Tribunal set to kick off sitting over Kogi governorship election

November 23, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Kogi Off-Cycle Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, constituted by the President of the Court of Appeal (COA), Justice Monica Bolna’an-Dongban, is set to begin sitting on Saturday, November 25, 2023. Secretary of the tribunal, Mr David Umar-Mike, disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Thursday. The November 11, 2023 election saw Alhaji Usman Ododo of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More

CTA condemns vote-buying, others in Imo, Kogi, Bayelsa, lauds INEC

November 23, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A popular election monitoring group, Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), has decried the trend of vote buying in Nigeria’s electoral process, even as it condemned the practice in the recently held off cycle polls in Imo, Kogi and Bayelsa states. According to CTA, vote buying has solidified into a crime that involves the majority of political parties and their operatives.  Read More

Nigeria loses N3.5trn annually to post-harvest losses – ActionAid 

November 21, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

ActionAid Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation, Tuesday, disclosed that Nigeria loses over N3.5 trillion to post-harvest losses annually across the nation. The food and agriculture programme manager ActionAid Nigeria, Mr Azubike Nwokoye disclosed this in Lokoja during a stakeholders’ consultative meeting on the Kogi state 2024 agriculture budget organised by Kogi state Budget Committee Group (BCG) and Small Scale Women Farmers Read More

BVAS: Ugochinyere raises alarm over alleged plot to rig Bayelsa, Imo, Kogi guber polls

November 10, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Member representing Ideato Federal Constituency of Imo State in the House of Representatives, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere Ikeagwuonu, has produced alleged evidence of how fake accreditation figures were successfully uploaded into BVAS machines and used to back up the magic figures that were used to steal the mandate of Mbaitolu/Ikeduru, Ahiazu Mbaise, Isu and Ideato South elections during the last Read More

IPCR wants violent-free governorship election in Imo, Bayelsa, Kogi

November 10, 2023 Editor 0

The Director General of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), Dr. Joseph Ochogwu, has called for violent-free elections in Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states holding on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will on Saturday, November 11, 2023, conduct the Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi states governorship elections. In a statement signed by Esther Ndukwe Read More

ECN boss, Mustapha Abdullahi, mourns Ohinoyi’s passage

October 29, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Dr Mustapha Abdullahi, has described the death of the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Alhaji (Dr) Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim as a monumental loss to Kogi state and the nation. He said in a statement issued Sunday in Abuja that the Vice chairman of Kogi State Traditional Council would be remembered for being Read More

Kogi Guber: SDP apologises to INEC, reiterates confidence in integrity of Commission 

October 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Candidate for the Kogi State Governorship Elections, Alhaji Muritala Yakubu Ajaka has reiterated his absolute confidence in the resolve of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a transparently free and fair election on November 11,2023. In a statement by Faruk Adejoh-Audu, his spokesman, Director Communications, for his campaign, Alhaji Ajaka passed the vote of confidence Read More

Kogi guber: Why we adopt ADC’s Leke Abejide as consensus candidate against Dino Melaye – KWEF

October 16, 2023 Deputy Online Editor 0

A prominent forum of elders in Kogi state under the aegis of Kogi West Elders Forum (KWEF) has adopted the candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Leke Abejide, as the consensus candidate, against the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator Dino Melaye, who also hails from the zone. The development is coming ahead of the November 11 governorship Read More

Kogi university gets 4 new professors, 26 readers

August 8, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAAU), Anyigba, Kogi state has promoted four lecturers to full professors and 26 others to readers in pursuance to academic excellence. The upgrades, contained in a statement in Lokoja on Sunday by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Marietu Tenuche, were approved by the university’s Governing Council at its 65th Regular Meeting on Friday. “This elevation to the Read More

Guber polls: Kogi East elders lament killings, demand CP, DSS director, others’ replacement

July 11, 2023 Benjamin Samson 0

Ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election, the Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC) has lamented the spate of violence and politically motivated killings in Kogi East senatorial district. Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, a member of the forum, Ambassador Ali Ocheni, alleged that the state government was behind the insecurity in the senatorial district. The group Read More

