Purported Covid-19 cases in Kogi: The whole truth, by Health Commissioner

May 30, 2020 Editor 0

Again, the Kogi state government has revealed that at no time did anyone test positive for novel Coronavirus. This time, the state commissioner for health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, took time out to give details of how Kogi has remained without any Covid-19 case since the pandemic birth in Nigeria. Read the commissioner’s full text below; THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES Read More

Kogi gov appeal: Group petitions NJC, others over panel composition

May 29, 2020 Ameh Ejekwonyilo 0

A group, Nigeria Integrity Movement, has petitioned the National Judicial Council (NJC), and the Acting President, Court of Appeal, Justice Monica B. Dongban-Mensem, over alleged plan by some judges to subvert the composition of Kogi State Election Petition Appeal Panel.  The National Coordinator of the Movement, Mr. Kayode Esan, who leveled the allegation Friday in Abuja, called for transparency in the Read More

Revealed! How Nigeria hauled daily highest Covid-19 cases, nearly 9000 infected, 254 dead… finally, Kogi joins fray

May 28, 2020 Editor 0

Nigeria on Wednesday recorded the highest daily coronavirus cases with confirmation of nearly 400 new infections. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), exactly 389 new cases have been recorded. At the moment, the total figures have risen to 8733. Out of which 254 have been confirmed dead, while 2501 perseon have recovered. Also, the centre reported that Read More

Breaking: Natsha Akpoti loses again in Kogi

May 18, 2020 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Kogi state Election Tribunal Monday, dismissed a petition filed by Mrs Natasha Akpoti, the candidate of the Social Democratic Party ,(SDP) in the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.  The three-man panel led by Kashim Kaigama gave the verdict five months after it was filed. Details loading…

Igala nation throws weight behind Buhari over Gambari

May 18, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Igala Nation Sunday congratulated President Muhamnadu Buhari for putting a round peg in a round hole with the appointment of Professor Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of Staff ( CoS) . In a jointly signed statement by the National Leader of  Ujache Igala Association of Nigeria,  Akwu Umar -Pharooq and National Secretary, Samuel Ugbede, Gambari’s appointment has rekindled Read More

Covid-19: NCDC officials flee Kogi after receiving quarantine order

May 8, 2020 Rosemary Moribirin 0

Following the directives of Governor, Yahaya Bello, officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC) have reportedly fled Kogi state shortly after they were asked to go into isolation at the state’s quarantine centre for mandatory 14 days. Bello had ordered the leader of the officials NCDC, Dr Andrew Noah, to go into isolation or leave the state immediately. The Read More

FCE Okene to partner Kogi in fight against COVID-19

April 22, 2020 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Federal College of Education Okene, Kogi State has promised to collaborate with the state government in the fight against the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the state. The Registrar of the college Mr Peter Ovansa Otohomorihi disclosed this in Lokoja on Tuesday when the management of the institution paid a courtesy visit to the state ministry of health. The Read More

Kogi govt bans sale of beef over strange cows’ death

April 10, 2020 Editor 0

Day after many cows strangely died, Kogi state government has announced a 48-hour ban on sale of beef in Lokoja and its surroundings. The Commissioner for Information and Communication Mr. Kingsley Fanwo who revealed this in a statement said already investigation has been launched over what led to the death of about twenty cattles that died while grazing on the Read More

Reflections on 2019 Kogi guber elections

April 7, 2020 Jamila Musawa 0

The 2019 guber elections in Kogi state may have come and gone but the echoes from that election continue to reverberate around the world. This is due to the occurence of many incidents that have made the state one of the worst state in the world, democratically. Many concerned citizens have condemned the unfortunate incidents and inadequacies that characterised the Read More

Kogi state university on the steady rise

April 3, 2020 Usman Ogbo 0

Kogi State University, Anyigba, now Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAUU), has recorded another 100 percent from the accreditation exercise conducted by the National Universities Commission (NUC) last year. Physics, Geology Chemistry, Theatre Arts, Mass Communication, Biology Education, Chemistry Education and Mathematics Education presented for the accreditation by the Professor M. S. Abdulkadir-led management team last year, all got full accreditation Read More

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COVID-19: No reason to declare total lockdown yet – Kogi govt

March 30, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kogi state government has said the COVID-19 experience does not warrant total lockdown in the state. This was contained in a press statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, Sunday in Lokoja, the state capital. He noted that the state government will not however hesitate to evoke total lockdown if the situation warrants. “Our Read More

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CONVID-19: 7 on compulsory self-isolation in Kogi

