NGIJ Concludes Assessment On Bello’s Administration

By Akinwale Kasali After a week long assessment tour of the first term of Governor Yahaya Bello Administration in Kogi State, the Nigeria Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, has concluded it’s tour. In a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday and signed by the President of the Guild, Mr. Wale Abydeen the Guild stated that the week long assessment tour focused mainly on the achievements, programs and projects of the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the State. Abydeen explained that the NGIJ team met with almost all…

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Bello Faces Uphill Task To Remain In Office For Second Term, As Workers Welfare May Mar His Chances

Yahaya Bello

By Akinwale Kasali The chances of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State to remain at the Lugard House is an Herculean task, as neglect of workers welfare could Mar his chances to remain in office for the next four years. The Nigerian Labour Congress, Kogi State chapter revealed that the governor has failed to make the welfare of civil servants his main priority. Though, infrastructure wise, Labour hailed the Bello administration for been proactive, but has neglected workers. When the Nigerian Guild of Investigative Journalists, NGIJ, visited Kogi State to…

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Yoruba Group Laments How Fulani Herdsmen Have Turned Its Territories To Kidnapping Den

By Akinwale Kasali Foremost Yoruba Group, Apapo Yoruba Koya, AOKOYA, has disclosed that over 1000 cells manned and controlled by Fulani Herdsmen exists in Yoruba forests, which is mainly for Kidnapping for ransom, raping and maiming Yorubas. The group revealed that the Yoruba territories have become a strongholds for the Fulani Herdsmen. In a press release, the group alleged that there are exactly 1,123 cells belonging to armed Fulani herdsmen mainly in forests and highlands located across Yoruba territories. The cells are well organized and they appear to network with…

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Adeleke’s Hope Dashed, As Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola Victory

By Akinwale Kasali The hope of People’s Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate In the last Osun State Governorship Election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, had been dealt a big blow following the Appeal Court ruling. The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has set aside the judgement of the Osun State Governorship tribunal which nullified the election of Governor Gboyega Oyerola In her lead Judgement, Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the tribunal because of the faulty composition of the tribunal The judgment is upheld by four Justices of…

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May Day: Saraki Lauds Workers

By Akinwale Kasali Senate President, Bukola Abubakar Saraki has showered encomiums on workers as they mark the International Workers Day Celebration. Saraki said workers are instrumental to the development and growth of the nation’s economy. In a Goodwill message, Saraki, also commended the leadership and members of the organised labour for their patriotism in mostly choosing dialogue over industrial action in resolving trade disputes. He also pledged his loyalty to the cause and welfare of workers, promising to always champion their causes. Saraki expressed hope that workerswould be encouraged to…

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Oyo 2019: Makinde Writes Ajimobi Over His Aides Illegalities

By Akinwale Kasali Oyo State Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde has written the outgoing governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi over the excesses, recklessness and the move by Ajimobi’s aides to thwart the transition process. Makinde also alerted Ajimobi’s attention to Local government  stabilization fund and the activities of the Oyo State pilgrim board (Muslim Wing). The excerpof the letter read thus: Your Excellency, Since March 11 this year and 48 hours after the Gubernatorial election, I have observed serial infractions that connote efforts to thwart smooth transition come May 29, 2019…

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AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Battle Senegal Ahead Of Championship

By Akinwale Kasali The Super Eagles of Nigeria are set to trade tackles against the Teranga Lions of Senegal in a friendly encounter ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations tournament to be hosted in Egypt. The Nigeria Football Federation, NFF and the Senegalese Football Association reached a conclusion that the two African soccer power house will play each other in testing the strength of their teams and their preparedness ahead of the championship. Earlier, the Zimbabwean Football Association has also indicated interest to play the 2013 AFCON champions…

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Human Rights Group, JODER Calls For The Probe Of Dickson

Hon. Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state governor and a guest

By Akinwale Kasali EFCC urged to probe Bayelsa Governor A foremost civil right group, Journalists for Democratic Rights, JODER, has called on the Economic Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to Probe the governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson. This call was made on Tuesday bubuthe group, stating that the plan to approve largesse for Bayelsa State lawmakers is a conscious attempt to institutionalize corruption and an indication that corruption is entrenched in the oil rich state. “We see recent developments in Bayelsa State as an eye opener. There is a deliberate…

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Iheanacho’s Dwindling Career A Major Concern To Rohr

By Akinwale Kasali It wasn’s surprising to football analysts over the omission of Leicester City striker, Kelechi Iheanacho from the Super Eagles squad that faced Seychelles and Egypt in the 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifiers and International friendly last month. Coach Gernot Rohr openly criticised the performance and lackluster attitude of Iheanacho during international duties. He said for Iheanacho to remain in contention for the 2019 AFCON tournament, he has to be more serious minded. Since Claude Puel was sacked by Leicester City earlier this year, Iheanacho struggled to…

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2019 WWC: Super Falcons Faces Canada’s Hurdle

By Akinwale Kasali Coach Thomas Dennerby’s side, the Super Falcons of Nigeria are gearing up to stage a superlative performance against the Canadian ladies in a friendly match in preparation for the 2019 FIFA World Cup to be held in France in few months time. The nine-time African champions pummeled Iceland first division side,  UMF Selfoss 6-1 on Friday, the Super Falcons face a big test when they square up against their Canadian counterparts in a friendly match in Murcia, Spain later this evening. Following earlier tests against the likes…

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