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    Police: Burning of PDP woman leader in Kogi reprisal attack

Police: Burning of PDP woman leader in Kogi reprisal attack

The Kogi police command says the burning of Salome Abuh, woman leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Wada Aro, Ochadamu Ward in Ofu local government area of the state, by suspected thugs was a reprisal attack.A statement by William Aya, its public relations officer, said there was a misunderstanding between one Awolu Zekeri, a member of the All [...]

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    ‘Foot soldiers’, ‘naira rain’ — factors that aided Yahaya Bello’s second term

‘Foot soldiers’, ‘naira rain’ — factors that aided Yahaya Bello’s second term

The Kogi state governorship election has finally come and gone, with Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) returned to the Lugard House for a second term. Of a truth, Bello's victory did not come as a surprise to many who followed events leading to the poll and to those who monitored the exercise closely.Ibrahim Garba, the returning officer, [...]

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    Kogi poll: INEC official dies in boat accident

Kogi poll: INEC official dies in boat accident

An official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lost his life in a boat accident during Saturday's election in Kogi state.The tragic incident occurred at Odogwu in Ibaji local government area of Kogi.James Apam, the state resident electoral commissioner, announced this during the collation of the governorship and Kogi west senatorial rerun elections.Apam disclosed that the yet-to-be-identified official was a student of [...]

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    Yahaya Bello leading with over 180,000 votes — after results from 9 LGAs

Yahaya Bello leading with over 180,000 votes — after results from 9 LGAs

Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi state governorship election, is leading with a very wide margin in the results announce so far.The incumbent governor is ahead of the other 23 candidates with 184,430 votes margin in nine of the 21 local government areas where results have been officially announced.Bello got a total of 245,269 [...]

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    Policemen flee as ‘thugs’ break into Kogi polling unit

Policemen flee as ‘thugs’ break into Kogi polling unit

Policemen deployed at polling unit 006, Asuta ward, Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi state, fled on Saturday after suspected thugs took over the unit.At least five of the officers escaped through a nearby bush shortly after irate youth surrounded the voting area, destroying election materials.The rate of violence has been high in Kabba/Bunu, where senatorial and governorship elections are [...]

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    INEC officials abandon Kogi polling unit after beating from ‘thugs’

INEC officials abandon Kogi polling unit after beating from ‘thugs’

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have abandoned polling unit 001, Asuta ward, Kabba/Bunu local government area of Kogi state following beating from suspected thugs.TheCable gathered that voting ended before 11am but some persons in the community disrupted the exercise, forcing the electoral officials to leave their duty post.When TheCable got there at 2pm, counting of votes had [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi: Kogi west will decide between maturity and recklessness

Smart Adeyemi: Kogi west will decide between maturity and recklessness

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi west senatorial rerun, says the electorate will decide between “maturity and recklessness” in choosing their senator.Adeyemi said this shortly after voting at polling unit 002, Iyara ward, Ijumu local government area, on Saturday.The APC candidate is participating in the rerun alongside Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Yahaya Bello is a divine leader, says Edward Onoja after voting

Yahaya Bello is a divine leader, says Edward Onoja after voting

Edward Onoja, deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi, says Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, is a divine leader.Onoja said this on Saturday after voting at unit 13, ward 3, Omonyoku-Odidoko, Ogugu-Olamaboro local government area of Kogi.The deputy governorship candidate said the voters are eager to return the governor to office because they want him [...]

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    SDP agent beaten up as thugs disrupt voting in Okehi, Kogi

SDP agent beaten up as thugs disrupt voting in Okehi, Kogi

Lawal  Abdulaziz, a polling agent of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), was beaten up by thugs who disrupted voting at ward 1, Obeiba/Ihima in Okehi local government area of Kogi state.Natasha Akpoti, SDP governorship candidate, alleged on her Facebook page that there has been gunfire in the area.TheCable witnessed as a man was put into a van by security agents [...]

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    CDD: Politicians offering some INEC officials $1k each to influence Kogi poll

CDD: Politicians offering some INEC officials $1k each to influence Kogi poll

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says a political party is bribing officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi state with $1,000 each to buy them over and get them to do their bidding on election day.In a statement issued on Friday, CDD said trained observers deployed in different parts of the state confirmed the information.It [...]

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    Kogi PDP guber candidate risks disqualification over ‘fake certificate’

Kogi PDP guber candidate risks disqualification over ‘fake certificate’

A federal high court in Abuja has been asked to disqualify Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) governorship candidate in Kogi state.In a suit filed before the court on Thursday, Femi Joseph, a lawyer from Kabba/Bunu local government area of the state, alleged that Wada submitted false information about his academic qualifications.The plaintiff said the primary school certificate Wada submitted to the Independent National [...]

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    Group demands explanation from FG over N10bn released to Kogi on election eve

Group demands explanation from FG over N10bn released to Kogi on election eve

A group known as the Kogi Professionals in Kaduna State (KPKS) has demanded explanation from the federal government over the release of N10 billion to the state on the eve of the governorship election.The money is a refund for projects the state government executed on behalf of the federal government.There has been outrage following the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari's [...]

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    SDP quits INEC peace accord after attack on candidate’s convoy in Kogi

SDP quits INEC peace accord after attack on candidate’s convoy in Kogi

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has refused to sign the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) peace accord for the Kogi state governorship election.TheCable learnt SDP representative shunned the peace accord after the party's campaign train was attacked at the venue of the INEC meeting in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday.Rotimi Oyekanmi, INEC spokesman, confirmed the development to journalists.The party’s [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ set SDP office in Kogi on fire — four days to election

‘Thugs’ set SDP office in Kogi on fire — four days to election

Suspected thugs set fire to the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, on Monday.The development comes four days to the governorship election in the state.According to NAN, the building was razed around 1am with furniture, documents, electrical equipment and campaign materials burnt.The building, which is located a few metres from the state police command [...]

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    Kogi election: Court orders INEC to restore SDP candidate

Kogi election: Court orders INEC to restore SDP candidate

A federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore Natasha Akpoti as candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the forthcoming governorship election in Kogi state.Folashade Ogunbanjo-Giwa, the presiding judge, gave the order on Thursday.She held that INEC has no power to disqualify any candidate for an election as contained in sections [...]

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    Kogi PDP: Yahaya Bello gifted Rolls Royce to monarch whose domain lacks good roads

Kogi PDP: Yahaya Bello gifted Rolls Royce to monarch whose domain lacks good roads

The campaign council of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi has taunted Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, for gifting a Rolls Royce to a traditional ruler in the state. The party said the domain of the monarch lacked motorable roads, describing the car gift as ''Greek gift''.It also said it is certain of victory in the forthcoming elections in [...]

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