PERSPECTIVE – When the snail enters a head-butt competition of animals with horns

PERSPECTIVE – When the snail enters a head-butt competition of animals with horns

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. By Owei Lakemfa THE House of Representatives is sulking that President Muhammadu Buhari did not honour the invitation to address it on Thursday over serious insecurity in the country. It had earlier been humoured with a promise. But in circumventing the invitation, so-called advice by the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, claiming that the House has no powers to invite the President, was circulated. An Assembly…

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Yahaya Bello emerges winner of Kogi governorship election

Yahaya Bello emerges winner of Kogi governorship election

Governor Yahaya Bello,left with his deputy,Chief Edward Onoja. By Kola Adeyemi Governor Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the governorship election held in Kogi State on Nov. 16. The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who announed the results in Lokoja on Monday said that Bello polled 406,222 votes to beat 24 other contestants, including Mr Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled…

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Hoodlums set SDP secretariat in Lokoja on fire, Reps member furious

Hoodlums set SDP secretariat in Lokoja on fire, Reps member furious

By Segun Giwa A member representing Idanre/Ifedore Federal Constituency, Mr Tajudeen Adefisoye has condemned the setting ablaze of the secretariat of the Social Democratic Party in Lokoja, Kogi State Capital, by suspected political thugs. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Oluyemi Fasipe on Monday in Akure, Adefisoye condemned the incessant attacks on SDP Secretariat and its members in Kogi. He said that barely five days to the governorship…

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Tribunal sacks Senator Dino Melaye, reacts, to appeal against annulment

Tribunal sacks Senator Dino Melaye, reacts, to appeal against annulment

Senator Dino Melaye. The National Assembly/State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja on Friday sacked Senator Dino Melaye as the Senator for Kogi West. In its judgement, the tribunal ordered that fresh elections should be held in the senatorial district. The three man panel led by Justice A. O. Chijioke in a unanimous judgment on Friday accepted Adeyemi’s ground and order for reelection into the senatorial axis. Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2019/08/breaking-tribunal-sacks-dino-as-kogi-west-senator/ Senator Dino Melaye…

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Helicopter carrying Osinbajo crash lands in Kogi, VP thanks Nigerians for concern

Helicopter carrying Osinbajo crash lands in Kogi, VP thanks Nigerians for concern

A helicopter carrying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and his entourage crash landed in Kabba, Kogi state on Saturday. Multiple reports said Osinbajo and all the people on board were safe. The Vice President who is in the town for his next-level engagements with the people, was undaunted by the accident. In a video posted on WhatsApp by Johannes Tobi, the VP was seen on phone giving assurances to his caller, that ‘everything’ is OK. He was…

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Dino Melaye regains freedom, speaks on kidnap ordeal

Dino Melaye regains freedom, speaks on kidnap ordeal

The Senator representing Kogi West, Senator Dino Melaye, who was alleged to have been abducted, has regained his freedom. Senator Melaye who took to his twitter handle @dino_melaye, to announce his freedom said he spent 11 hours in the wilderness. It is not clear what exactly happened or why he was taken to the wilderness by his alleged abductors or even how he regained his freedom but the senator thanked God and Nigerians for letting…

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