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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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    Fayemi vows to probe report of mining damage to Okobo residents

Fayemi vows to probe report of mining damage to Okobo residents

Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals development, says his team is reviewing the situation at Okobo, a mining host community in Ankpa local government area, Kogi state.TheCable recently published a report highlighting the adverse environmental and economic impact of coal mining in the community.The minister reacted to the report through his Twitter page, revealing that he had delegated officials from [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Kogi monarch, demand N20m ransom

Gunmen abduct Kogi monarch, demand N20m ransom

Unknown gunmen abducted Isah Achuja, the Ohi of Ajaokuta in Kogi state on Sunday, and demanded a ransom of N20 million.Achuja was returning to his kingdom from Lokoja, the state capital, when his vehicle was intercepted on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road.He was then taken to an unknown destination.A member of the royal family, who did not want his name in print, [...]

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    Kogi commissioner quits after 7 months

Kogi commissioner quits after 7 months

Tim Diche, Kogi state commissioner for agriculture and natural resources, has resigned his appointment.Kingsley Fanwo, director-general, media and publicity to the governor, confirmed the resignation in a statement.Fanwo said Diche resigned on personal grounds.Diche, a Pharmacist, served in that capacity for seven months.He and Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor, participated in the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary conducted in [...]

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    2 die in Kogi communal clash

2 die in Kogi communal clash

Two people lost their lives in a communal clash in Ikende community in Bassa local government council area of Kogi state.William Aya, police public relations officer (PPRO) in the state, confirmed this to journalists in Lokoja on Tuesday.He said the clash involved the people Ebira and Bassa kwomu.Aya said corpses of the two victims were recovered by police officers deployed [...]

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    In the abundance of water, Lokoja is thirsty

In the abundance of water, Lokoja is thirsty

Damage to a major pipeline supplying water to Tank A at Ganaja Junction in Lokoja is causing scarcity of water to residents in Lokoja and environs.A statement by the Kogi ministry of water resources on Tuesday in Lokoja said the damage was on the pipeline from the Greater Lokoja Water Works connecting Tank A at the Ganaja Juncttion.The statement, signed by [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Col. Ali made Kogi people proud

Yahaya Bello: Col. Ali made Kogi people proud

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has condoled with the family of Etsu of Bassa-Nge kingdom in the state, over the death of Muhammed Abu Ali, a lieutenant colonel, who was killed by Boko Haram insurgents.Ali, a brave soldier whose gallantry has been commended, was the son of Abu-Ali, a retired brigadier general.In a statement issued by Petra Akinti Onyegbule, [...]

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    EFCC is not a tool for fighting parochial interests, says Yahaya Bello

EFCC is not a tool for fighting parochial interests, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is not a tool for fighting “parochial interests”.Reacting to the report that the commission had been shielding him, Bello said “architects of falsehood and uncircumcised ignorance” were out to tarnish his reputation.He vowed not to be distracted, and said the cause of the rot in the [...]

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    EFCC ‘shielding’ Yahaya Bello over corruption allegations

EFCC ‘shielding’ Yahaya Bello over corruption allegations

Kogi in Action, a socio-political group, has accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of refusing to investigate Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, despite series of petition against him.In June, Egalitarian Mission for Africa (EMA), also a socio-political group, sent some information to the EFCC on the alleged “fictitious withdrawals and evidence of contracts inflation” by the current [...]

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    Kogi makes history… here comes first-ever female press secretary

Kogi makes history… here comes first-ever female press secretary

Petra Akinti Onyegbule has been appointed the first-ever female chief press secretary in Kogi state.Onyegbule's appointment also makes her the first in her position in northern Nigeria. [...]

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