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    PHOTOS: Social distancing ignored as Yahaya Bello, aides celebrate tribunal victory

PHOTOS: Social distancing ignored as Yahaya Bello, aides celebrate tribunal victory

In clear violation of the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control (NCDC) directive on social distancing, Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, and some of his aides stayed close to one another as they celebrated his victory at the election tribunal. As part of safety protocols, the NCDC had advised Nigerians to maintain a distance of at least two meters to prevent the [...]

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    In split judgement, tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

In split judgement, tribunal affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Yahaya Bello as the winner of the 2019 election. Musa Wada, governorship candidate of the PDP, had approached the tribunal to challenge the victory of Bello and the All Progressives Congress (APC). Jibril Okutepa, counsel to the petitioners, had urged the tribunal to uphold the petition and declare Wada as [...]

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    Tribunal dismisses Akpoti’s petition, affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

Tribunal dismisses Akpoti’s petition, affirms Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor

The Kogi state governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed Yahaya Bello as the duly elected governor of Kogi state. The three-man panel of the tribunal led by Kashim Kaigama, on Monday, dismissed the suit filed by the Socialist Democratic Party (SDP) and Natasha Akpoti, its 2019 governorship candidate. Akpoti and her party had instituted the suit challenging Bello’s victory [...]

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    EXTRA: Yahaya Bello is 44, mom dies at 101 — did she have him at 57?

EXTRA: Yahaya Bello is 44, mom dies at 101 — did she have him at 57?

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has announced the death of his mother, Hauwau Oziohu. In a statement on Monday, Bello said his mother died at the age of 101 after a brief illness. Bello, who is said to be the youngest of six children, was born on June 18,1975. So his mother was 57 years at the time of his birth. The [...]

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    Buratai’s continuous success and why he remains fit

Buratai’s continuous success and why he remains fit

BY GIFT OGAR It is no longer news that the COAS as the leader of the counter - insurgency operations, belongs to what is called the “strong breed.” Personally as an operative I do monitor various TV stations and each time the COAS appears on TV screens during interviews including the recent one he granted to educate the public on Nigerian Army [...]

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    Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

Kogi: We know cause of insecurity in the state… criminals will be flushed out

The Kogi government says securing the people of the state is at the top of its agenda. In a statement on Friday, Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information and communication, said the recent security concerns spilled into Kogi from neighboring states. The commissioner said Yahaya Bello, the governor, is putting measures in place to rid the state of criminals. "We want to commend security [...]

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    Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Kogi to probe vice-chancellor, rector over ‘breach’ of treasury single account directive

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, has ordered the probe of officials accused of contravening the government’s directive on treasury single account. The officials, who have been suspended, are M.S. Abdulkadir, vice-chancellor of Kogi State University; Mohammed Atureta, rector of Kogi State Polytechnic; Ahmed Attah, chief medical director of Kogi State Specialist Hospital, and the chief medical director of Kogi State University [...]

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    Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

Yahaya Bello suspends KSU VC, poly rector over non-compliance with TSA

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    Yahaya Bello sworn in for second term, names 20 appointees

Yahaya Bello sworn in for second term, names 20 appointees

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, took the oath of office for a second term on Monday. At his inauguration ceremony which held in Lokoja, the state capital, Bello announced the appointment of 20 aides and commissioners. Some of the appointees were those who served with him during his first term in office. The governor appealed to members of the state house of [...]

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    ‘Show result of election from your polling unit’ — Yahaya Bello asks appointees

‘Show result of election from your polling unit’ — Yahaya Bello asks appointees

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has asked all his appointees to submit a report of their ''stewardship'' in the last election. Bello won the governorship election held in November. He polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who secured 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482. The governor won in [...]

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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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    Kogi govt: We will go after gunmen who attacked FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Kogi govt: We will go after gunmen who attacked FC Ifeanyi Ubah

Kogi state government has expressed “deep concern” over the attack on officials and players of FC Ifeanyi Ubah, near Lokoja. The team members were on their way to Kano for the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) day six fixture when the incident happened. The state government expressed confidence in the capacity of the operatives of operation total freedom to apprehend the perpetrators [...]

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    N’assembly clerk asks Yahaya Bello to mark electoral victory with sober reflection

N’assembly clerk asks Yahaya Bello to mark electoral victory with sober reflection

Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the national assembly, has asked Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, to mark his victory at the polls with a sober reflection, not merry making. Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Musa Wada, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, in the last goverorship election. In a congratulatory message to the message to the governor on Monday, [...]

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    EXTRA: Yahaya Bello’s deputy describes him as ‘governor with swag’

EXTRA: Yahaya Bello’s deputy describes him as ‘governor with swag’

Edward Onoja, deputy governor of Kogi state, has described Yahaya Bello as a "governor with swag". Swag is slang which loosely translates as being stylish. In a tweet on Sunday, Onoja said Bello is his "boss, leader and friend". "My boss, my leader my friend. Governor with swag! Who want tamper there?" he tweeted. My boss, my leader my friend. Governor with swag! Who want tamper [...]

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    Miyetti Allah: We contributed greatly to Yahaya Bello’s victory

Miyetti Allah: We contributed greatly to Yahaya Bello’s victory

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria has congratulated Yahaya Bello, governor of the state, for his victory in the November 16 governorship election. In a statement, Mohammed Suleiman, state secretary of the organisation, described the victory as “well-deserved.” Suleiman called on the governor to use his second term to provide meaningful development for the state, urging him to embark on [...]

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