Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Yahaya Bello: Buhari’s reelection will end this nonsense from Saraki, Dogara

Yahaya Bello: Buhari’s reelection will end this nonsense from Saraki, Dogara

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has described as "nonsense", the alleged plot of Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, to frustrate President Muhammadu Buhari.The executive and legislature are not having a smooth relationship at the moment, with some of the president's supporters accusing the leadership of the national assembly of refusing to [...]

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    EXTRA: Ajaokuta steel can’t take off unless our ancestors are appeased, say host communities

EXTRA: Ajaokuta steel can’t take off unless our ancestors are appeased, say host communities

Communities which own the land on which Ajaokuta Steel Company is built say the firm cannot take off unless their "angry" ancestors are appeased.The community leaders of Geregu and Ajaokuta, the host communities in Kogi state, said this during an interview with NAN.Idris Aliyu, chairman, Geregu Community Association, attributed the non-completion of the steel plant to "mystical forces arising from [...]

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    Bello vs Melaye: Why are politicians desperate?

Bello vs Melaye: Why are politicians desperate?

BY EKELE SUNDAYIt may be difficult to understand the dynamics of the politics in Kogi state, but one thing that is sure and clear for all to see is that is all is not calm. The allegation that the senator representing Kogi west district, Dino Melaye, armed two suspects for robbery and kidnapping in the state is still fresh and [...]

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    IGP reinstates Kogi police commissioner

IGP reinstates Kogi police commissioner

Ali Janga has been reinstated as the commissioner of police in Kogi, William Aya, the state police command spokesman, has confirmed.Aya told NAN in Lokoja on Thursday that Janga returned to office on April 3 on the order of Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police.He said Janga was reinstated after meeting the one week ultimatum given to him by the [...]

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    IGP removes Kogi CP over ‘escape’ of Melaye’s accusers

IGP removes Kogi CP over ‘escape’ of Melaye’s accusers

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has removed Ali Janga, commissioner of police in Kogi, over the escape of suspects who allegedly indicted Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.The suspects were said to have accused Melaye of supplying arms to them. They were to be arraigned at a federal high court in Lokoja on Wednesday.But Janga later announced that the suspects escaped [...]

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    Melaye accuses Yahaya Bello of importing military equipment

Melaye accuses Yahaya Bello of importing military equipment

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has imported military equipment.Speaking on the floor of the senate on Thursday, Melaye said the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) seized the equipment because the necessary documents were not presented.He said upon seizure, one Jerry Omadara, who claimed to be an aide to Bello, told customs officials the gear [...]

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    On IBB’s ‘letter-propelled grenade’: The youth must say no to candidate above 45 years in 2019

On IBB’s ‘letter-propelled grenade’: The youth must say no to candidate above 45 years in 2019

I was invited to a meeting of the Coalition for Nigeria by one of the “fathers” of the movement. Before the meeting, I had a chat with this patriotic Nigerian who told me: “Fred, our time is past; Nigeria should be in the hands of your generation. It is left for you (the youth) to take back the country, this [...]

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    We live in perilous times in Kogi, says Melaye

We live in perilous times in Kogi, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi central, says the people of Kogi are living in perilous times.Melaye said this on the floor of the senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention of the legislators to the plight of Kogi workers who have not been paid salaries for months.Appealing to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the situation, the senator said as [...]

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    ‘Workers walking streets of Lokoja like beggars’ — labour unions lament

‘Workers walking streets of Lokoja like beggars’ — labour unions lament

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) say Kogi workers have been reduced to beggars by virtue of being owed salaries and allowances "for a period of three to twenty-two months".The unions expressed shock on the suicide of Edward Soje, a director in the state civil service.Soje, whose wife recently welcomed triplets, committed suicide after being [...]

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    Only the blind won’t see what we are doing, says Yahaya Bello

Only the blind won’t see what we are doing, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says it is only those who are blind that are saying he has not done enough to promote tourism in his state.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the governor said his administration is doing its best to ensure security.A reporter had asked him: "What will you say [...]

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    Court asks INEC to proceed with Melaye’s recall

Court asks INEC to proceed with Melaye’s recall

A federal high court in Abuja has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to continue with its process of recalling Dino Melaye, a senator from Kogi west, from the upper legislative chamber.In June, the government of Kogi state claimed it had got the signatures of 188,588 of Melaye's constituents for his recall from the senate.It subsequently submitted a catalog [...]

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    Police arrest LG administrator over attack on Melaye

Police arrest LG administrator over attack on Melaye

Taofiq Isah, administrator of Ijumu local government, Kogi state, has been arrested over the alleged assassination attempt on senator Dino Melaye, Wilson Inalegwu, state commissioner of police, has confirmed.The senator’s country residence in Kogi was reportedly attacked in the early hours of Saturday, April 15.Briefing journalists in Lokoja, Inalegwu said that aside from the council boss, some unspecified number of [...]

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    We’ve been witnessing imaginary attacks in Kogi state, says Bello

We’ve been witnessing imaginary attacks in Kogi state, says Bello

Kogi governor Yahaya Bello says there have been series of imaginary attacks in the state in reaction to the recent invasion of senator Dino Melaye's home by gunmen.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his director-general on media and publicity, the governor said that the police is capable of investigating the matter.His comments came after Melaye, a senator representing Kogi west, questioned the governor's silence, [...]

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    Probing past Kogi governors not a witch hunt, says Yahaya Bello

Probing past Kogi governors not a witch hunt, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has said that the decision to probe finances of the state, from 2003 to 2016, was not aimed at settling political scores with his predecessors.The governor stated this in Lokoja on Wednesday while receiving the report of a commission of inquiry set up to probe the finances of the state under two previous administrations.He said [...]

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    We need N800bn to reposition Kogi, says Yahaya Bello’s govt

We need N800bn to reposition Kogi, says Yahaya Bello’s govt

The administration of Yahya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says about N800 billion is needed to reposition the state.Kehinde Oloruntoba, commissioner for budget and planning, said this on Tuesday while speaking with journalists after defending his ministry’s budget at the state house of assembly.He said 30 percent of the money would come from the private sector, 40 percent from donor [...]

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    ALERT: Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi ‘plotting terror attacks’

ALERT: Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi ‘plotting terror attacks’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says a cell of a Boko Haram affiliate – Muslim Brotherhood in Kogi state – is acquiring bomb-making chemicals and high-calibre weapons to perpetrate "acts of terror", including attacks on banks, arms depots and prisons in the country.In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, media aide of the minister, in Abuja on Friday, [...]

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