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Governor Masari: Coronavirus claims first victim in Katsina

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State, yesterday said the dreaded corona virus, COVID-19 pandemic had claimed its first victim in the state. The victim was private medical practitioner.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi governor sacks vice chancellor, rector

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has sacked the Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Ayangba, Prof Mohammed Abdulkadir.
Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.

Kogi Reps member donates relief materials to communities

Member representing Ajaokuta Federal constituency at the National Assembly, Idirissu Lawal, has called for expansion of the country’s industrial base.

JAMB de-lists nine CBT centres for examination misconduct

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has de-listed nine Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres from the list of approved centres in the just concluded 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.

President Buhari greets veteran journalist Yakubu Mohammed at 70

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Nigeria’s media industry in celebrating veteran journalist and founding Director of Newswatch, Yakubu Mohammed, on his 70th birthday, praying for abiding good health and strength.

Kogi monarch offers to take campaign to grassroots, urges government to be proactive

Against the backdrop of low awareness of the rural dwellers on personal hygiene and environmental sanitation as remedy in curtailing the spread of Covid-19 pandemic, the Chairman of Ibaji Traditional Area Council in Kogi State, Chief John Egwemi has promised to take the campaign to the doorsteps of the people at the grassroots.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to resume conditional cash transfer to the poor

Kogi State Government through the Office of the National Social Investment Programmes (Kogi-SIP) is set to commence payment of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to poor and vulnerable people across the state.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi workers receive March salary

Kogi State Government has advised workers to brace up for tough times ahead as it commenced the payment of salaries for the month of March.

Residents in defy Kogi government’s lockdown order

The residents and traders in Kogi, on Saturday, defied the government’s lockdown order, directing residents to stay at home and the closure of markets in the state.
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Kogi declares total lockdown

Kogi state government on Friday places a complete restriction on movement within the state, ordering people to stay at home from tomorrow as a means of preventing the spread of Coronavirus.
The Kogi Commissioner for Education Science and Technology, Mr Wemi Jones, has warned against the encroachment of landed properties belonging to public schools across the state.

Kogi vows to impose severe sanctions on erring schools

Kogi State Government has reaffirmed to its readiness to impose severe sanctions on heads of schools or institutions in the state who fail to comply with the shut down directive on schools.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi closes all entry points, ban motorcycle operation

Gov. Yahaya Bello, has ordered the closure of all land and water entry points into Kogi State as part of efforts to curb the spread of corona virus in the state.
APC scribe Victor Giadom has described the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC Governors Forum in postponing the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting indefinitely as commendable. 1

President Buhari, governors, service chiefs may be at risk of deadly pandemic

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown big wigs including public officials and billionaires at risk and is upsetting human activities at the top echelons of the Nigerian government.
There is apprehension and panic in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, with news that a state lawmaker who just returned from a US trip allegedly refused to go into quarantined for 14 days as ordered by the Federal Government and instead went around the state capital clubbing.

Panic as lawmaker who returned from abroad refuses quarantine, goes clubbing

There is apprehension and panic in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, with news that a state lawmaker who just returned from a US trip allegedly refused to go into quarantined for 14 days as ordered by the Federal Government and instead went around the state capital clubbing.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello

Kogi shuts down markets

Few days after Governor Yahaya Bello announced measures including restriction of large social gatherings to contain the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Kogi State enforcement team shut down the Lokoja International market Tuesday, being market day.
Sequel to the directive of the Kogi State Government ordering civil servants on grades level one (1) to thirteen (13) to work from home and the ban on gatherings of up to thirty (30) people, the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, CON, has directed that only urgent and criminal matters be entertained by all the divisions of the High Court of Justice in the state.

Kogi high court to hear only urgent, criminal cases

Sequel to the directive of the Kogi State Government ordering civil servants on grades level one (1) to thirteen (13) to work from home and the ban on gatherings of up to thirty (30) people, the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah, CON, has directed that only urgent and criminal matters be entertained by all the divisions of the High Court of Justice in the state.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to inaugurate squadron on coronavirus

The Kogi State Government has constituted a Squadron to help tackle Coronavirus and Lassa Fever to ensure the prevention and containment in the state.
Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello who passed on recently at the age of 101.

Former Governor Idris Wada visits Yahaya Bello over mother’s death

Former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada, on Sunday paid a condolence visit on Governor Yahaya Bello over the death of his mother, Hajia Hauwau Oziohu Bello, who passed on recently at the age of 101.

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Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
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Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
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Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

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