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Breaking: About 9 Gunmen Invaded Toto Town, Kidnappes Housewife, Husband Whereabout Unknown



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By Yahaya Idris, Toto

About 9 gunmen were alleged to have invaded Adadu road in Toto town, the headquarters of Toto local government area of Nasarawa State and kidnapped the wife of the Director of Personnel Managegement of one of the LGA in the state.

The kidnappers were said to have arrived the victim’s residence of Alhaji Alhassan Abdullahi, aka Sheikh at about 9 p.m on Friday.

The wife of the DPM Hajia Maimuna who works at General Hospital, Toto, was picked by the gunmen as the husband who just returned from his duty post for the weekend could not be found.

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Policemen and soldiers arrived the scene while the kidnappers had left.

The community became helpless as no one dares carry any form of weapon to confront the assailants.

“Government has banned the people of the area from keeping weapons that they can use to protect themselves.”

Now Criminals are having their field day despite the presence of police and soldiers”, a resident of the community simply called Zakari lamented.

Meanwhile the victim has been marched into the Bush, the family and members of the community are now helplessly.

The soldiers and the Police are now stationed in the house of the abducted health worker with no any effort being made to trace the assailants.

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Pastor Ize-Iyamu’s NDDC Chairmanship Ambition Causing Disunity In Edo APC Family



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The embattled 2020 Edo APC Guber candidate, Pastor Osagie ize Iyamu is facing another fresh challenges that may set the party in the state on fire over his quest to get the chairmanship of the NDDC board.

In a move considered by many in the APC as wicked and greedy, the embattled Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is supporting and sponsoring one of the internally displaced Politicians in Edo State, Barr. Washington Osifo to sue the Attorney Seneral, the Senate, the minister of the Niger delta, the NDDC and the Sole Administrator.

In the originating summons, filed at the Federal High Court Benin Division , Barr Washington Osifo is asking the court to sack the nddc management board as presently constituted, to pave the way for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu is pushing to be announced as the chairman of the board.

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Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu told some of his supporters that he wants the chairmanship of the board to be able to run and finance the state Chapter of the APC that is in tatters. Some of his supporters are of the view that nothing will come out of his legal tussles with the PDP and Gov Obaseki hence his quest to pursue the NDDC Chairmanship.

A section of the APC party Faithfuls are warming up for war with the Guber candidate, they are of the opinion that pastor Osagie ize Iyamu brought political misfortune upon the party and that he has lost his political capital because he even lost his local government, senatorial district and the state to the PDP.

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Kogi New FERMA Boss Promises to Live up to Expectations, Calls for Cooperation of Staff for Optimal Performance



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By Joshua Adinoyi, Lokoja

The New Head of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) in Kogi State, Engineer Ilyasu Kabiru says due attention will be given to the maintenance of Federal roads across Kogi State.

Engineer Kabiru gave the assurance in an interview with in his Office in Lokoja.

He said more attention will be given to monitoring of Federal Roads across the State to enable the Agency know the conditions of the roads and channel reports to appropriate quarters for rapid response.

“We have three categories of maintenance – Proactive, routine and periodic maintenance. For us to achieve our mandate, our approach will be more of proactive. My first priority now is to mandate all my engineers and technical officers to go round all federal roads across Kogi State in order to get the present condition of the roads, identify areas that requires urgent attention, we prepare proposals and send to our Head Office for management’s approval to enable us undergo proactive maintenance work”

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Engineer Kabiru pointed out that cooperation of staff of the Agency was necessary at executing plans, stressing that he will ensure a condusive working environment with all staff.

“I am not new in Kogi Field Office. I was here for several years as an engineer and I worked under seven to eight FRME’s so, I know virtually all the staff to certain extent and they know my stance and my character and they have also assured me of their optimum cooperation upon my assumption of Office. We will be doing great works together as a team”

The Kogi State FERMA Boss commended the Managing Director of FERMA, Engr. Nurudeen Rafindadi for giving him the opportunity to serve as the Head of the Agency in Kogi State, pointing out that he will live up to expectations.

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“Honour must be given to whom its due. I appreciate Almighty Allah for sustaining me in this job and I also want to sincerely commend our workaholic, visionary and energetic MD, Engineer Nurudeen Rafindadi for finding me worthy to come serve as the Head of FERMA here in Kogi State. With the help of Almighty Allah and cooperation of all staff, we will achieve a lot in line with the vision and mission of the Agency”.

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FERMA Boss in Kogi State, Engineer Ilyasu Kabiru

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Kogi Commissioner For Water Resources, Danga Conferred With Tiv Chieftaincy title “Kurutya U Bem”.



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Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources Hon. (Dr.) Abdulmumin Danga, Thursday honored by Tiv Youth Peace Initiative from Benue State.

The group whose objectives are to promote peace, unity and prosperity in Nigeria and the whole world.

President of the initiative who led other delegate to confluence State Hon. Simon terna Anaka’a appreciated Hon. (Dr.) Abdulmumin Danga who was appointed by a Godsent Governor, a man whose outstanding hallmarks of development is awesome, a detribalised Leader par excellence, a man who believe in the development of the youth, a man who has stand tall even in the midst of internal and external negative influence on the lives of the good people of Nigeria His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello Executive Governor, Kogi State.

Hon. Simon appreciate His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello for been a youth friendly, detribalised and a gender equality Leader.

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Hon. Simon further reiterate their commitment towards GYB presidential ambition come 2023 and as a vice president of all ethnic Nationalities in Nigeria, very soon they’re coming out to endorse GYB as their presidential candidate and they are calling on GYB to accept the clarion call of the youth to salvage this country from further destruction.

Hon. Simon appreciate Hon. Danga for delivering the dividends of democracy ever since he has been serving under GYB led Administration because they have been following his activities on and off the media as a Humanitarian Ambassador.

In recognition and appreciation of his wonderful contribution towards peaceful coexistence in Kogi State/Nigeria, youth and students empowerment support Programs, Humanitarian Services to the less privileged, orphans, widows and his passion for accommodating people irrespective of their religion, tribe, languages and state of origin, Hon. Danga was titled and decorated as the “KURUTYA U BEM” Meaning the worrior of peace in Nigeria.

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Hon. (Dr.) Danga in his reaction appreciate the leadership and members of peace initiative body from Tiv land in Benue state for this amazing recognition.

He appreciates them for associating themselves with the truth by supporting GYB because it is very obvious in Nigeria now that GYB is our messiah, GYB is the first Governor in Nigeria to stand with the youth during the Endsars Protest and even avail himself to lead, GYB is the first Governor in Nigeria that has been speaking against and he is still speaking against coronavirus businesses in Nigeria, GYB is the Governor that has identify with the youth, women and fulfil the 35 percent affirmative act which makes him the most gender equality Leader of our generation.

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Hon. Danga appeal and encourage them to always preach the gospel of GYB anywhere they find themselves and he Prayed that come 2023 he’ll be sworn as the President Federal Republic of Nigeria INSHA ALLAH.

Hon. Danga dedicated the award to his benefactor, Boss and Mentor, His Excellency Alh. Yahaya Adoza Bello Executive Governor Kogi State.

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Kogi State Commissioner for Water Resources Hon. (Dr.) Abdulmumin Danga

Present at the event are Hon. Solomon Cheren Vice president Tiv youth peace initiative, Hon. Peter Shija Secretary general Tiv youth peace initiative, Hon. Abdulaziz Abedo. Immediate past SSA to His Excellency on project cost analysis and evaluation, DAf and Directors, Ministry of Water Resources Kogi State.

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