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15 Aug 2018
A common way to describe Nigeria’s democracy is to liken it to a gilded tea-cup made for a specific type of people. Hence, Nigeria’s political elite usually see themselves as special breed, who are larger-than-life and most often above the law. They need no introduction in the public sphere as their ego and brocade dress…
12 Aug 2018
The Kogi State High Court, sitting in Lokoja has granted an order of interlocutory injunction, restraining Chief Solomon Owoniyi from parading himself as the Obaro of Kabba. It barred Owoniyi from doing anything relating to the position of the Obaro, pending determination of the substansive motion. Justice M. M. Gwatana ordered that Kogi State government…
12 Aug 2018
Two persons lost his life at a polling unit in Lokoja, yesterday, after attempting to disrupt the process by snatching the ballot box at the unit during the Lokoja-Kogi bye-election.
11 Aug 2018
Police in Lokoja have confirmed the death of another person during Saturday’s bye-election to fill the vacant Lokoja /Kogi seat in House of Representatives. Spokesman of the command, DSP William Aya, who confirmed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Saturday, said the incident had brought the number of people killed during…
6 Aug 2018
National Assembly members from Kogi State have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari over alleged intimidation by Governor Yahaya Bello. The lawmakers are senators Dino Melaye, Ahmed Ogembe and Atai Aidoko. Others are members of the House of Representatives, Tajudeen Yusuf, Benjamin Ikani Okolo, Karimi Sunday, Emmanuel Egwu and Omale Hassan. They alleged that the governor has…
28 Jul 2018
Following his alleged kidnap by some gunmen on Thursday morning, Senator Dino Melaye claimed he has regained his freedom yesterday morning.
28 Jul 2018
Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Kogi State, James Apam has raised alarm over the large number of unclaimed PVCs (293,241) lying idle at the State Independent Electoral Commission’s (SIEC) office. Apam who disclosed this while speaking during a stakeholders meeting at INEC headquarters in Lokoja ahead of August 11th Lokoja/Koto Karfi Federal Constituency bye-election said…
26 Jul 2018
Stakeholders have expressed concerns over vote buying that characterised the recent Ekiti State governorship election in next month’s Lokoja/Kotonkarfe constituency by-election in Kogi State. They raised the alarm at a meeting organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lokoja, the state capital. Deputy Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Buba Jibrin, had…
24 Jul 2018
A skill acquisition centre built by embattled Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West, PDP) in his hometown, Ayetoro Gbede in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi State, has been vandalised by unknown persons. This is the second time a project attracted to Kogi West by Melaye has come under attack. National president of Ayetoro Gbede Development…
15 Jul 2018
To reduce youth restiveness in Kogi State, ActionAid has handed over N35.5million livelihood projects to nine local communities in the state. The projects include rice milling machine at Okpeji community; garri processing factory and hand pump borehole at Okpapata at the cost of N3, 325,000; cassava processing and maize milling factory at Ofuloko community; block,…
12 Jul 2018
The Federal Government must adopt an industrial resolution mechanism to resolve the labour crises in Kaduna and Kogi states to escape the looming sanction from the International Labour Organisation (ILO), labour experts have said.  Reacting to the dragging of Nigeria to the ILO Committee on Application of Standards for flouting ILO conventions 86 and 97…
3 Jul 2018
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has reported that Kebbi State recorded the lowest rate of reported crimes with 2,915 cases, representing two per cent of total cases nationwide in 2017. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the year under review, the total number of reported crimes rose to 134,663. The NBS made…

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