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 […]

I carry a moral burden to defend Audu’s mandate – Faleke

By BOLUWAJI OBAHOPO LOKOJA – The Deputy Governor candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the November 21, governorship election, James Abiodun Faleke has said that he carried a moral burden to defend his boss, late Abubakar Audu’s mandate at the poll. Faleke who spoke today at late Prince Abubakar Audu’s house in GRA, […]

Audu’s death nearly crippled Amosun’s party for HID Awolowo

By Daud Olatunji The expectation was high following the boasting of Ogun State government that all the governors across the country as well as Presidency would be at Gateway International Stadium, Sagamu venue of one of the programmes specially designed and lined up for the funeral of the late HID Awolowo. Amosun had reportedly insisted […]

BREAKING NEWS: INEC declares Kogi Governorship election inconclusive

Kogi governorship election The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the Kogi State governorship election inconclusive. Declaring the results of the election, the electoral body said its decision was reached after collation of results that showed a number of cancelled votes that was high than the margin between the leading candidate and the runner-up. […]

Prince Abubakar Audu, former gov. of Kogi, and APC guber candidate in Saturday’s election, confirmed dead

LOKOJA – The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in the Saturday Governorship election in Kogi State, Prince Abubakar Audu has been confirmed dead. Audu was said to have complained of stomach ache on Saturday shortly after voting and returning to his country home in Ogbonicha, Ofu Local government, and was advised to […]

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