Friday, December 8, 2017

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    Police arrest 56 Boko Haram suspects in Kogi

Police arrest 56 Boko Haram suspects in Kogi

The Police in Lokoja have arrested 56 persons suspected to be members of Boko Haram sect.Emmanuel Ojukwu, the state commissioner of police, disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja, capital of the state, on Tuesday.Ojukwu said that the suspects were arrested at Angwa Tiv in Obajana village, a suburb of Lokoja.He said the suspects were nabbed from their various hideouts on [...]

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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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    Obasanjo: I have no party

Obasanjo: I have no party

Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says he is willing to welcome politicians from different parties now that he is ‘party-less’.Speaking on Monday when he played host to Idris Wada, governor of kogi state, at his hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, capital of Ogun state, Obasanjo said individuals make a party and not the other way round.Obasanjo left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on [...]

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    ‘Buhari treating GEJ’s men like prisoners of war’

‘Buhari treating GEJ’s men like prisoners of war’

Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of treating members of the former ruling party and Goodluck Jonathan's men as "prisoners of war".Addressing PDP stakeholders in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state, during the re-scheduled ward congress of the party in Kogi on Tuesday, Metuh said his party was ready for [...]

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    Kogi, Bayelsa gov elections to hold Nov 21, Dec 5

Kogi, Bayelsa gov elections to hold Nov 21, Dec 5

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled the governorship elections of Kogi and Bayelsa states for November 21 and December 5, 2015.INEC disclosed this on Friday in a notice signed by Chris Iyimoga, the commission’s chairman of information and voter education.The notice also fixed July 24 to November 19 for political campaigns in Kogi and September 6 to December [...]

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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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    Sortor, kidnapped missionary, returns to Nigeria

Sortor, kidnapped missionary, returns to Nigeria

Four months after gunmen abducted her from a missionary school in Emiworo village, Kogi state, Phyllis Sortor, has returned to Nigeria.The 86-year old American, who regained freedom weeks later, told journalists at government house, Lokoja, capital of the state, that she returned to Nigeria to complete her missionary work as ordained by GodDescribing the people of the village as a [...]

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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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    FRSC confirms 10 deaths, 49 injuries during 26 Easter accidents

FRSC confirms 10 deaths, 49 injuries during 26 Easter accidents

Ten people lost their lives while 49 sustained injuries in 26 road accidents recorded in different parts of Kogi State during the Easter holiday, the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) confirmed on Thursday.Speaking with journalists in Lokoja, Kogi Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Godwin Omiko, said that the dead include nine male adults and a female adult.Omiko said 120 people, [...]

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