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Gunmen kidnap farmworkers in Kogi, kill one

Gunmen have kidnapped farmworkers at Lagbeta community in Kogi Local Government Area of Kogi state. The gunmen who kidnapped six family members also killed a man who tried to escape according to a source in the community. A relation of the victims, Ishaya Bulus, said the victims were “busy harvesting[Read More…]

Kidnappers with POS machine arrested in Kogi

The Police in Kogi have arrested three suspects believed to belong to a gang of kidnappers terrorising motorists on Itobe-Anyigba highway. They are Danlami Shauibu, Kabiru Amodu and Adejoh Tijani all of Adumu village in Ofu Local Government suspected to be responsible for a series of kidnappings in the area.[Read More…]

N20bn bailout fund: Make your findings public, Kogi dares EFCC

The Kogi  Government has   dared the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to make public,  report of its investigations on the purported N20 billion bailout fund fraud. The EFCC in August,  alleged that the N19.3 billion Kogi bailout fund domiciled in Sterling Bank, had been partly misappropriated and the state[Read More…]

Gunmen attack church in Kogi, kill 1, abduct 3

Gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked an ECWA church in Okedayo – Kabba.  The church is situated along the Expressway of Kabba – Okene road. According to a report by Vanguard, the assailants killed one of the church members and abducted three persons. The abductors were said to have attacked the[Read More…]

Politicians behind jailbreak in Kogi — Commissioner

The Kogi State Government has accused politicians of being responsible for some security breaches in the state, including the recent attack at the Kabba Correctional Centre. The state Commissioner for Information, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, stated this on Friday while briefing journalists in Lagos on the security situation in the state. Fanwo[Read More…]

How we are tracking attackers of Kogi correctional centre — Aregbesola

Security forces have launched a manhunt for the yet to be identified gunmen who attacked the Kabba Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kogi at midnight on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior has said. Mr Sola Fasure, the Media Adviser to the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this in a[Read More…]

JAILBREAK: Gunmen free inmates in Kogi prison, kill two soldiers

Over a hundred inmates of the Kabba Correctional Centre in Kogi State escaped in the early hours of Monday after an attack by gunmen.  NewsWireNGR gathered from sources that the assailants attacked the prison centre which is on the Kabba – Lokoja highway, on Sunday night through Monday morning. The[Read More…]

VAT Collection: ‘We have to support one another’ – Kogi opposes move by Lagos, Rivers 

Kogi State government says it will not be drawn into the value-added tax collection row sparked by Lagos and Rivers states.  Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers had on August 20 signed into law the VAT bill that empowers the state to collect VAT of businesses operating within its geography.   Lagos[Read More…]

N20bn bail-out loan: EFCC wants to drag my white robes in palm oil — Yahaya Bello

The governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello has disputed the fund diversion allegation against him by the Economic Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Recall a federal high court sitting in Lagos last month (August 31, 2021) froze a Kogi state salary bailout account domiciled in Sterling Bank Plc, over a N20 billion[Read More…]

Two anti-Buhari protesters arrested in Kogi released after 68 days in detention

Two anti-Buhari protesters, Emmanuel Larry and Victor Anene Udoka, arrested and detained by the Kogi State government have finally regained their freedom.  The duo were granted bail on Friday by a Magistrate Court after they spent 68 days in detention.  They were granted bail after the court heard arguments for[Read More…]