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January 18, 2018

Karaku's Decamp Rumour: ‘I'm Completely Innocent,’ Adabara Abduljelil Blasts Accusers


Following the widely reported rumour of a purported bid by Yahaya Karaku to decamp to the ruling All Progressives Congress, a private-editor, Adabara Abduljelil accused of initiating the false report has described the accusations as attempts to ridicule his person. 

Abduljelil stated this in a statement sent to Ebira Reporters on Wednesday. 

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"In the past week several news outlets reported that Karaku under pressure to dump PDP to APC and that am behind the said purported article. I am sorry that so many people feel wronged by me, but I hope to set at least some of the record straight. I apologize for the delay in the response, the allegations are quite serious, and many are from a number of weeks ago, and before responding I needed to consult with a lawyer, witnesses, my wife and others.
"I have earlier rejected my lawyer’s advice to not make a statement but today 16th January, 2018 at about 12noon, DSS Okene invites me for clarification and in a spirit of healing I would like to address the issue head on with open and honesty. I am unwilling to not be that person just because people have made allegations against me. I have tried to be a champion for whatever I venture myself in. No one should try to ridicule me just for nothing sake, I have avoided naming people who were named during the course of interrogation but there is an acknowledgment of appreciation I want to make. I thank the complainants for not using another means.

"As a learned private-editor I’ve given the complainants a chance to speak and provided them a forum for their message."

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Muktar Bello Adoke: Briefs On Adavi Constituency And Sector By Sector Achievements

The People
The Constituency is known as Adavi constituency, The good people of Adavi constituency are known for their hospitality, they have a homongous culture with a common identity and linguistic heritage (Ebira).
Adavi is the land of great potential, rich in human and natural resources

Administration
Successive Government has established varied administrative machineries to drive the development of the State,but have failed to deliver good dividends of democracy to the people until the new direction Government came on board by Divine Providence, that despite our enormous blessings and resources, they met a battered State economy,an over bloated and unmotivated work force to mention but a few of the challenges faced.

The present Administration is led by the peoples Governor, his Excellency Yahaya Adoza Bello,the fourth executive Governor of Kogi State. The chief executive has tailored his new direction Leadership on people oriented policies and infrastructural development.

Two years down the line,the euphoria is still very much alive,highly due to the unique leadership style of Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello who has placed Kogi first in the scheme of things ,providing infrastructural development and and policies that have direct bearing on the masses. He has not hidden the fact that he met the state in a bad shape and he hurriedly put in structures and systems to give the state the desired change the people yearn for and to place Kogi state in the comity of Performing states in Nigeria.

I have chosen to mark this day,not because we are in the mood of celebration neither do I see this as a mere frivolity, I recognize and know the needs,yearnings and aspirations of Adavians as I have the mandate of the good people of Adavi constituency to speak the mind of Adavians in the State house of assembly.

My intention is to simply appraise myself,to find out after three(3) legislative years, how far I have kept faith with my constituent’s in the contract or social charter we entered into at the inception of the sixth (6th)Assembly in Kogi state via our legislative agenda. I wish to avail you an honest assessment of the achievements recorded so far as a deliberate effort that may help to deepen our democracy and its tools which will enable us to improve significantly on the next one year left on my mandate.
This scorecard is a necessity as sovereignty and power truly belongs to the people as enshrined in our constitution and I expect my constituent’s to speak directly to me in the areas of my failure’s  so I can do better.

It is also important to ask ourselves some hard questions, Have I placed the interest of my constituent’s first in all my endeavors? Have I placed the State interest above mine? Have we made laws for the peace,order and good Government of Kogi State? Have I shown Fidelity in my dealings with my constituent’s? Have I directly impacted positively in the lives of my constituents?
On my part I will answer the questions in the affirmative, I have done reasonably well in most of the above indices,but there is a window of opportunity to do more in the last lap left on my mandate,Haven answered in the affirmative to the above questions, I am also conscious of the fact that self appraisal is inherently problematic and it is prone to bias, however the appraisal of you my constituent’s will be more objective,so let my not mark my own script as I present to your what we have achieved in the last three legislative years

The Bills I Sponsored
i. A bill for an act to end domestic violence amongst women and children, rape,  child abuse and early marriage.
The bill aims at a eliminating or reducing to the nearest minimum cases of domestic violence, rape,child abuse and early marriage.
The key gains include harsher punishment for offenders,protection from further abuse of rehabilitation of victims.
ii. A bill for an act to establish small and medium scale agency charged with the responsibility of promoting and facilitating small and medium scale businesses by giving out loans to support and grow these businesses in Kogi state.

Education
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today” – Malcolm X.
i. We were able to distribute  writing materials to primary school pupils and Secondary School Students in the last three(3) years under review, these materials were distribution to schools across the length and breath of Adavi constituency
ii. Senior secondary certificate examination(SSCE) graduates,one hundred students selected across the schools in the constituency were enrolled for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination. We have been able to enroll about 300 students in total.
iii. Award of Scholarship to the best performing students into tertiary institutions.
I ensured that these processes were free and was duly monitored and the best performing students were awarded scholarships to various tertiary institutions.
iv.  Payment of SSCE fees for students from selected schools across the wards in Adavi.
v. Procurement of free text books in subjects like Government, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Biology (about 1000copies) that were distributed to schools in Adavi constituency.

