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FRN vs Ali Bello: Court Shifts Trial To March 14, Warns EFCC To Be Diligent In Prosecution

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has shifted further trial in the charges against Ali Bello and Suleiman Daudu till March 14 with a warning the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to be diligent in the conduct of the trial. The Court, while granting an accelerated hearing, threatened to close the charges against the…
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Allow The Poor Breath, Gov. Ododo Urges Politicians

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…says his appointees are not part of Palliative Governor Ahmed Usman Ododo of Kogi State has told politicians in the state to allow the poor to breathe by allowing government palliative get to them and not diverting them for their personal use. The governor stated this on Tuesday when he flagged off the distribution of…
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NIWA MD vows to enhance Lokoja river port, staff welfare

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Mr Bola Oyebamiji, Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), has promised to build on the progress made at the Lokoja River Port in Kogi, to enhance inland waterways. Oyebamiji also vowed to ensure that the welfare of members of staff of the authority, received the desired boost for enhanced productivity toward economic growth and […]
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Tragedy As Two Kogi Poly Students Die Of Generator Fumes

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Tragedy struck in Lokoja on Thursday as two Kogi State Polytechnic students reportedly died after inhaling fumes from a generator. SP William Ovye Aya, the Kogi State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the development in a telephone interview with New Telegraph on Thursday evening. Aya revealed that the victims were Bilikisu Tijani Eleojo, (20 years…
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Abducted Kogi Passengers Regain Freedom

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The Kogi State Police Command has confirmed the release of the abducted passengers of the GIG and ABC transportation companies in Kogi State. New Telegraph had earlier reported that the passengers were abducted on Saturday at Inele iteke, Ogugwu in Olamaboro LG, Kogi State. The 14 passengers and bus drivers were alleged to be on…
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Kogi govt. blames water scarcity on poor electricity power

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By Idris Ahmed Kogi State government has identified the poor electricity power supply to the water plants as the major cause of perennial water shortage across the state. Commissioner for Water Resources, Engineer Muhammed Yahaya Farouk , revealed yesterday, at the presentation of the draft report on water supply, sanitation master plan and investment plan […]
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An open letter to the good people of northeast, Nigeria- Hon. Abdulhamid Yahaya Abba

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My dear good people of the Northeast, as the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Community Engagement – Northeast, it is both my duty and privilege to address you at this crucial juncture. I wish to convey our heartfelt acknowledgment of the difficulties you are enduring. We understand that the Northeast region of Nigeria […]
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Kogi govt. insists no money missing under Gov. Bello, accuses EFCC of conniving with political opponents

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By Idris Ahmed Kogi State government has raised the alarm over what it described as a desperate attempt by “criminals masquerading as politicians”, conniving with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, to tarnish the image of the immediate past Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. . A statement issued by the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, […]
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Kogi Abducted Passengers: Driver Regains Freedom

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The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Tactical Team on Monday said it has rescued Godwin Oniovosa, the driver of one of the two buses who was kidnapped at Inele Eteke, Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State New Telegraph had earlier reported that the ugly incident occurred on Saturday, February 3rd, 2023, at around 3 p.m.,…
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Mutfwang Congratulates Plateau North Senator-Elect, Jos N/Bassa Reps

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Plateau State Governor, Barr Caleb Manasseh Mutfwang, has congratulated Prince Pam Dachung Mwadkon and Daniel Asama for emerging victorious in last Saturday’s National Assembly re-run election. Pam Mwadkon emerged as the Senator-elect for Plateau North Senatorial District, while Daniel Asama clinched the seat of member representing Bassa/Jos North Federal Constituency. The Independent National Electoral Commission…
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Kogi govt denies establishing “office of immediate past Governor”

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By Idris Ahmed Kogi State government, has denied rumours making me rounds that it has created an office in the Government House, to accommodate the immediate past Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. A press statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Oladele Nihi on Tuesday, denied the creation of the ” Office of […]
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Kogi power transition : Shetima warns successors against abandoning policies, projects

By Idris Ahmed The Vice President Kashim Shetima has warned that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will not tolerate or condone acts by successive APC Governors abandoning people oriented programs and projects initiated by their predecessors. Speaking on Saturday at the inauguration ceremony of the new Kogi State governor, Alhaji Ahmed Usman Ododo , […]
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Mummy Zee Bags First Ambassadorial Deal

