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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SEE AS KOGI GOVT OFFICIAL, PDP BICKER OVER HOW MANY MONTHS SALARIES ARE BEING OWED

A Kogi state government official, Moses Okezie-Okafor, and a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Austin Okai, have disagreed over the number of months workers have been owed salaries by Governor Yahaya Bello. According to Okezie-Okafor, the governor had inherited four months of unpaid salaries, contrary to the nine months declared by the State chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Onu Edoka. “When Governor Bello came into office in January 2016, he inherited about four months of unpaid salaries at the state level, the NLC chairman had listed it as…

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KOGI APC STAKEHOLDERS REJECT YAHAYA BELLO FOR 2ND TERM, PETITIONS BUHARI OVER 344BIL NAIRA ALLOCATION

Stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State have sent a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari against fielding Governor Yahaya Bello for second term in office. They said Bello has received about N344billion in the last 38 months he has been in charge of the state. They said the governor has been owing salaries, pensions and gratuities without any visible capital projects on ground anywhere in the state. They described Bello as non- performing and violent governor in the past three and a half years. The stakeholders accused…

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OHINOYI OF EBIRALAND: YAHAYA BELLO IS WISE BUT MISLED BY IGALA PEOPLE AROUND HIM

Mr. Ado Ibrahim, the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland has said his son Mr. Yahaya Bello, the Kogi state Governor is an intelligent and nice man that was been misled by Igala people who surround him. Ibrahim made this known when he granted interview to Daily Trust newspaper on Sunday. Ibrahim speaking to Daily Trust reporter say he wishes to see Bello come back to second term. He also said he wants Bello to be a good governor so that Ibira people will be proud of him. The traditional ruler when asked…

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KOGI GUBER RACE: CRISIS ROCKS APC AS PDP SEARCHES FOR RIGHT CANDIDATE

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello. As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released guidelines for the November 2019 governorship election in Kogi State, public focus has shifted from the February and March polls. Judging from the past, governorship elections in Kogi have always proved to be a different ball game, the victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last elections notwithstanding. For instance, in 2015, despite that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won majority seats in the state Assembly, that did not save the ruling party…

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PAY KOGI WORKERS’ SALARIES DIRECTLY TO THEIR ACCOUNTS TO AVOID DIVERSION, PDP ADVISES FG

Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja The Kogi State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has called on the Federal Government to pay the balance of the N30.8billion bailout funds directly into workers account, pointing out that any money released to Gov. Yahaya Bello would go down the drain, unaccounted for, leaving workers more pauperised. The PDP in a statement signed by Bode Ogunmola made available to THISDAY on Friday acknowledge the sufferings of Kogi State workers who are being owed for between seven and 30 months as the case maybe, however called…

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YAHAYA BELLO, PDP DISAGREE OVER HOW KOGI GOVT CAME TO OWE 38MONTHS SALARIES

Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja Kogi State Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello and the People Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday disagreed that the state government had failed to pay its public servants salaries for 38 months. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Bode Ogunmola, the PDP urged the state’s public servants not to be deceived by Bello’s crocodile tears and apology after he admitted owing 38 months salaries only to turn around attributing it to youthful exuberance. The PDP, also, urged the public servants not to accept the plea of Chief…

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KOGI GOVERNMENT OWING WORKERS 38MONTHS SALARY- NLC

Kogi govt owing workers 38 months salaries – NLC Nigeria Labour Congress on Thursday said it was sad that in spite of the over N200 billion so far collected as monthly allocations and several bailouts and loan collected, Kogi State government is still owing workers between 8 – 38 months salary arrears. NLC said owing to this development, workers in the state had been acutely battered and reduced to mere skeleton walking the street without hope or succour. The NLC chairman made this declaration in Lokoja during the 7thQuadrennial State…

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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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