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I run Kogi State affairs like a private company – Gov. Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello says he runs the affairs of Kogi State like a private company with the aim of “profitability”. The governor, who was sworn in for the second term on January 27, 2020, said he still uses his personal vehicles and that he has forfeited “personal entitlements” and other perks of office. Bello spoke […]

Education News

Labour Officials Recieve Knocks Over Silence on Kogi Gov’s Position on Percentage Salaries

Kogi Patriotic Group (KPG) has challenged labour leaders in the state over the graveyard silence on the statement by Governor Yahaya Bello feigning ignorance over the payment of percentage salaries to Kogi workers for the past six months. The Lokoja-based group in a statement issued Friday and made available to newsmen in the state capital […]

National News

EXCLUSIVE: Soje’s wife not aware her husband committed suicide – family source

Grace Soje, the wife of Edward, a director with the Kogi State civil service, who committed suicide, is yet to know of her husband’s demise, SavidNews can authoritatively report. Contrary to social media reports that Mrs Soje is aware her husband committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree close to the Maigumeri barracks of […]

National News

Kogi Civil Servant Hangs Himself Over Unpaid 11 Months Salary

A director in the Kogi State civil service, Edward Soje, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree in Lokoja, the state capital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered on Saturday in Lokoja that the dangling body of Mr. Soje was found on a tree behind the mammy market at the Maigumeri […]

Education National News

“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 […]

National News Politics

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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‘Arrogance of Ignorance’ – Kogi Reacts to Gov Yahaya Bello’s Ban on ASUU-KSU

“There is no law in Nigeria under which this action of His Excellency can be accommodated. For the records, legislation by proclamation was the hallmark of renowned dictators such as Benito Mousolini of Italy and Adolf Hitler of Germany. Not even under military dictatorships were proclamations deployed as tool for legislation. ASUU for God’s sake […]

National News Politics

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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Kogi APC Drags INEC to Court over Senator Dino Melaye’s Recall

The Kogi State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos over the Commission’s insistence on the recall of Senator representing Kogi West, Dino Melaye. The leadership of the party in the state is challenging the recall of Melaye without […]

Business National News

FG Releases What Kogi, Lagos, 34 and FCT got from Paris Club refunds

The Federal Ministry of Finance on Tuesday evening released the details of the second tranche of Paris Club refunds to the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with five states receiving N10bn each. A statement from the ministry of finance said the payments, which totalled N243,795,465,195.20 were made to the 36 states and the […]

Business National

Consumer Protection Council Pledges To Protect Customers in Kogi

By Mary Amodu In line with the mandate of its agency, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) has assured the people of the State of the agency’s readiness to ensure that their right to quality products and services are not violated. The Director General of Consumer Protection Council, Barrister Babatunde Irukera who gave the assurance during […]

News Politics

I Will Pay Lecturers All Outstanding Salaries – Kogi Gov Vows on Anyigba Varsity Visit

The Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has appealed to members of the state university Academic Staff Union to call off their strike and resume work, promising to offset all their salaries and arrears. Mr Bello, who visited the university at Ayagba, however said the lecturers who dragged the state government to court would not be […]

National News Politics

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 […]