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

Faleke to APC, Yahaya Bello: Zone next governorship seat to Kogi West

April 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A political ally of the President-elect and lawmaker representing Ikeja federal constituency, Hon. James Faleke, has asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, to zone the next governorship seat of the state to Kogi west, where he hails from. Falake, who had earlier withdrawn his governorship ambition, said for equity, justice and fairness, Read More

Court irants interim injunction allowing Murtala Ajaka participate in APC Primary

April 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, under the Abuja Judicial Division, has granted an interim injunction restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) from acting on the purported suspension of a governorship aspirant of the party in Kogi state, Hon. Murtala Yakubu Ajaka. The presiding judge, Justice H. Muazu, Thursday, granted the prayers of Murtala’s counsels, S.E. Aruwa (SAN), Read More

Tribute to the Legend Daniel Alifa Akoh

April 6, 2023 Joy Omagha Idam 0

The demise of the legendary Mr. Daniel Alifa Akoh (Omachi Attah Igala) reaffirms the saying that death is inevitable and will come when it will come. It is also said that all mortals must taste death. It is in this light that I write this tribute to the legend of Kogi state. Born on August 1, 1935, Akoh who hailed Read More

Kogi: Audu/Faleke group rejects delegates list, calls for direct primary

April 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Audu/ Faleke political structure in Kogi state has demanded direct primary mode to give a level playing ground to all the 17 governorship aspirants contesting the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state,  The group led by Senator Emmanuel Dagana Ocheja, Tuesday in Abuja, placed their demand before the party NWC in a petition at Read More

It’s time to reward late Abubakar Audu

April 4, 2023 Idoko Daniel Ogacheko 0

The history of Kogi state cannot be complete without the mention of the prince of the Niger, Alhaji Prince Abubakar Audu, of blessed memory. As the first and second civilian governor of Kogi state, his remarkable achievements that gave birth to the modern Kogi speak volumes. He was a completely loyal and dedicated party man who never jumped ship in Read More

Federal varsity Lokoja must meet its vision, mission – VC

March 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The vice-chancellor, Federal University Lokoja (FUL), Prof. Akinwumi Olayemi, has expressed the determination of the management of the university to continue to prioritise academic culture and quality programmes. Olayemi stated this Friday during the 11th Inaugural Lecture Series of the institution delivered at Adankolo campus of the university by a Professor of wildlife conservation and ecology, Dauda Tanko, entitled “Biodiversity Read More

Kogi gov’ship: CNPP rallies support for Sen. Oseni

March 31, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has declared support for a governorship aspirant for Kogi state, Senator Yakubu Oseni, describing him as “a leader that possesses the needed qualities and experience required to move Kogi state to another level of economic and infrastructure development.” CNPP’s secretary of Kogi state chapter, Idrisu Moses, who disclosed this in Lokoja on Friday Read More

Coalition demands immediate release of Colonel Suleiman from DSS custody

March 30, 2023 Ene Oshaba 0

The Coalition of Civil Society for Good Governance (CCSGG), has called for the immediate release of Colonel Ahmadu Usman Suleiman, who was detained by the Directorate of Secret Service (DSS), in Kogi state for alleged criminal offence. The Civil Society group made the call on Wednesday in Abuja, during a world press conference, lamenting the hasty manner in which the Read More

Usman Ododo and the Upogoro medical masterpiece

March 29, 2023 Teslim Fayokemi 0

In the thick of national criticism of Governor Yahaya Bello’s administration during the build up to his second term election, a few of us who are investigative journalists didn’t want to jump on the bandwagon of wanton condemnation of the man they didn’t research on before judging. We decided to embark on a fact-finding voyage to the beautiful Confluence City Read More

Why I’m the best to succeed Yahaya Bello in Kogi – Ex-REA boss, Ohiare

March 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in the 11th November Kogi State governorship election, Dr. Sanusi Ohiare, said his profile dwarfs other 17 aspirants jostling for the party’s governorship ticket. Addressing journalists after his screening on Saturday in Abuja, a former Executive Director, Rural Electrification Agency (REA), Ohiare said it was time for someone with his kind of skills Read More