Kogi Politics: Between Thunder and Lion

By Achema Ochemeje In Igala, a language spoken by the larger population of Kogi State, the word Akpabana, meaning Thunder is not an idle word. Mere pronunciation of the word calls everybody to attention, with persons of questionable character scampering for cover. You can swear by anything but not Akpabana because it may not wait for the rainy season before it strikes its victims. Akpabana strikes with incomparable precision, bright and brief. It is the messenger of the God of Justice and vengeance. It is therefore not surprising that the…

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Kolawole re-elected kogi speaker

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The erstwhile Speaker of the kogi state 6 th House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Matthew Kolawole has emerged as the new Speaker of the Assembly. Matthew Kolawole, Kabba Bunu state constituency was  the sole candidate for the speaker  position  who was nominated by Hassan Abdullahi Bello, Ajaokuta and Seconded by Alfa Momoh Rabiu Ankpa 11 state constituency respecively. The speaker who is the first to win back to back to the  House of Assembly election from Kabba Bunu constituency was elected as a speaker midway into the…

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FG Accepts Walter Onnoghen’s Retirement, To Pay Him Full Benefits

The Federal Government has finally accepted the notice of retirement of suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, with a decision to pay him his full entitlement. This is coming against the backdrop of recent overtures being made by the presidency to the retired jurist, urging him to be of assistance to the All Progressives Congress-led government in resolving the election cases the party has in various courts in the land. Onnoghen, on April 4, sent his notice of retirement to President Muhammadu Buhari following his indictment by the…

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