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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2019 GUBER ELECTION: NO IGALA MAN CAN DEFEAT ME – YAHAYA BELLO

Chijioke Jannah  Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has boasted that in his quest for a second term in office, he is capable of defeating any candidate fielded by opposition parties even if the candidate was from Igala land. The media is rife with reports that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded plans to field a candidate from Igala land, the largest ethnic group in the state, to square up with Governor Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking with Daily Independent, Kingsley Fanwo, Director-General, Media and Publicity to…

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HOW YAHAYA BELLO AND KOGI CHIEF JUDGE PARTED WAYS OVER DINO MELAIYE

The war of attrition between the Kogi State executive arm, led by Governor Yahaya Bello, and the judicial arm, under the supervision of Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah, is in the public glare. But MUHAMMAD BASHIR in this analysis gives an insight into the possible reasons for the face-off and likely outcome There was a very strong affinity between Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and his kinsman, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah in the early days of the Bello’s administration. Justice Ajanah is…

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