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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Breaking:Police IRT Team Rescues 4 Kidnapped American And Canadian Citizens

Breaking:Police IRT Team Rescues 4 Kidnapped American And Canadian Citizens

The Police IRT team has rescued four kidnapped foreigners  along Jere-Kagarko Road Kaduna State .Two of the kidnappers were also arrested. According to the information reaching CKN NEWS ,the Combined teams of Intelligence Response Team IRT, Counter Terrorism Unit CTU and Kaduna Police Command all deployed by IGP Ibrahim k Idris have rescued the 3 White Men and one white Woman, 2 American and 2 Canadian Citizens in Fairly good health Condition around 730am today Saturday 20/1/18 and Handed them over to the American Embassy in Abuja for Medical attention and other immediate needs. 2 Of the Kidnappers Arrested And serious efforts to arrest remaining Gang members in progress. RESCUED VICTIMs ARE 1. NATE VANGEEST 'M'(CANADA)
4 DEAN SLOCUM 'M'(USA).   ...Picture: Some Keepers Arrested In The Past
Bauchi State Govt's Unprecedented Efforts At Development Showcased (Highest State Allocation For Education In Nigeria)

Bauchi State Govt's Unprecedented Efforts At Development Showcased (Highest State Allocation For Education In Nigeria)

For three days a selected numbder of Journalists and bloggers were taken on a tour of some of the projects embarked upon by Bauchi State Govrnment under the leadership of Governor M.A Abubakar

Bauchi State currently prides itself as the State with the largest allocation for Education in nigeria .With a near 20% budgetary allocation in the past two years ,the Buachi State government has emabarked on massive educational inafstructural development .

These includes the rehabiliation and equipment of over 800 schools spread across the twenty Local Government Arears of the State.

Other areas where the government is making so much impact is road construction .The media team were taken to hundred of kilometers of rods either rehabiliated or outrightly constructed by the State Government.

Many of the rural communities which hetherto have no access to road have been linked and conected.

To show how important the Government takes seriuously the health of it's people into consideration ,about 19 new wel equiped centres have been opened in the 19 Local Government Areas of the State.

All of them with State of the Art medical facilities ,quarters for medical personnels and drugs.

The provision of water is another cardinal policy of the current Bauchi State Government.Rural communities were provided with hand pumps for water and in some instances solar powered boreholes were also provided .

Bauchi State probably is the only State in the country that has vocational schools for Orphans and vulnerables in the society as well as for specially gifted Children

Some of the facilities visited by the team include the following

1.)    Zalanga, Ganjuwa LGA where we inspected the Zalanga Shari’ah Court Sitting center which is being renovated by the Governor.

2.)    Construction of Health Clinic, provision of hospital equipment, construction of Staff Quarters, and drilling of Hand Pump Boreholes at Zalanga Community in collaboration with CSDP (Community and Social Development Project).

3.)    Total Renovation and Upgrading of Government Girls Secondary School, Soro. All classrooms, hostels, Admin Blocks, Dining Hall, Labs etc. It is worthy to note that the area/school was one of those destroyed by Boko Haram . Soro is under Ganjuwa LGA.

4.)    Renovation of Classrooms, offices and store at Shadarki (A&B) Primary School, Darazo LGA. This is one out of more than 800 Primary and JSS being renovated and more 600 newly constructed by the current administration.

More than 10,000 desks have been provided to the schools in the first batch of distribution under the Ministry of Education and about 18,000 were provided under SUBEB (All His Excellency’s school renovation projects are seen with blue roofs).

5.)    Ongoing construction site of 22 KM Darazo – Gabchiyari Road in Darazo LGA

6.)    The over 100 km Misau – Udubo – Gamawa road construction with 2 standard bridges.

7.)    Primary Health Center Madachi, Katagum LGA. One of 19 PHCs constructed by the administration of His Excellency Governor Mohammed A. Abubakar across 20 LGAs of the state.  Each PHC is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, doctors and nurses’ quarters, VIP toilets, boreholes.

8.)    Dualization of Jama’are Road and Rehabilitation of Sule Katagum Raod in Azare (Ongoing)

9.)    Promise fulfilled as the Governor constructs solar powered borehole with a large water tank for the people of Babban Garejin Azare. During the 2015 governorship election campaigns, the Governor, who was a candidate at that time promised to provide a lasting solution to the problem of water scarcity they were facing a that time.

10.) Complete rehabilitation of High Court of Justice, Azare

11.) Breakfast at Mai Shayi’s Place (**wink**)

12.)  (Ongoing) Design and construction of over 50km Hanafari – Jurara – Garin Babani – Sabon Kafi – Dogon Jeji Road

13.)  Complete renovation and upgrade of 4-storey building of classrooms, dining hall, kitchen and toilets. Provision of computers, brand new desks, solar powered security lights across the school, boreholes and large tanks, lab equipment etc. at Govt. Girls College, Special School Kafin Madaki, Ganjuwa LGA.

