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COVID-19: APC, PDP in war of words over status of gov Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has advised Governor Yahaya Bello to immediately subject himself to the Coronavirus test. This is because he had contact with Abba kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Mohammadu Buhari. Kyari was one of the top Federal Government official that graced the three days prayer for the late mother of ...

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Kogi PDP Vice Chairman suddenly dies after slumping

The Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State, Chief Kola Ojo, has passed on. A statement by the state Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Bode Ogunmola, in Lokoja on Wednesday said that Ojo slumped and died in Lagos Tuesday evening while playing lawn tennis. Ojo, a legal practitioner, was said to be regular player of the ...

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Recent attack in Kogi has political undertone- Gov Bello

The Kogi State Government has warned has vowed to deal ruthlessly with those sponsoring attacks on defenseless citizens of the state. It said the state government was working hard to unlock “strong suspicions of external sponsorship of terror against the people of the state by people who wants to swim into 2023 in the blood of Nigerians.” Speaking with newsmen ...

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Police parade suspected killers of Kogi PDP Women Leader

The Kogi Police Command has paraded six suspects in connection to the killing of Mrs Salome Abuh, the state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) women leader on Nov. 18. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr Akeem Busari, while parading the suspects in Lokoja said that they were arrested on Nov.22, by the police in collaboration with local vigilantes. He named them ...

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Alleged Double Registration: Court to determine Gov Yahaya Bello’s fate on Jan 20, 2020

The Federal High Court, Abuja, will, on Jan. 20, 2020, deliver judgment in the suit seeking Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi’s disqualification over alleged double registration as a voter. Justice Inyang Ekwo, who fixed the date after taking the arguments of all the parties in the matter, said there was the need to give it accelerated hearing. Kogi Governor, Yahaya ...

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Smart Adeyeme urges Buhari, gov Yahaya Bello to forgive Dino Melaye

Newly-elected Senator for Kogi West, Smart Adeyemi, has described Dino Melaye as a political house boy by the He said that Melaye could not manage well his earlier election into the Senate but decided to burgle it with unnecessary exuberances. Addressing newsmen on Sunday after his victory at the poll, Adeyemi said, “when a servant steals the garment of his ...

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Melaye vs Adeyemi: Kogi West election holds amidst voters’ apathy

The Kogi West Senatorial rerun Election holding across 53 polling units has been characterized with voters’ apathy. Newsmen who visited some affected polling units in Lokoja where elections were cancelled reports that elections material arrived as early as 8am. Some polling units visited included Paparanda Square, and Maigairi Palace. Accreditation and voting are going on smoothly with the presence of ...

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Rerun Election: Dino Melaye raises alarm over El-Rufai, Yahaya Bello’s meeting

Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Kogi West Senatorial rerun election, has cried out ahead of Saturday’s supplementary election. According to him,  his State Governor, Yahaya Bello and Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna, were represented at the meeting held in Lagos State, which was aimed at ensuring he loses Saturday’s rerun election, Daily Posy reports. He claimed ...

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Kogi Gov’ship Election: Appeal Court President constiutes Election Petition Tribunal

President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa on Wednesday constituted Governorship and House of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal to handle petitions from Nov. 16, Kogi governorship poll. This was disclosed in a statement signed by secretary of the tribunal, Mr Umar Abubakar and made available to newsmen  in Lokoja. According to Abubakar, the mandate of the tribunal is ...

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Kogi Guber: Senate urges security agencies to take drastic action against perpetrators of violence

The Senate has urged seuurity agencies to arrest and prosecute perpetrators of electoral violence in the Kogi and Bayelsa elections. The call by the Senate followed the adoption of a motion on “Curbing Electoral Violence.” The motion, which was brought under Order 42 and 53 of the Senate rule was sponsored by Sen. George Sekibo (PDP Rivers). Sekibo, while presenting ...

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