Serving humanity my passion Hon. John Aduga, Ankpa Administrator

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. As a child, it always gladdened my heart whenever I have the opportunity to render assistance to some people. It is always a thing of joy for me whenever there is an opportunity for me to extend benevolence to humanity as giving has become a passion for me. “And the opportunity to demonstrate my passion came when I got employed by Total Nigeria plc. I was able to use my vantage position to add value to my people and our land. I couldn’t get full satisfaction because of my limitations. However,…

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Barcelona team bus leaves Lionel Messi at Anfield after Liverpool Defeat

Barcelona’s team bus did not wait for Lionel Messi as it departed Anfield without the Argentine after the Champions League defeat to Liverpool. Messi suffered a miserable night for his club as Liverpool completed a stunning comeback to knock Barca out of the Champions League on Tuesday evening. Barcelona appeared to have a commanding advantage after securing a 3-0 win in the first leg at Camp Nou last week.  But Jurgen Klopp’s side put four past Barca without reply to book their place in the Champions League final in Madrid…

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Jigawa Assembly Mace Destroyed As Members Fight Over Leadership

Members of the Jigawa House of Assembly have the destroyed the mace which is a symbol after some lawmakers got into a fight over leadership. The House was on Tuesday was thrown into a rowdy session following a motion moved on the amendment of the standing rule of the state assembly. A member representing Yankwashi constituency, Mr Alkasim Karkarna, was reported to have hit the mace which resulted in its destruction. Journalists and other staff in the house were later sent out of the chamber and the gates were locked.…

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Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today

The Osun State candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, will be arraigned today in Abuja, the police said last night. According to Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), the senator was arrested and being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person. He, however, declined to give the exact charges against Adeleke. A police source told newsmen last night that the senator will be arraigned for forgery. A statement by Mba reads: “Senator Adeleke…

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Abraham Amuta: NYSC Confirms Corps Member Abduction By Boko Haram

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has on Monday confirmed the abduction of Abraham Amuta, a corps member abducted by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in Borno. The report was confirmed by the Borno State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Rabiu Aminu, on Monday in Maiduguri. In an earlier report gathered on social media, the corps member was abducted along with a pastor with the Living Faith Church, in an attack by the insurgent in Maiduguri. The coordinator however stated that the corps member…

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Ramadan: Bello Calls for Love, Peace and Unity

Onogwu MohammedKogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has enjoined Muslim Ummah to use the Ramadan period to show more love to their neighbours and to pray fervently for sustainable peace and unity of the state and country. In a message to the Muslim Ummah to mark the commencement of Ramadan fast which was signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, the Governor also urged the well- to-do in the society to show compassion and extend hands of support to the less privileged ones in the spirit of the season, noting…

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Kwankwaso, Adeleke, Idris Wada, Visit Dino Melaye Over Death Of Mother (Photos)

The Nigeria Senator from Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye got visited by dignitaries from the country as he lost his mother recently. Among those that visited him are, Kwankwaso, Senator Adeleke (who he referred to as a “Governor in waiting” Former Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, Senator Adua, Otumba Runsewe. See photos…

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How Ogun State Prevents Winners Chapel From Repairing Ota Road

By Voice of the Church Publication It is very strange that despite the economic viability and importance of Ota and it’s environs, the Ogun state government has left this area’s infrastructure largely unattended to. This is reason why many stakeholders within this community are quite bewildered or embittered with government’s insistence that Living Faith church headed by Bishop David Oyedepo should not tar the road of those communities as it wasn’t a Church’s business to tar roads.  The Ogun state governments have over the years demanded that the Church should…

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Yakubu Gowon Slumps At Burial Of David Akpodiete Ejoor In Delta State

Tension heightened as Gen. Yakubu Gowon, former Nigerian Head of State, slumped mid way during the oration at the grave side of late Maj Gen David Akpodiete Ejoor, in Ovwor-Olomu Community, Ughelli South Local Government Area of Delta State.  This is coming just as military personnel fruitlessly made efforts to bar visual coverage of the ugly incident. The former Head of State was promptly rushed by some top echelons of the military into the special tenth for emergency resuscitation, just as Governor Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa and Chief James Onanefe Ibori,…

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NYSC Bids Major General Kazaure Farewell Amidst Encomium

The Conference Room of NYSC National Directorate Headquarters, Maitama in Abuja, today became an arena of encomiums for the out-going 17th Director-General of the Scheme, Sulaiman Zakari Kazaure. He assumed headship of the 46years old Scheme on Monday, 18th April, 2016. Speaking on behalf of the entire workforce of the Scheme, the Director, Planning, Research and Statistics, Mrs Bose Okakwu eulogized the three year tenure of Major General SZ Kazaure in NYSC, describing it as very historic, impactful and memorable. She commended him for his proactive disposition to Staff and…

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Afforestation; Kogi to plant 27, 500 trees.

