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    Gunmen kill Yahaya Bello’s aide

Gunmen kill Yahaya Bello’s aide

The camp of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has been thrown into mourning following the assassination of Yusuf Adabenege, one of his aides by gunmen in Okene town, Kogi state.Adabenege, a personal assistant to the governor on domestic matters, was reportedly killed alongside two of his aides while driving on Obehira-ege road in Okene.He was at the forefront of [...]

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    Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the state has lost N100 billion to flood.Flood has rendered a lot of people homeless across 10 local government areas of the state.Bello has since sought the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to alleviate the damage caused by the flood.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media aide, Bello said over 200 communities have been [...]

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    Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Abdullahi Adoke, a former police PRO and father of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, died on Wednesday night in Okene, Kogi state.According to Bashir, one of the sons of the deceased, the 79-year-old retired policeman had fallen ill in August 2018 and was treated at a hospital in Abuja before he was discharged on Wednesday afternoon.He [...]

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    No automatic ticket for Melaye, says Kogi PDP

No automatic ticket for Melaye, says Kogi PDP

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west senatorial district have ruled out automatic tickets for aspirants in the 2019 general election.Dino Melaye, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, is the lawmaker representing the district at the senate.The decision not to give any aspirants automatic ticket was reached at a meeting which held [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: My govt’s silent revolution was appreciated during Saturday’s bye-election

Yahaya Bello: My govt’s silent revolution was appreciated during Saturday’s bye-election

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says the silent revolution of his administration was "handsomely" appreciated in the recently conducted bye-election in the state.He said this in Okene on Monday after picking his permanent voter card (PVC) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office.Haruna Isah, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, was declared winner of [...]

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    Vote-buying, ballot snatching mar Kogi bye-election

Vote-buying, ballot snatching mar Kogi bye-election

The bye-election to fill the vacant seat in the Lokoja-Kogi federal constituency which started on a peaceful note on Saturday was later marred by violence, vote-buying and intimidation.According to NAN, suspected political thugs moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud."Although policemen and other security agents were seen at the police stations, they looked the other way, while [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in  Kogi

Catholic priest kidnapped in Kogi

Leo Michael, a reverend father and parish priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Obajana, Kogi etate, has been kidnapped.Peter Adinoyi, Diocesan chancellor, Lokoja Catholic diocese, confirmed the kidnap to reporters in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.He said the priest was returning to Obajana from Okene when he was kidnapped on a spot at Irepeni village, Okene -Lokoja road.According to [...]

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    Yahaya Bello won’t sink Kogi in debt, says spokesman

Yahaya Bello won’t sink Kogi in debt, says spokesman

Kingsley Fanwo, spokesman to Yayaha Bello, Kogi governor, will not plunge the state into debt.Fanwo said this in reaction to report on how Bello secured loans amounting to over N16bn despite the Paris Club refunds and other federal government bailouts to the state.But speaking with TheCable in an interview, Fanwo said it is normal for governments to borrow.“Borrowing is a [...]

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    Federal University Lokoja expels 13 final year students for exam malpractice

Federal University Lokoja expels 13 final year students for exam malpractice

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    Cholera outbreak: Kogi says three dead, confirms 17 suspected cases

Cholera outbreak: Kogi says three dead, confirms 17 suspected cases

The Kogi government on Thursday confirmed 17 cases of cholera out of which three had died in Kabawa Uphill community area in Lokoja, the state capital.Kolawole Johnson, permanent secretary, Kogi ministry of health, disclosed this to journalists at a news conference in Lokoja.He said the ministry got a report of the outbreak of cholera in Kabawa on Wednesday from the [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Kogi borrowed billions from banks — despite Paris Club refund and bailouts

EXCLUSIVE: Kogi borrowed billions from banks — despite Paris Club refund and bailouts

The Kogi state government obtained loans of at least N16 billion between May 2017 and January 2018, TheCable can report.This is despite over N20 billion which accrued to the state from the Paris Club refund.Paris Club refund is a partial settlement of long-standing claims by state governments relating to over-deductions from their federation account allocation committee (FAAC) disbursement for external [...]

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    Kogi director dies in office

Kogi director dies in office

Haruna David, a deputy director in the Kogi state ministry of education, suddenly collapsed and died in his office on Tuesday.According to NAN, the tragic incident occurred in Lokoja around 3pm.He was immediately rushed to Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, where he was pronounced dead.Until his death, he worked in the quality assurance department of the ministry.The deceased hailed from Ogugu, [...]

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    EXTRA: Ajaokuta steel can’t take off unless our ancestors are appeased, say host communities

EXTRA: Ajaokuta steel can’t take off unless our ancestors are appeased, say host communities

Communities which own the land on which Ajaokuta Steel Company is built say the firm cannot take off unless their "angry" ancestors are appeased.The community leaders of Geregu and Ajaokuta, the host communities in Kogi state, said this during an interview with NAN.Idris Aliyu, chairman, Geregu Community Association, attributed the non-completion of the steel plant to "mystical forces arising from [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Faleke’s supporters used a primary school in Abuja for their ‘so-called’ congress

Yahaya Bello: Faleke’s supporters used a primary school in Abuja for their ‘so-called’ congress

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says those behind the parallel state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, are only trying to damage the party.A faction loyal to James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election, had announced Hadi Ametou as the party's factional chairman.But speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his spokesman, [...]

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    Kogi APC faction holds parallel congress

Kogi APC faction holds parallel congress

Delegates from the 239 wards in Kogi on Saturday re-elected Hadi Ametuo, chairman of the Faleke faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and his colleagues, except three.The state congress which held at St Peter's LGEA primary school, Felele, Lokoja, the state capital, was said to be peaceful, and adjudged to be free and fair by all [...]

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    Faleke’s group claims victory in Kogi congress

Faleke’s group claims victory in Kogi congress

The Audu/Faleke political organisation in Kogi state has declared that majority of its candidates won in Saturday's ward congresses across the state.In a chat with reporters in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, Hadi Ametuo, chairman of the Faleke faction of the All Progressives Congress(APC), said he was glad to announce that APC members came out in their thousands to elect the [...]

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