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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Gov Yahaya Bello is hale and hearty – Kogi State Govt dispels ill-health rumours

Kogi State government has rubbished rumours making the round in some section of the media over the ill-health of the state governor Yahaya Bello. In a statement, the director genegal on media, Kingsley Fanwo, described the remour as untrue, explaining that the state governor had embarked on a two weeks break and will return next […]

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Ambassador Isaac Onuh Urges Kogi People To Respect Gov Yahaya Bello’s Mandate

Former Nigerian ambassador to Botswana Ambassador Isaac Onuh has advised Kogi citizens to respect the mandate conferred on Governor Yahaya Bello. Onuh who spoke shortly after paying a courtesy call on the governor at the Lugard house in Lokoja on Monday said that “if two persons jostled for a position it is wisdom to support […]

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Kogi Govt Dismisses Reports of Buying N1 billion Worth Cars for Political Appointees

The Kogi State Government has denied buying new cars worth N1 billion for political appointees in the state. In a statement released on Sunday by Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, Special Adviser on Media and Strategy to the Governor, the government said it has not bought any vehicle for political appointees as stated by the Audu/Faleke political organization. […]

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Kogi Assembly: We’ve Agree To Work With Gov Yahaya Bello – Majority Leader

Mathew Kolawole, lawmaker representing Kabba/Bunu constituency in the Kogi state house of assembly, says peace has returned to the assembly. Kolawole, who is the majority leader said unlike the past when there was division, the lawmakers are ready to support Yahaya Bello, governor of the state. He said some persons were plotting to cause disaffection […]

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Kogi Workers Strike: ‘Enough of Sycophancy…. Gov Bello Should Sit Up’ – Baba JFO

Music performing artiste, Baba Ojonugwa has urged governor Yahaya Bello to take the right steps in ending the ongoing troubling situation in Kogi state. Workers in the state had embarked on industrial actions in a week now, protesting their unpaid six months salaries. In a reaction, irked North Central Nigerian music ambassador 2015 & Kogi-born […]

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Gov Bello Stranded In Kano After Botched Saudi Arabia Trip Over Expired Visa

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello’s trip to Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj on Wednesday evening was aborted at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, as his travel visa had expired, Sahara Reporters is reporting. Recalled SavidNews reported yesterday the Governor Bello was present with his Kano counterpart Ganduje Umar at the bailout disbursement ceremony to […]

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Kogi: How N450m Ecological Fund Disappeared Without Due Process – Report

There is disquiet in Kogi State over alleged curious withdrawal of N450million from the state’s Ecological Fund account without due process, according to The Nations Newspaper. The cash was withdrawn without the State Executive Council in place as required by the enabling law. The account was drawn about two and a half weeks before the […]

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Labour Unions Declare Kogi Workers Will Resume Strike on Monday

Labour in Kogi State yesterday directed all workers in the state to resume the earlier suspended strike from Monday, June 27, 2016. The directive was contained in a bulletin issued in Lokoja and jointly signed by the Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), Onu Edoka, the Chairman, Trade Union Congress, (TUC), Ojo Ranti Matthew and eight […]

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Kogi Govt Refutes NLC Boss’ Claims Over Spending N700m on Bello’s Birthday

The Kogi State government has denied spending N750 million on Governor Yahaya Bello’s birthday last weekend. Earlier, the organised labour had in a statement by its Chairman, Comrade Onuh Edoka, and other principal officers accused the governor of spending N700 million to celebrate his birthday. Secretary to the State Government (SSG) Mrs. Folashade Arike-Ayoade yesterday […]