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February, 2020

January, 2020

  • 18 January

    Security Outfit In Kogi Not Different From Operation ‘Amotekun’ – Bello’s Aide

    The Kogi State government has said its internal security outfit put in place is not different from the newly launched Operation ‘Amotekun’ in the South-West. Jerry Omodara, Special Adviser to governor Yahaya Bello on security, said vigilante groups in the state will strengthen the state’s borders to avoid infiltration by …

  • 8 January

    PDP Vice Chairman Slumps, Dies In Kogi


    Tragedy occurred on Tuesday as Taiwo Kola Ojo, the Vice Chairman of the Kogi West senatorial district of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), died in strange circumstances. Ojo slumped and died while playing lawn tennis, Bode Ogunmola, the Publicity Secretary of the Kogi State PDP, confirmed in a statement issued …

  • 4 January

    Buhari Condemns Kogi Killings, Arson


    President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the violence in Kogi State on Thursday that led to the murder of 19 persons, saying there was no excuse or justification for the act. The President said this in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, on …

  • 3 January

    19 Killed, Houses Burnt As Gunmen Attack Kogi Community

    At least 19 persons have been killed and a number of buildings burnt after unidentified gunmen stormed Tawari community in the Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi State on Thursday. It was learnt that the palace of the king of the community was one of the buildings which were burnt …

December, 2019

  • 19 December

    Yahaya Bello Dissolves Cabinet

    Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor, on Wednesday, dissolved his cabinet. The governor said the dissolution takes immediate effect. According to The Nation, Bello told his former cabinet members to handover to the most senior officers in their various ministries. He thanked them for serving in his cabinet, saying he appreciated …

  • 11 December

    Kogi, Bayelsa Polls Were Relatively Peaceful, Says IGP Adamu

    IGP, Mohammed Adamu

    Mohammed Adamu, the Inspector General of Police, has said the governorship elections recently conducted in Kogi and Bayelsa states were “relatively peaceful”. Adamu stated this at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) inter-agency consultative committee on election security (ICCES) meeting in Abuja on Wednesday. The IGP, who was represented at …

  • 2 December

    Yayaha Bello Sacks All Political Office Holders In Kogi

    Yahaya Bello, re-elected governor of Kogi State,has directed all political office holders to handover to the most senior civil servant in their ministry, department and agency. In a statement signed by Folashade Arike Ayoade, Secretary to the State Government, Bello noted that the following categories, however,  are exempted from the …

November, 2019

  • 30 November

    Manner Of My Mum’s Murder Uncalled For, Says Daughter Of Kogi PDP Women Leader

    Eikojonwa Tavershima, daughter of the late Salome Abuh, the Kogi Women Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who was burnt to death, has decried the manner of her mother’s murder, describing it as uncalled for. Tavershima stated this during an interview with journalists on Friday after some Nigerian women …

  • 30 November

    FRSC Officer Killed, One Injured By Gunmen In Kogi

    FRSC Closes Magboro, Kara, Ibafo Axis On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

    Unidentified gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have killed an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and injured another officer on the Lokoja-Okene Expressway on Friday. This was disclosed in a statement issued by Bisi Kazeem, FRSC Education Officer, on Saturday. According to the Corps, both officers, whose names …

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