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Ebira Women Group Residents In Koton-Karfe Launch Group Almanac, Barr. Tanko, Hon. Akawu, Ohikwura And Others Grace The Event



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By Yahaya Idris, Koton-Karfe

The Ebira Women Association, (EWA) Koton-Karfe, an association of Women group promoting socio-political, economy, unity and culture in the Koton-Karfe, Kogi Local Government in the State, has held a sendforth party and launched its annual Almanac for members.

The event which took place at Koton-Karfe Central Primary School, had a large turnout of people from different tribes, location and religion who have comes to joined them celebrate their special day.


Among the guests who witnessed the program included, Administrator of Kogi LG, Barr. Muhammed Tanko Musa represented by Hon. Isah Abubakar Ada Abu, Hon. Saidu Akawu Salihu, Hon. Yusuf Abdullahi Ohikwura and many notable dignitaries.

In his brief remarks, Local Government Council Treasurer, Hon. Abdullahi Yusuf Ohikwura, pledge his Unalloyed support to the group and urged them to continue with their peaceful ways and manner of doing things.

Hon. Ohikwura dancing, spraying the Ebira Women

Ohikwura reminded the women group that over 200 years Koton-Karfe LG had never had it so good as in the Administration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello, whose regime has extended electricity from the State Capital to Kogi LG out of love he had for Koto populace, a development that has boost it economy, security and among others. He said.

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Speaking earlier, the Administrator of Kogi LG, Hon. (Barr.) Muhammed Tanko Musa, ably represented by Hon. Isah Abubakar Ada Abu, said Egbira Koto and Ebira Okene are one big family from one descendants union with similar cultural heritage and dialects.

While showing his open appreciation, the Administrator stated that the women group and entire Ebira nation residing in Koton-Karfe has contributed immensely to the development of Kogi LG, where he noted that all the achievements in Kogi LG today came through the Governor who happened to be an Ebira man.

He further stated, the people of Kogi LG will continue to be grateful with Ebira people over what God has used one of their own to change the socio-political system of the State.

Chief Akawu, addressing the gathering.

Tanko, applause the organizer for the warm welcome accorded him and all the guests which set the program a huge successful one.

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On his part, erstwhile, State Assembly member, Commissioner in the State, Hon. Saidu Akawu Salihu, described Ebira Women as great and hardworking whose had excelled in various areas of endeavors.

According to Akawu, Wherever place, town, village or any location Ebira people always identify with others by showcasing their open love and promoting peace and unity.

Akawu pray God to guide, protect and grant them more prerequisite wisdom as they’re working together as a team to succeed in their mission and vision.

The event was rounded off with a dance session where all ivited guests and other group unwound to the flows of various Ebira native music.

Hon. Ada Abu, representating Kogi LG Administrator.

The President of the Association could not hide her joy at what she term a successful outing.

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“I thank God for the grace to chair such a noble association and help uplift the Association in such a nice manner”.

Highlights of the event, the dignitaries equally launched the Almanac and made some donations to the group. The occasion was colourful, well attended, orderly and peaceful.

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Plateau State Government Revokes 3 PW Roads Contracts, Says The Contracts Will Be Re-awarded.



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Yahaya Idris, Jos.

Governor Simon Lalang of Plateau State.

Plateau state Government has approved the termination of three road projects awarded to a company PW Nigeria Limited, explaining that the contracts were revoked based on request by the company handling the projects.
PW Nigeria is one of the leading construction contractors of roads, bridges, airports, urban infrastructure, dams and water treatment.

Commissioner for Information and Communication, Dan Manjang, who spoke to newsmen after the State Executive Council Meeting in Jos said the contracts would be re-awarded.

He said the projects include Shinkwan-Tunkus-Shendan bypass, Mangu bypass and the Tahos-Ganwuri section one roads.
Mr. Manjang said council also approved the scaling down of the Lalong legacy projects by fifty percent.

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He said that the state Executive also approved the engagement of a consultant to carry out review of the audit report by the federal inland revenue service on unremitted Tax and VAT by the state MDA’s between 2016 and 2017 .

Commissioner for Finance in the state , Regina Soemlat ,who also spoke to newsmen said the state is set to obtain a loan of One hundred million naira from commercial banks to invest in the education and water sectors.
She said the loan is intended to finance counterpart fundings for the state Universal Basic Education Board and the Partnership for Expanding Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programmes that will benefit people at the grassroots.

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The approval to obtain the bank facility which would be serviced within one year was made during the state executive council meeting presided by Governor Simon Lalong.

The council also approved the printing of booklets of vehicle licence, certificate of road worthiness and general receipts which the commissioner explained that they would be produced in a way that will check forgery.

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Fire Guts PeeLinks Electronic Mall In Lokoja



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Barely few days of Felele Tanker explosion that left several people dead, destruction of million worth of properties, popular electronic mall in Lokoja, Kogi state has been gutted by fire, razing down multi-million worth of electronic appliances.

According to eyewitness who spoke to Globaltimesnigeria, The incident was reported to have occurred at about 10:47 pm on Friday, The Mall which is located at about 100meters to the office of the fire service couldn’t receive the appropriate attention of the fire service as at the time, the office has closed for its services.

All efforts to provide help by people living around the residence prove abortive.

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The people who were greeted by confusion expressed dissatisfaction over the incident, describing it as evil.

The people living at the neighborhood angrily called on the Government to find permanent solution to prevent further occurrence, stating that they have lack of confidence in the present Adminstration, as the government is seen at all times failing in their primary responsibility of providing adequate security of lives and Properties.

It could be recalled that, Pastor Gideon Isah had call for severe prayer for Lokoja, and Kogi state.

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BREAKING: FG Obtains Fresh Order To Stop Planned Labour Strike



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The Global Times Nigeria reports that the Federal Government has obtained a fresh order stopping the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress from embarking on their planned strike which is to start on Monday.

According to the reports, the restraining order was issued on Friday by Justice Ibrahim Galadima of the National Industrial Court in Abuja, following an ex parte application by the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation.

This came barely 24 hours after the same judge made a similar restraining ex parte order in favour of a group, Peace and Unity Ambassadors Association, on Thursday.

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The duo of Acting Director of the Department Civil Litigation of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mrs Maimuna Shiru, and Mr Tijjani Gazali, led the Federal Government’s team, who moved the ex parte application that was later granted by Justice Galadima on Friday.

The NLC and TUC had jointly declared to embark on a nationwide strike on Monday to press for the reversal of the recent hike in electricity tariff and petrol pump price.

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