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Kogi government debunks ‘herdsmen attack’ at Lokoja park

The Kogi State Government on Tuesday debunked the alleged herdsmen attack at a motor park in Lokoja, the state capital.

Kogi community banishes father of abducted five-day-old baby

The father of the five-day-old male child abducted by two gunmen on April 11 at Ijagbe community in Kogi State has been banished from the community.

Kogi PDP chieftain collapses, dies in church

Tragedy struck at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Avurugo in Iglamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi state on Palm Sunday when a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kizito Amen, collapsed and died in the church during the service.

Jilted female university student commits suicide

A 100-Level student of the Kogi State University (KSU) Ayingba, Rebecca Michael, on Wednesday committed suicide over a breakup with her alleged boyfriend.
Nigeria Police

Gunmen injure five, disrupt fishing festival in Kogi

This year’s edition of the annual Dankwo fishing festival in Lokoja ended abruptly on Saturday when gunmen opened fire on participants.

Policeman shoots two drivers in Kogi over bribes

A police inspector on Tuesday shot and injured two drivers in Lokoja, Kogi state, for allegedly refusing to offer bribes he demanded from them.

Police ban use of fireworks in Kogi

Commissioner of Police in the state, Ali Janga, in a statement through the command’s Public Relation Officer, ASP William Aya, called on parents to caution their wards as the Police were determined to deal decisively with anybody that want to cause disturbance of public peace.
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Police arrest 3, recover 55 stolen PVCs in Kogi

The Kogi State Police Command yesterday said it has arrested one of the suspects that allegedly attacked officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at Egume in Dekina LGA of the state and carted away some PVCs.

Businessman dies in kidnappers’ den

Mr Sanni Aliu, an Ankpa-based businessman kidnapped few days ago has died in the custody of his abductors, police said in Lokoja on Tuesday.
Senator Dino Melaye (APC - Kogi West)

Dino Melaye wanted in Abuja, Kogi

On Friday, Kogi State Police Command, sent a detachment of officers to his country home in Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi State on Oct. 11 to effect his arrest, an incident that the senator has now distorted.
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Police: Why we invaded Dino Melaye’s house

Kogi State Police Command has confirmed that it sent a detachment of officers to the house of Sen. Dino Melaye at Aiyetoro-Gbede in Kogi State on Oct. 11 to effect his arrest.
Nigeria Police

Kogi bye-election records 2 deaths

Police in Lokoja have confirmed the death of another person during Saturday’s bye-election to fill the vacant Lokoja/Kogi seat in House of Representatives.
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Kogi bye-election: Suspect beaten to death for alleged ballot box snatching

Another suspected ballot box snatcher has been beaten to death in another polling unit in the traditional area of Lokoja metropolis.

Nigerian Army parades robbers arrested in military uniform

The Nigerian Army on Saturday paraded four robbery suspects it arrested in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State.

Nigerian Army, police arrest six robbery, kidnap suspects in Kogi

The Nigeria Army on Saturday paraded four robbery suspects it arrested in Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State.

Church: We’re unable to raise N8m for kidnapped priest’s ransom

Members of St. Michael Catholic Church, Obajana, Kogi State, have expressed concerns about the safety of their kidnapped priest, even as they have failed to raise the N8m ransom demanded by the kidnappers.

Gunmen kidnap Catholic priest in Kogi

The parish priest of St. Michael Catholic Church , Obajana, Kogi, Rev. Fr. Leo Michael, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen.

Gunmen kill newly promoted polytechnic director

The Director of Works, Federal Polytechnic, Idah, has been shot dead by yet-to-be-identified gunmen.

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President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

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