Monarch Seeks Revival of Kogi’s River Port

The Maigarin of Lokoja in Kogi State, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir Maikarfi III, has expressed displeasure over the inactivity of waterway transport in the state capital, saying the development accounts for the current ghost status of the confluence city.The paramount ruler, while speaking with The Guardian also decried the loss of job opportunities caused by the…

Miscreants stoned Governor Bello not Lokoja people – Monarch

Some traditional leaders in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, have absolved the people of the ancient town of any involvement in the recent stoning of the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, during a Jumat prayer. Bello was reportedly pelted with stones and other missiles some Fridays ago at the Lokoja Central Mosque where he was…

Kogi Gov Blames Past Leaders For Corruption

Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has again accused past leaders of the state of corruption and lack of vision, which according to him has held the state down. The governor who disclosed this while addressing government officials at a special workshop on the new direction blueprint of his administration in Lokoja, also said that…

2016 CJN Cup: Yahaya Bello Advocates Spirit of Sportsmanship

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has urged Nigerians to imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship in all actions to promote harmony in the country. The governor made the call at the opening ceremony of 22nd Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Sports Competition at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja on Thursday. Governor Bello noted that not only…

Kogi 2016 CJN Games: Sport Journalists Berate N2.2m Publicity Funds Hijack

Some members of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria, Kogi State chapter have decried the hijack of publicity funds for the ongoing 22nd Chief Judge of Nigeria Games in the state. The two-week long sports event underway at the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, which is scheduled to end on September 11, is witnessing poor publicity due…

Concerned Kogites Group Declare Total Support for Gov Yahaya Bello

A socio-political group, Concerned Kogites, have declared their total support for the Governor Yahaya Bello-led administration. The spokesperson of the group, Comrade Aliyu Mahmud Amoto, while speaking at their monthly meeting in Lokoja the state capital pledged the group’s unalloyed support for the new direction government under Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello and applauded various laudable…

THE STATES

Adamawa From January 2016 to date, the Adamawa State Govern ment has generated over N7 million revenue from the sale of timber, Permanent Secretary, Mr Barnabas Pata, Ministry of Environment, has said. “In 2015, government discovered underground dealing and unlawful activity by the association of timber dealers, Adamawa branch. “We invited and held meeting with…

Insecurity: IGP Deploys 300 Mobile Forces to Kogi

The Acting Inspector General of Police; Mr Ibrahim Idris has deployed over 300 special mobile forces to Kogi State to take part in the newly launched “Operation Total Freedom”. Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) in charge of Operations, Mr Habila Joshak,  disclosed this in Lokoja while addressing officers and men that would be taking…

Unpaid Workers’ Salary: Kogi Assembly Summons Staff Verification Committee

Kogi House of Assembly yesterday summoned the committee screening the state workforce to appear before it on Thursday to explain reasons for non-payment of salaries of some genuine staff. The house issued the summon in a resolution at plenary in Lokoja following the adoption of a motion by Mr Sunday Shigaba (PDP- Bassa) over the…