ALLEN ONYEMA: I STARTED AIR PEACE TO CREATE JOBS NOT FOR PROFIT

Allen Ifechukwu Onyema, a billionaire, lawyer, businessman, conflict resolution expert is the Chairman of Air Peace Airline. He is a native of Mbosi town in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. The big break however came into full play when the Anambra born billionaire was commissioned to sell over 300 plots of land in Lagos and with his profit ushered a great focus in investment. Furthermore, as a student and man of peace, one of his ideals and the height of his venture in business is his establishment of…

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Police recover 1,181 firearms in 7 months

Juliet Ezeh, Abuja The Police on Tuesday said that they recovered 1,181 firearms of various descriptions and calibre, including improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and rocket launchers in seven months. Mr Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) disclosed this in Abuja during a conference organised by the Force Headquarters for senior police officers in the country. He said that 4,187 high profile suspects were arrested nationwide, including 1,629 armed robbery suspects, 1,053 suspected kidnappers, 1,023 cultists and 482 murder suspects with the period. Adamu said that 389 stolen vehicles…

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Guber poll: Adoji PDP Aspirant seeks unity against Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Ahead of November 16, 2019 governorship election in kogi state,  Dr.Victor Adoji a frontline Aspirant  on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) and a   renowned economist has promised  to give his support to whoever wins the forthcoming party primary. Adoji who was formerly with the Zenith Bank PLC as  Executive  Director in charge of Public Affairs said he decided to contest to the election for the abysmal performance of  incumbent governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. He charged politicians to put their acts together  to flush out…

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World Day Against Trafficking of Persons: Action Aid Nigeria charges PMB on Poverty

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.   As the nation join other countries to mark this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons,  both within and outside the country , the ActionAid Nigeria (AAN),  has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to do everything within his powers  to reduce the  incidence of mass poverty and insecurity  to discourage people from  seeking greener pastures outside their domain  . In a statement made available to Journalists in Lokoja, today to mark this year’s World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the Country Director,  Ene Obi attributed poverty ,…

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Kogi Retired Police officers petitions PMB over under payment of pensions and gratuities

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Kogi state chapter of Retired Police Officers  under the NPF pension limited has appealed to  Inspector General of Police, Muhammed Adamu and president Muhammadu Buhari to  call the pension fund administrators to order to stop the lingering fraudulent act, torture, and in-inhuman treatment melted to them. The retired police officers  under the eaiges of Retired Police Officers Forum disclosed  this in Lokoja at a press conference on Wednesday, saying that the pains and agony which the NPF pensions managers has deliberately placed on is becoming unbearable. Explaining, …

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Ministerial list: Action Aid Nigeria decried exclusion of Women, Youths, PLWD

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA    ActionAid Nigeria, a Non  Govenernmental  Organisation which is  committed to human rights and social  and  economic   justice  has decried  the lopsidenedness  against  women , , Youths and those living  with dissabilities in  the list of  ministerial  nominees  submitted to  National Assembly by president Muhammadu Buhar saying it fell short of meeting the 35%  affirmative action. The Country Director, ActionAid Nigeria, Ene Obi  said  her organisation  is dismayed  that despite the  assurances     by the ruling All People’s Congress (APC)   and the . President Muhammadu Buhari  to give…

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NUJ President cautions Buhari on insecurity

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The President of Nigeria Union of Journalists ( NUJ) Comrade Chris Isiguzor has called on president Muhammadu Buhari to urgently overhaul the security architecture to tame the widespread insecurity of  lives and property across the country. The President gave the advise on Thursday in Lokoja, at the grand finale of the Kogi state Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists 2019 press week. He reminded the government  of their principal responsibility  to ensure safety of lives and property disclosed that the present trend in which people’s lives…

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Kogi Deputy Governor threatens Bello with Court Action over his unpaid salaries

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Kogi State Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, has threatened to drag Gov. Yahaya Bello to court if after seven days, his entitlements amounting to N819,709,980.00 since 2017 is not paid. A letter signed by Femi Falani, SAN, on the instructions of the Deputy Governor, called for the release of all statutory allocation due to the office of the Deputy governor amounting to N819,709,980.00, but withheld since 2017, 2018 and 2019, The letter addressed to Governor Yahaya Bello and dated 17th July, 2019, said the Deputy Governor’s office…

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Senate President Lawan receives list of ministerial nominees

The senate President today has confirmed receiving the list of incoming ministers to be screened. According to information made available on the official twitter handle of the APC @APCNigeria, “43 ministerial nominees were sent to the Senate for confirmation,” See details below: In all, 43 ministerial nominees were sent to the Senate for confirmation,”. In no particular order, we have Chris Ngige Hadi Sirika Rotimi Amaechi Festus Keyamo Uche Ogah Emeka Nwajuiba Sadiya Farouk Musa Bello Babatunde Fashola Godswill Akpabio Sharon Ikeazor Ogbonnaya Onu Akpa Udo Adebayo (Ekiti) Timipre Sylva…

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Kogi Govt to end childhood killer diseases, commences health week

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Kogi state Government  has assured the citizenry of its preparedness to end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in the state. The Commissioner for Health , Dr. Saka Audu gave the assurance  on Monday in Lokoja while fielding questions from Journalists after a week long Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Week (MNCHW)  meant to providing  free healthcare services for women and children under 5 years across the state. The commissioner said the present government of  Alhaji Yahaya Bello has given priority  to maternal,  newborn and child health…

