Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, July 6th, 2019.
Senator Dino Melaye (PDP–Kogi West) says his ambition to run for Kogi governorship election is borne out of agitation, clarion call and passion from people of the state. Concise News reports that Melaye said this while speaking with newsmen shortly after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest forms at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Thursday. He said that there was dire need of a competent leader to recover Kogi from insecurity, unemployment, nonpayment of salaries and pension as well as the depleted economy. The lawmaker pledged to revive all the ministries, departments and agencies in the state and restore the hope of the people. Read more here.
The family of a lecturer in the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Kogi State University (KSU), Anyigba, Dr Jamiu Abdullahi who died of High Blood Pressure (HBP) has blamed Governor Yahaya Bello‘s non-payment of salaries for the death of the educator. Concise News gathered that Late Dr Abdullahi slumped in the hospital while awaiting his test result. A family source told Daily Post that the deceased could not treat himself of the ailment that eventually claimed his life because his salaries were being held for several months by the Kogi State Government. Read more here.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has adopted indirect primary election mode chose candidate for Kogi state governorship poll. This was made known by Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, in a statement on Friday. Issa-Onilu said the decision was taken at a meeting of the party’s national working committee (NWC) which held on Friday. “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved Indirect Primaries to elect the Party’s candidate for the forthcoming Kogi Governorship election,” he said. Read more here.
Kogi governor Yahaya Bello says the reappointments of Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff to the President and Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation is ”a reward for hard work and diligence to duty.” President Muhammadu Buhari, through his media aide Garba Shehu, on Friday confirmed the appointments of Mustapha and Kayri, five weeks after he was sworn in for a second term in office. Read more here.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. See you soon!