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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IGP visits five injured police officer by El-zakzakky Islamic movement at National hospital

Following the violent protest of the El-zakzakky Islamic movement, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu says such act will not be tolerated in the country. The IGP revealed this at the National Hospital Abuja, during his visit to the victims. He  said five(5) police officers has been injured while obeying the clarion call. The police boss noted that the Doctor in charge has assured  that the officers are in stable condition. Meanwhile Forty(40) members of the El_zakzakky Islamic group has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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Kogi PDP: Aspirant kick against automatic ticket

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ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A chairmanship aspirant for the state peoples Democratic party chairmanship ,  Muhammad Omuya, has said that the National working committee of the party has not directed the retention of the outgoing executives in the State. He said rather, the national working committee has only said that the positions should be retained in the senatorial districts where they are currently domisiled, saying that the claim of some of the party leadership contradicts the directive of the NWC. Addressing journalists in Lokoja on Sunday in lokoja, Muhammad, said he…

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I will use technology to fight insecurity- Erico PDP guber aspirant

ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. A frontline Aspirant on the platform of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the November 16, governorship election in Kogi state  Dr. Joseph Erico Ameh  has assured the state of his capacity to deploying modern technology to  restructure the state security architecture if elected as governor. Ameh disclosed this at the   Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)  Media parley for governorship aspirants over the weekend in Lokoja. The aspirant also pledged to rescue the state from the current abject poverty and underdevelopment even…

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I’m under tremendous pressures to rescue kogi -Capt Idris Wada , PDP guber aspirant

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The  immediate past governor of kogi state and an Aspirant in the November 16, 2019 governorship election Captain Idris Ichala Wada  has disclosed that his  aspiration to return to Lord Lugard House  is stemmed from pressures mounted on him by the good people of the state to salvage and rescure the state from decay and poverty unleashed on the state workers. Capt. Idris Wada  stated this when he officially declared his intention to seek a come back as governor of the state, lamented that the sufferings of…

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POWA commissioned and named School after Hajia Asmau Ndayako Idris

The  progression of education can only be achieved by nurturing a culture of best levels of education, training and development. The president of the police officers wife Association today  commissioned the POWA nursery and primary International school, Garki Abuja. Speaking at the event the President Hajia Asmau Ndayako Idris said ” I am happy for the opportunity given to me as the President to commission beautiful and life impacting school project which was named after me. According to Asmau, ” is another great achievement for POWA and Nigeria Police force…

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President Buhari re-appoints Boss Mustapha, Abba Kyari as SGF, COS

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) to the President. This was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) dated July 5, 2018 The President also approved the following appointments of personal staff. 1. Mohammed Sarki Abba – Senior Special Assistant to the President (Household and Social Events) 2. Ya’u Shehu Darazo – Senior Special Assistant to the…

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“This is not the end” Atiku reacts as supreme court affirms Oyetola’s election

The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted after the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal filed by Senator Ademola Adeleke.  In a statement made available on his twitter handle on friday, Atiku reacting to the judgment said “Those who think this is the end of the road for Senator Adeleke and the PDP in Osun, are greatly mistaken. This is not the end. Not even the beginning of the end. No. Today marks the continued ascendancy of Senator Adeleke…

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Breaking: Supreme Court upholds judgment affirming Oyetola as duly elected governor of Osun State

The Supreme Court has upheld the Judgment delivered by the Court of Appeal affirming Governor Adegboyega Oyetola as the duly elected governor of Osun State. A seven-man panel led by Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad had, after hearing the appeals on June 17, 2019 fixed July 5, 2019 for judgment.

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Pipeline explosion kills two in Lagos

Fire broke out in Ijegun are of Alimosho local government council in Lagon state on Thursday Morning after suspected hoodlums vandalized the pipeline in the area belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Commission. Daily mandate gathered that the fire started at about 5am in the morning when some suspected hoodlums broke the pipline in order to steal petroleum products. They had already gotten some of their tankers filled with products when the flow went out of control and littered the street. The smell of the product was what woke some…

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Bafa Foundation decry poverty rate in kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Against the growing incidence of mass poverty ravaging the people of kogi state President of Bafa Foundation Adobanyi Averehi has called for a concerted efforts by the people to tackle the scourge that has reduced the citizenry to a living corpse. Averehi who is also a governorship aspirant on the platform of PDP made the call Wednesday in a chat with Journalists in Lokoja. The Bafa foundation president disclosed that his Foundation has been providing assistance in a areas of medical care and family support since 2017…

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