Senate wants Melaye’s security details restored without further delay

By Naomi Sharang The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to restore Sen. Dino Melaye’s (APC-Kogi) security details without further delay. Melaye, while raising a Point-of-Order at plenary, said his security details were withdrawn by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Idris Ibrahim, shortly before his arrest on April 23. He said that the action […]

Video: I’ll continue to beat my political wife Adeyemi ― Dino Melaye

By Emmanuel Afonne Sen. Dino Melaye has assured his supporters that he will continue to defeat his political rival Sen. Smart Adeyemi, in any senatorial election organised in Kogi West. Melaye was reacting to Appeal’s Court judgement that upheld the Election Tribunal’s ruling which annulled his election as the senator representing Kogi West. The Appeal […]

JUST IN: Appeal Court sacks Dino Melaye, orders fresh election

Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, has lost his appeal on the tribunal judgment that sacked him as a senator two months ago. It would be recalled that the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja, nullified Melaye’s election in August. Melaye was declared the winner of […]

Social media reacts as Tribunal sacks Dino Melaye

By Emmanuel Okogba The never disappointing social media has joined in with memes and hilarious remarks to the news of the sacking of Dino Melaye from his position as the senator representing Kogi West. Melaye (PDP) was declared winner in the February election by INEC, but Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC) approached the tribunal, challenging INEC’s […]

Abdulsalami, Gov Bello express satisfaction over turnout of voters

John Adams, Minna Former military Head of State, Gen Abdulsalami Abubakar has described as overwhelming the turnout of eligible voters for the Saturday presidential and National Assembly elections, saying that democracy has come to stay in Nigeria. Gen Abdulsalami also commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for what he called “wonderful job” in the area […]

Dino Melaye leads in Kogi West

By Stephen Adeleye Dino Melaye, the Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate in Kogi West appears to be coasting to victory in results declared so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission. In the result for Ward 6 at Orekere-Amuro in Mopamuro LGA of Kogi state, declared by Mr Ojeboboh Opeyemi, the INEC Collation Officer, Melaye […]

Presidential race: The battleground states

On February 16, Nigerians will troop out to elect a new President that will pilot the affairs of the nation for another four years. Of the 72 presidential candidates on the final list recently released by the Independent National Electoral Commission that are eligible to contest the presidential election, two contenders are generally believed to […]

Kogi govt earmarks 37,000 hectares for workers’ housing scheme

In a move to increase the 500 housing units awarded in 2014, the Kogi State Government recently made available 37,000 hectares of land for the construction of affordable houses for workers. Governor Yahaya Bello, announced this at the ground-breaking ceremony of the scheme in Lokoja where a whopping sum of N10 billion was set aside for […]

Alleged abduction: Melaye resurfaces, releases evidence of Police awareness

Melaye has also provided evidenceof police statement to prove that his kidnap was duly reported to the Nigerian Police. The senator was allegedly kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday morning while on his way to Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, but the Police said they were not aware of the development. Melaye, who pasted a snapshot […]

How Nigerians reacted to Melaye’s freedom from ‘kidnappers’

By Yusuf Luka Nigerians have weighed on the escape of the Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye, from those who reportedly abducted him. DAILY POST recalls that Melaye, on Friday announced his escape from kidnappers. The lawmaker was billed to appear in court on Thursday but failed following a reported attack on him by gunmen suspected […]

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