Latest Kogi State News Headlines For Today
Kogi State Government House, Lokoja (image courtesy Kogi Reports)

Good day, and welcome to the Concise News compilation of the latest Kogi State news online headlines for today, July 31st, 2019.

Rapture In Kogi As Gov Bello Clears Salary Arrears

Civil Servants in Kogi State were in cloud nine as Governor Yahaya Bello cleared all outstanding salary arrears in the state, Concise News reports. A cross section of workers who spoke with journalists in Lokoja, expressed joy over the timely “salary rainfall” in the state, saying workers received all the five months salaries owed by the Kogi State Government . A civil servant in the Bureau of Information Service, Monisola Ayelabowo, said the governor has written his name in gold by keeping to his promise. According to her, the problem of salary arrears started during the Governor Idris Wada Administration. Read more here.

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Kogi Election: What APC Should Do To Avoid “Zamfara” Fate – Aspirant

An aspirant in the Kogi State governorship election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Muhammed Audu, has said that only the direct primary will save the party from the “Zamfara” fate. Concise News reports that Audu – son of the late Prince Abubakar Audu – contended that with a faction of the party in court over the state executive, the national leaders should adopt direct primary in choosing the party’s flag bearer for the November 16 governorship election in the state. According to Audu, adopting the direct primary would ensure that party members, and not the disputing executives would determine who flies the flag of the party. “We are indifferent about the mode of primaries to elect the APC candidate; any mode that is adopted, we will win. Even though we know that for indirect primaries, Bello has populated the exco with his friends, and relatives of friends and appointees.” Read more here.

That’s the latest news from Kogi state for today. Do enjoy the rest of your day!