Health
A healthy nation is a wealthy nation.
We have also invested in the area of healthcare
i. Free medical outreach in Adavi EBA, covering over a hundred patients and treatments of ailments ranging from minor to major ailments.
ii. Free medical outreach at Nagazi farm center
iii. Free medical outreach across Osisi/Ipaku/Inoziomi ward and Uruvucheba wards respectively
V. Renovation of Ozuri clinic

Water Supply
Water is a fundamental human need, necessary for the survival of man,every human requires at least 20 to 50liters of clean, safe water daily for survival and domestic purposes, to this end.
Sinking of boreholes across the wards in Adavi constituency with ongoing installations to areas that have not been captured before with upward installation of water thanks as well.

Youth and Women Empowerment
I am committed to ameliorate the living conditions of the people in my constituency, special attention has been given to vulnerable group in the society,consisting of women,young people,aged and the socially disadvantaged amongst us.

i. Provision of free medical treatment for women and distribution of nutritional supplements
ii. Provision of Antenatal kits to about 300 pregnant women
iii. Enrollment of young(100) pupils into primary schools with uniform and text books
iv Yearly sponsorship of skill acquisition programs in ICT,  for over 100youths across the wards

Perimeter Fencing of Adavi Cemetery
The understanding that all men must go the mortal way(death) made us to secure our cemetery by fencing the perimeter to prevent those with illicit motives from gaining access to the facility.

Youths and Sport
Sporting activities is one of the activities that bring young people together and we have promoted and popularized sports in all ramifications in Adavi.
We Organized Football competitions, with cash prizes for winners,jerseys and other kits were made available for them

Power Sector
300kv transformer were procured and installed for Adavi eba community

Citizen Engagement
It is pertinent to note that true representation or leadership lies in ruling peoples opinion,I have in the last three legislative years engaged my constituent’s in town hall meetings to hear directly from them and to make available to them up to date report of the progress made so far at every point of our engagement.

Employment
The importance of gainful employment cannot be over emphasized, despite the challenges of employment opportunities we were able to secure about 20 Slots for Adavians in the state internal revenue services, we were also able to facilitate board appointments for Adavians as well.

Ongoing Building of Okunchi Mosque
For a Muslim, the call to prayer is a serious call, it is one of the five pillars of Islam, it teaches discipline, provides a time to commune with the supreme being (Almighty Allah) and encourages the believer to focus on the values of Islam,show love and live in Unity as one entity,when we pray together we stay together.

In appreciation to Almighty Allah for his mercies and everything he has given to me and by his sheer grace I represent the good people of Adavi constituency, and because of this favour I am able to commence the

mosque in Okunchi ward  to bring the Muslim Ummah together to commune with God and to foster unity in the constituency.

Proposed Women Empowerment Across The Wards in Adavi
Ongoing selection of five (5) women across the eleven (11) wards in Adavi local government for cash empowerment  will commence shortly.

Appreciation
With all sense of humility and dignity, I want to thank my constituents for this rare privilege to serve you at the State House of Assembly and to thank you for your patience, understanding, prayers, support, perseverance and criticism. We have been partners in progress and I cannot find the right words to appreciate you all but I say Thank You from my heart.
I also appreciate my colleagues in the State House of Assembly for their support, solidarity, comradeship, hard work and harmony exhibited in the last three legislative years, in spite of many challenges, it is an honour to work with you all, let’s do more for our constituencies in the remaining one year of our mandate.
Your Servant and compatriot,

Muktar Bello Adoke
Member Representing Adavi State Constituency.
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December 8, 2017

Governor Bello Moves to Revive Okene Waterworks, Inspects Facility

The people of Central Senatorial District of Kogi State may soon be getting the long-sought respite from incessant water scarcity, as Governor Yahaya Bello has taken the bull by the horn to revive the moribund Okene Waterworks. 

Governor Bello who was represented by his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Engr. (Dr.) Abubakar S. Ohere expressed his readiness to begin work when he led a delegation of top government officials to inspect the water facility on Thursday 30th November, 2017.

According to him, since the creation of the state, the water facility has suffered neglect in the hands of political conspirators. 

The Okene Waterworks was built in 1933 under the initiative and supervision of the then Ohinoyi of Ebira land, Late Alh Ibrahim Onoruoiza Atta. 

"No attention was given to this project, except the little one from Federal constituency interventions. This is the first water project in Northern Nigeria. His Excellency has promised that whatever it takes, even if it's his personal resources, he will bring it back to reality. 

"A technical auditing of the water facility was ordered with expectation of the result within a window period of one week for the Governor's consideration," he said. 

He revealed that the Ministry of Water Resources had completed the feasibility study, and they have a target of six months to get the water running, cutting out all bureaucratic obstacles. 

