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Who is After NPA Boss Mohammed Bello Koko?

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For those just getting to know Mohammed Bello Koko; he has been around for quite a long time as a seasoned finance and economics expert with experience in several strategic portfolios including Banking operations, Credit-Risk Management, Treasury Operations, Retail Banking and Corporate Marketing. With vast experience, he was in charge of the Energy sector and Public Sector, responsible for managing accounts of several multinational oil and Gas companies and maintaining Public sector relationships. He became a shining star in the banking firmament when He joined Zenith International Bank Plc in 2005. While he was in the bank, his growth was astronomic. He climbed the ladder of success from a Branch head, zonal Head Public Sector, Deputy General Manager and Zonal Head. With his robust background in the banking sector and corporate finance, the graduate of management Studies from the Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto was rewarded with an appointment in 2016 by President Muhammadu Buhari as Executive Director of Finance and Administration of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). After performing excellently well, he was appointed in May 2021 as Acting Managing Director of the agency after his successor was suspended.

Since he assumed as the head honcho of the agency, the growth recorded has been tremendous. The public leadership graduate from Harvard Kennedy School, USA, infused a different touch to the way things are being done which lead to his confirmation by President Buhari on the 15th of February 2022. “Under his watch, he secured leakages in generated revenue which lead to a spike in the growth of the Agency’s Internally Generated Revenue. He also ensured improvement in operational efficiencies that led to a significant increase in container traffic to Onne Port, Warri, Calabar and Rivers port respectively to ease the congestion at the Apapa port.”

Despite his giant strides that are quite evident to all sundry, his detractors are still hell-bent on ensuring they pull him down with negative media reportage by some sections of the media to distract him from functioning at a full capacity. A close source divulged that; Bello Koko is unperturbed and unbothered by the negative misrepresentation his detractors are feeding the public with. It’s quite evident that some people are afraid and envious of his resounding success within the few months he had taken over and turned the fortune of the Agency around. He is currently in Umurah performing lesser Hajj and praying for the growth of the Agency and the country. All he is saddled with is to ensure the NPA meets his primary function and also continues to function in full capacity.“

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Ogun Firstlady, Mrs Bamidele Abiodun, Living Life For the Sake of Humanity

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The first lady of Ogun State Mrs Bamidele Abiodun is not a woman who gives in to media razzmatazz. In fact, she was quietly doing her thing not until her husband; Governor Dapo Abiodun delved into the murky waters of politics. Because of that, she shelved her privacy to become a cynosure of all eyes as first lady of Ogun State.

 

She loathes unnecessary media attention but each time she tries to stay away, the good work she has put out keeps speaking volumes for her. If you have had the opportunity to sit with her, one thing that will get you attracted to her is her fellow feeling toward the downtrodden. She never hides the fact that she does not like anyone around her in distress; she is always ready to find a lasting solution to their problems.

 

Owning to her pedigree being born in a family of academics with her dad as a professor, she is not only brilliant, her composure, poise, sartorial elegance, fashion taste and uncommon aura puts her in a league of her own. When she speaks, you would see the confidence and finesse backed with refined style. During her formative years, the Zoology Graduate from the University of Ibadan has always wanted to keep touching lives via advocacy and philanthropy with a special interest in women and children.

 

So when the opportunity came decades ago, she never ceased to key into the vision she envisaged for herself which earned her an appointment as the United Nations Sustainable Development Champion by the Civil Society Coalition on Sustainable Development (CSCSD). In her capacity as the first lady of Ogun State, she has initiated several life touching programs with a special focus on health, Women Empowerment, social welfare and special needs, education, poverty reduction, sexual and Gender-based Violence. In partnership with Learn Africa Plc, for her undying love for the rejuvenation of reading culture among teenagers, she donated 42,000 books to primary and secondary schools across Ogun State.

 

With her Ajose Foundation, partnering with the Ogun state ministry of rural development and the Ogun state Rural Water sanitation agency are currently working toward providing access to clean and potable water by drilling boreholes across Ogun state in other to wage war against cholera and other communicable diseases which can be caused by the consumption of bad water. They are also working assiduously to ensure open defecation becomes a thing of the past in Ogun by creating toilets at every nook and crannies of the state.

