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Students mourn slain Kogi versity lecturer [Photo]

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On thursday, 26th November, students of Kogi State University mourned the Prof that was abducted nd killed by suspected cultists.


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Expedite Inc. is bringing to you Expedite Exhibition & Fashion Show, an avenue for people to Network, Sell, Promote and Get Expose to the media and public.

To show people how to be creative and encourage people to be independent.

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EVENT: #CelebrateYourOrigin - SHOKI CARNIVAL 2015

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According to research, the shoki concept originated from the western region of Nigeria in Lagos state, Agege. After a documentary on the entertainment concept and the introduction of the SHOKI DANCE TOUR Live in Agege L.G.A

MUSICatLOUD Entertainment Network present one of the loudest™ and most anticipated event in the Nigeria. The Shoki carnival is a very huge platform for the entertainment industry as the event tags its own theme "Celebrate your Origin" which also applies to all others.

Finally, the shoki concept is coming back home with fans, established & upcoming acts (Shoki crooners inclusive), cooperate bodies/organizations, entrepreneurs, companies/brands, a whole lot of entertainment lovers and more from the entire world to the proposed Venue live in Agege Stadium.




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Photos: Pres. Jonathan inaugurates the Green Great Wall Project in Birnin-Kebbi

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President Goodluck Jonathan on tuesday, 25th November, officially inaugurated the Green Great Wall Project in Birnin-Kebbi, the Kebbi State Capital.

The President was later welcomed to the Royal Palace in Birnin-Kebbi by the Emir of Gwandu, Alhaji Muhammadu Bashar, where he had a cordial discussion with the Emir and Governor Sa'idu Dakingari of Kebbi state.

More photos after the cut...

Gov. Shetima Stoned in Maiduguri

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According to unconfirmed reports coming from Borno, Governor Kashim Shetima was stoned at the One Way Market when he visited the scene of the bomb blast that claimed several lives.

Reports indicated that the Governor who had gone to the scene to inspect the damage was confronted by market operators and other indegenes of the areas.

Before the Governor could say anything,stones were hauled at his convoy. On his way out of the scene,residents and market operators were shouting '' bamaso dukanku daya ku kuke tei makawa moso''.

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Police to conduct mock security exercise at Garki Mall, Abuja

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The Nigeria Police has released a statement to inform members of the public that they in conjunction with other security agencies will carry out a mock security exercise at the Garki Mall, Abuja on Thursday 27th November, 2014 from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

This exercise is a mock drill, necessitated due to the prevailing security situation. Abuja residents/visitors will witness a massive movement of law enforcement assets and personnel to and from different locations of the Capital City and the site of the exercise.

The public is enjoined not to entertain any fear as the exercise is purely a mock practice, and no harm is intended please.

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Kogi Central mourns the death of two of their elder statesmen

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Wednesday, November 25th, the whole of Ebira people woke up to the sad news of the demise of their two great elder statesmen, Alh. Nasiru Obansa and Alh Gomina Oyibo.

The value of any leader is how well he is able to impact on his fatherland to such an extent that the common man will not find it difficult to remember his or her name. The name "AWOLOWO" will never be strange to any person from Western region of Nigeria. Same is "AHMADU BELLO" to Northern Nigeria. They are commonly known as heroes of our past. Certainly in the same vein, Alh Gomina Oyibo and Alh. Nasiru Obansa will be remembered in the history of Ebiraland as two of such great men who within their different stages of life contributed positively to the development of Ebiraland.

Alh. Gomina Oyibo, first as health officer, he managed the early health centre which was not only preferred by many because of his humble nature but stood competitively along side with the general hospital of old glory. Because of the effective management of the health centre the name "ASEVITI IDI GOMINA" became its everlasting tag to the centre. As a politician and eventually the Chairman of Okene Local Government, the man chose the path of humility and grossly committed to serve the community selflessly. The man is no more because death is a natural law decreed by God. Certainly, many of us will remember him in our history and of course to learn from many of his good examples that made him a hero.

Read Tributes from some of Kogi Central leaders after the cut...

