Honorable O.Y Ismaila Yusuf House of Rep Aspirant Okene Ogorimagongo receives an award of excellence and selfless service to humanity from National Association of EBIRA students (NAES) K .S.U Kogi State University Anyigba last week where he was honor as the chairman of the occasions.
That is Hon A Y Ismaila who is currently running for the seat of Representatives in Okene Ogori and Magongo Constituency, since the begining of the year 2018 the poster of the young man is everywhere in Okene Local Goverment of the area, news had it that his posters was everywhere along the Ahogede Okene Eba road eye withness added.
According to Naij.com There are women and there are women! The spotlight has been brought upon Hajia Dada of ‘Yaradua Katsina State, the unsung Yaradua Matriarch, which many refer to as a very blessed mother.
NAIJ.com gathered that Hajia Dada gave birth to children who became governor, vice president, president, ministers and even wives of governors at different times. Many refer to her as having a blessed womb due to the successes of all the fruits of her womb and the generation after.
In a recent post by the almajira initiative on Instagram, it was mentioned how the children and grandchildren of Hajia Dada conquered (and are still conquering )the political sphere of Nigeria. Read below:
“Three of her granddaughters were wives of Governors of three different states. Talk about blessed womb! This woman is a major influencer or shaper of Nigerian history. Think about it! ”
This is Hajia Dada of ‘Yaradua Katsina State – the unsung Yaradua Matriarch 👑 _____ She was married to Musa Yaradua, a former Minister. _____ Her son Shehu Musa Yaradua was Vice President 1979-1981. _____ Another son of hers Umaru Musa Yaradua was Governor of Katsina State for 8 years 1999-2007, and later President of Nigeria 2007-2009 before his demise. _____ Her grandson Alh. Murtala Shehu Yaradua was a Minister 2009-2011. _____ Three of her granddaughters were wives of Governors of three different states. ______ Talk about blessed womb! This woman is a major influencer or shaper of Nigerian history. Think about it! 🤯😨😰 . QUEEN! 👸🏾👑 ______ 📷:
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the recommendations from the National Judicial Council (NJC) for a compulsory retirement of Justice Adeniyi Ademola of the Abuja division of the Federal High Court and the dismissal of another judge.
President Buhari also approved the sack of Justice O Tokode of the Benin division of the Federal High Court.
“The disciplinary actions on the two justices are in pursuance of section 292 (1) (b) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“Justice OO Tokode is also to refund all salaries and allowances earned illegally from 2nd December, 2015 when he was sworn-in as a Judge of the Federal High Court to date.
“The president urges judicial officers to be alive to their responsibilities and eschew corruption in the discharge of their duties,” a statement by presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Adeniyi Ademola, a Federal High Court judge, who was suspended alongside seven other judges following allegations of corruption brought against them by the federal government has been recalled by the National Judicial Council.
Reacting yesterday, chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse SAN, said: “It is absolutely wrong to recall a judge whose case is ongoing. ‘’It is wrong for the NJC to have recalled that judge.
“That is just my view. It is wrong because the case is ongoing. The matter has been filed and we don’t know what the outcome is going to be.
“If the outcome is negative for the judge, then he has to leave again, so it does not make sense.”
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The protesters had gathered at Lekki Roundabout in front of Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1 gate to commence the protest around 9:30 am when they were initially stopped by the police.After the protest was allowed to move ahead by the police, the hoodlums confronted the protesters in front of Med Plus on Admiralty Way and asked them to turn back towards the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza .
Despite the huge police presence that outnumbered protesters, the hoodlums started harassing demonstrators by smashing the phones of people who were taking pictures as well as the cameras of media organisations covering the event.
It took agitated complaints from the crowd before the police intervened and arrested some of the trouble makers.
Friday’s protest was organised by the Eti-Osa Development Forum which has spent the entire week mobilising support via WhatsApp and other social media platforms.
During the protest, demonstrators called for a reversal of the new rates » and some even urged the state government to scrap the toll gates entirely.
Protest cut short by Police
Despite promising to stage protests at the affected toll gates on Friday, protesters were dissuaded by the police from disrupting activities at the toll gates.
Protesters marched halfway down Admiralty Way and turned in front of Domino’s Pizza to head for the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza for the main protest.
However, after reaching the Lekki Roundabout, they were advised against proceeding as police officers appeared to withdraw their protection.
After a few agitated discussions between the organisers of the protest and the police, they decided to end it at the Roundabout where they promised to organise another protest if there are no changes.
