Kogi VCDP trains farmers

November 26, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD/VCDP) has trained farmers and other stakeholders on standard weight and measures for the benefit of farmers and buyers within the system. Declaring the workshop open in Lokoja on Friday, the state programme coordinator of IFAD/VCDP, Dr. Stella Adejoh, urged participants to apply adequate weight and measure systems to ensure effective service delivery. Read More

Kogi VCDP trains farmers on standard measures of farm products

November 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Kogi state IFAD Value Chain Development Programme (IFAD/VCDP), has trained farmers and other stakeholders on standard weight and measures for the benefit of farmers and buyers within the system. Declaring the workshop open in Lokoja Tuesday, the state Programme Coordinator of IFAD/VCDP, Dr Stella Adejoh, urged participants to apply adequate weight and measure systems to ensure effective service delivery.She Read More

Kogi gov felicitates with Buni @54

November 19, 2021 Veronica Egbodo 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has felicitated with the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni, on the occasion of his 54th birthday anniversary. Governor Bello in a congratulatory message by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed, on Friday, described Buni as “an astute leader, Read More

HYPPADEC to relocate community in Kogi

November 12, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Over 180 households in Edeha community living under the Murtala Muhammad Bridge in Kogi local government of Kogi state would be relocated to higher land by the Hydroelectric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC). Dr Abubakar Sadiq Yelwa, Managing Director of HYPPADEC disclosed this at a one-day stakeholders’ meeting for dissemination of report on the outcome of Needs Assessment Exercise Read More

Bello’s upgrade of traditional stool excites Ede Vede descendants

November 10, 2021 Saidu Onipson 0

President of Ede Vede Descendants, Malam Jimoh Isah Ochi, has expressed gratitude to Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello on his recent upgrade of the traditional council in the state. Ochi thanked the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister S. M. Ozigi Deedat, Commissioner, Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission, Alhaji Abdulaziz Idris King and Adavi local government Read More

2023: APC governors move against direct primaries mode

November 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have rejected the direct primaries mode of selecting candidates for elections. The governors under the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) declared that adopting direct primaries by political parties will overstretch the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Assembly had passed a bill adopting Section 87 on mandatory direct primaries for Read More

Breaking: Man dies as telecom mast collapses in Kogi community (VIDEO)

November 6, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

An unidentified man has died after a telecomm mast on Saturday afternoon collapsed in Ihima community of Okehi local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the collapsed mast belongs to the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) At the time of filling this story, it is unconfirmed if the affected family will be pressing any charges against the telecom company Read More

Insecurity: Indigenous CSOs to stage mass protest against FCT Minister

November 6, 2021 Editorial II 0

Indigenous Civil Society Organisation under the auspices of Abuja Grassroots Advocacy Projects (AGAP) has concluded plans to stage a mass protest in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday over what they described as gross failure of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Comrade Yunusa Ahmadu Yusuf, Coordinator of the group, who made this known Saturday said that they Read More

2023: Prevail on Tinubu to back Osinbajo, group lobbies govs, Obas, others

November 6, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Governors, traditional rulers, business and political elites in the Yorubaland must carefully weigh various options and seriously consider backing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2023, an All Progressives Congress youth group has advocated. According to members of the South West Movement for Osinbajo (SOWEMOVE) who presented a report and copies of correspondence with several Obas and other eminent personalities in Read More

COP26: Nigeria keying into electric, gas-powered vehicle manufacturing – Jelani Aliyu

November 5, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Director-General, National Automotive Design and Development Council, Jelani Aliyu, has asserted that Nigeria’s automotive industry is advancing towards actualizing the manufacturing of electric and gas-powered vehicles, in keeping with the net-zero target by 2060. Mr Aliyu made the disclosure while addressing delegates at the ongoing COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland where close to 200 countries gathered Read More

2023: Buhari’s kinsmen urge Yahaya Bello to contest for president

November 4, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A delegation from Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown in Katsina state, has lauded the Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello for his unalloyed support of the president. The group of tradition and political stakeholders from Daura paid a courtesy visit to the governor in Lokoja on Thursday. Speaking through their spokesperson, Engineer Mato Daura, the delegation said Governor Bello’s love for Read More

Kogi lawmaker trains, empowers 100 poultry farmers

November 2, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A lawmaker representing Okene/ Ogori-Magongo Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Ahmed Tijani Damisa, has trained and empowered 100 poultry farmers to boost their sources of livelihood. The 3-day empowerment programme/skill acquisition training which commenced Monday at Ebira Muslim Community College, Okengwe, in Okene local government area of Kogi state was organised by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Read More

