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With Agbu Kefas As Governor-Elect, Taraba State Will Experience A Speedy Turn Around By Oluwatosin Alex

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The governor-elect of Taraba State, Agbu Kefas has not rested since he won the keenly contested election last month. He has been going from one meeting to another all in the interest of Taraba state and the indigenes.

This is surely an attitude of a leader who doesn’t want to spend more time on frivolities or blaming his predecessors for any wrong, Agbu Kefas has shown to the people of Taraba that he is ready for the job of a governor and knows what needs to be done to move the state to where it deserves to be.

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Since he won the election, he has visited several investors across the country, convincing them to invest in his state for the purpose of bringing development. There is no doubt that Taraba state will change rapidly a few months after power is handed-over to the governor-elect, Agbu Kefas.

Among other governors-elect, Agbu Kefas seems to stand out considering his work rate. Arguably, there is no other governor-elect that has shown such a huge dedication despite the stress of the rigorous campaign period.

Away from the conventional method of running governance in Nigeria especially for the newly elected, Agbu Kefas is willing to do things differently and has almost concluded his commissioners list. He took his time to carefully select them based on several criteria that include excellence, commitment, hard work, experience, strength, to mention a few. Every sector of the state will be well-represented in his government, especially the youths. The government of Agbu Kefas will have some of the youngest appointees in the country; a development that is alien but needed in the state.

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His Excellency, Agbu Kefas will be working towards increasing the state’s internally generated revenue (IGR) by a whopping 40% within his first 300 days in office. This is incredible and doable because the governor-elect has been working round the clock to put in place structures and strategies that will make it successful.

In his government, the agriculture sector will take a new turn as the state will start producing food materials like raw rice which will be distributed across the country. In a way, Taraba state will be contributing immensely to the country as a whole; a feat that has never been achieved.

Also, road infrastructure, stomach infrastructure, quality education, subsidy of food items, standard power supply will not be left out in his government. With the work rate of the governor-elect, the state will start having positive changes within his first month in office.

Oluwatosin Alex is the Acting SSA on Online Media to the governor-elect, Agbu Kefas

 

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Ondo Guber: APC Screening Committee Clears Female Aspirant, Funmi Ayinke

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The only female aspirant in the contest for the APC governorship ticket in Ondo state, Engr. (DR) Oluwafunmilayo Ayinke Waheed-Adekojo has been cleared by the screening committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja yesterday Friday, 12th of April, 2024.

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The screening process which normally involves validation of candidates’ credentials and eligibility to contest was without hassle for Funmi Ayinke as there were no discrepancies in her credentials especially for the fact that she has proven records in the public space confirming her credibility and eligibility for the contest.

When asked about her plans for the people of Ondo state by the committee, Funmi Ayinke expressed the need for Ondo state to evolve using technology and Artificial intelligence which she is very knowledgeable in, narrating how she generated electricity through briquette.

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She stated that Ondo state needs an engineer who is vast in the application of technology which would of course; secure a better position for the state internationally.

‘’I am vast in the knowledge of technology and Artificial intelligence, the world is changing and we can’t continue to remain as we are. We need an engineer who is vast and knowledgeable in all of these. I developed the generation of electricity through briquette so when we have this kind of grace in Ondo state, we should not waste it.’’

Continuing, Funmi Ayinke expressed confidence in securing the party’s ticket because all women in the state have thrown their weight behind her. She noted that many women decided to support her ambition because she has been a source of hope for them before she thought of a governorship ambition.

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Speaking further on the support she has received so far, Funmi Ayinke recounted the massive crowd that besieged her rally ground in Akure without paying a dime.

‘’Women come to me that they want to pay me back with their support because I have been a source of hope for them. Women vote more in Ondo state and I have that confidence that this is my time, I have sown the seed, it’s time for harvest.’’

‘’In the last rally we did, I didn’t pay any women to attend, It was just an open invitation and we shut down the whole of Akure, this means people know what they want and they appreciate the fact that we have the courage to come out. Without woman, there is no vote, no nation.’’

The screening process ended with cheers from the committee, congratulatory messages from officials at the party’s secretariat and prayers of victory from women in the secretariat premises.

 

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Tsokundi killings: Tivs in Taraba Are Taking The Generosity of Gov. Agbu Kefas For Granted – Chief Benjamin Bako

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One Month In Office: A Reconnoitre Of Dr. Agbu Kefas’ Giant Strides In Taraba State

 

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The president of the Jukun Apex Socio- Cultural and Political Organisation of the Jukun people , the Jukun Development Association of Nigeria (JDAN) Chief Benjamin Bako has warned the suspected Tiv Militia group who were alleged to have killed three ( 3) people and many others injured  to take advantage of the generosity and the inclusiveness of the present administration of Dr agbu kafas to live in peace with their host Community or the Jukun people  will be prepared to defend their land.

