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    Kogi sacks 1,774 workers, eight perm secs

Kogi sacks 1,774 workers, eight perm secs

The administration of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has compulsorily retired eight permanent secretaries, some directors and dismissed 1, 774 others from the state civil service.The affected staff were served their letters last December.The letters were signed by Deborah Ogunmola, state head of service, and Ado Shaibu, chairman of the state Civil Service Commission.A copy of the retirement letter [...]

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    ‘Masquerades don’t drive cars’ — Yahaya Bello replies Faleke

‘Masquerades don’t drive cars’ — Yahaya Bello replies Faleke

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says masquerades are extra-terrestrial beings and as such, do not drive cars.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, had accused Bello of donating six Toyota Venza cars and cash gifts of N2m each to masquerades.Reacting through Kingsley Fanwo, [...]

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    Melaye: No need to borrow funds for ‘boju boju’ 2018 budget

Melaye: No need to borrow funds for ‘boju boju’ 2018 budget

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has described the 2018 budget as 'boju boju', saying there is no need to borrow funds for it.‘Boju boju’ is a Yoruba word for something which is not transparent.Speaking at plenary on Tuesday, the lawmaker wondered why the federal government had plans to borrow when some agencies were "keeping untilised funds".He charged his colleagues [...]

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    Kogi east senator speaks on appeal court ruling

Kogi east senator speaks on appeal court ruling

Attai Aidoko, senator representing Kogi east, says the appellate court has not declared his seat vacant.Aidoko said this while speaking on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.The senator explained that he had asked the appeal court for reference because it had earlier ruled that the federal high court, Abuja did not have jurisdiction to hear the matter.The lawmaker said the [...]

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    Yahaya Bello on double registration: Facts will dwarf campaign of calumny against me

Yahaya Bello on double registration: Facts will dwarf campaign of calumny against me

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he is prepared to prove his innocence on the allegation of double registration levelled against him by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC had accused Bello of engaging in double registration during the voter registration exercise.The commission dismissed two of its staff accused of being involved in the matter.Speaking through Kingsley Fanwo, his media [...]

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    INEC fires two staff over Yahaya Bello’s double registration

INEC fires two staff over Yahaya Bello’s double registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed two of its staff accused of being involved in the double registration of Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state.The commission announced this in a statement signed by May Agbmuche-Mbu, one of its national commissioners.Bello, who had registered as a voter in the federal capital territory (FCT), was said to have re-registered in Kogi state during [...]

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    VIDEO: Gov Yahaya Bello in ‘house warming’ victory dance

VIDEO: Gov Yahaya Bello in ‘house warming’ victory dance

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, showed that he is proud of his heritage during his house-warming ceremony recently.The governor just completed his state-of-the-art country home on Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene.To the amusement of the crowd gathered at his residence, Bello danced to his native Ebira song.Ebira is the second largest ethnic group in Kogi, after Igala.Bello's gesticulation showed that [...]

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    PHOTOS: Gov Yahaya Bello opens his new mansion (no, don’t talk about unpaid salaries)

PHOTOS: Gov Yahaya Bello opens his new mansion (no, don’t talk about unpaid salaries)

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has completed his state-of-the-art country home on Mahmoud Atta street, GRA Okene.Dignitaries including Abdul Rahman Ado Ibrahim, Ohinoyi of Ebira land, joined the governor during the house-warming ceremony.An insider had described the mansion as “a thing of beauty”.As an aside, Kogi state workers and pensioners are groaning under the burden of unpaid salaries running into months.When [...]

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    ‘We couldn’t even observe Jumat prayer’ – Kogi residents lament inconvenience of curfew

‘We couldn’t even observe Jumat prayer’ – Kogi residents lament inconvenience of curfew

Residents of Kogi state affected by the curfew declared in some parts of the state say they could not observe prayers at the mosque.Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, had declared a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the five local government areas of state’s central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.No reason was given for [...]

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    Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

Kogi declares 24-hour curfew in five LGAs

The government of Kogi state has declared a 24-hour curfew in the five local government areas of Kogi central senatorial district.The affected local government areas are Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okene, Okehi and Ogori/Magongo.Petra Akinti Onyegbule, chief press secretary to Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, disclosed this in a statement.No reason was given for the action which was taken late Wednesday.“This [...]

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    Six APC govs refuse to speak with reporters after meeting Buhari

Six APC govs refuse to speak with reporters after meeting Buhari

Six governors of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The governors - all from the north - atteneded Juma'at service with the president and accompanied him to his residence after the service.Those in attendance were Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe), Mohammed Abdullahi (Bauchi), Yahaya Bello (Kogi) [...]

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    Donation of rice an insult, Kogi youth blast senate

Donation of rice an insult, Kogi youth blast senate

The Kogi state chapter of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says the donation of over 1,000 bags of rice to the state civil servants is an insult. Responding to the action of the senate, Oladele Nihi, the council chairman, described the move as a political stunt.He asked the lawmakers not to play politics with the civil servants.The group wondered why the [...]

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    EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

EXTRA: Senators ‘donate over 1,000 bags of rice’ to Kogi workers

Some senators have reportedly donated over 1,000 bags of rice to Kogi state civil servants who have not been paid salaries in the last 10 months.Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, who disclosed this after plenary on Wednesday, said the gesture is meant to alleviate the pains of the workers.He had earlier drawn the attention of his colleagues to the plight of [...]

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    Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

Two policemen killed as gunmen abduct expatriate in Kogi

Two police officers were killed while trying to prevent the abduction of an expatriate at a construction site in Obajana, Kogi state.Willaim Aya, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident, identified the deceased as Ezekiel Negedu and Gini John.Aya said John died on the spot while Negedu lost his life in a hospital.According to the police spokesman, about [...]

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    Director who committed suicide ‘was listed to receive six months back pay’

Director who committed suicide ‘was listed to receive six months back pay’

Deborah Ogunmola, head Kogi state service, says the circumstances surrounding the death of Edward Soje, a grade level 16 officer with the state teaching service commission, is misconstrued.54-year-old Soje was said to have hanged himself on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Soje, whose wife gave birth to a set of male [...]

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    Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Civil service director ‘owed 11 months salary’ commits suicide

Edward Soje, a director with the Kogi state civil service, has committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree, in the capital, Lokoja.According to NAN, Soje’s lifeless body was found hanging on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of the Nigeria army, in the state capital, Lokoja.Police reports confirm that the 54-year-old took his life some 10 days after [...]

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