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Administrator of Adavi Local Government Area, Joseph Omuya Salami has added fresh hands into his retinue of cabinet members.

The Council Boss announced the new appointees on Thurday at the Local Government Secretariat, while also inaugurating an Audit Committee on Secondary Schools in the council.

The new appointees will be joining the no fewer than 140 appointed earlier in June, 2018.

The new aides are Isah Ismaila Ozi, the Chief of Staff; Yakubu Sumaila, as Special Adviser on Security; and Yunusa Osuwa, Supervisor of Special Duty.

The Administrator  thanked the former Appointees for their contributions to Adavi LG.

In the same vein, Salami tasked the new audit committee on thorough and objective assignment, and the submission of reports in two weeks. 

As 2019 draw close with a lot of political exploits going on as a build up to what the shape of what our political structures should look like all over the nation. Aside seeking supporters by every intending aspirants, it is pertinent to bring forwards what distinguishes Engr. Joseph Asuku Bello (JAB) from his contemporaries.

We have found in him a man with the right combination of all that is needed in character, good sense of relationship, human management, administrative capacity and political strength to deliver if given the mandate in 2019 general elections to represent the people of Adavi/Okehi Federal Constituency at the green chamber of the National Assembly.

1) GRASSROOT SUPPORT : BELLO is a renowned name in Adavi local government area, Engr. Joseph Asuku Bello (JAB) is the son of Justice Moses Abu Bello JP (OFR) and until his retirement as the President of the Customary Court of Appeal supported child education, market women and worked tirelessly to secure employment for youths of Ebiraland at-large. This served as a starting point for his son Engr. Joseph Asuku Bello (JAB) who after receiving a lot of leadership mentoring from his father took up the responsibility of representing and serving his PEOPLE.

2- EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION:  Engr. Joseph Asuku Bello (JAB) has all the educational qualifications to represent Adavi/Okehi Federal Constituency, aside his primary and secondary education he obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Minna and M.Sc in Construction Management from Loughborough University in United Kingdom. The above qualification is an edge to lobby Federal projects in Adavi/Okehi Constituency.

3- YOUTH ENGAGEMENT : Today, the larger portion of his support base are the youths. As a youth, he does not only have relationship with his contemporaries but known to being part of whatever it is that is in the best interest of the area that they engage in.Team JAB is arguably  the largest political family in Adavi/Okehi owing to the building and sustaining of the group controlled by the youths.

4- CAPACITY TO DELIVER : Time without numbers Engr. JAB has proven himself to be a force to reckon with when it comes to mobilization capacity. More so, he has the capacity to build relationship with most of his colleagues (if elected) to promote the image of the good people of Adavi/Okehi Federal Constituency.

5- EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT AND PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE: He also introduced a Community Development Program called “Education For All” whose sole aim is to provide education for the less privilege through the provision of School materials (Textbooks, Novels, Writing materials, school bags, Sport equipment, First Aid boxes etc, and He believes that Government must be responsible, transparent and held accountable for every of its actions or inactions.
All these put together with more revealing reasons is why Engr. Joseph Asuku Bello (JAB) stands a force to reckon with for a better emancipation in both politics and representation at the green chamber of the National Assembly.

– Ibrahim Muhammed-Oziandu.
Source: EbiraReporters
In fulfillment of his promises, Nigeria's Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has revisited Adavi-Eba community in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State to commission a four-bedroom clinic built for Pa Aliyu Giwa Ejivade, a traditional medicine practitioner.

Recall that Dr Onu had paid a shocking visit to the 90 year-old Giwa on July 6th, 2017 for distinguishing himself in the herbal treatment of prostate cancer and other ailments, promising to expand his clinic by building for him a four-bedroom flat to enable him to accommodate more patients and also provide him with a vehicle to enhance mobility. 

A year after, Dr Onu has on Monday commissioned the newly built clinic and also gifted the herbal practitioner a brand new car. Dr Onu who was accompanied by the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Prof Stephen Ocheni urged all traditional herbal practitioners to emulate Pa Giwa in combating life-threatening ailments.

He also advised Pa Giwa to allow the Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) a scientific experiment on his herbs so that pharmacists can further produce drugs out of them for the benefit of Nigerians. 

Pa Giwa who was elated in thanksgiving to the Federal Government, promised to push more efforts into the practice. Also present at the commissioning were representatives from the Ministry of Health, and some patients whose freedom from prostrate cancer brought Pa Giwa to limelight.

Source Credits: Ebirareporters
By Josiah Aliyu.

Leaders, members and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adavi Eba ward of Adavi local government have been advised on the need to make sacrifices that will ensure the success of the party in the forthcoming general elections in the country.

A frontline Adavi constituency House of Assembly aspirant, Alh. Ishaq Asuku Ilyas (Rich man) gave the advice during a meeting with party members on Saturday.

