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Why Yahaya Bello is coming back and Bayelsa may fall

By last week, the governorship/senatorial election in Kogi State had been reduced to a sex duel, with Senator Dino Melaye inviting his arch rival, Governor Yahaya Bello, to a mojo contest.

Court adjourns ousted Kogi deputy governor’s suit to January 13

The National Industrial Court in Abuja on Thursday adjourned hearing in the application brought by Simon Achuba over his controversial impeachment as the deputy governor of Kogi State.
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.

Kogi guber: Igala-Bassa group endorses PDP candidate Musa Wada

The Igala Cultural Development Association (ICDA), Ukomu Igala and other cultural organisations of the Igala/Bassa nation, have thrown their weight behind Musa Wada and Sam Aro of the People’s Democracy Party (PDP) as candidates in the November 16 governorship election in Kogi State.
Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Kogi, has described impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal and undemocratic.

Impeached Kogi deputy governor ‘left charm in government house’ – governor’s chief of staff

Asuku Jamiu Abdulkareem, the new Chief of Staff to Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has revealed that the impeached deputy governor of Kogi state, Elder Simon Achuba, allegedly left a charm in his government house apartment after he hurriedly exited the residence.

Igala kicks against planned chieftaincy title for Gov Bello

A social cultural organisation of the Igala people of Kogi state, Ojuju Agbadufu Igala, has asked the Ata Igala and Chairman of the Kogi state Council of Chiefs, Dr. Michael Oboni, to suspend the planned conferment of a chieftaincy title on Governor Yahaya Bello.

Kogi Assembly has no constitutional backing to impeach Simon Achuba – Senate minority leader

The minority leader of the Senate, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the impeachment of Kogi State Deputy Governor, Mr Simon Achuba, by the House of Assembly.

Kogi impeachment: Senator Abaribe urges President Buhari to intervene

Minority leader of the Senate, Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the impeachment of Kogi State Deputy Governor, Mr Simon Achuba, by the House of Assembly.
national assembly abuja

Kogi impeachment: CDNDC urges NASS, CJN to act fast, intervene

After 24 hours of impeachment of Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, by the Kogi State House of Assembly, the Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution, CDNDC, Sunday, urged the National Assembly and the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, to act fast and intervene.
Edward Onoja

Kogi Assembly confirms Edward Onoja as deputy governor

The Kogi State House of Assembly, on Monday, confirmed Chief David Onoja, as the Deputy Governor of the state.
Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Kogi, has described impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal and undemocratic.

Ousted Kogi deputy governor vacates official residence

Elder Simon Achuba, impeached deputy governor of Kogi state, says his removal by the state house of assembly is unconstitutional.

Simon Achuba: I remain Kogi deputy governor

Elder Simon Achuba, who impeached by the Kogi State House of Assembly, Friday, has insisted that he remains the Deputy Governor of the state.
Edward Onoja

Minister hails Edward Onoja’s emergence as Kogi deputy governor

The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has commended the emergence of Chief Edward Onoja, as Deputy Governor of Kogi State, following the impeachment of Mr Simon Achuba by the State Assembly.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: Kogi deputy governor’s impeachment a grave constitutional violation

“This action of trying to remove the deputy governor via unconstitutional methods and in total disregard to the verdict of the judicial panel is, in itself, a gross misconduct and grave constitutional violation for which the State Assembly, as an institution, ought to have removed Yahaya Bello as the governor of the state,” it claimed.
Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Kogi, has described impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal and undemocratic.

Musa Wada: Simon Achuba’s impeachment, illegal, undemocratic, unacceptable

Musa Wada, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Kogi, has described impeachment of the state Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, by the State House of Assembly as illegal and undemocratic.

Impeachment: I remain Kogi deputy governor – Simon Achuba

The Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba, has reacted to his impeachment by lawmakers in the State House of Assembly.

Kogi impeachment: Simon Achuba not under house arrest – Police

The Police authorities in Kogi State have debunked claims that impeached Deputy Governor, Elder Simon Achuba, has been placed under house arrest.

Panel: We didn’t indict Kogi deputy governor yet lawmakers removed him

John Baiyeshea, chairman of the panel set up to investigate allegations of gross misconduct against Simon Achuba, the deputy governor, says his committee could not prove the allegations levelled against Achuba.

Kogi deputy governor impeached

Achuba was impeached by members of the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday, following the submission of the report of a committee set up by the state Chief Judge, Justice Nadir Ajana, to investigate an allegation of gross misconduct brought against him.

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Presidency: Ibrahim Magu’s probe shows anti-corruption fight is real

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NGO distributes palliatives to physically changed

Lola Cater for the Needy Foundation, an Abuja-based non-governmental organisation, has distributed some palliative materials to the People Living With Disabiluties (PLWDs) in Karamajiji, Abuja.