Wada promises to work for smooth transfer of power in Kogi

ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. Captain Idris wada , aspirant on the platform of the PDP in the Novermber 16 2019  governorship election in kogi state  has promised to institutionalise power shift in the body politics of state to douse tensions across the state.  He  disclosed that although the party was robbed in  the 2015 governorship election, which has truncated the programmes of his administration    appealed to delegates to give him  another opportunity  to redeem the stolen mandate. Wada disclosed  this Friday at Odo ere , headquarters of Yagba West Local Government…

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Kogi PDP: Aspirant kick against automatic ticket

Buhari’s govt swimming in ocean of corruption-PDP

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A chairmanship aspirant for the state peoples Democratic party chairmanship ,  Muhammad Omuya, has said that the National working committee of the party has not directed the retention of the outgoing executives in the State. He said rather, the national working committee has only said that the positions should be retained in the senatorial districts where they are currently domisiled, saying that the claim of some of the party leadership contradicts the directive of the NWC. Addressing journalists in Lokoja on Sunday in lokoja, Muhammad, said he…

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I will use technology to fight insecurity- Erico PDP guber aspirant

ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. A frontline Aspirant on the platform of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the November 16, governorship election in Kogi state  Dr. Joseph Erico Ameh  has assured the state of his capacity to deploying modern technology to  restructure the state security architecture if elected as governor. Ameh disclosed this at the   Kogi State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)  Media parley for governorship aspirants over the weekend in Lokoja. The aspirant also pledged to rescue the state from the current abject poverty and underdevelopment even…

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I’m under tremendous pressures to rescue kogi -Capt Idris Wada , PDP guber aspirant

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The  immediate past governor of kogi state and an Aspirant in the November 16, 2019 governorship election Captain Idris Ichala Wada  has disclosed that his  aspiration to return to Lord Lugard House  is stemmed from pressures mounted on him by the good people of the state to salvage and rescure the state from decay and poverty unleashed on the state workers. Capt. Idris Wada  stated this when he officially declared his intention to seek a come back as governor of the state, lamented that the sufferings of…

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President Buhari re-appoints Boss Mustapha, Abba Kyari as SGF, COS

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) to the President. This was contained in a statement issued by Garba Shehu Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) dated July 5, 2018 The President also approved the following appointments of personal staff. 1. Mohammed Sarki Abba – Senior Special Assistant to the President (Household and Social Events) 2. Ya’u Shehu Darazo – Senior Special Assistant to the…

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Kogi youths backs Irukera warns APC fielding Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A youths group in Kogi state, under the umbrella of Progressive Youth Alliance, has resolved to support the governorship ambition of Barrister Babatunde Irukera, even as it warned against giving the All Progressive Congress,(APC) ticket to incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello. The group cautioned the national leadership of APC on the danger inherent in fielding  Bello as it’s standard flag bearer,  saying that the victory of the party cannot be guaranteed with such arrangement. The spokesperson of the group, Comrade Amos Alfa while addressing journalists in Lokoja, noted…

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I will give 35% positions to women – Aminu Abubakar PDP aspirant

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Alhaji Aminu Abubakar Suleiman , governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic party(PDP) has vowed to implement  the women’s  35% affirmative action in his cabinet if elected governor of kogi state. The governorship aspirant stated this Tuesday in the state capital when Lokoja PDP   women wards leaders,  endorsed his candidature for the November 16, 2019 election. He assured the women of his determination for them to  play vital roles in his administration stressing that any meaningful government  will not toy with issues that affects women . Aminu Suleiman…

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Mustapha Mona Audu promises to liberate kogi from poverty

ATABOR JULIUS The frontline aspirant  of the All Progressives Party  [APC] for the  November 16 Kogi State  governorship election ,Prince Mona Mustapha  Audu ,  has promised to work towards the emancipation of the people  from poverty and  socio  economic  deprivations pervading the state. Mustapha Mona  Audu  made the promise on  Sunday in Lokoja , the state’s  capital , when he kick started his campaign for the Lugard House which was  witnessed by thousands of his supporters  and  party faithful who  participated in  a memorable “Walk for Freedom “  on June…

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Kogi to witness rapid Socio-economic transformation under my watch – Suleiman PDP guber aspirant

ATABOR JULIUS, LOKOJA. Ahead of the November 16, 2019, Kogi state governorship election, Alhaji Aminu Abubakar Suleiman an aspirant on the platform of PDP has assured the state of  a purposeful and total quality social , economic and human development that will meet the yearnings and aspirations of all and sundry. This is as he noted that he will vigorously pursue qualitative and technical education that will make the youths the employers of labour even as free medicare for pregnant and aged mothers will be adopted. The PDP governorship aspirant gave the…

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LASG will partner FG, Judiciary to decongest prisons – Sanwo-Olu

Gov. Swears In Hon. Justice Alogba As Acting Chief Judge Of Lagos State Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the Executive will work with the State judiciary and the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to prison congestion, saying that the issue has become be a major challenge to the State’s justice system. Governor Sanwo-Olu stated this on Thursday after swearing in the new acting Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem Alogba. According to the Governor, “the current situation where over 70 percent of…

