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16 Apr 2018
A fresh communal clash between the people of Igala and Bassa Kwomu at Aloko-Oguma in Bassa council area of Kogi State has reportedly claimed five lives and 50 houses. The violence, which erupted on Friday, was said to have extended to Saturday as people from the two tribes bitterly engaged in a free-for-all. The Guardian…
13 Apr 2018
Students of Kogi State University live in hostels where toilets are unhygienic and the institution administrators are unconcerned. KINGSLEY JEREMIAH reports Sarah Ojotule’s (not real name) admission into Kogi State University about four years ago was a dream-come –true. She saw the offer as one of the best things that could ever happened to her…
13 Apr 2018
The Kogi chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has donated relief materials to victims of the recent herdsmen’s attack in Omala, Dekina and Bassa council areas of the state. The items, which included foodstuff and money, were presented on behalf of the party at the palaces of Ojogba of Ife; Ejeh Dekina and Aguma…
7 Apr 2018
Barely one week after Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello was involved in an auto accident in Lokoja, which has left his left foot on plaster cast and forced him to walk with the aid of crutches, his Chief of Staff, Mr. Edward Onoja, was on Thursday also involved in an auto crash along Abuja-Lokoja road.…
4 Apr 2018
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has suffered primary fracture on his left foot after he slipped and fell from his official vehicle while attempting to acknowledge cheers from residents in Lokoja. The incident left the governor’s foot bandaged with Plaster of Paris (POP) to protect the broken foot. A statement yesterday by Director of Media…
4 Apr 2018
Unknown gunmen yesterday invaded a police station at Gegu area of Kogi State, killing two policemen on duty and a suspect in police cell. The Guardian checks revealed that heavily armed bandits with AK-47 numbering five invaded the station at about 2:15a.m. on motorbike. According to the source, as soon as they alighted at the…
1 Apr 2018
There is no doubt that the demise of late Prince Abubakar Audu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the 2015 Kogi State governorship election, on the verge of victory, created a vacuum in the political leadership of Kogi East, home of the Igala people. Politically, his death changed the political equation vis-a-vis the relevance…
29 Mar 2018
Ahead of the 2019 elections, the embattled Deputy Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 Kogi State governorship election, Mr. James Faleke has indicated interest to contest for the Kabba/Bunu-Ijumu Federal constituency in Kogi. Faleke currently represents Ikeja Federal constituency, Lagos in the House of Representatives. During the November 2015 governorship election…
29 Mar 2018
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate sack of the Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kogi State, Ali Janga. To this end, a new Commissioner of Police, Esa Sunday Ogbu, who was the Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja has been directed to immediately take over as the new…
25 Mar 2018
The brutal killings of innocent Nigerians by suspected Fulani herdsmen may have grave implications on how the electorate cast their votes in 2019 elections. The same electorate that voted overwhelmingly for President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Kogi State with high hopes and great expectations said they would no longer…
25 Mar 2018
The Catholic Bishop of Idah Diocese, Bishop John Adaji has described the continuous attack on the people of Kogi East senatorial district by herdsmen as an attempt to disenfranchise them. He said this while addressing the congregation at the final round of this year’s cathedraticum at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, Ugwolawo, nothing that…
21 Mar 2018
As I write this with pain in my heart, the headlines in one or two newspapers sound familiar enough: “suspected herdsmen kill traditional ruler, wife and nine others in Kogi”. The story had it that the Onu Agbenema, Musa Edibo and his wife had been killed along with eight other persons while many houses were…

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