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Kogi Ceramic coy to establish technical colleges

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The West Africa Ceramic Company Limited , located at the industrial hub of  Ajaokuta Local Government Area of kogi  state, has promised to establish technical colleges to improve the skills manpower needs of the state. The General Manager of West Africa Ceramics Limited, the producer of Royal Ceramics ,  Mr. Baskar Rao disclosed this  when the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists ,Kogi State Council, Comrade Adeiza Momoh Jimoh  paid him a  courtesy call  over the weekend in Ajaokuta as part of the activities marking this year’s…

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Healthcare Agency urges Councils’ Administrators to support activities

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Kogi  state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (KSPHCDA), has  appealed to Local Government Administrators  to give maximum support to its activities to enhance quality healthcare delivery to the people at the grassroots. Dr Abubarka Yakubu, Executive Director, KSPHCDA, made the call at the inauguration of the first round of the 2019 Maternal, Newborn, Child Health Week (MNCHW), held at Banquet Hall, Government House, Lokoja. ”If the SPHCDA is going to ever operate at optimal level, all hands must be on deck. ”With the recent financial autonomy of…

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Varsity Don tasks Journalists on stories that reduces violence in the country

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Worried by spate  of violence extremism across the Country,  Working Journalists have been tasked to pay more attention to the dissemination of news that will help reduce the incidences that trigger off the crisis.  Ibanga Isine, a   lecturer with American University  of Nigeria Yola   and a Resource person at a three day Advance Conflict Sensitive Reportage organised by Action Aid Nigeria (SARVE 2 ) with funding from Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund  Geneva  ( GCERF ) . The seminar which is holding between 15- 19 July ,2019…

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Presidential Poll: Tribunal overules Buhari, INEC, receives video evidence

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The presidential elction tribunal led by Justice Mohammed Garba and five members panel today admitted a 48 compact video disc in evidence from the PDP and its Presidential Candidate Atiku Abubakar in a suit challenging President Buhari victory in the February 23rd Presidential Election. The tribunal today ordered the viewing of the video in open-court. The APC, President Buhari and the Independent National Electoral commission through its lawyer had objected to the move by Atiku and PDP to play the video before the presidential election petition tribunal. Lawyers to Buhari,…

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Police calls for tougher legislations against kidnapping

Julius Ezeh, Abuja. Since the launch of operation Puffer Adder on the 5th April 2019, the Nigeria police force in the spirit of transparency and accountability have continued to put more effort with the use of new strategies which are targeted at identifying, locating, and dismantling kidnapping gangs. Speaking at the parade centre today, the police force PRO Frank Mba called for tougher legislations against kidnapping and banditry both at the national and state level. In same spirit of protecting lifes and property which is the major mandate of the…

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Samson Siasia’s mother kidnapped in Bayelsa

The mother of a former Coach of the Super Eagles, Samson Siasia, has been kidnapped. It was gathered from security sources that the aged woman was whisked away from her residence at Adoni community Sagbama Local Government Area. The kidnappers were said to have abducted her from her house at the early hours of monday. Samson Siasia’s mother, Ogere Siasia was kidnapped for the second time in Bayelsa. She was first kidbapped in 2015.

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ActionAid trains 24 women education facilitators in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. ActionAid Nigeria has concluded training of 24 women peer education facilitators from 12 communities as part of its System and Structure Strengthening Approach against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism (SARVE) project in Kogi. Mrs Nkechi Ilochi-Omekedo, ActionAid Programmes Manager, Women’s Rights, disclosed to Journalists at the end of the two-day training programme in Okene on Friday. The Programme Manager said violent crimes arising from extremism were on the increase with women and children often at the receiving end and there was need to curb it using human development…

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Wada promises to work for smooth transfer of power in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. Captain Idris wada , aspirant on the platform of the PDP in the Novermber 16 2019  governorship election in kogi state  has promised to institutionalise power shift in the body politics of state to douse tensions across the state.  He  disclosed that although the party was robbed in  the 2015 governorship election, which has truncated the programmes of his administration    appealed to delegates to give him  another opportunity  to redeem the stolen mandate. Wada disclosed  this Friday at Odo ere , headquarters of Yagba West Local Government…

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Kogi Commences Airlifting of Hajj Pilgrims

ATABOR JULIUS,LOKOJA The  kogi state Hajj Commission has concluded arrangement for the airlifting of the intending pilgrims to the kingdom of Saudi Arable saying the first batch will take off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja  on the 15th July, 2019.  In a statement signed by the Commission’s Public Relations Officer, Isah Abdulrahman a copy which was   made available to journalists in Lokoja on Thursday  said all intending pilgrims are expected to report at the Hajj Commission premises in Lokoja on Sunday 14th July, 2019 by 10.00am for the…

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New York governor signs new pay equity legislation amid US women’s soccer team’s fight

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday he signed new pay equity legislation at the U.S. women’s soccer team’s victory parade in Manhattan. Cuomo’s announcement comes as several Democratic lawmakers and presidential contenders have supported the team’s fight to earn as much as the men’s soccer team makes. The women’s soccer team plays the same game that the men’s soccer players play — only better,” Cuomo, a Democrat, tweeted. “If anything, the men should get paid less.” He added: “Thank you @USWNT for helping lead this movement for change!” Cuomo…

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