Friday, March 5, 2021



Group backs call for EFCC, ICPC to probe Yahaya Bello

A Kogi State-based socio-political group under the auspices of Progressives Mandate Movement, PMM, has expressed support for the call for an investigation into alleged financial mismanagement and corruption against Governor Yahaya Bello.

BREAKING: FEC approves N797.2bn for Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved over N797.2 billion for the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano road construction project.

Dangote injects N10bn into Nigeria’s education sector

The Dangote Group of Companies says its intervention in education development in Nigeria through the philanthropic arm, Aliko Dangote Foundation so far, has hit N10 billion.

Buhari flags-off $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line

President Muhammadu Buhari has flagged-off the $1.96bn Kano–Maradi rail line, ordering  the Ministries of Transportation and Finance to conclude financial arrangements for the construction of West-East Coastal rail line from Lagos to Calabar, linking some major cities in South East and South South.

NDLEA seizes over 11,000kg of illicit drugs, arrests 174 suspects in Kogi

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Kogi Command, on Monday said it made a total seizure of 10, 978.399 kg of illicit drugs between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020.

Nigerian Customs hands over 4,907 cartons of expired chocolates to NAFDAC

The Nigeria Customs Service, NCS, has handed over 4,907 cartons of seized expired sweets and chocolates valued at N23.7 million to National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC.

FEC approves N995m for road rehabilitation in Zamfara

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday in Abuja approved N995million for road rehabilitation and procurement of an information and communication device that would enhance highway management system for roads across the country.

Police confirm death of AIG Babas

The Assistant Inspector-General, AIG of police in charge of Zone 8, Lokoja, Yunana Babas, is dead. The acting spokesperson for the zone, Inspector Ruth Awi,...

Buhari salutes sacrifices of 20 frontline doctors who died of COVID-19, mourns Ajakpo, Nkanga

President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted the sacrifices of 20 doctors reportedly killed by COVID-19 in the country, saying the welfare of frontline medical workers...

Dangote Group emerges 2020 best company in infrastructure development

Pan-African conglomerate, Dangote Group, has been adjudged the best company in Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, for its interventions that helped the vulnerable, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CBN revokes licences of 42 microfinance banks [Full List]

The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, has liquidated 42 microfinance banks in the country and subsequently revoked their operation licences. The Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation,...

Jaiz Bank’s e-channels, tech to make Hajj savings easier – MD

The managing director, Jaiz Bank Plc, Hassan Usman, said the bank's e-channels and technology are enough to capture all intending pilgrims to Hajj under...

Kogi teachers demand payment of minimum wage

A group, Basic Education Teachers’ Association of Nigeria, BESAN, has demanded for full implementation of the old N18,000 minimum wage for teachers in primary and junior secondary schools in Kogi.

Bayelsa Queens win Flying Officers’ Cup pre-season tournament

Bayelsa Queens Football Club have emerged winners of the Flying Officer’s pre-season Cup tournament.

Over 50 die of strange disease in Kogi, Assembly raises alarm

The Kogi State House of Assembly has called on State and Federal Ministries of Health to unravel the cause of the strange disease which...

Teething treatment: Pediatrician warns against use of herbal concoction

Dr Fatima Ibrahim, a Pediatrician, at Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, has cautioned parents on the dangers of using herbal concoction and nonchalant attitudes towards children at presumed teething period of the child.

Yahaya Bello announces doctors recruitment

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has granted express approval to the Governing Boards of Kogi State Hospitals Management Board, KSHMB, and Kogi Specialist Hospital, Lokoja, KSSH, to employ more doctors.

Dino Melaye: Suspects deny allegations

The accused persons, including Melaye, declared that the allegations were false and they were not guilty when their pleas were taken.

Kogi CJ grants Melaye N10m bail

Recall that the embattled lawmaker representing Kogi West in the National Assembly is standing trial for alleged complicity and homicide.

Kebbi Govt. pays N9bn pension, gratuities to 3,500 retirees

The governor commended the organised labour in the state for their unflinching support to the government.

‘How Gov. Bello fell off car, injured left foot’

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State fell off while alighting from his official car on Friday, March 30, and injured his left foot, a statement from the Kogi Government House, Lokoja, said on Tuesday.

JUST IN: Gunmen invade Kogi police station, kill two officers on duty

Some gunmen on Tuesday invaded the police station at Gegu village on Lokoja – Abuja road, killing two of the policemen on duty. Spokesman for...

Suspects in Melaye’s gun case escape from police custody

Police in Lokoja said on Wednesday said that the two suspects that named Dino Melaye as the supplier of guns to them had escaped from custody.

Army confirms killing of 3 kidnap suspects in Kogi

The operation “exercise cat race” was ongoing to curtail criminality and boost security in the state.

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