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    Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

Kogi on insecurity: We’ll change the narrative in a couple of days

The Kogi government has vowed to keep residents safe, saying the state has the capacity to stamp out criminal activities. On Thursday, two persons, including a naval officer, were shot dead on Okene-Lokoja road. The officer and a woman were said to be travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet-to-be-identified gunmen. Reacting to the killings in a statement [...]

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    Naval officer shot dead in Kogi

Naval officer shot dead in Kogi

Two persons, including a naval officer, were shot dead on Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi state, on Thursday. Ayuba Ede, the state commissioner of police, confirmed the development in Lokoja, the Kogi capital. According to him, the officer and a woman were travelling in a Toyota Sienna car when they were shot by yet-to-be-identified gunmen around 6pm. While the naval officer was in uniform, [...]

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    Kogi approves establishment of new university

Kogi approves establishment of new university

The Kogi government has approved a bill seeking to establish a new university in the state. Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, broke the news while addressing journalists after the weekly state's executive committee meeting, on Thursday. He said the approved institution called Confluence University of Science and Technology will be established in Osara, Adavi local government area of the state. The [...]

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    Yahaya Bello swears in new Kogi chief judge

Yahaya Bello swears in new Kogi chief judge

Yahaya Bello, Kogi governor, has sworn in Henry Olusuyi as the new chief judge of the state. The swearing-in ceremony took place at the government house in Lokoja, Kogi capital, on Wednesday. Edward Onoja, deputy governor, and Matthew Kolawole, speaker of the state house of assembly, were among the dignitaries at the event. Olusuyi replaced Nasir Ajanah who died last week. Ajanah died at [...]

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    Yahaya Bello sets up committees for implementation of livestock transformation plan

Yahaya Bello sets up committees for implementation of livestock transformation plan

The Kogi state government has set up committees for the implementation of the National Livestock Transformation Plan (NLTP). The federal government had introduced NLTP as a way of addressing farmers-herders crisis. In September 2019, NEC had proposed a budget of N100 billion for the implementation of the NLTP, with the federal government providing 80 percent of the fund and the remaining being [...]

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    Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, suddenly dies

Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, suddenly dies

Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, has died suddenly. Kingsley Fanwo, the state commissioner of information, confirmed the news of his death in a statement on Thursday. Oyibo, aged 69, reportedly died suddenly. "A retired Army Officer, the late Hon. Oyibo was hugely instrumental to the security strides of the Governor Yahaya Bello Administration as the Chairman of the Security Trust [...]

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    Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

The Kogi state government says the attack at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) on Wednesday was by relatives of patients allegedly abandoned by the hospital staff. Gunmen had attacked the medical centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. They also carted away laptops, valuable documents and destroyed some properties at the facility. But in a statement, Kingsley Fanwo, [...]

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    Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. The hospital had scheduled a media briefing for the day to demand a COVID-19 screening centre in the state and to also speak about the challenges health workers are facing with regard to the disease. The armed men were said to have [...]

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    Kogi finally sets up COVID-19 testing lab, Infectious Disease Centre

Kogi finally sets up COVID-19 testing lab, Infectious Disease Centre

The Kogi state government says it has partnered with the United States Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) to set up a reference molecular laboratory for COVID-19 tests. Saka Haruna, commissioner for health, who broke the news in a statement on Monday, said the laboratory will be used to attend to residents with symptoms related to COVID-19. He added that Kogi has established [...]

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    Yayaha Bello in attendance as Kogi CJ is buried under NCDC protocol

Yayaha Bello in attendance as Kogi CJ is buried under NCDC protocol

Nasir Ajanah, the chief judge of Kogi state who died at an COVID-19 isolation centre in Abuja on Sunday morning, has been buried. Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, temporarily set aside his differences with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to attend the burial at Gudu, Abuja. He had been at loggerheads with the NCDC, arguing that there is no single [...]

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    Group alleges attacks on Igala over land judgement

Group alleges attacks on Igala over land judgement

The Uk’Omu Igala Organisation (UIO), an umbrella organisation for all socio-cultural groups in Kogi east, has kicked against “unprovoked attacks” on Igala indigenes over a court judgement that expanded the kingdom. Abdul Amade, UIO national leader, said in a statement at the weekend that some groups have resorted to insulting and attacking the Igala kingdom since the judgement was delivered. In a [...]

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    Kogi chief judge dies at COVID-19 isolation centre

Kogi chief judge dies at COVID-19 isolation centre

Nasir Ajanah, chief judge of Kogi state, is dead. TheCable understands that Ajanah died at the COVID-19 isolation centre in Gwagwalada, Abuja. A member of the family confirmed the death to TheCable on Sunday morning. His death came less than two weeks after an aide to Yahaya Bello, the state governor, also died in an Abuja hospital. Ajanah has died a week after the [...]

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    John Abah, Kogi lawmaker, is dead

John Abah, Kogi lawmaker, is dead

John Abah, a lawmaker at the Kogi state house of assembly, is dead. Abah, who represented Ibaji constituency, reportedly died on Wednesday morning. Confirming his death, Matthew Kolawole, speaker of the state house of assembly, described Abah's death as "shocking". In a statement by Demi Olugbemi, his chief press secretary, Kolawole sympathised with the family of the deceased and the people of Ibaji constituency, noting that [...]

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    ‘N7bn COVID-19 centre’: Kogi commissioner testifies against blogger in Bayelsa court

‘N7bn COVID-19 centre’: Kogi commissioner testifies against blogger in Bayelsa court

Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information in Kogi state, has described a publication of a fallen N7 billion COVID-19 isolation centre in the state as false and embarrassing. While testifying at the commencement of the trial of Saint Meinpamo, an online publisher, at a federal high court on Thursday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, Fanwo said the story was not verified before [...]

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    Yahaya Bello calls for calm as tension rises over court’s expansion of Igala kingdom

Yahaya Bello calls for calm as tension rises over court’s expansion of Igala kingdom

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has called for calm following the judgment of a federal high court in Lokoja, which granted the control of three local government areas (LGAs) in the state to Idakwo Ameh Oboni, the attah Igala. In the judgment delivered on June 2, 2020, the court had granted the traditional ruler ownership of Ajaokuta, Lokoja and Koton Karfe [...]

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    8 policemen shot dead as ‘robbers’ raid Kogi bank

8 policemen shot dead as ‘robbers’ raid Kogi bank

Nine persons, including eight policemen, were killed in Isanlu, Kogi state, when a gang of suspected armed robbers attacked a branch of first generation bank in the town. The divisional police officer (DPO) was among the officers killed in the town. The DPO, two policewomen, and four other police officers were said to have been killed at the station while another police [...]

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