Okene

Type: City
Name: Okene
Country: Nigeria
Latitude: 7.56
Longitude: 6.23
population: 479,217
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Tension in Kogi Over Increase in Kidnapping

There is palpable tension in Kogi State following a sharp increase in cases of kidnapping. Residents told Sunday Trust that no one knows who would be the next victim. It was gathered that the apprehension is noticed more among the rich as they are the ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 21 2014]
Entities: Kidnapping, Bello, Crime
First reported Jul 19 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 1 reports

ONE WIFE, WORN CAR: TWO OF A KIND

It was a policeman of all people who first pointed me to the very striking similarities between ones wife and car. This is not to suggest the police institution mostly harbours persons devoid of imaginative insight. But truth be told, the foundation and ... [Published Nigeria Village Square - Jul 19 2014]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 2 reports

Strike continues, says COEASU

Unlike the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), which is expected to resume work tomorrow, after suspending its 10-month strike, the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) said yesterday it has not called off its seven-month old s ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 14 2014]
First reported Jul 14 2014 - Updated Jul 14 2014 - 1 reports

Cement, ceramics makers import gypsum, feldspar despite local availability

In spite of abundant local availability of gypsum and feldspar across the country, cement, ceramics and glass makers still resort to the import of these solid minerals, which serve as raw materials for them. While gypsum is used in cement manufacture, ... [Published Business Day Nigeria - Jul 14 2014]
Entities: Gypsum, Mineral, Epina
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

SSS Parades Kidnappers Of Jonathan’s Uncle

— July 11, 2014The Department of State Services, DSS, yesterday, paraded a gang of six who were said to have abducted an uncle to President Goodluck Jonathan, Chief Nitabai Inengite, from his Otuoke home in Bayelsa State.Inengite, 65, was reportedly abducted ... [Published Leadership - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

Police Foil Assassination Attempt In Kogi

— July 10, 2014Those on the trail of the life of Hon Abdulaziz Idris King, former member of the House of Representatives and currently the secretary of Okene local government have failed; police quick intervention saved the day.A strong believer in the ... [Published Leadership - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Okene council secretary escapes assassins’ bullet

THE Secretary of Okene Local Council of Kogi State, Abdulazizi Idris King escaped assassins bullets yesterday when unknown gunmen numbering more than three stormed his residence in Phase 11 Area of Lokoja.Idris, who was a former member of the House Representative ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Three face trial over kidnap of Kogi Speaker’s kids

A Lokoja Chief Magistrate Court yesterday ordered that three men be kept in custody over their alleged involvement in the kidnap of children of the Kogi State House of Assembly speaker.The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Levi Animoku, gave the order in his ruling ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Kogi APC set to receive PDP defectors

By Augustine AdahSnr. Correspondent, LagosThe Kogi State Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Haddy Ametuo, has said the party was set to receive defected members of the ruling  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) into its fold.Ametuo said the ... [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jun 23 2014 - Updated Jun 23 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: Jonathan - a President's Development Strides Amid Doubts

THE thrust of the Transformation Agenda at the commencement of the 2011 presidential election campaign was that Nigeria would be transformed into a new nation in various aspects of human endeavours.Less than one year to the terminal date of the four-year ... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jun 23 2014]
First reported Jun 19 2014 - Updated Jun 20 2014 - 1 reports

Two accidents claim 19 lives in Kogi

TRAGEDY occurred in Kogi when 15 persons, including university students, lost their lives in a ghastly motor accident late Wednesday night on Magongo-Okene Road.The state Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Godwin Omiko, who ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jun 19 2014]
First reported Jun 18 2014 - Updated Jun 18 2014 - 1 reports

Four die in Okene-Lokoja road autocrash

The Sector Commander, Kogi State Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Godwin Omiko on Wednesday said four people died in an auto-crash along Okene-Lokoja road at Ogaminana, Adavi local government Area of Kogi State.Speaking with journalists in Lokoja, he said ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Jun 18 2014]

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"If the trend is not checked, especially now that election is around the corner, many may use it to intimidate their opponents, and it will affect the development of the state as money that would have been used for business will be paid as ransom" he said
...I have access to none of them, no way to get to them, and I was right there in the water and I know I'm going to die," the 29-year-old said. "But the only thing I could put my hope and trust in, and my confidence in, is God." His rescuers, from the Dutch company DCN Diving, were looking only for bodies and already had recovered four corpses when they came upon Okene

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Tension in Kogi Over Increase in Kidnapping [Published Individual.com - Jul 21 2014]
ONE WIFE, WORN CAR: TWO OF A KIND [Published Nigeria Village Square - Jul 19 2014]
Strike continues, says COEASU [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 14 2014]
Cement, ceramics makers import gypsum, feldspar... [Published Business Day Nigeria - Jul 14 2014]
COEASU: Strike still on [Published The Nation Nigeria - Jul 13 2014]
SSS Parades Kidnappers Of Jonathan’s Uncle [Published Leadership - Jul 11 2014]
Okoene Takes a Bow [Published This Day Online - Jul 11 2014]
DSS parades kidnappers of President Jonathan’s ... [Published Daily Trust Nigera - Jul 10 2014]
Police Foil Assassination Attempt In Kogi [Published Leadership - Jul 10 2014]
Assasination: Ex Rep Survives Attempt On Life [Published Leadership - Jul 10 2014]
Okene council secretary escapes assassins’ bullet [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 09 2014]
Three face trial over kidnap of Kogi Speaker’s ... [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jul 08 2014]
Kogi APC set to receive PDP defectors [Published Nigeria Daily Independent - Jul 08 2014]
BLENDING MUSICAL INGENUITY WITH STREET SAVVY [Published This Day Online - Jun 29 2014]
Triage for the haemorrhage [Published Nigeria Village Square - Jun 28 2014]
Shocker! Slavery still thrives in Kogi’s ‘land ... [Published Nigeria Punch - Jun 28 2014]
Nigeria: Jonathan - a President's Development S... [Published AllAfrica.com - Jun 23 2014]
Two accidents claim 19 lives in Kogi [Published The Guardian Nigeria - Jun 19 2014]
Four die in Okene-Lokoja road autocrash [Published Nigeria Punch - Jun 18 2014]
Nigerian tells of capsized boat ordeal [Published Telegraph - Dec 11 2013]
Also in News [Published Townsville Bulletin - Dec 11 2013]
Video: Divers rescue shipwrecked sailor from th... [Published PBS - Dec 04 2013]
Moment divers find man alive in sunken boat [Published Telegraph - Dec 03 2013]
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