CONTROVERSY AS KOGI GOVERNOR BUDGETS MILLIONS FOR BURIAL IN 2019

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, and his deputy, Simon Achuba, have allocated to themselves a total of N14million for staging burial ceremonies. This is contained in the 2019 Appropriation Act of the state, a copy of which was sighted by PREMIUM TIMES. It was however not clear whose burial the funds were allocated for as the subhead did not state further details. Under the provisions for the state’s Government House, N12million was earmarked for the governor for burial, while the deputy governor got N2million for the same purpose. An…

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KOGI GOVERNOR WALKS OUT STATE CHIEF JUDGE FROM STATE FUNCTION

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday allegedly walked out the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah, from a function. The incident occurred at Government House, Lokoja during the swearing-in ceremony of new Grand Gadi of the state. The function was attended by top government officials and others from the Judiciary sector. The Chief Judge, who was officially invited by the protocol officer of government house was seated before the arrival of the governor. However, some minutes later before the arrival of the governor, the…

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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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