YAHAYA BELLO SINGS NEW SONG, SAYS HE’S NOT OWING WORKERS ANY DIME

After admitting owing civil servants in Kogi State 38 months salary arrears, Governor Yahaya Bello has made a U-turn, saying he is not owing any worker a dime in his four-year tenure. Governor Bello was however quick to add that salaries being owed workers were from the previous administrations, adding that arrangements have been concluded to clear the backlog of salaries. Addressing journalists in Kaduna shortly after the Northern Governors’ Forum meeting on Friday, Governor Bello disclosed that his administration never owed workers. According to him, only five months arrears…

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KOGI GUBER ELECTION: THE WEST / CENTRAL CHALLENGE

•President Buhari (right) and Governor Bello during the governor’s visit to Aso Villa. Will zoning play a role in the November 2 governorship election in Kogi State? Rasaq Olaitan examines the agitation for the slot by politicians from Kogi West and Central senatorial districts. The people of the West and Central Senatorial Districts of Kogi State is not relenting in their effort to ensure that an Okun or Ebira ascend the Lugard House seat of government for another four years. While in the history of the state,  the Igala (Kogi…

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KOGI GUBER ELECTION: THE WEST / CENTRAL CHALLENGE

•President Buhari (right) and Governor Bello during the governor’s visit to Aso Villa. Will zoning play a role in the November 2 governorship election in Kogi State? Rasaq Olaitan examines the agitation for the slot by politicians from Kogi West and Central senatorial districts. The people of the West and Central Senatorial Districts of Kogi State is not relenting in their effort to ensure that an Okun or Ebira ascend the Lugard House seat of government for another four years. While in the history of the state,  the Igala (Kogi…

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KOGI GUBER RACE: FALEKE SPEAKS UP AFTER HIS POSTERS TAKE OVER APC HEADQUARTERS IN ABUJA

The Honourable Member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives and former Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has cleared the air once again over his purported intention to join the gubernatorial race. The respected lawmaker restated his earlier position of not having interest in the governorship election after his posters were seen in Kogi State and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Full story: http://pmexpressng.com/kogi-2019-im-not-contesting-faleke-restates/  

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KOGI GUBER RACE: FALEKE’S POSTERS TAKE OVER APC SECRETARIAT

Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kogi State governorship primary in August this year, the posters of the former running-mate to late Abubakar Audu and House of Representative member-elect, James Faleke, have flooded the party secretariat in Abuja. The  posters confirming that Faleke has joined the race to challenge Governor Yahaya Bello, surprisingly flooded the party’s Abuja secretariat at the early hours of  yesterday and were strategically pasted from the main entrance of the building yesterday. Although the national secretariat seemed deserted as it has been since the conclusion…

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SEE THE CONDITION KOGI WORKERS GAVE YAHAYA BELLO BEFORE HE COULD BE RE-ELECTED

The second term ambition of Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi State has been threatened by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). Mr Bello who was sworn in as the state governor in 2016 has the work-force body to battle with if he fails to clear off their wages before the state’s governorship election slated for November 2. While the governor claims not to have paid salaries since this year, the workers are saying otherwise, insisting they have not been paid for over 30 months. Despite the governor’s claim, the workers…

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RE-ELECTION CRACKER: YAHAYA BELLO VISITS TINUBU IN LAGOS

Governor Yahaya Bello last night visited the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his Lagos home The visit may not be unconnected with Kogi State governorship election which is coming up later this year. Bello was declared winner of the 2015 Kogi State gubernatorial election after he was chosen on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared. The replacement, which was facilitated by former APC Chairman,…

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KOGI GOVT REPLIES APC STAKEHOLDERS WHO SAY YAHAYA BELLO IS LIABILITY IN NOV GUBER ELECTION

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has carpeted an APC stakeholders’ forum over its letter to President Muhammadu Buhari and the party’s national leadership that he (Bello) should not be given the party’s ticket for the November 2, 2019, governorship election. The Kogi APC Stakeholders Forum, led by Sen. Alex Kadiri, had in the letter, alleged that the APC would lose Kogi if it fielded Bello for the election given his alleged poor performance. But reacting, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Bello, Mr. Onogwu Muhammed, described the petitioners as…

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HOW YAHAYA BELLO PRESIDES OVER A CONFLUENCE OF ABSURDITIES IN KOGI

Nseobong Okon-Ekong writes that Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has enthroned a reign of infamy that has brought disgrace to the much touted inclusion of youths in governance Recently, former Kogi State Governor Ibrahim Idris ruffled feathers of key persons in the current leadership of the state when he boldly stated that life in the state has become a miserable experience. To a good number of indigenes and friends of the state, Idris was stating the obvious. It is difficult to be mute to how Kogi exists. The sordid…

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