TENSION AS 4 CORPSES OF FULANI HERDSMEN FOUND FLOATING IN KOGI RIVER

Four bodies suspected to be Fulani herdsmen have been discovered in River Ofu in Oforachi community in the Idah Local Government Area of Kogi State. The bodies were allegedly dumped in the river by some angry youths following the killing of one Godwin Egbunu aged 65 years on his farm last Friday by suspected Fulani herdsmen. An eyewitness simply identified as Audu told our correspondent that the incident happened last Friday. He said the farmer was attacked by some Fulani herdsmen who invaded his farm and destroyed his crops. According…

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SEE WHO PDP IS BLAMING FOR CRISIS IN ITS LAGOS, KOGI AND KANO CHAPTERS

Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday explained that the party’s internal crisis in Lagos, Kano and Kogi States were caused by moles that worked against the party during the 2019 general election. A top official of the party told THISDAY that those creating the crises in the party were those “who ate their cake and still want to have it back.” Citing the instance of the perceived crisis in Kogi State, the source said: “These were persons that worked against the party during the November 16,…

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HOW .OVER 100 HERDSMEN INVADED KOGI COMMUNITY, KILL 9 BURNT HOUSES INCLUDING TRADITIONAL RULER’S HOUSE AND PLACES OF WORSHIP

No fewer than 19 people were killed in the early hours of Friday when some Gunmen suspected to be killer herdsmen in the early hours of Friday invaded  Tawari community in Kotonkarfe local government area of Kogi state, killing at least 19 people, burning the community’s traditional ruler’s palace and places of worship, among several houses razed. The Administrator of the local government, Hon. Musa Tanko Mohammed who spoke on phone with our correspondent confirmed that 19 persons were killed. It was gathered that the attack is a reprisal attack by…

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HOUSE OF COMMOTION: NSA AND IGP DISAGREE OVER CONDUCT OF KOGI, BAYELSA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTIONS

Friday Olokor, Abuja The National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno; and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday shared different views about the November 16 governorship elections held in Bayelsa and Kogi states. While the NSA described the elections as “fiasco where the unthinkable happened,” the IGP said the polls were “relatively peaceful.” Both the NSA, represented by Sanusi Galadima, and the IGP, represented by Mishelia Makama, spoke in Abuja during the last meeting of the Inter-Agencies Consultative Committee on Election Security with the Independent National Electoral Commission for 2019.…

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KOGI GOVT REACTS AS BUREAU OF STATISTICS CLAIM IT’S THE MOST CORRUPT STATE IN NIGERIA

  Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello The Kogi state government has carpeted the recent NBS Report claiming the state is the most corrupt state in Nigeria as a “dubious attempt to blackmail and blacklist the state by those scared by her rising economic profile and opportunities”. The Director General of Media and Publicity to the State Governor, Kingsley Fanwo raised the allegation while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Saturday, saying the Bureau has lost the “little credibility left in it”. He said the State Government will soon come with facts to…

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YAHAYA BELLO SACKS ALL POLITICAL APPOINTEES

The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sacked all his political appointees. The sack is coming few days after the governorship election. In a statement issued on Monday from the office of Secretary to the Kogi State government, Dr. Mrs. Ayoade Folashade Arike said aside commissioners and media aides to the governor, all others have been sacked. DAILY POST gathered that, no reason was given for the sack. According to the statement, the appointees are to handover immediately to the highest ranking officers in their ministry and agencies.

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ROBBERS DRESSES IN NYSC UNIFORM ATTACK IFEANYI UBA’S PLAYERS IN KOGI, PLAYERS, DRIVER SHOT, SEE PICS

Members of Ifeanyi Ubah Football Club were attacked in Kogi State near Lokoja by armed gang dressed in NYSC uniforms. The armed robbers opened fire on seeing their bus, seriously injured the driver and other players.They have been rushed to the hospital. Ifeanyi Ubah FC is a privately owned football club that’s still playing in the Nigeria Premier League. Source: http://www.trezzyhelm.com/2019/11/armed-robbers-dressed-in-nysc-uniform.h

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PATRICK OBAHIAGBON WRITES ON HOW HURRICANE OSHIOMHOLE SWEPT THROUGH BAYELSA AND KOGI

By Patrick Obahiagbon In meteorological lore, hurricanes – cyclone-strength winds are usually named after females. But an exception was seemingly made last  Saturday when ‘Hurricane Oshiomhole’ that sacked the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the maritime state of Bayelsa made landfall. This time, elated locals gave it a man’s name, in sheer awe of the comprehensiveness and clinical finish of the change it brought. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo State and the National Chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), is the choreographer who scripted…

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PDP SEEKS INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL BAN ON INEC CHIEFS, POLICE LEADERSHIP OVER KOGI, BAYELSA ELECTIONS

•Demands cancellation of Bayelsa, Kogi governorship elections Chuks Okocha in Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday called on the international community to impose a travel ban on the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and other officials of the commission as well as some top officials of the Nigeria Police Force for their perceived roles in the Bayelsa and Kogi States governorship elections. The party also called on INEC to cancel the two governorship and Kogi West senatorial elections for the brazen rigging, violence…

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INEC CANCELLED 149,000 VOTES IN KOGI

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 149,576 votes were cancelled in Kogi State due to violence, ballot box snatching and other incidences that characterised last Saturday’s governorship election. The commission declared Governor Yahaya Bello as the governor-elect for another four-year term. Bello, who contested on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), scored a total of 406,222 to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Musa Wada, who polled 189,704 votes. Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) came third with 9482 votes. The State…

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