Kogi youths backs Irukera warns APC fielding Bello

Story Views: 26 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…

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Police to investigate senator Abbo Elisha on assault

Story Views: 26 Juliet Ezeh, Abuja. The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM,mni has ordered a comprehensive investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged assault on a female Nigerian by Senator Abbo Elisha. Specifically, the IGP directed the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command, CP Bala Ciroma to provide a personal and round-the-clock supervision of every facet of the investigation, including the Forensic analysis of the video currently in circulation as well as the actions/inactions of the Policeman seen in the…

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Elisha Abbo: NYCN President leads protest against Senator

Story Views: 36 The President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Comrade Oladele John Nihi in company of other Nigerian youths on Wednesday, led a protest to the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters against Senator Elisha Abbo representing Adamawa North in the 9th senate in Abuja. The protest was in response to a video which went viral on social media platforms of Senator Elisha who was caught on camera assaulting a Nigerian lady in a sex toy store in Abuja. According to him he is more concerned because “the senator…

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

Story Views: 236 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…

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Marcus Rashford signs new Man Utd Contract

Story Views: 27 Manchester United is delighted to announce that Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract, which will keep him at the club until June 2023, with the option to extend for a further year. Rashford, 21, is a product of the club’s Academy and has been at Manchester United since the age of seven. The Wythenshawe-born striker has made 170 appearances for the club and won 32 caps for England. Marcus Rashford said: “Manchester United has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age…

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Boat carrying more than seventeen passengers capsizes in Lagos, two confirmed dead

Story Views: 25 A boat carrying more than seventeen people capsized at Ikorodu, Lagos state on Saturday, 29th June 2019. According to a statement by the CEO, Lagos state emergency management board (LASEMA), Oke -Osanyintolu who led therescue operation involving LASWA Officials and the Marine police, two people have been confirmed dead and three persons rescued. “A boat mishap occurred at the above location yesterday 29th of June, 2019. Investigations conducted revealed that the boat was enroute Badore (Ajah) to Egbin (Ikorodu) with between 17 and 21 passengers on board.…

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Benue Assembly Condemn plans to establish Fulani Ruga Settlements for Herdsmen

Story Views: 26 Benue State House of Assembly has condemn in strong terms recent plan by the Federal Government to establish Ruga settlements for Herdsmen with the claim that it would stop Open Grazing by Herdsmen and end Herdsmen/Farmers crises across the country. The Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon Titus Uba rejected the move in Makurdi. Speaking to newsmen, he said ” I like to condemn in strong terms recent plan of the Federal Government to set Fulani Rugs Settlement across the country which has been…

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Senate President Lawan congratulates America on Independence Anniversary, demands strengthened ties with Nigeria

Story Views: 26 Senate President Ahmad Lawan have called for strengthened partnership between The United States of America(USA) and Nigeria in all sectors especially in the fight against insurgency in the North East. Speaking at the 243rd independence of the United States of America in Abuja, Lawan said there are several areas for both countries to build on the collaboration and partnerships. He urged Nigeria to learn from the USA 243rd year of Independence and lived together inspire of their differences, ethnicity and religion. The Senate President also noted that…

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Police deploys security dogs( K9 ) to railway stations

Story Views: 29 In line with operation puff Adder, the Nigeria Police Force have flagged off the deployment of K9 officers of the Nigeria Police Force to railway stations in the country. This initiative is within the context of Operation Puff Adder and it is planned to compliment the existing security measures emplaced for the security and safety of passengers and critical infrastructure of the Nigeria Railway Corporation across the country. The deployment of special breed and exceptionally-trained police dogs for security duties is as old as human civilization. Hence,…

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Kogi communal clash claims awaiting NYSC , 3 injured.

