Monday, July 16, 2018

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    Dogara is speaker by force, says Melaye

Dogara is speaker by force, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi east, on Wednesday referred to Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, as “speaker by force”.Melaye said this on Wednesday during the inauguration ceremony of Yahaya Bello, the new governor of Kogi state.While acknowledging dignitaries, Melaye, who delivered the welcome address at the event, described Saraki as “the irremovable president”.The lawmaker, who said it [...]

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    Kogi swears in Bello as governor without deputy

Kogi swears in Bello as governor without deputy

At exactly 11:59am on Tuesday, Yahaya Bello, governor-elect of Kogi state, took the oath of allegiance as governor of the state.The oath was administered on him by Nasir Ajanah, chief judge of the state.However, Bello took the oath of office without a deputy, owing to the refusal of James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, to be his deputy.Audu was [...]

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    Oyegun: We are prepared for any scenario in Kogi

Oyegun: We are prepared for any scenario in Kogi

Two days to the swearing-in of a new government in Kogi state, John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his party is prepared for any issue that may arise over the deputy of Yahaya Bello, governor-elect of Kogi.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the party, turned down the request of the APC [...]

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    Kogi people will cherish Wada, says outgoing dep gov

Kogi people will cherish Wada, says outgoing dep gov

Yomi Awoniyi, deputy-governor of Kogi state, on Sunday said the outgoing administration was leaving the state better than it met it in 2012.Awoniyi, who said this during a thanksgiving service held in his honour on Sunday at the First Baptist Church, Mopa, described the tenure of Idris Wada, the governor, as a successful and eventful one which the people would [...]

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    INEC ‘trying to smuggle a running mate for Bello’

INEC ‘trying to smuggle a running mate for Bello’

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been accused of assisting Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the December 5 supplementary governorship election in Kogi sate, to smuggle a running mate ahead of his swearing-in ceremony.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, the party’s candidate in the substantive election, had rejected the offer of [...]

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    Bello emerges new Ohi Adavi

Bello emerges new Ohi Adavi

Bello Mohammed Oreyi has been appointed the new Ohi of Adavi in Kogi state.Bello emerged the new Ohi on Tuesday after beating nine other contestants in an election conducted by the council of Kingmakers in the community.He succeeds the late Ohi, Bello Ibrahim (pictured), who died on October 14,at the age of 78 years.One of the kingmakers, Yakubu Beida, while [...]

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    Faleke, Audu’s son ‘detained’ by DSS

Faleke, Audu’s son ‘detained’ by DSS

James Faleke, running mate of the late Abubakar Audu, who was the All Progressives Congress' (APC) candidate in the November 2015 governorship election in Kogi state is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), Duro Meseko, spokesman of the Audu/Faleke campaign organisation, has said.According to Meseko, Faleke and Audu's son, Mohammed, were invited by the DSS for [...]

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    Faleke challenges INEC at tribunal

Faleke challenges INEC at tribunal

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 governorship poll in Kogi state, has filed a petition at the state governorship election petitions tribunal.Faleke, accompanied by Mohammed Audu, son of Abubakar Audu, and lawyers, submitted the petition to the clerk of the tribunal around 12:20 pm. in Lokoja, capital of the [...]

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    APC supporters reject Bello, insist on Faleke

APC supporters reject Bello, insist on Faleke

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Kogi east and Kogi west senatorial districts on Saturday said they would not shift grounds on Audu/Faleke ticket.At the end of a meeting which held in the Ayangba area of the state, the party supporters rejected the choice of Yahaya Bello as a replacement for the late Abubakar Audu.Isah Daniel, [...]

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    Oyegun to Faleke: Audu’s death shut you out

Oyegun to Faleke: Audu’s death shut you out

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the death of Abubakar Audu, candidate  of the party in the November 21 election, “shut the gate of victory” against James Faleke, his running mate.Speaking with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday, Oyegun said Faleke will be replaced as deputy governor-elect should the need arise.After presenting Yahya Bello as the party’s [...]

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    FILE: All PUs where election will hold in Kogi

FILE: All PUs where election will hold in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) fixed December 5 for the supplementary election of Kogi state, after declaring the November 21 election inconclusive, seeing that the margin of votes between the two leading contenders was less than the number of cancelled votes.The late Abubakar Audu, who was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 240,861 votes, while his key opponent, Idris [...]

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    Faleke sues INEC, says he is governor-elect

Faleke sues INEC, says he is governor-elect

James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, has filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja, seeking that he be declared as governor-elect.Shortly after the APC announced the choice of Yahya Bello as the replacement for Audu, Faleke vowed to challenge [...]

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    Faleke kicks as APC replaces Audu  with Bello

Faleke kicks as APC replaces Audu with Bello

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has confirmed Yahaya Bello as its candidate for the December 5 supplementary election in Kogi state, with James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, vowing to challenge the decision.The party announced the choice of Bello at a meeting which held at its headquarters on Monday.Bello came second in the August 28 primary, which produced [...]

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    APC peace move ends in deadlock

APC peace move ends in deadlock

The meeting which leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held in Abuja on Monday to resolve the Kogi state crisis ended in deadlock as James Faleke, the late Abubakar Audu's running mate, vowed to challenge the party in court.Faleke, who described the meeting as a "mere briefing", said he would seek legal redress against the nomination of Yahaya Bello as [...]

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    Wada: I won the poll, Audu’s votes died with him

Wada: I won the poll, Audu’s votes died with him

Idris Wada, governor of Kogi state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 21 election, says the votes of Abubakar Audu, his main rival in the poll, “died with him”.Audu passed on shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive.The electoral commission explained that a winner could not be declared because the [...]

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    Don’t plunge Kogi into crisis, Faleke’s aide tells APC

Don’t plunge Kogi into crisis, Faleke’s aide tells APC

Tom Ohikere, head of media, Abubakar Audu/James Faleke campaign organisation, has warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) not to take any action capable of plunging Kogi state into crisis.Ohikere, who gave the warning in Lokoja on Saturday, advised John Oyegun, national chairman of the ruling party, not to allow “his selfish interest to ruin the party”.He also [...]

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