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Unpaid Salary: Workers Resume Strike As Kogi Govt Threatens ‘No Work, No Pay’

By Amuda Dan Sulaiman FAB Organized labour unions in Kogi State on Monday resumed strike to compel the Kogi State Government to pay outstanding salaries owed to workers in the State as Governor Yahaya Bello threatened to invoke the “no work, no pay” rule. Labor directed all workers to remain at home following the expiration […]

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Kogi Students, SUG Pledge More Support To Gov Bello Over Bus, Cash Donations

The National Association of Kogi State Students, NAKOSS has expressed its sincere gratitude to the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, for his magnanimity and benevolence towards the students of Kogi state. The Governor who recently surprised the students by donating two brand new buses (for NAKOSS and SUG) in place N1, 500, 000 to repair […]

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REVEALED: How Kogi Assembly Crisis Was Resolved – Kola Ologbondiyan

Kola Ologbondiyan, the Special adviser on media to former Senate President David Mark, has revealed how the peace reconciliation committee headed by Oladele Nihi mediated and brought the long anticipated peace between the warring members of Kogi House of Assembly. It is no news that the crisis had started since February 2016, dividing members of […]

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‘I didn’t give anyone money’ – Kogi Governor Denies Bribing State Assembly Members

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has denied giving bribe to members of the Kogi State House of Assembly and has vowed not to interfere in its legislative affairs. Earlier on Monday, the online media was awash by claims that the governor through his Chief of Staff Edward Onoja handed out a whooping sum of N50 […]


Opinion: Prospects Of New Kogi Govt Amid Enormous Challenges, by Sheyi Babaeko

“To the person who does not know where he wants to go there is no favorable wind.” — Seneca. The much anticipated inauguration and swearing-in of the newly-elected Kogi state Governor has come and gone. I am therefore historically duty-bound and compelled to congratulate the new Governor of Kogi State amid the pending litigations and […]

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Kogi: Group Urges Gov Bello, APC To Pick Faleke’s Replacement From Kogi West

Members of the ‘Save Yagba Group’ (SYG) yesterday urged the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to ensure that the replacement of Mr James Abiodun Faleke as deputy governor comes from Kogi West senatorial district in the interest of fairness and balance. Spokesman of the group, Mr Olusiji Adeboye, said in a statement […]

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Kogi: Why I shunned Yahaya Bello’s inauguration – Faleke

Deputy Governor-elect of Kogi State, Mr. James Faleke, has said he was not invited to Wednesday’s swearing-in ceremony and that he had no reason to attend the event. He explained that this was because he was challenging the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to declare the November 21 governorship election inconclusive in court. […]

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‘Don’t Marginalize Igala People’, Kogi East Elders Beg New Governor Yahaya Bello

A group, the Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC), has urged Governor Yahaya Bello to keep the historical bonds that unite ethnic groups in Kogi State dating back to the Kabba Province. The group, in a statement yesterday in Lokoja, said the tragedy of maladministration, which characterised the state since its creation, was at the expense […]

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Inaugural Speech: I will soon pay workers salaries, assures Governor Yahaya Bello

The newly inaugurated governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has promised to pay salaries of workers in the state as soon as possible, while implementing strategies to gradually defray the arrears, reports Punch. The new governor made the promise on Wednesday while delivering his inauguration speech at the confluence stadium, Lokoja, Kogi State. Bello also […]

Opinions Politics

Opinion: What Next After Yahaya Bello’s Inauguration in Kogi?, By Fanwo Kingsley

As all attention beams on today’s inauguration of a new government in Kogi State, Vanguard’s Fanwo Kingsley looks at the post-inauguration expectations in Confluence State. It is no more news that the unusual occurrence of losing a candidate before the end of the polls has no doubt thrown up an unusual legal challenge. Could a […]

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Kogi: New Governor, Yahaya Bello Appoints Chief of Staff, Two Others

Newly sworn in Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has announced the appointment of his Chief of Staff and two others following his inauguration on Wednesday in Lokoja. In a statement signed by the Governor, Mr. Onoja Edward David is the new Chief of Staff to the Governor. New Chief of Staff, Edward […]

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Kogi: PDP’s Wada Bows Out As APC’s Bello Takes Over As Governor

Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello has been officially sworn-in as the 4th Executive Governor of Kogi State. He was sworn-in precisely 12:02pm at the Confluence stadium, Lokoja by the Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasir Ajanah with the administration of oath. Kogi State on Wednesday made another unusual history as its fourth democratically elected governor, […]