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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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    Three NDLEA officials shot dead in Kogi

Three NDLEA officials shot dead in Kogi

Three operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been shot dead in the Okene area of Kogi state.Idris Bello, commandant of the NDLEA in the state, told reporters on Sunday in Lokoja that the deceased were gunned down while on patrol.He said they were killed around 8:30pm on Saturday.Bello said the gunmen came on foot and that the [...]

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    Policemen ‘threaten to kill journalist’ at Kogi govt house

Policemen ‘threaten to kill journalist’ at Kogi govt house

Some policemen attached to the Kogi state government house allegedly threatened to kill Wale Odunsi, deputy editor of DAILY POST, an online platform, on Wednesday.Odunsi had travelled to Kogi for a social media summit organised by the state government.According to Odunsi, trouble started after he arrived at the government house for a meeting with Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.He [...]

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    Kogi holds summit for 100 journalists, social media activists 

Kogi holds summit for 100 journalists, social media activists 

The Kogi state government has scheduled Wednesday for a social media summit. In a statement issued on Sunday, Joel Odaudu, senior special assistant to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, said the event would be an opportunity to present the policies and objectives of the state the journalists and media influencers. Odaudu said the journalists would also have an interaction with the governor. "The [...]

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    ‘Our situation worse than IDPs’ — Kogi workers beg for food

‘Our situation worse than IDPs’ — Kogi workers beg for food

Some workers in Kogi state have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other humanitarian agencies to supply food and relief materials to them.The workers also appealed to members of the public to rescue them from the hardship resulting from non-payment of their salaries.The civil servants said they were being owed between 11 and [...]

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    Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

The organised Labour in Kogi state has directed workers in ministries, agencies and parastatals to commence an indefinite strike from Friday, September 22.Ranti Ojo, chairman of the state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Onu Edoka, his Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) counterpart, gave the order in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.Ojo asked the workers to shun offices [...]

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    Gunmen kill expatriate, police orderly, driver

Gunmen kill expatriate, police orderly, driver

An expatriate, his police orderly and driver have been killed on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road in Kogi state.The Kogi police command, which confirmed the sad incident, said it happened on Saturday.On Monday, William Aya, the command’s public relations officer, told reporters in Lokoja, that the expatriate was traveling with the other victims when they ran into a roadblock mounted by gunmen [...]

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    Serial killer who ‘murdered countless security personnel’ killed in Kogi

Serial killer who ‘murdered countless security personnel’ killed in Kogi

A notorious serial killer, Lukman Issah, aka Commander, has been killed by the Kogi state police command.Lukman, according to the police, had killed six policemen and 19 Christian worshippers before he met his waterloo in an operation led by the special anti-robbery Squad (SARS).A statement by the command’s spokesman, William Aya, said Lukman "was a vicious bloodletting, serial killer and [...]

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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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