Kogi rejects NCDC’s claim of recording two COVID-19 cases in the state

The Kogi State government has rejected the new data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) that two confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the state. The NCDC in its data released for Wednesday, May 27, said…

Yahaya Bello re-elected Kogi State governor (Channels)

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has been re-elected as the governor of the state. Governor Bello was returned elected on Monday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), having scored the highest…

Politicians, unemployment, causes of fake news, hate speech —Kogi REC (Punch)

Professor James Apam, Resident Electoral Commissioner, Kogi State, on Wednesday, attributed the preponderance of fake news and hate speech in the country to the political class and high rate of unemployment. Apam, who stated this in Lokoja, during a meeting…

Several persons feared killed as kidnappers lay siege to Lokoja-Abuja road (Guardian)

Suspected kidnappers reportedly shot at an Abuja bound vehicle killing all occupants in Gegu, Koton-Karfi Council Area of Kogi State, while others escaped with bullet wounds. The abductors were said to have laid siege to Abuja bound vehicles, killing all…

Kogi: NDLEA arrests drug baron, recovers gun (Punch)

The Kogi State Command of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a suspected drug baron, James Ameh, with one pump action gun loaded with live cartridges. Ameh, who is also said to be an herbalist, was arrested at…

Gunmen disrupt Kogi PDP gov primary (Nation)

The governorship primary election ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that voting had ended and sorting of…

There’s no herdsmen attack at motor park —Kogi govt (Punch)

The Kogi Government has debunked the allegation of an attack by herdsmen at Big Joe motor park in Lokoja on Tuesday. A statement by the Director General of Media and Publicity to Kogi Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, described the news as…

Impeachment: Don’t attract peoples’ wrath, Kogi PDP warns lawmakers (Punch)

The Peoples Democratic Party in Kogi State has reacted to the planned impeachment of the Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba by members of the House of Assembly, warning that the lawmakers were towing the path of self-destruction. In a statement…

Kogi government has established Lassa Fever treatment centre, Governor says (Guardian)

The Kogi government has established a bio-safety laboratory for the investigation of suspected Lassa Fever cases, according to Gov. Yahaya Bello. Bello, in a speech at a one-day sensitisation meeting with traditional rulers and other stakeholders on Friday in Lokoja,…

Senate blocks move to recognise Kogi as an oil-producing state (Punch)

The Senate has opposed a motion to recognise Kogi State as an oil-producing state. During a plenary session on  Wednesday, the lawmaker representing Kogi East Senatorial District, Senator Isaac Alfa, moved the motion titled, ‘Need to Recognise Kogi State as…

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