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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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    10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

10 killed as ‘herdsmen’ hit Kogi again

At least 10 people, including Onu Agbenema, a traditional ruler, and his wife, were killed in an attack by suspected herdsmen in Omala local government area of Kogi state.According to PUNCH, the victims were killed on Monday in Agbenema, Aj’Ichekpa, Opada and Iyade villages in the local government area.The attackers reportedly struck after laying siege in the bush.Ibrahim Aboh, administrator [...]

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    Faleke: Yahaya Bello gave herdsmen blank cheque to operate in Kogi

Faleke: Yahaya Bello gave herdsmen blank cheque to operate in Kogi

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 governorship election in Kogi state, has condemned the recent killings in the state, accusing Yahaya Bello, the governor, of giving herdsmen a "blank cheque to operate in Kogi".Suspected herdsmen had invaded three communities in the state, killing 25.The attacks, which occurred in Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and [...]

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    25 killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi communities

25 killed as ‘herdsmen’ invade Kogi communities

At least 25 people were reportedly killed after suspected herdsmen attacked Oganienugwu and Ikende communities in Dekina local government area and Abejukolo in Omala local government, all in the eastern senatorial district of the state.According to Punch, the attack which started on Tuesday and continued till Thursday, has caused residents to flee their homes.The suspects, who were said to have been dressed [...]

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    Yahaya Bello commended for lifting embargo on five festivals

Yahaya Bello commended for lifting embargo on five festivals

Uk’Omu Igala organisation, an umbrella group for all socio-cultural groups in Kogi east senatorial district, has commended Yahaya Bello, the state governor, for lifting the ban on five cultural festivals.Patrick Akpa, the group’s national chairman, in a statement, listed the festivals to include Ocho, Egwu, Ogbadu, Ogaganyi and Iyalo.According to Akpa, the religious-cum-cultural festivals were banned in the 1950s for [...]

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    Melaye: Yahaya Bello planning to introduce state police through the back door

Melaye: Yahaya Bello planning to introduce state police through the back door

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has introduced state police "through the back door".Speaking on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Melaye said the vigilante service law that has already been signed by the governor is an affront to the constitution.The senator said the law is in conflict with section 214 of [...]

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    Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

Activities of Kogi govt a ‘threat’ to survival of APC

The late Abubakar Audu and James Faleke political organisation say the activities of the Kogi state government is a threat to the survival of the All Progressives Congress (APC).This was contained in a statement issued by Alex Kadiri, spokesman of the organisation, on Friday.He said the group's enthusiasm for the party has been dampened by the assumption of Nigerians that the [...]

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    Melaye asks senate to override Buhari on Peace Corps bill

Melaye asks senate to override Buhari on Peace Corps bill

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, has asked the senate to override President Muhammadu Buhari on the bill establishing Peace Corps of Nigeria.The national assembly had passed the bill but Buhari rejected it, citing duplication of duty and funding challenges.On Wednesday, Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, raised a point of order on the bill.Relying on the senate rules, Melaye urged [...]

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    Police: We weren’t involved in attempt to arrest Melaye

Police: We weren’t involved in attempt to arrest Melaye

The police have denied being involved in the attempt to arrest Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.On Thursday, operatives of the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) had laid siege to a high court in Abuja where Melaye was arraigned for allegedly framing Edward Onoja, chief of staff of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.Melaye had accused Onoja of being involved in [...]

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    Double registration: Yahaya Bello will be prosecuted, says INEC

Double registration: Yahaya Bello will be prosecuted, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the allegation of double registration against Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, still stands.James Apam, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state, said this at the INEC office in Lokoja, capital of Kogi, on Thursday.“The allegation of double registration has not been swept under the carpet; we cannot prosecute Bello now because he [...]

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    Soldier, three ‘kidnappers’ die during exchange of gunfire in Kogi

Soldier, three ‘kidnappers’ die during exchange of gunfire in Kogi

The Nigerian Army has confirmed the killing of three kidnap suspects and a soldier in Kogi during the rescue of Momoh Jimoh, oil magnate, on Tuesday.Weri Finikumor, spokesman of the command army records, told NAN that some of the suspected kidnappers have been arrested and helping the military in its investigations.Finikumor assured residents that operation “exercise cat race” was ongoing to [...]

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    Oyegun: Buhari saved this country from economic doom

Oyegun: Buhari saved this country from economic doom

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country no longer depends on oil to survive.Oyegun said this on Saturday at a rally which the APIC in Kogi organised to receive defectors.The APC national chairman explained that the Buhari administration has repositioned the country's economy as revenue now comes [...]

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    FG charges Melaye for ‘framing’ Bello’s aide over assassination attempt

FG charges Melaye for ‘framing’ Bello’s aide over assassination attempt

The federal government has charged Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, for allegedly framing Edward David, chief of staff of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.Melaye had accused David of being behind an alleged assassination attempt on his life in April 2017 in Kogi.But in a suit filed by the office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), the federal [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: I was critical of corrupt leaders — not Catholic bishops

Yahaya Bello: I was critical of corrupt leaders — not Catholic bishops

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says his statement at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday was targeted at corrupt leaders and not Catholic bishops.During a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, the bishops told the president that his goodwill is being depleted by the "glaring failures" of his government.The clerics also said there is so much anger in the land [...]

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    Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

Medical doctor infected as Lassa fever spreads to Kogi

 Kogi state has recorded a fresh outbreak of Lassa fever, with a medical doctor working at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, confirmed to be a victim of the disease.Olatunde Alabi, medical director of FMC, who briefed reporters on Saturday, said the male doctor was diagnosed of the disease on January 19.He said the victim’s blood sample was sent to [...]

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