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Bello taunts embattled Colleagues, ‘Stop running to Abuja for security solution’

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Bello taunts embattled Colleagues, ‘Stop running to Abuja for security solution’

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has berated colleague governors with security challenges for rushing to Abuja at the slightest threat.
He admonished them to face their responsibility and stop frequenting Abuja for solution to their problems saying he was not cut out for such.

Bello claimed he made giant strides that translated to successes in the area of security in Kogi as a result of his policy of
communal collaboration, honesty alongside synergy between government, security agencies and the community.
According to him, his government was constantly in touch with the people of the state down to the grassroots hence he has no reason to visit the Federal Government to demand for solutions to concerns in area of security.
The Governor’s comments were captured in a statement ussued by his Chief Press Secretary Galacticus Onogwu based on his appearance on Thursday, when he was guest of Channels Television Sunrise Daily.

Bello bared his mind on recent issues of insecurity particularly the lingering farmers and herders clashes as well as inter-ethnic conflicts.
He said that in Kogi State, the concept of Community Policing entails that every citizen takes responsibility in ensuring safety and security within their respective localities through active information and intelligence sharing to the right quarters.

He asserted that it was the responsibility of every state governor to secure his or her territory and not to always run to the center to seek help, adding that such was achievable when leaders were decisive and get connected with their people.

He affirmed that although, there were pockets of reported kidnap cases in some parts of the state, many of those happening were faced and confronted head-on with several reports of rescue of victims and arrest of perpetrators recorded.

The governor stated that he was fully aware that despite successes in security, there was more to be done and his government was not resting on its oars as it would continue to stamp out insecurity from the state.

Governor Bello said Kogi was a known hot spot for criminals as well as their activities and that several of these criminal elements including a discovered ISIS settlement and training camp were rooted out by the collective efforts of security agencies in the state.

He advised governors to instill confidence in their people which he noted would ease their mind towards intelligence sharing while they also foster equality, love and peace among all ethnic, religion and social groups in their territories.
















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UN Rescue Services worries, Nigeria is sitting on a time bomb with 10m out of school children

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United Nations Rescue Services has raised concern that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder with over 10m out of school children roaming the streets that are available as easy recruits by insurgency.
The UN International Chairman, security and intelligence, African Affairs Ambassador Steve Madila who spoke in Abuja at a media briefing on Wednesday said they are developing vocational  training centers of minimum 3 months and maximum 1 year to keep the out of school children busy as the idle mind is the devils workshop.

He said, the United Nations program on eradication of extreme poverty and hunger was born in 2021 to advocate on sustainable development goals. 
“Before the year 2000 we heard about the Millenium Development goals. It was established because the UN carried out research and found out that about 2.5 billion people on planet earth were living below poverty line and their definition of living below poverty line is if you can not afford to spend at least $2 per day on yourself. 

“$2 is less than N1000. In Nigeria poverty walks on its two legs, there are some people that go out and don’t come back to their houses until another 6pm”

“In Nigeria 50,000,000 bags of cement was  delivered in IDP camps in  the north east, to deliver affordable housing with a minimum of 5,000, 000 naira Nigerians that are 18 years old can have access to affordable housing project. “Our goal is to deliver at least 10,000 housing units across the 6 political zones of Nigeria. The condition for giving you a house that will last a 1000 years.”Civil servants and people in the informal sectors like barbers, taxi drivers that can accumulate between  300,000 to 500,000 can choose from a one bedroom to a two bedroom bungalow, and above. 
“We target people who have lost hope of owning houses of their own and 40 federal Government agencies including NNPC NTA , radio Nigeria, DSS, EFCC,ICPC and the police whoare in dire need for houses because government cannot provide housing for them.  “These have made us to expand our project to 36 states of Nigeria and the FCT.”
He said they will also bring about revolutionary health services in the 6 geopolitical zones  such that it would be made medical hub with 1000 hospitals dedicated to women and children. “These hospitals must have international airport facility to cater for patients in the state that need surgery.  

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Senate puts off plenary to mourn death of N’Assembly members

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The Senate, upon resumption from its two weeks recess, on Tuesday again adjourned plenary till Wednesday, 14th March, 2021, as a mark of honour for two members of the National Assembly that died recently

The upper chamber thereafter held a minute silence in honour of both lawmakers who are members of the House of Representatives. 

The decision to suspend plenary was is in tandem with the tradition of the National Assembly, following a motion moved by the Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, and seconded by the Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe. 

The Senate Leader said, “The passing away of two members of the National Assembly by names of Honourable Haruna Maitala, who until his demise represented Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency of Plateau State, and who we lost on 2nd April, 2021, in a ghastly motor accident.

“The second loss we suffed, was that of another Honourable member, Hon. Suleiman Aliyu Lere, representing Lere Federal Constituency from Kaduna State, whom we also lost on 6th April , 2021.”

Abdullahi added: “Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues, I rise in accordance with our tradition, to move a two motions: one for the suspension on all other items scheduled for consideration on the order paper today; [And] also another motion for this Distinguished chamber to observe one minute silence in honour of the departed, I so move.”

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, while putting the motion to a voice vote which was unanimously supported by Senators, described the demise of the two lawmakers as “another sad development in the National Assembly”.

The upper chamber, thereafter, held a minute silence in honour of the deceased lawmakers before adjourning plenary till Wednesday, 14th April, 2021.

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Ramadan fast commences Tuesday as Sultan of Sokoto sights the moon

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Ramadan fast commences Tuesday as Sultan of Sokoto sights the moon

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, has announced the commencement of Ramadan having sighted the moon.

The Sultan in a live broadcast on Monday announced that the Ramadan fast will begin on Tuesday.
He admonished Muslims to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 protocol during the Ramadan period.
The beginning and end of Islamic months are determined by the sighting of the new moon.

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