Nigerian footballer slumps, confirmed dead

January 28, 2023 Editor 0

A Nigerian footballer, Segun Idowu, has been confirmed dead after he earlier slumped while featuring for his club Barnet FC in the ongoing FA Cup inside Confluence stadium Lokoja, Kogi state. The shocking incident was confirmed in a statement from the Chairman, Kogi State Football Association, Alhaji Suleiman Umar, on Saturday. Part of the statement reads, “Who are we to Read More

Kogi government queries foremost monarch

January 7, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

After failing to show up during President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Okene, Kogi state, the paramount traditional ruler and Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Ado Ibrahim, has been issued a query by the state government. Blueprint had reported that the president, visited the state on December 29, 2022 to inaugurate some projects including the palace of the Ohinoyi built by the state government. In Read More

DSS nabs mastermind of Okene explosion

January 4, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Department of State Services (DSS) has arrested the mastermind of the Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attack which occurred on December 29, 2022, near the palace of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in Okene, Kogi state. The explosion occurred same day President Muhammadu Buhari paid official visit to the state when he also commissioned new Ohinoyi’s palace. A statement issued Read More

Breaking: Explosion rocks Kogi as Buhari visits

December 29, 2022 Editor 0

Report from Kogi state indicates that an explosion has occurred and killed three persons in Okene, on a day President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to visit. During the visit, President Buhari is meant to commission projects executed by Governor Yahaya Bello in parts of the state. The incident occured on Thursday morning according to Channels Television, at the Oyinoyi’s Palace Read More

After Christmas, goverment announces another public holiday

December 26, 2022 NAN 0

The Kogi Government has declared Thursday, December 29, 2022 public holiday to enable residents receive President Muhammadu Buhari, who will be in the state to commission legacy projects. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Communications, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday December 25 in Lokoja. Fanwo urged Kogi people to come out en-masse to receive the Read More

COVID-19: 646,623 vaccinated in Kogi – CPI

December 21, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

The Challenge Parenthood Initiative (CPI) Tuesday said out of 2,788,335 population of Kogi state, 646,623 have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 pandemic as at November 2022. The executive director CPI, Eunice Abimbola Agbogu, said this Tuesday in Lokoja at a press conference on enhancing demand creation and uptake of COVID-19 vaccine project in Kogi state. It is being executed executed Read More

EFCC and Kogi state: Cherry picking and poke nosing

December 19, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, having been created as a special purpose vehicle to fight corruption, especially financial/economic crimes, due to pressure from the international community, with Nigeria blacklisted back then, as un-cooperative in the fight against money laundering; has come under intense scrutiny over the years, as a special purpose vehicle for the persecution of a select Read More

Kogi community, Ife Olukotun, set to stage cultural day

December 10, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Ife Olukotun a community in Yagba east local government area of Kogi state is set to hold its annual cultural day on December 26, 2022. The national president of the Ife Olukotun Descendants Union (IODU), Dr. Kehinde Mohammed, said in a statement that this year’s event will provide a tremendous opportunity for the display of cultural heritage as well as Read More

World AIDS Day: 43,373 living with HIV in Kogi – Commissioner

December 2, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Zakari Usman, has revealed that 43,373 people “are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in the state.” Usman disclosed this Friday at a press conference to mark this year’s World AIDS Day celebration. He charged the people to avail themselves of the preventive and curative measures provided by the government to tackle the Read More

Gunmen kidnap 18 passengers in Kogi

December 1, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Passengers in an 18-seater bus have been reportedly kidnapped at Anyigba-Itobe road in Ofu Local Government Area (LGA) of Kogi state. Blueprint learnt that the hoodlums in their numbers shut at the said bus and evacuated the passengers to the bush. The bus was said to be heading to Abuja from the eastern region of the country. Confirming the report, Read More

Kogi: Humanitarian organisation donates relief materials, cash to flood victims

November 30, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

A humanitarian organisation, Olayinka Braimoh Initiative, has donated relief materials and cash worth millions of naira to flood victims in Kogi state. Founder of the organisation, Mr Olayinka Braimoh, who personally led the delegation to Kogi state Monday expressed shock over the devastating impact of the flood on the victims and their properties.The philanthropist and his team, on arrival paid Read More

