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Kogi: Bello Salutes Ex – Servicemen For Bravery, Sacrifice And Gallantry.



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Idris Ahmed, Lokoja.

Kogi State Government has expressed appreciation to the Legion of ex Servicemen for their bravery and sacrifices which have rendered for the corporate existence of the country.

Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello made the commendation on Thursday in Lokoja at the launch of the Emblem for the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day.

The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy Chief Edward David Onoja showered encomium on the legion for their commitment to the attainment of the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country as demonstrated during the trying period of unfortunate Nigerian civil war.

He also saluted the gallantry of the Nigerian troops for their roles in the continental and global peace keeping operations where they demonstrated discipline, courage and professionalism in war fare.

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While promising that the state government would not abandon them, Chief Onoja assured their requests presented by the leaders of the ex servicemen to the Governor, would be addressed without delay as the governor is committed to security matters.

The Deputy Governor also thanked them for the roles they played to ensure the re – election of the present administration to reciprocate good things they have done by improving on their welfare and even do more.

Earlier in his address, the State Chairman of the Legion, Warrant Officer David Salawu (retd) had expressed gratitude to Governor Yahaya Bello for the implementation of the monthly subvention to the Local Government Legion Offices, securing of befitting office accommodation for them and other things that have made life meaningful for the members.

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He also appealed for the increment in subvention to the State Legion office among other requests to make the legion more comfortable.

In his address, the State Security Adviser, Navy Comamnder Jerry Omodara also applauded the current administration for taking issues that concerned the welfare of the legion members seriously, and expressed gratitude on their behalf.

Other speakers, including the Makama of Lokoja, Rtd Rear Admiral Ibrahim Dirisu who praised members of the Legion for volunteering to lay their lives for their father land. He also solicited public assistance for members to make life meaningful for the loved ones they left behind.

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Present at the occasion were the Grand Khadi of the State Sharia Court, Justice Abdulkareem Aruwa, the President, Kogi State Customary Court, Justice Shaibu Ibrahim, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Hon Sunday Faleke.

Other government officials that graced the launch include Heads of security agencies in the state and former political office holders, among others.

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Kogi Inferno: Gov Obaseki Condoles With Kogi Govt, People And Wish Them Fortitude To Bear The Loss



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The newly returned Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has condoled with the government and people of Kogi State, over the tanker explosion which claimed many lives.

In the condolence message issued in Benin City, the state capital on Thursday, Obaseki said: “I condole with the government and people of Kogi State over the tanker explosion that claimed several lives.

“The explosion is an urgent reminder of the need to prioritize road and rail infrastructure development in Nigeria.”

Map of Kogi State.

The governor added: “Our hearts go out to families that lost persons and wish them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.”

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Just In: Another Gas Explosion Hits Lagos



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A gas explosion is currently rocking one area at Iju Ishaga, Lagos State.

According to reports gathered, many of the people who involved in the incident were injured.

The Punch reports that buildings around the scene of the explosion suffered a partial collapse. As of the time of filing this report, the details of the gas explosion were sketchy An eyewitness, Ikechukwu, said, “We just heard a loud sound around 03.30 pm and we suddenly began to see smoke.

The explosion is massive and we are not sure of the casualties but many people are injured.

The spokesperson for the Lagos State Emergency Agency, Nosa Okunbor, confirmed the incident.

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He disclosed that emergency fighters have arrived at the scene of the incident. “LASEMA Response Team is at Cele Bus Stop, Iju Ishaga.

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Kogi State Chairman Security Trust Fund, Hon. Samari Appeals To All Road Users To Ensure Their Vehicles Are In Order.



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Chairman Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Hon Abdulmalik Samari has appealed to all road users to be sure their vehicles are road Worthy to avoid Carnage on thr road.

Hon. Samari made the statement in an exclusive chat with journalists in lokoja, the state capital.

While condoling with the victims of the recent Felele tragedy, described the incident as tragic and shocking.

He called on the relevant authorities to ensure vehicles are road Worthy to save lives and to minimise the rates of accidents on the road.

He assured the residents of the state of his agencies commitment to the protection of lives and properties in the State. According to him, Kogi state Security Trust Fund will compliment the efforts of the state government in making Kogi safe for economic activities to strive.

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He used the medium to commensurate with the families who lost their loved ones in the tragic inferno.

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