Asuku urged the party executive to work inline with the new direction administration of Governor Yahaya Bello.

He stated that as a politician and business tycoon, he will make laws that will have direct impact and help to rebuild the state and his constituency’s economy via robust commercial agriculture, tourism, youth employment through vocational training, institutionalization of social security for aged, sick and unemployed and free education to the secondary cadre.

The party members of Adavi Eba ward threw their weight behind the aspiration of Alh. Asuku pledging to help him clinch the party ticket to contest for the House of Assembly seat come 2019.
Salami Muhammed urged the party members in the Adavi constituency to support the Alh Ishaq Asuku for good legislative agenda in governance.

“This time we are ready to support our own with unshakeable and massive support,” he added.
Asuku, while addressing the Ward executive, promised not to betray their trust in him if given the opportunity to pepresent them at the state house of assembly.

He appealed to Adavians to avail themselves of the opportunity of the ongoing voters registration exercise to get registered and collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs) so as to actively participate in the electoral process.

Sources: Kogi Onine
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A clergy, Pastor Oluwasegun Otaru of the Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Ozuri, in Adavi LGA of Kogi State has been arrested in connection with the killing of a sex hawker for ritual purpose.
On 11/06/2018 at about 10pm, one Samuel Oluwasegun of Uruvucheba, Adavi and another Abdulmumini Yakubu of Ozuri area in Adavi LGA in Kogi State went to Hollywood Brotel, Okene, a popular hangout for commercial sex workers.
After exchanging pleasantries with the manager one Mohammed, the two men then approached one Mercy Moses, one of the commercial sex workers resident in the brothel. After discussing with Mercy, she was seen being taken away by the men on a motorcycle.When after two days she did not return, the brothel manager, Mohammed reported at a nearby Police Station at Adavi from where the case was transferred to the State CID, Lokoja.
Two suspects, including Oluwasegun Samuel were arrested but they denied knowledge of Mercy’s whereabouts. However, following diligent interrogation by the Homicide Detectives of the State CID, the two suspects opened up to the gory details of how they were hired by one Pastor Oluwasegun Otaru of The Voice of Canaan Temple C&S Aladura Church, Ozuri, in Adavi LGA of Kogi State to bring a female for use for ritual purposes promising them #700,000.00.
The arrested suspects thereafter led the investigators to an area called Uhodo in Ogaminana area of Adavi where the torso of the remains of Mercy Moses was dug out from a shallow grave.

The police in a well scripted move was able to track and arrest Pastor Otaru who had since the arrest of his accomplices, fled the neighborhood.
The exhumed remains of the victim was deposited at Okene General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
As the Holy Month of Ramadan clashes with the celebration of Echeane Festival in Adavi Local Government Area, the Administrator of the Council, Hon Joseph Omuya Salami has gone ahead to read out stipulations which will guide masquerade outings and prevent breach of peace. 

This came as a resolution from the expanded peace and security meeting held at the Adavi Council Hall, Ogaminana. 
Our correspondent observed that the meeting hosted stakeholders from the Adavi Traditional Council, Islamic clerics and Security Agencies. 

As read out by the Council Boss to the hearing of the stakeholders involved in the celebration of the festival, here are the resolutions;
"Closing hour for  masquerade outings in Adavi-Eba pegged at 4pm, while those in Ogaminana and Kuroko to return to the gods by 5:30pm;
"Each masquerade must have two identifiable sureties, and be provided an official permit by the Ebira Cultural Heritage Committee. 
"Masquerade outings on Fridays and Sundays would only begin from 3pm."
The Administrator also warned against the obstruction of traffic flow on Okene-Lokoja highway, as well as the flogging of motorcyclists, Corp members and Fulanis. 
Also speaking, the Adavi Divisional Police Officer, SP Akintude Oridoye cautioned urged supporters of masquerades to thread with caution.
The celebration of Echeane Festival in Adavi Local Government Area will begin on Monday May 21st and end on Tuesday May 29th, 2018.
credits: Ebirareporters.

By Josiah Aliyu.

House of Assembly aspirant, Ishaq Asuku Ilyas has expressed satisfaction with the local government congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Adavi.

Asuku made this known on Saturday after the congress that took place at the party secretariat along Kabba Junction.

He commended APC faithful for their “maturity, peaceful disposition and the orderly manner the congresses was conducted.”

He noted that the atmosphere was peaceful, devoid of violence and done in a most friendly manner.
According to him, “The APC has once again risen to the occasion and proven to be a party of choice for Adavians and Kogi central senatorial district at large. Our members displayed maturity and shamed apostles of doom.”

