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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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    Faleke: Yahaya Bello gave herdsmen blank cheque to operate in Kogi

Faleke: Yahaya Bello gave herdsmen blank cheque to operate in Kogi

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in Kogi state, has condemned the recent killings in the state, accusing Yahaya Bello, the governor, of giving herdsmen a "blank cheque to operate in Kogi".Suspected herdsmen had invaded three communities in the state, killing 25.The attacks, which occurred in Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and [...]

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    25 killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi communities

25 killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi communities

At least 25 people were reportedly killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and Abejukolo in Omala local government, all in the eastern senatorial district of the state.According to Punch, the attack which started on Tuesday and continued till Thursday, has caused residents to flee their homes.The suspects, who were said to have been dressed [...]

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    EXTRA: Bello sacks — and recalls — cabinet members

EXTRA: Bello sacks — and recalls — cabinet members

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, on Sunday sacked all the members of his cabinet, only to subsequently make a turnround.The governor had directed all the commissioners and local government administrators to hand over necessary documents and government properties to Folasade Ayoade, secretary to the state government.Petra Onyegbule, chief press secretary to the governor, had said the governor announced the sack [...]

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    Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

The late Abubakar Audu and James Faleke political organisation say the activities of the Kogi state government is a threat to the survival of the All Progressives Congress (APC).This was contained in a statement issued by Alex Kadiri, spokesman of the organisation, on Friday.He said the group's enthusiasm for the party has been dampened by the assumption of Nigerians that the [...]

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    Okun people in Kogi reject cattle colonies

Okun people in Kogi reject cattle colonies

The Okun Development Association (ODA) has asked the federal government not to establish cattle colonies in any part of the six local government areas of Kogi state, where its people are.The people, spread across Kabba-Bunu, Ijumu, Lokoja, Yagba-west, Yagba-east and Mopamuro, arrived at the decision after an emergency national congress held over the weekend.In a statement by Femi Mokikan, ODA [...]

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    ‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

‘Government’s failure ended your dream’ — friends mourn Kogi doctor killed by Lassa fever

When Victor Ahmad was treating a patient who was infected with Lassa fever, he probably did not know that he will end up a victim of the virus.He had been diagnosed with the hemorrhagic fever while treating the patient at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, in Kogi state.Barely 48 hours after the diagnosis, he went the way of three [...]

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    Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

 Kogi state has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, with a medical doctor working at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, confirmed to be a victim of the disease.Olatunde Alabi, medical director of FMC, who briefed reporters on Saturday, said the male doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to [...]

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    Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, got his position as a gift.In a statement on Tuesday, Faleke said the governor has never contested any election and won.Faleke said this while reacting to comments credited to Bello that President Muhammadu Buhari would garner more votes [...]

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    Salaries: Doctors vow to shut Kogi hospitals despite Yahaya Bello’s ‘N10bn debt’

Salaries: Doctors vow to shut Kogi hospitals despite Yahaya Bello’s ‘N10bn debt’

Doctors in Kogi are angry over the inability of the state to pay their full monthly salary and have resolved to shut hospitals on Monday.The doctors arrived at the decision two days after Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, said he borrowed N10 billion in addition to the last tranche of Paris Club refund to clear salary backlog.Bello had said the [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I borrowed N10bn to pay salaries

Yahaya Bello: I borrowed N10bn to pay salaries

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he borrowed N10 billion in addition to the last tranche of the Paris Club refund to clear four months backlog of salaries.Speaking to state house correspondents after he observed the Ju’maat prayer at the Aso Rock mosque, Bello said the state is no longer owing salaries.He also said from January, only the civil servants [...]

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