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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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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Bello charges NYSC members on good conduct

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state  has charged  members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the state  to exhibit  highest moral standards   and to be  law abiding through out their stay in the state. The governor gave the  charge at the NYSC orientation camp, Asaya, Kabba, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2000 corps members deployed to the state for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1. Bello, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Sani Ogu-Salisu, urged the corps members…

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GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON COMMENDS NYSC MANAGERS

The founder of National Youth Service Corps, General Yakubu Gowon has commended the management of National Youth Service Corps for mentoring graduate youths towards becoming responsible leaders in the society. He said the NYSC Scheme has instilled the spirit of selfless service into many Corps Members across the country. General Gowon gave this commendation when the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim visited him in his office in Abuja. While congratulating the DG on his appointment, the former Head of State expressed his delight that the NYSC Scheme has…

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The David Oyedepo Foundation Calls For Full Scholarship Applications

The David Oyedepo Foundation calls for applications From Africans who are looking to pursue an Undergraduate degree program in Landmark University and Covenant University Nigeria. The scholarship program awards scholarships to qualified individuals who are indigenes and residents of African countries, and have been offered admission to specific universities in Nigeria. This scholarship program covers Full Academic fees for a maximum of 4-5 years, Travel allowances, Feeding allowances and Medical/Health Insurance or allowance. Application Deadline: 14th July 2019 Eligible Countries: Africa Type: Undergraduate Eligible Field Of Study: Chemical Engineering, Computer…

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DG WARNS CORPS PRODUCING INSTITUTIONS TO AVOID FRAUDULENT MOBILISATION

Corps Producing Institutions have been warned not to enrol unqualified graduates into the Mobilization process of National Youth Service Corps. The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim gave this warning while addressing Data Entry Officers from Corps Producing Institutions across the country including Deployment and Relocation Officers from NYSC State Secretariats and FCT at a workshop in Abuja. Ibrahim advised the workshop participants not to fall into the temptation of unscrupulous elements that may want to truncate the Mobilization process. He added that NYSC would blacklist any Corps Producing Institution involved…

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FG opens radio station to reach herdsmen

The Federal Government says it has acquired an Amplitude Modulation radio broadcast licence to reach herdsmen across various locations in the country as parts of measures to enhance nomadic education. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, stated this in Abuja during an interview with newsmen, adding that the establishment of the radio frequency was to end the perennial farmers-herders crises across the country. The minister noted that the radio service would operate on frequency of 720KHz, and would air in Fulani language, as the government believes that the radio medium…

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Kogi State University Student Reportedly Commits Suicide Shortly after being dumped by boyfriend in Kogi

A 100-level Student of the Kogi State University, Ayingba, Miss Rebecca Michael on Wednesday reportedly committed suicide shortly after her boyfriend broke up with her. According to reports, Rebecca, a 100 level student in the department of philosophy took her life in their 200 housing unit residence in Lokoja, according to sources, was within the age of 20. It was reported that, the deceased drank sniper when her boy friend, who is a prominent DJ in Lokoja told her that he was no longer interested in the relationship. After drinking…

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Taraba: ASUU embarks on indefinite strike

The Taraba State University branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities on Wednesday resumed indefinite strike action to press home its demands. The union had embarked on a strike in March last year but it was suspended when the Taraba government promised to meet its demands. The strike was communicated in a document sent to the University management and signed by branch Chairman of ASUU Dr. Samuel Shiikaa and Secretary Dr. Atando Agbu. The union announced the strike shortly after its Executive Council Meeting with national officials in Jalingo.…

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NNPC Build Girls Science School in Kogi

NNPC supplies 29.058m litres of petrol to 13 states

  ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has promised to build and equip a Science and Technology Laboratory to enhance pupils’ interest in science and engineering profession, especially the Girl Child. Mr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of NNPC, disclosed this at Foundation laying ceremony of a laboratory, to mark the sixth edition of Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) in LGEA primary school Ofugo, Kogi State. The gesture was a collaboration between the NNPC and APWEN to be named after Mr Kashim Ali, President, Council…

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Court Awards N25m To Student Who Became Blind After Being Flogged By Teacher

A Lagos High Court sitting in Ikeja has ordered the proprietress of CendomInternational Nursery and Primary School, Olodi-Apapa, Lagos, Mrs Uche Owen, to pay N25 million as damages to a 5-year-old pupil of the school, Destiny Kalu who became blind after he was flogged for not paying school fees. Destiny had through his father, Inyima Kalu, dragged Mrs Owen and his class teacher, Miss Uduak Sam before the court in 2013 for flogging and inflicting severe injuries to his right eyes over non-payment of school fees. In his statement of claim,…

