KOGI STATE TRADITIONAL RULERS IN SHOW OF SHAME AS THEY BEG BUHARI TO SUPPORT YAHAYA BELLO FOR ANOTHER TERM, SEE PIX

Kogi State Traditional Rulers Council on Wednesday presented Governor Yahaya Bello to President Muhammadu Buhari for support towards his second term election in November. The Monarchs were led to the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, by the Attah Igala, His Royal Majesty, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni. They also pleaded with the President to appoint one of their subjects as a substantive minister in his cabinet and not a minister of state. Briefing State House correspondents after meeting with the President, spokesman of Kogi traditional rulers, Solomon Dele…

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APC KOGI GUBER TICKET: TENANT CANT SEND LANDLORD OUT OF HIS HOUSE- GOV YAHAYA BELLO

Yahaya Bello Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello on Friday said nobody can take away the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, from him during forthcoming primaries, saying that the ‘tenant cannot send the landlord out of his house.’ Bello met with Buhari behind behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. He declined comment on the meeting, but vowed that he would get re-elected for another four years in office. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had fixed Nov.16 for the conduct of governorship election in…

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DONT RELEASE KOGI 30BIL NAIRA BAILOUT FUND TO YAHAYA BELLO GOVT, PDP BEGS FG

PDP warns against release of N30b bailout to Kogi Government adekunle / 13 hours ago By Boluwaji Obahopo LOKOJA – The Peoples Democratic Party, Kogi State Chapter has begged the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal government not to release the N30 billion outstanding Bailout fund to Kogi State government, said previous intervention monies was embezzled by the governor. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state a The party said its position is coming on the heel of the state governor’s intensified efforts in lobbying the APC controlled federal government to secure…

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GROUP BLAMES YAHAYA BELLO FOR KOGI KILLING OF FULANI HERDSMEN, REVEALS WHY THE CRISIS MAY CONTINUE

  Blame Yahaya Bello for Kogi violence, says Oodua group URGENT PRESS STATEMENT The Governor of Kogi State, Mallam Yahaya Bello should be held responsible for the escalation of crisis in Kogi State. A statement by Apapa Oodua Koya, (AOKOYA) on Wednesday warned that the Governor’s partisan position on the killings in Ogga, a native community in Kogi will worsen the lingering feud. The statement signed by AOKOYA Secretary for Strategy, Col Abimbola Sowunmi (retd) and Deputy Secretary for Publicity, Ismail Abiodun said that on Wednedday morning, the Kogi Governor…

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KOGI WEST: FIREWORKS BETWEEN SMART ADEYEMI AND DINO MELAIYE CONTINUES AS EX-SENATOR SHOWS OVER-VOTING EVIDENCE

By Boluwaji Obahopo Lokoja—Senator Smart Adeyemi has closed his case before the National/House of Assembly Election Tribunal where he challenged the pronouncement of Senator Dino Melaye as the winner of Kogi West 2019 senatorial election. Senator Dino Melaye and Sen. Adeyemi Smart Counsel to Adeyemi, Chief Toyin Adeniyi before closing his case, called on three witnesses; Senator Smart Adeyemi (Star witness); The Director General Adeyemi Campaign Organization, Mr. Adoga Ibrahim and the Kogi West Zonal Chairman of APC, Mr. Ropo Asala who were also cross-examined by the respondent’s counsel. A…

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YAHAYA BELLO THREATENS TO DETHRONE TRADITIONAL RULERS, REMOVE LG CHAIRMEN OVER 15 MURDERED HERDSMEN

APC stakeholders’ forum rejects Bello’s request for meeting Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has directed four local government administrators in the state and  traditional rulers to produce killers of 15 Fulani herdsmen within seven days. This is coming as the All Progressives Congress (APC) Stakeholders Forum has rejected moves by the governor to meet with the forum, saying his request was belated. Bello issued the ultimatum to the local government chiefs during a stakeholders meeting on security held in Lokoja yesterday. He said failure to…

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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’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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