Saturday, September 23, 2017

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    Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

The organised Labour in Kogi state has directed workers in ministries, agencies and parastatals to commence an indefinite strike from Friday, September 22.Ranti Ojo, chairman of the state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Onu Edoka, his Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) counterpart, gave the order in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.Ojo asked the workers to shun offices [...]

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    NLC threatens to disgrace governors owing salaries

NLC threatens to disgrace governors owing salaries

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has threatened to name and shame state governors, who refused to pay complete salaries to workers in the country after receiving bailout funds.Ayuba Wabba, president of the congress, said this at the national executive council meeting of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) on Tuesday in Abuja.Wabba said some state governors [...]

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    Gunmen kill expatriate, police orderly, driver

Gunmen kill expatriate, police orderly, driver

An expatriate, his police orderly and driver have been killed on the Lokoja-Ajaokuta road in Kogi state.The Kogi police command, which confirmed the sad incident, said it happened on Saturday.On Monday, William Aya, the command’s public relations officer, told reporters in Lokoja, that the expatriate was traveling with the other victims when they ran into a roadblock mounted by gunmen [...]

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    INEC releases fresh timetable for Melaye’s recall

INEC releases fresh timetable for Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released another timetable for the recall of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district.Augusta C. Ogakwu, the commission's secretary, disclosed this in a statement issued on Monday.According to the new timetable, the recall process will commence on October 3, 2017, with the notice of verification.The last day for the submission by observers will [...]

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    Serial killer who ‘murdered countless security personnel’ killed in Kogi

Serial killer who ‘murdered countless security personnel’ killed in Kogi

A notorious serial killer, Lukman Issah, aka Commander, has been killed by the Kogi state police command.Lukman, according to the police, had killed six policemen and 19 Christian worshippers before he met his waterloo in an operation led by the special anti-robbery Squad (SARS).A statement by the command’s spokesman, William Aya, said Lukman "was a vicious bloodletting, serial killer and [...]

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    PHOTOS: Dino Melaye rocks Nottinghill Carnival

PHOTOS: Dino Melaye rocks Nottinghill Carnival

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi east senatorial district, is taking time to unwind since the upper chamber of the national assembly is on recess.Photographs of the lawmaker with his children on holiday trips have been circulated on social media. [...]

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    APC sets up committee to resolve ‘unusual’ crisis in Kogi chapter

APC sets up committee to resolve ‘unusual’ crisis in Kogi chapter

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday inaugurated a seven-member reconciliation committee for the party’s Kogi chapter.According to a statement issued by Bolaji Abudullahi, the APC national publicity secretary, the committee is chaired by Idris Garba, while the party’s deputy national secretary, Victor Giadom would be its secretary.Other members of the committee are Don Etiebet, Patricia [...]

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    Strange disease ‘kills 50’ people in Kogi

Strange disease ‘kills 50’ people in Kogi

An unidentified disease with symptoms, including diarrhoea, blood stain vomiting, and high fever, has killed 50 people at Okunran, Okoloke and Isanlu-Esa villages in Yagba west local government of Kogi state.Saka Audu, the state commissioner for health, who visited the affected areas on Thursday, said medics told him that the disease was unknown.“We initially suspected Lassa fever after getting some misleading reports [...]

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    PHOTOS: While owing Kogi workers for months, Bello builds new mansion in Okene

PHOTOS: While owing Kogi workers for months, Bello builds new mansion in Okene

Civil servants in Kogi state, both serving and retired, may be grumbling about irregular payment of their entitlements, but Yahaya Bello, the governor, is not building his hopes on their economy.On Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene, the governor is putting finishing touches to his state-of-the-art country home, or mansion rather, which an insider described as "a thing of beauty".But there is [...]

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    Recall: Melaye to know fate Sept 11

Recall: Melaye to know fate Sept 11

A federal high court in Abuja has fixed September 11 to deliver judgment in a suit filed by Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west,  challenging his planned recall by some voters in his constituency.Nnamdi Dimgba, the judge, fixed the date after listening to arguments from all parties involved in the suit.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had commenced the [...]

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    ‘Hoodlums’ break into Kogi assembly, beat up lawmakers

‘Hoodlums’ break into Kogi assembly, beat up lawmakers

The Kogi state house of assembly was on Tuesday invaded by suspected hoodlums, who disrupted plenary, beating up members.While Umar Imam, speaker of the assembly, managed to escape the wrath of the intruders, Friday Sani, member representing Igalamela-Odolu state constituency, was unlucky as they descended on him and inflicted serious injuries on him.Oluwatoyin Lawal, (APC-Yagba west), escaped being hit by [...]

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    Nigeria, will you drink oil and smoke gas in the afterlife?

Nigeria, will you drink oil and smoke gas in the afterlife?

On Thursday, a friend called me from Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, where she is serving fatherland. It was our first call in about a month. I was looking forward to catch up with her on a number of things happening in her life and some academic plans she told me about the last time we spoke.To my surprise, this [...]

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    Drama as new minister is prevented from shaking colleagues

Drama as new minister is prevented from shaking colleagues

There was a mild drama at the federal executive council (FEC) meeting after Stephen Ocheni, the new minister from Kogi state, attempted to exchange handshakes with all his colleagues during the weekly meeting.Acting President Yemi Osinbajo administered oath of office on Ocheni and Suleiman Hassan from Gombe state, at exactly 11:18am.After this, the new ministers took photographs with their colleagues [...]

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    INEC asks court to vacate order halting Melaye’s recall

INEC asks court to vacate order halting Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday asked the federal high court, Abuja, to set aside an order, suspending the recall of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district.INEC commenced Melaye’s recall following the receipt of a petition from members of his constituency.Melaye, however, approached the court, seeking an order stopping INEC from going ahead with the process, [...]

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    Ekweremadu: I pity Kogi people… their govt spent N12m to react to my comment

Ekweremadu: I pity Kogi people… their govt spent N12m to react to my comment

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he has pity for the people of Kogi state for having Ibrahim Muhammad as attorney-general.Ekweremadu said this on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, while reacting to an advertorial signed by Muhammad."I must put on record that legal opinion of senator Ekweremadu on the role of the senate in the recall process, the [...]

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    INEC continues with Melaye’s recall process despite court ruling

INEC continues with Melaye’s recall process despite court ruling

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pasted the notice of verification for the recall of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district.In the notice pasted at the commission’s office in Lokoja, capital of Kogi state, on Monday, INEC said the verification would hold across all polling units in the senatorial district, on August 19.On Friday, John Tsoho, justice of a federal [...]

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