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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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    Idris Wada in EFCC custody over ‘Diezani’s N500m’

Idris Wada in EFCC custody over ‘Diezani’s N500m’

Idris Wada, former governor of Kogi state, is currently at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.A source told TheCable that the former governor is being grilled over a N500 million he allegedly collected from Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum resources."He has been in custody of the anti-graft agency since 12 noon," the source [...]

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    Yahaya Bello asks security agencies to arrest killers of Labour leader

Yahaya Bello asks security agencies to arrest killers of Labour leader

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked security agencies to arrest those behind the death of Abdulmumin Yakubu, chairman of the non-academic staff union of secondary schools, science and technology education board.Yakubu and one other in Ozuwaya were killed in the Okene local government area of the state."It is regretable that in spite of what we are doing to [...]

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    Donation of rice an insult, Kogi youth blast senate

Donation of rice an insult, Kogi youth blast senate

The Kogi state chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says the donation of over 1,000 bags of rice to the state civil servants is an insult. Responding to the action of the senate, Oladele Nihi, the council chairman, described the move as a political stunt.He asked the lawmakers not to play politics with the civil servants.The group wondered why the [...]

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    EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

Some senators have reportedly donated over 1,000 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servants who have not been paid salaries in the last 10 months.Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, who disclosed this after plenary on Wednesday, said the gesture is meant to alleviate the pains of the workers.He had earlier drawn the attention of his colleagues to the plight of [...]

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    We live in perilous times in Kogi, says Melaye

We live in perilous times in Kogi, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi central, says the people of Kogi are living in perilous times.Melaye said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention of the legislators to the plight of Kogi workers who have not been paid salaries for months.Appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the situation, the senator said as [...]

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    Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

Two police officers were killed while trying to prevent the abduction of an expatriate at a construction site in Obajana, Kogi state.Willaim Aya, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, identified the deceased as Ezekiel Negedu and Gini John.Aya said John died on the spot while Negedu lost his life in a hospital.According to the police spokesman, about [...]

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    Director who committed suicide ‘was listed to receive six months back pay’

Director who committed suicide ‘was listed to receive six months back pay’

Deborah Ogunmola, head Kogi state service, says the circumstances surrounding the death of Edward Soje, a grade level 16 officer with the state teaching service commission, is misconstrued.54-year-old Soje was said to have hanged himself on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Soje, whose wife gave birth to a set of male [...]

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    ‘Workers walking streets of Lokoja like beggars’ — labour unions lament

‘Workers walking streets of Lokoja like beggars’ — labour unions lament

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) say Kogi workers have been reduced to beggars by virtue of being owed salaries and allowances "for a period of three to twenty-two months".The unions expressed shock on the suicide of Edward Soje, a director in the state civil service.Soje, whose wife recently welcomed triplets, committed suicide after being [...]

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    Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Edward Soje, a director with the Kogi state civil service, has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree, in the capital, Lokoja.According to NAN, Soje’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Police reports confirm that the 54-year-old took his life some 10 days after [...]

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    Kidnappers of Kogi Poly student demand N10m ransom

Kidnappers of Kogi Poly student demand N10m ransom

Abductors of Adetutu Adebanjo, a student of the Kogi State Polytechnic, have demanded a N10 million ransom for her release.A statement by the National Association of Kogi Students (NAKOSS) on Monday said that Adetutu, a HND one student, was kidnapped on Friday at Itakpe junction, on Lokoja-Okene road. [...]

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    Only the blind won’t see what we are doing, says Yahaya Bello

Only the blind won’t see what we are doing, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says it is only those who are blind that are saying he has not done enough to promote tourism in his state.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the governor said his administration is doing its best to ensure security.A reporter had asked him: "What will you say [...]

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