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Nobody can undermine my leadership standing in Kogi APC says Dino Melaye

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Nobody can undermine my leadership standing in Kogi APC says Dino Melaye

The senator representing Kogi West senatorial district Senator Daniel Dino Melaye has debunked all negative insinuations against his person and his position in the APC as the foremost leader in Kogi State. 
The senator spoke in Ayetoro in his home town during the distribution of empowerment materials where many of the constituents benefited. 
Melaye spoke against the backdrop of reports that he has not contributed anything towards the development of his constituency and that he has no constituency office said the tales were figments of their imagination as he is the only senator with a more sophisticated constituency office recently constructed.
“They said since I got in to office I have not done anything that I do not even have a secretariat and that is fallacious and a lie as I am the only Senator in the Federal republic of Nigeria who is actually building a permanent structure as an office complex that will be commissioned I few days from now in January.”
He said nonentities who just dumped their parties to become tenants in APC after eight years came in with the believe that they could undermine his integrity. 
“There are so many unnecessary comments and rhetorics, some small small rats have been making noise around
As far as APC is concerned in Kogi State we are in charge, I am not boasting.
“The Governor of Kogi State cannot underwrite me in Kogi State neither can anybody under write me in APC in Kogi State I say this with every sense of responsibility and humility.
“I am the only member of the board of trustees of APC in Kogi State, even the Governor of Kogi State is not a member, I am also a member of the executive council of APC.
He said they are the two highest bodies of APC where any decision in APC would be taken and I would be present. 
Adding that people were merely wasting their time talking about factions, support or no support saying that when they get to that bridge they shall cross it.
He said before now he was a colonel saying that now that he is a general no small politician can fight him. 
He admonished his followers not to be perturbed by what they hear as he does not blab or talk for nothing. 
He said his motion for the conversion of Kabba College of Agricultion to a Federal University of Agriculture, has passed through the first reading adding that very soon the school would be sited in Kana. 
Again he said he was part of the undercurrents that led to the vending of the construction of Obajana-Kabba-Ilorin adding from January the first concrete road would be constructed from Obajana to Kabba by Dangote group of companies
He said he had attracted constituency projects of two blocks of classroom each in the 7 local Government area as well as 2 town halls in Kogi  Local Government and Ijumu Local Government.
He said he had re 1000 boreholes in his constituency. 
Empowerment materials given out include 2000 pieces of blanket, 300 bundles of roofing sheets for those that were affected by flood and disaster, 200 bags of rice, 200 pieces of bathroom towels and 500 pieces of mattresses.
Others according to him include 500 pieces of printed wax, 20 bags of two inches nail, 200 packets of sink nails, 100 cartons of milo, 500 pieces of Guinea brocade, 100 kegs of vegetable oil, 100 kegs of 20 litre of palm oil. 50 bags of maize, 30 bags of sugar, 10 cartons of milk, 30 cartons of tin tomatoes, 15 motorcycle, generators and sewing machines 
Agbana of Insanlu Oba Aaron Ikuborije described the gesture as too great beyond human commendation, saying that it is only God that can commend the senator, for all he has been doing for the people. 

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Buhari returns to Nigeria after weeks of medical trip to the UK

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Nigerian president Muhammadu Buharihas returned to Abuja after weeks on medical trip in London.
This was according to a statement from the presidency on Thursday.
The president had been heavily criticized for his perchance for medical expedition inspite huge budgetary allocation to the Presdential Villa clinic.
His critics also blamed him for embarking on such trip even when resident doctors in his country were on industrial action.
The presidential aircraft that brought Buhari and some of his aides touched down at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 4.45 p.m.
Dignitaries at the airport to welcome the president included the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammed Bello, and the National Security Adviser to the President, Babagana Monguno.
Others were the service chiefs, acting Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, the Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ahmed Rufa’i, the Director General of the State Securitt Services, Yusuf Bichi and other presidential aides.
President Buhari, after a brief welcoming ceremony at the airport, boarded a presidentrtial helicopter that conveyed him to the Presidential Villa.

