Ajaka: Court fines Yahaya Bello

December 7, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, awarded a N500 million in damages against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi for violating the fundamental rights of Murtala Ajaka, the Social Democratic Party (SDP)’s candidate in the Nov. 11 governorship election in the state. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment, also directed Gov. Bello to tender public apology to Ajaka “for Read More

Kogi Poll : Yahaya Bello hails INEC, security agencies, voters’ turnout

November 11, 2023 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has lauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for early delivering of voter’ materials to various polling units across the state. Governor Bello stated this on Saturday at his country home Agassa in Okene local government area shortly after he casted his ballot for the November 11, 2023 governorship election in Kogi state. The governor Read More

Tinubu: Akume, Akpabio, Abbas, others hail Supreme Court judgement 

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr George Akume has hailed the Supreme Court judgment affirming the electoral victory of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu via the February 25 presidential election. According to the SGF, “It is a revalidation of the mandate which the Nigerian people gave him and our electoral process also involves the judicial process. The Read More

Military speak on ‘attack’ against Kogi governor

October 23, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Defence Headquarters has denied that its personnel attacked the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, on Sunday. Bello had claimed there was an assassination attempt on his life a few kilometers away from Abuja, on his way to an official engagement from Lokoja, the state capital. A statement by the state Commissioner for information, Kingsley Fanwo, stated that the assailants Read More

Nothing like that, Yahaya Bello counters Commissioner over assassination attempt claims

October 23, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has denied reports of assassination attempts on his life by gunmen in military uniforms as claimed by his Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo. Blueprint reports that the Commissioner had earlier on Sunday issued a statement on behalf of the Kogi State Government alerting the public of failed assassination attempts on the life of Read More

Breaking: Yahaya Bello escapes assassination in Kogi

October 22, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has reportedly escaped assassination. This was disclosed in a statement by the state commissioner of Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo on Sunday. Fanwo’s statement further said, “the Kogi state government wishes to inform the general public that there was an assasination attempt on the governor of the state, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, CON, a few kilometres Read More

Gov. Yahaya Bello, a worth ambassador of Kogi

June 1, 2023 Suleiman Raji Saidu 0

When Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello registered his company as ‘Fairplus’, some of us Kogites wondered what FairPlus meant. But when he became the governor of Kogi state, we realised it meant business. It was the late musician Diyo Ozi Niger, who first predicted that Yahaya Bello ‘His Excellency is a good servant that will deliver and the trustworthy son of Read More

Guber Poll: Kogi women declare support for Ododo, commend Bello for hitch-free primaries 

May 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of the November 11 Governorship election in Kogi state, women from the state have declared support for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Alhaji Ododo Ahmed Usman, saying being one of the architects of the current 32-year development plan for the state, he is a proper fit to continue with the developmental trajectory of the incumbent, Governor Yahaya Bello. Read More

Kogi: I ‘ll be on ballot paper as governorship candidate – Ajaka

April 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A governorship aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded Kogi state primary election, Muritala Yakubu Ajaka, has assured the public, especially his supporters that his name will be on the ballot paper during the election. Ajaka, Deputy National Publicity Secretary and a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party, made the Read More

Kogi 2023: Why Yahaya Bello ‘ll bellow in agony, by Phrank Shaibu 

April 14, 2023 Phrank Shaibu 0

The people of Kogi state were shocked to the marrow when they woke up to news of Governor Yahaya Bello’s decision to anoint the Kogi State Auditor-General, Ahmed Ododo, as his preferred successor ahead of the primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). After the sudden demise of Kogi APC governorship candidate, Abubukar Audu, during the poll, Yahaya Bello was Read More

Faleke to APC, Yahaya Bello: Zone next governorship seat to Kogi West

April 9, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A political ally of the President-elect and lawmaker representing Ikeja federal constituency, Hon. James Faleke, has asked the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, to zone the next governorship seat of the state to Kogi west, where he hails from. Falake, who had earlier withdrawn his governorship ambition, said for equity, justice and fairness, Read More

