Monday, September 16, 2019

Tag "James Faleke"

    Dogara, Jibrin miss out as Gbaja names heads of 105 committees

Dogara, Jibrin miss out as Gbaja names heads of 105 committees

Yakubu Dogara, former speaker of the house of representatives, and Abdulmumin Jibrin, a lawmaker from Kano, are not among the members of the lower legislative chamber named as heads of committees.Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker, named heads of the house standing committees on Thursday.This is even as nine additional committees have been set up, increasing the number from 96 to 105.The [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Faleke’s supporters used a primary school in Abuja for their ‘so-called’ congress

Yahaya Bello: Faleke’s supporters used a primary school in Abuja for their ‘so-called’ congress

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says those behind the parallel state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, are only trying to damage the party.A faction loyal to James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election, had announced Hadi Ametou as the party's factional chairman.But speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his spokesman, [...]

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    Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

The late Abubakar Audu and James Faleke political organisation say the activities of the Kogi state government is a threat to the survival of the All Progressives Congress (APC).This was contained in a statement issued by Alex Kadiri, spokesman of the organisation, on Friday.He said the group's enthusiasm for the party has been dampened by the assumption of Nigerians that the [...]

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    Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, got his position as a gift.In a statement on Tuesday, Faleke said the governor has never contested any election and won.Faleke said this while reacting to comments credited to Bello that President Muhammadu Buhari would garner more votes [...]

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    Faleke: Bello owing salaries yet donated six cars, N2m each to masquerades

Faleke: Bello owing salaries yet donated six cars, N2m each to masquerades

James Faleke has accused Yahayo Bello, governor of Kogi state, of donating six Toyota Venza cars and cash gifts of N2m each to masquerades in Okene, the governor's hometown.Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, said Bello made the donation to masquerades during the last Ekwechi (masquerade [...]

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    ‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, is a disgrace to the state.Faleke said this in response to the double registration controversy involving the governor.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had accused Bello of registering twice. It also sacked three of its staff which [...]

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    Faleke: We campaigned for Buhari but he is rewarding Bello’s cronies

Faleke: We campaigned for Buhari but he is rewarding Bello’s cronies

James Faleke, a house of representatives member, says the federal and Kogi state governments have marginalised the Audu/Faleke political family.In a statement on Wednesday, Faleke said despite working for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to win elections, members of the political family had not been given appointments.He said Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, gave appointments to members of the Peoples [...]

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    Reps want CJN empowered to pick election petition tribunal chairmen

Reps want CJN empowered to pick election petition tribunal chairmen

The house of representatives on Wednesday passed for second reading a bill seeking to make the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) responsible for appointing chairman and members of election tribunals of the national and states houses of assembly in the country.The bill, sponsored by Karimi Sunday and James Faleke, sought to alter Section 1 (3) of the sixth schedule [...]

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    Audu-Faleke organisation condemns robbery charge against Audu’s son

Audu-Faleke organisation condemns robbery charge against Audu’s son

The Audu/Faleke political organisation says the arrest and subsequent arraignment of Mohammed Audu, son of late Abubakar Audu, on armed robbery charges is an attempt to create an atmosphere of disorderliness in Kogi state.The late Abubakar Audu was the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, but died before the election was concluded.Although, the party replaced the [...]

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    Bello tells Faleke to stop ‘overheating’ the polity

Bello tells Faleke to stop ‘overheating’ the polity

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election, to stop overheating the polity.Reacting to Faleke’s allegation that his administration is plotting to use the Department of State Services (DSS) to write a false security report ahead of the supreme [...]

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    Faleke asks DSS to shun Bello’s ‘satanic request’

Faleke asks DSS to shun Bello’s ‘satanic request’

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, has asked the Department of State Services (DSS) to shun the “satanic request” of Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.He said the people of Kogi are fed up with Bello’s administration, asking the supreme court to [...]

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    Faleke asks Buhari to call AGF to order, heads to S’court

Faleke asks Buhari to call AGF to order, heads to S’court

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the November 21 governorship election of Kogi state, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to call Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), to order for allegedly supporting Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.Faleke, who has asked his lawyers to head to the supreme court to appeal against the verdict of [...]

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    Faleke: Bello is the first Nigerian to become gov without voting

Faleke: Bello is the first Nigerian to become gov without voting

James Faleke, running mate to Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in the November 21 governorship election in Kogi, says Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, is the first Nigerian to rise to that height without voting in an election.Speaking through Wole Olanipekun, his counsel, Faleke insisted that the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) erred by declaring Bello governor.He [...]

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    Faleke: Workers starving yet Bello ‘purchasing expensive cars’

Faleke: Workers starving yet Bello ‘purchasing expensive cars’

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the Kogi state governorship election, has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, of mind boggling vehicle purchase, despite the hardship in the state.Faleke, who is challenging Bello in court, claimed that the governor splashed over a billion naira on purchase of “luxury cars and trucks” for political appointees and [...]

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    I am celebrating, Faleke says after tribunal loss

I am celebrating, Faleke says after tribunal loss

"Please there is food, find something to eat. We are celebrating."Those were the words of James Faleke, running mate of the late Audu Abubakar, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 Kogi governorship election, shortly after the tribunal dismissed his petition‎ against Yahaya Bello, governor of the state.The tribunal held that Faleke could not be declared governor because [...]

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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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