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    EXTRA: I feel pity for Buhari, says Smart Adeyemi

EXTRA: I feel pity for Buhari, says Smart Adeyemi

Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, says he feels pity for President Muhammadu Buhari because the price of crude oil is low. While contributing to a debate on the revised 2020 budget on the floor of the senate on Thursday, Adeyemi said when the country was selling crude oil at a higher rate, the government at the time refused to diversify [...]

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    Bill seeking to establish agency to check arms smuggling scales second reading at senate

Bill seeking to establish agency to check arms smuggling scales second reading at senate

A bill seeking to establish a national to check the proliferation of small arms and ammunition has passed second reading at the senate. Leading a debate on the floor of the senate on Wednesday, Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west and sponsor of the bill, said the proposed commission would seek the sources of these arms coming into the country. Adeyemi said [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi chairs senate’s aviation committee — Melaye’s former position

Smart Adeyemi chairs senate’s aviation committee — Melaye’s former position

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has appointed Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, as the chairman of the aviation committee. Lawan made the announcement on the floor of the upper legislative chamber at a special plenary session on Friday. The senate on Thursday suspended its rules to sit on Friday and conclude some legislative business before adjourning for the year. It suspended legislative duties [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi: Banks now offering me loans after turning me down

Smart Adeyemi: Banks now offering me loans after turning me down

Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi west, says some commercial banks are offering him loans because he has returned to the senate. Adeyemi, who was sworn in last week, said this on Wednesday while contributing to a motion on Nigeria's unemployment. The motion was sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west. While contributing to the debate, Adeyemi said the banks had refused to [...]

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    Senate asks FG to declare state of emergency on unemployment

Senate asks FG to declare state of emergency on unemployment

The senate has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on unemployment in the country. The upper legislative chamber also asked the ministries of finance, national budget and planning to put in place a programme that will productively engage the minds of young Nigerians. These resolutions followed a motion sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, senator representing Enugu west. Moving the motion [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi sworn in as Kogi west senator

Smart Adeyemi sworn in as Kogi west senator

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi west senatorial election, has been sworn in as the senator representing the district in the upper legislative chamber. The oath of office was administered on Adeyemi by Nelson Ayewoh, clerk of the senate, on Wednesday. This was overseen by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. Adeyemi defeated Dino Melaye, candidate of the [...]

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    Dino: Adeyemi remains my political wife | Smart: Melaye is my political houseboy

Dino: Adeyemi remains my political wife | Smart: Melaye is my political houseboy

Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi have launched into a war of words after the Kogi west senatorial election rerun. Adeyemi defeated Melaye on Saturday after a court-ordered rerun, unseating Melaye who had previously been declared winner in the general election. Melaye, via his twitter handle, remarked: "The reaction of men and women of goodwill all over Nigeria especially the wonderful people of Kogi west who [...]

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    ‘Kogi-west has moved away from ineffective representation’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Melaye

‘Kogi-west has moved away from ineffective representation’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Melaye

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has congratulated Smart Adeyemi, the newly elected senator for Kogi west on his victory at the poll. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the supplementary election in Kogi-west senatorial district, which was held on Saturday. Adeyemi polled 88,373 votes to defeat Dino Melaye of the [...]

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    The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

The fight against gladiators and other factors that worked against Melaye

Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeated Dino Melaye, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, to reclaim his position as senator representing Kogi west. Melaye had sent Adeyemi packing from the senate in 2015. Melaye also floored him in the February 28, 2019 election. However, Adeyemi did not rest on his oars. For him, the battle did not end after [...]

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    How Kogi west voters chose Adeyemi over Melaye

How Kogi west voters chose Adeyemi over Melaye

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    INEC fixes Nov 30 for Kogi west supplementary poll

INEC fixes Nov 30 for Kogi west supplementary poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 30 for the supplementary election in Kogi west senatorial district. Olayinde Lawal, returning officer of Saturday's rerun election, had declared the exercise inconclusive because the number of cancelled votes (43,127) was higher than the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi: Kogi west will decide between maturity and recklessness

Smart Adeyemi: Kogi west will decide between maturity and recklessness

Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi west senatorial rerun, says the electorate will decide between “maturity and recklessness” in choosing their senator. Adeyemi said this shortly after voting at polling unit 002, Iyara ward, Ijumu local government area, on Saturday. The APC candidate is participating in the rerun alongside Dino Melaye of the Peoples Democratic Party [...]

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    Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Melaye asks appeal court to upturn judgement sacking him as senator

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has asked the court of appeal to set aside a verdict of the Kogi state election tribunal which sacked him as a member of the national assembly. On August 23, the tribunal nullified the election and ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct a fresh poll within 90 days. The verdict of the tribunal [...]

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    Smart Adeyemi: Yahaya Bello has performed better than all past Kogi governors

Smart Adeyemi: Yahaya Bello has performed better than all past Kogi governors

Smart Adeyemi, former Kogi west senator, says Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, has performed better than his predecessors.  In an interview with ARISE NEWS on Monday, Adeyemi commended the governor for implementing water and road projects in the state. He also said Bello has been able to handle the issue of payment of salaries, despite the challenge facing governors across the [...]

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    Melaye: My name is Daniel… I will not fall

Melaye: My name is Daniel… I will not fall

Dino Melaye, lawmaker representing Kogi west senatorial district, has described himself as Daniel, one of the prophets in the Bible. One of the most famous stories of Daniel was how he was thrown into a lion's den for refusing to worship a king but he came out of the den unharmed. In an interview with Channels Television, Melaye, who was reacting to the [...]

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    Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye as Kogi west senator

The Kogi state national assembly/state assembly election tribunal has sacked Dino Melaye as the senator representing Kogi west district. In a judgement delivered on Friday, the tribunal led by A.O. Chijiok ordered a fresh election in the district. Smart Adeyemi, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the February 26 election, had approached the tribunal and challenged Melaye's victory on the [...]

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