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    Kogi orders ex-commissioners, aides to return vehicles

Kogi orders ex-commissioners, aides to return vehicles

Former commissioners, special advisers and other political appointees, who served in the administration of Idris Wada, the immediate past governor of the state, have been given till February 5 to return government vehicles in their possession.In a statement issued on Wednesday in Lokoja, capital of the state, Laraba Okedi, transport officer of Kogi, said the order also affected other categories [...]

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    3 robbery suspects burnt to death in Kogi

3 robbery suspects burnt to death in Kogi

Three persons suspected to be armed robbers were on Friday morning burnt to death at Orunu village in Ofu local government area of Kogi.The armed suspects reportedly blocked the Orunu-Idah road junction and were about to commence their operation, unknown to them, the youths of the area who were disgusted with their nefarious activities, had formed a vigilance group.A eyewitness [...]

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    Kogi election tribunal moved to Abuja

Kogi election tribunal moved to Abuja

The Kogi state governorship election petitions tribunal sitting in Lokoja, capital of the state, has been relocated to Abuja.Akanji Akinlabi, secretary to the tribunal, disclosed this in Lokoja on Friday, saying the relocation was based on the directive of Zainab Bulkashua, president of the appeal court.The three-man tribunal was set up to entertain complaints arising from the state governorship poll.The [...]

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    Bello orders reinstatement of Kogi LG chairmen

Bello orders reinstatement of Kogi LG chairmen

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has ordered the immediate reinstatement of all local government chairmen that were relieved of their positions by the administration of Idris Wada, his predecessor.Edward Onoja, chief of staff to the governor, announced this in a statement issued on Friday.The statement said Bello was committed to his contract with the people of the state “to [...]

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    Bello appoints first set of aides, demands loyalty

Bello appoints first set of aides, demands loyalty

Yahaya Bello, the new governor of Kogi state, has appointed Edward Onoja as his chief of staff and Abdulkarim Abdulmalik as his special adviser on media and strategy.A statement issued in Lokoja, capital of the satte, on Wednesday, said Kingsley Fanwo has been appointed as the chief press secretary (CPS) to the governor.The statement personally signed by Bello said all [...]

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    Kogi swears in Bello as governor without deputy

Kogi swears in Bello as governor without deputy

At exactly 11:59am on Tuesday, Yahaya Bello, governor-elect of Kogi state, took the oath of allegiance as governor of the state.The oath was administered on him by Nasir Ajanah, chief judge of the state.However, Bello took the oath of office without a deputy, owing to the refusal of James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, to be his deputy.Audu was [...]

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    Faleke alleges plan to declare him ‘absconded’

Faleke alleges plan to declare him ‘absconded’

James Faleke, the deputy governorship candidate of Abubakar Audu in the November 21, 2015 election in Kogi state, has alleged that there are plans to describe him as "absconded" during the inauguration of Yahaya Bello as governor on Wednesday.Faleke had refused to be running mate to Bello in the December 5 supplementary election, arguing that he ought to inherit the ticket [...]

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    Kogi people will cherish Wada, says outgoing dep gov

Kogi people will cherish Wada, says outgoing dep gov

Yomi Awoniyi, deputy-governor of Kogi state, on Sunday said the outgoing administration was leaving the state better than it met it in 2012.Awoniyi, who said this during a thanksgiving service held in his honour on Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Mopa, described the tenure of Idris Wada, the governor, as a successful and eventful one which the people would [...]

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    INEC ‘trying to smuggle a running mate for Bello’

INEC ‘trying to smuggle a running mate for Bello’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been accused of assisting Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the December 5 supplementary governorship election in Kogi sate, to smuggle a running mate ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, the party’s candidate in the substantive election, had rejected the offer of [...]

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    Bello emerges new Ohi Adavi

Bello emerges new Ohi Adavi

Bello Mohammed Oreyi has been appointed the new Ohi of Adavi in Kogi state.Bello emerged the new Ohi on Tuesday after beating nine other contestants in an election conducted by the council of Kingmakers in the community.He succeeds the late Ohi, Bello Ibrahim (pictured), who died on October 14,at the age of 78 years.One of the kingmakers, Yakubu Beida, while [...]

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    Lawal, Kogi assembly speaker, impeached

Lawal, Kogi assembly speaker, impeached

Members of the Kogi state house of assembly have removed Momoh Lawal as the speaker of the assembly for incompetence.According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the deputy speaker was also removed on Thursday for the same reason.Seventeen members out of 25 voted for the impeachment of the two presiding officers.The assembly elected Godwin Osiyi from Ogori Magongo constituency as [...]

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    FILE: All PUs where election will hold in Kogi

FILE: All PUs where election will hold in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed December 5 for the supplementary election of Kogi state, after declaring the November 21 election inconclusive, seeing that the margin of votes between the two leading contenders was less than the number of cancelled votes.The late Abubakar Audu, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 240,861 votes, while his key opponent, Idris [...]

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    INEC office in Wada’s local government set ablaze

INEC office in Wada’s local government set ablaze

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Dekina, the local government of Governor Idris Wada, was burnt on Friday morning.The office was set ablaze by some youths, who invaded the community.The supplementary polls scheduled for Saturday December 5, is expected to be decided in Dekina, where 17,454 votes were cancelled.Of the 91 polling units scheduled to have the [...]

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    Ocholi, Bello, Onukaba in race to replace Audu

Ocholi, Bello, Onukaba in race to replace Audu

James Ocholi, minister of state for labour and employment, is seeking to represent APC in the December 5 governorship supplementary election in Kogi state, according to The Nation.Also in the race are Yahaya Bello (Fair Plus), who came second to Abubakar Audu in the primary, and Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba, former MD of Daily Times.The newspaper said about 27 aspirants are seeking to replace Audu, who [...]

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    APC set to claim new state as Audu leads Wada

APC set to claim new state as Audu leads Wada

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is about to clinch its 22nd state in the current political dispensation.Audu Abubakar, its candidate in the governorship election of Kogi state, is leading in the result so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).While Idris Wada, the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won only five local governments, [...]

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    Electoral officials give priority to elderly, pregnant women

Electoral officials give priority to elderly, pregnant women

Elderly persons, pregnant women as well as persons with disabilities are being given special priority to facilitate their accreditation for the Kogi governorship election.The affected persons were being prioritised by the electoral officials in most of the polling units across the state, according to NAN.Juliana Nwadike, a corps member on election duty in one of the polling units, said: “elderly [...]

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