Kogi Government Appoints 54 Senior Special Assistants & 9 Special Assistants

Kogi Government Appoints 54 Senior Special Assistants & 9 Special Assistants

Kogi State Government has approved the appointment of 54 Senior Special Assistants to the Governor into the various offices in the administration.  A statement today by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Mrs. Ayoade Folashade Arike, in Lokoja, said the appointments are effective from 1st of April, 2017. The rationale for the additional appointees at the state level, the statement read, is to “plug identified gaps in service delivery, fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more communities on…

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EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport

EFCC Intercepts N49m At Kaduna Airport

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted bags containing N49 million cash at Kaduna Airport. The anti-graft agency made the interception on Tuesday, March 14 at the airport. It will be recalled that the Kaduna Airport became the diversion point for flights scheduled for Abuja Airport due to the repair work going on planned for six weeks. Although the owner of the cash has not been named, there is suspicion that it is related to illegal activities considering the EFCC was involved and was on hand to intercept…

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EFCC Arrests Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Godson Over N2bn Payment

EFCC Arrests Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s Godson Over N2bn Payment

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested a godson of former President Goodluck Jonathan for allegedly stealing N2bn from the Niger Delta Development Commission. The EFCC said it traced deposits of N2bn paid into his bank accounts. According to the commission, the suspect, Mr. George Turnah, who is also a former Special Adviser to Mr. Dan Abia, the erstwhile Managing Director of the NDDC, was arrested by the Port Harcourt office of the commission. The anti-graft agency said it had searched Turnah’s houses in Yenagoa and Port Harcourt and…

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Governor Yahaya Bello Appoints Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson SSA For Entertainment

Governor Yahaya Bello Appoints Nollywood Actress Mercy Johnson SSA For Entertainment

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has appointed Nollywood actress, Mercy Johnson as his new Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture. Johnson’s appointment was announced with 62 others in a statement issued in Lokoja on Tuesday by the Secretary to the State Government ( SSG), Dr Folashade Ayoade. The appointments take effect from April 1, the statement said. Mercy Johnson According to Ayoade, the rationale for the appointments was to “fill key positions with the right people and to broaden inclusiveness in governance by bringing people from more…

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