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HISTORY OF KOGI STATE AT A GLANCE

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Kogi State is one of the 36 States of Nigeria, located in the Nigerian Northern Nigeria. Created on 27th August 1991 from parts of Kwara State and Benue State, Kogi State is noted as being the only state in Nigeria to border ten other states including FCT abuja, Kogi State is nicknamed the “Confluence State” due the fact that the confluence of the River Niger and the River Benue occurs in its capital, Lokoja. Due to its strategic position in the middle of the country and its access to these major rivers, Kogi State is a key center of commercial trade in Nigeria. The majority of Kogi State residents are Igala, Ebira, Okun, bassa and other minority tribes. Agriculture remains dominant in the Kogi State economy.

There are three main ethnic groups and languages in Kogi: Igala, Ebira, and Okun (a Yoruba Group) with others such as Bassa Nge of Bassa L.G.A, Kupa and Kakanda speakers, kabawa who are a people of Nupe extraction under Lokoja L.G.A., Bassa-Komo which is also of Bassa Local Government Area, Oworo people (A Yoruba Group), Igbo, Ogori Magongo, and Idoma.

The name Nigeria, was coined in Lokoja by Flora Shaw in the hill of Mount Patti, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, while gazing out at the river Niger .

LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS IN KOGI

Adavi : is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria, adjoining Edo State in the south and the state capital Lokoja in the north. Its headquarters is in the town of Ogaminana near the A123 highway in the southwest of the area at 7°36′05″N 6°12′01″E.

Bassa : is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its northern border is the Benue River and its western border is the Niger River. Its headquarters are in the town of Oguma.

Idah: is a town in Kogi State, Nigeria, on the eastern bank of the Niger River in the middle belt region of Nigeria. It is the headquarter of the Igala Kingdom, and also a Local Government Area with an area of 36 km2.

Kabba/Bunu: is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Kabba on the A123 highway in the southwest of the area at 7°49′43″N 6°04′23″E.

Mopa-Muro: is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Mopa on the A123 highway.

Okehi : is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Obangede. It has an area of 661 km2.

Omala : is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria bounded in the north by the Benue River. Its headquarters are in the town of Abejukolo  in the north of the area at7°43′N 7°33′E.

Ajaokuta : is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria and a town within it on the left bank of the Niger River. The headquarters of the LGA are in the town of ajodo in the south of the area at 6°40′11″N 8°48′19″E.

Dekina: is a local government area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Dekina, on the A233 highway in the Middle Belt area at  7°41′41″N 7°01′20″E.

Igalamela-Odolu: is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. It is bordered by the Niger River in the west and Enugu State in the east. Its headquarters are in the town of Ajaka in the north of the area at7°10′16″N 6°49′35″E.

Koton Karfe(IGU) : is the headquarters of Kogi Local Government in Kogi State, Nigeria and is located on latitude 8.1046°N and longitude 6.7976°E and in the northern part of the Nigeria between Lokoja and Abuja.

Ofu is a Local Government Area in the central part of Kogi State, Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Niger River forming its western boundary. Its headquarters are in the town of Ogwoawo (or Ugwalawo or Gwalawo) to the south of the area at7°14′09″N 6°55′32″E.

Okene is a town in the Nigerian state of Kogi. The town is based in a Local Government Area of the same name. Okene runs along the A2 highway. It had an area of 328 km² and a population of 320,260 at the 2006 census

Yagba East is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in the town of Isanlu on the A123 highway at8°17′N 5°50′E. populated mainly by the Okun people (sub-group of Yoruba ethnic people)

Ankpa is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Ankpa on the A233 highway in the west of the area at7°22′14″N 7°37′31″E.

Ibaji is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria in the south of the state separated from Edo State to the west by the Niger River, and bordering Delta State in the south. Its headquarters are in the town of Onyedega on the Niger River in the northwest of the area at6°53′00″N 6°41′00″E.

Ìjùmú is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters are in the town of Iyara. The people of Ìjùmú speak okun dialect of Yoruba language. The major occupation is farming by the men while the women engage in trade. Education is the major industry in Ìjùmú.

Lokoja : is a city in Nigeria. It lies at the confluence of the Niger and Benue rivers and is the capital of Kogi State. While the Oworo, Bassa Nge and Nupe are indigenous to the area, other ethnic groups of Nigeria, including the Kupa-Nupe, Hausa, Ebira, Igala, Igbo, Bini/Edo, and Tiv have recently established themselves.

Ogori-Magongo : is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria. Its headquarters is in Akpafa. It was created from the old Okene Local Government Area for the Ogori and Magongo people. They occupy the land from Obehira Ebaba to Lampese up to Ososo in Edo state.

Olamaboro : is a Local Government Area in the southeast of Kogi State, Nigeria, bordering Enugu State and Benue State. Its headquarters are in the town of Okpo.

Yagba West:  is a Local Government Area in Kogi State, Nigeria, in the west of the state adjoining Kwara State. Its headquarters is in the town of Odo Ere.

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‘Why I love Bobrisky’ – Tolani Baj

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‘Why I love Bobrisky’ – Tolani Baj

Big Brother Naija reality star and disc jockey, Tolani Baj, has expressed her admiration for embattled cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky.

She said she loves Bobrisky because he chooses whatever gender he wants to play at any point in time.

The reality star spoke in the teaser of the upcoming episode of the Bahd and Boujee Podcast, co-hosted by her and actress Moet Abebe.

“This is why I love Bobrisky, right? Bobrisky wakes up and plays a character; he, she, baby, whatever pronoun he likes,” she said.

Bobrisky, a self-proclaimed transwoman, admitted to being a man in court on Friday during his sentence for naira abuse and mutilation.

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People Claiming I Am The Father Of Mohbad’s Son Are Trying To Tarnish My Image – Oba Elegushi

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The Elegushi of the Ikate, Elegushi Kingdom, Lagos State, Oba Saheed Elegushi, has denied allegations claiming he is the father of Late Mohbad’s son, Liam Aloba.

Speaking via a statement by his media consultant, Deyemi Saka, the monarch described the rumors as a desperate attempt to tarnish his reputation by dragging him into the paternity dispute of Liam.

reports that following the passing of Mohbad, the paternity of his son has been called into question.

Mohbad’s father, Joseph Aloba, insisted on a paternity test to ascertain if the late singer was indeed the father of his grandson.

Among the reactions to the paternity dispute was the allegation that Oba Elegushi could have fathered Mohbad’s son.

A TikToker by the name Oloriebimusicproduction2, made several posts on his TikTok page, alleging that the monarch might be implicated in the death of the late Mohbad.

It was also claimed that the monarch was leveraging his influence to obstruct justice for the late singer.

Reacting to the allegation, the monarch insisted that they were baseless accusations aimed at soiling him image.

Oba Elegushi also disclosed that a petition has been filed against individuals propagating these allegations.

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South Sudan’s first female pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge has risen to the position of captain with a major American airline company Delta AirLines after working with Ethiopian Airlines and FlyDubai.

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South Sudan’s first female pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge has risen to the position of captain with a major American airline company Delta AirLines after working with Ethiopian Airlines and FlyDubai.

Your hard work and perseverance have paid off. Congratulations to you sister, your brain is taking you far!

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