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Nasir Ayitogo is a National Assembly correspondent at PREMIUM TIMES. He is a graduate of Theatre and Media Arts from Nasarawa State University, Keffi, where he also obtained an Masters's degree in Public Relations and Advertising. Twitter: @nastogo

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8:45am: Governor Yahaya Bello casts his vote at Okene-Eba/Agassa/Ahache Ward, Unit 11, Okene Local Government

Yahaya Bello sweeps polling unit

The Kogi State Governor and candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Yahaya Bello, has defeated his closest rivals, Musa Wada of the PDP and Natasha Akpoti of SDP, in his polling unit. His polling unit is Okene-Eba/Agassa/Ahache Ward, Unit 11, Okene Local Government Area of Kogi State. The governor…

10:26am. PU 19, Adanoi's compound, Ihima, Okehi LG, Kogi state. Voting going on.Natasha's is present casting her vote

KogiDecides: Yahaya Bello narrowly defeats Natasha Akpoti in her polling unit

Natasha Akpoti, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Kogi election, has been defeated at her polling unit. Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor and APC candidate, secured 78 votes while Ms Akpoti secured 76 votes However, the PDP did not record any vote as the election…

A polling unit in Kogi

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): Results from Polling Units, Wards

Voting has ended in some polling units in Kogi State where a governorship election is holding. PREMIUM TIMES has provided live updates of the election which has witnessed a high number of the late arrival of electoral materials, violence and intimidation of voters. The election was, however, also peaceful and…

KogiDecides (LIVE UPDATES): APC, PDP, 22 others in governorship contest

Thousands of Kogi residents will today cast their votes for the candidates of their choice in a keenly contested governorship election. A total of 24 parties are taking part in the election. Although the registered voters in the state are 1,646,350, about 1,485,828 (90.2%) have collected their PVCs and are…

Yahaya Bello commissioning Okene – Kuroko -Ehika-Ikaturu-Itakpe roads in Kogi State. Photo: Kogi State Government

Yahaya Bello commissions roads, says more to come

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commissioned the recently completed Okene–Kuroko-Ehika-Ikaturu-Itakpe roads, assuring that his second term would witness more of such infrastructural work. The commissioning took place on Monday as the GYB/CEDO 2019 gubernatorial campaign train rallied in Okene. Mr Bello while commissioning affirmed that the roads would…

Ndudi Elumelu [Photo: Elombah]

Reps Minority Leadership Crisis: Elumelu remains suspended, Chinda is our leader – PDP

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its suspension of Ndudi Elumelu and some of its lawmakers in the House of Representatives still subsists. The party made this known in a statement on Friday evening by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan. “The National Working…

Kingsley Chinda

Reps Minority Leadership Crisis: Chinda reacts to allegation of insubordination

The leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives, Kingsley Chinda, has reacted to the House’s decision to investigate what the lawmakers described as his insubordination. A PDP lawmaker from Delta, Ben Igbakpa, had raised concern on Wednesday that Mr Chinda and three other lawmakers…

Kingsley Chinda (PDP), Member Representing Obio/Akpor Federal Constituency, Rivers State

Reps investigate ‘parallel’ Minority caucus

The House of Representatives has mandated its committee on ethics and privileges to investigate a matter of privilege brought before it by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker from Delta State, Ben Igbakpa. Mr Ogbakpa raised a concern on Wednesday that Kingsley Chinda and three other lawmakers were parading themselves…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Gov Bello confirms killing of Kogi undergraduates, orders investigation

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has confirmed the killing of some students of the Kogi State University, Anyigba. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mohammed Onogwu, the governor said five students were killed in the incident. A report by Punch newspaper, however, indicates that 13 students were…

senate plenary

Reps advocate increased funding for Nigerian missions

The House of Representatives has called on the federal government to provide funds for the country’s missions abroad to enable them to deliver on their mandate. The lawmakers made the call on Tuesday while adopting a motion moved under matters of urgent national importance by the Chairman, House Committee on…

plenary

Reps call for immortalisation of Stella Adadevoh

The House of Representatives has called for the immortalisation of the late Stella Adadevoh in recognition of her contributions to curbing the spread of Ebola Virus Disease in 2014. Mrs Adadevoh was the lead consultant physician and endocrinologist at a private hospital in Lagos when an Ebola patient arrived the…

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello flagging off the Field Training Exercise, tagged: ''EX AYEM AKPATUMA 11

Kogi governor promises ‘full support’ for security exercise

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has assured the military and other security agencies of his full support towards the success of the exercise ''AYEM AKPATUMA II'', aimed at flushing criminals out of the state. The governor gave the assurance on Friday at a flag off ceremony for the commencement…

