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Group condemns attack on SDP candidate of Kogi state

Maureen Okpe The League of Women Voters of Nigeria (LWVN) has condemn the Intimidation and harassment of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) candidate,Natasha Akpoti in the Kogi governorship election. This was signed in a press statement by the president of the LWVN, Dr.Esther Uduehi. Uduehi expressed concern for the safety and security of

Kogi,Bayelsa polls: CDD task stakeholders on credible election

Maureen Okpe The Center for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged political actors and security agencies to do more to stem the tide of political violence ravaging the states in the building up to the polls. The Director Idayat Hassan made the call during the pre-election briefing at the Election Analysis Centre(EAC)

Kogi Guber: We did not pray for Gov. Bello’s re-election — CAN

Godsgift Onyedinefu The leadership of the  Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied praying for the re-election of Yahaya Bello, Governor of Kogi state. The CAN in a statement Signed by Kwamkur Samuel Vondip, Director, Legal and Public Affairs,  on Wednesday debunked a picture making rounds on social media which painted as if the

Banditry: Police inaugurate 340-man squad in Kogi

The Police, on Monday, inaugurated Operation Puff Adder as parts of efforts to curb banditry and kidnapping in Kogi State. The Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG 8), Mr. Moses Jitoboh, who inaugurated the operation, called on stakeholders to join hands with the Police to ensure the success of the operation. He said

JUST IN: Osinbajo’s helicopter crash-lands in kogi

Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo's Chopper crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State on Saturday. The propeller of the chopper was said to have broken off close to a field in the town, causing the helicopter to crash-land. Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and Publicity, Mr Laolu

four INEC workers, corp member, 3-year-old die in Kogi road accident

Four staff members of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a youth corps member and a three-year-old girl died in an accident on Ajaokuta-Lokoja Road on Saturday, an official has confirmed. News Agency of Nigeria learnt in Lokoja on Sunday that the National Youth Service Corps member was performing his primary assignment with

After hours of DSS interrogation, Oshiomhole departs to U.S

National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole suddenly left the country early Wednesday morning to United states (US) after facing hours of interrogation by the Department of State Services (DSS) on Sunday and Monday. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State secured bail for Oshiomhole from DSS

Police parades 16 suspects accused of ritual killing, sale of human parts in Kogi

Godsgift Onyedifu  The Nigerian Police Force has paraded 16 suspects accused of kidnapping, ritual killing and sale of human parts in Kogi state. The police recovered One Pump action Rifle, two Locally Fabricated Single Barrel Guns and three Short Axes from the suspects. The Force Public Relations Officer Jimmoh Moshood in a statement on Friday

Flood: over 100 lives lost in 10 states – NEMA

Torrential rains have unleashed floods in different parts of Nigeria over the past few days, killing at least 100 people and damaging thousands of homes, according to officials. A national disaster was declared in four states - Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta - over the flooding, meaning that the federal government had taken