• Faleke denies knowledge of APC reconciliation in Kogi

    Faleke denies knowledge of APC reconciliation in Kogi

    James Faleke, deputy governorship candidate in the November 21, 2015, election in Kogi state, has said he never reconciled with the leadership of the state, adding that there could be no reconciliation without justice.

    He spoke in Ogonicha, Ofu Local Government, at the one-year remembrance for the late governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, as he dashed hopes of reconciliation in the Kogi State All Progressives Congress (APC).

    According to him, the logjam in the Kogi APC cannot be easily resolved considering the manner the […]

  • Justice Wada assures fairness in Kogi commission

    Justice Wada assures fairness in Kogi commission

    Justice Wada Abubakar Omar (RTD), chairman Kogi state Judicial Commission of Inquiry, has assured the public that the commission was not out to witch hunt anybody but to discharge its duties without fear or favour.

    The Judicial Commission of Inquiry was set up to probe public officers in kogi state who held office from 2003 to date, and commenced sitting yesterday in Lokoja.

    Justice Wada urged the counsels as well as the general public to cooperate with the commission to enable it […]

  • Kogi governor in German hospital for surgery

    Kogi governor in German hospital for surgery

    Contrary to the claims by the Kogi State Government that Governor Yahaya Bello is healthy, investigations, on Monday, revealed that he had been admitted into a hospital in Germany for eye surgery.

    According to newsmen, the governor was in Dubai en route to Germany for the operation, which is expected to correct an eye ailment that had been troubling him for sometime.

    Bello, who won the December 6, 2015, by-election in the state, was sworn in on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 without […]

  • Police nab most wanted kidnapper, assassin in Kogi

    Police nab most wanted kidnapper, assassin in Kogi

    A suspected notorious kidnapper and serial killer alleged to have been terrorizing  high profile citizens in the country, has been arrested.

    The suspect, Zakeri Yua Isiaka, is also alleged to be  an armed robbery kingpin as well as a political thug responsible for series of death in the last general election, in Kogi and some states in the South-West.

    His gang usually dressed in military-camouflage during operations and were allegedly involved in the kidnap of high profile citizens, especially in Kogi State.

    The […]

  • Death toll in Kogi’s poisoned amala meal rises to nine

    Death toll in Kogi’s poisoned amala meal rises to nine

    Three more people that ate from the ‘poisoned’ cassava flour meal in Okene, Kogi State have lost their lives, bringing the toll to nine.

    Two of them, a 42-year-old woman and 10-year-old boy, died on Thursday at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, the acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Olatunde Alabi, told newsmen.

    Alabi said that three victims of the cassava flour meal were rushed to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday morning from Ogaminana, Adavi Local Government Area, […]

  • Gunmen assassinate Kogi Miyetti Allah chairman

    Gunmen assassinate Kogi Miyetti Allah chairman

    It was gathered that the Chairman, Kogi Chapter of Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar, has been assassinated by unknown gunmen who invaded his residence in the early hours of Saturday.

    The unknown gunmen numbering about eight, invaded the Peace Community, Road 3, Ganaja road, Lokoja residence of Abubakar at about 2:05am on Saturday to carry out the dastardly act.

    Residents of the area, who spoke with newsmen, said they were gripped with fear when they started hearing gunshots from the residence […]

  • Why Governor Bello fired Kogi Muslim Pilgrims Board chair – Fanwo shares reasons

    Why Governor Bello fired Kogi Muslim Pilgrims Board chair – Fanwo shares reasons

    According to reports, the Director-General of Media and Publicity in the Office of the Kogi State governor, Kingsley Fanwo, has stated that Alhaji Sadiq Mohammed Rabiu, chairman of the State Pilgrims Board’s travails was not unconnected with allegations of fraud and dehumanising treatment of pilgrims from the State to this year’s Hajj.

    In a chat with journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, the governor’s spokesman said Rabiu’s travails stemed from allegations of corruption, nepotism and blatant disregard to the welfare of the […]

  • Governor Bello suspends Kogi Muslim Welfare Board chairman

    Governor Bello suspends Kogi Muslim Welfare Board chairman

    Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday suspended Alhaji Sadiq Rabiu, the Chairman of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, over an allegation of fraud during the just concluded Hajj exercise.

    The Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja, said Rabiu had been handed over to the Department of State Services (DSS) for investigation and possible prosecution.

    Fanwo, in a statement he signed, said that the governor was also not happy […]

  • ‎Kogi: Supreme Court gives reasons for dismissing Faleke, Wada’s appeals

    ‎Kogi: Supreme Court gives reasons for dismissing Faleke, Wada’s appeals

    According to reports, the Supreme Court on Friday said it dismissed the appeal of James Faleke of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Kogi governorship elections because the reliefs sought were “aberration, not known to law’’

    The court, while giving reasons for its decisions of Sept. 20 on the elections also said that the respective appeal by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Idris Wada failed because it was “frivolous’’.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the apex […]

  • Flood looms in Kogi communities, government orders immediate relocation

    Flood looms in Kogi communities, government orders immediate relocation

    Residents residing along the banks of Rivers Niger and Benue in Lokoja, Kogi State are now gripped with fear of possibility of flooding as the water level in both rivers rose to 9.2 centimetre.

    A statement issued on Monday in Lokoja by Kogi State Ministry of the Environment, confirmed that the water level in both rivers was close to the 9.9 centimetres, which led to the 2012 flooding.

    “With this development, flooding is very likely in some communities along rivers Niger and […]

  • Lawyer sues Buhari over Kogi ministerial slot

    Lawyer sues Buhari over Kogi ministerial slot

    A lawyer, Daniel Makolo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly failing to appoint a minister to represent Kogi in his cabinet.

    Makolo said his suit FHC\L\CS\44\2016 at the Federal High Court, Lokoja on Thursday was pursuant to Order 34 Rule (1) and Order 5 Rule (1) of the Federal High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2009.

    He queried the absence of Kogi representative in the Federal Executive Council meeting since March.

    He particularly faulted Buhari for failing to appoint a replacement for the […]