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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Kogi guber polls: Allow west senatorial zone to produce next governor- Group

Julius Atabor, Lokoja. Ahead of the November 16, 2019 governorship election in Kogi state, a group under the aegis of Citizens for Equity , Fairness and Justice has challenged other Senatorial zones  of the state  to allow Western Senatorial District  to produce the  next governor  for the state.  In a press conference held on Friday in Lokoja, the Spokesman for the group Mohammed Abubakar appealed to kogi East and Central zones as a matter of equity and fairness to support the candidates  from the west for the plum governorship seat…

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Seyi Makinde Dissolves LG, Board Chairmen, Places Embargo On Council, State

Governor Seyi Makinde has dissolved all local government chairmen in Oyo State with immediate effect. Makinde, in a statement by his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka, asked them to handover to the head of local government administration or senior directors in their local government areas and councils. Read full statements below His Excellency, the Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Oluseyi Makinde has directed as follows: 1. That all local Government authorities, Local Council Development Authorities be dissolved with immediate effect. 2. That all Local Government Chairmen are to hand…

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May 29: See How Amosun Signed Out As Governor Of Ogun State

The outgoing Governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, on Tuesday surprised the people of the state as he read the 8p.m. news on the state-owned television station, OGTV. Igbere TV reports that the governor read the news together with OGTV newscaster, Kemi Ewedairo Yusuph (Mrs). Amosun, dressed in “agbada” attire and his long cap, read the news on the last day of his eight-year reign in Ogun to say thank you to the people of the state for the cooperation given to his administration.

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Rochas Okorocha Leaving Imo Government House In Style (Photos)

Governor Rochas Okorocha has said that his tenancy in Imo State Government House where he has lived in the past eight years as governor has expired and also his governorship, stating that whatever has a beginning must have an end. The governor also stated that he enjoyed the wonderful support of Imo people as their governor for eight years adding that some of the elite who had certain reservations about his administrations must have had their reasons, adding that he has done very well as the governor of the State…

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NDLEA nabs Kenyan mother of 2 with 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Special Area Command has apprehended a Kenyan national, Angela Wairimu in the bid to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria. Wairimu, aged 33 and a single mother of two children was arrested on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja. Some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug. She carried the bag as hand luggage. Wairimu…

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Atiku Visits Zamara Governor-elect Mutawalle After Supreme Court Victory(photos)

HE Alhaji Atiku Abubakar paid a courtesy visit to Mallam Bello Mutawalle ( Zamfara State Governor-elect ) to celebrate with the party and the new Governor-elect after the Supreme Court  verdict/INEC declaration. He was accompanied by HE Otumba Gbenga Daniel and other dignitaries. See more photos below

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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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Governor Bello debunks relocation of processing plant from kogi west to central, as Okun stakeholders endorse his Re-election

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has affirmed that the news about the relocation of a Bio Ethanol plant from Alape area in Kogi west to the central was totally false. The governor further noted that instead of the circulated falsehood of the relocation, the Okun people would house four of such plants in different part of the senatorial area. He made this known today at the state government house in lokoja, while receiving delegation of traditional rulers and other stakeholders from the seven Local Government Areas of Kogi West…

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Kogi Central Tradition Rulers, Stakeholders give Governor Bello second term nod, lauds his numerous achievements

Traditional Rulers from all the five Local Government Areas in Kogi Central Senetorial District, have jointly given a nod to the second term bid of Governor Yahaya Bello. They also collectively lauded his numerous achievements, top of which were security, infrastructures and Youth empowerment. They made this Known on Monday at the Government House in Lokoja, while they paid a courtesy and a solidarity visit to the governor. The delegation of traditional rulers from the Ohinoyi of Ebira, HRH Alhaji Ado Ibrahim led by the Ohi of Okengwe, HRH Alh…

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AAC Suspends Sowore Omoyele

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress (AAC) has suspended its Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore and with others. This was announced at the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja, on Monday. Sowore according to the NEC is being suspended for alleged anti-party activities, failure to convene NEC meeting and financial misappropriation. A new acting national chairman, Leonard Nzenwa, has immediately been sworn-in. The committee also announced that the suspension of Sowore and other members of his executive took effect from March 27 and it is to last for…

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Kogi Ex-Governor son Joins Guber race , Promise to prioritize Agriculture

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.    Ahead of the November 2, 2019 governorship election in kogi state, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris has declared that if elected , his government will place emphasis  on Agriculture to creating jobs for the unemployment  youths and to generate wealth for the state. Abubakar, who is the son of the former governor of the state Alhaji Ibrahim Idris is seeking to rule the state on the platform of the PDP stated this  Thursday in Lokoja at the ongoing media parley organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists,…

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Court of appeal affirms Oyetola’s victory in Osun guber election

Court of appeal sitting in Abuja sets aside tribunal’s judgement which nullified Oyetola’s victory in the Osun gubernatorial election. In three separate appeals filed by Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission, they asked the appellate court to set aside the march 22nd, 2019 judgement of the Osun state election petition tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as winner of the osun gubernatorial election. Details Later

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Kogi group warns parties against fielding Bello, debunks Ohinoyi Claim of Igala Hijack of Governor Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A Group under the aegis of Kogi East Youth Alliance for Good Governance has warned the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties to beware of fielding Governor Yahaya Bello who will spell doom for their  parties in the November 2, 2019 governorship election. This is as the group has debunked the claim credited to the Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim that the Igalas have hijacked Governor Yahaya Bello to their advantage in the governance of the state. The Group in a statement signed by its President,…

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