Sunday, April 15, 2018
Advertisement

Kogi

    IGP reinstates Kogi police commissioner

IGP reinstates Kogi police commissioner

Ali Janga has been reinstated as the commissioner of police in Kogi, William Aya, the state police command spokesman, has confirmed.Aya told NAN in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police.He said Janga was reinstated after meeting the one week ultimatum given to him by the [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Gunmen break into Kogi police station, kill two officers

Gunmen break into Kogi police station, kill two officers

Some gunmen on Tuesday invaded the police station at Gegu village on Lokoja–Abuja road, killing two of the policemen on duty.William Aya, spokesman of the Kogi state police command, confirmed this to TheCable."It is true that there was an attack today. We lost two officers," he said.He said the gunmen also injured one of the suspects in the cell.Aya said [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

At least 10 people, including Onu Agbenema, a traditional ruler, and his wife, were killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Omala local government area of Kogi state.According to PUNCH, the victims were killed on Monday in Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government area.The attackers reportedly struck after laying siege in the bush.Ibrahim Aboh, administrator [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    Faleke: Yahaya Bello gave herdsmen blank cheque to operate in Kogi

Faleke: Yahaya Bello gave herdsmen blank cheque to operate in Kogi

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in Kogi state, has condemned the recent killings in the state, accusing Yahaya Bello, the governor, of giving herdsmen a "blank cheque to operate in Kogi".Suspected herdsmen had invaded three communities in the state, killing 25.The attacks, which occurred in Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    25 killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi communities

25 killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi communities

At least 25 people were reportedly killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and Abejukolo in Omala local government, all in the eastern senatorial district of the state.According to Punch, the attack which started on Tuesday and continued till Thursday, has caused residents to flee their homes.The suspects, who were said to have been dressed [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    EXTRA: Bello sacks — and recalls — cabinet members

EXTRA: Bello sacks — and recalls — cabinet members

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, on Sunday sacked all the members of his cabinet, only to subsequently make a turnround.The governor had directed all the commissioners and local government administrators to hand over necessary documents and government properties to Folasade Ayoade, secretary to the state government.Petra Onyegbule, chief press secretary to the governor, had said the governor announced the sack [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

The late Abubakar Audu and James Faleke political organisation say the activities of the Kogi state government is a threat to the survival of the All Progressives Congress (APC).This was contained in a statement issued by Alex Kadiri, spokesman of the organisation, on Friday.He said the group's enthusiasm for the party has been dampened by the assumption of Nigerians that the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    ‘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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement

Exchange Rates

April 13, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45487.18428.32
LAGOS360495436
KANO360494435
PH361494430
ABUJA360495430
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement