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    ‘Our great son and proud ambassador’– Yahaya Bello showers encomium on Adesanmi

‘Our great son and proud ambassador’– Yahaya Bello showers encomium on Adesanmi

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi State, has described the demise of Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian- born Canadian professor as “one death too many”.Adesanmi, who hailed from Kogi, was among the 157 who died in an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday morning.In a statement issued through Onogwu Muhammed, his chief press secretary, Bello said [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I’ve broken down the walls of ethnicity dividing my people

Yahaya Bello: I’ve broken down the walls of ethnicity dividing my people

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says his time in office has been dedicated to breaking down the walls of ethnicity that divides the state.The governor was reacting to social media postings purporting him to be biased against certain ethnic group in the state.In a statement, Bello said his "signature" has been uniting people in and out of government.The governor said [...]

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    My security detail now restored, says Kogi deputy governor

My security detail now restored, says Kogi deputy governor

Simon Achuba, Kogi state deputy governor, says his security details earlier withdrawn has been restored in full and have since resumed duties.Achuba made this known in a statement signed by Akor Sylvester, his chief press secretary, and made available to journalists on Monday.While addressing journalists on Sunday, the deputy governor had said his life was in danger following the withdrawal of his security [...]

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    Kogi PDP says there are plans to assassinate Melaye

Kogi PDP says there are plans to assassinate Melaye

The Kogi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says there are plans by the police to assassinate Dino Melaye.Usman Okai, spokesman of the council, alleged that the police are working on the alleged order of Yahaya Bello, the state governor, to invade Melaye’s Abuja residence.In December 2018, at least 30 policemen invaded Melaye’s residence, laying siege for days.Melaye, [...]

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    Yahaya Bello sponsoring attacks on my supporters, says ADC senatorial candidate

Yahaya Bello sponsoring attacks on my supporters, says ADC senatorial candidate

Victor Adoji, senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Kogi state, has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, of sponsoring attacks on his supporters.Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Adoji said thugs allegedly sponsored by the governor have attacked him and his supporters at least five time this year.Adoji said his electioneering campaign has been marred at [...]

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    Kogi west deserves better representation, says Smart Adeyemi

Kogi west deserves better representation, says Smart Adeyemi

Smart Adeyemi, senatorial candidate for Kogi west, says Koton Karfe and its environs deserve better representation for a much sustainable future.Speaking during a courtesy visit to Abdulrasaq Koto, ohimege of Koton Karfe, Adeyemi said the district's current representation at the senate "is not making the local government proud".He was accompanied by Adoga Ibrahim, director general of his campaign, and Ropo [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Merchants of insecurity in Kogi will face hard times

Yahaya Bello: Merchants of insecurity in Kogi will face hard times

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says merchants of insecurity in the state, will face hard times.Onogwu Muhammed, chief press secretary to the governor, quoted Bello as saying this when he addressed Ebira Peoples Association in Kano.The governor said his administration takes the issue of security of lives and property of the Kogi people seriously and would not relent in [...]

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    Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

Troops arrest 20 ‘notorious criminals’, recover weapons in Kogi

The Nigerian army and other security agencies have arrested 20 “suspected notorious criminals” and recovered weapons in Kogi state as part of its clearance operation launched across the country since October 8.NAN reports that John Agim, the acting director defence information (DDI), made this known during a press briefing in Lokoja on Saturday. According to him, the operation has led to [...]

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    Gunmen kill Yahaya Bello’s aide

Gunmen kill Yahaya Bello’s aide

The camp of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has been thrown into mourning following the assassination of Yusuf Adabenege, one of his aides by gunmen in Okene town, Kogi state.Adabenege, a personal assistant to the governor on domestic matters, was reportedly killed alongside two of his aides while driving on Obehira-ege road in Okene.He was at the forefront of [...]

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    Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Kogi has lost N100bn to flood, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the state has lost N100 billion to flood.Flood has rendered a lot of people homeless across 10 local government areas of the state.Bello has since sought the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari to alleviate the damage caused by the flood.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media aide, Bello said over 200 communities have been [...]

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    Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Adoke, father of former AGF, dies at 79

Bello Abdullahi Adoke, a former police PRO and father of Mohammed Bello Adoke, former attorney-general of the federation, died on Wednesday night in Okene, Kogi state.According to Bashir, one of the sons of the deceased, the 79-year-old retired policeman had fallen ill in August 2018 and was treated at a hospital in Abuja before he was discharged on Wednesday afternoon.He [...]

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    No automatic ticket for Melaye, says Kogi PDP

No automatic ticket for Melaye, says Kogi PDP

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west senatorial district have ruled out automatic tickets for aspirants in the 2019 general election.Dino Melaye, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, is the lawmaker representing the district at the senate.The decision not to give any aspirants automatic ticket was reached at a meeting which held [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: My govt’s silent revolution was appreciated during Saturday’s bye-election

Yahaya Bello: My govt’s silent revolution was appreciated during Saturday’s bye-election

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says the silent revolution of his administration was "handsomely" appreciated in the recently conducted bye-election in the state.He said this in Okene on Monday after picking his permanent voter card (PVC) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office.Haruna Isah, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, was declared winner of [...]

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    Vote-buying, ballot snatching mar Kogi bye-election

Vote-buying, ballot snatching mar Kogi bye-election

The bye-election to fill the vacant seat in the Lokoja-Kogi federal constituency which started on a peaceful note on Saturday was later marred by violence, vote-buying and intimidation.According to NAN, suspected political thugs moved from one polling unit to another to perpetrate fraud."Although policemen and other security agents were seen at the police stations, they looked the other way, while [...]

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    Catholic priest kidnapped in  Kogi

Catholic priest kidnapped in Kogi

Leo Michael, a reverend father and parish priest of St. Michael Catholic Church, Obajana, Kogi etate, has been kidnapped.Peter Adinoyi, Diocesan chancellor, Lokoja Catholic diocese, confirmed the kidnap to reporters in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.He said the priest was returning to Obajana from Okene when he was kidnapped on a spot at Irepeni village, Okene -Lokoja road.According to [...]

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    Yahaya Bello won’t sink Kogi in debt, says spokesman

Yahaya Bello won’t sink Kogi in debt, says spokesman

Kingsley Fanwo, spokesman to Yayaha Bello, Kogi governor, will not plunge the state into debt.Fanwo said this in reaction to report on how Bello secured loans amounting to over N16bn despite the Paris Club refunds and other federal government bailouts to the state.But speaking with TheCable in an interview, Fanwo said it is normal for governments to borrow.“Borrowing is a [...]

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