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

Yahaya Bello’s ex-Information Commissioner Fanwo joins Yagba Reps seat contest

April 29, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The immidiate-past Commissioner of Information in Kogi state Hon. Kingsley Fanwo, has picked Expression of Interest and nomination forms to contest the All Progressives Congress (APC) House of Representatives ticket for Yagba west federal constituency. Fanwo who had earlier resigned his appointment from Governor Yahaya Bello’s government, said if given opportunity he will do better as a lawmaker. Speaking with Read More

Kogi East Senate: PDP screening c’ttee disqualifies Okpanachi, Suleiman, 4 others

April 29, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Assembly Screening Committee in Kogi state, has disqualified Ubolo Itodo Okpanachi and Aminu Abubakar Suleiman from the Kogi East senatorial contest over various acts of misconducts. In the same vein, out of the seven aspirants vying for the Kogi Central Senatorial seat, four including a former Senator, Ahmed Salau Ogembe, were also disqualified. Ogembe Read More

Gunmen attack police station, kill 3 in Kogi

April 23, 2022 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Unknown gunmen numbering about six on Saturday attacked Ogaminana Police station in Adavi local government area of Kogi State, killing three policemen on duty. A source in Ogaminana community told Blueprint that the attack took place around 2am on Saturday when they started hearing gun shots at the police station. The source said the gunmen attacked the police station from Read More

2023: 10, 000 Kogi ADP supporters defect to SDP

April 7, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Ahead of 2023 general election , the national legal adviser of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) and former governorship candidate of the party in Kogi state, Abdulrahman Tanko, has led about 10, 000 supporters to decamp to the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Addressing leaders and loyalists of the party at a colourful ceremony at the state secretariat of the party Read More

Foundation awards scholarships to 5 physically challenged students in Kogi

April 1, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

In order to support the education of the vulnerable in society, the Enemona Josh Humanitarian Foundation has offered scholarships to five physically challenged students of the Kogi State College of Education (COE), Ankpa. Announcing the award Friday during the College’s 39th orientation and matriculation of 650 students for 2021/2022 academic session, the executive director of the Foundation, William Illah, said Read More

600 Kogi youth to benefit from HYPPADEC skill acquisition scheme

March 28, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

Over 600 Kogi youth drawn from nine riverine local government areas in Kogi state are to benefit from Skills Acquisition Scheme under the Youth Transformation Programme of Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC). The managing director and chief executive officer of HYPPADEC, Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, who stated this in Lokoja during the flag-off of the skills acquisition scheme for Read More

The planned protest by ex-political appointees in Kogi state

March 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

The planned protest by the past political and appointed office holders in Kogi state is an embarrassment which the state government must urgently do all in its power to avoid. Recently, the state has severally been in the news negatively due to the perceived actions and inactions of the state government. It is with utter dismay that the new direction Read More

‘Nigeria needs a president that’ll allocate 30% budget to education like Bello’

January 28, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The executive chairman, Kogi State Science Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), Mrs. Cecilia Cook, has said “Nigeria needs a leader with capacity like Governor Yahaya Bello that will provide 30 per cent budgetary allocation to the education sector as is being done in the state.” Mrs. Cook stated this Friday in Lokoja while speaking with newsmen on the Read More

Kogi gov mourns Oba Olajide Omisore

January 24, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello has commiserated with a former deputy governor of Osun state, Senator Iyiola Omisore over the death of his father, Oba Olajide Omisore. The governor also commiserated with government and people of Osun state over the death of the paramount ruler. Oba Olajide, who was the Olu of Ayepe Olode in Osun state, passed on Read More

Kogi workers move to embark on strike over minimum wage

January 24, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The organised labour in Kogi state said it has adequately mobilised its members for an indefinite strike over non implementation of the minimum wage as well as the national protest against the planned increase in petroleum products slated for Thursday 27, January, 2022. The Kogi state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka, who stated this while Read More

Zakari Alfa: The man, his plan, his philanthropy

January 23, 2022 Isa Mohammed 0

As is well known, Kogi state came into existence as a geographical and political reality about 31 years ago through the struggle of our founding fathers or by an inevitable act of providence.The fact that Kogi state was created as a multi-ethic, multi-lingual, multi-religious state with strong preference for constitutionalism and good governance cannot be over-emphasised. In my view, however, Read More

