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    Newly-registered voters get PVCs in Kogi

Newly-registered voters get PVCs in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has commenced the distribution of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to newly registered voters in Kogi.Daniel Kure, head of department (HOD) voter education at INEC office in Lokoja made the announcement during an interview with NAN on Monday.He said the distribution of PVCs, which commenced on November 14, would continue till November 20, adding that [...]

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    Release Kogi’s N50bn bailout, PDP govs tell CBN

Release Kogi’s N50bn bailout, PDP govs tell CBN

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors’ forum has called on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to release the N50 billion bailout fund due to Kogi state.Onaiwu Osaro, coordinator of the forum, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.Osaro, who alleged that most states, particularly under the ruling party, have received theirs, wondered why the CBN is [...]

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    Kogi State University expels 68 students

Kogi State University expels 68 students

Kogi State University, Ayangba, has expelled 68 students for examination malpractice and poor academic performance.Yakubu Abubakar, registrar of the university, disclosed this in a statement issued in Lokoja, the state capital, on Sunday.19 of the affected students were said to be expelled for various examination misconduct, and 49 withdrawn for poor academic performance.Abubakar explained that some students also had their [...]

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    Appeal court reinstates sacked LG chairmen in Kogi

Appeal court reinstates sacked LG chairmen in Kogi

The court of appeal has ordered the reinstatement of chairmen and councillors of the 21 local government councils in Kogi state.Idris Wada, governor of the state, had dismissed the local government officials after the ruling of a state high court in December.But delivering judgment on Friday, Mustapha Mohammed, a judge, held that the decision of the lower court was a [...]

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    10 killed as soldiers, sect members clash in Kogi

10 killed as soldiers, sect members clash in Kogi

Ten people were killed in the Okene area of Kogi state during a bloody encounter between members of an extremist sect and men of the Nigerian army on Tuesday.Some soldiers, who sustained injuries in the incident, are said to be receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.According to NAN, security men stormed a mosque located on Inike street in Okene [...]

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    APC commences governorship campaign in Kogi

APC commences governorship campaign in Kogi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commenced its campaign for the November 21 governorship election in Kogi state.Addressing members and party supporters at a rally held in Ayingba on Wednesday, Abubakar Audu, the party’s candidate, called on the people to liberate themselves from poverty by voting APC.He said he was on a rescue mission to restore the state to its past [...]

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    Police arrest 56 Boko Haram suspects in Kogi

Police arrest 56 Boko Haram suspects in Kogi

The Police in Lokoja have arrested 56 persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect.Emmanuel Ojukwu, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja, capital of the state, on Tuesday.Ojukwu said that the suspects were arrested at Angwa Tiv in Obajana village, a suburb of Lokoja.He said the suspects were nabbed from their various hideouts on [...]

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    Wada and Audu go to war… again

Wada and Audu go to war… again

As it was in 2012, so shall it be in 2015: Audu Abubakar vs Idris Wada in the ultimate race for governorship in Kogi state. A former governor and an incumbent governor will be contesting the November 21 governorship election in the state, yet again.On Monday, Idris Wada, Kogi state governor, emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election, having [...]

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    PDP postpones Kogi governorship primary

PDP postpones Kogi governorship primary

The national working committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has postponed the Kogi state governorship primary, earlier scheduled to take place on Thursday.According to Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the party, the postponement was caused by "to some logistic issues pertaining to the exercise"."The NWC reassures members of the party and other critical stakeholders, particularly the gubernatorial aspirants, of [...]

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    APGA hikes gov form from N1.5m to N6m

APGA hikes gov form from N1.5m to N6m

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has revealed that it will cost N6 million to purchase a form for the upcoming governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa, as against the N1.5 million earlier announced.Speaking with NAN in Abuja on Tuesday, Ifeanacho Ogbuejiofor, national director of publicity for the party, said the expression of interest form would cost N1 million, while the nomination form would [...]

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    INEC to continue voter registration in Kogi, Bayelsa

INEC to continue voter registration in Kogi, Bayelsa

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) intends to start its Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Kogi and Bayelsa state on Wednesday September 2, 2015.According to Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, director of voter education and publicity for the commission, the registration will end on Monday September 7, 2015.“INEC schedules Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) in Kogi and Bayelsa from 2nd to 7th September, 2015, ahead of [...]

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    12 die in Kogi road accident

12 die in Kogi road accident

Twelve people died instantly in an accident which occurred on Okene-Lokoja road in Kogi state in the early hours of Monday.The accident, which involved a luxury bus with registration number Lagos KRD 799 LC and a truck with registration number Katsina 711 KTN, occurred at a spot at Irepeni village at about 5am.A witness told NAN that the accident occurred [...]

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    Kogi forum strategises ahead of 2016 governorship election

Kogi forum strategises ahead of 2016 governorship election

The Kogi central and Kogi west forum for equity and justice held a meeting in the federal capital territory on Monday to plan ahead of next year’s governorship election in the state.The meeting was attended by over 100 representatives of the 12 local government areas of the two senatorial districts.The forum alleged that since Kogi was created in 1991, successive [...]

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    Gunmen kidnap judge in Kogi, Kill orderly

Gunmen kidnap judge in Kogi, Kill orderly

Gunmen kidnapped Samuel Obayomi, a high court judge in Kogi state on Monday and killed his orderly, Usman Musa, in an early-morning attack.Obayomi of the Ebogogo high court in the Adavi local government area of the state was kidnapped while on his way to work.Addressing reporters in Lokoja, capital of the state, Ajayi Kolawole, his driver, explained that the incident [...]

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    Kogi backs down on decision to slash salaries

Kogi backs down on decision to slash salaries

The Kogi state government has reversed its earlier decision to slash workers salaries by 60 percent.Onu Edoka, chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state, announced this to reporters in Lokoja at the end of a meeting with a government delegation on Tuesday.The NLC advised all workers to remain calm and be law abiding, explaining that the delay [...]

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    Police ‘arrest’ Kogi lawmaker, Sani

Police ‘arrest’ Kogi lawmaker, Sani

Men of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) in Kogi have arrested Friday Sani, a member of the Kogi state house of assembly (PDP), representing the Igalamela/ Odolu constituency.John Adele, The counsel to Sani, told journalists in Lokoja, capital of the state, on Saturday that the lawmaker was arrested along the Odolu-Nsukka road on Friday.Adele said his client had gone Nsukka [...]

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