During the protest, protesters displayed placards with different inscriptions like “Say No to Lekki toll hike” , “Switch off your ignition”, “Ambode save our souls”, among others.
Protesters also chanted statements like, “No more toll gate”, “Toll gate is a fraud”, “We want no toll” during their march.
Music of the late afro-beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti was played loudly from a truck that trailed behind the protesters.
The Lagos State police command had warned Lagosians to shelve the planned protest.
“It has come to the knowledge of the Lagos State Police Command that some residents of Lekki/Ajah areas of the state are planning to protest the increase in toll fare by the management of Lekki Toll Plaza”, a statement from the police read.
“While the Command recognizes the right of citizens to carry out peaceful protest, the police will not standby and watch protesters take laws into their hands nor allow miscreants to hijack the protest.
“The Command is using this opportunity to inform and warn the group planning this protest for tomorrow, Friday, the 9th of February, 2018, not to block the Highway, the Expressway or any road for that matter.
“All those who want to participate in the protest must organize themselves in a peaceful manner in line with public protection and assembly law.
“The Command would not hesitate to use reasonable force to prevent any group of persons from blocking the road or breaching the public peace.
“The Command however, wishes to advise all to go about their lawful business peacefully on the Island and indeed every part of the state as adequate security is in place throughout the state”.
LCC’s toll hike
The LCC had implemented an increase in the tariff that vehicle owners will pay to gain access through its Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza » on February 1, 2018.
According to the company’s Managing Director,
Mohammed Hassan, the increment is a reaction to the “current business realities and increasing cost of operation.”
He said the current economic and business realities » in the country means the company has been hit with increased cost of operations and maintenance of its loan obligations.
According to the new rates at the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza , motorcycles are now expected to pay N100; saloon cars and tricycles, N200 (eTag: 180); sport utility vehicles, N250 (eTag: 225); light trucks and 2-axle buses, N400 (eTag: 360); heavy duty trucks or buses with two or more heavy axles, N1000 (eTag: 900), and commercial danfo buses will pay N100 (90).
At the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza , motorcycles will pay N200 (eTag: 180); salon cars, N300 (eTag: 270); mini vans sports utility vehicles and light trucks, N400 (eTag: 360); and light trucks and 2-axle buses will pay N1000 (eTag: 900).
Reverting to old rates
The Eti-Osa Development Forum is demanding a
“revert to the old rates and possible downward review in the light of biting economic realities and what obviously has been recouped by the concessionaire thus far.
“We also insist on a transparent disclosure of all financial dealings, audited report and appropriation relating to the Lekki Concession Company tolling contracts and the current status of the Lagos State government having bought back the Admiralty Tolling Plaza contract in 2013 for N25.3B.
“We call on his Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to intervene and proffer immediate panacea » on the increased, excruciating fares”.
PROFILE OF ALHAJI DALHATU MOMOH SAKI (DALHATU SHERIFF)Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki was born in 1979 in Bariki Ward of Okene, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State to the family of Late Alhaji Momoh Saki and Hajia Habibat Saki. He is from a typical polygamous family. He has many siblings. His mother is the second of his father’s wives. Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki started his early education in 1985 in the famous St. John Primary School, Agassa in Okene LGA. In 1991 he enrolled for his College education in Anyava Community Secondary School, Anyava, Agassa-Okene. His zeal for qualitative education saw him change school and he later concluded his secondary education at the Okene Secondary School, Okene, where he sat for his SSCE Exams in 1997.
He came out with flying colours. Applying the entrepreneurial skills inherited from his enterprising parents, Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki mastered the art of trading and had a financial breakthrough at a very tender age by going into business immediately after his secondary education. In 1999, after a long sojourn in the business world, with his quest for continuous education, he then proceeded to the University of Abuja, Abuja to study Political Science, where he graduated with Bachelor Degree in Political Science. His investments portfolio cut across the Real Estate Development, Quarry, Communication and General Contracting. His business/investment prowess in these sectors have helped facilitate gainful employment opportunities for a number of unemployed graduates and youths particularly Kogi State indigenes. Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki can also be considered a philanthropist per excellence. He currently sponsors hundreds of Kogi State undergraduates in various higher institutions within and outside the country. His strong drive for community development has inspired him to invest in various community projects over the years. He loves traveling and meeting people.
