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Lokoja

(lōkōjä`), town (1987 est. pop. 45,600), central Nigeria, at the junction of the Niger and Benue rivers. Lokoja is the trade and distribution center for an agricultural (chiefly cotton) region and has food-processing industries. Iron ore deposits serve the nearby Ajaokuta mill. In 1859 a British trading and missionary settlement was founded in Lokoja. From 1867 to 1869 a British consulate was maintained there. In 1900, Lokoja served as the staging point for the British conquest of N Nigeria and became the temporary capital of the protectorate of Northern Nigeria.
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election holding in Lokoja, at the Lokoja Confluence Stadium, Kogi State, on Tuesday ended with sporadic shooting by unknown gunmen.
The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West.
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The association made the appeal in a statement issued to reporters in Lokoja on Monday by the state NMA Chairman, Kabiru Zubair.
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Three ships, MSC Bilbao, SM New York and Lokoja carrying Containers and LNG are expected to take berths at QICT and PGPCL respectively on Monday, while two more container ships Maersk Hartford and CSAV Tyndall are due to arrive at Port Qasim on Tuesday.
FILE PHOTO: A house partially submerged in flood waters is pictured in Lokoja city, Kogi State, Nigeria September 17, 2018.
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