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Times Heroes Award: Governor Bello Is A Rare Leader

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The Director General on Media and Publicity to the Kogi State Governor, Kingsley Fanwo has indicated that the Times Heroes Award recently conferred on Governor Yahaya Bello has ushered him into the Hall of Fame.
He said it will ginger the youthful Governor to keep striving to improve the living standards of the people.
The spokesman spoke while briefing newsmen at the headquarters of Ijumu Local Government Council, Iyara.
He said the Governor has performed creditably since assuming office on January 27, 2016.
According to him, “The Governor has scored an excellent point in the areas of ensuring security and improving healthcare”, saying the administration has not derailed in pursuing its educational agenda for the state.
“Education is the priority of the present administration. We are not looking at education from the prism of enhancing job chances alone, but also releasing the populace from the prison of ignorance. No nation can develop without developing its education first. With this knowledge, Governor Yahaya Bello has made education number one of his five thematic areas. An educated mind is a weapon for social, political and economic emancipation.
“We have started moulding Kogi schools into the New Direction Model. We are working already on the pilot schools which will go side by side with model hospitals. The clear vision of the Governor is already dropping the fruits of good governance for the people of Kogi State.
“As we speak, logic has become a construction hub as road construction works are going on simultaneously across the three Senatorial Districts of the state, with the First Phase covering over 13 Local Government Areas across the state. Rural communities are now beginning to see how possible it is to have Grade A roads.
“We have put in place health policies and programs that will enable Kogi people access healthcare at a ridiculously low cost. This will keep more money in the pockets of our people. We are provoking an agricultural revolution here that will shock the world. Nigerians will be proud of what will emerge from Kogi State in a couple of months”.
Fanwo said the present administration has trained thousands of youth and empowered them in order to make them self-reliant and take them off the field of criminality

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How two Police inspectors lost their lives in autocrash while helping to bury colleague

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Two policemen attach to the Kogi State police command, who were helping to convey the remains of their colleague to his family for burial, have also lost their lives in an autocrash.

NationalUpdate gathered that the two inspectors of police along with a civilian driver died on Thursday in a fatal auto crash on Itobe-Ojodu-Anyigba road.

The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in the state, Mr Solomon Aghure, confirmed the incident.
He told newsmen in Lokoja that the victims were travelling in an ambulance van to Anyigba with emppty casket when the accident happened.

Aghure added that the two deceased policemen were only offering their helping hands to pick the corpse of a police sergeant from a mortuary in Anyigba, adding that their vehicle and a Mercedes Benz truck, coming from the opposite direction had a Headon collissio at a spot in Ojodu community.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) for the police command in the state, DSP William Aya, who also confirmed the incident, said the two policemen were detailed to pick the corpse of the deceased sergeant at Anyigba and accompany it to Adamawa for burial.

Aya said the family of the deceased sergeant policeman requested that his remains be brought home for burial.

The police spokesperson said that the driver of the truck and his conductor disappeared immediately the incident happened to evade beingarrested.

He said that the corpses of the two police inspectors had been deposited at a morgue in Lokoja, adding that the civilian driver of the ambulance had been released to his family.

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

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AIG passes on to the great beyond 14 days to retirement

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 8,Lokoja, Kogi state, Mr Yunana Yukubu Babas has passed on to the great beynd barely 14 days to his retirement.
The Acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), for the zone, Inspector Ruth Awi, made the disclosure to newsmwn in Lokoja on Friday.

She indicated that Babas was hail and hearty on Wednesday when he reported in Office and was preparing for his retirement which would have come up in two weeks.
Awi explained further that on getting home, he took ill, adding that when the ailment did not abate, Babas was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre,(FMC), Lokoja for proper medical attention where he gave up the ghost at about 10.30 a.m on Thursday.
It would be recalled that two other police officers attach to the police command in the state, who were on a mission to convey the body of their late colleague from the state to Adamawa state lost their lives in an auto crash.

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Niger Government debunks report of plan to recruit 4,000 Youths to fight insecurity

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Niger Government debunks report of plan to recruit 4,000 Youths to fight insecurity

The Niger state government has described as baseless and untrue reports in some online media that the state government has concluded plans to recruit about 4,000 youths across the 25 local government areas of the state to fight the security challenge bedeviling the state.

The purported report was credited to the Commissioner for local government, community development and Chieftaincy affairs, Mallam Abdulmalik Sarkin Daji.
However, while dissociating himself from the story through a statement in Minna on Friday, Sarkin Daji said, the report trending in some social media is nothing but fake news adding that it is the imagination of the reporter.
The commissioner said the publication was the creation of the reporter, pointing out that he has not granted any interview or made any public statement to that effect in any forum.
He wondered where the reporter got his facts from.
Sarkin Daji who admitted that the state is faced with serious security challenges, occasioned by the activities of the armed bandits, said the government has no any immediate plan to engage the youths in the fight against armed bandits.
According to Sarkin Daji, while the state government welcomes the idea of the state policing to compliment the efforts of security agencies who have remained committed to the fight against armed bandits and other criminal elements across the state, the government has not approved the engagement of youths to fight insecurity.
The commissioner who expressed the commitment of the government to ending the activities of the armed bandits in the state, disclosed that over 2,000 local vigilantes have been mobilized across the state to compliment the efforts of the security joint TaskForce combating armed Banditry in the state.
He therefore urged the public to disregard the said publication, stressing that the state government will continue to give the necessary support to security agencies in the state to enable them win the war against armed bandits and other form of criminalities in the state.

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