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Kogi state infrastructure is an Eyesore – Umoru

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The state of infrastructure development in Kogi State is disheartening, says Chief Sunday Umoru in a press statement released by his spokesman – Honorable Collins Onogu following claims by Governor Yahaya Bello that Kogi State is now more developed than it was with the past administration via telecommunication with Mr. Seun Okinbaloye of Channels TV, the host of Politics Today. ...

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Kogi State partners with Julius Berger to construct 10 road projects

Julius Berger

Kogi State Government says it is in partnership with Julius Berger Nigeria PLC to construct 10 key roads across the three Senatorial districts of the state for infrastructure development of the state. Mr Abdulmumuni Sadiq, Commissioner for Works, disclosed this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing journalists at the end of a Reconnaissance Survey of the roads by a team ...

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Kogi repeals policy to sell off government property

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Faced with criticism on its decision to out rightly sell off some legacy projects to finance the 2018 budget, the Kogi State Government has proposed backtrack on the controversial policy. The controversy was stoked by the State’s Commissioner of Finance Asiwaju Idris during his budget defense for the ministry, where he revealed government’s plan to sell off some of the ...

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Fulani Herdsmen: Embracing Cattle Colonies Would Help Protect Lives & Properties – Kogi Governor

Fulani herdsmen

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State first announced that his administration was going to embrace the establishment of Fulani herdsmen (cattle colonies) in the state, the people of Kogi reacted to the idea with mixed feelings. But recently, the state government explained the philosophy behind its decision. Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, director-general, Kogi State Information Services and Grassroots Sensitisation, has disclosed that ...

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Kogi State plans to invest $150 million into infrastructure

Kogi State plans to invest $150 million into infrastructure

The Kogi State government has said it is hoping to attract about $350 million which it would put into developing its agriculture and infrastructure within this year. It said that it would invest $200 million in its agriculture, while $150 million would go to the upgrade of the state’s social infrastructure. The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Asiwaju Idris, made ...

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Kogi state orders immediate evacuation in flood affected areas

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PM News says that the Kogi Government on Thursday ordered the immediate evacuation of traders, shanties and temporary structures around NATCO Junction of the Okene/Lokoja/Abuja Expressway in Lokoja. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Kogi Governor, Mrs Petra Onyegbule, in Lokoja, said the directive was as a result of the flash floods that occurred on Thursday ...

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Ajaokuta Steel Company- unions dismiss no succession crisis

Ajaokuta Steel Company

“The two unions in Ajaokuta Steel Company, Kogi State have dismissed the reported succession crisis at its managerial level.Specifically, the Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ISSSAN) and Steel and Engineering Workers Union of Nigeria (SEWUN), yesterday in Lokoja, faulted the petition to the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) indicating a leadership ...

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World Bank launches NEWMAP gully erosion project in Kogi

World Bank launches NEWMAP gully erosion project in Kogi

“Determined to tackle the menace of erosion, Kogi authorities have launched the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Project (NEWMAP) in the State.”- The Guardian With several houses already swallowed up by erosion and hundreds of lives lost while properties worth billions went down the drain on account of the menace, the government backed the World Bank’s driven project with N100 million ...

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