Story Views: 29 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. It was black monday for residents of Gadumo and 200 communal  estate in the outskirts of Lokoja the kogi state capital as an early morning violent clash in which dangerous weapons were freely deployed left a fresh HND graduate IShaq Mohammed dead which three other persons sustained various degrees of alleged  gunshots and matchets cut It was  learnt that the crisis which started in 2013 over parcel of land got to a head when youths from both sides on the order of their masters…

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Bello charges NYSC members on good conduct

Story Views: 21 ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state  has charged  members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), posted to the state  to exhibit  highest moral standards   and to be  law abiding through out their stay in the state. The governor gave the  charge at the NYSC orientation camp, Asaya, Kabba, at the swearing-in ceremony of the 2000 corps members deployed to the state for the 2019 Batch ‘B’ Stream 1. Bello, who was represented by the Commissioner for Youth and Sports, Mr Sani Ogu-Salisu, urged…

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Mustapha Mona Audu promises to liberate kogi from poverty

Story Views: 46 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…

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Lagos mobile court prosecutes 13 Seven Up company workers for alleged assault on LASTMA officials

Story Views: 34 The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force Thursday arraigned 13 workers of ‘Seven-Up Bottling Company’ for allegedly assaulting Officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that the enforcement team of the Agency arrested the staff of Seven Up Bottling company after they allegedly and brutally assaulted LASTMA Officers and injured 3 of them. CSP Egbeyemi disclosed further that investigations revealed that the officers were attacked while trying to tow a truck marked MUS…

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Buhari Appoints Kyari As New NNPC GMD

Story Views: 57 President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr Mele Kolo Kyari as the new GMD of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The President also appointed seven Chief Operating Officers alongside Kyari. The newly appointed officers are to work with current officeholders till July 7, 2019, for a smooth transition to take place. This was disclosed in a statement signed on Thursday by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Ndu Ughamadu. “President Buhari has directed that the New GMD and the newly appointed COOs work with the current…

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You cannot license preachers, court tells El Rufai

Story Views: 31 Ben Agande A Kaduna State High Court, presided over by Justice Hajaratu Gwadah on Wednesday declared that the Kaduna state government has no right to screen and issue licences to religious preachers in the state. El Rufai, Kaduna Governor The state High court however asserted that the government has the right to regulate religious activities in the state. The judgement was delivered in suit filed by the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), challenging the constitutionality of the bill on the regulation of religious preaching in the state.…

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GENERAL YAKUBU GOWON COMMENDS NYSC MANAGERS

Story Views: 27 The founder of National Youth Service Corps, General Yakubu Gowon has commended the management of National Youth Service Corps for mentoring graduate youths towards becoming responsible leaders in the society. He said the NYSC Scheme has instilled the spirit of selfless service into many Corps Members across the country. General Gowon gave this commendation when the Director-General of NYSC, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim visited him in his office in Abuja. While congratulating the DG on his appointment, the former Head of State expressed his delight that the…

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Kogi Govt, NEWMAP sign Multi-billion Naira Erosion control projects

Story Views: 79 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…

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

Story Views: 29 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…

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Buhari, APC Governors Meet Over Security, Economy

Story Views: 19 Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the council chamber in Abuja to thank him for the support shown in areas of security and economy. According to Chairman of the progressive Governors forum and Governor of Kebbi state who spoke with state house correspondents after the meeting, said the Governors have promised to push for greater cooperation between the state and the federal government. He added that the release of close to N2 trillion by President Buhari to aid infrastructure spending,…

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LASG announces closure of road from Mile 2 to Tincan Island ports corridor to allow palliative repairs

Story Views: 33 The Lagos State Government has announced the closure of road from Mile 2 to Tincan Island Ports corridor with effect from Monday 17th June, 2019 for 48 hours. The announcement which was made by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Transportation Dr. Taiwo Olufemi Salaam stated that the closure would be effected to allow Hitech Construction Company speed up the palliative repair works on the corridor due to incessant and avoidable accidents experienced by motorists. The Permanent Secretary advised all trucks to avoid the corridor to allow the…

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