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Lawan condoles with Kwara Governor over father’s death

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President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has condoled with the Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, and other family members over the death of their father, Alhaji AbdulGaniyu Folorunsho Abdul-Razaq.

Lawan commiserated with the government and people of Kwara State and in particular the Ilorin Emirate over the demise of the patriarch.
The Senate President said the late elder statesman was a trail blazer, being the first in virtually all areas of his endeavour among his people.
Lawan said the late Mutawali of Ilorin was the first lawyer in Northern Nigeria and left indelible footprints on legal practices and public service in Nigeria. He stressed that Alhaji AbdulRazaq lived a fulfilled life worthy of emulation by all.
The Senate President President prayed Allah to accept his soul in the Aljannat Firdaus and grant those he left behind the fortitude to bear his loss.

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Kogi mourns death of first class chief, Okwutachi

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first class chief, Okwutachi

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed shock over the passage of a First Class paramount ruler of Abocho in Dekina Local Government Area of the state, Alhaji Tijani Okutachi.

The Royal Father passed on to the great beyond  on the 28 November,2020 at the age of 61 following an illness.

Governor Bello in a condelence message issued on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed described the the Royal Father as a great promoter of peace and unity amongst his subjects.

According to him, the passage of the paramount ruler happening months after that of the Attah Igala, Dr Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni II, was one tragedy too many for the Igala kingdom in particular and Kogi State as a whole.

He said the 20-year reign of the paramount ruler on the throne, has no doubt attracted significant developments and progress to his people.

Bello said the paramount ruler would be greatly missed for his royal counsels, fatherly guidance and various contributions for the overall good of the state.

He prayed God to grant his soul Aljannah firdaus and fortitude for his family to bear the loss.

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Senator Abbo eulogises Nuhu Ribadu as a worthy mentor at 60

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Senator Abbo eulogises  Nuhu Ribadu as a worthy mentor at 60

By Joseph Sunday

The senator representing Adamawa North senatorial district Elisha Abbo has taken to his facebook page to Eulogise Nuhu Ribadu describing him as a worthy boss as he celebrates his 60th birthday.
The senate who described the former EFCC boss as a detribalized NIgerian said Nigeria is Lucky to have him.
He recalled his own personal political trajectory which he said had a lot in connection  with the former presidential candidate of defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) whom he served as personal assistant, special assistant and more of personal Confidant.

“In 2010, I resigned my appointment as Special Adviser to the Governor of Adamawa state to join your team as a volunteer.

“Eventually I became your personal assistant (PA) then Special Assistant (SA) and much more  – personal confidant (PC).

“Infact a day before you came back from exile, I met Mr. Falana Falana SAN in his Ikeja Office, three of us received you in the Airport in Lagos that’s your elder brother (Dan Galadima), your younger brother Ismaila and myself.
“Since your Hotel room key was with me, I took you to your room in Protea Hotel Ikeja, Lagos. “The next day we went to Babcock University where you were Honored with a  Doctorate Degree ( Honoris Causa)”
Abbo said he was so close to him that he holds his phones, drive with him in the same cars, organize his diary, fly in the same plane with him sometimes private jets borrowed from his friends like Alhaji Dangote, Senator Andy Uba, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu among others. 
He said against the wish of Ribadu he Police Details and Security on him in 2011 when he met the then Commissioner of Police of FCT ( Mr Sinaba) and requested for police protection.

“I remembered how you tongue lashed me for three days for bringing police to your house without your authorization.”

The senate said he lived an honest simple life adding that he always committed his life in the hands of God Almighty. “You are one of the most connected and respected Nigerians alive. What a man!!!”

“Few days ago we met on a flight to Yola and also met the next day in the Church in Mubi during the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Ambassador @Kevinpeter where you delivered a powerful speech about love Unity and Trust.”
He said the thought provoking admonition held the church spell bound when his words changed a lot that day. 

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Activist calls for removal of Kogi HOS, NLC says continued stay illegal

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Activist calls for removal of Kogi HOS, NLC says continued stay illegal


By Friday Idachaba
Human Rights activist, Mr Idris Miliki, has called on Kogi Government to immediately remove Mrs Deborah Ogunmola as the state Head of Service (HOS) for perpetuating herself in office for two years after retirement.

Miliki who is also the Executive Director of Kogi-based Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) made the call in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lokoja.

The activist described the continued stay in office of the Head of Service as “fraudulent, illegal, unconstitutional, immoral, an abuse of office and unjustifiable.”

He called on Kogi state government which he described as “a product judicial process”, to immediately remove the HOS as every action carried out by her since the expiration of her tenure amounted to illegality.

Miliki also called on the the Organised Labour to ignore forthwith, in all ramifications, her directives and actions as the occupant of that office as doing otherwise would amount to perpetuating illegality.

In similar vein, Mr Onuh Edoka, chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said Mrs Ogunmola had exceeded the statutory 35 years of service.

Edoka pointed out that it was ironical for Ogunmola to set aside the same circular she signed prohibiting contract appointments saying, “No retired civil servant would be given contract appointment.”

According to him, the HOS signed the circular herself and had now turned around to perpetuate herself in office claiming to be on contract appointment, an abnormality she sought to correct in the state civil service.

The labour leader therefore, appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to appoint a new Head of Service to supervise the activities of the state civil service.

He explained that keeping Ogunmola in office, “when she would have retired two years ago” amounted to disservice to qualified and hardworking staff whose elevation her continued stay in office had hindered.

Edoka said Kogi state civil servants could no longer be ruled by a retired HOS saying, “There are many Permanent Secretaries and other qualified civil servants who can do the job even better.

“What we are saying is for the government to see reason with workers and do the needful by allowing her to commence her retirement”, Edoka added. (NAN)

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