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“You have no legal power to proscribe us’ – ASUU-KSU reacts to Gov Bello’s order

Following the Kogi State Government’s proscription on the Academic Staff Union of University, Kogi State University Branch (ASUU-KSU), the union in response said the Governor, Alh Yahaya Bello has no legal backing to proscribe, accusing him of working with “demons” in the university. The union did not only dare the Governor’s pronouncement by holding its […]

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James Faleke Carpets Kogi Governor Over Varsity ASUU Proscription

Member, House of Representatives and Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 governorship election in Kogi State, Hon James Faleke, has condemned the recent proscription of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Kogi State University chapter by Governor Yahaya Bello. In a duly signed statement, Faleke said the proscription had no […]

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Kogi: Governor Bello Bans ASUU-KSU, Orders Lecturers To Resume Or Get Sacked

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has announced the proscription of the Kogi State chapter of the Academic staff union of Universities (ASUU) with immediate effect. The governor announced the proscription on Wednesday after an emergency State Executive committee meeting. Alhaji Yahaya Bello said the decision became necessary as all efforts to make members of […]

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: James Faleke must embrace peace and put Kogi first – Fanwo

Honorable James Faleke, the running mate to late APC governorship aspirant Prince Abubakar Audu, has been advised to embrace peace and put the state first ahead of his political aspiration in the interest of development. In an exclusive interview with SavidNews’ managing Editor Samuel Ahmadu, the director general on media to the governor of the […]


Yahaya Bello: An Epitome of Transparency, By Kingsley Fanwo

In the many years of my journalism practice, I have held on to the natural opium of justice by fairness. Even the holy books enjoin us to dig into the truth and hold it tenaciously. Therefore, when journalism came up with the theory of balanced reportage, it is only aligning with a universal principle of […]

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Kogi: Gov Bello Vows Not To Victimize Any Lawmaker After Resolved Assembly Crisis

The Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has expressed joy that the leadership crisis that rocked the State House of Assembly for a period of eight months has been laid to rest with an assurance that no lawmaker will be victimised over their actions. The governor gave the assurance when he received the new leadership […]

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Gov Yahaya Bello Is Putting Kogi State On The Path of Progress – Fanwo Kingsley

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has assured that his New Direction agenda is aimed at making the State one of the most developed in the nation, saying it is high time Kogi joined the league of developed states. He said his administration has the capacity and will to rebound the economy of […]

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NANS gives 7 day ultimatum to Gov. Bello to reopen Kogi University

The National Association of Nigeria Students, (NANS) on Saturday gave seven days ultimatum to Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, to unconditionally reopen the State University in Anyigba. NANS, in a statement signed by its National President of NANS, Mr Tijani Shehu, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, stated that […]

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Kogi Govt Slam ‘Hypocritical & Unprofessional’ Commercial Banks For Joining Strike

Kogi State government has lambasted commercial banks in the state for demonstrating high level of hypocrisy and unprofessionalism in joining the strike embarked upon by the organised labour in the state. In a press conference yesterday in Lokoja, the Special Adviser to the state governor on Media and Strategies, Abdulmalik Abdulkareem berated the commercial banks […]

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Kogi Strike: Youth Council Urges Governor Bello To Dialogue With Labour Leaders

The leadership of National Youth Council of Nigeria, NYCN, Kogi State Chapter, has called on Kogi state government and labour unions in the state to as a matter of urgent public importance, sheath their swords and agree to come back to the negotiating table for an amicable resolution of the ongoing labour crisis in the […]

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Kogi Gov Bello Was Guest As Kano Gov Disburses N1.2b Bailout Fund to 44 LGs

Embattled Kogi State governor Yahaya Bello was a guest as his Kano state counterpart, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje disbursed N1.2billion to the 44 local government councils in the state to augment the federal allocations, so that they can pay their workers salary for the month of June in Kano on Wednesday. The Kano state governor […]

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ATM Abandoned, Business Grounded as Workers, Banks Strike Hit Day 4 in Kogi

THE ongoing strike by workers in Kogi State has grounded government activities and other operations including financial sector. The strike, which began Monday, was called by leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and their Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, following alleged decision of the state government to open salary accounts for the state […]


Kogi Teachers Protest Unpaid 6 Months Salaries, Joins Workers Strike Action

BY AMUDA DAN SULAIMAN FAB Teachers under the aegis of Basic Education Staff Association of Nigeria (BESAN), in Kogi State have appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in their present predicament over unpaid salaries and allowance by the State government. The teachers made the appeal while protesting what they described as maltreatment of the […]

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N100m Bailout Bribe: Bello Lied, Wants to distract Kogi Workers – Labour Unions

The leadership of Labour unions in Kogi State have debunked allegations by the state governor that it requested for a N100million bribe from the bailout required to offset workers salaries. Speaking exclusively to SavidNews, state chairman of the Trade Union Congress, Comrade Ranti Ojo decried the tactics employed by the governor in deceiving unsuspecting civil […]