War against Poverty (WaP)

Called the Third World War, the harm Poverty is doing to Humanity is worse than the First and Second World Wars put together. It masquerades as sicknesses and diseases, hunger, starvation, extreme deprivation, criminalities, violent extremism and outright conflict. In any of these conditions, a victim of poverty is rendered financially helpless in a manner that he cannot come out of the situations. In fact, Poverty is one very potent push and pull factor. The war of Poverty is without borders and it is an equal opportunity war, raging and…

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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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Kogi Govt, NEWMAP sign Multi-billion Naira Erosion control projects

Kogi Government along side Nigerian Erosion and Watershed Management Peoject, NEWMAP on monday signed the contracts for the stabilisation, reclamation and Channeling of Adumu and Agassa erosion sites in Olamaboro and Okene respectively towards ensuring a lasting solution to concerns of environmental degradation in those areas. The agreement was signed by Governor Bello, the NEWMAP representatives, alongside the contractors at the Governor’s office, Lokoja. Governor Bello noted that his government cared for the people of the State by ensuring that the environment where they lived in was safe and conducive…

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Work on Lagos-Badagry expressway to commence this month -Gov. Sanwo-Olu

…Says Task Force Will Clean Up Project Site Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagos residents that work will commence on Lagos-Badagry expressway from Maza-Maza to Okokomaiko this month. The governor who stated this while on inspection tour of the Lagos Badagry expressway said with access to needed financing, contractors would resume work on site. According to the Governor, “we shall be moving to site this month. Work will commence after we’ve crossed all the T’s and dotted all the I’s. We will ensure we close our conversation…

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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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GOV Bello Sacks Special Adviser, Redeploys Local Govt Administrator

Disclose your true health condition – PDP tells Kogi governor

The Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has approved the immediate redeployment and removal of some political office Holders and appointment of others in order to efficiently deliver the New Direction Mandate to the good people of Kogi State. Hon. Ibrahim Adoga currently the Special Adviser to His Excellency on Multilateral, Donor Agencies and Special projects has been removed from office with immediate effect. The redeployed officers are : Hon. Abdulkareem Suleiman Onyekehi currently serving as the Special Adviser to His Excellency on Job Creation and…

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Press Release: NDLEA Boss debunks Rumour on Nigerian Team visit to Thailand

In a Press statement made available to news men today, the NDLEA Boss, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (Rtd.) has reacted to the misinformation in the media about his visit with the Executive Governor of Ondo State His Excellency Rotimi Akeredolu to the Republic of Thailand. He denounced the information that He and the Ondo Governor traveled to Thailand to learn how to grow Cannabis sativa for medicinal purpose or economic gain. Exerpts: This is far from the truth.  I wish to by this statement categorically denounce the misleading information. At…

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Press Release: STOP DISTURBING OUR ROYAL FATHERS AND STOP DESECRATING THEIR PALACES (SCIN)

We the members of the SUPREME COUNCIL of IGALA NATION (SCIN) world wide at this point in the life of the IGALA nation and by extention the life of kogi state deem it extremely necessary to grant this press release. Supreme council of Igala Nation is peaceful pan IGALA organisation with membership spread across the globe made up of all IGALAs from Kogi State, Ondo State, Oyo State, Anambra State, Enugu State, Rivers/Bayelsa State all in Nigeria and IGALAs from Democratic republic of Congo plying our trades in different parts…

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Show More Respect To Buhari, Goodluck Jonathan Tells Omokri

Former presidential aide and staunch critics of the APC led administration, Reno Omokri, has revealed that ex-president Goodluck Jonathan called him and appealed to him to show more respect and kindness to President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement he issued on his twitter handle, Omokri stated: “I just don’t know how God created Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. I have never met a man, whether Pastor, Imam or Pope, with as much humility as former President Jonathan. He called me and appealed to me to show more respect and kindness to President…

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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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Approval for multi-billion Naira Investment in Cannabis Production: A twisted story

