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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KOGI WORKER SLUMPS AND DIES OVER NON-PAYMENT OF SALARIES

John Akinfehinwa  Barely few days after judiciary staff of Kogi State resumed duty from their 5-month old industrial dispute with the state government, the Magistrate court II, Lokoja was thrown into mourning mood on Thursday, as it lost one of its dedicated staff, Mrs. Fatimah Noah, to the cold hands of death. It was gathered that Mrs. Noah, a widow, popularly known as Mama Danlandi in her working place, slumped and died around 8.pm on Thursday in her residence in Lokoja, over a yet-to-be-established illness. An eyewitness said she resumed…

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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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