Monday, February 19, 2018

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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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    I’m not afraid of going to prison, says Melaye

I’m not afraid of going to prison, says Melaye

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, says he is not afraid of going to prison.Melaye said this on Tuesday on the floor of the senate while drawing the attention of the upper legislative chamber to the charges filed against him by the federal government.The government had accused Melaye of framing Edward David, chief of staff to Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi [...]

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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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    ‘Looters angry because they can no longer pay tithe’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Catholic bishops

‘Looters angry because they can no longer pay tithe’ — Yahaya Bello taunts Catholic bishops

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has taunted the Catholic bishops who visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday.During the visit, the clerics told the president that his goodwill is being depleted by "glaring failures”.Reacting after observing Ju’mat prayer at the presidential villa on Friday, Bello told state house correspondents that it is the corrupt [...]

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    EXTRA: Melaye back in action, mocks Yahaya Bello in new song (video)

EXTRA: Melaye back in action, mocks Yahaya Bello in new song (video)

After taunting his supposed opponents with the viral 'Ajekun Iya' in 2017, Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has released another video where he is seen singing and dancing.But this time, the object of his mockery is Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor. Bello and Melaye are far from best of friends and have traded series of accusations in recent times.In [...]

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    Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

Faleke mocks Yahaya Bello: What do you know about elections? You haven’t even won councillorship seat

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, got his position as a gift.In a statement on Tuesday, Faleke said the governor has never contested any election and won.Faleke said this while reacting to comments credited to Bello that President Muhammadu Buhari would garner more votes [...]

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    Salaries: Doctors vow to shut Kogi hospitals despite Yahaya Bello’s ‘N10bn debt’

Salaries: Doctors vow to shut Kogi hospitals despite Yahaya Bello’s ‘N10bn debt’

Doctors in Kogi are angry over the inability of the state to pay their full monthly salary and have resolved to shut hospitals on Monday.The doctors arrived at the decision two days after Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, said he borrowed N10 billion in addition to the last tranche of Paris Club refund to clear salary backlog.Bello had said the [...]

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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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    Yahaya Bello: I borrowed N10bn to pay salaries

Yahaya Bello: I borrowed N10bn to pay salaries

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says he borrowed N10 billion in addition to the last tranche of the Paris Club refund to clear four months backlog of salaries.Speaking to state house correspondents after he observed the Ju’maat prayer at the Aso Rock mosque, Bello said the state is no longer owing salaries.He also said from January, only the civil servants [...]

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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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    ‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

‘You are a disgrace’ — Faleke slams Bello over double registration

James Faleke, running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Kogi state, says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, is a disgrace to the state.Faleke said this in response to the double registration controversy involving the governor.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had accused Bello of registering twice. It also sacked three of its staff which [...]

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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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