Sunday, December 10, 2017

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    INEC releases timetable for Melaye’s recall process

INEC releases timetable for Melaye’s recall process

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the timetable for the recall of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.On June 22, the commission wrote a letter to Melaye to inform him that it had fixed July 3 for the announcement of the details of his recall process.The lawmaker had gone to the court to challenge the bid to eject him [...]

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    Lambo, Bayo Ojo deny supporting Melaye in recall move

Lambo, Bayo Ojo deny supporting Melaye in recall move

Four prominent people from Okunland have distanced themselves from a statement supporting Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west.Constituents of Melaye are in the process of recalling him.In a statement on Monday, the Okun Development Initiative (ODI) said Eyitayo Lambo, a former minister of health; Julius Oshanupin, a retired major-general; Bayo Ojo, former attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and Tunde Ipinmisho, [...]

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    Melaye: The signature of a dead biology teacher appeared on my recall list

Melaye: The signature of a dead biology teacher appeared on my recall list

Dino Melaye, representative of Kogi west senatorial district in the national assembly, says names and signatures of dead constituents are on the list of the signatures collected to influence his recall.Addressing reporters in Lokoja, the state capital, on Sunday, Melaye said the signature of a dead biology teacher was found on the list.Melaye, who spoke through Abubakar Sadiq, one of his aides, [...]

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    Many will end in jail, says Melaye on move to recall him

Many will end in jail, says Melaye on move to recall him

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, says the move to recall him from the upper legislative chamber will land many people in jail.The lawmaker said this in response to reports that files of signatures of voters in his district had been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)."It can not succeed. It is a hoax and absolute [...]

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    Signed petition for Melaye’s recall submitted to INEC

Signed petition for Melaye’s recall submitted to INEC

Files of signatures of voters in Kogi west senatorial district for the recall of Dino Melaye were on Wednesday submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).This is coming a few days after the collation of the signatures was concluded.On Monday, Pius Kolawole, special adviser on political affairs to Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, announced that 188,588 voters, representing 52.3 [...]

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    Going? Going?… ‘Over 50 percent’ Kogi west voters endorse Melaye’s recall

Going? Going?… ‘Over 50 percent’ Kogi west voters endorse Melaye’s recall

A total of 188, 588 voters, representing 52.3 percent of the total number of registered voters in Kogi west senatorial district have reportedly approved the recall of Dino Melaye from the senate.Pius Kolawole, a special adviser to Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, announced this on Monday in Lokoja while addressing party members from the district.He said the collation of signatures of voters [...]

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    Bridge collapse: ‘Hundreds’ of Abuja-bound motorists caught in heavy gridlock

Bridge collapse: ‘Hundreds’ of Abuja-bound motorists caught in heavy gridlock

Hundreds of motorists headed to Abuja and other parts of the north were on Sunday stranded in between Kwara and Kogi state due to a heavy gridlock.According to NAN, the gridlock which started as early as 8am occurred at the Osi-Eruku axis of the Ilorin-Omu-Aran-Kabba road.The gridlock was said to be as a result of an increase in the volume [...]

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    INEC ‘not aware’ of plan to recall Melaye

INEC ‘not aware’ of plan to recall Melaye

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it is not aware of any plan to recall Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, from the senate.Speaking to NAN on Thursday, Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC's director of voter education and publicity, explained that it is only when 50 percent of the registered voters in a senatorial district sign a petition, that a recall [...]

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    Melaye: State of emergency should be declared in Kogi

Melaye: State of emergency should be declared in Kogi

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says a state of emergency should be declared in Kogi because the state is no longer safe.Speaking on the floor of the senate on Tuesday, Melaye said Kogi is in “a state of anarchy”.The senator also said that the senate should audit the arms and ammunition in Kogi police command, particularly the armoury of [...]

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    Melaye: I ‎just escaped another assassination attempt… DSS saved my life

Melaye: I ‎just escaped another assassination attempt… DSS saved my life

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west, says he has just survived an assassination attempt.Melaye, who is struggling to retain his seat at the red chamber, disclosed this on Twitter.He said a combined team of Department of State Services and the Nigeria police force saved him from the attack which he blamed on the government.Melaye said he did not know if anyone died [...]

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    VIDEO: Youth chanting anti-Melaye song block road to his hometown

VIDEO: Youth chanting anti-Melaye song block road to his hometown

Some youth from Kogi west senatorial district are currently at Okebukun, a community in Kabba/Bunnu local government, awaiting the convoy of Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing the district.The embattled lawmaker is said to be in Lokoja, capital of the state, where he is meeting his supporters in a bid to prevent his recall.One of the youth at Okebukun told TheCable that [...]

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    ‘Bello is boxing the air’ — Melaye talks tough as process to recall him from senate begins

‘Bello is boxing the air’ — Melaye talks tough as process to recall him from senate begins

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has described the process to recall him from the upper legislative chamber as an exercise in futility.Gbenga Olorunpomi, special assistant to Kogi governor on electronic media, on Saturday shared photos of constituents in Odo Ape queueing up to append their signatures for the recall of Melaye."The people of Odo Ape say they no longer want [...]

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    Melaye: I may be arrested soon… prison is built for people — not animals

Melaye: I may be arrested soon… prison is built for people — not animals

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he may soon be arrested over his comments, but his colleagues should note that prisons are built for human beings and not animals.Melaye, who has been involved in different controversies of late, said this on Friday while querying the decision of the executive to retain Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and [...]

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    Gomina’s Ghost: A case for séance

Gomina’s Ghost: A case for séance

Before we set forth, some clarity might be necessary on the two odd words above. "Gomina" is the corruption of "governor" in Yoruba. Rooted in French mythology, "séance", on the other hand, refers to a psychic channel of communicating with the dead. The phenomenon is however not exclusive to the French; it permeates most superstitious civilizations including Africa.This astral route may well [...]

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    BudgIT: Kogi, Abia, Oyo among six states that haven’t paid workers in 2017

BudgIT: Kogi, Abia, Oyo among six states that haven’t paid workers in 2017

Workers in Kogi, Abia, Oyo, Benue, Ondo and Ekiti states have not received salaries in 2017, a survey conducted by BudgIT, a civic tech organisation, has shown.In a statement on Tuesday, the organisation said up to 20 states owe their workers including pensioners their entitlements ranging from one to 36 months.BudgIT said it decided to conduct a qualitative analysis of [...]

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    Kogi doctors resume strike

Kogi doctors resume strike

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) in Kogi state has directed its members to resume the strike they suspended two weeks ago.The directive was contained in a statement issued by the association after an emergency congress in Lokoja on Saturday.The doctors said the resumption of the strike was informed by the state government’s alleged failure to fulfill its promises to meet [...]

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