"Indeed I testify. The clinic he headed up till the time he left never ran short of medication or bandage for treating open wounds, the only one in the entire senatorial district then. He joins more heroes like Mr. Peter Crown, Mall. Salami "Robin" and Mr. Ojeba who served in the same capacity. May their souls rest in peace. Ameen" Bashir Sani, Senatorial Aspirant

"We lost two great men, ALHAJI GOMINA OYIBO and ALHAJI NASIRU OBANSA, today.
They are two of our people who worked very hard in projecting the positive image of Ebiraland so that the ultimate goodness over-shadowed the unacceptable, but remained unsung. I doff my hat to these great patriots. May their souls rest in peace, and may God give us the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss!"
Hon Ahmed-Tijani Damisa, Member Representing Okene-Ogori/Mangogo Federal Constituency in the National Assembly

"The demise of an elder states man, Alh Abdullahi Gomina Oyiba, he passed to the world beyond this morning. I join the entire Gomina family in a grieve mood this period, Alhaji may you rest in peace. (Amen)." Mr Felix Aliyu, NAPTIP Abuja


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 On the Sunday 30th November 2014, Jazz Cafe will open its doors for the most exciting show yet with an incredible line up of past and new performers including celebrity guests to celebrate an incredible year in style!

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Kogi West 2015: Dino Melaye fire shots at Smart Adeyemi

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Civil Right Activist and former House of Representatives member, Honorable Dino Melaye has assured his supporters that he would defeat the incumbent senator representing Kogi West in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Smart Adeyemi in the 2015 general elections.

Melaye who is aspiring for the Kogi West senatorial seat under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, gave the assurance in Abuja yesterday while speaking with reporters. He said that the incumbent senator has failed woefully to represent the senatorial district in the last eight years saying that the senator has failed in all indices of assessing the performance of a senator.

He said, "Every legislator has three primary responsibilities, the first is the act of representation, making sure your people enjoy their fair share of the national cake, as I speak to you in eight years there is no single federal presence in the length and breadth of Kogi West senatorial district, not one.


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15 Days Gone: Kogi Gov. Wada on Economic trip ad infinitum?

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Question that need answers.

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Breaking: Cult group place warning posters in Benue State

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According to reports, the town of Gboko in Benue state, woke up today, wednesday with strange posters all over the town that reads 'BEWARE OF THE VIKINGS AGANDA IN THE BENUE GUBER RACE'.

The question is who is this VIKING among the aspirants?

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2015: Don Jazzy declares for Presidency

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Today is Don Jazzy's birthday but their is a sort of confusion as he released a campaign poster online, declaring his interest to run for Presidency. Do you think he's only joking?

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Photo: What's wrong with her outfit?

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Do you see what I see?

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Rihanna to release first single after two years of break

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Rihanna getting ready for comeback, she will release her first single in two years after a charity bash with Brad Pitt.

The single release will come a day after her inaugural Diamond Ball in L.A. next month, where Brad will introduce her on stage.

She is also set to confirm a European tour for 2015.

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Abia 2015: Crisis between Ngwa & Ukwa getting hotter

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IF threats by Ukwa indigenes of Abia State to disrupt crude oil production from their land and write to the National Assembly to withdraw its support for the creation of Aba State are anything to go by, then the Peoples Democratic Party's National Working Committee and, in fact, the Federal Government must do everything possible to intervene and settle the cause of the threats before they are carried out.

This is because the Federal Government cannot afford further cut down in oil production as a result of political crises in host communities.

Ukwa, the only oil producing area of Abia State, is one of the two political blocs of the people that constitute Abia South senatorial district; the other being the Ngwa bloc.

Ukwa people, who made the threats at a press conference in Abuja, are upset by the Abia State Government and the PDP NWC's attempt to cede both the senatorial seat for the district and governorship of the state to the Ngwa bloc, contrary to the natural order of things that when two things are given to two people, they should take one each.

The bone of contention is firstly, the decision of the National Working Committee of the PDP to grant automatic return ticket to two senators per state, which prompted Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (a former governorship aspirant) to go back and buy the senatorial form of the party, in preparation to return to the Senate in 2015.

Secondly, is the continuous rumour, deliberately sponsored by the state government, that Okezie Ikpeazu is the adopted governorship candidate of the government.

Indeed, with respect to Ikpeazu and the governorship position, what was thought of as a rumour and most often clandestinely and surreptitiously done, came into the open when two Saturdays ago, Senator Adolphus Wabara called a meeting in his house at Ohambele, where he purportedly adopted Ikpeazu as the governorship aspirant for the senatorial district without bidding an eye lid about the interest of his Ukwa people.