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Participants urge Kogi to key into Open Government Partnership

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By Friday Idachaba

Participants at a one-day stakeholders strategic meeting on Open Governance Partnership have called on Kogi government to urgently key into the global concept to promote transparency, accountability and good governance.

The participants made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting organised by Conscience For Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR) in partnership with African Centre For Leadership Strategies And Development (Centre LSD) on Tuesday in Lokoja.

The News Agency of Nigeria NAN reports that the Communiqué was signed by Mr Idris Miliki, Executive Director of Kogi-based CHRCR and made available to newsmen in Lokoja.

The Communiqué said that in view of the importance of the global OGP concept with potentials to check corruption and enhance good governance, 16 states in Nigeria had presently signed up.

It however revealed that Kogi State was yet to key into the global concept and urged the state to, as a matter of urgency, sign up for the state to derive inherent benefits of the partnership.

Objective of the meeting in line with the OGP concept, according to the Communiqué, is to encourage accountability, transparency and reduce corruption in Kogi State.

It is also to build on the existing Networks on Anti-Corruption, Transparency and Accountability (NATA), to mobilize Media institutions and professionals in reporting activities on OGP in Kogi State.

The participants however, urged multi-lateral financial institutions particular the World Bank to begin to hold State Governments accountable by verifying the situations of implementations on ground before rating them on financed projects.

The Communiqué reiterated that there should be no rivalry but rather, a broad based relationship and partnerships between the state government and the Civil Society Organizations as both work for and in the interest of the citizens.

The Communiqué said there was need for the current House of Assembly members to live up to their constitutional responsibilities by performing their oversight functions on all institutions of the state, “particularly the local government councils.”

It also called on Media Professionals to take more interest in OGP issues and partner more with the Civil Society Organisations in particular and other relevant institutions to drive the OGP Concept.

“The Civil Society Organizations needs to do more in raising awareness and sensitization of the general public on the OGP and with the Government to get the OGP.

“There is need for the development partners to continue to work with the Civil Society Organizations in the state to promote the OGP process”, the Communiqué added. (NAN)

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Again Presidecy tackles Bishop Kukah over damning sermon

Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, of Sokoto Catholic diocese, has come under attack again from the Presidency for describing Nigeria as a killing field under the Buhari administration.
Kukah in his Easter homily on Sunday, said both the government and the citizens have become helpless as criminals continue to cause havoc in parts of the country.
The battle over insecurity in Nigeria has continued unabated especially in the northern parts of the country where bandits and insurgents have turned to a killing field.
Kukah said the security situation has frustrated many citizens making them to believe the government has gone AWOL (absent without official leave).

“Taunted by Boko Haram, ravaged by bandits, kidnappers, armed robbers, and other merchants of death across the nation, there is collective fear as to whether Nigeria’s glory is about to depart” the bishop said.
“Retired military and intelligence officers lament over what has become of their glorious profession, as they watch the humiliation of our military personnel. Traumatised citizens are tortured daily by bandits.
“The nation has since become a massive killing field, as both government and the governed look on helplessly. A thick and suffocating cloud of desperation, despondency, desolation, gloom, and misery hangs in the hot air. We have no message and have no idea how long this will last.”

However in a statement issued in Abuja Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman said Kukah’s “bashing” of President Muhammadu Buhari is “ungodly.”
“All citizens have their individual ideologies, even their own versions of truth. But if you profess to being a man of God, as Father Mathew Hassan Kukah does, ideology should not stand in the way of facts and fairness,” he said.
“Father Kukah has said some things that are inexplicable in his Easter message. But, in saying that the Boko Haram terrorism is worse than it was in 2015, he did not speak like a man of God. 

“Kukah should go to Borno or Adamawa to ask the citizens there the difference between 2014 and 2021.”
Shehu also faulted the bishop for saying Buhari is not concerned about those displaced because of the security crisis, citing the creation of the ministry of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development as part of the president’s efforts in that regard.
“Some of the comments are no more than a sample of the unrestrained rhetoric Fr. Kukah trades in, which he often does in the guise of a homily,” the presidential spokesman said.
“We urge well-meaning citizens to continue to support the ongoing efforts by the administration to secure the country and move it forward.”

With additional reports from Cable

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