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Nigerian internet sensation, Deborah Olaki Adebisi, also known as Mummy Zee, has bagged her first ambassadorial deal with a fintech business,  Swift Pay. The expecting mother who shared the exciting news on her X account said it is her first ambassadorial deal since going viral on the internet earlier this month. She recorded a video…
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EFCC dusts Yahaya Bello’s files, may be arrested this week

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BY CHIBUZOR DURU There are indications that the former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Adoza Bello, will be invited for questioning by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, as his tenure ended on January 27, 2024, having lost his power of immunity. On Saturday, Bello’s tenure ended as the then youngest governor in Kogi […]
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EFCC arraigns Yahaya Bello’s wife, nephew for alleged money laundering

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Also Recall that the EFCC, also arraigned Rashida, wife of the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, for alleged money laundering. Then the EFCC’s Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren, confirmed the development in a statement in Abuja, said the governor’s wife was arraigned alongside her husband’s nephew, Ali […]
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Kogi Govt Pays JAMB Fees For 15,033 Public School Students

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The Kogi State Government under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello, has released the sum of one hundred and fifteen million naira (N115,000,000) to cover the cost of JAMB Registration fees for 15,033 students in public schools across the State. The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Hon. Wemmy Jones, disclosed this while briefing…
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Okocha Names Super Eagle Captain Ahmed Musa ‘African Ambassador’

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Former Super Eagles mid- fielder, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has referred to 2013 AFCON winner, Ahmed Musa, as an ambassador for Africa due to the player laying a good example for footballers worldwide. Musa, who has represented Nigeria at the biggest football stage, including the African Cup of Nations and the FIFA World Cup, is…
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NIA DG applauds Bello’s infrastructural, economic achievements

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By Idris Ahmed The Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, has extolled the good virtues of the outgoing Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for his exceptional achievements especially infrastrural development and the rejigging of the state’s economy. In a commendation letter, personally signed and addressed to Governor Bello, Ambassador Abubakar congratulated […]
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I’m fulfilled, Says Yahaya Bello As Kogi Varsity Kicks Off

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…matriculates first set of students Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has advised Nigerians to take advantage of the newly introduced Students Loan Scheme initiated by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to acquire a university education. He said this at the official opening and maiden matriculation of Kogi State University, Kabba, on Tuesday, noting that his…
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NIA DG To Yahaya Bello: You’re Leaving Kogi More Prosperous, Transformed

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…Says Gov Bello’s exceptional achievements rejigged Kogi’s economy The Director-General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Amb. Ahmed Rufai Abubakar has commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State for his exceptional achievements in the state. Abubakar, in a commendation letter he personally signed and addressed to Governor Bello, congratulated him on his notable strides since he assumed…
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Kogi Youths hail Bello for signing into law Youths Dev Council

By Idris Ahmed Youths in Kogi State have hailed the governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for the establishment and subsequent signing in to law, the Youths Development Commission. The commendation came at a one day Town Hall meeting organised by the Conscience for Human Rights and Conflict Resolutions. In a communique issued at the end of […]
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My administration’s policies, programmes in line with Gombe development plan – Gov Yahaya

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By Samuel Luka Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has stated that his administration is providing quality governance to the people through a well thought-out Gombe State Development Plan (2021-2030). The governor made this known while reacting to his nomination as “the Sun Governor of the year, 2023” by the Sun Publishing Limited, publishers of […]
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Kogi Assembly urges Police to intensify surveillance as robbery, kidnappings resurge.

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By Idris Ahmed Kogi state House of Assembly has called on the Police to regig its operations across the State inview of the renewed wave of robbery and kidnappings. The call was part of the resolutions passed at Tuesday’s plenary following motions moved by members on the spate of insecurity arising from recent incessant violent […]
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N33bn Debt: TCN Threatens To Disconnect Ajaokuta Steel Company Power

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The Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited (ASCL) has been issued a disconnection notice for failing to comply with the market rules of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). TCN, in a statement issued on Wednesday through its market operator, Edmund Eje, revealed that ASCL has accumulated a debt of N33.71 billion as of November 2023. It further noted that…
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Gov Bello Appoints Kogi LG Caretaker Chairmen

Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi State has appointed Caretaker Chairmen for all the 21 Local Government Areas in the state. The governor announced the appointment in Lokoja at a press briefing on Monday after a meeting with the State Executive Council (SEC). Governor Bello said the appointment of the caretaker Chairmen follows the expiration…
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