 

Chief Bako stated this in an exclusive interview with Taraba News while reacting to the news of the killings of 3 people, including a woman  along Wukari Tsokudi Road in Wukari Local Government of Taraba State. He expressed surprise that a Tiv group will audaciously step forward to claim responsibility for slaughtering Jukun people on their own land .

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Chief Bako said Gov Agbu Kefas’ efforts to operate an all-inclusive government of State unity by taking the political risk to ignore many interest groups and brought on board even the opposition is being viewed by some Tiv renegades as a sign of weakness. Can you  imagine that for the first time after a long time a Tiv man is appointed into the state executive council with hope for more opportunities, then the Tiv people stroke with the intention of blackmailing the government.

 

The magnanimity of the current government needs to be commended, to say the least. Tiv people in Taraba dividend their votes between Professor Yahaya of the NNPP and Senator Emmanuel Bwacha of the APC, yet Dr Agbu Kefas rewarded them and many others for opposing him.

 

 

 

Chief Bako Condemns in strong terms the attack against the Jukun people and warn that Jukun will no longer  tolerate, he said this attack has been going on for some time now, he said this attack is not only happening on Wukari- Tsokundi but also on, Chanchanji-Takum road where Tiv criminality has been elevated to a community enterprise.

 

“As I speak to you many have died, Yoruba people, Igbo Business people  by the same Tiv people along Chanchanji, robbery and kidnapping taking place on this road on a daily basis, some of this incident are even under reported”

 

According to Chief Bako, the Jukun people in Benue state are being ridiculed and maltreated daily but yet they follow a civic approach by seeking redress in court, he condemned the recent attack on Jukun people in North Bank Makurdi Benue state.

” Our people in Benue are suffering under a terrible inhuman condition witness only in appartite SouthAfrica, they don’t even have a government primary school, clinics, not even get a councilor in over  100 years of existence. Yet our people obediently wrote to complain about their plight, and even went to court, without taking law Into their hands”

 

According to him ,Tiv criminality in Southern Taraba has destroyed the economy of the entire region is becoming very worrisome and the Jukun people will defend themselves and defend their land, he warned that the continuous killing of the Jukun people will no longer be tolerated.

 

“We  own land from Kente  to Makurdi in Benue state but has been subjugated completely and yet the Jukun people did not take laws into their  hands in Benue State, rather went to court, we need to go back to drawing board with this open declaration of war by the Tiv people, it is going to be fire for fire, enough is enough, we will defend ourself and our land no body has monopoly for violence” He called on security agencies to identify the Tiv Taraba group officials and arrest them promptly before they kill more people as they openly promised.

 

He condemned the declaration by the TIV Taraba group online,  where the group claimed responsibility for  the attack and also threatened further attack on the Jukun people.

 

“The acceptance by the TIV Taraba that they kill the Jukun people  is the high of it, this can only happen in Afghanistan, we need to go back to the drawing board and defend ourselves because they have told us what to expect ”

 

He disagreed with the claim that some land in Jukun land belonged to the Tiv people.

 

“The problem has been there for years, those places they are claiming that they are their grand fathers’ land now, these where farm labourers that were brought into Jukunland, to come and farm, you know the culture of farm labourers in Jukun land is not new, our people go and hire people surplus supply of farm labourers across Benue to come and  farm for them, when you farm for them they will say, let me compensate you with a small piece of the land to farm your choice of crop for the season, ; these Jukun people with time now died and their children not interested in farming left for the city, this community Tivs stay their and continued to multiple and stay in the farm and now they are claiming it is their land” They should produce the receipt of payment where the land was sold to them by Jukun people. Is Tsukundi a Jukun name or Tiv language? Answer me!

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THE PROPHETIC HALL OF FAME: A litre of fuel should be #250,a bag of rice should be 9k, Prophet Godwin Ikuru explodes

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By Collins Nkwocha

Today is the day of celebration for the Muslims,Eid al Fitr, the prophetic hall of fame,prophet Godwin Ikuru of Jehovah Eye Salvation Ministry and a member of the APC presidential council has called for the reduction of the prices of goods and services across the country.

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Speaking to newsmen today in Ikeja,the prophet emphasised on the need to reduce the prices of goods and services,he pointed out that those indiscriminate price increments were done in order to frustrate the government of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.He said “things are very expensive in the country, Nigerians are suffering, that’s why the president didn’t celebrate his birthday on the 29th of March because he is not happy, because the president removed subsidy in order to save the nation from doom,oil marketers conspired and increased the price of fuel,fuel should be #250,a bag of rice should be 9000,a bag of cement should be 3000, flight should be 40k,not 250k that airlines are currently charging “.

He pointed out that the president is not the cause of our problems in Nigeria,he reiterated that those who wants to frustrate the reign of the president are behind what we are going through,he said “take a look at house rent, it’s very exorbitant how many Nigerians can afford to pay 2 million to live in a comfortable environment,in some areas, it’s around 15 million, school fees are very expensive, around 250k a term,how does someone that has five children survive,if your wife takes 50k to the market,she comes back with almost nothing because things are expensive,things have to change” .

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