14.) Bauchi State Orphans and Vulnerable Children Agency (BASOVCA) Amb. M.C. Abubakar Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Vocational College. The college is tuition free and it currently has more than 170 students. Administrative block, classrooms, desks, hostels, rooms for college staffs, Modern Kitchen and Dining Hall, Large standard auditorium, fully equipped workshops (wood work, tailoring, electrical, mechanical), modern toilets, ICT centre and a shuttle bus by His Excellency Gov. M.A Abubakar   

15.) Bauchi Fertilizer Company. The Governor resuscitated the dying company which has been abandoned by the previous administration. The company now provides job to hundreds of youths and it is a source of IGR for the state. The company provides fertilizer to neighboring states like Gombe and it will soon start exporting to neighboring countries. Farmers in Bauchi especially, no longer have difficulty in having access to qualitative fertilizer.

Why Tinubu, Akande Was Not Invited To Dinner With Buhari - APC

Why Tinubu, Akande Was Not Invited To Dinner With Buhari - APC

The All Progressives Congress, through its National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, has explain why some party leaders, especially Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande was not part of the dinner hosted by President Buhari yesterday in Aso Rock. Racall that Muhammadu Buhari held a dinner with select party leaders at the Villa in Abuja, on Thursday night to discuss party affairs, and Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande were among leaders who were absent at the meeting.

According to the Spoke-person, the two chieftains would have attended the dinner with Mr President if there was a need to. President, adding that, he wasn't aware of the criteria used to select those who attended but that he was certain that if there was the need for the leaders to attend they would have been in attendance.

Abdullahi said, “I don’t know what parameters they used to invite people to the meeting so I cannot say whether there was a reason why they (Tinubu and co) were not at the meeting. But I am sure that if there was a need for them to be a part of the meeting, they would have been there.” Speaking in a similar vein, Tinubu’s Media Adviser, Mr. Tunde Rahman, noted that “there shouldn’t be any issue about this at all.

“Why are you trying to make a mountain out of a molehill? If there was a need for Asiwaju Tinubu to attend the dinner, he would not hesitate to be there. “He had attended many meetings and dinners at the Presidential Villa before when it was required of him to attend.”

A source close to Akande, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, said, “I am sure that Baba would not turn down such an invitation from President Buhari if he had been invited to the said dinner. “You know that Baba Akande clocked 79 on Tuesday and he is around. I am sure to a very large extent that he was not invited to the dinner. He would have honoured the invitation if he was invited. “
Grace Mugabe Prevented From Leaving Zimbabwe With Her Exotic Cars

Grace Mugabe Prevented From Leaving Zimbabwe With Her Exotic Cars

According to multiple reports, some luxury vehicles belonging to former president Mugabe's wife, Grace Mugabe have been stopped from leaving Zimbabwe. Eyewitnesses familiar with what happened say Grace Mugabe's son, Russell Goreraza was detained trying to cross over the border with Grace Mugabe’s Rolls Royce, Range Rover and Porsche.

Russell allegedly said he was taking the cars for service before they were stop.

The vehicles are currently in custody of the government.Her husband who ruled the country with iron fist for over four decades was oust late 2017 .Grace Mugabe was being positioned to take over from her husband before the bubble burst .
Popular Nollywood Actress Returns To Nigeria Two Years After Battling Stroke

Popular Nollywood Actress Returns To Nigeria Two Years After Battling Stroke

Veteran Yoruba actress, Kudirat Odukanmi Eluyemi otherwise known as Iyabo Oko has finally returned to Nigeria 2 years after she was diagnosed with partial stroke and flown abroad by her eldest son for treatment.

According to report, Iyabo Oko left India to recuperate in London for a while before she returned to Nigeria at the end of December 2017 after spending almost two years out of the country.

The Oyo State based actress is currently spending time with her family and yet to get back to active work since her return.
CKN News Newspaper Headlines.....Saturday 20th January 2018

CKN News Newspaper Headlines.....Saturday 20th January 2018

Militants Kidnap Five Oil Workers In Delta State

Militants Kidnap Five Oil Workers In Delta State

Men suspected to be militants have kidnapped five oil workers in the Niger Delta area. The incident occurred on Wednesday near the Ajoki community, which borders Edo and Delta States, said Delta State police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka. Suspected militants seized the workers on Wednesday near the Ajoki community, which borders Edo and Delta States, said Delta State police spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka.

"The police in partnership with the military are working to ensure that the victims are rescued unhurt with the perpetrators arrested and brought to book,” Aniamaka told AFP. The workers are employees of Sahara Energy Oil Company, an energy firm.“The oil workers were in a boat en route to an offshore location when the gunmen arrived,” said local resident Ajugu Fidelis, who witnessed the abductions.

"They stormed the waterside and ordered the workers into their boat amidst gunshots and sped off to an unknown location.”The incident happened a few hours after the Niger Delta Avengers, a rebel group known to attack oil pipelines, issued a statement warning the government it was ending a 2017 ceasefire agreement.

The NDA’s targeting of oil and gas infrastructure in 2016 led to a slump in output that helped tip Nigeria into recession. Kidnapping has long been a problem in Nigeria’s southern states where high-profile individuals, including the families of prominent politicians, are regularly seized.

But as the economy stalled in recent years, the abductions have begun to happen further north as well. On Tuesday, two Americans and two Canadians were kidnapped by unidentified armed men in an ambush in northern Kaduna state. Two of the group’s Nigerian police escorts were shot dead during the abduction.