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Kogi State News Today

Kogi is one of the states of Nigeria. It is placed in the central part of the country. Kogi state news calls it the state of confluence, as there is the junction of rivers Niger and Benue.

The municipal centre of the state, according to Kogi news today, is the town named Lokoja.

This state is one of the youngest, as it was formed in the year 1991 due to the confluence of two other states, and there are almost 4 million people living there.

Kogi news says that mostly this state is populated by the representatives of Igala, Ebira, Bassa and Okun. Each of these groups speaks its own dialect.

Due to its unique geographic location, the state is perfect for tourists. As they can visit interesting historical sight sites and natural amenities. Tourists can get acquainted with traditions and culture of people, living in the state for centuries. And they can buy some traditional handmade souvenirs.

The main source of profit for the state is agriculture. Most people work cultivation different kinds of crops, such as corn, coffee, yam, peanuts and rice. Also, a lot of people are involved in cattle breeding.

If to speak about the municipal centre, Lokoja, Kogi latest news informs, that it was built by British people and was a capital of British protectorate in the country.

Since then city became one of the most developed in the whole state, and nowadays it is the centre of its culture and trade. People from the whole Kogi state arrive at its capital to find a good job and to get a qualitative education.

There is a big number of plants, factories, universities, international companies placed in Lokoja.

Also, there is a big number of museums, theatres and other places of interest.

There are two TV channels, placed in the municipal centre of Kogi state.

UPDATE: Shake-up in Kogi House of Assembly, as old Speaker resigns, new one emerges

UPDATE: Shake-up in Kogi House of Assembly, as old Speaker resigns, new one emerges

UPDATE: Shake-up in Kogi House of Assembly, as old Speaker resigns, new one emerges
Police arrest LG boss over alleged assassination attempt on Dino Melaye

Police arrest LG boss over alleged assassination attempt on Dino Melaye

The Commissioner of Police in Kogi state has confirmed the arrest of the Administrator of Ijumu Local Government, over alleged assassination attempt on Melaye

Police arrest LG boss over alleged assassination attempt on Dino Melaye
Kogi governor Bello mocks Melaye over ‘imaginary’ assassination attempt

Kogi governor Bello mocks Melaye over ‘imaginary’ assassination attempt

Governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello has lambasted Senator Dino Melaye for dragging him into the issue of an attempt to assassinate the lawmaker in the state.

Kogi governor Bello mocks Melaye over ‘imaginary’ assassination attempt
Dino Melaye attacks Governor Bello over assassination attempt

Dino Melaye attacks Governor Bello over assassination attempt

Senator Dino Melaye has criticised Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state for keeping silent over the assassination attempt on his life which occurred recently.

Dino Melaye attacks Governor Bello over assassination attempt
More trouble for Melaye as lawmaker is accused of allegedly diverting IDPs relief materials

More trouble for Melaye as lawmaker is accused of allegedly diverting IDPs relief materials

Senator Dino Melaye has been accused of allegedly diverting some relief materials meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the northwest of Nigeria.

More trouble for Melaye as lawmaker is accused of allegedly diverting IDPs relief materials
7 arrested over attempt on Dino Melaye's life

7 arrested over attempt on Dino Melaye's life

The suspects were arrested by the Kogi state police command in connection with the attempt on the senator's life at his residence in Aiyetoro-Gbede on Saturday.

7 arrested over attempt on Dino Melaye's life
Man accused of attempting to kill Dino Melaye speaks, digs dirt on the Senator

Man accused of attempting to kill Dino Melaye speaks, digs dirt on the Senator

Toufiq Isah, the chairman of Ijumu local government area in Kogi state, where Melaye's attack occurred, has denied's Melaye's claim that he sent the assassins.

Man accused of attempting to kill Dino Melaye speaks, digs dirt on the Senator
After certificate scandal, Dino Melaye survives assassination attempt in Kogi state

After certificate scandal, Dino Melaye survives assassination attempt in Kogi state

The unknown gunmen shot at intervals with little break for more than one hour where two vehicles, a security van and caravan bus were destroyed in the incident.

After certificate scandal, Dino Melaye survives assassination attempt in Kogi state
Governor Bello reacts to reports that his convoy was attacked over unpaid salary

Governor Bello reacts to reports that his convoy was attacked over unpaid salary

Kogi state government has denied that Governor Yahaya Bello was attacked by a mob on his way to flag off a major road project on Wednesday, April 12.

Governor Bello reacts to reports that his convoy was attacked over unpaid salary
Tragedy as Celestial pastor, wife and son die in fatal road accident (photos)

Tragedy as Celestial pastor, wife and son die in fatal road accident (photos)

NAIJ.com gathered that the fatal accident was reported to have occurred along the Lokoja expressway on Wednesday, April 12 and claimed the lives of clergyman.

