Lokoja: Agony of a state capital – Bala Nayashi

Since the creation of Kogi State, with its capital in Lokoja, in 1991, the town had passed through various stages of development in its quest to  meet up  with other developing parts of the country, which were created same time with it. Lokoja, blessed with human and natural resources, has witnessed tremendous achievements through the […]

Lawyer Disowns CPC Politician in Court

There was drama yesterday at the Federal High Court, sitting in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, when a lawyer, Ayo Mohammed, announced that he was stepping down from representing Dr Abdullahi Baba Abdul, a Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) candidate for the April National Assembly elections. Abdul had sued the CPC and others over the […]

Kogi LG Chairmen Ordered to Hand Over

The 21 local government chairmen in Kogi State have been asked to hand over to their Directors of Local Governments (DLGs). The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Joe Abraham, gave the order in a radio broadcast. The state High Court, presided over by the Chief Judge, Mohammed Nasir Ajana, had struck out a case filed […]

Audu will liberate Kogi – ACN chieftain

AN Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) chieftain in Kogi State, Hamza Aliu, has said the party would be victorious in the state if former Governor Abubakar Audu contests under the party flagship. Audu recently defected from the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) to ACN. Aliu noted that ACN had brighter chances in Kogi with Audu […]

Kogi Guber poll election holds March 2012 – INEC

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says all political parties must educate eligible voters ahead of the 2012 governorship election in the state to avoid the low turnout witnessed in the last general elections. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mallam Muhammed Abubakar gave the charge yesterday during a stakeholders’ meeting at the INEC office, Lokoja. […]

ANPP Suspends Abubakar Audu

The All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) yesterday suspended its governorship candidate in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu. Giving reasons for his suspension from the party, the ANPP national chairman, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said Audu was involved in anti-party activities. A statement issued by the ANPP national publicity secretary, Hon. Emma Eneukwu last night, stated that […]

Audu, supporters defect to ACN in Kogi

THE much awaited defection of members of the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) to the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in Kogi State will formally come to light today, as the former governor of the state, Prince Abubakar Audu, is expected to lead thousands of his supporters from ANPP to ACN at Lokoja township stadium. […]

All States Can Afford to Pay N18,000 – Idris

A dissenting voice from the governors’ rank came Sunday from Kogi State Governor Ibrahim Idris, who said contrary to the impression being created by his colleagues, state governments could indeed pay the N18,000 minimum wage. However, the strike embarked upon by the workers in Ondo State under the aegis of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council […]

Ajaokuta Mill Can Generate 30,000 Jobs

The Executive Secretary General of the African Iron and Steel Association, Mr. Sanusi Mohammed, has said that the Ajaokuta Steel Company is capable of generating 30,000 employment opportunities. Mohammed said that if the mill was developed and operates at its capacity of 5.2 million tons per annum, 30,000 Nigerians would be free from poverty. He […]

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