Maigari of Lokoja is dead

September 29, 2022 Moribirin Rosemary 0

The Maigari of Lokoja, Dr. Muhammad Maikarfi III, has passed after a brief illness. The Secretary, Lokoja Traditional Rulers Council, Muhammed Nalado, announced his departure Wednesday night, stating that he died after a brief illness in a private hospital in Abuja. The monarch was 80-years-old was one of the longest serving traditional rulers in Kogi state, having ascended the throne Read More

Kogi government seals off ‘illegal church’ in Okene

September 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kogi State Government has sealed off a prayer house, New Jerusalem Deliverance Ministry in Ageva, Okene Local Government Area for alleged unwholesome practices. A number of people, mainly young women who claimed they came for prayers and had spent months at the place, including others mentally unstable placed under chains were moved out of the prayer house at the time Read More

Kogi Speaker Booing: Candidate accused of spreading fake news for guber interest

September 20, 2022 Onoja Johnson 0

Reports have shown that news circulating that the Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Mathew Kolawole, was booed in the state government’s house for allegedly suggesting that Kogi Central deserves to keep the governorship after Yahaya Bello is false. At around 9 p.m. Wednesday, our reporter called some Assembly Members who do not want their names mentioned, and Read More

Kogi West PDP: Teejay woos Dino Melaye, others after victory

May 26, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Kogi West senatorial district, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has asked for the support of his opponents at the just concluded primary election in Kogi state ahead of the general elections. Hon. Yusuf defeated former Senator Dino Melaye, Hon. Sam Aro and Otunba Adeniyi Olayemi, at the said election. But in a Read More

Bello laments slow pace of work at Jamata bridge repair

October 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has described the slow pace of work at the repair of 1.7km Jamata Bridge as unacceptable, noting that continued delay of work would cause economic loss to the nation and hardship for the road users. The governor who was on a working visit to the site on Saturday, said the other lane of the bridge Read More

Implement youth development commission law in Kogi, group tasks govt

September 21, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, Participation Initiative for Behavioural Change in Development (PIBCID) has appealed to Kogi state government to implement the Kogi Youth Development Commission Law to better the lives of youths in the state. Executive director of the NGO, Halima Sadiq, who made the appeal during a peace -walk to commemorate the 2020 International Peace Day in Lokoja on Monday, Read More

Bello holds thanksgiving, assures citizens of infrastructural devt

September 6, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello, has promised that his administration after the completion of his tenure would leave behind massive development and infrastructural boost that would proof naysayers wrong. He mentioned that politics was over and he was now fully focused on governance as his administration would seek to consolidate on its first term’s modest achievements. Governor Bello made this Read More

Supreme Court judgement: Governor Bello reacts

August 31, 2020 Editor 0

Kogi state Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said the judgement of the Supreme Court upholding his election for a second term in office was an affirmation of the landmark victory entrusted on him by the people at the November 16, 2019 polls. Governor Bello polled a total of 406,222 votes against his closest rival, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate who Read More

Attah of Igala: Prince Ocholi confirms dad’s death

August 29, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Son of His Royal Majesty Attah of Igala, Prince Ocholi Idakwo, has made official the announcement of the transition of his father, Idakwo Michael Ameh Oboni. This is coming barely three days after the solicitors to the demised king and Igala area traditional council faulted the earlier announcement of the death. The Prince made the official announcement on Saturday morning Read More

Uncertainty as Supreme Court hears Kogi guber election petition

August 25, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

There is heightened tension in Kogi state following the hearing of three appeals challenging the last gubernatorial election which confirmed Yahaya Bello as governor for a second term. As expected, anxiety has gripped both the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  In Ijumu, the Chairman Forum of Senior Special Assistants on Read More

