YAHAYA BELLO INITIATES PLAN B, SET TO MOVE TO ACCORD PARTY

Petitions mount at ruling party’s secretariat Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja Governor Yahaya Bello’s hope of securing the ticket of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the November Kogi State governorship election is under threat as a result of criticism by stakeholders that he has performed below average in office. The governor, according to information available to THISDAY, is set to dump the party for Accord Party due to the uncertainty that beclouds his ambition for second term. It was reliably gathered that Bello, who is presently facing a…

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NJC DELEGATION VISITS KOGI OVER STATE’S JUDICIARY FIGHT WITH GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has waded into the dispute between the Executive and the Judiciary in Kogi State and recommended that the Judiciary should comply with the Table Payment and Biometric exercise adopted by the government and Organised Labour in the state. Briefing journalists today after a closed-door meeting in the Governor’s Office between a high-powered delegation from the NJC met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, some of his aides and a team from the Judiciary led by the embattled Chief Judge, the Director-General, Media and Publicity…

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YAHAYA BELLO LISTS 110 THINGS HE HAS ACHIEVED IN POWER AS GOVERNOR OF KOGI, SEE LIST

As Kogi State prepares for Governorship election comes November 4th 2019. In a document available to Native Reporters, the incumbent APC Governor, Yahaya Bello seeking reelection has listed 110 achievement within Three Years Six Months in office. They are: 1. Reduction of ghost workers 2. Sanitation of civil service workers in the state 3. Democratic Humanist 4. Security Engagement 5. Payment of three months salary abandoned by his immediate predecessor 6. Epitome of power shift 7. Epitome of inconclusive electoral reform 8.Detribalised governor 9. unifier governor 10.Breaker of ethnic jingoism…

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REPS MEMBER CHALLENGES YAHAYA BELLO, ” NAME PROJECTS YOU EXECUTED IN KOGI

A member of the House of Representatives, Sunday Karimi, has challenged the Kogi State Government to name projects completed in the state. Karimi spoke on a Channels Television programme Politics Today, on Wednesday, where he accused the government of looting the state in the last three years. “What has been happening in Kogi State in the last three years is a situation where somebody came into governance by luck because Kogi people didn’t vote for him in the first place. “He has taken series of loans from banks, there is…

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PDP SET TO PRESENT UNITED FRONT AGAINST APC, YAHAYA BELLO IN KOGI

…Party May Zone Ticket To Kogi East Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State met Wednesday and underscored the need to project a united if they hope to win the November 2019 governorship election in the state. This is just as the leadership of the party assured that the Presidential mandate, which Nigerians freely gave to Atiku Abubakar on February 23, will be retrieved at the tribunal. The position of the party came at the end of a crucial meeting of Kogi PDP critical stakeholders at the…

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KOGI GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO DECLARES FOR SECOND TERM, SEE HIS REASONS

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, on Wednesday, officially declared his intention to seek reelection for a second term on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Bello made the declaration while inaugurating the board of the State House of Assembly Service Commission at Banquet hall Government House, Lokoja. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has slated the governorship election in the state for Nov. 2. The governor said his declaration came after consultations with the leadership of his party both at the national and state levels and pressure from…

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KOGI APC BATTLES OSHIOMHOLE OVER PLOT TO DENY YAHAYA BELLO SECOND TERM TICKET

 I Am Not Aware Of The Protest – Yahaya Bello Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Ahead of the November 2 governorship election in Kogi state, some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state will today storm the National Headquarters of the party in Abuja to protest alleged plans by the party leadership to deny the state governor, Yahaya Bello the party’s ticket. Daily Independent gathered that the protesters, who are staunch loyalists of the governor are drawn from the 21 local government areas of the state. Speaking to Daily…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT 18 PEOPLE IN KOGI

Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja Eighteen people were abducted yesterday by gunmen in different locations in Kogi State, worsening the state of insecurity in the Confluence State. While 14 passengers travelling in a commercial bus were abducted by suspected kidnappers along Lokoja-Kabba road, four persons were kidnapped between Oshokoshoko and Obajana in the early hours of yesterday on their way to Lokoja. The four victims were reported to be travelling from Ayetoro Gbede in Kogi West to Lokoja, the state capital. The four victims were identified as: Mr. Jamiu Idris (driver);…

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MELAIYE DARES GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO TO INVITE BUHARI TO KOGI

Chijioke Jannah  Senator representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has dared the state governor, Yahaya Bello, to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to Kogi to commission any project he initiated and completed since assuming power more than 3 years ago. Melaye, who has been at loggerheads with Governor Bello for a prolonged period, had recently moved against the governor’s alleged bid to borrow N30 billion from Nigeria’s Central Bank.  “I challenge the Governor of Kogi State to invite President Buhari to Kogi State to commission at least one project…

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EX-KOGI GUBER CANDIDATE, FALEKE SPEAKS ON CONTESTING AGAINST YAHAYA BELLO

The Honourable member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency in the House of Reps and former Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Hon James Abiodun Faleke, has cleared the air over his purported interest in the gubernatorial election coming up later in the year. In his reaction to the rumours making the rounds he said, “In the past few days, I have received phone calls from various people from Kogi State particularly from our brothers and sisters from the Eastern Senatorial District of the state on a…

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