Kogi: Senate demands immediate completion of Abadigba-Egwuwe power project

Senate has mandated its Committee on Power to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Power to take necessary  steps for the immediate completion of the Abadigba-Egwuwe power project.   The resolution was reached by the Upper Chamber sequel to the consideration of a motion to that effect during plenary on Wednesday.   The motion titled: “Need for Immediate Completion of the Abadigba-Egwuwe Power Plant Project in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State” was sponsored by Senator Isah, Jibrin (APC, Kogi East).   In his presentation, Jibrin noted that sometime…

Senate moves to establish National University of Health and Medical Sciences, Suleja 

The Senate has commenced moves to establish the National University of Health and Medical Sciences in Suleja, Niger State, with the consideration of a bill which scaled second reading on Wednesday.   Sponsor of the Bill, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa (APC, Niger East), while leading the debate on the floor, told his colleagues that the establishment of the Institution was informed by the imperative to create more access to higher health and medical studies in view of the large number of qualified candidates who are annually stranded in their failed…

Gov Sani Bello inaugurates joint revenue committee to boost state IGR 

 Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has inaugurated 28-members of State and Local Governments joint revenue committee to improve revenue generation of the state. Governor Sani Bello, who inaugurated the committee at the Government House, in Minna, explained that the Committee would be harmonising revenue collection system for the state and local governments, stressing that the effort was to boost the internally generated revenue of the state and local governments as well as halt the total reliance on Federal allocation. “This total reliance on Federal allocation has affected the state…

NDDC ‘ll be platform for rebirth of Niger Delta region transformation – Hon Tunji-Ojo

The Chairman of the House of Representatives committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Hon.Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has expressed optimism that the NDDC will be a platform for the rebirth for the transformation of the Niger Delta region. He specifically said the committee  would do its best to ensure that its oversight functions are done in line with best global best practices. Honourable Tunji-Ojo further emphasized that every Kobo appropriated will be accounted for the development of the people. “I want to assure you that by the grace of Almighty God,…

IIP-SARS expresses dismay over incessant refusal of police officers from Awkuzu to appear before it … vows to compel appearance

The Independent Investigative Panel on allegations of human rights violations by the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigerian Police has expressed frustration over the continuous refusal of two officials of defunct SARS; Mr. Obiazo and Mr. Uzo Emeana both of SARS Awkuzu, Anambra state to appear before it. The Rtd Justice Sulaiman Galadima led panel vowed to compel their appearance, insisting it will not allow the actions of some lawless police officers to scuttle the course of justice.  “The panel is left with no choice…

Gov Bello commiserates with Kebbi Gov over younger brother’s death …  describes deceased as a peaceful, pious man

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has commiserated with the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, the entire Bagudu family and the people of Kebbi State over the demise of Shehu Bagudu, the immediate younger brother of Governor Bagudu The Governor who attended the Janazah prayer for the peaceful repose of the deceased’s soul described him as a pious man who embraced peace by all standard He asserted that death would come for all mankind at different times as it was a debt humanity must pay but it was important that…

Emir of Kagara deserves to be immortalized – Gov Sani Bello 

 Niger state Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said the late Emir of Kagara, Alh. Salihu Tanko deserve to be immortalized after his meritorious service to the state and country. Governor Sani Bello disclosed this shortly after the Janaiza (Burial) of the Emir in Kagara, headquarter of Rafi local government. He said the deceased being one of the oldest emirs dedicated his life towards the development of his emirate, the state and the nation, as such, immortalizing him will be right. The Governor revealed that he had consultations with the late Emir…

SAFE SCHOOL INITIATIVE IN NIGERIA

The United Nations Children Funds,UNICEF in collaboration with the Federal Government launched the safe school initiative in Maiduguri in the aftermath of the Kidnapped of the over 300 girls from the Government Girls Secondary School Chibok. The initiative was launched on 7th May,2014 during the Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Government by Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala,the then Minister of Finance now the DG of the World Trade Organization at Chibok village in Borno State,South-East Nigeria. Almost 7 years after,what has happened to this good programme now that bandits and Boko Haram are having…

Local solutions ‘ll effectively tackle Nigeria’s economic deficit, others – Gov Yahaya Bello 

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has said Nigeria would effectively tackle problems of economic deficit, insecurity, poor infrastructure and other concerns by engaging localised strategies noted that Kogi state has been able to achieve successes across all sectors by applying a mix of local solutions, knowledge and human based resources to address theses challenges. The Governor on Tuesday made this known in Abuja when he received some representatives of Nollywood who came to pledge support to him and urge him to run for President in 2023. Governor Bello said that…

FG should maximize use of social media for peace, development – Hon. Kwamot

Hon.Kwamoti Bitrus Laori representing Numan/ Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to make maximum use of the social media to explain its policies and programmes to the people for peaceful coexistence and rapid development. The former Speaker of Adamawa State House of Assembly who described online media practitioners as agents of change believed that government was underutilizing the social media, especially in the area of reportage. “If the government has been up and doing and optimizing your work properly, there are lots…