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    Kogi State University students to protest three months ASUU strike

Kogi State University students to protest three months ASUU strike

Students of the Kogi State University will on Wednesday, April 26 stage a demonstration to protest the three-month strike of the institution.Anthony Edogbo, acting student union government president, in a statement on Sunday noted that the students have suffered enough. [...]

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    God will not forgive me if I keep quiet while my people suffer, says Melaye

God will not forgive me if I keep quiet while my people suffer, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he will not be forgiven by God if he stays mute while his people suffer.The senator on Saturday cautioned politicians against “politics of hatred and bitterness that was gradually gaining ground in Kogi especially in the past two years”.While addressing hundreds of women who protested the alleged attempt on his life, he noted [...]

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    Police arrest LG administrator over attack on Melaye

Police arrest LG administrator over attack on Melaye

Taofiq Isah, administrator of Ijumu local government, Kogi state, has been arrested over the alleged assassination attempt on senator Dino Melaye, Wilson Inalegwu, state commissioner of police, has confirmed.The senator’s country residence in Kogi was reportedly attacked in the early hours of Saturday, April 15.Briefing journalists in Lokoja, Inalegwu said that aside from the council boss, some unspecified number of [...]

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    We’ve been witnessing imaginary attacks in Kogi state, says Bello

We’ve been witnessing imaginary attacks in Kogi state, says Bello

Kogi governor Yahaya Bello says there have been series of imaginary attacks in the state in reaction to the recent invasion of senator Dino Melaye's home by gunmen.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his director-general on media and publicity, the governor said that the police is capable of investigating the matter.His comments came after Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, questioned the governor's silence, [...]

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    Probing past Kogi governors not a witch hunt, says Yahaya Bello

Probing past Kogi governors not a witch hunt, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has said that the decision to probe finances of the state, from 2003 to 2016, was not aimed at settling political scores with his predecessors.The governor stated this in Lokoja on Wednesday while receiving the report of a commission of inquiry set up to probe the finances of the state under two previous administrations.He said [...]

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    Faleke: We campaigned for Buhari but he is rewarding Bello’s cronies

Faleke: We campaigned for Buhari but he is rewarding Bello’s cronies

James Faleke, a house of representatives member, says the federal and Kogi state governments have marginalised the Audu/Faleke political family.In a statement on Wednesday, Faleke said despite working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win elections, members of the political family had not been given appointments.He said Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, gave appointments to members of the Peoples [...]

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    Yahaya Bello delighted over appointment of Okpanachi as Development Bank MD

Yahaya Bello delighted over appointment of Okpanachi as Development Bank MD

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has expressed delight over the appointment of Anthony Okpanachi as the pioneer managing director/ CEO of Development Bank of Nigeria.In a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, his spokesman, the governor thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for giving the people of Kogi the opportunity to serve their fatherland.Describing the banker as “Kogi's intellectual credit to the banking [...]

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    Speaker kicks as members of Kogi assembly ‘abscond from duty’

Speaker kicks as members of Kogi assembly ‘abscond from duty’

Umar Imam, speaker of the Kogi state house of assembly, has frowned at the “persistent truancy” of members, describing the situation as “embarrassing and frustrating”.Speaking on Thursday when the plenary could not hold as only 11 of the 25 members were in attendance, Imam said the lawmakers had brought a “big shame” to the legislative arm of government.Imam regretted that [...]

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    Yahaya Bello appoints Mercy Johnson, 53 others as senior special assistants

Yahaya Bello appoints Mercy Johnson, 53 others as senior special assistants

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has appointed Mercy Johnson, Nollywood actress, as his senior special assistant on entertainment, arts and culture.Apart from Johnson, Bello appointed 53 senior special assistants and nine special assistants.This was contained in a statement issued in Lokoja, capital of the state, by Folashade Arike, secretary to the state government.Arike said the appointments are to take effect from [...]

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    Bomb, guns, ‘found on’ Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kogi

Bomb, guns, ‘found on’ Boko Haram suspects arrested in Kogi

The Nigerian army on Wednesday said it had arrested 17 suspected criminals, including two Boko Haram suspects in Okene, Kogi state.Henry Ayamasaowea, commander, command army records, presented the suspects to reporters in Lokoja, the state capital, on Wednesday.Ayamasaowea said 10 AK47 rifles, locally made guns, 12 masks of different sizes, ammunition, dagger, pump action guns, grenades and five explosive devices [...]

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    Kogi now a haven for Boko Haram, says Yahaya Bello

Kogi now a haven for Boko Haram, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, on Tuesday said Boko Haram insurgents have found a haven in his state.Speaking at the seventh edition of the national security seminar in Abuja, Bello warned the sect members that they had chosen to relocate to a wrong place following the defeat they suffered in the north-east.He promised to collaborate with the military to rout [...]

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    We need N800bn to reposition Kogi, says Yahaya Bello’s govt

We need N800bn to reposition Kogi, says Yahaya Bello’s govt

The administration of Yahya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says about N800 billion is needed to reposition the state.Kehinde Oloruntoba, commissioner for budget and planning, said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after defending his ministry’s budget at the state house of assembly.He said 30 percent of the money would come from the private sector, 40 percent from donor [...]

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    ALERT: Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi ‘plotting terror attacks’

ALERT: Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi ‘plotting terror attacks’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says a cell of a Boko Haram affiliate – Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi state – is acquiring bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to perpetrate "acts of terror", including attacks on banks, arms depots and prisons in the country.In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, media aide of the minister, in Abuja on Friday, [...]

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    Gunmen raid Kogi police station, kill two officers

Gunmen raid Kogi police station, kill two officers

Some gunmen attacked a police station at Eika community in Okehi local government area of Kogi state in the early hours of Friday, killing two policemen and a detainee.According to NAN, the bandits invaded the station around 1am and immediately opened fire on policemen on duty.The heavily armed hoodlums, said to be about 10, later set the station ablaze and [...]

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    Salawu: Me, hire a school cert holder as medical officer? Dep govs don’t have such power

Salawu: Me, hire a school cert holder as medical officer? Dep govs don’t have such power

Philips Salawu, a former deputy governor of Kogi state, has denied the allegation that he employed a secondary school certificate holder as medical officer while in office.Speaking to reporters in Kano on Wednesday, Salawu appealed to the administration of Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor, to spare his reputation.A committee set up by Bello to screen staff under the employ of the [...]

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    One year after taking office, Bello gets vote of ‘no confidence’ from Kogi APC

One year after taking office, Bello gets vote of ‘no confidence’ from Kogi APC

As Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, celebrates 365 days in office, he'd also have to contend with a vote of no confidence from the members of his party.The state executive council, leaders, stakeholders, and members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday said Bello's performance has been below par.They said his tenure thus far has brought hardship, agony, and [...]

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