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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Pan-Nigerian endorsement: I am moved to tears -Atiku

The Presidential candidate of the peoples democratic party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has expressed joy over his endosement by the various socio- cultural groups in the coutry. In a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja, He said “I am moved to tears that in the midst of deep divisions and deliberate use of instrumentalities of state to set our people against themselves in the last three and a half years, responsible and respected leaders across Nigeria have agreed to come together for the purpose of endorsing my candidature for the…

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Vice President Osinbajo Unhurt as Chopper Crash in Kogi

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his entourage came out his chopper unharmed after it crashed in Kabba, Kogi State. Osinbajo is currently on his way to Obaro of Kabba’s palace to pay homage. The Vice President will proceed to Okene and Idah later today as part of his visit to the state.

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Muslim pilgrimage: Kogi Hajj Commission sets 31 March, 2019 deadline, begins public enlightenment

 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Kogi State Hajj Commission, has advised all intending pilgrims from the state to complete all registration processes before or on 31 March, 2019 as it  intensified public enlightenment across the  21 local Government Areas of the state.  In a statement signed by the commission’s Public Relations Officer, Isah Abdulrahman and made available to Saturday Independent  said that vacancies are still available for those willing to participate or sponsor candidates for this year’s holy pilgrimage to Makka, Saudi Arabia. The commission also called on all intending pilgrims who have earlier…

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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 State Gov Gives Express Approval for Recruitment Of Medical Doctors

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has granted express approval to the Governing Boards of Kogi State Hospitals Management Board (KSHMB) and Kogi State Specialist Hospital, Lokoja (KSSHL) to recruit more doctors into hospitals in the stateKogi State Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Saka disclosed this while reacting to the exit of some doctors from the stateservice over the past three years as recently hinted by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in the state. He said Doctors that left in recent times left because they were able to secure post graduate…

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Kogi PDP demands REC removal over N10m , 25 bags of rice bribe

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA The Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) in kogi state has called on the chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) professor Mahmoud Yakubu to replace the kogi state Resident Electoral Commissioner ( REC) Professor James Apam over alleged collection of  ten million naira  (#10M bribe from the state government . The  head media and publicity of PDP presidential Campaign Council , kogi state Austin Okai in a statement made available to Journalists in Lokoja Wednesday noted that the unholy financial relationship between the REC and the…

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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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Breaking News: NBA to embark on 2-days warning boycott of courts nationwide

The National Executive Council of the Nigerian Bar Association has directed it members to boycott all Courts for the next 2 days starting from tomorrow the 29th to 31st of January, 2019. The decision was reached at the end of the NBA-NEC Emergency meeting which held today, the 28th of January 2019, at the NBA auditorium, NBA house Abuja. The meeting ended with some resolutions which are; 1. NBA Condemns in strong terms the Unconstitutional Suspension of the CJN.2. NEC resolved that Members should boycott all Courts for the next…

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Agbakoba submits petition against acting CJN, Tanko Mohammed

A senior advocate of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba SAN, has written a petition against the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammed. He made a revelation in the petition, saying that the new CJN should not be in office. Muhammed was appointed after President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Walter Onnoghen from office. In the petition sent to on Monday, Agbakoba said: “On 25th of January 2019 President Mohammadu Buhari pursuant to an exparte order of the Code of the Conduct Tribunalpurportedly suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Walter Samuel…

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IGP Muhammed Adamu retires all DIGs

Acting Inspector-General of Police Muhammed Adamu has retired all the Deputy Inspectors-General of Police (DIGs). The retired DIGs, who were Adamu’s senior, served with former IG, Ibrahim Idris. They are: DIGs in charge of Finance & Administration, (Maigari Dikko); Operations (Habila Joshak); Information & Communications Technology (Emmanuel Inyang); Logistics & Supply (Agboola Oshodi-Glover); Research & Planning (Mohammed Katsina); Training & Development (Sani Mohammed) and Federal Criminal Investigation & Intelligence (Peace Ibekwe-Abdallah).

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Youth empowerment is my Priority- Halims

Honourable Abdullahi Alih popularly known as Halims is a regular contestants into the Federal House of Representatives for  Ankpa/ Olamaboro/ Omala federal constituency. He was between 2007 and 2011 represented Ankpa 1 state Constituency. This period the erosion menace in the Ankpa metropolis that has hitherto defied solutions was fixed. Hundreds of Ankpa unemployed youths were employed into both the Federal and state establishments, including Military, police and paramilitary services. He believes in the empowerment of  the youths  which according to him over 250 young men and women from the…

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SDP blasts police over abduction of member in kogi.

Atabor Julius Lokoja               The kogi state chapter of the Social Democratic Party, (SDP) has expressed sadness over the inability of the Nigeria Police and other  security agencies in the state to protect citizenry as her members  in the Central senatorial zone of the state  were being abducted . The  party thumb down the police as a result of the abduction of one of its members, Friday Ovoro from his house in the early hours of 23rd January, 2019 by unknown gunmen, dressed in military camouflage stormed his residence,Ohueta, ,Okehi LGA…

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Lagos aborigines lobby Agbaje, as he promises equity for state’s 5 divisions

By: Directorate of Media and Publicity, Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO) The Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has promised to develop all the five divisions of the state into viable economic hubs. He also promised to address the numerous socio-political and economic dislocations that affected indigenes of the state in the last 20 years of the current democratic dispensation. A statement issued by the Media Office of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation (JACO) stated that the governorship hopeful gave the assurance in…

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Support Atiku, Sule Lamido tells supporters as mammoth crowd welcomes Atiku to Jigawa

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, met an unprecedented crowd cheering and chanting Atiku! Atiku! Turaki! Turaki! on Monday.The National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, told the mammoth crowd that PDP is coming to power to put food on their tables and tackle hunger in the land.“We are bringing in an energetic and competent person, Atiku Abubakar, with experience to tackle poverty created by the APC”.Secondus told the jubilant crowd that their massive turn out at the rally is a clear indication that power is returning…

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MRA, IMS Named Among 15 Global Finalists for 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards

by emeka duru  Two Nigerian non-governmental organizations, Media Rights Agenda (MRA) and the Institute for Media and Society (IMS) were today named among 15 “Global champions of free expression” that have been shortlisted for the 2019 Index on Censorship Freedom of Expression Awards. In a statement issued in London, the United Kingdom-based campaigning organization, Index on Censorship, announced the 15 shortlisted individuals and organizations from around the world, saying they were drawn from more than 400 crowdsourced nominations which include “artists, writers, journalists and campaigners fighting for freedom of expression…

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IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed Assumes Office.

The Formal Inspector General of police Idris Ibrahim hands over to AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed. With the appointment and assumption of duty of the New Inspector General of police AG.IGP Abubakar Adamu Mohammed to office has drawn a national and international policing leadership experience to bridge the missing link.The IGP during his speech said ” The absence of leadership has always been the missing link in policing  in Nigeria, it is my conviction, therefore, that if the quality personnel potentials of the force are blended with purposeful and motivational leadership at…

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EFCC arraigns Ja’iz Bank staff for N33m fraud. two others for N44m fraud

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Kaduna zonal office, on January 9, 2019 arraigned one Alfa Ibrahim, a staff of Ja’iz Bank Plc. before Justice Darius Khobo of the Kaduna State High Court, on a one-count charge, bordering on dishonesty, to the tune of over N33, 000, 000 million (Thirty Three Million Naira) only belonging to Ja’iz Bank Plc. According to the EFCC, Ibrahim, a branch Automated Teller Machine, ATM custodian, was alleged by the Bank, to have converted to his personal use, N33, 810,000 meant to be “loaded”…

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