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Security Issues in Nigeria: Kogi State as a case study–Pt1

Editor's note: This article is intended to focus on security issue in Nigeria with specific reference to Kogi state, North Central region of the country. It considered threats to lives and properties, while identifying possible solutions.  Israel Ojih Security is a state of being safe and secure from any form of endangerment. Under

We’ll remain in Melaye’s residence until he surrenders — Police

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigerian Police Force, (NPF) has maintained that it's operatives will continue to be in wait at the residence of Senator Dino Melaye until he surrenders himself for arrest. The police on Friday invaded the Maitama, Abuja residence of the lawmaker representing Kogi West. The police said its personnel

Telecom services may shut down in FCT, 9 other states

The telecommunications companies in Nigeria, yesterday warned that over nine states of the federation may experience telecom blackout. This is as a result of the forceful closure of some telecom sites by Kogi State government. The telcos, who spoke through the Association of Licensed Telecom operators in Nigeria, ALTON, accused the Kogi

GEEP: BoI disburses N295m to 5,600 beneficiaries in Lokoja

Jude Johnson  The Bank of Induatry(BoI) has put the number of beneficiaries of the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme((GEEP) in Kogi State at 5, 600.  This is even as the nation's foremost Development Finance Institution(DFI), announced that it had disbursed over N295million in the process of executing the programme in the state. The

Islamic state terrorists arrested in Benue, Edo, Kogi

Many members of Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) who infiltrated Nigeria have been arrested in Benue, Edo and Kogi. Security operatives revealed that a “good number” of the Islamic State terrorists were arrested in Okpella and Benin in Edo state, as well as Okene, in Kogi. Security service organizations who are

Police parade 30 robbers in Kogi

Babatunde Opalana  Thirty dare-devil armed robbers that have been terrorizing the Lokoja, Kogi, Edo axis have been apprehended by a combined team of the state police command and the IGP intelligence Response Team. The suspects were apprehended in their various hideouts in the forest and other locations along the Abuja-Lokoja-kabba highways. The operation that led

ESSO exploration funds study of Sciences in Kogi schools

Babatunde Opalana  The ESSO Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (EEPNL), an affiliate of ExxonMobil in production sharing contract with NNPC and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO) , recently handed over a fully equipped Biology Laboratory to Government Science School, Kotonkarfe, Kogi State, working in partnership with Adolescent Action Pact

Security Aides to Kogi Governor Molest Online Editor

The Deputy Editor of Daily Post, Wale Odunsi has narrowly missed death when he was molested by security aides attached to Government House, Kogi in Lokoja. A man dressed in mobile police personnel in the Government House slapped the editor before threatening to shoot him. Odunsi had travelled to the state to