The Kogi Assembly on Friday vowed to end all forms of gender-based violence and child labour in mining industries in the state. Mrs Comfort Egwaba, the Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, made the pledge during the inauguration of the committee at the assembly chambers in Lokoja. Egwaba described as “callous” and…
Kogi Assembly suspends nine members, eight council chairmen over alleged terrorism, misappropriation
Kogi State House of Assembly has suspended nine of its members on allegation bordering on terrorism.
6 Dec 2022
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, brought three men before the Federal High Court, Lagos, in connection with N1,403,343,400 fraud. The defendants include Kogi State House of Assembly candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for Ankpa II Constituency, Ismaila Atumeyi. Others are Ngene Dominic and Abdulmalik Salau. They were arraigned before…
1 Dec 2022
Senate okays FCTA’s N607.9b budget for 2022 Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has presented a 2023 budget of N172,090,787,000 to the House of Assembly for consideration. The estimate tagged ‘Budget of Transformation’, according to Bello, is higher than the 2022 edition by N4,788,825,095 (2.86 per cent). Kogi’s approved budget for last year was N167,301,962,197. Presenting…
20 Oct 2022
Kogi State Commissioner for Finance, Idris Ashiru, has said rebuilding of the razed House of Assembly Complex will have to wait until the state’s finances improve.
10 Oct 2022
The Kogi House of Assembly has been gutted by fire in the early hours of Monday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports in Lokoja on Monday that the incident took the guards by surprise. Security personnel watching over the complex told the speaker of the house who visited the scene “all we saw was…
5 Oct 2022
Kogi State House of Assembly has directed a former governor of the state, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, to appear before its adhoc committee investigating alleged revenue shortchange by some companies operating in the state.