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108 Inmates Recaptured After Prison Outbreak

Written by on 14 September 2021

At least 108 out of 240 inmates who escaped from a prison in central Nigeria have been recaptured, a prison official said Tuesday. Heavily armed gunmen stormed the Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, in Kogi State, late on Sunday, freeing scores of inmates. It was unclear who the gunmen were but criminal gangs have terrorized […]

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Abducted ceramic workers regain freedom in Kogi

Written by on 8 July 2021

Eight ceramic workers kidnapped in Emiworo, under Ajaokuta Local Government of Kogi State have been released by their abductors. The workers of the West African ceramic company were kidnapped last week Wednesday while gathering stones for their factory located in Itobe. But the Police in the state noted that those kidnapped were six. When they […]

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Gunmen kidnap Six ceramic company workers in Kogi

Written by on 1 July 2021

Gunmen have kidnapped six workers of a ceramic company located at Itobe, Kogi. The Public Relations Officer of the Police Command in the State, DSP William Aya, told newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday that the workers were kidnapped on June 29. Aya said that the workers were working at one of the mining sites of […]

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Gunmen abduct ex-Kogi lawmaker, eight others in Abuja

Written by on 25 June 2021

Unknown gunmen have abducted a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday Makama, and eight others. They were reportedly abducted at the Hilltop International Premium Hotel at Tunga-Maje in Gwagwalada Area of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday night. Our correspondent gathered that Makama and some of his kinsmen had gathered at […]

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Collapsed bridge: You’re a disappointment, PDP tells Yahaya Bello

Written by on 11 May 2021

The youth wing of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, as a “huge disappointment to the youth demography in Nigeria.” The PDP youths said this about the governor for reportedly stating that Nigerians are better off under the All Progressives Congress-led “asphyxiating administration.” The youths also knocked Bello […]

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Kogi Gov. Appoints Speech-Impaired Ex-Cleaner As Aide

Written by on 10 May 2021

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has appointed a speech-impaired young man, Peter Aliyu, as his Special Assistant on Sanitation. Aliyu, a former cleaner under the Geemoney Cleaning Scheme in Government House in Lokoja, continued his cleaning work without pay even when the company was said to have laid off all its staff. He was among […]

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Gunmen kidnap five family members in Ondo, demand N10m

Written by on 6 April 2021

A family of five from Ajowa Akoko in Akoko North-West Local Government Area of Ondo State were reportedly kidnapped by some unknown gunmen at Ayere Area in Kogi State on Sunday. The abductees, Mr Ibrahim Olusa, his wife and three children, were said to be travelling to Abuja from Ajowa Akoko, where they went for […]

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Kogi declares two-day mourning over tanker explosion

Written by on 24 September 2020

Kogi has declared a two-day mourning period in memory of those that died in the tanker explosion in Felele, along the Lokoja-Abuja highway on Wednesday. No fewer than 25 persons, including five students of the state-owned polytechnic, three nursery school pupils and passersby were burnt beyond recognition in the resulting explosion from an auto crash. […]

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Flood cuts off Lokoja residents

Written by on 24 September 2020

Residents of Ganaja area of Lokoja, Kogi State and motorists from other parts of the state and the eastern parts of the country may have to contend with being cut off any time soon by ravaging flood. Several houses around the Ganaja village have been submerged with water rising to the roof level of the […]

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