Pictures: Burial guests perish as car skips into river

May 28, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Five burial guests have reportedly died after a car they were travelling in veered off the road and plunged into Omi river in Yagba West Local Government of Kogi state. The accident happened on Saturday between Omi and Ejiba town. After several efforts by the people, five lifeless bodies of the victims were picked from the canal. The victims were Read More

Letter to Kogi APC guber candidate Usman Ahmed Ododo

May 20, 2023 Musa Wada 0

Your Excellency I want to remind you of the importance of the next governorship election in Kogi state and what it represents. Your candidature of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in this year’s election rather than call for celebration has taken the state backward and destroyed all the APC stands for in the political realm of the state. As individuals, Read More

Why Ajaka is the ideal consensus governor for Kogi

May 12, 2023 Musa Wada 0

There is nothing abnormal in paperweight politicians or political neophytes throwing their hats into the governorship contest ring. It is acceptable in most developed democracies and Nigeria is not an exception.The next generation is solely about getting Kogi state back from the godfathers who bent in making the state their personal estate by scheming their way to enthrone their stooges Read More

Smart enemy of Kogi central

May 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The best party primary ever held in the history of Kogi state was the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary held on April 14, 2023. It was the most peaceful primary, because most of the candidates stepped down for others. This paved the way for Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman to emerge as the winner of the primary. A similar scenario Read More

I’m a product of God’s faithfulness – Kogi first lady

May 4, 2023 Ahmid Lawal 0

The wife of the Kogi state governor, Hajia Rashida Yahaya Bello, has described her life as a product of God’s faithfulness. The Kogi state first lady stated this while addressing dignitaries during her 38th birthday celebration.   She said her life is a miracle, adding that she is fulfilled for touching many lives. “If I’m asked to describe my life, Read More

Guber Poll: Kogi women declare support for Ododo, commend Bello for hitch-free primaries 

May 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the November 11 Governorship election in Kogi state, women from the state have declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman, saying being one of the architects of the current 32-year development plan for the state, he is a proper fit to continue with the developmental trajectory of the incumbent, Governor Yahaya Bello. Read More

International election monitor tasks Kogi guber candidates on peace, national cohesion

April 21, 2023 Admin III 0

An international election monitor, Ambassador Hamzat Lawal, has  urged candidates of political parties for the governorship election in Kogi state to centre their campaign messages on peace, unity and national cohesion. Ambassador Lawal stated this on Friday shortly after the Eid-el-Fitr prayer held in Okene, Kogi state to end Ramadan fasting embarked upon by Muslims. He said as civil society Read More

Kogi: I ‘ll be on ballot paper as governorship candidate – Ajaka

April 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded Kogi state primary election, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, has assured the public, especially his supporters that his name will be on the ballot paper during the election. Ajaka, Deputy National Publicity Secretary and a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party, made the Read More

Abejide wins Kogi ADC gubernatorial ticket

April 16, 2023 Admin III 0

A member representing Yagba Federal Constituency, Leke Abejide, has emerged as the 2023 governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC). The primary which was held across the 239 wards of the 21 local government areas of Kogi state. Announcing the results on Saturday night, the National Collation Officer of the party, Dr Babalola Ajadi said out of the 9,584 Read More

APC Kogi guber: Female aspirant withdraws from race

April 16, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

A gubernatorial aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Barrister Halima Alfa Gaya, has voluntarily withdrawn from the primary to elect the party’s candidate for the 2023 election in Kogi state. Dr Gaya is the first woman aspirant to withdraw from the race. In a letter made available to newsmen, Gaya said, her withdrawal is in interest of peace, Read More

Kogi 2023: Why Yahaya Bello ‘ll bellow in agony, by Phrank Shaibu 

April 14, 2023 Phrank Shaibu 0

The people of Kogi state were shocked to the marrow when they woke up to news of Governor Yahaya Bello’s decision to anoint the Kogi State Auditor-General, Ahmed Ododo, as his preferred successor ahead of the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). After the sudden demise of Kogi APC governorship candidate, Abubukar Audu, during the poll, Yahaya Bello was Read More