The Nigerian Senate is supposed to be a very serious institution comparable to the House of Lords in the UK. In countries that run the presidential system, the Senate is considered a temperate environment with much more level headed people in contrast to the House of Representatives where things can easily be rambunctious. However, Senator Melaye is almost turning the Nigerian Senate into a village square where teenagers meet to play pranks and talk about nothing. Since Melaye arrived in the Senate, he has been involved in one incident or the other which drags into plenary session as if the place is his "beer parlour". The Senator comes across as a clown who is always enthusiastic about entertaining Nigerians. But he reminds one of the Roman Emperor who fiddled while Rome was burning. The ...
The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Kogi State, Ali Janga, who was removed following the escape of suspects in Senator Dino Melaye’s gunrunning allegation has been reinstated by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris. The development was made known to newsmen on Thursday in Lokoja, Kogi State capital by the state police command’s spokesman, ASP William Aya. He said that Janga resumed office as the state CP on April 3 on the order of the police boss. Following the escape of six suspects, including Kabiru Seidu a.k.a. Osama and Nuhu Salisu a.k.a. Small, both of who allegedly accused Senator Melaye as their gun supplier from police custody on March 28, the IGP had removed Janga as the state CP and replaced him with Sunday Ogbu. But Aya said that Janga’s reinstatement came after he
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris,has ordered the immediate removal of Kogi state Commissioner of Police, CP Ali Janga. CP Ali Janga The IGP asked the CP Esa Sunday Ogbu, Commissioner of Police, Federal Operations, Force Headquarters, Abuja to immediately proceed and take over as the new Commissioner of Police of the State. The Police in a statemet signed by ACP Jimoh Moshood, the Force Public Relations Officer Force headquarters on Wednesday said the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim was dissatisfied with the circumstances surrounding the escape of six (6) suspects including two (2) Principal Suspects (KABIRU SEIDU A.K.A OSAMA, NUHU SALISU A.K.A SMALL) who indicted Senator Dino Melaye and Mohammed Audu in a case of Conspiracy and Unlawful possession of Prohib...
Speaking to news men in Abuja, Bello said governors on the platform of the party had confidence in Oyegun’s leadership. He also noted that APC governors believed in Tinubu’s ability to reconcile aggrieved party members. According to Bello, “We the governors and the majority of APC members have confidence in our national chairman, Chief John Oyegun. “We also believe in the president by appointing Bola Tinubu, our leader to reconcile some aggrieved members of our party. However, one size fits all will not work in all the states where some erring members need to be disciplined.” Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had recently directed Tinubu to reconcile aggrieved members of the ruling party.
This is coming after Gov. Bello reportedly threatened that many members of the National Assembly will not return in 2019. Dino , in a Video on his Instagram, wondered why a sane Governor will say such. He said, ”I begin to ask myself why will any intellectually mobile character, sound and sane, speak like that. ”And if anyone wants to talk like that, it’s not a man that has commited electoral fraud, who is awaiting trial and obviously will soon go to prison. ” ”And I had a dream recently where I saw Yahya Bello’s prison uniform specially decorated with embroidery, so I’ll be shocked that Yahya is already threatning people not to come back because, he’s not a voter in Kogi State. ”Secondly, he cannot contest elections in Kogi State come 2019.”
The Kogi state government has announced the sacking of 1,774 workers as well as 8 permanent secretaries and directors of its agencies. The affected staffs were served with their termination letters in December. The 1,667 workers were sacked because they got employment with fake certificates. They were uncovered during the screening carried out by the state government in 2016 and 2017. The permanent secretaries and directors were relieved of their duty "in the interest of the public" according to the government.
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has declared Monday, August 21 as public holiday and Thanksgiving day to commemorate the safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari from his medical vacation in London. A statement issued on Sunday in Lokoja by his Director General on Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo, said the gesture was in line with the support of the Kogi people for "the renaissance of our nation by Mr. President". "We urge Kogites to also use the occasion of the Public Holiday to pray for Mr. President as he resumes his responsibilities of repositioning Nigeria," the statement said. The Governor thanked people of the state for standing by the President and for trooping to Abuja in thousands to welcome the 'Lion of Africa'.
A political and community leader in Kogi State, Pastor Femi Obalemo, has shed more light on the actions leading to gun attack at the pro-Dino Melaye protests on Monday in Lokoja. Supporters of Senator Dino Melaye gathered in front of Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja in the morning to express their grievances against Governor Yahaya Bello (GYB) and his political associates in the attempted move to recall the senator. However, armed thugs stormed the protest venue and the ensuing gun battle led to the death of a young man with several others injured. Obalemo, who was there, said the rally was going on peacefully until the Security Adviser to Kogi State Governor, Commodore Jerry Omodara and other appointees stormed the venue of the protest. “I was physically on ground and can te