March 25, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu on Tuesday disclosed that seven persons have been placed on compulsory self-isolation against the dreaded coronavirus pandemic. Audu, who stated this in Lokoja while giving an  update on the spread of the disease in the state, said those on self-isolation would be monitored for a minimum of 14 days to Read More

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COVID-19: Kogi orders workers to work from home

March 23, 2020 Editorial III 0

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Kogi state government has asked civil servants to stay at home from Monday, 23rd March, 2020 as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the deadly virus. According to a press statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, on Sunday only those who render essential service are Read More

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Ajaokuta steel management condoles with Bello over mother’s death

March 19, 2020 Editorial III 0

The management of Ajaokuta steel company, Kogi state, has commiserated with Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hawawu Bello. This was contained in a condolence letter signed by the Sole Administrator of the steel company, Sumaila Abdul Akaba, and made available to newsmen in Lokoja Wednesday. The statement said that  Hajia Hawawu gave meaning to community Read More

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APC in Kogi is stronger, united – Attah

March 3, 2020 Editorial III 0

Hon Ahmed Attah is the zonal Chairman of the APC in Kogi east. In this interview with Chamba Simeh, he bares his mind on burning issues and the Yahaya Bello administration, the APC at both the national and state levels. What is your position on regional security outfits being canvassed in several quarters? I believe it is unfortunate and unconstitutional Read More

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Why court decision on Kogi guber primary won’t stand- PDP

March 2, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the decision of the Lokoja High Court that it had no candidate on 3rd September 2019 governorship election will not stand. Abdulrahman Zakariyau writes. The court verdict Engr. Musa Wada had emerged the candidate of the PDP for the governorship election held on 16 November, 2019. Not satisfied with the outcome, an aspirant in Read More

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Return to site, Kogi tells contractors

February 27, 2020 Editorial III 0

Contractors handling Kogi state Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) projects have been directed to return to sites in order to complete ongoing projects as specified by the contract agreement. The special adviser to the governor on SDG, Hon Nasir Isah Ohiani, who gave the charge  at a meeting with indigenous contractors and stakeholders in Lokoja  Tuesday, stated  that the call has Read More

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Second term: Gov Yahaya Bello hits the ground in earnest

February 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

From the moment his re-election was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, was ready to take on governance head-on as he always does in all of his endeavours. He had identified the pitfalls in leadership of the Confluence state through painstaking research, analysed available data and proffered short, medium and long Read More

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Aso Rock top official murdered, police gun down 6 bandits in Niger

February 19, 2020 Editor 0

A top civil servant in the State House Abuja has been reportedly murdered Monday night. The development came as police in Niger state engaged bandits in a gun duel, killing six of the hoodlums in the process. Similarly, some gunmen also killed two soldiers attached to Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau state Tuesday, even as three persons were killed in Read More

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Kogi: Bassa, Agatu militias tormenting Biroko community, group raises alarm

February 16, 2020 Editor 0

The Mozum Concerned youth Advocacy (MCYA) has called on the authorities to save the Egbura people and Biroko community from total annihilation by Bassa Komu and their hirelings, the Agatu Militias of Benue state. Biroko community is located in Kogi state. In a statement jointly signed by Hamzat Muhammed and Yusuf Abubakar Danladi, the Vice President and the Secretary General Read More

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My second term‘ll witness massive project execution – Bello

February 7, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello,  Thursday assured that  his  second term   will witness massive human and physical project that will change the face of every sector of the state. The governor stated this in Lokoja, while inspecting ongoing road projects embarked upon by his administration. According to the governor, ongoing projects that commence during his first term will be Read More

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Chieftaincy tussle: Kogi gov urges calm

February 1, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has called on the people of Akwu community in Ankpa local government area to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance. The governor made the call following a violent protest that greeted the community over chieftaincy tussle on Wednesday. The governor, in a statement issued on Friday by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Read More

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3 killed in Kogi over chieftaincy tussle

January 31, 2020 Editorial III 0

No fewer than three people on Wednesday lost their lives as a result of chieftaincy tussle in Ankpa local government area of Kogi state. Blueprint gathered that the long term disagreement between two clans in Akwu community over who produces the village head, degenerated  into skirmishes that  led to the death of the victims on  Wednesday night. Source who pleaded Read More

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Double registration: Court strikes out Akpoti’s suit against Gov Bello

January 21, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Federal High Court, Abuja,  Monday, dismissed a suit filed by Natasha Akpoti, Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the November  16 governorship election in Kogi, against the Governor, Yahaya Bello, for lacking in locus standi. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who delivered the judgement, held that the alleged offence was criminal and not a civil case which could be instituted by Read More