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    Saraki, Melaye, Shehu Sani — Buhari’s critics whose ambition hit the rocks in 2019

Saraki, Melaye, Shehu Sani — Buhari’s critics whose ambition hit the rocks in 2019

July 24, 2019, began like any other day at the national assembly, but something remarkable happened not long after the senate resumed sitting. 14 senators in the All Progressives Congress (APC) announced they were leaving the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). At that time, the APC was experiencing challenges within its fold in the legislature.  Five months after that [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi chairs senate’s aviation committee — Melaye’s former position

Smart Adeyemi chairs senate’s aviation committee — Melaye’s former position

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, as the chairman of the aviation committee. Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the upper legislative chamber at a special plenary session on Friday. The senate on Thursday suspended its rules to sit on Friday and conclude some legislative business before adjourning for the year. It suspended legislative duties [...]

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    Court bars FG from calling more witnesses against Melaye

Court bars FG from calling more witnesses against Melaye

A federal capital territory (FCT) high court has barred the federal government from calling more witnesses in its false information case against Dino Melaye, the former senator representing Kogi west. The federal government had instituted a three-count charge on the former senator for deliberately giving false information to the police about an assassination attempt on his life in 2017. On Thursday, Olusegun [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi sworn in as Kogi west senator

Smart Adeyemi sworn in as Kogi west senator

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi west senatorial election, has been sworn in as the senator representing the district in the upper legislative chamber. The oath of office was administered on Adeyemi by Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, on Wednesday. This was overseen by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Adeyemi defeated Dino Melaye, candidate of the [...]

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    The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Dino Melaye, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, to reclaim his position as senator representing Kogi west. Melaye had sent Adeyemi packing from the senate in 2015. Melaye also floored him in the February 28, 2019 election. However, Adeyemi did not rest on his oars. For him, the battle did not end after [...]

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    CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

CDD: Kogi supplementary poll is an opportunity for INEC to address many flaws

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) says Saturday’s supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district is an opportunity for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to address many flaws. In a statement on Friday in Abuja, Idayat Hassan, CDD director, said the November 16 election in the state was tainted by electoral malpractices and violence. Olayinde Lawal, the returning officer, [...]

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    Melaye asks INEC to postpone supplementary poll in Kogi west

Melaye asks INEC to postpone supplementary poll in Kogi west

Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi west senatorial election, has called for the postponement of the supplementary poll scheduled for Saturday. Addressing journalists at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja, Melaye said the poll should be postponed until “infractions” in the November 16 election are resolved. He was at INEC to submit another petition against [...]

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    PDP: INEC has been asked to block Melaye’s return to the senate 

PDP: INEC has been asked to block Melaye’s return to the senate 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is aware that security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been instructed to stop Dino Melaye from returning to the senate.  Melaye of the PDP had defeated Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival in the February election but the tribunal and appellate court annulled the election and ordered a [...]

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    INEC fixes Nov 30 for Kogi west supplementary poll

INEC fixes Nov 30 for Kogi west supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 30 for the supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district. Olayinde Lawal, returning officer of Saturday's rerun election, had declared the exercise inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes (43,127) was higher than the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Melaye asks INEC to cancel Kogi senatorial rerun — presents 21 video ‘evidence of rigging’

Melaye asks INEC to cancel Kogi senatorial rerun — presents 21 video ‘evidence of rigging’

Dino Melaye, senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the Kogi west senatorial rerun election. The former lawmaker on Wednesday visited the INEC headquarters in Abuja reportedly with 21 video clips containing details of violence and indiscriminate shootings by alleged agents of the All Progressive Congress (APC). A petition entitled, 'a call [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘This is not an election’ — Melaye rejects result ahead of INEC declaration

VIDEO: ‘This is not an election’ — Melaye rejects result ahead of INEC declaration

Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west, says he has never seen an election like that of Saturday in his life. In a video he posted on social media, the politician alleged that all the returning officers in the senatoral district were compromised. He said the Independent National Electoral (INEC) ought to declare the exercise inconclusive because [...]

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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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    EXTRA: I’m better in bed than Yahaya Bello, says Melaye (video)

EXTRA: I’m better in bed than Yahaya Bello, says Melaye (video)

Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west senatorial district rerun election, says he is better in bed than Yahaya Bello, governor of the state. Melaye, who will face Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, in the November 16 exercise, said this during one of his campaign outings. The appeal court had sacked the PDP lawmaker [...]

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    Melaye makes Nollywood debut in ‘Equity Unbound’

Melaye makes Nollywood debut in ‘Equity Unbound’

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    Kogi west elders back Yahaya Bello’s reelection

Kogi west elders back Yahaya Bello’s reelection

Community leaders under the umbrella of Kogi West Elders Forum (KWEF) have endorsed the reelection of Yahaya Bello, the state governor. In a communique released at the end of a meeting with the governor at the state liaison office in Abuja on Sunday, the elders said the decision was taken in the larger interest of the people of senatorial district. The elders [...]

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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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