Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, July 8th, 2019.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Saturday congratulated the four illustrious sons of the state just elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Concise News reports. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed in Lokoja, Bello also congratulated Oyetola and the good people of Osun for the election victory at the Supreme Court. The new Senior Advocates are Mr Usman Ogwu Sule, Mr Abdullahi Haruna, Mr Alhassan Akeje and Mr Ayo Asala. Bello attributed their elevation to hard work, dedication and commitment to duty while challenging them to further enrich the legal profession with their commitment to the pursuit of justice. He expressed confidence in the ability of the new Senior Advocates to further consolidate on their past track records which had earned them the highly-respected status as SAN. The governor further urged them to continue to distinguish themselves in the legal profession and bear the flag of the state with pride as they had demonstrated over the years. He advised the legal luminaries to see their elevation as a challenge to make more remarkable impacts in the legal profession. Read more here.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released timelines for the Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship elections scheduled to hold on November 16, 2019. Concise News gathered that the electoral body also released timelines for party primary elections in both states. According to INEC, the primaries for both states is to start on August 18, 2019, to September 5, 2019. The electoral body urged that the conduct of primaries and nomination of candidates should be transparent and democratic in accordance with the provision of the Electoral Act, as well as INEC’s regulations and guidelines. INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, during the presentation of certificates of return to election winners from Zamfara state, challenged political parties to conduct credible primaries for the nomination of candidates in a bid to strengthen the electoral jurisprudence in the country. Read more here.
That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. See you soon!