He further wished the elected Local government party executive success in their new assignment charge them to be agents of new direction.
Pandemonium broke out, on Sunday, at Ogaminana, in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State, following the alleged murder of an okada rider, Onimisi Ilori, by operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).

According to an eyewitness account, a man was said to have lodged a complaint to the Ogaminana divisional office of the Corps where he alleged that Ilori – the man riding his Okada – had  bolted with his okada without his knowledge.

The operatives were said to have immediately collected the mobile number of the suspect and invited him to their office for interrogation, which he was said  to have complied  with.

According to the account, on interrogation, the suspect was said to have told the operatives that he did not run away with the motor cycle but it was stolen where he had parked it the previous day and that he immediately  reported same to the owner.

But the operatives  who claimed he was telling lies, were said to have bounced on him, beating him black and blue and later  detained him in their cell where he was allegedly tortured to death.
As the news of his death filtered to town, it was gathered that Okada riders in the town invaded the  NSCDC office chanting war songs and demanding the release of the corpse of their colleague while some of them were said to have trooped to the high way obstructing the free flow of traffic.

It was further learnt that the quick intervention of the anti riot police men drafted to the scene saved the situation from degenerating further.

When contacting for his reaction, the spoke man of the NSCDC, Kogi State command, Alex Agiri, confirmed the incident and said the command was investigating the incident but curiosity 30 minutes later, he called back to say the incident never took place.

Source: Ebirareporters

Councillorship aspirant in the Eagle ward of Adavi LGA, Comr. Samuel Omeiza has  solicited support for the recently appointed Administrator of  Adavi LGA, Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami.

He said this when he received the executives of Ayone'ete Group Foundation (AGF) in his ward on a courtesy call.

He added that the dividends of democracy can truly be enjoyed when neighbours tolerate each others excesses and finds an amicable ways of resolving their differences rather than resorting to  violence.
He charged  the group to preach peace to the people to save our democracy and our fatherland and to roll out sensitization programs to educate our youths on the dangers  of drug abuse and trafficking.

He pledged his support to the group and to the new administrator, Hon. Joseph Omuya Salami. 

In his words, "politics is not a religion and every electorate must ensure he or she vote for a credible candidate. \

The chairman of the foundation, Mr. Ademu .A. Ademu thanked Comr. Samuel and promised to support the government  of Alh Yahaya Adoza Bello, the 4th executive governor of kogi state. He said the only way any administration can succeed is when the subjects come together as one and refuse religion or clannish sentiments to divide them.

News Credit: I stand with Sam team4Councillor 2018.
For an umpteenth time, the penury of workers in Adavi Local Government Area may have become a recurring decimal as the account of the local government has been freezed by Access Bank.
The payment of about 20% of January salary had begun across the state on Monday 5th March, 2018, an exercise which singled out the unlucky Adavi workers as the hope to get a minor relief from the hardship caused by non-payment of salaries has again been dashed. 

Ebira Reporters gathered from a reliable source that the embattled local government had entered into a contract which turned sour.
The contract which was reportedly breached by the council had led to series of legal bouts between the parties.

According to the source, Access Bank received a court order mandating the financial institution to freeze the council's account pending when the case is resolved. 

More details later. 

Credits: Ebira Reporters
Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has directed the arrest of suspects in the recent attacks on some political leaders in Okene, Adavi and Okehi local government areas.
In a statement in Lokoja on Tuesday, the governor said he would ensure that the perpetrators faced justice.

The statement, signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mrs Petra Akinti–Onyegbule, condemned the attack, saying it was unacceptable.

“The governor has since directed the relevant security agencies to ensure a thorough investigation into the allegations and bring the perpetrators and their sponsors to justice.
“This is irrespective of political parties or personalities involved,” she said.

According to her, the governor has raised a high-powered delegation led by his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr Sadiq Ohere, to visit the victims to express government’s condolences to them.

“This is in pursuance of lasting peace and tranquillity in the land, and to reassure them of his commitment to ensuring the safety of lives and property of every resident of Kogi State,” Akinti-Onyegbule added.

She said that the special adviser had since commenced visits to the homes of those affected, including members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who were allegedly attacked, to give them support.

“This government will not condone any form of crime or violence in any part of the state, the government is responsible for the security of lives and property of all residents of Kogi, irrespective of political affiliation,” he said.

He said that perpetrating violence in the name of political support and thuggery was alien to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the culture of the people of the state.
The governor stated further that his administration would not condone any act of violence or attack against innocent and law abiding citizens.

He refuted allegations that the APC masterminded the violence and advised the PDP to stop playing to the gallery.

He assured the PDP and other political parties in the state that his government would never indulge in political violence, urging them to stop playing politics with security.
Bello appealed to people to embrace peace, unity, love for one another while going about their normal businesses without fear.

Violence erupted in Okene on March 3 during an empowerment programme sponsored by Senator Ahmed Ogembe.

