to communities to reduce incidences of violence, thuggery in the November 16 governorship election in the state. Dr Mohammed Usman, chairman, Board of Directors of the organisation made the call in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Lokoja. Usman said that the violent disruption of the PDP primary by gunmen on Tuesday was a clear demonstration of the fact that the…

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Kogi guber; Ebira youths in SDP, PDP collapse structures into Gov’ Bello , defects to APC

Story Views: 7 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The candidature of Kogi State  governor Yahaya Bello in the November 16, 2019 governorship election received a boost as some  youth leaders and representatives of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  in theCentral senatorial district, have pledged their unalloyed support for him as they bade farewell for their former parties. The youth leaders on behalf of several other members of their former parties, officially decamped to APC  in Lokoja, and pledged their allegiance and loyalty for the re-election of Governor Yahaya…

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Engineer Musa Wada best for kogi.–Awareness group.

Story Views: 15 From lokoja. The Coordinator of Victory Awareness group for Engineer Musa Wada  for Governor, Comrade Gbadebo Olamide has disclosed that the emergence of Engineer Wada as the standard bearer of PDP has signaled victory for party in  the November 16, 2019 governorship electionOlamide noted that with Engineer Musa Wada on the ticket of PDP the long awaited liberation of the people of the state will finally come , adding that the choice of Wada has bolstered the confidence of the electorate.He  described the PDP governorship flag bearer…

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Kogi CAN denies prayers against Gov Bello.

Story Views: 8 FROM ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Kogi state chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) said it has not issued any mass prayer against any political party or their candidate towards the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state. A statement by Dr John Ibenu, Kogi state CAN chairman on Monday in Lokoja, debunked the information making the round that the body has prayed against certain candidate and the party saying it was a lie from the pit of hell. According to the clergyman , there was…

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NDLEA arrests man over 10 hectares of Indian hemp farm in kogi.

Story Views: 14 From LOKOJA. The kogi command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency  (NDLEA ) said it has  arrested suspected cannabis sativa farmer James Ameh and six of his accomplices.The  kogi state commander of the Agency Alhaji Idris Bello stated  that the arrest of the  principal suspect who has been on the wanted list of the agency for months was effected by the combined efforts of his personnel and officers from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps.( NSCDC)Bello added that the principal suspect and six of his…

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NDLEA nabs indian hemp farmer in kogi, says gun in his possession a collateral

Story Views: 9 NDLEA nabs indian hemp farmer in kogi. The kogi command of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency  said it has  arrested suspected cannabis sativa farmer James Ameh and six of his accomplices.The  kogi state commander of the Agency Alhaji Idris Bello stated  that the arrest of the suspect who has been on the wanted list of the agency for months was effected by the combined efforts of his personnel and officers from the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps.( NSCDC)Bello added that the principal suspect and six…

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Action Aid Nigeria charges African governments to promote policies to ending xenophobic Attacks

Story Views: 13 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a non-governmental organisation working on human rights and social justice has condemned the xenophobic attack going on in South Africa and called on African Union  member Governments to decisive action to arrest the ugly trend. Fielding questions from Journalists over the weekend, the Country Director, Ene Obi  decried the  high rate of nemployment, poverty, widening gap between the rich and the poor urging African goverments to place premium on the investment on  human capital development as panacea for reoccurring attacks.  …

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Action Aid Nigeria charges African governments to promote policies to ending xenophobic Attacks

Story Views: 11 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a non-governmental organisation working on human rights and social justice has condemned the xenophobic attack going on in South Africa and called on African Union  member Governments to take decisive action to arrest the ugly trend. Fielding questions from Journalists over the weekend, the Country Director, Ene Obi  decried the  high rate of nemployment, poverty, widening gap between the rich and the poor urging African goverments to place premium on the investment on  human capital development as panacea for reoccurring attacks.…

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NGO partners Kogi Council of ulamas to ending violence against women in politics

Story Views: 11 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA Against the backdrop of the sustained violence against women in politics by their male counterparts, a non Governmental Organisation under the aegis of Challenged network of parenthood Initiative ( CNPI) has taken the campaign of ending violence against women in politics  to the kogi state , Lokoja chapter of the Council of Ulamas to help propagate the message to their members. Speaking to the leadership of the council, in Lokoja over the weekend, the Executive Director, Mrs Eunice Abimbola  stated that the Stop Violence…

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Bello sacks Special Adviser, Okara

Story Views: 14 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Barely three months to the kogi state governorship election, the governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sacked with immediate effect his Special Adviser on Sustainable development goals (SDG) Architect Abdulmumuni Okara. No reasons was given for the sack, however it was learnt that the sack may have been connected to alleged poor performance on a television show In a statement signed by the Secretary to the state government (SSG) Dr. Ayoade Folashade Arike which was made available to Journalists in lokoja directed him to hand…

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Engineer Musa Wada wins Kogi PDP primary with 748 votes.

Story Views: 17 Engr. Musa Wada Picks Kogi PDP governorship ticket polled 748 to beat closest rival Abubakar Idris 710 votes. ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Despite the sporadic shooting by the unknown gunmen Tueday at lokoja township stadium that disrupted the PDP primary election, the head of the election panel  , the governor of Adamawa state Ahmodu Fintiri has declared Engineer Musa Wada who polled 748 votes as the winner and the standard bearer of the PDP for the November 16, 2019.  Abubakar Ibrahim Idris who scored 710 votes emerged the…

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Story Views: 27 ActionAid partners Kogi Youth Commission to provide skills for 750 youths annually ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. ActionAid Nigeria in collaboration with Kogi Youth Development Commission (KYDC) has promised to engage over 750 youths from across the state in various skills acquisition as part of measures to address drivers of violent extremism. Mr Anicetus Atakpu, Resilience Programme Coordinator, ActionAid Nigeria disclosed this at a one-day Roundtable Advocacy Meeting for Kogi Youth Development Commission Law on Wednesday in Lokoja. Atakpu said the training was part of the International NGO’s Structure…

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Kogi PDP primary, scores injured as unknown gunmen attacked venue

Story Views: 17 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Tuesday Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) governorship primaries in Lokoja, held at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium lokoja was truncated as unknown gunmen attacked the venue shooting sporadically to disperse the people. The accreditation of the delegates and voting had gone on smoothly until about 1.45 am when some unknown gunmen invaded the stadium and started shooting sporadically. The race was being closely contested for, by former governor, Capt Idris Wada, his younger brother, Musa Wada, son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris, Abubakar Idris and…

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Meet Usman Shadrach Haruna, new Secretary to NDLEA

Story Views: 29 Usman Shadrach Haruna is an accomplished national and international law practitioner. He was until his appointment a criminal justice expert and legal adviser in the Commonwealth Secretariat, London. In that role he coordinated the transnational and international criminal justice work of the Commonwealth Secretariat and led experts and trainers to provide technical assistance to member countries in diverse areas of justice needs. These include, but not limited to, law reforms, capacity building and institutional strengthening in areas such as money laundering, assets recovery, cybercrimes, virtual currencies, International…

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NGO lauds FG on creation of Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs.

Story Views: 13 NGO lauds FG on creation of Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A non-Governmental Organisation, Foundation for Enhancement and Promotion of Family Life (FEPFL) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for the creation of the Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. In a statement signed by Mr John Amabi, Executive Director, FEPFL and made available to Daily Independent on Tuesday in Lokoja the NGO, under the auspices of “Network of NGOs on Family and Moral Empowerment (NFME)” said creation of the ministry was long…

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