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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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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Huawei’s ‘oak OS’ Will Be Launched in October

Huawei’s own Oak OS software seems nailed on for October when it will be revealed running on the new Mate 30 series.  This is pretty much what we’ve suspected ever since Huawei’s blacklisting by The US Government. Although there’s a reprieve on the ban currently, this is only set to run until August.  We’ve known for a few months that Huawei was developing its own software as a backup and a trademark filing has been spotted for Oak OS, though it’s thought to be known as HongMeng OS in China. It…

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Workers salaries: Bello Lied – Kogi NLC

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress ( NLC)  Kogi state Council , comrade Onuh Edoka has  described the governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello as a pathological liar  over his  statement on television that he does not owe  workers salaries. The chairman told the governor point blank in a meeting at the government house called  at the instant of the government to resolve some grew areas bordering on workers welfare. Earlier, the chairman ,  had told the governor that he took exception to the nomenclature of the meeting that…

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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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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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Federal Ministry of Water Resources flags 2019 water day celebration

World water day is an annual UN observation day that highlights the importance of fresh water. The day is celebrated around the world with variety of events. In line with the preparation the Federal minister of water Resources said “water is all and they are leaving no one behind”. The minister made this statement during a brief with newsmen. According to Suleiman Adamu “water for all implies that the elderly, disabled, marginalised and poor people get access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation in line with the Sustainable Development…

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Election violence: Death awaits perpetrators -Atah Igala

JULIUS ATABOH Lokoja His Royal Majesty, Idakwo Micheal Ameh Oboni II, the Attah Igala , Chairman, Igala Traditional Area Council and president kogi state traditional council has invoked the spirits of his ancestors to deal ruthlessly with the perpetrators of the last Saturday elections violence that led to deaths of innocent persons and wanton destruction of property across Igala/Bassa nation Addressing Journalists in his palace in Idah weekend , the ancestral home of Igala Kingdom, the angry Atah Igala warned politicians and perpetrators of the dastardly act to seek spiritual…

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IGP decorates newly promoted DIGs and inaugurated vibrant IGP teams

By Juliet Ezeh, Abuja Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar Adamu  today decorated 8 Newly promoted DIG’s and also  inaugurated the IGP management teams.The newly decorated DIGs are ; Usman Tilli Abubakar, Abdul Majid Ali, Aminchi Samaila Baraya, Fredrick Taiwo Lakanu, Godwin C. Nwobodo, Yakubu O. Jibrin, Usman Yakubu, and Anthony Ogbizi Michael. The event was held today at the peacekeeping hall of the Nigeria Police headquarter Abuja.The IGP at the decoration ceremony of the DIG’s and inaugural ceremony of the IGP teams expressed that the task of policing a complex nation…

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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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Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation

Nigeria: The Anaemia of a Bleeding Nation is a vivisection of the problem with Nigeria by Dr. Anthony Ohanyere N. mni. It offers a penetrating insight into the failure of leadership in Nigeria and the performances of the Nigerian leaders, past and present which Daily Mandate has offered to serialize. In his reflection of what he captioned “Leadership Question,” the author has no kind words for Nigerian leaders. Enjoy the excerpts: It is not contestable that those who struggled and secured our national independence did great job and are deserving…

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Seadogs raise awareness on HIV/AIDS

All over the globe, December Ist, is set aside by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a special day to raise awareness on the prevalence of the dreaded HIV/AIDS pandemic that ravages the world. The aims however is to continually bring to people’s consciousness the paramount need to be protected and thereby help reduce the spread of the virus. This is why the theme of 2018 campaign is hinged on, “know your status”. In principle, WHO urges people to know their infection status through testing and access to treatment and…

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600 million Africans still lack access to electricity——- ECA Chief…as Nigeria hosts Africa Trade Forum 2018

(ECA), Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe, said in an age of trade wars, Africa is sending a strong message that trade deals and reforms can be approached through consensus-building and cooperation, leaving no one behind. According to ECA studies, Africa is less industrialized today than it was three decades ago. The continent’s manufacturing share of output and exports has steadily declined, and Africa’s exports remain largely concentrated in primary commodities and raw materials. Through AfCFTA, industrialization will help create employment for Africa’s growing youth population, thereby improving livelihoods, access to education…

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U.S threatens Russia with atomic weapons-Iranian President

U.S threatens Russia with atomic weapons-Iranian President

U.S threatens Russia with atomic weapons-Iranian President By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report Iran has accused the United States of threatening Russia with new atomic weapons after Washington published a document outlining plans to expand its nuclear capabilities to deter others. Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani  made the allegation on Sunday,saying U.S which is always against weapons of mass destruction, now threatening another country with it. “The Americans are shamelessly threatening Russia with a new atomic weapon.The same people who supposedly believe that using weapons of mass destruction is a crime against…

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Tesla turns 50,000 Aussie homes into solar power generators

Tesla turns 50,000 Aussie homes into solar power generators By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report In a landmark plan to turn houses into a giant, interconnected power plant,South Australia State government has  announced that some 50,000 homes would receive solar panels and Elon Musk’s Tesla batteries. The State Premier, Jay Weatherill, announced  the development in a press statement he issued on Sunday. South Australia is already home to world’s biggest battery in an Elon Musk-driven project to provide electricity for more than 30,000 homes. The state government has since been…

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French military helicopters crashed, killed five people in Southern France

French military helicopters crashed, killed five people in Southern France

French military helicopters crashed, killed five people in Southern France By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report No fewer than five people lost their lives after two French military helicopters belonging to an army flight training school crashed in southern France. The incident took place around halfway between Marseille and Nice on Friday. Security sources and a local authority official put the death toll at five, although that is yet to be confirmed. According to regional newspaper, emergency services have set up a crisis center to coordinate the search and rescue effort.…

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