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Role of state government. in preventing and countering violent extremism

Cement: scarcity, intermediaries induce a rise in prices in the North-EastRole of state government. in preventing and countering violent extremism News analysis by Kayode Adebiyi of the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) In 2017, the federal government, through the Office of the National Security Advisor (ONSA), launched the policy framework and national action plan for the prevention and response to violent extremism (P / CVE) . On August 24, 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a directive on the implementation of the National P / CVE Framework and Action Plan setting out roles and regulations and urging state and local governments to get involved. . “We are committed to creating safe spaces for our people to engage and contribute to the prevention of violent extremism. While security measures remain necessary to address the threat of violent extremism, a whole-of-government and whole-of-government approach is urgently needed if we are to address the drivers of violent extremism in our society. “This strategic framework addresses […]

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Bello tasks new Army commandant on crimes in Kogi

By Soni Daniel KOGI State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has charged the new Commandant of the Nigerian Army Records, Chari Megumeri Barracks Lokoja, Major General Gbolahan, to ensure the state records no crime during his stay as head of the military formations in Kogi. Speaking while receiving General Gbolahan in Lokoja, Governor Bello said the role
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Minimum Wage: We Give You 12-Day Ultimatum To Resume Negotiations – NLC Threaten Kogi Govt

The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) in Kogi on Wednesday gave the Kogi State government a 12-day ultimatum to resume negotiations with it on the new N30,000 minimum wage or face...

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Food blockage intervention: Yahaya Bello performing the role of GCFR — Group

By Arogbonlo Israel GYB2PYB Youth Support Group has lauded Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello for his intervention in the industrial action of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, AUFCDN, that led to the suspension of its six-day old strike. The union led by the president, Dr Mohammed Tahir, Chairman of the
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Business

BREAKING: After 6 days, food dealers agree to lift ban on supply to South

By Arogbonlo Israel The leadership of the northern cattle and foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN), has agreed to end the blockade of food supplies to the south. The association commenced its strike on Thursday, February 25, 2021, asking for N475 billion in compensation from
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Entertainment

2023: Our followers will vote for a youthful ‘Yahaya Bello’ — Nollywood stars

By Arogbonlo Israel Some representatives of Nollywood have pledged their support for Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello ahead of the 2023 presidential election. Yahaya Bello had received the Nollywood stars on Tuesday in Abuja where the latter promised to canvass support for the youth governor, saying the Nigeria film industry has a great role to
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‘You’ve backed your words with action’, youth group reacts as Obasanjo meets Bello

By Arogbonlo Israel Following the meeting of former President Olusegun Obasanjo with the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, the GYB2PYB Youth Support Group has commended the former for backing his words with action. Recall the former President on Sunday, February 28, commended the Kogi Governor over his efforts in ensuring security, good governance, and infrastructural
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2023 Presidency: Focus on Kogi, don’t ‘embark on mission impossible’, Bello told

By Ozioruva Aliu A group in Edo state, Concerned Edo Citizens Forum( CECF) Friday, condemned the purported presidential ambition of the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello. They noted that as the youngest governor in Nigeria, Bello has not done enough to create opportunities for young person’s aspiring for political office. A statement by the
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‘Loss to Nigeria’s democracy’, Yahaya Bello reacts to Lateef Jakande’s demise

By Arogbonlo Israel Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has described the death of the First Civilian Governor of Lagos State, Alhaji Lateef Jakande as a loss to Nigeria’s democracy. The Governor made this known on Thursday in a condolence message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Muhammed Onogwu. “Although Alhaji Lateef Jakande died at
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Sports

Kogi United Players Protest At Govt House, Threaten To Boycott League Games

  Players of Kogi United have organised a peaceful protest at the Kogi State Government House to demand payment of their unpaid sign-on-fees for two years. The players, dressed in their club jerseys took their grievance to Governor Yahaya Bello who recently approved the release of the sum of N3,980,000,000 to implement projects in the … Continue reading Kogi United Players Protest At Govt House, Threaten To Boycott League Games Read Full Story

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ECOWAS Youth Parliament honours Kogi-born activist, Okai Austin

By Arogbonlo Israel The leadership of Economic Community West Africa State (ECOWAS), Youth Parliament (EYP) arm has honoured Comrade Usman Okai Austin CNA with meritorious award of HONOUR as ICON OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2021 in recognition of his Astuteness, Sagacity, Doggedness, and immense contributions for societal Transformation and support to youths and Students Education. Presenting
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Health

PTF declares Kogi high risk state COVID-19

PTF declares Kogi high risk state COVID-19By Abujah Racheal The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has declared Kogi a high-risk state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the pandemic. The PTF also said that the Kogi government had failed to report testing, lacked isolation centers and therefore warned Nigerians to be weary of visiting the state. It said having analysed the pandemic in the country,  22 high burdened Local Government Areas within 13 states in the country had been identified. The National Incident Manager (NIM) of the PTF COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Mukhtar Muhammad, said this on Monday in Abuja, during the PTF briefing on COVID-19. Muhammad said: “In addition to these, we have states where data is not coming forth. If we don’t test, your data will not be analysed and if your data is not analysed, we won’t know the level of the pandemic in your state. “Notable among the states are Yobe, […]

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COVID-19: PTF declares Kogi high risk state, warns Nigerians not to visit

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has declared Kogi a high-risk state for refusing to acknowledge the existence of the disease. The PTF also said that the Kogi government had failed to report testing, lacked isolation centers and therefore warned Nigerians to be weary of visiting the state. It said having analysed the pandemic
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2023: Youth group to collapse structure of over 15m membership for Yahaya Bello

*Set to merge with APC Arogbonlo Israel GYB2PYB, a Youth Support Group, has made known its plan to collapse structure following the recent development orchestrated by the Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s response to the call by the group to join the 2023 presidential race. Recall the Kogi State Governor on Friday, 29 January, 2021,
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Politics

Court sacks Kogi lawmaker over unlawful nomination

Declares PDP candidate winner By Ikechukwu Nnochiri – Abuja The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Friday, sacked the lawmaker representing Ibaji constituency in the Kogi State House of Assembly, Atule Egbunu. The court, in a judgment that was delivered by Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that Egbunu who won a bye-election that was conducted
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Kogi home of horror: A call to action

*Where snakes, mosquitos chase patients from wards By Arogbonlo Israel “Let there be peace again in Ibaji,” “Silence is a crime,” “Make Ibaji Great Again”, and “We must fight for our rights” were the words of Kogi youths under the aegis of the Ibaji Progressive Youth Foundation during a protest held in December, last year,
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