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    Okun people in Kogi reject cattle colonies

Okun people in Kogi reject cattle colonies

The Okun Development Association (ODA) has asked the federal government not to establish cattle colonies in any part of the six local government areas of Kogi state, where its people are.The people, spread across Kabba-Bunu, Ijumu, Lokoja, Yagba-west, Yagba-east and Mopamuro, arrived at the decision after an emergency national congress held over the weekend.In a statement by Femi Mokikan, ODA [...]

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    ‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

When Victor Ahmad was treating a patient who was infected with Lassa fever, he probably did not know that he will end up a victim of the virus.He had been diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever while treating the patient at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, in Kogi state.Barely 48 hours after the diagnosis, he went the way of three [...]

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    Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

 Kogi state has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, with a medical doctor working at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, confirmed to be a victim of the disease.Olatunde Alabi, medical director of FMC, who briefed reporters on Saturday, said the male doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to [...]

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    Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, got his position as a gift.In a statement on Tuesday, Faleke said the governor has never contested any election and won.Faleke said this while reacting to comments credited to Bello that President Muhammadu Buhari would garner more votes [...]

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    Salaries: Doctors vow to shut Kogi hospitals despite Yahaya Bello’s ‘N10bn debt’

Salaries: Doctors vow to shut Kogi hospitals despite Yahaya Bello’s ‘N10bn debt’

Doctors in Kogi are angry over the inability of the state to pay their full monthly salary and have resolved to shut hospitals on Monday.The doctors arrived at the decision two days after Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, said he borrowed N10 billion in addition to the last tranche of Paris Club refund to clear salary backlog.Bello had said the [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I borrowed N10bn to pay salaries

Yahaya Bello: I borrowed N10bn to pay salaries

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he borrowed N10 billion in addition to the last tranche of the Paris Club refund to clear four months backlog of salaries.Speaking to state house correspondents after he observed the Ju’maat prayer at the Aso Rock mosque, Bello said the state is no longer owing salaries.He also said from January, only the civil servants [...]

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    ‘Masquerades don’t drive cars’ — Yahaya Bello replies Faleke

‘Masquerades don’t drive cars’ — Yahaya Bello replies Faleke

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says masquerades are extra-terrestrial beings and as such, do not drive cars.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, had accused Bello of donating six Toyota Venza cars and cash gifts of N2m each to masquerades.Reacting through Kingsley Fanwo, [...]

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    Judge handling Melaye’s ‘assassination’ case dies suddenly

Judge handling Melaye’s ‘assassination’ case dies suddenly

Aromeh Benson Akogu, a high court judge handling the case of an attempted assassination of Dino Melaye, is dead.According to NAN, the judge died in Anyigba on December 31, 2017, during a cross-over service to 2018.According to the report, Akogu had vowed not to sleep before the cross-over to 2018 and was neither sick nor showed any symptoms of ill [...]

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    ‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, is a disgrace to the state.Faleke said this in response to the double registration controversy involving the governor.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had accused Bello of registering twice. It also sacked three of its staff which [...]

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    Yahaya Bello on double registration: Facts will dwarf campaign of calumny against me

Yahaya Bello on double registration: Facts will dwarf campaign of calumny against me

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he is prepared to prove his innocence on the allegation of double registration levelled against him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had accused Bello of engaging in double registration during the voter registration exercise.The commission dismissed two of its staff accused of being involved in the matter.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media [...]

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    Police dismiss three officers ‘involved in drug trafficking’

Police dismiss three officers ‘involved in drug trafficking’

The Kogi state police command has dismissed three of its officers for their alleged involvement in the trafficking of 30 bags of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp.Willaim Aya, the command’s public relations officer, who confirmed this on Wednesday, said the officers have been handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ( NDLEA) for prosecution.According to him, the [...]

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    Kogi youth kick against attack on Yahaya Bello

Kogi youth kick against attack on Yahaya Bello

Some youth in Kogi east senatorial district have denounced what they described as the “crude, vitriolic and impudent attacks” on the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.In a statement issued in Abuja, Daniel Ojodale, national president of Kogi East Youths Organisation, said  Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, is being attacked by those who have held the state [...]

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    ‘We couldn’t even observe Jumat prayer’ – Kogi residents lament inconvenience of curfew

‘We couldn’t even observe Jumat prayer’ – Kogi residents lament inconvenience of curfew

Residents of Kogi state affected by the curfew declared in some parts of the state say they could not observe prayers at the mosque.Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, had declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the five local government areas of state’s central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.No reason was given for [...]

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    Kogi workers suspend 7-week strike

Kogi workers suspend 7-week strike

The organised labour in Kogi state has suspended its seven-week strike following government’s promise to pay workers one-month salary out of the 22-month salary arrears being owed them.The decision to call off the strike was announced on Friday in Lokoja during an agreement signing ceremony between the state government and the organised Labour.Simon Achuba the deputy governor, led the government negotiating team [...]

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    Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

The government of Kogi state has declared a 24-hour curfew in the five local government areas of Kogi central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.Petra Akinti Onyegbule, chief press secretary to Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement.No reason was given for the action which was taken late Wednesday.“This [...]

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    Foundation to honour ‘outstanding sons of Igala land’

Foundation to honour ‘outstanding sons of Igala land’

Ufedo Foundation of Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, has unveiled the 2017 edition of its programme on 'Icons of Excellence and Character in Igala land'.The recognition programme is scheduled to hold at Airport Hotel, Ikeja, on November 25, 2017.Touted as the flagship recognition programme with limitless opportunities for quality mentoring in vocational and leadership excellence for younger generation of Nigerians, the [...]

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