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Governor Bello Fulfills Promise as Cambridge Examinations’ Best Student, Oluwabukolami Departs for Her Studies in the UK

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Kogi State Governor, His Excellency, Yahaya Bello, has fulfilled his scholarship promise to Miss Oluwabukolami Adeyemi, the recipient of the British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Award for 2022.

Oluwabukolami earned this award in recognition of her exceptional performance in the 2022 Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge AS Level Examinations.

Governor Bello pledged to support Oluwabukolami’s education in the United Kingdom, where she has gained admission to study Law. This promise was made during a courtesy visit by the teenager and her parents to the governor on August 23, 2023.

The scholarship, which covers tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses, was disbursed to Oluwabukolami before her departure for the United Kingdom on September 12, 2023 to commence her studies at the prestigious Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK.

Oluwabukolami, who aspires to excel in her international legal career with cross-border access to legal practice, described Governor Yahaya Bello’s scholarship award as a miraculous opportunity that will bring pride to the governor, the State, and the global community.

Governor Bello commended Oluwabukolami’s outstanding performance and urged young people to embrace education as the swiftest path to realizing their dreams.

He emphasized that Oluwabukolami had achieved global recognition through her intellectual prowess rather than through any inappropriate means.

The governor, known for previously awarding multiple scholarships to exceptional students and supporting medical expenses for indigent patients both locally and internationally, expressed his satisfaction in having Oluwabukolami as one of the beneficiaries of his private scholarship scheme.

He wished her success in her academic pursuits.

Oluwabukolami Adeyemi who hails from Yagba West local government area of Kogi State had the highest scores in an examination conducted across 146 countries worldwide.

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Kogi Security: Hunters Burst Kidnappers Hideout, Neutralized Many and Rescued Kidnapped Victims (Photos)

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The security architecture of the Kogi State Governor, Alh. Ahmed Usman Ododo has started to deliver as several bandits were neutralized as local hunters stormed Kidnappers hideout in Yagba West acting on credible intelligence to rescue Kidnapped victims.

Last week, Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo distributed security kits to local hunters recruited by his administration, charging them to go after criminals and make Kogi safe.

The trained hunters were able to rescue all the three kidnapped victims at the camp and some of the bandits escaped with gun wounds.

Addressing newsmen at Odo Ere, the headquarters of Yagba West Local Government Area, the State Commissioner for Information and Communications said the resolve of the Governor to stamp out criminality from Kogi State is total. He thanked the hunters for their gallantry, assuring them of the State Government support.

The Transition Committee Chairman of Yagba West, Hon. Tosin Olokun said the hunters were able to achieve the feat with the help of credible intelligence.

He thanked the Governor for empowering and emboldening hunters across the state to combat crime, assuring the people of Yagba West of adequate security at all times.

The rescued victims also narrated their ordeals in the hands of the Kidnappers, thanking the Local Government Chairman and the Governor for prioritizing security.

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BREAKING: Three story building collapse in Jos, Many Feared Dead

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A three story building belonging saints academy has collapsed in Jos the plateau state capital with so many students feared dead and others trapped in the incident

The incident which occurred around 10.30 am this morning while the students where writing the examinations

Arise news crew which visited the scene saw the combined team of the armed forces. National emergency management agency and their state counter part on ground to help in the rescue effort.

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Court slams N10bn bail bond on Buhari’s ex-Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman

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Justice James Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja has slammed a N10bn bail bond on the former Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, in the N33bn money laundering offences brought against him by the federal government.

The bail bond must be endorsed by a reputable bank in Nigeria, while the ten billion naira would be forfeited to the federal government in case the defendant bolts away from trial.

The Judge issued the order on Friday while delivering a ruling in a bail application filed and argued by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Femi Ate on behalf of the former minister.

In the alternative, the defendant is to produce two sureties in the sum of N10B each who must have properties worth the minimum of N750M within Abuja.

The properties must have registered titles that would be verified by the registrar of the court, along with evidence of three years of tax payments.

Besides, the former minister and his two sureties are to deposit their international travelling passport with the court and shall not travel out of the country without the approval of the court.

Justice Omotosho ordered that the former minister be taken to Kuje prison pending the time he would perfect the bail conditions.

At the time of this report, the former minister, who was visibly ruffled by the bail conditions, was busy, along with his friends, seeking to meet up with the conditions to escape being taken to Kuje prison.

The EFCC, on behalf of the federal government, filed a 12-count money laundering charge against the Mamman and was arraigned on Thursday, July 11 but pleaded not guilty to the charges.

He was alleged to have committed money laundering offences to the tune of N33 billion.

The former minister served under former President Buhari from 2019 to 2021.

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