The attention of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has been drawn to a story trending in the social media which created the impression that a Nigerian senator has been granted license for “a multi-billion naira investment in the cultivation and production of medical cannabis oil and powder.” 2.        The Agency has not granted license or approval to any person or corporate organization for “a multi-billion naira investment for the cultivation and production of medical cannabis oil and powder.” The significance of medicinal cannabis for medical and wellness purposes has…

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How Kogi Magistrate died over 9 Months unpaid Salaries

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A magistrate and Deputy Chief Registrar ( litigation)  Mr. Zekeri Aguye has lost his life due to his inability to offset medical bills. Aguye who had been receiving cancer treatment at the National Hospital Abuja but was ejected from the hospital for not being able to pay for drugs and other services died on Tuesday, 19th of March. In a presss release made available to Journalists in Lokoja, and confirmed by the Chief Registrar of the state  High Court , Mr. Yahaya Adamu lamented that Aguye would…

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Faleke blasts kogi APC over Betrayal of Campaign Promises

 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.  Member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has condemned  the All Progressive Congress ( APC)  in Kogi State for its failure to keep campaign promises. The Leadership of APC of Ijumu LGA of Kogi State had accused Faleke  of  anti-party activities in the state during the general elections. Faleke who was a running mate to the late Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the APC in the November 21st, 2015 governorship election in the State, hails from Ekirin-adde in Ijumu LGA of…

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Thugs, 52 kidnappers in Police net in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Kogi State command of the Nigeria police has paraded 52 suspected kidnapers, armed robbers and political thugs arrested from their various hideout across the state during the state House of Assembly elections.. The commissioner of police Hakeem Busari stated that in line with the implementation of the IGP Mohammed Adamu ‘s implementation  for the general elections adopted systematic security measures through intensive raids of criminal hideouts , black spots and flash points which led to the arrest ot these 52 criminals Parading the suspects before the Journalists…

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INEC Suspends Elections In Mopamuro, Kogi LG

The Independent National Electoral Commission, on Saturday, postponed the state House of Assembly election across Mopamuro Local Government Area of Kogi state. The Electoral Officer, Mopamuro LGA, Mr Okpanachi Ojodale, told the News Agency of Nigeria, at the INEC office in Mopa, that the election was postponed to Sunday, March 10, due to wrong ballot papers that were taken to the area. According to Ojodale, the ballot papers belonging to Akpa LGA in Kogi East, were taken to Mopamuro LGA, development that was discovered in the early hours of Saturday…

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Buhari runs a govt with no direction – Financial Times

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja The Financial Times of London says President Muhammadu Buhari has been running a government that lacks a clear direction in the last four years. The respected newspaper therefore called on the President to see his re-election as an opportunity to do the right thing. The Financial Times said this in its editorial which has been read and shared thousands of times around the world. It said there was no clear economic policy like that of Rwanda and Ethiopia. It read in part, “With his renewed mandate, it…

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Lawmaker laments clamp down on opposition, charges IGP to release detained PDP chairman in kogi

 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The member representing Bassa LGA in the Kogi state House of Assembling Hon. Sunday Shigaba has called on the Inspector General of police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, the Deputy inspector General of police (DIG) in charge of elections for Kwara and kogi Godwin Nwobodo and Commissioner of police Hameed Busari to ensure unconditional release of the chairman of PDP Bassa LGA Hon. Augustine Wodi who was arrested and detained by the officers of SARS yesterday. The lawmaker who is also the Candidate of the PDP in the Saturday House of Assembly…

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Elections: APC Candidates, Others Step Down For PDP

Governor David Umahi’s re-election bid received a boost on Tuesday when 26 opposition candidates stepped down for him. Also, two All Progressives Congress (APC) State House of Assembly candidates at the event also announced that they were stepping down for opposition PDP candidates. Okorie Ogbonnaya of the Advanced Allied Party (AAP), who spoke on behalf of the governorship candidates, said their decision was to allow for continuity. “After critically appraising the developmental stride of Governor Umahi and in perfect agreement that he has done well in his first term and…

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