IS infiltrates, Benue, Edo, Kogi States, Presidency raises the alarm

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – THERE are indications that the Islamic State in West Africa, ISWA, have infiltrated the North Central and some South South States of the country to carry out its dastardly act. Garba Shehu Already, the security operatives especially the Department of State Services, DSS, is said to be on top of […]

Press release – Senator Melaye Recall: INEC should not act as interested party

AMALGAMATED NETWORK OF CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS IN NIGERIA (ANOSCOIN).                       Address: Suite 65, Deo- Gratias Plaza,                           Utako District, Abuja.                                                          Tell: 09039094636, 08099089448. SENATOR DINO MELAYE RECALL: INEC SHOULD NOT ACT AS INTERESTED PARTY. Amalgamated Network of Civil Society Organization in Nigeria (ANOSCOIN), has been following events since the recall process of Senator […]

PHOTOS: Senator Dino Melaye rocks the beat at Nottinghill Carnival

PHOTOS: Senator Dino Melaye rocks the beat at Nottinghill Carnival TOPADLIN    

INEC writes to Melaye, begins recall process July 3

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has formally notified Senator Dino Melaye of the demand by the people of his constituency to recall him from the Senate. It said that the decision to inform Melaye was taken at its meeting held in Abuja on Thursday, where the petition submitted by voters […]

Dino Melaye’s certificates scandal deepens

Dayo Oketola, Gbenro Adeoye and Tunde Ajaja The qualification scandal  that has enveloped the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Dino Melaye, has deepened. Documents obtained exclusively by Saturday PUNCH through painstaking and thorough investigations showed that the embattled senator has a Bachelor of Arts certificate in […]

Lawyer sues Buhari over Kogi ministerial slot

A lawyer, Daniel Makolo, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for allegedly failing to appoint a minister to represent Kogi in his cabinet. Makolo said his suit – FHC\L\CS\44\2016, filed at the Federal High Court, Lokoja on Thursday – was pursuant to Order 34 Rule (1) and Order 5 Rule (1) of the Federal High Court […]

War Against Corruption: Ex lawmaker jailed for N1.4bn fraud

-Punch Ramon Oladimeji A Federal High Court in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital on Monday convicted a former member of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Gabriel Daudu, of money laundering and sentenced him to two years imprisonment. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in a judgment on Monday, found Daudu guilty on 77 out of the 208 […]

DSS arrests Faleke, Audu

DSS arrests Faleke, Audu Uneasy calm pervades the political landscape of Kogi today as James Abiodun Faleke and Mr. Mohammed Audu were invited by operatives of the Department of State Security in Abuja. Supporters of the two politicians were apprehensive on the fate of their principals. James Abiodun Faleke, a second-term House of Representatives member […]

Kogi House of Assembly speaker impeached

By Kingsley Fanwo Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Momoh Jimoh has been impeached. The impeachment of the Speaker was endorsed by 17 of the 25-member House. The Speaker was accused of financial recklessness and misconduct. Sources said the impeachment of the Speaker may not be unconnected with highwire politicking in […]

Bello won’t be governor in Kogi – PDP

National Publicity Secretary, PDP, Olisa Metuh   Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party has said the declaration of the All Progressive Congress’ Yahaya Bello as governor-elect of Kogi State is a waste of time, resources and ridiculous shadow-chasing.   INEC had declared Bello as winner of the governorship election early this morning, saying he […]

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