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    Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has ordered the probe of officials accused of contravening the government’s directive on treasury single account. The officials, who have been suspended, are M.S. Abdulkadir, vice-chancellor of Kogi State University; Mohammed Atureta, rector of Kogi State Polytechnic; Ahmed Attah, chief medical director of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, and the chief medical director of Kogi State University [...]

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    Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

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    Kogi to build new palace for obaro of Kabba

Kogi to build new palace for obaro of Kabba

The Kogi state government says it will build a new palace in Kabba, an ancient town in the state. Salami Ozigi, commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, said this when he paid a visit to Solomon Owoniyi, the obaro of Kabba, at his palace. Ozigi said the traditional stool is held in high esteem by the state government. He said Yahaya Bello, [...]

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    Kogi: We’re borrowing $100m to boost food production

Kogi: We’re borrowing $100m to boost food production

The Kogi state government says it is borrowing $100 million to boost food production and processing in the state. Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner of information and communication, said the Alape staple crop processing zone project (SCPZ) would liberate the north-central and some parts of the south-west from economic backwardness. Speaking while fielding questions from journalists on the reason for the $100 million loan on [...]

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    Ex-Kogi commissioner dies after morning exercise

Ex-Kogi commissioner dies after morning exercise

Joseph Molemodile, former commissioner for finance in Kogi state, is dead. Molemodile, an indigene of Idofin in Yagba east local government, is the pioneer legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. He was said to have died at his residence in Jos, the Plateau state capital, while resting after his early morning exercise on Thursday. Two days earlier, Kola Ojo, [...]

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    Gunmen kill 19 in midnight attack in Kogi

Gunmen kill 19 in midnight attack in Kogi

At least 19 persons were killed after gunmen attacked Tawari community in Kogi local government area of Kogi state. Williams Anya, spokesman of the Kogi police command, confirmed the incident to NAN on Friday. The gunmen, who invaded the community on Thursday night, also burnt down buildings including worship centres and palace of the chief of the community. A resident identified as Comfort [...]

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    Edo football club proprietor kidnapped in Kogi

Edo football club proprietor kidnapped in Kogi

Bernard Jomah, proprietor of Dynamite Force football club in Iyamho, Edo state, has been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen. Jomah was abducted on Friday along Okenne-Lokoja road, Kogi, on his way from Abuja. His family said the his abductors ordered him to call with his phone to inform them that he has been kidnapped and demanded N20 million ransom. Shehu Momodu, media officer of [...]

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    Two customs officers shot dead in Kogi

Two customs officers shot dead in Kogi

Suspected bandits have killed two officials of the Nigeria Customs Service in Kogi state. Abba Kassim, comptroller of customs in charge of Niger/Kogi area command, confirmed the killing on Tuesday. Kassim said a team of patrol officers were attacked by the suspects around 10pm on Thursday. He said the attack resulted in the death of two officers; S. Ohiremen, assistant superintendent of customs, [...]

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    400-level student of Kogi varsity killed in exam hall

400-level student of Kogi varsity killed in exam hall

The Kogi state police ommand has confirmed the death of Apeh Joseph, a student of the Kogi State University, Ayingba. Joseph, a 400-level student of English Education, was reportedly shot by gunmen inside an examination hall on Tuesday. William Aya, spokesman of the state police command, said Joseph was an alleged cultist suspected to have been involved in the cult killings that [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi gets more votes than Melaye in Kogi senatorial election

Smart Adeyemi gets more votes than Melaye in Kogi senatorial election

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged the candidate with the highest votes in the rerun of the Kogi west senatorial district election. Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has not declared Adeyemi winner of the election, the APC candidate got a total of 8,265 votes. Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) got 2,585 votes. This [...]

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    Police: We’ve arrested 6 persons over death of PDP woman leader in Kogi

Police: We’ve arrested 6 persons over death of PDP woman leader in Kogi

The Kogi state command of the Nigeria Police Force has announced the arrest of six suspects in connection with the killing of Salome Abu, at Ochadamu, Ofu local government area (LGA) of the state, on November 18. William Aya, spokesman of the command, disclosed this while speaking with NAN in Lokoja, the state capital, on Monday. Aya said that the suspects were [...]

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    Police: Burning of PDP woman leader in Kogi reprisal attack

Police: Burning of PDP woman leader in Kogi reprisal attack

The Kogi police command says the burning of Salome Abuh, woman leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Wada Aro, Ochadamu Ward in Ofu local government area of the state, by suspected thugs was a reprisal attack. A statement by William Aya, its public relations officer, said there was a misunderstanding between one Awolu Zekeri, a member of the All [...]

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    ‘Foot soldiers’, ‘naira rain’ — factors that aided Yahaya Bello’s second term

‘Foot soldiers’, ‘naira rain’ — factors that aided Yahaya Bello’s second term

The Kogi state governorship election has finally come and gone, with Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) returned to the Lugard House for a second term. Of a truth, Bello's victory did not come as a surprise to many who followed events leading to the poll and to those who monitored the exercise closely. Ibrahim Garba, the returning officer, [...]

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    Kogi poll: INEC official dies in boat accident

Kogi poll: INEC official dies in boat accident

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lost his life in a boat accident during Saturday's election in Kogi state. The tragic incident occurred at Odogwu in Ibaji local government area of Kogi. James Apam, the state resident electoral commissioner, announced this during the collation of the governorship and Kogi west senatorial rerun elections. Apam disclosed that the yet-to-be-identified official was a student of [...]

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    Yahaya Bello leading with over 180,000 votes — after results from 9 LGAs

Yahaya Bello leading with over 180,000 votes — after results from 9 LGAs

Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi state governorship election, is leading with a very wide margin in the results announce so far. The incumbent governor is ahead of the other 23 candidates with 184,430 votes margin in nine of the 21 local government areas where results have been officially announced. Bello got a total of 245,269 [...]

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    Policemen flee as ‘thugs’ break into Kogi polling unit

Policemen flee as ‘thugs’ break into Kogi polling unit

Policemen deployed at polling unit 006, Asuta ward, Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi state, fled on Saturday after suspected thugs took over the unit. At least five of the officers escaped through a nearby bush shortly after irate youth surrounded the voting area, destroying election materials. The rate of violence has been high in Kabba/Bunu, where senatorial and governorship elections are [...]

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