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    Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Melaye denies plan to leave PDP for APC

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, says he has no intention of defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a tweet he shared on Sunday, Melaye described people who leave the PDP for the APC as "fools".It was rumoured that he planned to leave the PDP after losing the party’s governorship ticket in [...]

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    Kogi PDP guber candidate says he is ready to unseat Yahaya Bello

Kogi PDP guber candidate says he is ready to unseat Yahaya Bello

Musa Wada, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 2019 Kogi governorship election, has promised to run an issues-based campaign.In a personally signed statement, Wada expressed his appreciation to the people of Kogi state for considering him worthy to fly the flag of the PDP in the forthcoming polls.He promised that the "confidence reposed on him" has [...]

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    Yahaya Bello picks Edward Onoja, his chief of staff, as running mate

Yahaya Bello picks Edward Onoja, his chief of staff, as running mate

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has picked Edward Onoja, his chief of staff, as running mate for the November 16 governorship election.An aide of the governor, who did not want to be quoted, disclosed this to TheCable.The aide said the governor submitted Onoja's name to the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during his trip to Abuja earlier [...]

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    Melaye rejects ‘ridiculous’ Kogi PDP primary election results

Melaye rejects ‘ridiculous’ Kogi PDP primary election results

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has rejected the results of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi state.Melaye, who was seeking to fly the party's flag as the governorship candidate in the November 16 election in Kogi, lost out to Musa Wada, brother of Idris Wada, ex-governor of the state.Wada polled 748 votes to clinch PDP's [...]

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    Musa Wada emerges PDP guber candidate in Kogi

Musa Wada emerges PDP guber candidate in Kogi

Musa Wada, an engineer, has emerged candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the November 16 governorship election.He defeated other aspirants, including Idris Wada, his elder brother who is the immediate past governor of the state.The PDP candidate secured 748 votes while Abubakar Ibrahim, son of a former governor of the state, secured 710 votes.The immediate past governor of [...]

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    Yahaya Bello clinches APC guber ticket

Yahaya Bello clinches APC guber ticket

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has emerged flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 governorship election.A total of 3,596 delegates were accredited in the primary which held in Lokoja, the state capital.The governor secured 3, 127 votes.The aspirants who contested against Bello are Hadiza Ibrahim, Yahaya Audu, Danlami Mohammed, Yakubu Mohammed, Sani Abdullahi and Babatunde [...]

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    APC clears Irukera to contest Kogi guber primary

APC clears Irukera to contest Kogi guber primary

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared Babatunde Irukera, an ally of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, to contest party's primary poll in Kogi state.A screening committee chaired by Hope Uzodinma, ex-senator representing Imo west, had previously disqualified Irukera who is the director-general/chief executive officer, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC).The committee said the lawyer [...]

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    Kogi APC primary election already compromised, say disqualified gov aspirants

Kogi APC primary election already compromised, say disqualified gov aspirants

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state have alleged that the party's primary election is compromised.The aspirants were among the 12 persons disqualified by the party's screening committee in the state.The eight aspirants are Hadiza Ibrahim, Sani Abdullahi, Yakubu Mohammed, Mohammed Audu, Patrick Akpa, Jubrin Usman, Babatunde Irukera, and Seidu Onailo.On Monday, the committee cleared [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi: Yahaya Bello has performed better than all past Kogi governors

Smart Adeyemi: Yahaya Bello has performed better than all past Kogi governors

Smart Adeyemi, former Kogi west senator, says Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, has performed better than his predecessors. In an interview with ARISE NEWS on Monday, Adeyemi commended the governor for implementing water and road projects in the state.He also said Bello has been able to handle the issue of payment of salaries, despite the challenge facing governors across the [...]

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    Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

The Kogi state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district.In a judgement delivered on Friday, the tribunal led by A.O. Chijiok ordered a fresh election in the district.Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 26 election, had approached the tribunal and challenged Melaye's victory on the [...]

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    Kogi assembly asks CJ to raise impeachment panel of deputy governor

Kogi assembly asks CJ to raise impeachment panel of deputy governor

The Kogi state house of assembly has requested Nasir Ajanah, the state chief judge, to constitute a 7-man panel of inquiry to investigate allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state.The assembly made the request in a resolution reached at plenary in Lokoja, the state capital, following the adoption of a motion by Abdullahi Bello-Balogun, [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I’m overjoyed… Kogi workers’ salary arrears have been cleared

Yahaya Bello: I’m overjoyed… Kogi workers’ salary arrears have been cleared

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says his administration has done its best in the last three years.In a statement to commemorate the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, Bello said he is overjoyed because government workers in the state have been paid salaries up till July."My New Direction administration has done its best in the last three and a half years to implement [...]

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    Kogi assembly moves to impeach deputy governor

Kogi assembly moves to impeach deputy governor

The Kogi state house of assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state.On Wednesday, Abdullahi Bello, majority leader of the house, read a petition against Achuba at plenary.He said signatures of 21 of the 25 lawmakers have been collected for the impeachment.The member who represents Ajaokuta constituency, cited section 188 of 1999 constitution and thereafter prayed [...]

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    Kogi gets N30.8billion fresh bailout from CBN

Kogi gets N30.8billion fresh bailout from CBN

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has paid the balance of N30.8 billion bailout fund to the state government account.The governor disclosed this at the government house in Lokoja, on Monday, during the groundbreaking ceremony for the building of a chapel for Christians within the premises of the Kogi government house.The administration of [...]

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    EXTRA: 24 hours too short to list my achievements, says Yahaya Bello

EXTRA: 24 hours too short to list my achievements, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says his achievements in the state are so numerous that a day is not enough to list them.Bello spoke with journalists after picking his expression of interest and nomination forms for the November 16 governorship election at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, on Wednesday.The form was presented to him [...]

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    APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

APC releases timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa guber primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries in Kogi and Bayelsa states.In a statement in Abuja on Tuesday, Emma Ibediro, APC's national organising secretary, said the primary election will hold on August 29, while election appeal is slated for September 2.He added that female and physically challenged aspirants will only [...]

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