Kogi State

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Jul 29th, 2013
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BY DAYO JOHNSON AKURE —THE Police in Ondo State have arrested a 47-year-old bricklayer, Damilare Olotu, for allegedly poisoning his wife, Mary, for being barren. The 45-year-old Mary who hailed from Kwara State was a trader and had been having running battle with the suspect over her inability to con...
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Jan 25th, 2013
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by Ayo Olukotun The country is still reeling from the shock of the exposure of the horrible and dehumanizing condition of the Ikeja Police College. So frighteningly degraded is the shape of the college that the President following his unscheduled visit has reportedly ordered a probe into how matters ...
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Jan 17th, 2013
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by Olusegun Adeniyi Scores of pipelines vandals lost their lives at the weekend at Arepo Village in Ogun State, following an explosion which occurred as they struggled to siphon fuel. According to media reports, it all started with an argument between some of the thieves. When one of them shot into t...
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Sep 17th, 2012
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SAM NDA-ISAIAH, Leadership President hadn’t been quoted verbatim by the international news agencies, I would probably have argued he was quoted out of context. I am still aghast that he could say what he said. In faraway Malawi, a few days ago, President Goodluck Jonathan told the Malawians: “I will ...
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Sep 15th, 2012
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opinion There is need to introduce what night life in Abuja could be. Basically, the federal capital Territory is known to be a seat of power and naturally, a city full of civil servants and politicians. It is a city characterised by the hustling and bustling of city dwellers doing all they can to ek...
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Aug 10th, 2012
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The United States wants to help Nigeria fight Islamists it sees as a growing regional menace, but the country cannot rely on military might alone, an official travelling with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Clinton visited Africa’s most populous nation on Thursday and met with Pre...
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Aug 8th, 2012
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An army official says a mosque attack that killed two soldiers followed a deadly church attack in central Nigeria. Lt. Col. Gabriel Olorunyomi had said Tuesday that three gunmen on motorcycles shot dead soldiers on patrol in Okene. He added Wednesday that the attack occurred outside Okene Central Mos...
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Aug 7th, 2012
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Gunmen have opened fire on worshippers during a church service in central Nigeria, killing at least 15 people. Nigerian officials say an unknown number of gunmen stormed the church late Monday near Okene in Kogi state. Kogi state is in Nigeria’s middle belt, where the Muslim-dominated north and...
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Apr 6th, 2012
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KANO, Nigeria — Nigerian authorities have recovered a cache of arms, including explosives and rocket launchers, in two separate raids in the restive northern city of Gombe and arrested six suspects, a senior official said. “Following weeks of surveillance we gathered enough intelligence informa...
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Apr 1st, 2012
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Lagos – Nigerian troops have clashed with suspected members of Islamist group Boko Haram in a raid on an alleged hideout, leaving 11 dead, including a soldier and policeman, an official and local media said on Sunday. The clash occurred on Saturday in the Okene district of Kogi state, located i...