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Kogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, November 8th 2019.

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Here are the latest Kogi news headlines

Kogi: Impeached Deputy Governor Sues Yahaya Bello

Simon Achuba, who was recently impeached as deputy governor of Kogi state, has sued Governor Yahaya Bello.

Achuba filed the suit marked: NICN/ABJ/244/2019 before the National Industrial Court in Abuja, declaring among others, that he is “entitled to all the rights and privileges of the Office of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State of Nigeria including the prompt payment of all his travel allowances, monthly impress, security votes and statutory allocations.”

He accused Bello of unlawfully withholding his salary and his other entitlements, which are all captured in the 2019 budget already passed by the state’s House of Assembly. Read more here.

Police Release Statement On Death Figure Of Kogi Varsity Calamity

Police in Lokoja on Wednesday said five and not 13 students, as earlier reported, were killed at the Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba.

DSP William Aya, the command Public Relations Officer, made the clarification in Lokoja.

Aya, in a statement, listed the casualties to include Justice Keke, a 300 level student of Physics Department, who was killed in the campus after a theatre production on November 1. Read more here.

Gov. Yahaya Bello Speaks On Cult Killings In Kogi State University

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has confirmed the killing of some students of the Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mohammed Onogwu, the governor said five students were killed in the incident.

According to Punch, 13 students were hacked down by unidentified assailants suspected to be members of a secret cult. Read more here.

Kogi: Police Deploy 35,000 Officers For Election

The deployment of 35,000 policemen to Kogi State for the November 16 governorship election in the state was on Wednesday, approved by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

This was made known in Lokoja by the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kogi Command) in-charge of Operations, Oluwakayode Ayilara, who said that all measures had been put in place towards the attainment of a free, fair and credible election in Kogi.

According to him, the deployment of the policemen would ensure “visibility policing ” of lives and property before and during the November 16 governorship poll. Read more here.

Kogi Election: Yahaya Bello ‘Toasts’ Voters Ahead November 16

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the November 16, governorship election, has reassured the people of the state of his commitment to transform the state for the betterment of all, if re-elected.

Bello made the promise at Isanlu, headquarters of Yagba East Local Government Area on Thursday, while on campaign to woo votes from the people of the area. Read more here.

Kogi Election: See What CAN Chair Asked All Kogites To Do

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kogi chapter, has urged the people of the state to pray fervently for the peaceful conduct of the November 16 elections for the interest of all.

Dr John Ibenu, the state chairman of the association, made the call at the CAN Second Plenary Session, held at Chapel of Freedom International, Lokoja, on Thursday.

Ibenu enjoined the people, especially Christians, to pray fervently for peaceful, free, fair and credible polls. Read more here.


And that’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Be sure to get more Nigerian news updates on this dependable online news medium. Do enjoy the rest of your day.