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    The constitutional crisis in Kogi

The constitutional crisis in Kogi

Since Nigeria’s return to civilian rule in 1999, Deputy Governors have always tended to have issues with their bosses, that is the Governors, and the Governors in turn have often had problems with their Godfathers. Whatever shape the conflict takes, it has been more of a blight on our democratic process and the health of the polity. Mini-dictators converting a [...]

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    Impeached Kogi deputy gov vacates official residence

Impeached Kogi deputy gov vacates official residence

Simon Achuba, impeached deputy governor of Kogi state, says his removal by the state house of assembly is unconstitutional.He said this during a press conference in Lokoja, the state capital, after vacating his official residence on Sunday.Achuba was removed on Friday after the committee set up to investigate the allegations of misconduct levelled against him submitted its report.He described his [...]

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    The constitutional vandalism in Kogi must end now

The constitutional vandalism in Kogi must end now

The purported impeachment of the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr. Simon Achuba, by the Kogi State House of Assembly, and the alleged nomination of one Mr. Edward Onoja as his replacement by Governor Yahaya Bello, are acts of constitutional vandalism and a nullity and should be deprecated by all lovers of democracy and adherents of the rule of law.Without [...]

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    We didn’t indict Kogi dep gov yet lawmakers removed him, says panel

We didn’t indict Kogi dep gov yet lawmakers removed him, says panel

John Baiyeshea, chairman of the panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Simon Achuba, the deputy governor, says his committee could not prove the allegations levelled against Achuba.Describing the announcement that Achuba had been removed as "the most bizarre thing that I have ever heard in my life", Baiyeshea said the report of the panel was submitted [...]

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    Kogi assembly asks CJ to raise impeachment panel of deputy governor

Kogi assembly asks CJ to raise impeachment panel of deputy governor

The Kogi state house of assembly has requested Nasir Ajanah, the state chief judge, to constitute a 7-man panel of inquiry to investigate allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state.The assembly made the request in a resolution reached at plenary in Lokoja, the state capital, following the adoption of a motion by Abdullahi Bello-Balogun, [...]

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    INTERVIEW: Yahaya Bello hasn’t completed a single project since 2016, says Kogi dep gov

INTERVIEW: Yahaya Bello hasn’t completed a single project since 2016, says Kogi dep gov

Kogi state has been the ''confluence'' of political intrigues lately. Yahaya Bello, the 44-year-old governor of the state, is crossed with Simon Achuba, his deputy who says the governor does not deserve to be re-elected.  In this interview, Achuba tells TheCable the whys and wherefores of this unfolding drama.TheCable:  What led to the breakdown of the relationship between you and [...]

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    Kogi APC suspends Yahaya Bello’s deputy

Kogi APC suspends Yahaya Bello’s deputy

The Kogi state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state.This comes 24 hours after the state house of assembly commenced impeachment proceedings against Achuba who has been having a long running battle with Yahaya Bello, the governor.Achuba had alleged that he is being owed over N800 million in salaries and allowances as [...]

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    Kogi assembly moves to impeach deputy governor

Kogi assembly moves to impeach deputy governor

The Kogi state house of assembly has commenced impeachment proceedings against Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state.On Wednesday, Abdullahi Bello, majority leader of the house, read a petition against Achuba at plenary.He said signatures of 21 of the 25 lawmakers have been collected for the impeachment.The member who represents Ajaokuta constituency, cited section 188 of 1999 constitution and thereafter prayed [...]

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    ‘We don’t train killers’ — Yahaya Bello denies sending assassins after his deputy

‘We don’t train killers’ — Yahaya Bello denies sending assassins after his deputy

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has denied sending assassins after Simon Achuba, his deputy.The deputy governor had alleged that the governor had perfected plans to assassinate him.In a statement on Thursday, Mohammed Onogwu, chief press secretary to the governor, described the allegation as "bogus and an exhibition of a blind rage by an angry suckling with a long-term pattern [...]

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    Yahaya Bello’s spokesman: Salaries of Kogi deputy gov have been paid

Yahaya Bello’s spokesman: Salaries of Kogi deputy gov have been paid

Kingsley Fanwo, media aide to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says the salaries of Simon Achuba, deputy governor of the state, has been paid "up till date".Fanwo said this while reacting to Achuba's claim that he is being owed N819 million in salaries and allowances.In a statement on Monday, Fanwo said there was never a time that the governor [...]

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    Only God has been sustaining me, says Kogi deputy gov over rift with Bello

Only God has been sustaining me, says Kogi deputy gov over rift with Bello

Simon Achuba, deputy governor of Kogi state, says he has not received allowances in the last two years as a result of his rift with Yahaya Bello, the governor.Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, Achuba said his travel allowances, hotel bills, monthly impress and salaries were stopped while [...]

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    Yahaya Bello’s deputy threatens to sue him over ‘N819m unpaid salaries, allowances’

Yahaya Bello’s deputy threatens to sue him over ‘N819m unpaid salaries, allowances’

Simon Achuba, deputy governor of Kogi state, has threatened to sue Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, over unpaid allowances to the tune of N819 million.Achuba said the unpaid allowances were captured in the state's 2017, 2018 and 2019 budgets.A letter dated July 17 and addressed to Bello by Femi Falana chambers, solicitors of Achuba, said the deputy governor is [...]

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    Finally, Kogi swears in Achuba as Bello’s deputy

Finally, Kogi swears in Achuba as Bello’s deputy

Simon Achuba, former deputy speaker of the Kogi state house of assembly, has been sworn in as deputy governor of the state.This comes two weeks after Yahaya Bello became the first governor in the country to take the oath of office without a deputy.James Faleke, running mate to the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in [...]

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