Ado Doguwa

UPDATED: Appeal Court sacks another top APC lawmaker

The Court of Appeal in Kaduna has sacked the House Leader, Alhassan Doguwa. According to the Daily Nigerian newspaper, the appellate court in a unanimous judgement nullified the entire election in the two local government areas Mr Doguwa represents. The ranking lawmaker represents Tudunwada/Doguwa Federal Constituency. The court, in a…

Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official webpage of the Nigerian Army]

Why ‘operation show your ID’ must go on – Buratai

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has explained why the operation 'show your identity' proposed by the Nigerian Army must commence despite public concerns. He said the operation is targeted at identifying fleeing Boko Haram members and other criminals. The army chief stated this on Thursday while facing a…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello campaigns

Kogi Governorship: Yahaya Bello promises more development projects if re-elected

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has promised more developmental projects if given a second term. The governor made the promise on Tuesday as his electioneering campaign trail for the November 16 gubernatorial and senatorial rerun elections moved to Kabba in Kogi West senatorial district. The governor is the candidate…

House of Reps

Reps urge military to suspend planned ‘operation positive identification’

The House of Representatives has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to order the military to stop the planned 'Operation Positive Identification' by the military. The decision followed a motion of Urgent Public Importance moved by the minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, at the plenary on Tuesday. The Nigerian military had planned…

Reps call for urgent action to avert pipeline explosion in Abia

The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to direct the Ecological Fund Office to embark on erosion control in Umunwanwa community of Abia State, to avert a possible pipeline explosion. The lawmakers unanimously took this decision on Tuesday after adopting a motion by Sam Onuigbo (PDP-Abia) at…

Yemi Osinbajo and other APC leaders at Kogi State for governorship campaign flag off. Story in newsroom.

Kogi Governorship: Osinbajo, Oshiomhole, others campaign for Yahaya Bello

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has urged the people of Kogi State note to gamble but stick with the party and its candidate, Yahaya Bello. Mr Oshiomhole made the call on Saturday in Idah, the traditional headquarters of Igalaland where the party flagged off…

Faleke declares support for Yahaya Bello

Kogi Governorship: Faleke declares support for Yahaya Bello

Ahead of the governorship election in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello has received an endorsement from the late Abubakar Audu's political structure. The endorsement took place in an event on Thursday at the Government House, Lokoja. The leader of the group and former deputy governorship candidate of the All Progressive…

Ajaokuta Steel plant

Kogi governor hails Russia agreement on Ajaokuta Steel company

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over a recently signed bilateral agreement with Russia on the revival of Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Garba Shehu, had revealed that both countries agreed to a bilateral proposal that contained various areas…

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Femi]

Budget 2020: Gbajabiamila to investigate committees’ ‘closed-door meetings with MDAs’

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said ''he would find out why'' some house committees hold their budget defence sessions behind closed doors. The speaker stated this on Wednesday while inspecting the budget defense session with other principal officers. Several committees of the House held their budget…

NDIC commemorates 30th anniversary

LIVE UPDATES: NDIC commemorates 30th anniversary

The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) is marking its 30th anniversary in a grand style on Monday in Abuja. The NDIC was established in March 1989 following the promulgation of Decree No. 22 of 1988, now replaced with NDIC Act 16 of 2006. To mark this event, the company is…

Kabir Tukura is a member of the House of Representatives who represents Zuru/Fakai/Danko-Wasagu/Sakaba federal constituency of Kebbi State.

INTERVIEW: How young Nigerian lawmakers have performed – Hon. Tukura

Kabir Tukura is a member of the House of Representatives who represents Zuru/Fakai/Danko-Wasagu/Sakaba federal constituency of Kebbi State. He is one of the young, first-time lawmakers. In this exclusive interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks about his engagement with his constituents and how young legislators have performed in the House.…

Buhari Signing

Buhari may sign Peace Corps Bill — Aide

President Muhammadu Buhari will assent to the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill if passed by the National Assembly, a presidential aide has said. The president will approve the legislation if it does not have "conflict or reservations", the aide said Wednesday. The Senior Special Assistant to the president on National Assembly…

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello [Photo Credit: The News Nigeria]

Yahaya Bello appoints new Chief of Staff, others

The Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, has appointed Abdulkareem Asuku as his chief of staff. Mr Asuku takes over from Edward Onoja who the governor has picked as his running mate in the upcoming November 16 governorship poll in the state. According to a statement by the governor’s chief press…