Kogi

BREAKING: Unknown Gunmen Kill Head Hunter, Son in Kogi

KOGI – Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG at PRESS TIME has it that the chairman of Bunu Hunters in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe and his son have been killed.  Oshe and his son, Sunday, were reportedly killed by gunmen in the early hours of Tuesday. The state government has condemned the killing, saying those behind it will be apprehended and made to face the law. In a statement through the Director General of Media and Publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, Governor Yahaya Bello described the killings as unacceptable. He called for restraint, saying that “security agencies have been deployed to ensure the arrest [Read]

Court halts APC indirect primary mode in Kogi

ABUJA – Justice Taiwo Taiwo of Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered parties in the suit challenging the planned adoption of the indirect primary mode by the Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not to take any steps that could affect the subject of the case pending its final determination. The Nations reports that Justice Taiwo gave the order on Friday while ruling on an ex-parte motion filed in the suit by some members of the Haddy Ametuo-led faction of the party – the Ex-officio, Destiny Eneojoh Aromeh; Organising Secretary, Isah Abubakar; Zonal Youth Leader, Noah Aku, and Zonal Women Leader, Mrs. Joy Onu. [READ ALSO] Kogi [Read]

ASSASSINATION ALLEGATIONS: Gov Yahaya Bello Fires Back At Deputy

– Governor Yahaya Bello has denied assassination allegation leveled against him – Bello’s deputy, Simon Achuba, had alleged that his boss was after his life – The governor in his reaction, however, challenged Achube to bring evidence of his claims or desist from making further spurious allegations Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state governor, has denied the assassination allegation made against him by his deputy, Simon Achuba. NEWS FLAKES NG reports that in a statement ‪on the afternoon of Thursday, August 1, by his chief press secretary, Onogwu Mohammed, Bello described the report as bogus and an exhibition of a blind rage by an angry suckling with a long-term pattern of [Read]

I will contest for president in 2027 – Dino Melaye

LOKOJA – Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) on Wednesday stormed the state capital in pursuant of his aspiration to govern the state. The senator first met with party exco at the party secretariat in Lokoja, and also went to the NUJ press centre where he presented his missions and visions for the state Melaye said his desires to govern the state is not only to rescue the state from the incumbent but to build a ‘New Kogi’ ruled by Ideas. Melaye also said he has his eyes set on the presidency in 2027, stressing that the governorship struggle was just a stepping stone to his presidential ambition. He said, “Kogi [Read]

BREAKING: Osinbajo Survives Second Air Crash in Seven Months As VP’s Chopper Crash-lands in Kogi [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it a chopper conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to a campaign rally in Kogi State, crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State. According to a tweet by his spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, the VP and all the occupants of the chopper are safe. He said the VP continued on his campaign trip after the incident. “VP Osinbajo’s chopper crash lands in Kabba. But he and the entire crew safe. “He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State”, he tweeted. This will be the second time the vice president would be involved in a similar [Read]

BREAKING: Senator Dino Melaye hurts self, hospitalised as he jumps out of Police Vehicle READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that Senator Dino Melaye, who was arrested Tuesday morning by operatives of the Nigeria Police drawn from its Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, has been reported to have jumped out of the moving vehicle while he was being taken to Lokoja. Dino Melaye in hospital Dino Melaye in the process was said to have injured himself and was taken to Zanklin Hospital in Abuja. It was earlier reported that the police was to parade of Melaye and other criminal suspects among them the re-arrested suspects who had escaped from prison cell, is to be conducted by the Deputy Force [Read]

BREAKING: Another Nigerian Lawmaker, Umar Buba Jibril, Dies READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME few moments ago has it that the member representing Lokoja/Kogi Federal constituency in the House of Representatives,  Umar Baba Jibril is dead. Aged 58 years, Jibril, a three-time member of the house, died in the early hours of Friday in Abuja. NEWS FLAKES NG learnt that Hon. Jibril died at age 57 after a brief illness at an Abuja hospital. One of his political associates, Mr Amuda Dan Sulaiman confirmed the death to journalists. Until his death, Jubril was the Deputy Majority Leader of the house. He was also a former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly. He was [Read]

SECURITY: IGP ‘sacks’ Police commissioner who declared Melaye wanted READ FULL GIST HERE >>>

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate removal of the Kogi State Police commissioner, Ali Janga who declared Melaye wanted. The IGP’s decision was sequel to the announcement by Janga that the two suspects who indicted Kogi lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye had escaped from Police custody. Subsequently, Janga declared Senator Melaye and seven others wanted. In a statement signed by Police spokesman, Jimoh Moshood on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, IGP Idris ordered CP Esa Sunday Ogbu to immediately replace Janga. The IGP expressed displeasure over the circumstances surrounding the escape of the two suspects. The statement reads: “The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris, is dissatisfied with the circumstances surrounding [Read]