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    Court to continue hearing of Kogi government suit against Usman Okai

Court to continue hearing of Kogi government suit against Usman Okai

A federal high court in Kogi has ruled that it will continue hearing of a suit filed by the state government against Austin Usman Okai, a social media activist.This was despite claims of “wrong filing of proceeding” made by the defence.The prosecution also said it would proceed to institute a charge of cybercrime and other related offences against the accused [...]

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    Melaye: State of emergency should be declared in Kogi

Melaye: State of emergency should be declared in Kogi

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says a state of emergency should be declared in Kogi because the state is no longer safe.Speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Melaye said Kogi is in “a state of anarchy”.The senator also said that the senate should audit the arms and ammunition in Kogi police command, particularly the armoury of [...]

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    VIDEO: Youth chanting anti-Melaye song block road to his hometown

VIDEO: Youth chanting anti-Melaye song block road to his hometown

Some youth from Kogi west senatorial district are currently at Okebukun, a community in Kabba/Bunnu local government, awaiting the convoy of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing the district.The embattled lawmaker is said to be in Lokoja, capital of the state, where he is meeting his supporters in a bid to prevent his recall.One of the youth at Okebukun told TheCable that [...]

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    ‘Bello is boxing the air’ — Melaye talks tough as process to recall him from senate begins

‘Bello is boxing the air’ — Melaye talks tough as process to recall him from senate begins

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has described the process to recall him from the upper legislative chamber as an exercise in futility.Gbenga Olorunpomi, special assistant to Kogi governor on electronic media, on Saturday shared photos of constituents in Odo Ape queueing up to append their signatures for the recall of Melaye."The people of Odo Ape say they no longer want [...]

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    Kogi doctors resume strike

Kogi doctors resume strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi state has directed its members to resume the strike they suspended two weeks ago.The directive was contained in a statement issued by the association after an emergency congress in Lokoja on Saturday.The doctors said the resumption of the strike was informed by the state government’s alleged failure to fulfill its promises to meet [...]

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    PDP youth leader accuses INEC of doctoring reports on Kogi gov

PDP youth leader accuses INEC of doctoring reports on Kogi gov

Usman Okai, leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) youths frontier, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of doctoring pending reports of its panel whih indicted Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.In a statement on Saturday, Okai said the “muddled up reports call for serious concerns” as INEC had earlier accused Bello of double registration.“Even INEC as the chief [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Me, register with INEC twice? My ghost did!

Yahaya Bello: Me, register with INEC twice? My ghost did!

Although the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, of taking part in the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise, the governor has denied doing so.A group, Kogi for Change, had drawn attention to Bello’s double registration and threatened to sue him, but Bello had claimed that the report that he registered twice was [...]

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    95 percent of Kogi workers paid salaries, says Bello

95 percent of Kogi workers paid salaries, says Bello

The Kogi government says it has completed payment of salaries to 95 per cent of of its workers that were cleared in the just concluded staff screening and verification.Yahaya Bello, the state governor, made the assertion on Monday in Lokoja in a statement issued to mark Democracy Day."I can confirm that people are still getting payment alerts as we do [...]

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    Corps member pays school fees of 30 students in Kogi

Corps member pays school fees of 30 students in Kogi

Oyebinpe Olofin, a youth corps member serving in Kogi, has paid the school fees of 30 students and donated uniforms, 180 books and other writing materials to two schools in Lokoja.Olofin made the donations on Saturday, at a ceremony organised by the Muslim Community Secondary School, Lokoja to mark this year’s Children’s Day. [...]

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    Melaye asks Yahaya Bello to resign or be impeached

Melaye asks Yahaya Bello to resign or be impeached

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has called on Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, to resign or face impeachment.Melaye, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, said this in reaction to the confirmation that Bello registered twice with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The federal lawmaker described the governor's action as an embarassment to the people of Kogi state and [...]

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    INEC talks tough on Yahaya Bello’s double registration, vows to sanction official

INEC talks tough on Yahaya Bello’s double registration, vows to sanction official

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has confirmed that Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, registered with the commission twice.Solomon Soyebi, INEC national commissioner and chairman, information and voter education committee (IVEC), who said this in Abuja on Thursday, vowed that the staff who registered Bello the second time would be sanctioned.He said while Bello’s first registration was done in [...]

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    Yahaya Bello accused of registering with INEC twice

Yahaya Bello accused of registering with INEC twice

A group, Kogi for Change, has threatened to sue Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, over alleged double registration. In a statement signed by Omeiza Yakubu, its chairman, the group alleged that the governor who it said had registered as a voter in federal capital territory (FCT), re-registered in Kogi state during the recent voter registration exercise. Double registration is against the [...]

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    Gunmen invade home of Adoke’s brother — in search of ‘hidden dollars’

Gunmen invade home of Adoke’s brother — in search of ‘hidden dollars’

Unidentified gunmen invaded the home of Bashir Adoke, a younger brother of former attorney-general of the federation, Mohammed Adoke, in the wee hours of Saturday.The house is located at Nagazi, Okehi local government area of Kogi state.TheCable learned that the gunmen, clad in black, arrived in a Hilux van.Despite not having a search warrant, the gunmen reportedly said they were looking [...]

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    Kogi State University students to protest three months ASUU strike

Kogi State University students to protest three months ASUU strike

Students of the Kogi State University will on Wednesday, April 26 stage a demonstration to protest the three-month strike of the institution.Anthony Edogbo, acting student union government president, in a statement on Sunday noted that the students have suffered enough. [...]

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    God will not forgive me if I keep quiet while my people suffer, says Melaye

God will not forgive me if I keep quiet while my people suffer, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he will not be forgiven by God if he stays mute while his people suffer.The senator on Saturday cautioned politicians against “politics of hatred and bitterness that was gradually gaining ground in Kogi especially in the past two years”.While addressing hundreds of women who protested the alleged attempt on his life, he noted [...]

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    Police arrest LG administrator over attack on Melaye

Police arrest LG administrator over attack on Melaye

Taofiq Isah, administrator of Ijumu local government, Kogi state, has been arrested over the alleged assassination attempt on senator Dino Melaye, Wilson Inalegwu, state commissioner of police, has confirmed.The senator’s country residence in Kogi was reportedly attacked in the early hours of Saturday, April 15.Briefing journalists in Lokoja, Inalegwu said that aside from the council boss, some unspecified number of [...]

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