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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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    Police arrest 15 over electoral violence in Kogi

Police arrest 15 over electoral violence in Kogi

The Kogi state police command has arrested 15 persons for various offences during the April 11 governorship and house of assembly elections in the state.Shola Adebayo, the command's spokesman, said the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.He said that two of them were arrested in Ofu local government with ballot boxes and ballot papers and one Ankpa  for [...]

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    Supreme court upholds Wada’s gov election

Supreme court upholds Wada’s gov election

The supreme court has dismissed an appeal brought by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), challenging the election of Idris Wada as governor of Kogi state.On July 10, 2013, the court of appeal in Abuja dismissed the appeal, affirming the decision of the federal high court.Dissatisfied, CPC proceeded to the supreme court, joining the [...]

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    9 fleeing Koton-Karfe Prison inmates rearrested

9 fleeing Koton-Karfe Prison inmates rearrested

The Nigerian Prisons Service (NIPS) has re-arrested nine of the 144 inmates who escaped during the November 3 attack on Koton Karfe Prison in Kogi state.Disclosing this to NAN on Tuesday, Adam Omale, controller of prisons in the state, said the prisoners were recaptured in Kogi and neighbouring states.Omale also said that 22 of the fleeing inmates had willfully returned to the [...]

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    No resumption on Monday, Kogi teachers insist

No resumption on Monday, Kogi teachers insist

Teachers in public primary and junior secondary schools in Kogi state will not resume for the 2014/1015 academic session on September 29 as directed by the state government, but this decision is not based on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) fears.On September 17, the state commissioner for education, Dr Magret Okhai, directed all schools in the state to resume normal academic [...]

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    Gunmen abduct Chinese in Kogi

Gunmen abduct Chinese in Kogi

Gunmen in Kogi state have kidnapped a Chinese national from his residence.The gunmen shot sporadically into the air to scare people before escaping with the expatriate, said to be a consultant to the government.Confirming the development, Elvis Aguebor, the state’s police spokesman, said the police was on the trail of those behind the act, vowing that the hostage would soon [...]

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    Kogi police repel attack on station

Kogi police repel attack on station

Police officers on Sunday repelled an attack by unknown gunmen on their station at Adogo in Kogi state, police spokesman CP Emmanuel Ojukwu disclosed on Monday.“About 2100 hours of Sunday, September 21, 2014, unknown gunmen unleashed heavy attack on Adogo police Station, in the Ajaokuta local government area of Kogi state, from different directions of Okene, Ajaokuta, and one other [...]

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    Wada sacks SUBEB Chairman, board members

Wada sacks SUBEB Chairman, board members

Governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada, has dismissed Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Jibrin Usman, from his job.Wada also sacked other members of the board, and announced — in their place — a six-man interim management committee to run the affairs of the board, under the chairmanship of Mr. Salami Ojonaun.No reason was given [...]

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