Breaking: FG unveils 12 new Perm Secs…see their full names, state of origin

June 16, 2020 Editor 0

President Mohammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of 12 new Permanent Secretaries in the Federal Civil Service. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), Dr Folasade Yem-Esanmade, this known in a statement signed by Director Communication, Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, in her office in Abuja. The new Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Akinlade Oluwatoyin from Kogi, Malam Alkali Nura Read More

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INEC Card Reader confession confirms our stands on kogi, Bayelsa – PDP

November 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the statement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that its card readers were being circumvented, confirmed its position that the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections, as well as the Kogi West Senatorial election, were allegedly manipulated. PDP in a statement issued by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, Thursday added that “the confession Read More

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And the winners … Lyon, Bello

November 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Congratulatory messages, mostly from party leaders, stalwarts and supporters, have started pouring in for re-elected Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and APC gubernatorial candidate in Bayelsa state now governor-elect, David Lyon. President Mohammadu Buhari literally fired the first message hours after Bayelsa’s Chief Returning Officer, Professor Faraday Orumwense, declared Lyon “duly elected”.  The president says he looks forward to Read More

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NYSC DG commends corps members over Bayelsa, Kogi elections

November 18, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Brigadier General, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has commended Corps members that served as INEC adhoc staff in the last Saturday’s Bayelsa and Kogi governorship elections. The DG stated this on Monday in Abuja during his visit to the FCT orientation camp in Kubwa, saying over 20,000 foreign trained Nigerians uploaded online for mobilisation but Read More

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Non-payment of salaries: Jusun drags Kogi gov, CJ to Court

March 5, 2019 Editor 0

The  Judiciary Staff Union (JUSUN), Kogi state branch, on Tuesday dragged the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, and the Chief Judge of the state, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, before the National Industrial Court (NIC) sitting in Lokoja, the state capital, over non remittance of funds due to the state judiciary. The staff of the judiciary have been on strike since Read More

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After death of 19-year old voter, Audu condemns violence in Kogi

March 3, 2019 Editor 0

A Stalwart of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Prince Mohammed Abubakar Audu, has condemned the political violence  that marred the February 23 polls in the eastern  part of the state. In a statement he personally signed and issued on Sunday, Prince Audu called on politicians to eschew violence and approach future elections with respect for the sanctity Read More

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Eschew violence at LG congress, Gov Bello charges members

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Kogi state Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to eschew violence and embrace peace during the local government congress of the party. Bello gave the charge yesterday in Lokoja during the party’s stakeholders meeting ahead of the local government congress slated for today. According to him, government is operating Read More

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Court orders Melaye to be moved to Abuja for treatment

May 5, 2018 Blueprint 0

A High Court sitting in Lokoja, Kogi state, has ordered that Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi-west senatorial district in the National Assembly be moved to the National Hospital, Abuja for further treatment. Justice Nasir Ajanah gave the order on Friday, after the Senator’s counsel, Mike Ezekhome (SAN), sought for his bail following an order of a Magistrates’ Court for the Read More

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Anti party activities: ADP expels Kogi chair, 2 others

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

  The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) said it has approved the expulsion of its Kogi state chairman, Dr. Abdul Denja, and two others for allegedly playing anti party activities. In a statement issued Friday in Abuja by its director of media, Kayode Jacobs, the party said the decision was taken at the zonal meeting of North-central Read More

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ADP expels Kogi Chair, 2 others for anti-party activities

March 30, 2018 Blueprint 0

The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) said it has approved the expulsion of its Kogi state chairman Dr. Abdul Denja, and two others for allegedly playing anti party activities. In a statement signed Friday in Abuja by the party’s director of media, Kayode Jacobs, said the decision was taken at the zonal meeting of North-central leaders held Read More

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Cashew to farmers’ rescue in Kogi

March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

  If there is any aspect of agriculture that has touched the lives of farmers in Kogi state positively more than any other under the current dispensation, it is cashew plantation farming. ELEOJO IDACHABA, who was in the state recently, writes that despite the economic meltdown and unpaid salaries in the state, many are smiling to the banks. For David Read More

