Friday, November 17, 2017

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    ‘We couldn’t even observe Jumat prayer’ – Kogi residents lament inconvenience of curfew

‘We couldn’t even observe Jumat prayer’ – Kogi residents lament inconvenience of curfew

Residents of Kogi state affected by the curfew declared in some parts of the state say they could not observe prayers at the mosque.Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, had declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the five local government areas of state’s central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.No reason was given for [...]

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    Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

The government of Kogi state has declared a 24-hour curfew in the five local government areas of Kogi central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.Petra Akinti Onyegbule, chief press secretary to Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement.No reason was given for the action which was taken late Wednesday.“This [...]

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    Six APC govs refuse to speak with reporters after meeting Buhari

Six APC govs refuse to speak with reporters after meeting Buhari

Six governors of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The governors - all from the north - atteneded Juma'at service with the president and accompanied him to his residence after the service.Those in attendance were Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe), Mohammed Abdullahi (Bauchi), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) [...]

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    Donation of rice an insult, Kogi youth blast senate

Donation of rice an insult, Kogi youth blast senate

The Kogi state chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says the donation of over 1,000 bags of rice to the state civil servants is an insult. Responding to the action of the senate, Oladele Nihi, the council chairman, described the move as a political stunt.He asked the lawmakers not to play politics with the civil servants.The group wondered why the [...]

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    EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

Some senators have reportedly donated over 1,000 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servants who have not been paid salaries in the last 10 months.Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, who disclosed this after plenary on Wednesday, said the gesture is meant to alleviate the pains of the workers.He had earlier drawn the attention of his colleagues to the plight of [...]

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    Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

Two police officers were killed while trying to prevent the abduction of an expatriate at a construction site in Obajana, Kogi state.Willaim Aya, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, identified the deceased as Ezekiel Negedu and Gini John.Aya said John died on the spot while Negedu lost his life in a hospital.According to the police spokesman, about [...]

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    Director who committed suicide ‘was listed to receive six months back pay’

Director who committed suicide ‘was listed to receive six months back pay’

Deborah Ogunmola, head Kogi state service, says the circumstances surrounding the death of Edward Soje, a grade level 16 officer with the state teaching service commission, is misconstrued.54-year-old Soje was said to have hanged himself on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Soje, whose wife gave birth to a set of male [...]

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    Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Edward Soje, a director with the Kogi state civil service, has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree, in the capital, Lokoja.According to NAN, Soje’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Police reports confirm that the 54-year-old took his life some 10 days after [...]

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    Senate summons Fayemi over Zamfara lead poisoning

Senate summons Fayemi over Zamfara lead poisoning

The senate has summoned Kayode Fayemi, minister of solid minerals, to provide updates on lead poisoning that affected 36 villages and communities in Zamfara state.What is lead poisoning?Lead poisoning occurs when you absorb too much lead by breathing or swallowing a substance with lead in it, such as paint, dust, water, or food. Lead can damage almost every organ [...]

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    Policemen ‘threaten to kill journalist’ at Kogi govt house

Policemen ‘threaten to kill journalist’ at Kogi govt house

Some policemen attached to the Kogi state government house allegedly threatened to kill Wale Odunsi, deputy editor of DAILY POST, an online platform, on Wednesday.Odunsi had travelled to Kogi for a social media summit organised by the state government.According to Odunsi, trouble started after he arrived at the government house for a meeting with Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.He [...]

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    Kogi holds summit for 100 journalists, social media activists 

Kogi holds summit for 100 journalists, social media activists 

The Kogi state government has scheduled Wednesday for a social media summit. In a statement issued on Sunday, Joel Odaudu, senior special assistant to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, said the event would be an opportunity to present the policies and objectives of the state the journalists and media influencers. Odaudu said the journalists would also have an interaction with the governor. "The [...]

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    Some politicians playing with the destiny of my people, says Yahaya Bello

Some politicians playing with the destiny of my people, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says some politicians are playing with the destiny of the people of his state.On Wednesday, some workers in the state appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to send food supplies and other relief materials to them.The workers said they had not received salaries between 11 and 21 [...]

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    ‘Our situation worse than IDPs’ — Kogi workers beg for food

‘Our situation worse than IDPs’ — Kogi workers beg for food

Some workers in Kogi state have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other humanitarian agencies to supply food and relief materials to them.The workers also appealed to members of the public to rescue them from the hardship resulting from non-payment of their salaries.The civil servants said they were being owed between 11 and [...]

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    Recall: INEC officials drop documents in front of Melaye’s office

Recall: INEC officials drop documents in front of Melaye’s office

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) dropped some documents at the entrance of the office of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, on Tuesday.The electoral officials did not meet with Melaye who was attending a closed session of the upper chamber of the national assembly.None of the aides of the lawmaker was around throughout the period that the INEC [...]

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    Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

The organised Labour in Kogi state has directed workers in ministries, agencies and parastatals to commence an indefinite strike from Friday, September 22.Ranti Ojo, chairman of the state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Onu Edoka, his Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) counterpart, gave the order in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.Ojo asked the workers to shun offices [...]

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    NLC threatens to disgrace governors owing salaries

NLC threatens to disgrace governors owing salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to name and shame state governors, who refused to pay complete salaries to workers in the country after receiving bailout funds.Ayuba Wabba, president of the congress, said this at the national executive council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) on Tuesday in Abuja.Wabba said some state governors [...]

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