 

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About The Unconditional Love between Governor Buni and Gumsu Abacha

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According to the popular axiom; Love is a beautiful thing, but knowing the letters of love can make one fall in love multiple times and feel butterflies in their belly. The First lady of Yobe State; Gumsu Fatima Abacha Mai Mala-Buni is currently experiencing the 7th heaven as her secret prayers are being answered by her creator to her delight. Finding unconditional love in the heart of Governor Mai Mala-Buni; is something she will never take for granted. At every slight opportunity, she always displayed her man on every social media platform, flaunting her wedding band by also referring to him as the source of her happiness. For Gumsu, giving love a chance to reign again in her life was a hard decision. But it took a man who is a caring, loving, selfless, soft and supportive man like Buni to make her forget the pains of her past and unlocked the code to her heart. That’s probably one of the best decisions she has ever taken in years.

Despite Governor Buni’s busy schedules and travel itinerary, the duo spends quality time together. Sources say; they talk on the phone over 10times every day. They make those around them jealous while they confess undying love for each other. Sources added that; more reason their love has continued to wax stronger daily is as a result of Gumsu’s intelligence, brilliance and loyalty. “In Yobe state, you will hardly see anybody speak ill about her. Some will fight you if you say any negative thing about her. She is loved by all sundry for her meek nature and her ability to blend well with all sundry regardless of their class strata.

“Apart from her ravishing beauty, Firstlady is super brilliant. She has so many ideas and she is constantly engaging everybody. You don’t expect a man not to love a woman like Gumsu unconditionally. Someone who is adding value and also making a great impact in his life. Gumsu has engineered some women empowerment oriented programmes to ensure that women within Yobe state are given quality inclusion and also enjoy the dividend of democracy. Among many more things, she has facilitated. She is the secret to the youthful look of Governor Buni because she gives him peace and happiness. A close source disclosed”

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Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma Relentless Effort 

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If you write a biopic of the sojourn of Governor of Imo State; Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma into a movie script, with A-list actors, storyline, spectacles, settings and directorial creativity, it will definitely make a sold-out box office movie. His story can be likened to that of the biblical David; A man after God’s heart. His story in life connotes grace, blessings and sheer luck. He started politics early in life as he was elected Imo State Youth leader for the National Party of Nigeria NPN.

 

All his life, he has always wanted the best for his immediate environment thereby impacting them with his own resources, time and energy. After paying his dues, supporting different candidates for Gubernatorial and trying severally, in 2011 he was elected Senator representing Imo West at the hallowed upper National Assembly. After many backs and forth with legal litigations; Hope finally won at the supreme court which marked the beginning of his political sojourn as a Senator. As a member of the senate, he ensured salient issues were raised on the floor of the house and lent his voice to bills passed.

After the 2019 Imo guber election, Senator Hope approached the court to reclaim his mandate. On the 14th of January 2020, the Supreme court sacked Emeka Ihedioha and declared Senator Hope as governor of Imo State against all odds. To the chagrin of his detractors who felt his years of struggles will not pay off, they were thrown off their feet as he was sworn in as Governor of Imo. While he was carrying out his official duty as Governor of the state, some unscrupulous elements are making the state ungovernable for him trying to destabilize the peace of Imolites. Despite the serious crisis Imo state is facing, Governor Hope is performing excellently well to ensure peace and tranquillity return to the state via dialogue with stakeholders.

Despite the travails he is currently facing in the state, his strides in the area of infrastructure, education, security, economic reform, revenue generation, health care, hospitality, and tourism are being felt across the board. Despite every attempt to cut him into the size and gag him from carrying out his duty, he has always bounced back like a cat with nine lives. Source says; “We all know about the current instability in the state but despite all this, Governor Hope is doing his possible best to ensure the state regains freedom from those that want to turn it upside down. As part of his effort, INEC has resumed the registration of voters who needs their Permanent Voters cards PVC across the state. This is a welcoming development. He will succeed and make Imo great again. For his effort toward the security of lives and his giant strides in infrastructure, He will be awarded Governor of the Year By The Sun Newspaper. This is an indication that his efforts towards correcting the wrongs done in the past are being noticed by people outside.”

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