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ABUJA – Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yiaga Africa has raised the alarm of a proliferation of and stockpile of small arms and ammunition, signposting an early warning indication that violence might mar the election in the two states.

Kogi/Bayelsa guber: Group urges security agencies to investigate stockpile of arms, PVC trading

Ahead of the November 16 gubernatorial polls in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Yiaga Africa, has raised the alarm of a proliferation of and stockpile of small arms and ammunition, signposting an early warning indication that violence might mar the election in the two states.

Kogi guber: APC will not score 30 percent of votes – PDP

The Deputy Director Public Communication, Austin Okai Usman, of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, has stated that the All Progressive Congress (APC) will not score up to 30 per cent in the coming gubernatorial election in Kogi State.
Senator Smart Adeyemi

Kogi guber: We’ll resist PDP rigging machine – Senator Adeyemi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that it will resist the rigging plans of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16 state governorship election.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: Workers’ screening exercise lacks human face – Musa Wada

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, Mr Musa Wada, has said that the screening of workers done by the administration of Governor Bello lacks human face.
The campaign organisation in a statement said a PDP supporter, Yusuf Seidu Uhiene, was killed in Ayingba, in Dekina local government, when the party’s governership candidate, Engr. Musa Wada, was there for a stakeholders meeting.

PDP candidate promises to revisit workers screening exercise in Kogi

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State, Musa Wada, has promised to review the screening exercise of workers conducted by the incumbent Governor, Yahaya Bello.

Kogi guber: PDP’s Musa Wada no match for Governor Bello – aide

The Special Adviser to the Kogi State Governor on Job Creation and SMEs, Hon. Danladi Sulaiman Aguye, has said that the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Engr. Musa Wada, will suffer a ‘bloodied nose’ in next month’s governorship election in the state.

Kogi guber: Vehicles razed as PDP, APC supporters clash

Pandemonium broke out in Ankpa, in the Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State on Saturday following a clash between the supporters of the All Progressive Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party’s governorship candidate, Musa Wada.

Kogi guber: Lecturer injured in PDP, APC supporters’ clash

A lecturer at the Kogi State University (KSU) Ayingba, Dr Usman Ogbo, was reportedly attacked in Ankpa on Saturday during the ‘Thank You’ tour embarked upon by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Engr Musa Wada.

Kogi guber: PDP urges Police, DSS to investigate attack on candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council has urged the Kogi state’s Commissioner of Police and Director of DSS in the state to investigate the attack on the convoy of the party’s governorship candidate, Engr Musa Wada in Ankpa area of the state on Saturday.
In Kogi State, the incumbent Governor Yahaya Bello emerged as the APC candidate while Musa Wada, a younger brother to the immediate past governor, Idris Wada, emerged as PDP candidate.

Kogi guber: PDP campaign council condemns attack on candidate’s convoy

PDP Director of Public Communication, Comrade Austin Usman Okai, has raised alarm over deliberate attack on the convoy of PDP Governorship aspirant, Engineer Musa Wada, in Ankpa by some members of the opposition party.
Kidnap Victim

Kidnapped Kogi miners chairman released

The kidnapped Chairman of Miners Association of Nigeria, Kogi State Chapter, Yunusa Oruma, has been released by his abductors in the early hours of Friday.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap Kogi miners’ chairman

A brother to the victim, Prince Oruma told newsmen on Wednesday that his brother was relaxing in his house when gunmen numbering eight invaded the place at about 8pm on Sunday and began shooting sporadically.

Kogi guber: PPN will enthrone justice – candidate

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) on November 2, 2019, Kogi State election, Pharmacist (Evangelist) Ukwumonu Joseph Idachaba, has promised to enthrone justice in the state if elected the governor.

Impeachment: Kogi Assembly requests chief judge to set up panel of inquiry

The Kogi State House of Assembly has requested the state Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajanah, to constitute a 7-man Panel of Inquiry to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba.

36 kidnap, robbery, cultism suspects in police net in Kogi

The Police in Kogi on Tuesday said 36 persons suspected to be kidnappers, armed robbers and cultists had been apprehended.

Prince Kolawole reelected speaker of Kogi Assembly

Members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Thursday reelected Prince Matthew Kolawole as the new speaker of the 7th Assembly.
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ActionAid solicits Kogi traditional rulers’ involvement in campaign against violent extremism

Mr Anicetus Atakpu, Acting Coordinator, Humanitarian and Resilience Unit, ActionAid Nigeria, made the plea in Koton-Karfe, Kogi, while presenting the Community Needs Assessment Report undertaken in September 2018 to the traditional ruler of Koton-Karfe, Alhaji Abdulrazaq Isa-Koto.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Federal government urged to declare state of emergency in education sector

A Director at National Education Academy and Senior Lecturer, National Open University of Nigeria, Professor Adams Agahiu, has called on the Federal Government to immediately declare state of emergency in Nigeria’s education sector owing to infrastructural decay and academic regression among students.

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Bayelsa guber: NGO preaches against violence, vote buying

Coalition for Development and Democracy in Bayelsa (CDDB), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has admonished political parties to refrain from violence or monetary inducement in the Nov. 16 governorship election in the state.

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