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March 17, 2018 Blueprint 0

Melaye’s recall: Appeal Court orders process to continue By Kehinde Osasona Abuja The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja yesterday ruled that the process initiated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recall Senator Dino Melaye from the Senate has to be restarted after it was initially halted when Melaye filed an appeal against a Federal High Court ordering Read More

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7 docked for disrupting women empowerment programme in Kogi

March 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

  A senior Magistrate Court sitting in Lokoja, on Friday granted bail to seven accused persons arraigned for allegedly disrupting women empowerment programme organised by Senator Ahmed Salau Ogembe in Okene local government area of Kogi state. In her ruling, Senior Magistrate, Ojoma Rachael Haruna, granted the accused persons bail with the sum of N20, 000 each and a surety Read More

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Group warns politicians over political crisis in Kogi

March 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

Following last weekend’s reign of terror unleashed on some parts of Kogi state, especially Ebira land by youths suspected to be political thugs, the Ebira Youth Elites Organisation of Nigeria (EYEN) has warned the political class not to turn the state which is known as Confluence of Peace to that of blood.  The group noted with dismay, “the growing resort Read More

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Plot to remove Yahaya Bello thickens as Kogi Senators, others form Save Kogi Project

February 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

…Buhari’s name won’t save him – Melaye Some serving Senators, Federal House of Representatives members, political leaders and activists from Kogi state led by Senator Dino Melaye, have formed a coalition known as Save Kogi Project (SKP) to ensure the removal of the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello. The group, which its membership cut across all the political parties, civil society Read More

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ADP accuses Kogi APC of intimidation, billboards destruction

February 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state of being responsible for the vandalization of its promotional bill boards calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to call the state chapter of his party to order. The opposition party, however, warned that the ruling party was becoming intolerant and violent against opposing democratic views Read More

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APC crisis: NWC, North-Central disagree over sack of Kogi excos

February 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) Friday took another dimension as the North Central zonal committee and the National Working Committee (NWC) disagree over the announced sack of Kogi state chapter of the executives. The North-Central zonal leaders had announced on a national Television that the Kogi State excos have been dissolved but in a swift response, Read More

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That bad call for state police

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

Eric Amazu The police have remained at the receiving end of the blames for the herdsmen crisis that is ravaging some parts of the country, especially Benue State. The police inaction was interpreted to entail their partisanship, support for, and collusion with the herdsmen. Since we have established a national culture of calling out the army to intervene in many Read More

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Activist chides Bello over proposed property sales

February 10, 2018 Blueprint 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja A Human Rights Activist and the Director of Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution (CHRCR), Comrade Idris Miliki Abdul, has warned the Kogi state government against its proposed plan to sell 10 assets belonging to the state. Miliki in a statement in Lokoja yesterday, condemned the proposed move and queried the rationale behind the proposed Read More

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Kebbi, Kogi, Benue to be flooded again as Niger empties dam – NEMA

September 13, 2017 Blueprint 0

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has raised a fresh alarm over an impending disaster that may rock the country as soon as the Niger Republic open its already overflowing dam. Director General of NEMA, Mustapha Maihaja disclosed Wednesday that the government of Niger Republic has already alerted his agency on the plan to release water from its dam which he Read More

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Just in: Dino Melaye loses in court as INEC resumes recall process

September 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday dismissed the suit by Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, challenging the validity of the process of recalling him by his constituents. Justice Nnamdi Dimgba, in his judgment, ordered that the Independent National Electoral Commission “shall proceed with the recall process”. The judgment effectively terminated the earlier ex parte order made by another Read More

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Sallah: Kogi Warns Commuters against Reckless Driving

September 1, 2017 Blueprint 0

Kogi state government has warned motorists against reckless driving on the road, decrying the occasional loss of lives and property during accidents on the axis. The government is worried over the wave of road traffic accidents on the ever-busy Abuja-Lokoja-Okene highway especially during festivity period Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the State Governor on Transport and Logistics, Alabi Shuaibu Ojo Read More

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APC endorses Buhari’s speech, says no zoning in Anambra gov poll 

August 21, 2017 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for specifically reading the riot act on those clamouring for the break up of the country, describing his speech Monday as an outstanding one. National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun who gave the commendation while inaugurating a seven-member reconciliation committee for the Party’s Kogi State Chapter at the Read More