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    COVID-19: Okun leaders to raise N500m for healthcare in Kogi

COVID-19: Okun leaders to raise N500m for healthcare in Kogi

The Pan-Okun people relief response agenda has begun a N500 million fundraising programme aimed at ensuring effective healthcare delivery across Okun land in Kogi state. In a statement on Saturday, Ronke Bello, general secretary of the project, said the project was established to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the people of Okun land in Kogi-west senatorial district. She said [...]

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    Melaye asks INEC to postpone supplementary poll in Kogi west

Melaye asks INEC to postpone supplementary poll in Kogi west

Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi west senatorial election, has called for the postponement of the supplementary poll scheduled for Saturday. Addressing journalists at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) headquarters in Abuja, Melaye said the poll should be postponed until “infractions” in the November 16 election are resolved. He was at INEC to submit another petition against [...]

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    PDP: INEC has been asked to block Melaye’s return to the senate 

PDP: INEC has been asked to block Melaye’s return to the senate 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is aware that security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have been instructed to stop Dino Melaye from returning to the senate.  Melaye of the PDP had defeated Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival in the February election but the tribunal and appellate court annulled the election and ordered a [...]

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    Melaye asks INEC to cancel Kogi senatorial rerun — presents 21 video ‘evidence of rigging’

Melaye asks INEC to cancel Kogi senatorial rerun — presents 21 video ‘evidence of rigging’

Dino Melaye, senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the Kogi west senatorial rerun election. The former lawmaker on Wednesday visited the INEC headquarters in Abuja reportedly with 21 video clips containing details of violence and indiscriminate shootings by alleged agents of the All Progressive Congress (APC). A petition entitled, 'a call [...]

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    Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has asked the court of appeal to set aside a verdict of the Kogi state election tribunal which sacked him as a member of the national assembly. On August 23, the tribunal nullified the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll within 90 days. The verdict of the tribunal [...]

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    The story of one Dino of ABU

The story of one Dino of ABU

We are in trouble, but that’s not the worst part. The real tragedy is that we don’t know that we don’t know. It took one week and a senate summons for the vice chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Ibrahim Garba, to say that senator Dino Melaye graduated from ABU. And even then, his testimony left more questions than answers. In [...]

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