As usual with such transactions, it was alleged that the state government influenced the adoption with heavy movements of cash.

The questions that people are asking are: Why won't Ukwa people be allowed to produce the governor of the state since the Ngwas are to retain the senatorial seat? Why will the state government be pushing and sponsoring the adoption of Okezie Ikpeazu as the governorship candidate of the party against supporting Ukwa to produce the governor? Is this arrangement fair and equitable? Are Ukwa people slaves to the Ngwas, as being propagated by the Abia State government?

Ukwa people recall that the Ngwas have consistently monopolised state and federal positions allocated to the two blocs in the state, to the exclusion of Ukwa people.

For example, the Ngwas have monopolised the deputy governorship position, since the days of Chief Sam Mbakwe as governor of the old Imo State when Prince Isaac Uzoigwe was the deputy governor till now that Sir Emeka Ananaba is the deputy to Governor Theodore Orji.

For the senatorial position, it has been the same — from Jaja Wachukwu in 1979 to Enyinnaya Abaribe in 2015, and to continue till 2019.

Within this period — 1979-2015, there have been 13 positions allocated to the two blocs out of which the Ngwas have taken 11 of the positions: eight deputy governorship slots, namely, Prince Isaac Uzoigwe, 1979-1983; Dr. Chima Nwafor, 1992-1993; Enyinnaya Abaribe, 1999-2003; Dr. Chima Nwafor, 2003-2005; Hon. Acho Nwakanma, 2005-2007; Comrade Chris Akomas, 2007-2010; Hon. Acho Nwakanma, 2010-2011; Sir. Emeka Anamaba, 2011 till date.

For the two senatorial periods, 1979-1983 and 1999-2015, the Ngwas have also dominated, namely, Dr. Jaja Wachukwu 1979-1983 and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe 2007-2015 (now to continue till 2019).

For ministerial appointments, it has been the same thing. Barr. Emeka Wogu from the Ngwa bloc is the immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity. The Ukwas have only occupied the senatorial position for the two blocs through Senator Adolphus Wabara 1999-2007. Sir Emmanuel Adiele, also from Ukwa, was a Second Republic Minister of Communications for just three months (October to December, 1983).

With these lopsided statistics in favour of the Ngwas in mind, members of Ukwa Progressive Union, Ndoki Chapter in Abuja, were understandably livid and seething with anger at their last Wednesday's press conference, to call attention of the Federal Government and the PDP's NWC to their plight in Abia State.

While waiting for their chairman to commence the press conference, they highlighted their misfortunes in their relationship with the Ngwa bloc.

They lamented how they have often been used during elections and dumped thereafter; and how their land has been desecrated and despoiled by international oil.

They bemoaned their fate in the hands of current state and federal government representatives, especially the alleged mismanagement of the senatorial position by the incumbent senator.

They said they heard of constituency projects but there was nothing in Ukwa to indicate their existence, and that their people lack the most common and basic infrastructural facilities and social amenities.

They said the Azumini-Obehie road is the worst road network in the whole of Nigeria.

"Yet, people claimed to be representing us at various levels of government in the last eight years," they said.

As the press conference was about to start, one of the people, a lawyer, arrived with the information that Mr. Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, told him that governors were never elected but anointed by incumbents and that this was the situation in Abia State where Chief Theodore Orji was about to anoint Okezie Ikpeazu.

This incensed the gathering the more. "So, PDP is no more interested in elections; the PDP is now a military government?" they chorused.

And the clincher; they vowed to join their youths at home to stop all crude oil productions in their areas if the PDP's NWC, and the Federal and Abia State Governments continue to facilitate the political and consequential economic deprivation and enslavement of their people by the Ngwas.

Simply put, the Ukwa people are on the verge of joining their Ogoni neighbours, on the other side of Imo River, to stop crude oil production on their land.

They would also withdraw their support for the creation of Aba State "if this is how the Ngwas will manipulate and monopolise positions in the new state," to their exclusion.

The questions are: Can the Federal Government afford this at this time? Is it not better for the PDP's NWC to intervene and redress these genuine grievances of Ukwa People?

• Mr. Nweze lives in Aba while Mr. Halliday resides in Abuja.

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