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    Kogi: N500m monthly loan servicing makes it hard to pay salaries regularly

Kogi: N500m monthly loan servicing makes it hard to pay salaries regularly

The Kogi state government says it is unable to pay salaries regularly because of the N500 million loan servicing bill it has to settle monthly.In an interview with NAN on Sunday, Kingsley Fanwo, the state director general, media and publicity, said the loans were taken by the two previous administration for projects that did not add value to the state.“Sometimes, [...]

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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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    Kogi APC faction holds parallel congress

Kogi APC faction holds parallel congress

Delegates from the 239 wards in Kogi on Saturday re-elected Hadi Ametuo, chairman of the Faleke faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state and his colleagues, except three.The state congress which held at St Peter's LGEA primary school, Felele, Lokoja, the state capital, was said to be peaceful, and adjudged to be free and fair by all [...]

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    Houses burnt, four killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi community

Houses burnt, four killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi community

Suspected herdsmen have reportedly invaded some communities in Ijumu and Mopa-Amuro local government areas of Kogi state, killing four persons.Tajudeen Yusuf, a member of the house of representatives, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.The local government areas are located within Kogi west, the senatorial district being represented by Dino Melaye.Yusuf, who is representing Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu constituency, said the attack on [...]

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    Jide Omokore: A narcissist full of claptrap

Jide Omokore: A narcissist full of claptrap

BY TAIWO LAWRENCE ADEYEMIPrelude to the landing operations of the Allied Forces on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, in Normandy during World War II, General Dwight ‘Ike’ Eisenhower was the most powerful person on earth. He was the supreme commander of Allied Forces.The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: Faleke cooking up excuses because people have rejected him

Yahaya Bello: Faleke cooking up excuses because people have rejected him

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state are welcome to participate in the party congresses, assuring them of their safety.Bello said this in reaction to claims that his government has hijacked the congress.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in the state, [...]

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    Faleke: Yahaya Bello has hijacked APC congress in Kogi

Faleke: Yahaya Bello has hijacked APC congress in Kogi

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in Kogi state, has advised his supporters against participating in the All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses in Kogi state.Faleke alleged that Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, had hijacked the processes by handing over the ward congresses to local government area (LGA) administrators to compile names [...]

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    Finally, police convey Melaye to Kogi for trial

Finally, police convey Melaye to Kogi for trial

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has arrived Lokoja, Kogi state, where is to be arraigned for allegedly arming thugs for kidnapping and armed robbery.The senator was conveyed to Lokoja in an ambulance by the police.Melaye had expressed worry that his life was in danger and may be killed if he stands trial in Lokoja.On Wednesday, the Kogi senator was [...]

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    Kogi and the end of politics

Kogi and the end of politics

It is quite hard to reconcile the plague currently engulfing Kogi’s political space and the memory that the province is also the cradle of the great Sunday Awoniyi. Or the colossal Silas Daniyan.Before he drew his last breath in November 2007, the Aro of Mopa, once private secretary to immortal Ahmadu Bello, was an embodiment of political accommodation, temperance and [...]

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    ’16 killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi communities

’16 killed’ as gunmen attack Kogi communities

The violence unleashed on Kpanche community in Bassa local government area of Kogi state in the early hours of Sunday has spread to two other communities with death toll jumping to 16.According to NAN, Khalid Bukar, the traditional ruler of Mozum community in the area, said the violence has spread to Ozugbe and Biroko, two villages under his domain.He said [...]

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    Court orders arrest of Melaye’s would-be ‘assassin’

Court orders arrest of Melaye’s would-be ‘assassin’

A Kogi high court has issued a bench warrant against Ade Obege, one of the five persons charged over the alleged attempt to assassinate Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Fola Ajayi, the presiding judge, issued the arrest warrant following Obege’s absence at their trial on Friday.The five accused were alleged to have attempted to assassinate Melaye during an attack on [...]

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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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    APC may die soon, says Melaye

APC may die soon, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says the "funeral trumpet" might be blown on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking with BBC Hausa on Friday, Melaye said he has to tell the truth because there are problems that need to be addressed within his party and the country.The senator faulted the way Senate President Bukola Saraki and Isah Misau, senator representing [...]

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    Police: We’ve re-arrested three of the suspects who escaped in Kogi

Police: We’ve re-arrested three of the suspects who escaped in Kogi

The police say they have re-arrested three out of six suspects who escaped custody in Kogi state on Wednesday.Two of the six suspects are involved in the illegal possession of arms case preferred against Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.They accused the senator of arming them for robbery and kidnapping.After the suspects escaped custody, they were declared wanted and Ali [...]

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    Melaye to police: You must produce my accusers dead or alive

Melaye to police: You must produce my accusers dead or alive

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has threatened to sue Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP), if he does not produce two suspects who levelled allegations against him.The police had accused Melaye of arming the suspects for robbery and kidnapping.On Wednesday, the police said the suspects escaped from custody hours to their arraignment in court.Speaking on the floor of the senate on [...]

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    VIDEO: Yahaya Bello will go to prison, says Melaye

VIDEO: Yahaya Bello will go to prison, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, says Yahaya Bello, the governor of Kogi state, will be imprisoned at the end of his tenure.Although the two top Kogi politicians are members of the ruling party, they do not see eye to eye.Melaye has accused Bello of being his battle with the police and also masterminding the plot to recall him from [...]

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