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Wendy Okolo, The First Black Woman To Earn A Doctorate In Aerospace Engineering

Dr. Wendy Okolo is a Nigerian-born National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) aerospace engineer and the first Black woman to earn a doctorate in the field. According to her profile on the organization’s website, Okolo works as a special emphasis programs manager at Ames Research Center and is a research engineer in the Discovery and Systems Health Technology (DaSH) Area. Her role includes researching control systems applications, systems health monitoring and creating solutions for issues related to the designing of aircraft and spacecraft.  She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Arlington in 2010 and…

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School feeding: Primary school pupils rushed to hospital after taking meal in Katsina

Reports gotten by Katsina Post has it that no fewer than five Primary school pupils were rushed to a primary health care center in Makurda, Rimi Local government in the early hours of Monday after taking their meal being served to them in school. According to our sources, the pupils complained of stomachache immediately after taking the meal which prompted the school to stopped the sharing of the food and quickly retrieved the remnants from the other pupils. The pupils who complained of the stomachache were then quickly rushed to…

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Corruption responsible for Nigeria’s backwardness -CHRCR

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA Corruption and lack of transparency in doing business have been identified as the militating factors for slow pace of development in Nigeria In a one day stakeholders meeting organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution ( CHRCR) in collaboration with Shehu Musa Ya’adua with support from Mac Arthur foundation held in lokoja Wednesday noted that uncheck corruption has affected public faith in the management of the nation’s businesses. The Executive Director Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCH) Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul stated…

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Foundation gives N20M scholarships to 400 indigent in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA About four hundred indigent students who are indigenes of Ogugu Ofante and its environs have benefited from a twenty million naira scholarship scheme funded by the Deacon Job and Mrs. Omada Onoja Foundation . The beneficiaries were drawn from Emojikwu/Emagodo, Emochogwu–Ameh, Emagodo and Emorocho communities in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State, The beneficiaries are currently undergoing studies in the following institutions of learning : Kaduna Polytechnic Kaduna, Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Kogi state University , Anyigba, and KSCOE, Ankpa. Others are College of Nursing,…

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BREAKING: At last, FG, ASUU reach agreement, sign deal

The federal government and the striking University teachers have finally signed an agreement, raising hope of an end to the three months old strike. The agreement was signed on Thursday in Abuja during a meeting between the warring parties. The University lecturers commenced a nationwide strike late last year to demand for the full implementation of the agreement it reached with the government in 2009. Until now, government and the leadership of the union have met nine different times, with non-yielding any meaningful result. Meanwhile, ASUU has not formally declared…

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Corper donates library ,700 text books to kogi communities

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.  A member of the National Youths Service Corps ( NYSC) serving in kogi state  Mr Seun Albert Oyelude, has donated  a  library block   with 700 textbooks to  Ahoko communities in  Kogi Local Government Area of the state. The Corps member in a chat with Journalists on Friday in Ahoko venue of the commissioning  of the library stated that , the gesture was  his modest contribution to enhance and restore the culture of reading among pupils of primary and secondary schools. Oyelade noted that when he was…

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Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999

Suspension of the CJN, the President erred and has usurp the supremacy of the CFRN.1999 I have read the statement issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as to the reason for the removal of the Chief Justice of Nigeria. In the statement, the President relied on the ruling of the Code of Conduct Tribunal which ordered that theOnoghen CJN be suspended pending the determination of the case hanging on his neck at the CCT. This order purportedly granted by the CCT was given without jurisdiction. The…

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Kogi State University cancels final year exams

The management of Kogi state university have cancelled the final examinations of 400 level students of political science department. The cancellation was due to the celebration of some students who were jubilating and shooting sporadically into the air and drinking alcohol publicly in the faculty, disrupting the relative peace of the university community. The students who finished their final semester exams will have to rewrite the course POS 104 (international law and politics). A new date is to be announced.

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MRA names Ministry of Defence as winners of ‘FOI Hall of Shame’

Media Rights Agenda (MRA) today named the Ministry of Defence as the 70th inductee into its “Freedom of Information (FOI) Hall of Shame”, accusing the Ministry of refusing to submit itself to civilian oversight by failing to abide by its duties and obligations under a democratically enacted Law. In a statement in Lagos, Mr. Ayode Longe, MRA’s Programme Director, told the Ministry that the mere fact that its functions touch on security and defence matters does not exempt it from the requirements of transparency and accountability, adding that as a…

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