OVER 50 DIE OF STRANGE AILMENT IN KOGI, ASSEMBLY CRIES OUT FOR HELP

The Kogi House of Assembly has called on State and Federal Ministries of Health to unravel the cause of the strange disease which has killed 50 persons in Olamaboro Local Government Area of the state.   The House made the call at Tuesday’s plenary sitting in Lokoja following adoption of a motion on Urgent Public Importance, raised by Anthony Ujah (APC-Olamaboro), over the strange illness that has claimed over 50 lives. According to the lawmaker, the unknown disease comes with symptoms such as headache, red eyes, loss of appetite, inability…

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KOGI GOVT INTRODUCES TAX ON BREAD

The Kogi state government has introduced a levy on every loaf of bread baked in the state. The state ministry of commerce and industry said the levy is aimed at improving the internally generated revenue. But the state chapter of the Association of Master bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) told TheCable on Thursday that the bakers are against the levy. An executive member of the association simply identified as Godfirst said the association has begun moves to meet with the consultant the state charged with collecting the fee. Godfirst…

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2 MEDICAL DOCTORS ABDUCTED BY GUNMEN IN KOGI

Unknown gunmen kidnap two medical doctors in Kogi Daily Post Nigeria / John Akinfehinwa / 9 hours ago Two Medical doctors working in Kogi State have been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The kidnapped victims were identified as Dr. Ebiloma Yahaya Aduku of Zonal Hospital, Ankpa and Dr. Kelechi Mgbahurike of Christ the King Hospital, Anyigba. The first was kidnapped at Ankpa on the 6th of October, while the later was kidnapped from his hospital in Anyigba on Wednesday, 7th October, 2020. It was, however, gathered that their whereabouts is still unknown. Meanwhile, the Nigeria…

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KILL ME RATHER THAN DESTROY MY INDIAN HEMP FARM, SUSPECT TELLS NDLEA IN KOGI

Take my life instead of destroying my cannabis farm ― Suspect begs NDLEA A suspected cannabis farmer, Clement Akor, has begged the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA to take his life instead of destroying his 10-hectare cannabis plantation. Akor, a 42 years old father of six children from Enabo village in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State was arrested by the Kogi State command of NDLEA alongside his accomplice David Ameh. Akor who claimed he had invested so much in the business and cannot afford to lose it…

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I RUN THE AFFAIRS OF KOGI AS IF IT’S MY PRIVATE COMPANY TO MAKE PROFIT, YAHAYA BELLO REVEALS

Governor Yahaya Bello says he runs the affairs of Kogi State like a private company with the aim of “profitability”. The governor, who was sworn in for second term on January 27, 2020, said he still uses his personal vehicles and that he has forfeited “personal entitlements” and other perks of office. Bello spoke on Monday night during a Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today after the Supreme Court affirmed his re-election as Kogi State governor. The PUNCH had earlier reported that a seven-man panel of the court led by the Chief Justice of…

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CORONAVIRUS IN KOGI: BEYOND THE GRANDSTANDING OF YAHAYA BELLO

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. By Ikechukwu Amaechi KOGI State governor, Yahaya Bello, is an interesting character. At 45 (he was born on June 18, 1975), he is presently the youngest state governor in Nigeria. When he assumed office on January 27, 2016, after he was declared governor following the death of the winner of the 2015 Kogi governorship election, former Governor Abubakar Audu, he was just 41 years. In a country where the common refrain by many when discussing political leadership has been the “recycling of old, tired…

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THE TRAGEDY OF COVID-19 IN KOGI: NO CONTACT TRACING FOR DEAD SENIOR JUDGES, WHY BELLO CONTINUES TO CLAIM DISEASE IS NOT IN THE STATE

By Bello Imam Despite Kogi State’s continued denial of the reality of COVID-19 in the state, the deaths of Kogi State Chief Judge, Nasir Ajanah, and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Ibrahim Atadoga, in quick succession have exploded the myth that the state is free of the virus. The deaths have also triggered mass apprehension over the state’s inexistence COVID-19 response and placed the state on the cusp of an imminent disaster. Justice Ajanah died on Sunday from complications arising from COVID-19. Justice Atadoga also died from…

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PRESIDENT, KOGI CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, ATADOGA IS DEAD

President of the Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, is dead. He died on Sunday after a brief illness. The Chief Information Officer of the state Ministry of Justice, Shaheed Saqeeeb, confirmed the death to our correspondent on the telephone. “Yes it is true, but I have no further details as of now,” he said. Justice Atadoga was called to Bar in 1986; he has been in private practice since he was called to Bar. He hailed from Omala LGA of Kogi State. He was said…

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KABBA CHIEF IMAM, SON WERE NEVER GIVEN ANY TREATMENT FOR CORONAVIRUS, KOGI GOVT ALLEGES

The chief imam of Kabba, Shiek Ahmed Ejibunu, who along with his son was declared the COVID-19 index case for Kogi State two weeks ago, were never treated for coronavirus at the National Hospital, Abuja, it has been gathered. Rather, the chief imam who was discharged on Friday was treated for diabetes and other ailments while the son was not even put on bed rest but was running errands for the sick father. While the discord between the Kogi State government and the NCDC continue over the free status of…

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ALLEGED RAPSIT KOGI COMMISSIONER,ABDULMUMINI DANGA SAYS HE WON’T RESIGN

‌ GBENGA ODOGUN The Kogi State Commissioner for Water resources, Abdumumini Danga has vowed not to resign from office in spite of the ongoing investigation into the allegations of battery and rape levied against him by a beauty queen, Elizabeth Oyeniyi. “Step down as how?” Danga retorted in a response to our correspondent’s question on whether he was considering resignation to enable the police to carry out proper investigation. Danga was in the eye of the storm after Oyeniyi called him out on social media, asking him to extend palliatives…

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