Friday, July 19, 2019

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    EXTRA: 24 hours too short to list my achievements, says Yahaya Bello

EXTRA: 24 hours too short to list my achievements, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says his achievements in the state are so numerous that a day is not enough to list them.Bello spoke with journalists after picking his expression of interest and nomination forms for the November 16 governorship election at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, on Wednesday.The form was presented to him [...]

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    Yahaya Bello on guber poll: I’ll defeat my opponent by a landslide

Yahaya Bello on guber poll: I’ll defeat my opponent by a landslide

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says he will win the November 16 gubernatorial election by a landslide.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Friday, the governor said his margin of lead will be such that the second runner up will be discouraged to challenge his victory.He also boasted of rebuilding [...]

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    You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

The organised labour in Kogi state, on Wednesday, told Yahaya Bello, the state governor, that his administration owed workers eight to 39-month salary arrears.Onu Edoka, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), disclosed this in Lokoja, during an emergency meeting between the governor and the leaders of the organised labour.The meeting, which was at the instance of the [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I only owe four months salaries

Yahaya Bello: I only owe four months salaries

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says he only owes the state workers four months salaries.The governor said this following a claim by the state chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) that he owed the state workers between 8 to 38 salary arrears.Kingsley Fanwo, spokesman of the governor, said the state government had paid salaries for 38 months since it [...]

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    Osinbajo on Kabba crash: Kogi govt would have been in trouble

Osinbajo on Kabba crash: Kogi govt would have been in trouble

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says the Kogi state government would have been in trouble if he did not survive the helicopter crash in the state last year.Osinbajo said this on Sunday during a thanksgiving service at the Aso Villa Chapel.The service was meant to commemorate Osinbajo's re-election with President Muhammadu Buhari.The vice-president escaped death in February when the helicopter conveying him [...]

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    ‘His books will be available in our libraries’ — Kogi immortalises Adesanmi

‘His books will be available in our libraries’ — Kogi immortalises Adesanmi

The Kogi state government says it will immortalise Pius Adesanmi, the late Nigeria-born Canadian professor, by making all his books available in the state’s school libraries.It also promised to organise an annual lecture in his memory.Rosemary Osikoya, the state's commissioner for education, science and technology, disclosed this during a tribute organised in honour of the deceased in Abuja.Adesanmi was born in [...]

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Kogi and the return of political killings

BY GABRIEL OHIEMIWe are at the cusp of the 2019 general election. As expected, politicians and party stalwarts are going back to the drawing boards, political campaigns have begun in earnest, political pundits are pontificating and the political atmosphere is already getting charged.Kogi the ancient state of the confluence seem to be sitting on the keg of the gun powder [...]

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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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