PDP SCREENS KOGI, BAYELSA GUBER ASPIRANTS, SEE FULL LIST

Success Nwogu, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party will on Monday (today) Abuja screen governorship aspirants from Bayelsa and Kogi States. Our correspondent in Abuja gathered that while aspirants from one state will be screened at the party secretariat at Wadata in Abuja, aspirants from the other state will be screened at the party’s complex called Legacy at Maitama in Abuja. Already the Chairman of the Screening Committee for Kogi State, who is also the Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Darius Isyaku has already arrived at the venue for the screening…

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YAHAYA BELLO HAS NOT COMPLETED A SINGLE PROJECT IN 4 YEARS SAYS HIS DEPUTY, ACHUBA

Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has accused the state governor, Yahaya Bello, of not completing any project in the state since 2016. Achuba has been at loggerheads with Bello who is said to have withheld his deputy’s allowances amounting to N800 million, Igbere TV reports. In an interview, Achuba said the governor never told him his offence. He, however, said Bello could be angry at him because of his insistence “that the right things be done.” “You flag off project here today; you go to another place, you…

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HEAD OF HUNTERS IN KOGI SHOT DEAD WITH HIS SON

The chairman of Bunu Hunters and also head of vigillante, in Kabba-Bunu Local Government Area of Kogi State, Caleb Oshe, and his son, Sunday Oshe, have been murdered by unknown gunmen in the early hours on Tuesday. Tribune Online gathered from a reliable source that some armed men invaded the residence of the Chairman of the Vigillante at about 3:00 am on Tuesday. The source further said that they broke into his house and then gunned him down and his son before escaping from the scene. However, it was the…

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GUNMEN ABDUCT PDP CHIEFTAIN IN KOGI

Gbenga Odogun, Lokoja Gunmen, said to be in military uniform, have abducted the chairman of the Okene branch of the Peoples Democratic Party, Musa Adelabu. The Kogi State chairman of the party, Sam Uhuotu, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, said the abduction of Adelabu was an indication that Kogi State was not safe to live in. He said gunmen dressed in military uniform invaded the house of the local government party chairman and whisked him away at about 1am on Saturday. He described the invasion and abduction…

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KOGI GOVERNOR SPEAKS ON HIS INVOLVEMENT WITH HIS DEPUTY’S IMPEACHMENT

Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Wednesday denied having any knowledge about the move by the state’s House of Assembly to impeach his deputy, Elder Simon Achuba. With just few weeks to the November 16 governorship election in the state, both Achuba and his boss have been engaging in media war over issues relating to his benefits and governance in the state. Achuba had also last week accused the state government of withholding his salaries and that of his aides amounting to N819.7 million. He also…

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KOGI ASSEMBLY BEGINS STEPS TO IMPEACH STATE DEPUTY GOVERNOR, ACHUBA

Felix Onajite Kogi state House of Assembly on Wednesday, August 7, began the process for the impeachment of the state deputy governor, Elder Simon Achuba. The impeachment notice was read by the majority leader of the House, Abdullahi Bello (Ajaokuta, APC) as a petition on the floor of the assembly. The lawmakers precipitated their petition on three grounds of criminal indulgence, financial misappropriation and non-performance, Vanguard reports. The majority leader who affirmed that 21 out of the 25 lawmakers signed the petition said the allegations, actions and utterances of the…

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WAR BETWEEN KOGI GOVERNOR, DEPUTY GETS REALLY MESSY

Kogi 2019: Bello, Achuba in war of attrition Politics – Tribune / YINKA OLADOYINBO / 5 hours ago The governor of Kogi State, AlhajiYahaya Bello and his deputy, Simon Achuba, have taken the rift between them to the public space, with the two camps engaging in a war of wear and tear. YINKA OLADOYINBO, writes on the crisis and its implications for the polity. That there is no love lost between the governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Simon Achuba, is no more a secret as the two gladiators have…

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PDP ADOPTS INDIRECT PRIMARIES FOR KOGI AND BAYELSA GUBER PRIMARIES

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled out the option of adopting direct primaries in electing its candidates for the November 2019 governorship election in Bayelsa and Kogi States. The primary election in the two states, holding in the first week of September, this year, has already attracted concerns from stakeholders within the party, who expressed fears that the National Working Committee (NWC) might bend the rules in favour of certain interests. So far, Bayelsa State has recorded the highest number of governorship aspirants…

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APC MAY LOSE KOGI, EDO, SPOKESMAN, NABENA WARNS

[FILE PHOTO] National publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress. • Oshiomhole behind assembly crisis, Obaseki’s aide claims Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, yesterday raised the alarm that the ruling party might lose the governorship elections in Kogi, Bayelsa, Edo, Ondo and Anambra states holding between this year and next on account of the protracted face-off between its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and his successor, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.Deploring the row, which he stated was weakening the political during a chat with reporters in…

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KOGI RECEIVES FRESH 30.8BIL NAIRA BAILOUT FUND

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State says his administration has received a fresh N30.8 billion bailout fund from the federal government. Mr Bello made the disclosure on Monday in Lokoja, the state capital while performing the ground breaking ceremony of a chapel in the Government House. He said the money was the balance of the N50 billion bailout fund which his administration had earlier requested for. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this brings to N50 billion the total amount received by the state as bailout fund on…

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