Court irants interim injunction allowing Murtala Ajaka participate in APC Primary

April 7, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, under the Abuja Judicial Division, has granted an interim injunction restraining the All Progressives Congress (APC) from acting on the purported suspension of a governorship aspirant of the party in Kogi state, Hon. Murtala Yakubu Ajaka. The presiding judge, Justice H. Muazu, Thursday, granted the prayers of Murtala’s counsels, S.E. Aruwa (SAN), Read More

Kogi: Audu/Faleke group rejects delegates list, calls for direct primary

April 4, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The Audu/ Faleke political structure in Kogi state has demanded direct primary mode to give a level playing ground to all the 17 governorship aspirants contesting the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state,  The group led by Senator Emmanuel Dagana Ocheja, Tuesday in Abuja, placed their demand before the party NWC in a petition at Read More

Kogi APC: Ward exco denies purported letter suspending Muri Ajaka

March 24, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward 1, Ajaka in Igalamela/Odolu Local Government Area of Kogi state has denied knowledge of the purported letter of suspension on the Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yakubu Murtala Ajaka. The APC leaders said said falsehood by the mischief makers becomes more glaring from the inclusion of the name and signature of Read More

2023 general elections: Natasha Akpoti, Yahaya Bello clash

February 25, 2023 Admin III 0

The Kogi state senetorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan, on Friday night raised an alarm that the state government engaged workers to destroy the roads leading to Kogi Central in order to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), officials and other stakeholders from accessing the district. “We woke up this morning to the news that Read More

Court orders forfeiture of multi-million naira Dubai, Abuja, Lagos properties linked to Kogi government

February 22, 2023 Kehinde Osasona, Abuja 0

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos Wednesday granted an order of interim forfeiture of 14 properties linked to the Kogi State government in Lagos, Abuja, and Dubai in United Arab Emirates. The order was granted by Justice Nicholas Oweibo following an ex parte application filed and argued by counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Senior Advocate Read More

Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff joins Kogi guber race

February 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

The Chief of Staff to the governor of Kogi State, Abdulkareem Jamiu Asuku, has picked his nomination and Expression of Interest Forms for the gubernatorial election under the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said he is not the anointed of the governor, but sorted for the blessing of his principal so that he “can continue the good work and build Read More

Disobedience to court orders: Group threatens mass protest against EFCC boss

February 13, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-democracy group under the aiges of Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI) has threatened to embark on mass protest against the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Abdulrasheed Bawa for alledgedly disobeying various court orders. The group also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to call order so as to protect his legacies, especially in the Read More

Wike confers special honour on Yahaya Bello

December 3, 2022 Admin III 0

The Rivers state governor, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has conferred the Grand Service Star Of Rivers state (GSSRS), on Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello. A statement signed Friday, by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Muhammed, reads; “In a letter dated 13 September 2022 and referenced RVSG/GH/SHA/Vol. 1/021 and signed by the Governor of Rivers State, Governor Yahaya Bello Read More

Kogi and Yahaya Bello’s giant strides in education

November 14, 2022 Admin III 0

The education sector in Kogi under Gov Yahaya Bello is working despite criticisms due to misinformation. OYIBO SALIHU reports. His Excellency Governor Yahaya Adoza Bello took the mantle of leadership of Kogi state on January 27, 2016.The governor being a product of a quality educational institution, the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, knew that education is the bed rock of Read More

2023: Kogi PDP petitions IGP, DSS over alleged harassment by govt

October 27, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

The Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sent a ‘Save our Soul’ message to the Inspector General of Police IGP, Usman Baba Alkali and the Director General, State Services DGSS, Yusuf Magaji Bichi accusing the state governor, Yahaya Bello of undue harassment. Specifically, PDP disclosed of plans by state officials to plant incriminating exhibits in some Read More