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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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    Yahaya Bello: Faleke cooking up excuses because people have rejected him

Yahaya Bello: Faleke cooking up excuses because people have rejected him

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state are welcome to participate in the party congresses, assuring them of their safety.Bello said this in reaction to claims that his government has hijacked the congress.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in the state, [...]

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    Faleke: Yahaya Bello has hijacked APC congress in Kogi

Faleke: Yahaya Bello has hijacked APC congress in Kogi

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in Kogi state, has advised his supporters against participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses in Kogi state.Faleke alleged that Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, had hijacked the processes by handing over the ward congresses to local government area (LGA) administrators to compile names [...]

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    Melaye’s recall: INEC ‘must prosecute’ those who forged signatures

Melaye’s recall: INEC ‘must prosecute’ those who forged signatures

Concerned Nigeria, a civil rights group, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commissioner (INEC) to prosecute those who put fake signatures in the register to recall Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Melaye survived the bid to recall him from the upper legislative chamber after those in his constituencies did not partake in the verification of signatures by INEC.One of the [...]

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    EXTRA: Former judge, businessmen… dead persons who ‘signed’ Melaye’s recall register

EXTRA: Former judge, businessmen… dead persons who ‘signed’ Melaye’s recall register

Last year when Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, raised the alarm that some of the signatures collated for his recall were those of dead persons, not many people took him seriously.The senator had said: “Let me also sound it that here in Lokoja local government council, several others whose names and signatures appeared on the list of the signatories to this [...]

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    PHOTOS: INEC begins Melaye’s recall — but many constituents stay off polling units

PHOTOS: INEC begins Melaye’s recall — but many constituents stay off polling units

The verification exercise for the recall of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, from the upper legislative chamber witnessed a low turnout on Saturday.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had announced that the exercise would take place in 560 polling units across the senatorial district.But there was voter apathy in many polling units. Here are some pictures from some of [...]

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    ’16 killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi communities

’16 killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi communities

The violence unleashed on Kpanche community in Bassa local government area of Kogi state in the early hours of Sunday has spread to two other communities with death toll jumping to 16.According to NAN, Khalid Bukar, the traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, said the violence has spread to Ozugbe and Biroko, two villages under his domain.He said [...]

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    IGP reinstates Kogi police commissioner

IGP reinstates Kogi police commissioner

Ali Janga has been reinstated as the commissioner of police in Kogi, William Aya, the state police command spokesman, has confirmed.Aya told NAN in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police.He said Janga was reinstated after meeting the one week ultimatum given to him by the [...]

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    Gunmen break into Kogi police station, kill two officers

Gunmen break into Kogi police station, kill two officers

Some gunmen on Tuesday invaded the police station at Gegu village on Lokoja–Abuja road, killing two of the policemen on duty.William Aya, spokesman of the Kogi state police command, confirmed this to TheCable."It is true that there was an attack today. We lost two officers," he said.He said the gunmen also injured one of the suspects in the cell.Aya said [...]

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    10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

At least 10 people, including Onu Agbenema, a traditional ruler, and his wife, were killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Omala local government area of Kogi state.According to PUNCH, the victims were killed on Monday in Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government area.The attackers reportedly struck after laying siege in the bush.Ibrahim Aboh, administrator [...]

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