Eight die, seven injured in Lokoja accident
No fewer than eight persons yesterday morning lost their lives while seven sustained various degrees of injury when the brake of a trailer laden with petrol failed and it rammed into vehicles.
8 dead, 7 injured as petrol tanker crush 3 cars, 4 tricycles in Lokoja
No fewer than eight persons lost their lives with 7 others injured after a trailer conveying petrol products had a brake failure. The accident involving 4 Tricycles, 2 motorcycles 3 Cars and a bus occurred at Felele community along Lokoja-Abuja highway. An eye witness, who identified himself as Moses Johnson, told our correspondent that the…
SDP boss battered as INEC, stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja turns violent
The meeting called by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lokoja, Kogi State, to sensitise stakeholders on preparation for the November 16 governorship election, turned violent as suspected political thugs invaded the meeting causing serious uproar.
Deplorable state of federal roads in Kogi State
It has been hellish for motorists and passengers travelling along Lokoja -Okene-Lagos-Abuja expressway, connecting the Southwest.
Flood: Over 150 communities submerged in Kogi – Commissioner
Mr Sanusi Yahaya, Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said over 150 communities have been submerged following flood in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.
Group urges truce in Bello, Achuba dispute
A socio-political group, Concerned Idah Federal Constituency Movement, has appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to open the door of reconciliation between him and his estranged deputy, Elder Simon Achuba, to address the political imbalance.
Melaye says tribunal judgment a miscarriage of justice
Sen. Dino Melaye on Friday described the National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal judgment nullifying his March 22 election, as a miscarriage of Justice.
Lokoja indigenes want ministerial slot in Buhari's new cabinet
The people of Lokoja Local Government Area of Kogi State have charged President Muhammadu Buhari to consider one of them for a ministerial appointment, when reconstituting his new cabinet. Convener of Lokoja Equity Group (LEG), Musa Ibrahim, made the call on behalf of his people at a media briefing yesterday in Lokoja. Ibrahim, a chieftain…
Why Nigeria’s development index keeps falling, by NUC ex-boss
Former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Julius Okogie, has said Nigeria’s Human Development Index keeps nose-diving because government had failed to address the primary and secondary education system. Speaking as guest lecturer at the fourth convocation of Salem University, Lokoja, Kogi State yesterday, he stated that it is given that any…
Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Lokoja, Kogi, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state. The Director of Voter Education and Publicity in the Office, Alhaji Ahmed Biambo, told the News Agency of Nigeria…
37th FEPSGA Games begin in Lokoja
No fewer than 10, 000 participants drawn from over 70 ministries, departments and extra ministerial departments are billed to battle for medals in 16 games in this year’s Federation of Public Service Games (FEPSGA). The games, which is being hosted by Kogi State at its 37th edition is billed to commence today and last till…