HEAD OF HUNTERS IN KOGI SHOT DEAD WITH HIS SON

The chairman of Bunu Hunters and also head of vigillante, in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe, and his son, Sunday Oshe, have been murdered by unknown gunmen in the early hours on Tuesday. Tribune Online gathered from a reliable source that some armed men invaded the residence of the Chairman of the Vigillante at about 3:00 am on Tuesday. The source further said that they broke into his house and then gunned him down and his son before escaping from the scene. However, it was the…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT PDP CHIEFTAIN IN KOGI

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja Gunmen, said to be in military uniform, have abducted the chairman of the Okene branch of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Adelabu. The Kogi State chairman of the party, Sam Uhuotu, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the abduction of Adelabu was an indication that Kogi State was not safe to live in. He said gunmen dressed in military uniform invaded the house of the local government party chairman and whisked him away at about 1am on Saturday. He described the invasion and abduction…

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MY LIFE IS IN DANGER, KOGI DEPUTY GOVERNOR CRIES OUT

Provide evidence, state govt tells Achuba Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja The cold war between the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, and the state Governor, Yahaya Bello, has taken a dangerous dimension as Achuba Thursday expressed that his life is in danger, alleging that the governor is after his life. He disclosed this threat to his life while addressing journalists at his official residence in Lokoja, the state capital. But in a swift reaction, the Kogi State Government has denied the allegation, describing it “as bogus and an…

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KOGI RECEIVES FRESH 30.8BIL NAIRA BAILOUT FUND

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says his administration has received a fresh N30.8 billion bailout fund from the federal government. Mr Bello made the disclosure on Monday in Lokoja, the state capital while performing the ground breaking ceremony of a chapel in the Government House. He said the money was the balance of the N50 billion bailout fund which his administration had earlier requested for. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this brings to N50 billion the total amount received by the state as bailout fund on…

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AHMADU ALI’S SON JOINS KOGI GUBER RACE

A businessman and member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mohammed Nasirudeen Ali, says Kogi State deserves a different approach to governance, hence his decision to contest the state’s governorship position. Nasirudeen, who is a son of a one-time national chairman of the PDP, Dr. Ahmadu Ali, said it was time for Kogi youths to take charge of affairs in the Confluence State and show their capabilities to deliver on campaign promises against the backdrop of their being sidelined in the nation’s politics. The young politician, who made his…

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KIDNAPPERS ABDUCT KOGI REV. FATHER, DEMANDS 20MIL RANSOM

Suspected kidnappers at the weekend abducted the Reverend father in charge of Ascension Catholic parish, Ihakpu-Awka in Igboeze South Local Government Area of Enugu State, Rev. Celestine Ezeh, while on his way back from Abuja. It was gathered that he was returning from Abuja en route his parish in Nsukka when another car with three occupants overtook his car, blocked it and abducted him at Ejule in Kogi State. He was the lone occupant in his car. Although the car Rev. Fr. Eze was travelling in has been recovered, his…

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7 KILLED AS HERDSMEN LAUNCH COORDINATED ATTACK ON KOGI COMMUNITIES

Seven persons have been reportedly killed when suspected Fulani herdsmen invaded Koton-Karfi and Onzo communities in Kogi local government council of Kogi State. DAILY POST gathered that the two separate attacks took place in the early hours of Tuesday between 2am and 3am. According to a source, the suspected Fulani herdsmen have been hiding in a mountain surrounding the communities without the knowledge of the people. However, at about 2am on Tuesday, the killer herders numbering over 30 and fully armed with AK 47 and other dangerous weapons, invaded the…

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KOGI STATE TRADITIONAL RULERS IN SHOW OF SHAME AS THEY BEG BUHARI TO SUPPORT YAHAYA BELLO FOR ANOTHER TERM, SEE PIX

Kogi State Traditional Rulers Council on Wednesday presented Governor Yahaya Bello to President Muhammadu Buhari for support towards his second term election in November. The Monarchs were led to the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by the Attah Igala, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni. They also pleaded with the President to appoint one of their subjects as a substantive minister in his cabinet and not a minister of state. Briefing State House correspondents after meeting with the President, spokesman of Kogi traditional rulers, Solomon Dele…

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APC KOGI GUBER TICKET: TENANT CANT SEND LANDLORD OUT OF HIS HOUSE- GOV YAHAYA BELLO

Yahaya Bello Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday said nobody can take away the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from him during forthcoming primaries, saying that the ‘tenant cannot send the landlord out of his house.’ Bello met with Buhari behind behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. He declined comment on the meeting, but vowed that he would get re-elected for another four years in office. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed Nov.16 for the conduct of governorship election in…

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DONT RELEASE KOGI 30BIL NAIRA BAILOUT FUND TO YAHAYA BELLO GOVT, PDP BEGS FG

PDP warns against release of N30b bailout to Kogi Government adekunle / 13 hours ago By Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, Kogi State Chapter has begged the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal government not to release the N30 billion outstanding Bailout fund to Kogi State government, said previous intervention monies was embezzled by the governor. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state a The party said its position is coming on the heel of the state governor’s intensified efforts in lobbying the APC controlled federal government to secure…

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