Kogi guber: Melaye rejects appointment as Wada’s campaign chief
The crisis that trailed the conduct of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship election in Kogi State has worsened. One of the aggrieved aspirants, Senator Dino Melaye, who was announced last Thursday as the Director-General of the PDP Kogi State Governorship Campaign Council has rejected the offer.
INEC clears Bello, Wada, Akpoti, Abanida, 47 others to contest Kogi governorship poll
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cleared 51 candidates and their deputies to contest the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi. The names of the cleared candidates and their details were on Friday made public in Lokoja by the INEC.
Police arrest man for allegedly killing own brother, stealing his motorcycle
The police have arrested a 24-year-old man, Ebenezer Olorunleke, who allegedly killed his brother and stole his motorbike alongside other items. Addressing newsmen in Ado Ekiti yesterday, the Commissioner of Police, Asuquo Amba, said the suspect, who hails from Jege in Kogi State, killed his brother with a knife and long screwdriver on August 29 and fled.
Resumption: Kogi government satisfied with teachers’ attendance
Kogi Government on Monday expressed satisfaction over the impressive attendance of teachers in the state as schools resumed for the first term 2019/2020 academic activities.
Gunmen disrupt primary election, PDP, Bello trade blame
One person was feared killed as violence marred the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election in Kogi State yesterday. The event became enmeshed in violence when, at the point of votes sorting and counting, some gunmen invaded the Confluence Stadium, Lokoja, venue of the primary election in the early hours of yesterday, shooting sporadically in every direction.
Wada emerges Kogi PDP governorship candidate
Mr. Musa Wada has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi State. The Chairman of the governorship primary election committee, Ahmadu Fintiri, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja that Wada emerged by polling 748 votes to beat 12 other aspirants.
Gunmen disrupt Kogi PDP governorship primary
The governorship primary election ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium.
Group urges truce in Bello, Achuba dispute
A socio-political group, Concerned Idah Federal Constituency Movement, has appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to open the door of reconciliation between him and his estranged deputy, Elder Simon Achuba, to address the political imbalance.
INEC rules out e-transmission of Kogi polls results
Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. James Apam, yesterday ruled out the possibility of transmitting results of the state’s November 16 governorship poll through the use of electronic means.
APC clears Bello, three others for Kogi guber primary
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared Governor Yahaya Bello to vie for a second term in the governorship poll. Three other aspirants, comprising a serving member of the House of Representatives...
Stakeholders task Kogi government on mineral deposits, job creation
Stakeholders in Kogi have decried alleged neglect of the state’s mineral deposits by the state government. While speaking in Abuja recently on what they termed ‘Kogi Vision’, the group urged the state government to take advantage of the vast mineral deposit in the state to create medium scale industries for employment generation.