2023 presidency: North-central group urges Bello to run

October 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, North Central Renaissance Movement (NCRM), has urged the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, to run for president in 2023 general elections in the interest of the zone. The group, which made the call Thursday during its visit to the governor, noted that after advocacy visits across the region in the past few months, the governor’s name had become Read More

Obaji elders appeal for appointment of new Ohi of Eika

October 28, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Elders of Obaji Descendants Eika District in Okehi local government area of Kogi state Thursday appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to appoint a new Ohi. The elders also expressed appreciation to the governor for the upgrade of three traditional stools in the district.The spokesman of the elders, Chief Ahmed Haruna Osike, lauded the governor and the Commissioner for Local Government Read More

6 Killed, many houses razed in Kogi communal clash

October 27, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Six persons were in the early hours of Monday allegedly killed and scores injured by unknown gunmen that attacked Bagana community in Omala local government area of Kogi state. The attack occurred a month after the attack that led to the death of about nine persons and property worth millions of naira. Hundreds of inhabitants were forced to seek refuge Read More

10,000 vulnerable Kogi citizens to access free quality healthcare

October 24, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, has said that 10,000 vulnerable residents of Kogi state would benefit from free quality healthcare services under the ‘BelloCare’ equity fund of Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGSHIA). Dr. Audu who stated this at the flag-off ceremony of the health insurance benefits for the people of Ajaokuta local government area Read More

Bello urges upward federal revenue allocation formula review

October 22, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has advocated for a review of the current revenue sharing formula in order to attain the desired development for the country. Governor Bello made the call Friday while declaring open a one-day North-central zonal public hearing on the review of the current revenue allocation formula organised by Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission Read More

Breaking: FC Robo, Edo Queens hit 2021 Flying Officer’s Cup final

October 22, 2021 Editor 0

FC Robo of Lagos state and Edo Queens on Friday booked final place in the ongoing Flying Officer’s Cup 2021 edition after they emerged victorious in the semi-final. While FC Robo defeated Osun Babes 2-0, Edo Queens overcame Confluence Queens of Kogi state 1-0. Both teams will clash in the final on Sunday October 24, 2021 inside the prestigious Old Read More

Worrisome forecast from DHF

October 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigerian health watchers must be disturbed by the revelation that the global cancer statistics may hit 30m by the year 2030. The revelation was made last Tuesday by the Executive Director of Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF), Dr. Ekundayo Samuel, during the sensitization of over 200 transport workers in Isanlu in Yagba West Local Government Area of Kogi state. The event, tagged Read More

Media: We ‘re ready to host NMMA Nigeria in Lokoja – Kogi govt

October 21, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state government has said adequate security has been put in place to host the 29th edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) slated for 28th – 31st October, 2021.Security adviser to the governor, Jerry Omadara, who stated this Thursday at a press conference in Lokoja said, “in order to ensure a secured environment, the security sub-committee has been Read More

30m may suffer cancer infections by 2030 – DHF

October 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A non-governmental organisation, the Dove-Haven Foundation (DHF) has said the global cancer statistics (GLOBOCAN) revealed that by the year 2030, over 30 million people will be living with cancer across the world. The organization called on the federal government and other relevant stakeholders to do the needful in order to safeguard the lives of Nigerian citizens. Speaking Tuesday during sensitization Read More

Minister hails FCT, Kogi APC congresses

October 18, 2021 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has commended the peaceful conduct of the state party congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in the FCT and Kogi state Saturday.Specifically, the minister congratulated Hon Abdulmalik Usman, and Hon. Abdullahi Bello, for their re-election as state chairmen of FCT and Kogi state chapter of the party. Read More

NAIC boss donates motorcycles to Kogi community

October 18, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

In a move to ensure effective community policing, the Managing Director of the Nigeria Agricultural Insurance Corporation (NAIC), Mrs. Folashade Joseph, has donated three motorcycles to Iyara community. Mrs. Joseph made the donation on the sideline of the 2021 Iyara Day Celebration organised by Iyara Development Movement at Iyara in Ijumu local government area of Kogi state. The managing director Read More

Class of 91 donates N20m exam hall to Titcombe College

October 18, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Class of 91 students of Titcombe College, Egbe, Kogi state has donated a 300-seater examination hall to their alma mater to support the school during its 30th anniversary reunion. Titcombe College (ECWA) is a co-educational school which use to be a mixed boarding and day school. The school, which was established in 1952 by Rev. Tommy Titcombe in Yagba Read More