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 CJ tasks anti-graft agencies on investigation before prosecution

September 15, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Acting Chief Judge of Kogi state, Hon. Justice Josiah Joe Majebi, has charged anti-graft agencies in the country to intensify effort in investigation before prosecuting their cases in Kogi state courts. He said paying clinical attention to cases would pave way to achieve the desired result through accelerated hearing.He gave the charge when he received the zonal commandant of Read More

4 killed, 2 injured as bandits ambush Bagana traders in Kogi

September 10, 2022 Oyibo Salihu Lokoja 0

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed four people while two others sustained various degrees of injury at Ofeapo, along Idrisu-Bagana Road in Omala local government area of Kogi state. The victims who were returning from the crisis-ridden Bagana market around 8:30 pm on Thursday were ambushed and killed by suspected bandits. The victims, who were mainly traders, were travelling Read More

Taking campaign against vote-buying to the grassroot

September 7, 2022 Blueprint 0

In Kogi state, a group that is averse to the incidence of vote-buying is embarking on a door-to-door campaign against it. SALIHU OYIBO reports. No doubt, voting buying has become a major issue during primaries and general elections in Nigeria. Apparently, one of the major consequences of vote- buying and selling during election is that it create avenue for the Read More

Report unusual activities, Kogi security fund tasks residents

September 2, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The executive chairman, Kogi State Security Trust Fund, Abdulmalik Samari Teina, has charged individuals, groups, communities and organisations to report unusual activities to relevant authorities in order to curb insecurity in the state. Teina, who gave the charge Friday in Lokoja during the 10th year anniversary of the agency, said the “present fight against crime cannot be achieved without the Read More

Father kidnaps, kills own daughter in Kogi

August 14, 2022 Editor 0

Kogi Police command has arrested a father suspected of kidnapping and killing his 15-year-old daughter in Kogi. Police Spokesman in the state, SP William Ovye-Aya, who confirmed the incident on Friday in Lokoja, said a friend to the girl’s father was also arrested. He added one other suspect has been declared wanted. According to the police Spokesman the suspects work with Read More

Yahaya Bello queries LG chair, suspends traditional ruler over insecurity

July 31, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Following the recent security breach Ajaokuta area of Kogi state, the state governor Yahaya Bello, has directed the suspension of the Ohi of Eganyi and Chairman, Ajaokuta Traditional Area Council, Alhaji Musa Isah Achuja with immediate effect. The governor also directed that the Chairman of Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Hon Mustapha Aka’aba be queried over the breach and should reply Read More

Police derobe, dismiss Kogi inspector over extortion

July 30, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Nigeria Police Force, Friday, dismissed a former Police Inspector, Richard Gele, after being caught in a viral video dignifying and justifying extortion of members of the public. The former Inspector, with AP/No. 188547, until his dismissal, was attached to Police Mobile Force 77 Squadron, Okene, Kogi, and deployed to the Itobe–Anyigba road for the safety of road users and commuters. Read More

Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu APC primaries: Olobatoke asks court to disqualify Kogi speaker

July 18, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

An aspirant in the May 27 Kabba-Bunu/Ijumu federal constituency house of representatives primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Segun Olobatoke has asked the federal high court to disqualify the Speaker, Kogi state house of assembly, Matthew Kolawole from contesting 2023 general election. Olobatoke has also approached the court to order APC to accept and submit his name Read More

Gov. Yahaya Bello: A valorous ambassador of the New-age

July 4, 2022 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

On November 6, 2019, in a piece titled: “Kogi 2019: Oshiomhole’s all in with Yahaya Bello,” I underscored how then APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, stood tall by Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi state. By some divinity, Yahaya Bello became the governor of Kogi state back in 2015, and was poised to contest for a second term in 2019. The Read More

Breaking: 3 burnt, others injured as diesel-laden truck fails brake, explodes in Kogi

June 28, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Three persons on Monday night burnt beyond recognition in an accident that occured at Felele community, a suburb in Lokoja, Kogi state capital. Two other persons also sustained injuries in the accident involving a truck loaded with diesel. An eye witnessed revealed that the accident occured at about 10 pm on Monday night. According to the eye witness, a truck carrying diesel, two trailers carrying Read More

Gunmen attack Eika Police station in Kogi, kill duty officer

June 24, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Gunmen early Friday attacked the Police Area Command’s office at Eika-Ohizenyi in Okehi local government area of Kogi state and killed a police officer on duty who was popularly known as Yellow. The state’s Commissioner of Police, CP Edward Egbuka, who visited the scene of the attack a few hours later for an on-the-spot assessment, ordered the deployment of additional Read More

Kogi: NDLEA seizes 1,699kg drugs in 6 months

June 22, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Kogi state command has revealed that 149 suspects have been arrested with a total of 2, 699kg of assorted hard drugs in the last six months in the State. The state commander of the agency , Mr Abdulkadir Abdullahi Fakai, disclosed this during a press conference on Tuesday in Lokoja to mark the Read More

Yahaya Bello is a shining light, Ajaka celebrates Kogi gov at 47

June 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Yakubu Murtala Ajaka, has celebrated the governor of Kogi state Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello on his 47th years anniversary. Ajaka, in a statement released Saturday in Abuja, joined family and friends of governor Bello, both in Nigeria and abroad, especially the Kogi state indigenes to rejoice with a Read More

Kogi private medical practitioners seek govt’s support

June 3, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Association of Nigerian Private Medical Practitioners (ANPMP), Kogi state chapter, has appealed to government at all levels for support to enable it deliver quality and affordable healthcare services to people in rural communities. The chairman of the Association, Dr. Alumbugu Esau, made the appeal Thursday in Okene while interacting with newsmen on the need for the association to prioritise 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

Kogi 2023: Why Yusuf is the best choice for House of Representatives

May 25, 2022 Musa Wada 0

As we approach the 2023 general elections, the people of Idah/Ofu/Ibaji/Igalamela federal constituency in Kogi state have heaved a sigh of relief with the entrance of a business man and a philanthropist of note, Hon. Egbunu Amanabo Yusuf, into the race to represent them in the House of Representatives. Amanabo Yusuf’s commitment to his people is legendary as he has Read More

Breaking: Reps member, TJ Yusuf, floors Dino Melaye, picks PDP senatorial ticket

May 24, 2022 Ikenna Okonkwo 0

Three-term House of Representatives member, Hon. Tajudeen Yusuf, on Tuesday beat former Senator Dino Melaye to secure the ticket of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to contest for Kogi west senatorial zone. Yusuf representing Kabba/Bunu Ijumu federal constituency, polled 163 delegates votes to defeat Melaye with 99 in a rerun after Monday night contest tied at 88 apiece. Details loading…

COVID-19 stimulus: Over 560 Kogi farmers get free fertiliser, other inputs

May 23, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Over 560 rural farmers in Kogi state have benefitted from the distribution of free farm inputs supported by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) under the Value Chain Development Programme (IVCDP). The national programme coordinator FGN/IFAD-VCDP, Dr Fatima Aliyu during the inauguration of the distribution of the input, said the gesture was to boost food security to cushion the Read More