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Tribunal Hears Atiku’s Motion Seeking Access To INEC Server

Atiku to formally declare for presidency in two weeks

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed Thursday, June 13 for hearing of the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar’s application for access to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s electronic server. INEC had declared Buhari and APC the winner of the February 23 election polling 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Abubakar, who polled 11,262,978 votes. But Atiku and the PDP, in their petition filed on March 18 to challenge the outcome of the poll, contended that “from the data obtained from INEC’s server, the true, actual…

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It’s not enough to fight corruption, we have to create wealth, Kagame tells Buhari

Speaking at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) summit in Abuja on Tuesday, Kagame congratulated Buhari on his victory at the poll and said Nigeria must share resources equitably, so everyone can join the fight against corruption. “President Buhari, I wish to give you our very warm congratulations on your re-election and best wishes for the entire Nigerian people, on the road ahead,” Kagame said. “I also want to mention here, that President Buhari is AU (African Union) champion in the fight against corruption, and we thank you.” Kagame…

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Breaking News: Ahmed Law emerges as President of the Senate

Senator Ahmed Lawan has won the election to become the senate president in the 9th Assembly after defeating Senator Ali Ndume. Senator Ahmed Lawan polled 79 votes out of 107 senators seated to defeat Ali Ndume who polled 28 votes. Senator Lawan was the majority leader in the 8th Assembly after losing out to former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

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NASS Leadership: PDP endorses Ali Ndume, Umar Bago

Obasanjo’s counsel to Buhari: We are vindicated-PDP

By Emmanuel Oloniruha The National Working Committee (NWC)  of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed  support for  Sen. Ali Ndume for the position of the President of the Senate of the 9th National Assembly (NASS). The party in a statement issued by its  National Secretary,  Sen. Umar  Tsauri, early on Tuesday also endorsed Mr Umar  Bago for  the post of Speaker of the House of Representatives. Tsauri said that the endorsement was arrived at after very extensive consultations with critical stakeholders ahead of the inauguration of the 9th NASS.…

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Saraki Donates Severance Allowance To Leah Sharibu’s Family, Others

Saraki mourns Sen. Mustapha Bukar

Senate President Bukola Saraki has directed the National Assembly Management to distribute his severance allowance to the families of Leah Sharibu and two other aid workers killed by Boko Haram terrorists. He also instructed children of late Senators in need of financial assistance should benefit from the allowance. In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated the families of Hussaini Ahmed Khoisan and Hauwa Liman, the two murdered aid workers by Boko Haram should also be included. In the case of the late senators’…

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President Buhari writes Acting CJN on appointment of five Justices of Supreme Court

Accepts Onnoghene’s voluntary retirement President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. In a statement made available on the presidency twitter handle, The President wrote: “Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of the Fed Republic of Nigeria, 1999(as amended), I am pleased to request that you initiate in earnest the process of appointing additional five Justices…

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Kogi lawmaker promises to use IT to tackle unemployment in the constituency

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The newly inaugurated kogi state House of Assembly member representing Ijumu constituency  Hon. Kilani Olusola Uluomo has promised to use IT infrastructures to drive the economy of his people. The lawmaker gave the hint in Lokoja during the inauguration ceremony of the 7th Assembly of the state House of Assembly. Oluoma decried the level of youths unemployment in his constituency which is fueled by lack of capacity to compete in a knowledge based society saying that he will  bring his background in Information technology to enhance the…

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Kogi Politics: Between Thunder and Lion

By Achema Ochemeje In Igala, a language spoken by the larger population of Kogi State, the word Akpabana, meaning Thunder is not an idle word. Mere pronunciation of the word calls everybody to attention, with persons of questionable character scampering for cover. You can swear by anything but not Akpabana because it may not wait for the rainy season before it strikes its victims. Akpabana strikes with incomparable precision, bright and brief. It is the messenger of the God of Justice and vengeance. It is therefore not surprising that the…

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Kolawole re-elected kogi speaker

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The erstwhile Speaker of the kogi state 6 th House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole has emerged as the new Speaker of the Assembly. Matthew Kolawole, Kabba Bunu state constituency was  the sole candidate for the speaker  position  who was nominated by Hassan Abdullahi Bello, Ajaokuta and Seconded by Alfa Momoh Rabiu Ankpa 11 state constituency respecively. The speaker who is the first to win back to back to the  House of Assembly election from Kabba Bunu constituency was elected as a speaker midway into the…

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Gov. Sanwo-Olu attends inauguration service, says “we will be fair to all”

…Restates Call On Religious Leaders To Propagate Government Programmes Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu today restated the commitment of his administration to serve the people and be fair to all, irrespective of their religion, tribe or party afilliation. Speaking at a Special Inauguration Thanksgiving Service held at the Chapel of Christ the Light, Alausa, the Governor stated that since the people of the state have spoken through their votes, himself and his deputy have no choice but to serve them without fear or favour and make life worth living…

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