Bayelsa Violence: Arrest Oshomhole now, PDP tells IGP

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Muhammed to immediately pull in the factional National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, for questioning and prosecution for incitement. In a press statement made available by the National Publicity Secret of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan says the violence and arson being perpetuated by the APC agents in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, was in furtherance of Oshiomhole’s inciting call that no governor would be sworn-in in Bayelsa state, contrary…

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Lagos-Badagry Highway must remain 10-Lane Carriageway, Sanwo-Olu appeals to FG

The 10-lane right-of-way already set by the Lagos State Government in the ongoing construction of Lagos-Badagry Expressway needs to be preserved, Governor Babajide Sanwo- Olu urged the Federal Government. Sanwo-Olu said the ongoing construction work on the Lagos- Badagry Expressway would shoot up population upon completion and open the corridor up for more physical development. The Governor stressed that the maintenance of 10-lane on the stretch currently being constructed by the Federal Government was necessary to help the State efficiently manage traffic and enhance safety of residents on the axis.…

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Former First Lady Patience Jonathan visits Aisha Buhari in Aso Rock

The first lady of the Federal republic of Nigeria Aisha Buhari on Monday received the wife of former President Dame Patience Jonathan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Mrs Buhari disclosed this on Tuesday on her tweeter handle. The first lady said, their discussion centred on issues affecting the growth and development of women in the country, especially girl-child education, women’s participation in politics at local level. “Yesterday, I received my predecessor, Her Excellency Dame Patience Jonathan at the State House. “We discussed my efforts with regards to greater involvement…

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Corps Members Exchange Marital Vows in Kano (PHOTOS)

The ancient city of Kano stood still today when two serving Corps Members, Mohammed Alhaji Musa and Hauwa Yahaya Bagudu exchanged marital vows. The new couple met at NYSC Kano State Orientation Camp in Kusallah Dam Karaye during the 2019 Batch ‘A’ Orientation Course. NYSC Kano State Coordinator, Malam Baba Ladan, who led other NYSC Staff and Corps Members to the wedding reception which took place at Nigeria Air Force Base in Kano, commended the new couple for maintaining their relationship which blossomed into marriage. He also praised them for fulfilling one…

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OkadaBan: Occupy Lagos Releases Rules For Tomorrow’s Protest

INFORMATION FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC REGARDING #OCCUPYLAGOS We will like to thank everyone for the immense support we’ve gotten for the #OccupyLagos protest holding on Saturday (08/02/2020). We are ready to march tomorrow and look forward to protesting with you. In view of this, please note the following information: 1. Security: we are determined to maintain a peaceful, law-abiding and civil protest. Please, note that we are working with security agents and we will not hesitate to hand over any defaulter to the authorities. Alcohol, pepperspray, tasers, knives, blades and other…

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Armed Robbers Attacks Ondo Bank Kills 4 Persons

A group of heavily armed Robbers on Thursday afternoon invaded an old- generation bank in Oluji/Okeigbo local government area of Ondo State living four persons dead. An eyewitness told our correspondent that the robbers gained entry into the bank through the aid of dynamites. The incident took place around 4pm. Police spokesperson, Femi Joseph is yet to confirm the number of casualties. He said policemen have been deployed to the scene of the incident. The identities of those that were killed by the robbers cannot be confirmed as at the…

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Kogi Gov. Inaugurates 2nd Tenure State Excos (PHOTOS)

KOGI State Governor, His Excellency Yahaya Bello earlier today, presided over the inaugural 2nd term State’s EXCO meeting today, Wednesday at the EXCO Hall, Government House, Lokoja. This is the first EXCO meeting after the Governor’s second term inauguration which held on the 27 of January, 2020. The New Cabinet members read the Oath of allegiance and that of secrecy before the commencement of the business of the day

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Just In: Commercial motorcyclist and Police clash at Iyana Ipaj

Commercial motorcyclist and men of the Nigerian Police of Lagos State command on Wednesday clashed in the popular Iyana Ipaja bus stop, Lagos. It was gathered that the police men were firing at the hoodlums who retaliated with stones and weapons. the clash is however, as a result of the ban of Okada from the highways in some parts of the State.  

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Gov. Sanwo-Olu Calls For Private Sector Participation as He launches new speed boats

Lagos State Government has formally kicked off commercial waterways transportation, with the official launch of eight newly acquired speed boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday. Sanwo-Olu unveiled the speed boats, which will be operated by the Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), at a ceremony held at Badore Ferry Terminal in Eti-Osa Local Government Area. Sanwo-Olu said the intervention represented a “great leap” in his administration’s strategy to deliver an effective and integrated inter-modal transportation system in addressing the perennial issue of traffic congestion on the roads. He said: “The narrative…

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Minimum Wage: Civil Servants in Niger Commences Indefinite Strike

The Nigeria Labour congress(NLC) Niger State branch has directed all its members to commence indefinite strike following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum given to the state government to implement the new minimum wage. While the ultimatum was on, the state government, according to findings, commenced payments for lower cadre of civil servants, GL 1- 6, blaming its failure to pay other categories of workers on paucity of funds. According to Gov. Bello 80 percent of the state revenue was committed to payment of salaries and allowances, insisting that…

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NSITF South East Office in a Mess

Trouble is brewing at the National Social Insurance Trust Funds (NSITF), and the case may consume many heads at the corporate headquarters of the NSITF. The crisis rocking the agency is that of high politics of godfatherism, corruption, tribalism, high-handedness, power tussle and official recklessness of those at the South-east branch of the organization. Trouble started with the organization sometime early 2019, when the Principal Manager, the Zonal Director of the Federal Agency, and the head, South East, engaged themselves in power tussle that culminated into unwarranted transfers of some…

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Prince of Peace in search of Peace at Christmas

In Nigeria, the Christmas lyrics “Peace to the World” has failed to apply for many years It is one peaceful Christmas celebration in a long while in Nigeria. There was no large scale eruption of violence as characteristic of previous years. Nigerian Christians freely held programs to mark the Christmas festivities without any serious breach of security in places outside of North Eastern Nigeria where the Islamist terrorist groups hold sway. Before now, there used to be gloom in every part of the country as Christmas approached for fear of…

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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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