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Governor Bello ignored our family says late Audu’s first son

By John Akubo

Muhammed Audu the first son of Late Prince Abubakar Audu, has finally opened up on the relationship between the Audu Family and the Kogi State Government disclosing that neither him or any member of the family has set their eyes on Governor Yahaya Bello the man that inherited their fathers mandate in 2015 since he became Governor.
He spoke to newsmen yestwrday in Ogbonicha at the 3rd anniverssary of the late former Governor of Kogi State at his country home in Ogbonicha.
In his words, “To be honest I think I have met the Governor only once before he became a Governor, neither me or any member of my family ever set our eyes on him physically ever since he became a Governor, we might not have a very cordial relationship we don’t have anything against him.”
Audu junior in his speech said during campaigns in 2014 the late APC candidate promised that he was going to give the people roads, hospitals.
‘The Late Audu said all these by himself.’ He said he was going to open more schools, more opportunities. He was going to make sure that the common man does not walk to the stream to get water anymore.
“He was going to make sure that our local farmers do not bend on the farm the whole day without proper farming instruments.

He said all that seems to be a mirage as the electorates are yet to see those dividends of democracy.
“Today we are still praying for it and I understand but I also want you to understand that the days ahead, the weeks ahead in Kogi State are not going to be easy because change is only brought about by sincerity and purpose. “You must have purpose. Do not come here and just eulogise Adoja and go away, practice what he preached, do as he said, do as he did. Every single person in this room is a potential Governor of the State, senator, House representative member. Let us not think that we do not have equal opportunities.
“The Audu Political family we stand for will correct these odds I assure you. We understand the problems and we will rectify them.
On his political projection for 2019, he said it is too early for anyone to make any political pronouncement on 2019 especially as it relates to Kogi State.
“Right now we have been able to ascertain candidates for various political parties for the positions of the National Assembly and for the State House of Assembly.
“The executive position of Kogi State is not yet up for grabs we are all focusing on what is ahead of us right now to see that we deliver in our best interest.
“I can assure you that the biggest political group in Kogi State without question is the Audu political family and they are still up and alive. We have simmered down so that we don’t look like opposition within opposition in one party we have decided to work with the Government to ensure good governance so that our people can get roads, hospitals, good education and things like that.
“Now that it is time to play politics people will begin to discuss their interests. So for sure the Audu Political family is the biggest political Organisation. If you look in PDP they are there, if you look in APC, ADC, SDP they are there but at the right time we will call everybody together for the sake of the State.”
He said a lot of people look up to him to carry on with the responsibilities of his father.
“I can tell you I will try my best but it is not a days job, it is not an easy task.
“I used to think that all that thing he was dancing with was a piece of thing but I have realised that he was carrying a lot of load beyond what anyone can just think of.
“What was even more outstanding about it was that he succeeded and excelled very well. For his people and his followers in Kogi State I am sure there is light at the end of the tunnel, they will see better days and grace at the end of the day.
On his possible ambition for Governorship he said first things first, “like I told you let us start with the National Assembly and the State Assembly, that will confirm anybody’s aspiration but now let us try to deliver good people for the State so that at all levels of Governance the State would be able to excel and see good things

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Spare Old Okene Sec. School, Alumni Association begs Bello

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Spare Old Okene Sec. School, Alumni Association begs Bello

By Friday Idachaba

The Okene Secondary School Old Students Association has appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to spare the school as one of the legacy colleges of old Northern Nigerian Government rather than cede it to the military for use as Barracks.

The Alumni association made the appeal in a statement issued by its national President, Abubakar Abdulsalam to newsmen on Thursday in Lokoja.

The association said the school, formerly known as Okene Teachers College before it transmuted to a secondary school in 1970 had produced a lot of great Nigerians in all fields of human endeavour.

“There is no doubt that the institution has produced a lot of alumni and former employees, who are doing it proud in several areas both at home and abroad” the statement said.

“One of such was the late Alhaji Bello Ipemida Ochi (the father of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello) may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

“Many God reward him for his love for the children of other parents he laboured to cater for while in the school as an employee, Amen.