Tragedy as Celestial pastor, wife and son die in fatal road accident (photos)
How they tried to assassinate me after my letter to Buhari, Governor Bello - Ex-governor of Kogi

How they tried to assassinate me after my letter to Buhari, Governor Bello - Ex-governor of Kogi

Clarence Olafemi alleged that some people have contracted assassins to attack him and put an end to his life and he believed his life is now in grave danger.

How they tried to assassinate me after my letter to Buhari, Governor Bello - Ex-governor of Kogi
Dino Melaye named in US report on assassination of witness in electoral petition

Dino Melaye named in US report on assassination of witness in electoral petition

Melaye has been named in a US State Department report on the murder of one Victor Obafaiye who was assassinated in 2007 after plans to testify against him.

Dino Melaye named in US report on assassination of witness in electoral petition
Drama! See what Kogi state governor was spotted wearing to visit his colleague in Sokoto (photos)

Drama! See what Kogi state governor was spotted wearing to visit his colleague in Sokoto (photos)

Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello has been spotted rocking full military regalia while on a visit to Sokoto state, to meet his colleague, Governor Aminu Tambuwa

Drama! See what Kogi state governor was spotted wearing to visit his colleague in Sokoto (photos)
Check out courses offered by Kogi state university

Check out courses offered by Kogi state university

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Check out courses offered by Kogi state university
Mercy Johnson sworn in as senior special adviser to Kogi governor (see photos)

Mercy Johnson sworn in as senior special adviser to Kogi governor (see photos)

Mercy Johnson-Okojie was sworn in as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on entertainment, arts and culture to Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state today.

Mercy Johnson sworn in as senior special adviser to Kogi governor (see photos)
Dino Melaye in another fresh trouble as group seeks update on his 2 foreign accounts in US

Dino Melaye in another fresh trouble as group seeks update on his 2 foreign accounts in US

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption has demanded for an update on an earlier petition forwarded to the CCT over Dino Melaye’s alleged foreign accounts.

Dino Melaye in another fresh trouble as group seeks update on his 2 foreign accounts in US
House of Reps moves to replace dead candidates with running mates

House of Reps moves to replace dead candidates with running mates

However, the party nominated Yahaya Bello as replacement for the late Abubakar while Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, went to court and lost.

House of Reps moves to replace dead candidates with running mates
Dino Melaye takes Sowore to DSS as he dances in new video (watch video)

Dino Melaye takes Sowore to DSS as he dances in new video (watch video)

Senator Dino Melaye from Kogi had, for days, fought hard to to convince Nigerians that he graduated from the department of geography in the institution.

Dino Melaye takes Sowore to DSS as he dances in new video (watch video)
JUST IN: ABU website crashes mysteriously hours after VC confirmed Dino Melaye a graduate

JUST IN: ABU website crashes mysteriously hours after VC confirmed Dino Melaye a graduate

Senator Dino Melaye, who represents Kogi West, had been enmeshed in an Ahmadu Bello Universty certificate scandal which was exposed by Sahara Reporters.

JUST IN: ABU website crashes mysteriously hours after VC confirmed Dino Melaye a graduate
Nigeria would have collapsed without Buhari — Bello

Nigeria would have collapsed without Buhari — Bello

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has said that Nigerians should be grateful for the coming of President Muhammadu Buhari into power which saved the country.

Nigeria would have collapsed without Buhari — Bello
Revealed! Dino Melaye allegedly has just 3 credits in his WAEC result (Photo Evidence)

Revealed! Dino Melaye allegedly has just 3 credits in his WAEC result (Photo Evidence)

There are reports that Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi west has only three credits in his 1992 West African Examination Council (WAEC) result.

Revealed! Dino Melaye allegedly has just 3 credits in his WAEC result (Photo Evidence)
Dino Melaye bags award despite certificate scandal (See photos)

Dino Melaye bags award despite certificate scandal (See photos)

Controversial senator, Dino Melaye has bagged an award of excellence as 'political phenomenon of our time' by the Association of Northern Nigerian students'.

Dino Melaye bags award despite certificate scandal (See photos)
EXCLUSIVE: 6 Kogi lawyers drag Buhari to court over replacement of late James Ocholi

EXCLUSIVE: 6 Kogi lawyers drag Buhari to court over replacement of late James Ocholi

Ocholi died alongside his wife and son in a crash the Federal Road Safety Corps through a preliminary investigative report said was caused by a busted tyre.

EXCLUSIVE: 6 Kogi lawyers drag Buhari to court over replacement of late James Ocholi
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