Part of the early interventions promised by the governor include de-silting, replacement of steel pipes, tidying of Idiche storage tank, amongst others which have been settled for during the inspection. 

In the delegation were the Commissioner for Water Resources, Barr Abdulsalam Deedat Ozigi; Commissioner for Works and Urban Development, Engr Abdulmumuni Sadiq; Accountant General, Alh Momoh Jibril; Auditor General, Usman Ododo; Deputy Chief of Staff, Alh Isa Omade; Special Adviser on SDGs, Arc. Abdulmumin Okara; the D.G Information and Grassroots Mobilization, Hon. Abdulkarim Abdulmalik; and others. 

In a related development, the delegation also inspected the Bank of Agriculture newly built by the Okene Local Government administration. 

Commending the strides of the local government administrator, Abdulrazaq Muhammed, the Governor's Representative promised that the project will be personally commissioned by the Governor.

Source: EbiraReporter
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Ekuechi Festival: Gov. Bello in Okene, Promises to Promote Kogi Cultural Festivals

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, Thursday in Okene, in the State’s Central Senatorial District, promised to revive and promote cultural festivals that were formally celebrated across the state.

The Kogi State Governor averred that cultural relation amongst the various groups in the state “are the major drivers that promote unity,” stressing that he would support any effort that encourages it.

Bello who made the remark at this year's edition of Ekuechi festival in Okene said “I’m a firm believer of my cultural heritage and I will not ignore that noble tradition that was handed down to our fathers by their fore-fathers.”

He added that since he came to power about two years ago, “I have identified with various cultural outings in the state and I’m committed to supporting them in order to promote peace, unity and love among our people.”

Governor Bello appealed to the people of Ebira land to support the government in its resolve to change the fortune of the area for the better, assuring that the age long cultural festival of the land would be revived and made attractive to generate money for the people.

He used the occasion to reaffirm his determination to improve basic social amenities in all parts of the state.

He said “My administration will empower our women and youths to earn money for a better standard of living.”

Bello advised Kogi indigenes to embrace the State and Federal Governments’ “welfare programmes that are aimed at ameliorating your sufferings.”

He called on politicians to see the development of the district as a collective responsibility, and enjoined them to pool their resources together to improve the lives of the less privilege rather than engaging in acts that divide them.

The Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim who delivered the goodwill message commended the Governor for his belief in the unity of Ebira people and the state in general.

He called on his subjects to support the present administration in its quest to take the state to “higher heights.”
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November 30, 2017

Kogi Central Youth Dialogue: A Redefining Moment

 
Dear Kogi Central Youths, as we warm up for 2019, here is a redefining moment for us to rather be actively involved in the frameworks of basically declaring WHAT WE WANT.

We have the STRENGTH, and they know it. They'll come to you with the money, wear you their brands, and tell you what to do. 
BUT, this is what you should do as a KEY STAKEHOLDER in the KOGI PROJECT! 
SET THE YOUTH AGENDA, by telling them WHAT YOU WANT THEM TO DO. 
The Kogi Youth Dialogue train left Kogi West, and it's coming to the Central Senatorial District on Saturday 23rd December, 2017.
Theme: Setting the Youth Agenda 
Venue: Afims Hotel, GRA Okene. 
Time: 11am
Don't be left out. 
Conveners
Oladele John NIHI
Chairman, NYCN Kogi State Chapter
Petra Akinti Onyegbule
President, Progressive Women Front
Isyak Alex Adeiza
Publisher, Ebira reporters

For more information, please call: 07066120838, 0813 345 6557 or 08132284732
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October 25, 2017

11 killed, 23 Injured as Car Collides with Trailer in Okene - See Photos

11 killed, 23 Injured as Car Collides with Trailer in Okene - See Photos
Accident Photo In Okene
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed the death of 11 people in a motor accident on the Auchi-Okene highway in Kogi.

The Sector Commander of the FRSC in Kogi, Mr. Olusegun Martins, told reporters in Lokoja on Tuesday that the accident occurred at a sharp bend on the road on the evening of Oct. 23.
He said 23 other people sustained various degrees of injuries in the accident, involving a total of 34 people.
Martins said six of the victims died on the spot, while five others died in hospitals.
He said two vehicles, a trailer loaded with cows, foodstuffs and passengers and a Toyota Corolla car were involved in the incident.
The sector commander gave the registration number of the trailer as Katsina XF 914 KTN, and the number of the Toyota car as Abuja BWR 756 BJ.
The two vehicles were coming from Lokoja.
He said all the dead victims were from the trailer coming from Abuja, while the driver of the car and its other occupants escaped unhurt.
Martins said the accident occurred when the trailer hit the car from behind before losing control and crashing into a nearby bush.
The sector commander blamed the accident on speed but promised that full investigation would be carried out on the incident in due course.
He said the corpses of the victims were taken to the morgue at the General Hospital, Okene, while the injured were taken to TAO Hospital and God’s Mercy Hospital in Okene as well as the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja.
 
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