“The school where Pa Bello’s humane attributes were exhibited and remembered might no longer exist as it is currently being proposed to be a military barracks.

“We wish to use this medium to appeal to you to use your good offices to ensure that the school is spared and retained so that it can continue to turn out quality products with legacies as an institution of repute.”, the alumni added.

The association used the occasion to thank Gov. Bello for the appointment of Prof. Salawu Sadiku, an old student of the school, as pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara in the Central Senatorial District of Kogi.

“We, the entire old students of OSS, Okene worldwide, wish to express our profound gratitude and appreciation to the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello for appointing one of us, Prof. Salawu Sadiku as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of CUSTECH, Osara.”

The alumni described the appointment as a good one saying that the appointee was eminently qualified academically and had over the years, garnered the necessary cognate experience for the task ahead.

“We thank you for providing us the opportunity to showcase the stuff the products of the great Iresu-pogo College are made of through the appointment of Prof. Sadiku.

“We the old students pledge to collaborate with the government to turn around the fortunes of the school and continue to make it a centre of excellence that it has always been known for”, the alumni pledged. (NAN)

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Major shakeup in Army as it redeploys 1,546 officers

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Major shakeup in Army as it redeploys 1,546 officers

In a major shake up in the Nigerian Army heirhachy the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has redeployed a total of 1,546 officers.
Those affected includes 210 generals, 450 Colonels, 309 Majors, 251 Captains and 322 Lieutenants.
This is coming against the backdrop of the agitation by Nigerians including the National Assembly for President Muhammadu Buhari to replace the service Chiefs, who have exceeded their stay in office.
According to the statement signed by Major-General GAT Ochigbano, all affected officers must take over from the effective dates.
“It is the responsibility of all formation/unit commanders whose officers are affected by this posting to implement accordingly,” the statement read.
“Officers must take over on the effective dates indicated. Formation/unit commanders are to take immediate administration action on any officer who fails to report on effective date of posting.
“Commanders will also be held for lapses in the implementation of the directives contained therein. Please acknowledge.”
Also affected in the redeployment is Major-General PI Eze, who was appointed Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Land Component Commander in the North East region.

According to the new postings, Maj.-Gen. FO Agugo, from the Headquarters, Nigerian Army Signals Corps, Apapa, Lagos, has been moved to Defence Headquarters, as Chief of Defence Communications.
Similarly, Maj.-Gen. M. Mohammed was moved from the Nigerian Army Resource Center, Abuja, to Pronto Tech Nigeria Limited as Managing Director, while Maj.-Gen. AR Owolabi was moved from Defence Headquarters, Department of Communications, to Headquarters, Nigerian Army Signals Corps as Commander.
Major General Aminu Bande, was appointed substantive General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division Sokoto, while Maj.-Gen. IM Jallo was also confirmed as the GOC 6 Division, Port Harcourt.
Other appointments, according to the statement, included the redeployment of Maj.-Gen. E Akerejola to the Nigerian Army School of Supply and Transport, Benin, as Commandant, while Maj-Gen. UM Mohammed, remained in the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Special Adviser Nigerian Army University, Biu, and Vice Chairman, Nigerian Army Property Limited.
Maj.-Gen. Hussein Ahmed was confirmed as Provost Marshal and Maj.-Gen. AbdulKhalifa Ibrahim, as substantive GOC 7 Division/Commander, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Maiduguri.
All the postings and appointments are to take effect from January 18.

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Disability commission honors senator Izunaso with award of excellence

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Disability commission honors senator Izunaso with award of excellence

The Executive Secretary/ Board Members of the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities have conferred an award of excellence on senator Osita Izunaso, CEO Kpakpando foundation.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Public relations officer of the commission Dooshima Pius Ikerave.
The award the statement said is in recognition of his advocacy in the struggle for the passage and establishment of National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

“On behalf of the Entire Disability Community we present this award of Excellence to distinguished senator Osita to appreciate his unrelenting, unending spirit of support towards the Disability Community at large.

“His commitment, passion and love for the community of persons with disabilities is never in doubt, as such it is our desire to improve on our existing partnership in serving persons with disabilities in Nigeria.”

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