2023: Women groups endorse Gov Bello for president

January 21, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, National Coalition for Women Support Group, has called on the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, to run for president in 2023, saying “he has performed very well as governor of the confluence state.” The leader of the group who is the national women leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) support groups, Mariam Yunusa, said Governor Bello “has Read More

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PDP chieftain Ogah urges Ibaji to produce Idah Reps

January 21, 2022 Paul Okah 0

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi state, Hon. Sunday Ogah, has called on the leadership of the party in the state to consider Ibaji local government area in the forthcoming general elections for the House of Representatives. Ogah, who made the call in Lokoja recently in a statement, said the people of Ibaji local government area Read More

Liberian VP lauds Bello for surpassing 35% gender inclusion

January 18, 2022 Ahmid Lawal 0

Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Jewel Taylor has commended the leadership style of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello as worthy of emulation, citing the inclusion of women in governance and other great exploits. The Liberian vice president, who was hosted to a dinner by female appointees of Governor Bello’s cabinet before attending the All Progressives Congress(APC) National Read More

Kogi to reduce out-of-school children, launch national identification and enrolment drive

December 31, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has restated the commitment of his administration to drastically reduce to barest minimum the number of out-of-school children in the state. Governor Bello gave the assurance at the launching of the ”National Identification and Enrolment Drive and Campaign on Out-of-School Children” by the Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE), Thursday in Lokoja, Kogi state. Represented Read More

Bassa Nge: Count me out of name change – HRH Abu Ali

December 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

His Royal Majesty, Dr Abu Ali Mopa III, is the first class paramount ruler of Etsu Bassa-Nge kingdom in Bassa local government area of Kogi state. In this interview with SALIHU OYIBO, the royal father says the purported name reversal of Bassa Nge to Nupe is a nullity. Some of your subjects under the aegis of Bassa-Nge Development Union (BNDU) Read More

GYB perfect as Buhari’s successor – Ododo

December 30, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

President Muhammadu Buhari’s assertion that the next president of Nigeria should be someone who can secure the country is an endorsement of the aspiration of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state to become the next president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.  Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo, a staunch supporter of the GYB2PYB agenda stated this in Lokoja, the Kogi state Read More

Kogi lawmaker empowers over 5000 persons

December 29, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Over 5000 persons have benefitted from a mega empowerment programme organised and funded by Hon. Leke Abejide, the member representing Mopa-Muro, Yagba East and Yagba West federal constituency at the National Assembly. Speaking during the distribution of the numerous items, the lawmaker said the mega empowerment was part of his electioneering campaign two years ago to ensure that his constituents Read More

Yuletide: NGO distributes relief items to 500 Kogi vulnerable women

December 29, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Doyin and Susan Foundation on Wednesday, distributed food items and clothing materials worth millions of naira to over 500 vulnerable women in some rural communities in Isanlu, Yagba East Local Government Area of Kogi State. Speaking at the distribution centre in Oke-Oba Primary School in Isanlu, the founder of the organisation, Mrs Doyin Ibikunle Eshanum, Read More

Insecurity: Egume descendants inaugurate Akogu-Omaga vigilante group

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

In an effort to curtail criminality in the society, the Egume Ome Descendants Union (EODU) in Egume community of Kogi state has inaugurated over 350 security outfit known as Akogu-Omaga Vigilante Guards. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony held at Ome Community Secondary School Egume on Monday, the national president of EODU, Alhaji Mohammed Lawal Ibrahim, said the inauguration of the Read More

Over 70 Kogi youth trained on digital ICT

December 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over 70 youth across Kogi central senatorial district have been trained in digital Information Communication Technology (I.C.T) programme facilitated by Senator Yakubu Oseni representing the district. The programme which was five days knowledge acquisition on ICT marketing was organized by the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy in collaboration withWEAL Moor Services Limited was held in Okene, Kogi state. Read More

Gov. Bello hails new SANs of Kogi origin

December 10, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The governor of Kogi state, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has congratulated eight Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) of Kogi origin over the conferment of the highest honour in the legal practice. The legal practitioners were part of the 72 legal practitioners who took oath before the Chief Justice of Nigeria and other judiciary stakeholders after their conferment at an event Read More