Vote Massively for President Buhari, Kogi Gov’s Wife Hafiza Bello Urges Electorates

– As Chairperson, Bureau of State Pension empowers over 200 persons  The Wife of Kogi State Governor, Hajia Hafiza Yahaya Bello, has called on Kogi State women to vote massively for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that the president has delivered on the promises he made to the Nigerians in 2015. Hafiza Bello who stated this on Sunday  in her country home in Eika Ohizenyi, Okehi Local Government Area of Kogi State, during an empowerment programme organized by Hajia Sa’adat Atimah, Chairperson Bureau of state Pension, noted that…

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2019: We Will End King Pharaoh’s Reign in Kogi – Says Melaye

Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West, in the National Assembly has vowed to end the autocratic reign of Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello in the forthcoming elections in the state. Melaye, while addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Friday, described the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Smart Adeyemi as his ‘political wife’. The Senator who  described the senatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Smart Adeyemi as his ‘political wife’,  described the governor as another Pharaoh as he assured Kogites that the Egyptians they see…

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Ajaokuta Steel Complex: In The Throes of Privatisation

One of the main things needed to jump-start a country’s industrialisation is a thriving steel industry. This, perhaps, explains why the Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) in Kogi State is also referred to by some as the “Bedrock of Nigeria’s industrialisation.Among other things, the gigantic steel project, which is bigger than Lokoja-the state capital, consists of over 20 housing estates, hospitals, a national diploma awarding school, the main steel plant and even an inland port. Concieved and executed to almost 98 per cent completion by the late Alhaji Shehu Shagari-led…

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Traditional Institution, Politics and Siege Mentality in Okunland

At the inception of slave trade in Africa either by the Arabs or Europeans, one curious fact is that it is Africans themselves who arranged raid parties that captured and sold their brothers and neighbors into slavery. The cruelty induced by greed brought out the beast in many but the rest as is always said, is now history. Despite the crucial role the traditional institution plays in our clime, politics and its practitioners have reduced that relevance to the disheartening extent that supposed custodians of our ideals and values have…

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Kogi Govt. Probe Deputy Governor

The Kogi State government has labeled the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba as enemy within alleging he received kickback from contractor. According to the Chief of Staff to the state governor, Chief Edward Onoja an investigation was ongoing into the alleged undue interference of the Deputy Governor in accepting kick-back from the contractor in charge of the road contract awarded by the government in his area. He made the allegation over the weekend at a Town Hall meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC) convened by Engr.…

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