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    Kogi: We are not desperate to order total lockdown over COVID-19

Kogi: We are not desperate to order total lockdown over COVID-19

The Kogi state government says it is not "desperate” to order a total lockdown in the state over the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, on said Kogi is the centre of the nation and a total lockdown would "close down the nation and her economy". "As you are aware, Kogi is the centre of the [...]

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    Kogi commissioner accused of rape

Kogi commissioner accused of rape

A woman, identified as Elizabeth Oyeniyi, has accused Abdulmumini Danga, Kogi state commissioner of water resources, of raping her. In a viral video, Oyeniyi said the commissioner abducted her over a Facebook post she made against him. She further accused the commissioner of making her record a video to recant her Facebook claims. Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, has, however, ordered an investigation [...]

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    EXTRA: Edward Onoja, Kogi deputy gov, goes back to school

EXTRA: Edward Onoja, Kogi deputy gov, goes back to school

Edward Onoja, deputy governor of Kogi state, says he has enrolled for a master's degree in peace and conflict studies at the Federal University, Lokoja.  Onoja, who disclosed this via his social media handles, said he started classes on Monday. The deputy governor said his decision to go back to school was informed by the world's need for "experts to keep up [...]

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    Court nullifies impeachment of former Kogi deputy gov

Court nullifies impeachment of former Kogi deputy gov

The Kogi state high court sitting in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday, nullified the impeachment of Simon Achuba, former deputy governor of the state. The state assembly in October removed Achuba after the committee set up to investigate the allegations of misconduct levelled against him submitted its report. Though the panel did not indict him. Edward Onoja, former chief of staff to [...]

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    Kogi: We’ll reposition all govt radio stations for better performance

Kogi: We’ll reposition all govt radio stations for better performance

Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner of information in Kogi state, has expressed the commitment of the government of Yahaya Bello to reposition all state-owned radio stations "for effective information dissemination and citizens engagement". Fanwo said this while on facility tour of Confluence Radio Booster Station, 90.5 FM in the Ochaja area of the state. He commended the staff of the station for their commitment [...]

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    ’It’s blackmail’ — Kogi rep denies forging certificate

’It’s blackmail’ — Kogi rep denies forging certificate

Lawal Idrisu, a member of the house of representatives from Kogi state, has denied the allegation he forged his national diploma certificate. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker said a case of the alleged forgery had been dismissed in court and described the fresh allegation as attempt to blackmail him. Aloysius Adeiza, candidate of the Peoples [...]

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    Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

The Kogi government says securing the people of the state is at the top of its agenda. In a statement on Friday, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, said the recent security concerns spilled into Kogi from neighboring states. The commissioner said Yahaya Bello, the governor, is putting measures in place to rid the state of criminals. "We want to commend security [...]

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    Four NSCDC officers abducted in Kogi

Four NSCDC officers abducted in Kogi

At least four officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been kidnapped. William Aya, a deputy superintendent of police, told NAN that the officers were kidnapped at a spot in Alo-Offoke community on the Itobe-Ayingba road. The officials were said to be travelling to Makurdi for promotion examination when their vehicles were stopped by some gunmen. “Information gathered reveals [...]

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    Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has ordered the probe of officials accused of contravening the government’s directive on treasury single account. The officials, who have been suspended, are M.S. Abdulkadir, vice-chancellor of Kogi State University; Mohammed Atureta, rector of Kogi State Polytechnic; Ahmed Attah, chief medical director of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, and the chief medical director of Kogi State University [...]

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    Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

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    Kogi to build new palace for obaro of Kabba

Kogi to build new palace for obaro of Kabba

The Kogi state government says it will build a new palace in Kabba, an ancient town in the state. Salami Ozigi, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said this when he paid a visit to Solomon Owoniyi, the obaro of Kabba, at his palace. Ozigi said the traditional stool is held in high esteem by the state government. He said Yahaya Bello, [...]

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    Kogi: We’re borrowing $100m to boost food production

Kogi: We’re borrowing $100m to boost food production

The Kogi state government says it is borrowing $100 million to boost food production and processing in the state. Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner of information and communication, said the Alape staple crop processing zone project (SCPZ) would liberate the north-central and some parts of the south-west from economic backwardness. Speaking while fielding questions from journalists on the reason for the $100 million loan on [...]

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    Ex-Kogi commissioner dies after morning exercise

Ex-Kogi commissioner dies after morning exercise

Joseph Molemodile, former commissioner for finance in Kogi state, is dead. Molemodile, an indigene of Idofin in Yagba east local government, is the pioneer legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. He was said to have died at his residence in Jos, the Plateau state capital, while resting after his early morning exercise on Thursday. Two days earlier, Kola Ojo, [...]

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    Gunmen kill 19 in midnight attack in Kogi

Gunmen kill 19 in midnight attack in Kogi

At least 19 persons were killed after gunmen attacked Tawari community in Kogi local government area of Kogi state. Williams Anya, spokesman of the Kogi police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday. The gunmen, who invaded the community on Thursday night, also burnt down buildings including worship centres and palace of the chief of the community. A resident identified as Comfort [...]

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    Edo football club proprietor kidnapped in Kogi

Edo football club proprietor kidnapped in Kogi

Bernard Jomah, proprietor of Dynamite Force football club in Iyamho, Edo state, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen. Jomah was abducted on Friday along Okenne-Lokoja road, Kogi, on his way from Abuja. His family said the his abductors ordered him to call with his phone to inform them that he has been kidnapped and demanded N20 million ransom. Shehu Momodu, media officer of [...]

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    Two customs officers shot dead in Kogi

Two customs officers shot dead in Kogi

Suspected bandits have killed two officials of the Nigeria Customs Service in Kogi state. Abba Kassim, comptroller of customs in charge of Niger/Kogi area command, confirmed the killing on Tuesday. Kassim said a team of patrol officers were attacked by the suspects around 10pm on Thursday. He said the attack resulted in the death of two officers; S. Ohiremen, assistant superintendent of customs, [...]

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