It however escalated to Okehi and Adavi local government areas on Sunday during which hoodlums unleashed mayhem on political rivals in the areas.
The  political violence that erupted in Okene area of Kogi State on March 3 has spread to Okehi and Adavi local government areas with many houses vandalized and several people injured.
Some of the victims of the violence told newsmen on Monday in Lokoja  that the armed masked men moved about in four vehicles  to attack them from late Saturday night  till  the early hours of Sunday, March 4 .

Seven houses and nine vehicles, including a motorcycle were vandalized by the armed  hoodlums, said to be numbering about 50.  Three persons were also injured by the attackers.

Among the victims were a two term member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Abdulkarim Salihu, Mr Jude Sule, the state Financial Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Chairman of the Okehi Local Government Chairman of the party, Mr Adinoyi Aroke popularly known as take over. 

Other victims include the immediate past council leader of Adavi Local Government, Hon. John Adebisis , Mr Yakubu Isiaka, the PDP youth leader in Okehi  who was attached in his house at Obangede and one other person simply identified as Haruna.
Both Isiaka and Haruna were among seriously injured by their attackers .

Narrating his experience, Salihu said that the attackers on arrival started  raining  stones on his house before jumping over the fence into the compound, saying that he immediately called the police who arrived promptly.

He said that the hoodlums vandalized four vehicles , including a Jeep and the aluminum windows and frames in the house.

Salihu, a one time Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on  police affairs said that the timely arrival of policemen saved him and members of his family from the attackers.
Sule, the state Financial Secretary of the PDP said that he escaped into a nearby house before the attackers arrived his house based on a tip off he received earlier from another victim.
He said that the attackers were able to get into his compound but could not gain entrance into the main building, saying that they vandalized the building , a motorcycle and also made away with a motorcycle.

Aroke, the PDP Chairman for Okehi Local Government said that his two vehicles and house were vandalized by the armed thugs.

He said that the hoodlums who came about 9:30 pm fired two gunshots into air to scare before descending on his house, saying that nobody was injured in the attack.

The victims said that they have reported the matter to the police. It would be recalled that the violence erupted in Okene at about 9am on March 3, when armed hoodlums invaded AFIMS Hotel, venue of an empowerment programme organized by Sen. Ahmed Ogembe.

Spokesman of the state police Command when asked about what was being done to bring the situation under control said that he would call back but never did till now.
First and foremost, I have heard people say times without number that some leaders are born while some learn to be leaders. For me, I don’t if Hon Muktar Bello Adoke is a born leader or acquired leadership skills but I know why he will bring development to Okehi/Adavi federal constituency if nominated and elected.
For any body to succeed in any position he or she occupies, there are some basic things that he must possess to succeed that position. I call it basic because I have seen this things manifest in a man who have been voted as House of Assembly member.
You need honesty to succeed. Been open and truthful to the people who elected you and who you are leading is necessary as this will help them know the situation of things at all times and therefore support massively. When it comes to honesty, keeping a certain standard will also help the people to be honest with the leadership. Honesty has been a major attribute of Hon Muktar Bello Adoke.
A leader should be able to communicate effectively, he must be able to show and express the positive vision to others so they can see it, believe it and then follow it. Be able to communicate to the people, tell them the plan so everybody will be working towards achieving same goal. When I say communication, it also goes the other way: you must be able to listen well to your followers. This is another great attribute of Hon Muktar Bello Adoke. He listens and is able to communicate effectively when necessary.
A leader must show confidence at all times. This is a very severe part. You have to be confident in handling any challenges that comes; the young Hon Muktar Bello Adoke is one man full of confidence and is ready to use it to move Okehi/Adavi federal constituency forward.
Commitment is an attribute I so much envy in Hon Muktar Bello Adoke, this is the kind of lawmaker Okehi/Adavi federal constituency needs that will show commitment to his duties and obligations.
Creativity is another attribute. You have to be creative to be able to invent new things and ideas and also influence development to the constituency. He has shown creativity in many situations and I believe using this for our dear constituency, development is sure.
A leader must be able to take responsibility. A leader that does not want to take responsibilities has nothing to offer. Hon Muktar Bello Adoke who is already taking quiet few responsibilities through scholarship, skills acquisition, will take more responsibilities for the betterment of our great constituency.
A leader should be able to manage resources avoid wastage, use the resources for necessity. This is what Hon Muktar Bello Adoke is into as he has been able to manage business worth lot of funds successfully in the past.
It is time for us to take this bold step of development for Okehi/Adavi federal constituency. Let us support and nominate Hon Muktar Bello Adoke for House of Representatives to represent Okehi/Adavi federal constituency.
God bless you all.
– Mujahid Aliyu Abubakar Adeiza