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    Court clears Melaye of false information charge

Court clears Melaye of false information charge

A federal capital territory high court in Maitama has discharged Dino Melaye, a former Kogi senator, of charges of false information. Melaye was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on giving false information to the police. The federal government had alleged that Melaye deliberately gave false information to the police, implicating Edward Onoja, then chief of staff to Kogi governor, as the [...]

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    EXTRA: Edward Onoja, Kogi deputy gov, goes back to school

EXTRA: Edward Onoja, Kogi deputy gov, goes back to school

Edward Onoja, deputy governor of Kogi state, says he has enrolled for a master's degree in peace and conflict studies at the Federal University, Lokoja.  Onoja, who disclosed this via his social media handles, said he started classes on Monday. The deputy governor said his decision to go back to school was informed by the world's need for "experts to keep up [...]

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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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    Onoja sworn in as Kogi deputy governor

Onoja sworn in as Kogi deputy governor

Edward Onoja, running mate of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, in the November 16 governorship election, has been sworn in as the deputy governor of the state. The swearing-in ceremony held at the Kogi government house on Monday. The ceremony is sequel to his confirmation by the Kogi state house of assembly. Bello had sent the name of Onoja, his former chief of [...]

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    Yahaya Bello picks Onoja as Achuba’s replacement

Yahaya Bello picks Onoja as Achuba’s replacement

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has nominated Edward Onoja, his running mate in the November 16 election, as deputy governor of the state. Sources told TheCable that the governor has sent the name of Onoja to the state assembly for confirmation. The development comes a few hours after the Kogi state house of assembly removed Simon Achuba over alleged gross misconduct. Achuba [...]

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    Edward Onoja: Why APC won all 25 seats in Kogi assembly

Edward Onoja: Why APC won all 25 seats in Kogi assembly

Edward Onoja, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) won all the 25 seats in the state assembly because it did not impose candidates on the people. In a statement, Mohammed Onogwu, chief press secretary to Bello, quoted Onoja as saying the party was also quick to resolve disputes that emanated from the [...]

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    Bello’s chief of staff: Some people out to defame me

Bello’s chief of staff: Some people out to defame me

Edward Onoja, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says some people are bent on tarnishing his image. Onoja said this while reacting to reports which said he led soldiers to break into an office. He position was contained in a suit he filed at a high court in Kogi state. Onoja named Michael Elombah, publisher of elombah.com, and [...]

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    Journalist petitions IGP: Yahaya Bello’s chief of staff after my life

Journalist petitions IGP: Yahaya Bello’s chief of staff after my life

Wale Odunsi, deputy editor of Daily Post, an online newspaper, has petitioned Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), over alleged threat to his life by Edward Onoja (pictured), chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state. In the petition submitted to the police headquarters on Monday, Odunsi said Onoja called him on Sunday and threatened to kill him over [...]

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    EXTRA: Chief of staff ‘boasts’ about Kogi owing 12 months’ salaries

EXTRA: Chief of staff ‘boasts’ about Kogi owing 12 months’ salaries

Edward Onoja, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, sees nothing wrong with his state owing workers 12 months’ salaries. Dismissing the reports that Kogi had not paid workers for over one year, Onoja said salaries were paid in January, February and March. He spoke on Sunrise Daily, a breakfast programme on Channels Television. “Let me state this very clearly, [...]

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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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