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Kogi NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel Elects New Officers

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From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja

Mr Segun Salami of Channels TV, has been elected as the new Chairman, Correspondents’ Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Kogi State council.

Salami was elected unopposed alongside other new executive members at the chapel’s Congress held on Wednesday in Lokoja.

In his acceptance speech, the new chairman pledged purposeful leadership and appreciated members of the chapel for the seamless consensus arrangement that produced him and other executive members.

“Today marks another milestone in the history of our great chapel.

Today is also a day when our journey towards progress and prosperity as correspondent members, begins.

“My fellow senior colleagues, permit me, with every sense of humility and responsibility, to appreciate the members of this noble Chapel, for finding us worthy to pilot the affairs of this chapel for the next three years.

“It is worthy of note that this great chapel is the heart bit of the Nigeria Union of Journalists all over the nation, a position we must all hold with high esteem.

“With this new responsibility hanging on our shoulders, we want to pledge to you all that, we will discharge our duty diligently without fear or favor,” Salami said.

He stressed that the leadership would continue to make some critical decisions that would have direct bearing on every member of the chapel positively.

He added: “We shall continue to initiate programs and activities that would bring more welfare to our members”.

Salami solicited members’ continuous support and cooperation to move the chapel to greater heights.

Salami, who was former Vice Chairman of the chapel, expressed profound gratitude to the immediate past chairman,Mr Friday Idachaba,for carrying members along in all the chapel’s affairs.

Earlier, Idachaba appreciated the members for their maximum support which he noted led to all the successes recorded during his tenure.

Idachaba implored the chapel’s members to accord more support to the new executive to enable them record greater success and take the chapel to enviable heights.

Mr Ibrahim Obansa, the representative of NUJ Kogi State Council, who supervised the election, commended the chapel’s members for the seamless way in which the election was conducted.

Obansa urged members to rally support for the new exco in their bid to taking the chapel to greater heights.

He commended the chapel for always showing good example for other chapels and council to follow in the state.

He assured the chapel of the continuous support of Kogi State Council of NUJ.

Our Correspondent reports that other Executive members include: Mr Thompson Ymaput of NAN as Vice Chairman; Oyibo Salihu of Blueprint, Secretary, and Ayobami Omole of Leadership Newspaper,Financial Secretary.

Others are Joseph Amedu of Daily Asset Newspaper as Treasurer; and Victoria Nnakaike of BusinessDay as Auditor.

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Public Disturbance: Court Orders Kano TikToker to Undergo Mental Evaluation

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A Kano State Shari’a Court on Tuesday, ordered that a Kano Tiktoker Murja Kunya, be taken to a Government hospital for a mental evaluation.

The defendant, who lives at Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano, is standing trial on a three-count charge of inciting  public disturbance, belonging to criminal gang and criminal intimidation.

Delivering a ruling, the Judge Malam Nura Yusuf-Ahmad, ordered that the defendant be taken to public hospital to ascertain her mental health due to suspected drug influence.

“The defendant previous appearance shows she is allegedly not in a sound state of mind due to suspected drug influence.

” Hisbah board should be updating the court time to time on her well-being for three months”

Yusuf-Ahmad  adjourned the matter untill May for hearing.

Earlier, the Prosecutor Prosecution Counsel, Mr Aliyu Abideen, said Kano State Hisbah Board arrested the defendent after receiving several complaints from members of the public.

He alleged that the defendant usually terrorize Tishama Hotoro Quarters Kano by bringing bad boys at midnight and  also disturbs the area by inciting disturbance and using social media to disturb members of the public.

“The defendant in one of her videos on Tiktok which went viral said she is the leader of all prostitute in the city”

The defendant, however, denied committing the offence.

According to the prosecutor, the offence contravened section 341, 275 and 227 of Kano State Shari’a Law.(NAN)

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NAF Nabs Alleged Notorious Kidnapper in Kano

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Troops of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) deployed at Durbunde in Takai Local Government Area  of Kano State have apprehended a 35-year-old alleged high-profile kidnapper known as Isah Abdul.

This is contained in a statement by NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, AVM Edward Gabkwet, on Tuesday in Abuja.

Gabkwet said that the arrest was carried out on Monday at 6.

30 p.
m. in a well-coordinated operation following credible intelligence on the hideout of the suspect and other members of his gang.

He said that the gang was responsible for several kidnapping incidences in the area.

According to him, preliminary investigation revealed that Isah Abdul was responsible for the abduction of one Yakubu Ibrahim Tagaho, popularly known as Sarkin Noman Gaya, on April 6, 2023, from his residence in Tagaho Village in Takai LGA.

Gabkwet said that Tagaho was released a month later after a ransom of N30 million was collected by his abductors.

“In December 2023, the same criminal abducted two sisters and three others in the same village and released them after collecting a huge ransom.

“He is also responsible for several other kidnapping activities as he has strong ties with  other known kidnapping gangs like the Danbul Fulaku gang that also operates in Takai LGA.

“Isah Abdul is currently in the custody of the Nigerian Air Force and undergoing investigations.

“He will soon be handed over to appropriate authorities,” he said. (NAN)

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Palestinian Death Toll in Gaza Rises to 29,195 Amid Israeli Attacks

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The death toll in the Gaza Strip has risen to 29,195 with 69,170 others wounded as the Israeli attacks continue, The Gaza-based Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The Israeli army had killed 103 Palestinians and wounded 142 others in the Strip during the past 24 hours, the ministry said in a press statement.

It was noted that some victims remained under the rubble amid heavy bombardment and a lack of civil defence and ambulance crews.

Meanwhile, Israeli media outlets said the Israeli army forces were continuing their operations in the north centre and south of the Gaza Strip against Hamas, and have killed many fighters.

The Israeli army announced the death of a 22-year-old soldier as a result of his wounds in the Gaza battles.

The death of the 22-year-old soldier raised the death toll of Israeli soldiers killed in the ground operation to 236.

In addition, the Israeli army revealed a video of Israeli detainees alive in the first days of their detention in the Gaza Strip on Monday.

The video was showing a woman and her two children wrapped in a blanket, taken by gunmen in Khan Yunis, south of the Gaza Strip.

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesman Daniel Hagari said that the family had been kidnapped by an organization calling itself the “Mujahideen Brigades.” (Xinhua/NAN)

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