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Kogi governor caught kneeling before Tinubu

Kogi governor caught kneeling before Tinubu

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, knelt before Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos, at the International Conference Centre (ICC) in Abuja on Monday. Both men were guests at the launch of ‘Muhammadu Buhari, the Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria’, a book authored by John Paden, a professor. The book chronicled the struggles, and the

Buhari in Edo for first APC governorship campaign since becoming president

For the first time after he was elected President of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari is attending a governorship campaign of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The president who stayed away from the governorship campaigns in Kogi and Bayelsa States last year, is presently in Benin City, Edo State to support the aspiration of

Reps take over Kogi House of Assembly

Following the crisis in Kogi State legislature, the federal House of Representatives has taken over the functions of the Kogi state house of assembly owing. The House has also asked the Inspector General of Police Solomon Arase to immediately seal off the assembly since the House has taken over its functions There had been inherent

Bulkachuwa relocates Kogi Election Petitions Tribunal to Abuja

The President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa has relocated sittings of the Kogi Election Petitions Tribunal from Lokoja to Abuja. Mr Akanji Akinlabi, the Secretary of the Tribunal confirmed the relocation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lokoja. Akinlabi said that following the directive of the president, the

Inconclusive elections: INEC vows to ensure first ballot conclusion

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu on Tuesday, shunned critics of his performance in the “inconclusive” Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. He said those affected should focus more on the provisions of the law rather than sentiments. Yakubu was speaking on at The Electoral Institute, Abuja where he hosted the

Kogi: APC chair, Oyegun threatens to replace Faleke, says he is frustrated

Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, says James Faleke will be replaced as deputy governor-elect should the need arise. Odigie-Oyegun said this in Abuja on Wednesday in an interaction with newsmen. Faleke, who was running mate to late Abubakar Audu in the Nov. 21 gubernatorial elections in Kogi State, rejected the same

I won’t disappoint Audu, count me out of Bello’s swearing in – Faleke

The All Progressives Congress’ (APC) deputy governorship candidate in Kogi State, Mr Abiodun Faleke, says he will not make himself available for swearing in with Alhaji Yahaya Bello on January 27, 2016. Faleke stated this at a meeting of APC stakeholders in Kogi West Senatorial District in Kabba, Kogi State on Monday He explained that

Kogi Governorship Election: PDP urges members to keep calm

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has advised its members to remain calm following INEC declaration of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the Governor-elect of Kogi. This is contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh on Sunday in Abuja. He said that that advice became necessary because some people might

Kogi supplementary poll: Accreditation begins early in Yagba West, Kabba/Bunu, Ijumu LGs

Accreditation commenced early in some polling units in Saturday’s governorship supplementary election in Kogi with voters turning out for the exercise. The exercise started at Oke-Egbe, Unit 8 (Arigidi-Okefiran Okedisin) in Yagba West Local Government Area at 8 a.m. with the Card Reader functioning well. The officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had

Kogi election: Abuja lawyer to appeal High Court’s ruling

One of the plaintiffs in the cases involving the Kogi State governorship election just decided upon by an Abuja Federal High Court, Barrister Johnson Usman has disclosed his plan to appeal the judgment next week Monday. Speaking to Nigerian Times on Friday after judgment was delivered by the court, Usman expressed dissatisfaction with the judgment

Breaking: Court declines jurisdiction, Okays Kogi supplementary election

A Federal High Court in Abuja has declined jurisdiction over cases involving the Kogi governorship election, which was declared inconclusive on November 22. Justice Gabriel Kolawole who delivered the ruling Friday held that only the election petition tribunal had the jurisdiction to hear the cases before it. It also held that the Independent National Electoral

Kogi: INEC office in Dekina set ablaze by unknown persons

The office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State has been set ablaze by unknown persons. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt in Lokoja on Friday that the office was burnt with materials to be used for Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in the area. Dekina Local

APC youth coalition rejects Bello as Kogi governorship candidate

APC youth coalition for good governance, has faulted the national leadership of the party on the choice of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as the party’s governorship candidate in Kogi. Spokesman of the group, Mr Rotimi Sunday, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja that by picking Bello, the party had betrayed the sacrifice made by members of