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The  Kogi  state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources,  Alhaji Sanusi Usman has disclosed that the Ministry has nursed  27, 500 tree seedlings  which would  be ready for  planting across the three senatorial districts of the state. The commissioner disclosed this on Wednesday  when he paid a visit to the state’s Nursery for Tree Seedlings at Okura in Dekina Local Government Areas of Kogi. According to the commissioner, the seedlings basically comprised of two species, which include 16, 000 Gmelina arborea and 11, 500 Tectonia grandis, making…

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Unpaid salaries: We must decide next governor – kogi NLC

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Nigerian Labour Congress ( NLC) kogi state council has declared its intention to play a leading role in the election of the next governor to avoid those without the interest of workers  being hoisted on the state. To this end , the Chairman,  Comrade Onuh Edoka warned the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) to ensure that the votes are made to count so as to reflect the wishes of the people. Edoka , stated this Wednesday in lokoja at event to mark 2019 workers day…

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Yahaya Bello In Bourdillon, Meets Tinubu (Photo)

Governor Yahaya Bello last night visited the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his Lagos home The visit may not be unconnected with Kogi State governorship election which is coming up later this year. Bello was declared winner of the 2015 Kogi State gubernatorial election after he was chosen on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared. The replacement, which was facilitated by former APC Chairman,…

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Nigerian Senators, Reps To Pocket N23․7 Billion As Gratuity, Allowances

INEC to hold Presidential poll last- National Assembly

Nigerian lawmakers have allocated N23.7 billion as severance gratuity for outgoing lawmakers of the National Assembly. The sum will also cover allowances for incoming legislators, their aides, funds for National Assembly induction and inauguration of the 9th Senate. The benefit was captured as a separate line item in the 2019 appropriation bill passed by the lawmakers on Tuesday. The amount was broken down to N23, 678, 770, 079 in the bill. Details of the disbursement were not made available. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had on April 12 released details…

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1,071 Killed, 685 Kidnapped In First Quarter Of 2019 – IG

The acting Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, said that 1,071 persons lost their lives in crime-related cases across the country in the first quarter of 2019. The IGP made this known during the quarterly Northern Traditional Rulers’ Council meeting held on Tuesday in Kaduna. Adamu said the crime statistics showed that between January and April, at least 685 persons were kidnapped across the country. He said 767 of the persons killed were from the North. Giving a further breakdown of the deaths, Adamu said the North-West topped the death…

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Goodluck Jonathan Arrives Johannesburg As An International Election Observer

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is in South Africa on Election Observation mission. he confirm his arrival as an international observer. It’s worthy to note that this is not the only international electoral mission he has embark on since he left the office, Jonathan in previous times, had observed elections in Zambia and Sierra Leone and led a 33-nation observer mission to the 2015 General Election in Tanzania. Here is what he wroteI arrived Johannesburg early this morning to lead the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable…

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Clergyman calls for revolutionary votes aganist Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Chairman , Congress of Northern Christians, Reverend Charles Aina , has charged Kogi elders, Opinion leaders ,and  well meaning electorate to as matter of necessity vote out the ruling APC government in the forthcoming governorship election to save the state from total collapse.  Aina gave the advise on Tuesday , in a chat with Daily Independent in lokoja , saying that the state under Bello was a curse in which the people have been impoverished by obnoxious policies and  non payment of salaries and pensions. He…

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Buhari’s London trip: APC, Presidency seeking to vacate 1999 constitution

The Peoples Democratic party, PDP on Monday said that President Buhari’s trip to London without writing the National assembly and handing over power to the Vice President, has confirmed that the ruling APC is not interested in the welfare of the Nigerians In a statement disclosed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,the Party equally accused Buhari Presidency of trying to vacate the nation’s constitutional order and foist an authoritarian system of governance.  He categorically stated that “Such dereliction of office can only come from leaders, who do not have…

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Gunmen Attacks James Ogwu Onoja ( SAN) ‘s wife in kogi, police orderly wounded

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The wife of Chief Ogwu James Onoja ( SAN) mrs Rosemary Onoja and her entourage have been attacked by unknown gunmen on Anyigba -Shintakun road. The incident which occured on Friday involved the wife of the legal Icon James Onoja , some of her family members and her police escort as the hoodlums believed to be armed robbers shot severally at them shattering the windscreen of the Jeep they were travelling. Although, Mrs Onoja escaped unhurt , her police orderly was not so lucky as the bullets…

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