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    APC sets up committee to resolve ‘unusual’ crisis in Kogi chapter

APC sets up committee to resolve ‘unusual’ crisis in Kogi chapter

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday inaugurated a seven-member reconciliation committee for the party’s Kogi chapter.According to a statement issued by Bolaji Abudullahi, the APC national publicity secretary, the committee is chaired by Idris Garba, while the party’s deputy national secretary, Victor Giadom would be its secretary.Other members of the committee are Don Etiebet, Patricia [...]

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    Strange disease ‘kills 50′ people in Kogi

Strange disease ‘kills 50′ people in Kogi

An unidentified disease with symptoms, including diarrhoea, blood stain vomiting, and high fever, has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba west local government of Kogi state.Saka Audu, the state commissioner for health, who visited the affected areas on Thursday, said medics told him that the disease was unknown.“We initially suspected Lassa fever after getting some misleading reports [...]

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    PHOTOS: While owing Kogi workers for months, Bello builds new mansion in Okene

PHOTOS: While owing Kogi workers for months, Bello builds new mansion in Okene

Civil servants in Kogi state, both serving and retired, may be grumbling about irregular payment of their entitlements, but Yahaya Bello, the governor, is not building his hopes on their economy.On Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene, the governor is putting finishing touches to his state-of-the-art country home, or mansion rather, which an insider described as "a thing of beauty".But there is [...]

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    You erred with proscription of Kogi varsity union, ASUU tells Yahaya Bello

You erred with proscription of Kogi varsity union, ASUU tells Yahaya Bello

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says Kogi state government violated the International Labour Organisation (ILO) convention by proscribing the union in Kogi State University.Theophilus Lagi, zonal coordinator, ASUU Abuja zone, who made this statement in Abuja on Monday, said the state government also violated the 1999 Nigerian Constitution. [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ break into Kogi assembly, beat up lawmakers

‘Hoodlums’ break into Kogi assembly, beat up lawmakers

The Kogi state house of assembly was on Tuesday invaded by suspected hoodlums, who disrupted plenary, beating up members.While Umar Imam, speaker of the assembly, managed to escape the wrath of the intruders, Friday Sani, member representing Igalamela-Odolu state constituency, was unlucky as they descended on him and inflicted serious injuries on him.Oluwatoyin Lawal, (APC-Yagba west), escaped being hit by [...]

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    Kogi tanker accident death toll now 13, says FRSC

Kogi tanker accident death toll now 13, says FRSC

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said the death toll in the petrol tanker accident in Felele area of Lokoja on Friday has risen to 13.Segun Martins, the sector commander of the FRSC in Kogi, told journalists that three other victims died Friday night - after ten had died earlier in the day.He said the relations of the [...]

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    Bello bans ASUU in Kogi State University over six months strike

Bello bans ASUU in Kogi State University over six months strike

The Kogi state government on Wednesday proscribed activities of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in Kogi State University (KSU), Ayangba.Yahaya Bello, who announced the proscription in Lokoja shortly after the weekly executive council meeting, said that the decision was with immediate effect. [...]

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    N8.4bn payroll fraud ‘uncovered’ in Kogi State University

N8.4bn payroll fraud ‘uncovered’ in Kogi State University

The Kogi state government announced on Friday that it had uncovered an N8.4 billion fraud at the Kogi State University, Ayangba.Kingsley Fanwo, the director-general, media and publicity to the state governor, who disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja, said that three suspects had been arrested in connection with the fraud."The suspects perpetrated the fraud by including names of ghost workers [...]

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    Court to continue hearing of Kogi government suit against Usman Okai

Court to continue hearing of Kogi government suit against Usman Okai

A federal high court in Kogi has ruled that it will continue hearing of a suit filed by the state government against Austin Usman Okai, a social media activist.This was despite claims of “wrong filing of proceeding” made by the defence.The prosecution also said it would proceed to institute a charge of cybercrime and other related offences against the accused [...]

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    Melaye: State of emergency should be declared in Kogi

Melaye: State of emergency should be declared in Kogi

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says a state of emergency should be declared in Kogi because the state is no longer safe.Speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Melaye said Kogi is in “a state of anarchy”.The senator also said that the senate should audit the arms and ammunition in Kogi police command, particularly the armoury of [...]

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    VIDEO: Youth chanting anti-Melaye song block road to his hometown

VIDEO: Youth chanting anti-Melaye song block road to his hometown

Some youth from Kogi west senatorial district are currently at Okebukun, a community in Kabba/Bunnu local government, awaiting the convoy of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing the district.The embattled lawmaker is said to be in Lokoja, capital of the state, where he is meeting his supporters in a bid to prevent his recall.One of the youth at Okebukun told TheCable that [...]

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    ‘Bello is boxing the air’ — Melaye talks tough as process to recall him from senate begins

‘Bello is boxing the air’ — Melaye talks tough as process to recall him from senate begins

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has described the process to recall him from the upper legislative chamber as an exercise in futility.Gbenga Olorunpomi, special assistant to Kogi governor on electronic media, on Saturday shared photos of constituents in Odo Ape queueing up to append their signatures for the recall of Melaye."The people of Odo Ape say they no longer want [...]

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    Kogi doctors resume strike

Kogi doctors resume strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi state has directed its members to resume the strike they suspended two weeks ago.The directive was contained in a statement issued by the association after an emergency congress in Lokoja on Saturday.The doctors said the resumption of the strike was informed by the state government’s alleged failure to fulfill its promises to meet [...]

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    PDP youth leader accuses INEC of doctoring reports on Kogi gov

PDP youth leader accuses INEC of doctoring reports on Kogi gov

Usman Okai, leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths frontier, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of doctoring pending reports of its panel whih indicted Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.In a statement on Saturday, Okai said the “muddled up reports call for serious concerns” as INEC had earlier accused Bello of double registration.“Even INEC as the chief [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Me, register with INEC twice? My ghost did!

Yahaya Bello: Me, register with INEC twice? My ghost did!

Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, of taking part in the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, the governor has denied doing so.A group, Kogi for Change, had drawn attention to Bello’s double registration and threatened to sue him, but Bello had claimed that the report that he registered twice was [...]

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    95 percent of Kogi workers paid salaries, says Bello

95 percent of Kogi workers paid salaries, says Bello

The Kogi government says it has completed payment of salaries to 95 per cent of of its workers that were cleared in the just concluded staff screening and verification.Yahaya Bello, the state governor, made the assertion on Monday in Lokoja in a statement issued to mark Democracy Day."I can confirm that people are still getting payment alerts as we do [...]

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