Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, August 14th, 2019.
Kogi state governorship aspirant Mohammed Audu has pledged to ‘turn around’ the economy of the state by generating over N4.5 billion monthly from internal sources. Audu, son of former governor of the state, Late Prince Abubakar Audu, made the promise at a Media Parley organised by Kogi council of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ). Concise News understands that Audu is one of the aspirants challenging Governor Yahaya Bello for the ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Audu, with pragmatic leadership, supported by experience and exposure, he had the ability to harness abundant potentials in the state to generate between N4.5 billion and N6 billion monthly. Read more here.
President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed sadness over the death of Rekiya Bello, the stepmother of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello, Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that Buhari in a statement on Tuesday condoled with the Bello family over the loss. Buhari said he knew about the demise of the governor’s stepmother following the latter’s absence at the meeting of the Progressive Governors with him in Daura, Katsina State. He described the death as an irreparable loss to the family, the government and people of Kogi State. Read more here.
The government of Kogi has denied speculations that herdsmen attacked a motor park in Lokoja, saying the rumour is aimed at creating panic and tension on the Confluence State. Speaking on Tuesday, governor Yahaya Bellos’s media aide Kingsley Fanwo said the fake news circulating on social media platforms was the handiwork of the enemies of the State. “Our attention has been drawn to some gory pictures on social media platforms, purporting that some herdsmen attacked a popular motor park in Lokoja and killed all passengers found there,” he said. Read more here.
And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!