Tag: Lokoja

COVID-19: Traditional ruler approves cancellation of Lokoja fishing festival

Abdul Jimoh- September 2, 2020

The Maigari, traditional head of Lokoja, Alhaji Muhammadu Kabir has approved the cancellation of this year’s edition of the Donkwo Fishing Festival. Donkwo is an annual fishing festival in Lokoja, Kogi. ... Read More

NCC activates 112 emegency code in Kogi

Abdul Jimoh- August 21, 2020

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has activated the 112 free emergency call number in Kogi State. This was confirmed in a statement issued on Friday ... Read More

Police nab welder for killing friend in Lokoja

Abdul Jimoh- August 17, 2020

A 32-year-old man simply identified as Murtala Dare, has been arrested by police in Lokoja for allegedly killing his friend during a scuffle. Spokesman of ... Read More

Kogi Confirms 9 Cases of Lassa fever, 4 Deaths

Henry Solomon- February 9, 2020

The Kogi State Ministry of Health has confirmed nine cases of Lassa fever with four deaths recorded since the outbreak of the deadly disease in ... Read More

After 28 Years; Governor Yahaya Bello Inaugurates Chapel In Kogi Government House

Abdul Jimoh- December 23, 2019

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has inaugurated the first ever chapel built for Christians at ‘Lugard House’, the state’s seat of power after 28 ... Read More

Collation, Counting Commences in Bayelsa and Kogi

Henry Solomon- November 16, 2019

Collation and counting of results is ongoing in Bayelsa and Kogi states governorship elections respectively as voting ended at 2pm. Reports by our correspondents say ... Read More

#KogiElect2019: Key Demographics for Kogi Governorship Polls

Henry Solomon- November 13, 2019

As it is few days to the Kogi governorship election, there key demographics that could come into play in the November 16 polls. There 24 ... Read More

Kogi NBA urges Gov. Bello To Halt Action On CJ’s Removal

Abdul Jimoh- April 4, 2019

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Kogi on Thursday urged Gov. Yahaya Bello not to act on the April 2, resolution of the state House ... Read More

Six INEC Staff Kidnapped, Released In Kogi

Abdul Jimoh- March 9, 2019

Six staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were kidnapped and later released in Lokoja, Kogi State during the state assembly election on Saturday. ... Read More

Troops Neutralise One, Arrest 5 Suspected Armed Robbers

Henry Solomon- July 31, 2018

Nigerian soldiers have arrested five robbery suspects at Felele, along Lokoja – Okene highway. According to a statement by Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, the army spokesman, ... Read More

Catholic Church in Kogi Trains 130 Community Leaders on Improved Water Supply, Sanitation

Henry Solomon- June 27, 2018

The Catholic Diocese of Lokoja has trained 130 community leaders on how to improve water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in their various communities. Rev. Fr. ... Read More

Kogi: Catholic Church Trains 130 Community Leaders On Improved Water Supply, Sanitation

Abdul Jimoh- June 27, 2018

  The Catholic Diocese of Lokoja has trained 130 community leaders on how to improve water, sanitation and hygiene infrastructure in their various communities.   ... Read More

Senator Dino Melaye Granted Bail by Kogi High Court

Henry Solomon- May 16, 2018

A Kogi High Court sitting in Lokoja on Wednesday granted bail to Dino Melaye standing trial over alleged criminal conspiracy, illegal possession and dealing in ... Read More

Umar Jibril: Kogi Has Lost A Great Leader, Says Gov. Bello

Abdul Jimoh- March 30, 2018

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, on Friday in Lokoja expressed “deep shock” over the demise of one of the state’s most astute politicians, Hon. Buba ... Read More

Association Drags University VC to Court Over Unauthorised Withdrawal of Funds

Henry Solomon- December 5, 2017

The Alumni Association of Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, has instituted a case against the school’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammed Abdulkadir, over the alleged unauthorized ... Read More

Sunny, Hazy, Cloudy Weather to Prevail on Sunday – NiMet

Arowobusoye Samuel- November 4, 2017

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunny and hazy weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Sunday with partly cloudy morning ... Read More

Gov. Bello Proscribes JAC, Trade Union Activities In State-Owned Institutions

Abdul Jimoh- October 26, 2017

  Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Wednesday announced the ban on the activities of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of trade unions and all forms ... Read More

Truck Drivers Protest Alleged Killing Of Member, Block Abuja-Lokoja Road

Abdul Jimoh- October 18, 2017

Truck drivers in Lokoja, Kogi, on Wednesday blocked Abuja-Lokoja highway protesting alleged killing of one of them over non-payment of N5,000 toll. The News Agency ... Read More

Three NDLEA Operatives Killed By Gunmen In Kogi

Henry Solomon- October 15, 2017

Three operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have been shot dead by gunmen in Okene. The Commandant of the NDLEA in Kogi, ... Read More

Kogi Now Peaceful, Safe – Govt.

Arowobusoye Samuel- September 22, 2017

The Kogi Government on Friday said that the state was now peaceful and safe following its collaboration with security agencies to stamp out high rate ... Read More