Amongst his businesses and investments include: Sheriff Combined Business established initially as enterprise in 1998 and later registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission as a Limited Company in 2007; SIL Estate Nigeria Limited established in 2009; SIL Quarry Nigeria Limited (WA) established also in 2009; Final Touch Paint established in 2010; ADS Communications, established in 2013; and then Clifturn Host & Investment established in 2008.
Our land is backward. Our youths are not progressing. The reason is not farfetched; our representative at the upper chamber of the National Assembly has failed us. Constituency allowance are given to members to develop their constituency and constituents, we have not seen and felt the impact of such in Kogi Central. Our roads are bad, no clean water for our people. The youths are not empowered and thereby, staying idle makes them easily influenced for ill vices.
Kogi Central should ordinarily be the most developed Senatorial District in Kogi State considering the vast human and natural resources and its enviable location in the state as the Centre. It is however sad to know that Ebiraland is the least developed Senatorial District in the Kogi State, due to bad leadership and bad representation at the National Level. It is sad that, the Senatorial District have been over time labeled with bad names, littered with bad roads, dilapidated schools with very low educational standards, moribund health facilities, lack of infrastructural development, dirty and stinking environments, huge unemployment rate with high crime rates etc. Ebiraland is in dire need of an honest, dynamic and purposeful Senatorial Representative that can lure investments into the land, move the land from its present pitiable condition to an enviable position it deserves. It is in the light of this, that Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki is offering to serve his people as the next Senator representing Kogi Central Senatorial District. Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki can be totalled up in one sentence, he is a young man with vision, capacity, enviable character and ready to serve his land, Ebiraland and Kogi State in general.
He drew his philosphy of leadership and representation from Alan Siegel, who once affirmed in his famous quote that, ‘‘Representative government demands an ongoing conversation between legislators and constituents.’’ Also, Edmund Burke sufficed that, ‘‘when leaders choose to make themselves bidders at an auction of popularity, their talent, in the construction of the state, will be of no service. They will become flatters instead of legislators; the instruments, not the guides, of the people.’’
What do we want our legislators of the 21st century to be, of course we want them to be effective, to be good. Of course we know there will be challenges, which is to remain true to the fundamental purpose of representative democracy and legislative system.
What is the harm of doing the right thing? What is the harm of doing their job as legislators and making sure that their constituents do not suffer? We are sure Alhaji Dalhatu Sheriff will direct his attention above all to the education and empowerment of the youth; the neglect of education and the youths do harm to the constitution. Let’s support Alhaji Dalhatu Momoh Saki for the race of Kogi State central Senatorial District.
The Kogi Central Youths Forum after a meeting in Adavi Local goverment area of the state earlier today where involve in an open negotiations to consider Kowa Party Presidential Aspirant Ayodele Lijadu, the acting chairman of the forum Mr Godwin Amoto Bello brought it to the notice of the forum that he has been in a phone discussion with the presidential aspirant says Mr Ayodele Cyril Lijadu is a good man who is committed to protecting the people interest.
Mr Godwin Bello also added that he is still in negotiations with the Kowa Party Presidential Aspirant Ayodele Lijadu and will get back to the forum when he finally comes to conclusion with the aspirant.
The President of the forum Alh. Abdulkareem Adobanyi also said something like coming up with new political party and better aspirant he added, he also said that the major purpose of this forum is to empower the youths and the forum will stand by who ever comes to agreement with the forum, we can not afford to be fool every four years.
This time around we want to vote because a man is woth the position he is been elected, if you are coming for presidency for instance and you can not give our students scholarships then we know you are a joking aspirant he said.
For example if Ayo Lijadu should award scholarships across the state then we stand by him, politics in Nigeria today is all about voting for someone you benefit from.
Solardad today is no longer a strange name in Kogi state, Solardad was established in 1991 and since then has grown stronger till date. Solardad kept upgrading in all aspect of educatonal ideas, and current teaching skills.
Solardad was the first school to introduce virtual reality into her teaching techniques for professinal standard and effective learning . Virtual reality is the next highest level of technology advancement.
Solardad has the most reliable science aparatus in the school science lalaboratory fully equipped with standard aparatus of all brsnches of science.
So many graduates of secondary schools today never had the privillage to undergo scientific experiments in practical aspect, this and many more reason is why you should vissit Solardad to register your children for standard and sound education.
Solardad offers access to computer classes for primary school students and all students can go practice with the computers and even browse the internet for research learning purpose, students who do not have idea about usong a computer system will be educated.