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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Court terminates charges against Alex Badeh

An Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Monday terminated the charges filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the late former Chief of Defense Staff, Alex Badeh. Mr Badeh was killed by gunmen last year when returning from his farm in Nasarawa State.The court presided over by Okon Abang in its judgement found Iyalikam Nigeria Limited, the company which is standing trial with Mr Badeh, guilty of the charges. It ordered that all properties of the company in line with the 10-count amended charge be…

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General elections: Group petitions IGP, NSA over council administrators’ arms stockpile in kogi

INEC partners police to check vote buying, others

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A Socio cultural group in Yagba West LGA, Omo Ti Wa ni has called on the Acting Inspector General of Police National Security Adviser ( NSA) and other security agencies to place surveillance on Hon. Timi Joseph, Administrator, of Yagba West LGA accusing him of stockpiling arms in his Egbe residence ahead the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The group in a petition to the IGP and NSA , and copied other sister security agencies alleged that the administrator is planning to unleash mayhem on the people…

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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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Elections postponement: Governor Bello urges electorate not to despair

Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has called on Nigerians not to be disappointed over the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), adding that the development shouldn’t demoralize us, but strengthen our collective resolve to grow our democracy. While calling on Nigerians not to lose confidence in the electoral process due to the cancellation of the scheduled exercise, Alhaji Bello urged INEC to put all machineries in place to avoid a repeatof such unfortunate occurrence. According to a press statement signed by…

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PDP Condemns Postponement Of Elections, Asks INEC Chairman To Resign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus has said that the ‘shoddy’ arrangements for this election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is a deliberate predetermined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power. Prince Secondus said that the postponement which is part of a grand design by the All Progressives Congress, APC, to thwart the will of Nigerians at all cost, clearly exposes INEC as a failure and calls on the Chairman of the Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu to resign immediately.…

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BREAKING: INEC Postpones 2019 Presidential Elections To February 23rd

The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February. It was one of the decisions reached early today in a crunch talk between between INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu and 12 national commissioners in Abuja, according to sources close to the meeting. Professor Yakubu will be briefing the media later today on the decision, amidst reports of logistics problems faced by the commission. The meeting, which began Friday evening, was still in progress up till 1.30 a.m. Rotimi Oyekanmi,…

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New Commissioners Of Police Deployed Across Nigeria (Full List)

The Police Service Commission on Wednesday announced the redeployment of Commissioners of Police across Nigeria ahead of the country’s 2019 elections. This development coming 9 days to the 2019 general elections saw the replacement of several police commissioners.  Mu’azu Zubairu officially takes over from Imohimi Edgal as the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, while Kayode Egbetokun, who until this redeployment was acting Commissioner of Police in Lagos, has been appointed the Commissioner of Police in Kwara state. Egbetokun served as chief security officer to APC Chieftain, Bola Tinubu, before he became the…

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Let us uphold our core societal values -Col. Abdallah

The Chairman/Chief Executive, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah has called on all stakeholders in drug control, which includes and not limited to teachers, parents, government, imams, pastors, community leaders and political parties to double their efforts in ensuring a return to core socio-cultural values. Abdallah made the call during a presentation on “Drug Abuse and National Security in Nigeria” to Course 27 of National Defence College, NDC, Abuja.

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Governor Bello affirms revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company as top priority

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has affirmed that the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company remained top priority to the Federal and State Government. He made this remark on Sunday in Idah, at the Civic Center within the palace premises of the Attah of Igala, HRH Dr. Micheal Ameh Oboni Ii, while receiving the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo who was on a scheduled visit to the region. The Governor thanked God for the safety of the Vice President and his entourage after their helicopter crashed landed in Kabba, while…

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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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Kogi NMA begs Bello to halt mass exodus of Doctors

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. As governor Yahaya Bello of kogi state marks his three years in office, the state chapter of Nigeria Medical Association ( NMA) has urged him to urgently deploy programmes that will discourage medical Doctors in the state civil service from resigning their appointments to seeking greener pastures across the states and abroad. The NMA Chairman , Dr. Kabir Zubair in a statement made available to Journalists on Monday inLokoja, felicitate with the government and people of the state on the three years of APC led administration in…

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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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