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    COVID-19: Daily recovery rate drops — lowest in two weeks

COVID-19: Daily recovery rate drops — lowest in two weeks

Nigeria's daily recovery rate recorded a slightly significant drop on Sunday with 203 COVID-19 patients discharged in 24 hours. The figure for July 5 is the lowest in two weeks, during which the number had risen to as high as 649 recoveries on July 2 -- the highest daily count so far. Before Sunday, the lowest within the 14-day period was 161 [...]

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    Appeal court affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi gov

Appeal court affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi gov

Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was reelected as governor of the state on November 16, 2019. Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the PDP who polled 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the SDP, who got 9,482. The governor won in 12 out of the 21 local government areas of the state, according to results announced by the Independent [...]

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    NCDC confirms new COVID-19 case in Kogi as daily infection rate drops below 500

NCDC confirms new COVID-19 case in Kogi as daily infection rate drops below 500

After close to one week of not recording any case for Kogi, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed the fifth COVID-19 infection in the state. The state confirmed its first two cases on May 27, 2020, after which one more sample tested positive on June 3, and another on June 28. With different positions on the exact status of [...]

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    EXTRA: Politicians using COVID-19 to play games with lives, says Yahaya Bello

EXTRA: Politicians using COVID-19 to play games with lives, says Yahaya Bello

In an ironic twist, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has alleged that politicians are playing games with the lives of Nigerians through COVID-19. He is one of the two governors denying the confirmed cases of the pandemic in their states -- the other being Ben Ayade of Cross River. The Kogi governor has been accused of playing games with the lives [...]

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    Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, suddenly dies

Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, suddenly dies

Siaka Oyibo, chairman of Kogi Security Trust Fund, has died suddenly. Kingsley Fanwo, the state commissioner of information, confirmed the news of his death in a statement on Thursday. Oyibo, aged 69, reportedly died suddenly. "A retired Army Officer, the late Hon. Oyibo was hugely instrumental to the security strides of the Governor Yahaya Bello Administration as the Chairman of the Security Trust [...]

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    INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’

INSIDE STORY: Kogi govt lied — doctors were attacked for opposing ‘COVID-19 denial’

On Wednesday morning, as health workers at the Federal Medical Centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, prepared to brief journalists on the COVID-19 situation in the state, gunmen stormed the hospital, attacking doctors and visitors while looting properties. The attack, the doctors have told TheCable, was to stop a planned protest on the "confirmed COVID-19 status" of some patients who [...]

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    Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

Kogi blames ‘aggrieved protesters’ for attack on COVID-19 briefing

The Kogi state government says the attack at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) on Wednesday was by relatives of patients allegedly abandoned by the hospital staff. Gunmen had attacked the medical centre in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. They also carted away laptops, valuable documents and destroyed some properties at the facility. But in a statement, Kingsley Fanwo, [...]

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    Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen attack Kogi medical centre, disrupt COVID-19 briefing

Gunmen, on Wednesday, attacked the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja, Kogi state, and disrupted a COVID-19 press conference. The hospital had scheduled a media briefing for the day to demand a COVID-19 screening centre in the state and to also speak about the challenges health workers are facing with regard to the disease. The armed men were said to have [...]

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    Nigerians made to accept COVID-19 by force, says Yahaya Bello

Nigerians made to accept COVID-19 by force, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says Nigerians are being made to accept the reality of COVID-19 "by force". Speaking at a prayer session for the late Nasir Ajana, Kogi chief judge, on Tuesday, Bello said COVID-19 was created to "shorten the lifestyle of the people". Ajana died at a COVID-19 treatment centre in Gwagwalada in the federal capital territory (FCT) on [...]

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    Kogi finally sets up COVID-19 testing lab, Infectious Disease Centre

Kogi finally sets up COVID-19 testing lab, Infectious Disease Centre

The Kogi state government says it has partnered with the United States Centre for Diseases Control (CDC) to set up a reference molecular laboratory for COVID-19 tests. Saka Haruna, commissioner for health, who broke the news in a statement on Monday, said the laboratory will be used to attend to residents with symptoms related to COVID-19. He added that Kogi has established [...]

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    Group alleges attacks on Igala over land judgement

Group alleges attacks on Igala over land judgement

The Uk’Omu Igala Organisation (UIO), an umbrella organisation for all socio-cultural groups in Kogi east, has kicked against “unprovoked attacks” on Igala indigenes over a court judgement that expanded the kingdom. Abdul Amade, UIO national leader, said in a statement at the weekend that some groups have resorted to insulting and attacking the Igala kingdom since the judgement was delivered. In a [...]

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    ‘We won’t join your crisis-ridden party’ — PDP govs tackle Yahaya Bello

‘We won’t join your crisis-ridden party’ — PDP govs tackle Yahaya Bello

The Peoples Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) says none of its members is interested in joining the All Progressives Congress (APC). On Friday, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, said about 10 governors elected on the PDP platform would soon defect to the APC. In a statement on Saturday, C.I.D. Maduabum, director-general of the forum, said the PDP governors are currently [...]

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    ‘N7bn COVID-19 centre’: Kogi commissioner testifies against blogger in Bayelsa court

‘N7bn COVID-19 centre’: Kogi commissioner testifies against blogger in Bayelsa court

Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information in Kogi state, has described a publication of a fallen N7 billion COVID-19 isolation centre in the state as false and embarrassing. While testifying at the commencement of the trial of Saint Meinpamo, an online publisher, at a federal high court on Thursday in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, Fanwo said the story was not verified before [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Judge who ordered expansion of Igala kingdom queried

EXCLUSIVE: Judge who ordered expansion of Igala kingdom queried

Donatus Okorowa, the judge who granted the control of three local government areas (LGAs) in Kogi state to Idakwo Ameh Oboni (pictured), the attah Igala, has been queried. TheCable understands that the chief judge of the federal high court queried Okorowa over the judgement delivered at a federal high court sitting in Lokoja. The disciplinary measure, it was gathered, followed a petition from Abubakar Malami, [...]

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    Kogi: Index case only suffered from bee sting and never saw COVID-19 test result

Kogi: Index case only suffered from bee sting and never saw COVID-19 test result

The Kogi state government says the first case of COVID-19 announced in the state only had complications from a bee sting. Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication in the state, said in a statement on Monday that the index case never saw a result confirming his diagnosis of the disease. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announced two index cases for [...]

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    Yahaya Bello calls for calm as tension rises over court’s expansion of Igala kingdom

Yahaya Bello calls for calm as tension rises over court’s expansion of Igala kingdom

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has called for calm following the judgment of a federal high court in Lokoja, which granted the control of three local government areas (LGAs) in the state to Idakwo Ameh Oboni, the attah Igala. In the judgment delivered on June 2, 2020, the court had granted the traditional ruler ownership of Ajaokuta, Lokoja and Koton Karfe [...]

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