Gunmen kill FRSC officer, injure other on Lokoja-Okene highway

      Unidentified gunmen have attacked two Federal Road Safety Corps officers travelling from Abuja to Lagos on an official assignment on Friday, killing one and injuring the other. The officers were travelling in a Toyota Hilux pick-up van with registration number, PILOT 01A when the driver was shot in the head at Osara near Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. The Corps Education Officer, Commander Bisi Kazeem, disclosed in a statement on Saturday that the incident occurred at about 1:50 p.m. on the Lokoja-Okene Highway. It said, “The suspected…

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Gov Bello pledges more collaboration with security agencies, inaugurates Navy barracks.

Gov. Yahaya Bello today Friday 29th November 2019 inaugurated the Nigeria Navy Ship Lugard and Navy Barracks in Banda in Lokoja Local government area, which was established to ensure adequate security of the water ways in the Confluence state. Bello, while inaugurating the newly constructed brick model 96 Housing Units, 1.83km road and other facilities in the new Naval base, also promises more support for the security agencies to ensure safety of lives and property of the people of the state. The governor expressed his joy to be a part…

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30year Old Amputee deliverers triplets, cry for helps

    ROTIMI ODOFIN LOKOJA.     It was admixture of joy and sorrow as mrs Mercy Mudi Daniel, 30 years old , who had her right limb and leg amputated recently delivered a set of triplets , as she was trapped between offsetting the hospital bills and the upkeeps of the babies. Madam Mercy Daniel, who hails from Ogbabo in Ofu Local Government Area of kogi state is married to her unemployed heartthrob of five years but the union was childless until recently when she took in and was…

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‪Kogi Speaker mourns Pa Olumeyan Aliu AKA Olusco

The Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Prince Matthew Kolawole has received with rude shock the sad news of the sudden demise of High Chief Olumeyan Aliu AKA Olusco, the Chairman, APC Elder Advisory Council, Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area whose death occurred in the early hours of today. The Speaker who sympathized with the family of Pa Olumeyan Aliu, the people of Akutupa Kiri, Bunu land  and the APC family in Kabba/Bunu, Western Senatorial district and Kogi State over the death of one of our patriots,…

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AJAOKUTA: I’m Sure of Victory – Lawal By Boluwaji Obahopo, LOKOJA

  Honourable Idrissu Lawal of the All Progressive Congress, APC has expressed optimism of winning the rerun election for the Ajaokuta Federal constituency slated for November 30. Lawal who spoke on Thursday hinged his optimism on the fact that all the units slated for rerun are his strong hold. Lawal who is going into the race with less than 50 votes lead said even if election were called ten times, he will always win. “Aside having a lead, those areas were election are cancelled are our party strong hood. Don’t…

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Outburst on Card Reader Shows Kogi, Bayelsa Election were Rigged, Says PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the confession by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that its card readers were being circumvented, confirmed its position that Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections as well as Kogi West Senatorial election were allegedly manipulated and therefore fraudulent. PDP said by INEC’s outburst the party has vindicated, casting huge burden of guilt on the electoral umpire. The party consequently called on INEC Chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmud, to resign The party, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the confession by…

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Kogi West: PDP boycotts observation of electoral material distribution **As 16 Political parties endorses Sen. Adeyemi By Boluwaji Obahopo, LOKOJA

        The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday boycotted the observation of distribution of electoral material by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. The Chairman Inter Party Advisory Council ,Ilyas Badenga disclosed this Thursday night while speaking on the sideline of a stakeholders meeting where 16 political parties declared their support for APC candidate, Senator Smart Adeyemi. Mr. Badenga however said that the boycott would not stop the council from giving their support for Adeyemi who they regard as the best among the candidates jostling for the job.…

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Group drums support for Saidu Akawu

  .   Alliance For Equity & Justice, a non political group, Thursday enjoined the of Lokoja/Kogi Federal Constituency and other stakeholders to support Hon. Saidu Akawu Salihu to emerge as the Secretary to Kogi State Government (SSG). In a statement signed by Hon Ibrahim Abdullahi and co-signed by Isah Abubakar, Chairman and Secretary respectively,which was made available to newsmen in Lokoja,the group noted that the emergence of Hon. Saidu Akawu Salihu, a.k.a SAS,as the Secretary to Kogi state Government would reflect balance, equity, justice and integration in the New…

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UNIPORT Final Year Student Commits Suicide After Finishing

a A 500-Level Electrical Engineering student of the University of Port Harcourt, Prince Digbani has committed suicide shortly after announcing it via his WhatsApp story. The deceased took the action in his room on Monday, after repeatedly complaining to friends about his lack of fulfillment in life. His friends said he had earlier told them of his intention and they strongly advised him against it. They added that he went home to his off-campus apartment and by 3:51 pm on Monday, started updating suicidal posts on his Whatsapp story. They…

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Gov Bello new Chief of staff, Others Take Oath Of Office

The newly appointed Chief Of Staff To Kogi State Governor, Pharm Jamiu Abdulkareem Asuku has taken the oath of office today, November 27 during the state’s Executive Council Meeting at the Exco Hall, Government House, Lokoja. the Deputy Chief Of Staff, Hon Sunday Faleke, The Director General Of protocol, Dr Gabriel Ottah and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Ethics and Cultural Integration, Hon Shiru Lawal who were recently appointed were also inaugurated. Appointed of the Chief Of Staff followed the resignation of the current Deputy Governor, Chief Edward…

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