Breaking: Another man sentenced to death in Kano

August 12, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

NGF ON B/HARAM, BANDITRY … Says Mailafia’s allegation on gov’s B’Haram membership weighty …DSS grills, releases ex-CBN boss over comments …I didn’t corroborate my claim – Mailafia …Banditry in North-west reducing – El-Rufai, Bello …Gunmen kill one, kidnap 2 in Katsina, police kill one in Delta By Muhammad Tanko Shittu, Jos, Hamidu Sabo, Katsina, Musa Umar Bologi, Abuja and Amaechi Okwara, Asaba  The Read More

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Kogi Judiciary workers back-pedal, suspend strike

April 29, 2019 Editor 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN)  Kogi State Branch has   suspended its industrial action embarked upon in December, 2018. This was contained in a communique signed by Comrades Emmanuel Waniko and Sule Suberu, Chairman and Assistant Secretary respectively, which was  issued at the end of the union’s emergency meeting held on Sunday, 28th April, 2018 in Lokoja, the state Read More

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Kogi guber poll: Will Audu’s ghost haunt Bello? 

April 13, 2019 Editor 0

As Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello’s first tenure winds up, the emergence of new actors including the late Abubakar Audu’s son Mustapha, as well as other gladiators in the state’s political firmament, appears to have placed the state’s fragile peace on the edge. Can the incumbency factor save Bello? KEHINDE OSASONA and OYIBO SALIHU ask. A former governor of Kano Read More

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Kogi Gov’s ADC allegedly invade NUJ office with thugs, Policemen

March 9, 2019 Editor 0

Governor Yahaya Bello’s Aide De Camp (ADC) Usman Shugaba on Saturday stormed the premises of Kogi State Council of Nigeria Union of  Journalists (NUJ) with armed thugs, policemen, in search of ballot boxes. The ADC who arrived NUJ located at Lord Luggard road in 12 hilux vehicles with stern looking thugs and policemen said they have information that ballot papers Read More

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Non-payment of salaries: Jusun drags Kogi gov, CJ to Court

March 5, 2019 Editor 0

The  Judiciary Staff Union (JUSUN), Kogi state branch, on Tuesday dragged the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and the Chief Judge of the state, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, before the National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Lokoja, the state capital, over non remittance of funds due to the state judiciary. The staff of the judiciary have been on strike since Read More

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After death of 19-year old voter, Audu condemns violence in Kogi

March 3, 2019 Editor 0

A Stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Prince Mohammed Abubakar Audu, has condemned the political violence  that marred the February 23 polls in the eastern  part of the state. In a statement he personally signed and issued on Sunday, Prince Audu called on politicians to eschew violence and approach future elections with respect for the sanctity Read More

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In Kogi, PDP’s Tajudeen Yusuf wins, returns to Rep

February 25, 2019 Editor 0

The member representing Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu of Kogi state, Hon. Tajudeen Ayo Yusuf in the House of Representatives has been declared winner of Saturday’s National Assembly election. Tajujeen polled 21, 257 votes to defeat All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate who got 17, 782 votes. This result means that the experienced Lawmaker is guaranteed a return to the green chamber of the National Read More

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Establish peace institute in states, activist urges FG

May 31, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A human rights activist and Executive Director, Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), Mr Abdul Miliki, has called on states to replicate the federal government’s Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution to promote peace and mediate in conflict situations. Miliki, who made the call while interacting with newsmen in Lokoja yesterday, said the institute would also be mandated Read More

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Resolve Kogi salary crisis now

May 30, 2018 Administrator 0

Chairman/CEO Mohammed Idris, FNIPR Chief Operating Officer Salisu Umar General Manager Ajibola Oyetubo (Finance) Deputy General Manager Thomas I. Joseph (Administration) Editor-in-Chief Zainab Suleiman Okino Managing Editor Clement Oluwole Editor Abdulrahman A. Abdulrauf General Editor Chamba Simeh Editor, Southern Operations Jerry Uwah The recent reasons advanced by the Kogi State Government to the effect that huge loan servicing is responsible Read More