1, 000 Kogi rice farmers get boost for dry season farming

November 25, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

Over 1000 rice farmers in Kogi state have benefited from the dry season rice cultivation programme initiated by the National Rice Producers, Processor, Millers and Marketers Association of Nigeria (NARPPMMAN) to boost rice production in the state. Speaking during the flag-off of the dry season rice cultivation programme for 2022 at the Kogi state Ministry of Agriculture in Lokoja Friday, Read More

Kogi to sue EFCC for contempt over ‘illegal harassment of state officials’

November 18, 2022 Moribirin Rosemary 0

The Kogi state government, on Thursday, accused the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) of illegal harassment of state officials over a bail-out fund. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said, further to a Suit No. HCL/128/2021, filed by the Kogi state government against the EFCC and other Defendants with respect to the said Read More

Kogi and Yahaya Bello’s giant strides in education

November 14, 2022 Blueprint 0

The education sector in Kogi under Gov Yahaya Bello is working despite criticisms due to misinformation. OYIBO SALIHU reports. His Excellency Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello took the mantle of leadership of Kogi state on January 27, 2016.The governor being a product of a quality educational institution, the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, knew that education is the bed rock of Read More

2023: NRM senatorial candidate to uplift 550 Kogi, Nasarawa youth

November 9, 2022 Patrick Andrew, Abuja. 0

The National Rescue Movement (NRM) senatorial candidate for Kogi West, Mallam Bala Abdulghafar Dirisu, Tuesday, unveiled plans to empower over 550 youths in his constituency and those of neighouring Nasarawa state. The candidate, who disclosed that the empowerment programme in digital skills, is meant to equip the youth with requisite Microsoft training that will enable them to fend for themselves. Read More

N1.4bn fraud: EFCC nabs Kogi Assembly candidate, Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, with N326m, $610,500

November 1, 2022 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested the Kogi State House of Assembly Candidate, Ismaila Yusuf Atumeyi, with N326 million and $140,500 cash. EFCC Head Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, in a press statement Tuesday in Abuja, said Atumeyi is seeking to represent Ankpa 11 Constituency in the Assembly on the platform of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP). Atumeyi Read More

Kogi government demands arrest of Natasha over ‘link with terrorist’

October 31, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kogi state government has called for the immediate arrest of the Kogi East senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti. The government called for Akpoti’s arrest over alleged links with one Safiu. The Kogi State government had claimed that Safiu was one of the terrorists behind the attack on Owo Catholic Church. The state government in a statement released Read More

How IFAD-VCDP is changing agricultural narratives in Kogi

October 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

It has been a new dawn for farmers in Kogi state as some counterpart agencies in collaboration with FG are changing lives positively. OYIBO SALIHU reports. The federal government in collaboration with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) embarked on Value Chain Development Programme (VCDP) in several states of the country, including Kogi state.Apparently, with an estimated 70 to 75 Read More

FG should assist Kogi flood victims

October 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

In Kogi state, it’s apparent that the devastating effects of flooding have left hundreds of people homeless, many dead while billions of naira properties were eroded. Unfortunately, most of the victims are less privileged living from hand to mouth. This implies that the situation has added to their sufferings and as such many lost their lives due to hunger and Read More

POWA distributes relief materials to 2, 000 flood victims in Kogi

October 21, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Okoja 0

The Police Officers Wife Association (POWA), in collaboration with Tolerance Group, has distributed relief materials worth over N25 million to over 2, 000 flood victims in Kogi state. The wife of the Inspector General of Police and President of POWA, Hajia Hajara Alkali, who spearheaded the distribution of the items at Saint Luke Primary School on Friday, said the gesture Read More

Kogi communities jubilate as Dangote Obajana plant reopens

October 17, 2022 David Agba Abuja 0

There were huge scenes of jubilation among affected host communities following the Federal Government’s order for the immediate reopening of the Dangote Cement Plc plant at Obajana in Kogi State. Members of the host communities from Iwaa, Oyo, Obajana, and Apata who spoke to newsmen said they could now heave a sigh of relief as the consequences of shutting down Read More

Obajana controversy: Kogi to drag Dangote to court

October 14, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Kogi state government to drag Dangote group to court following the advice and reopening order by the National Security Council in Abuja, Friday. A statement signed by the Hon. Commissioner for Information, Kingsley Fanwo, said that, at the meeting, which ran into the early hours of Friday, all stakeholders resolved to head to court in the interest of the people Read More