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Breaking: Pandemonium in Kogi as Policeman ‘kills’ boy over N20 sachet water (PICTURES)

January 22, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

Protest is currently rockinh Kabba area of Kogi state, Saturday, after a young boy was allegedly killed by an unidentified police officer over N20 sachet water. According to reports, the boy’s death sparked chaos in Kabba town by angry youths in the area. It was also learned that protesters barricaded the police station in Kabba, chanting war songs while law Read More

Breaking: Armed robbers raid banks in Kogi community

December 14, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

Armed robbers armed with sophisticated weapons on Tuesday afternoon raided banks in Odo Ere, headquarters of Yagba West local government area of Kogi state. The robbers, said to be about 13 in number, stormed the community and killed several passerby while the banks were painted with bullets. Blueprint learnt that the criminals operated for about two hours, going from bank Read More

Kogi lawmaker trains women, youth in rice, seed production

October 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

To create jobs for the teeming unemployed youth, the member representing Okene/Ogori-Magongo federal constituency , Hon. Tijani Ahmed Damisa, has trained and empowered 50 youths and women in rice and beniseed production. The two day capacity building programme was held at Ebira Muslims Community College, Okengwen (EMMCO), in Okene local government area of the state. It was organised by the Read More

Group urges Kogi monarchs, religious leaders to fight corruption

October 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Wadata Media and Advocacy Centre (WAMAC) has charged traditional rulers, religious leaders and communities to join hands in the fight against corruption through dialogue and discourse to achieve maximum result.The project manager, WAMAC Zubair Abdurra’uf Idris, gave the charge in Lokoja Monday during a town hall meeting on anti-corruption and promotion of good governance in Nigeria. Idris said the aim Read More

How mob sacked Sokoto police station, killed 13 bandits – Locals

An angry mob in Tangaza town attacked the Tangaza Divisional Police headquarters in Sokoto state, killed 13 suspected bandits and burnt them to ashes. A report from the area indicated that the suspected bandits were said to be among those that attacked the town Friday evening, killing two people. The report also said the bandits had, during the attack, carted Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Pictures: Kogi govt procures Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello, has procured Nigeria’s first hyperbaric oxygen treatment chamber to strengthen the state’s healthcare system and provide quality healthcare Services. The newly acquired equipment is hoping to strengthen the critical institutions and systems required to effectively provide affordable and quality healthcare service to the people. The governor, in a statement, signed by the Read More

VIDEO: Arteta you are source of our problem, Dino Melaye blows hot after Manchester City Premier League defeat

August 29, 2021 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Gunners were handed a 5-0 defeat at the Etihad stadium on Saturday and they are now bottom on the league table Arsenal fans across Africa have once again called for Mikel Arteta’s sacking after the team suffered a 5-0 defeat against Man city in the Premier League on Saturday. The former senator representing Kogi west, Senator Dino Melaye on Read More

2023: Christian youth group endorses Gov Bello’s presidential ambition

August 7, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

The Christian Youth Leadership Network (CYLN) has stressed the need for the younger generation to take the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership. The Convener of the Network, Apostle Faith Eches, stated this at a forum organised by the group in Abuja at the weekend. Apostle Eches said while appreciating all contributions made by some elders towards the advancement of the country Read More

Insecurity: Gov Bello urges Nigerians to support FG

July 20, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged Nigerians to be proactive in supporting government to tackle security challenges bedeviling the nation. Governor Bello gave the charge Tuesday at his country home in Agassa , Okene local government area of Kogi state, shortly after the Eid-prayer to mark Eid- El- Kabir Muslims celebration. He stated that the issues of Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello Read More

Matawalle’s desperation for re-election led him to APC, Rep member blasts governor

June 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A serving House of Representatives member, Hon. Teejay Yusuf, has said that Zamfara state governor, Alhaji Bello Matawalle joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in desperation for reelection in 2023. Governor Matawalle dumped the PDP for APC on Tuesday. But reacting to the development on Wednesday through a statement he personally signed, Hon. Yusuf said Mutawalle’s secret alliance with the Read More

Igala of Kogi not part of Biafra, ICDA tells IPOB

June 23, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Chairman of the incorporated trustees of Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA) working committee, Comrade Enemona Emmanuel Omattah, has called on secessionist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to re-draft their map, saying it is an error to include Igala nation in Biafra’s map. Speaking with newsmen in Lokoja, Wednesday, Omattah said the age-long trade relations and intermarriage between Igbo Read More

Happening now: Kamaru Usman storms sports ministry, confers with Minister Dare

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight king, Kamaru Usman is meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports Development Sunday Dare. Usman had on Thursday met with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inside the Presidential Villa. He also met with Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello on the same day. Usman is the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion, and was also the Ultimate Fighter 21 Read More

Breaking: Nigeria’s beach soccer head coach, Adamu, is dead

May 22, 2021 Editor 0

Head coach of Nigeria’s Beach Soccer national team, Audu Adamu, is dead. Coach Adamu died in Anyigba, Kogit state on Saturday, Blueprint reports. Adamu became the technical adviser of the Supersand Eagles in 2009, and inspired the country to one Africa Beach Soccer Cup of Nations triumph same year in Durban, South Africa. Coach ‘Ejor’ as fondly called by friends Read More

HYPPADEC to assist flood disaster communities

April 9, 2021 Kabiru Dogon Daji 0

Hydro Electric Power Producing Areas Development Commission (HYPPADEC) has set the machinery in motion to assist communities affected by floods last year in all of its catchment areas. Disclosing this to journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Friday on the activities of the organisation in separate interviews, the chairman, Governing Council, Barrister Joseph Terfa Ityav, said the affected communities would soon Read More

Take advantage of tourism potentials in Kogi, Bello urges Nigerians

March 21, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has called on the people of the state and other Nigerians to take advantage of the tourism potentials in the state, particularly the confluence of the Rivers Niger and Benue to generate income and improve on standard of living. He promised to invest more resources in the culture and tourism sector to create jobs for Read More