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Major Trouble For Senators Atai Aidoko, Dino Melaye In Kogi State




Senator Atai Aidoko of the People’s Democratic Party is facing multiple troubles in his re election bid.

Recent returnee to the political party, Dino Melaye is facing the same situation.

The people’s Democratic Party just granted ‘’ automatic tickets to serving members of the National Assembly in States where the Party is not holding sway while allowing the Governors in PDP controlled States decide their preferred candidates’’.

According to information monitored on this decision was taken at meeting Uche Secondus led PDP National Working Committee and the PDP Caucus of the National Assembly.

The meeting reportedly held today at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel.

This development is said to have sparked off a growing protest as news of the development leak.

According to source ‘’ This is clearly a return to the days of impunity which led to the ouster of the Party from Power in 2015.’’

The newsplatform which is very conversant with happenings in Kogi state reported in part ‘’ In Kogi State,the PDP will fail woefully in the event that it goes against its guidelines and constitutional provisions for party primaries as guaranteed by the Nigerian Constitution.

‘’The present occupant of some of the political offices especially Sen. Atai Aidoko Ali will not be allowed to return.

‘’The people of Kogi East Senatorial District are tired and fed up with Aidoko’s kindergarten representation.

‘’Elsewhere in the West, an aspirant had already issued a statement thus: If the PDP National working committee will not conduct a free, transparent and credible primaries as laid down in the guidelines of the party and imposes Dino Melaye on us as a candidate in Kogi west senatorial district, as they now planned, l Will not sit and watch anyone destroy the excellent work we have labored to do along with others in Kogi state to be sacrificed for his personal ambition. I will not hesitate with my massive supporters to pull out of PDP before the entire building collapse in the state. I came into House of Representatives initially in 2011, through ACN which was a non existing brand in my constituency, am prepared to start a new journey.

‘’The above is not just a mere threat but a wake up call to the party hierarchy and its leadership to rescind from this unpopular decisions as it is capable of truncating the effort made so far to redeem the party’s image.’’

The report authored by Isa Wada Odaudu further revealed that ‘’ Quite expectedly, a number of Party faithfuls are waiting for the formal announcements to ditch the party which is just recovering from the hemorrhage it experienced a few years ago.

‘’Coming at a time when the ruling APC is opting for an all-inclusive Democratic process, it is clear that the APC will be the net-gainer in the end.’’

The Lokoja based PDP member on Kogiripples insists ‘’ Imposition and all forms of impunity must be jettisoned by the NWC if we must make progress as a party as we cannot afford to repeat the failure of the general election in 2015 that ousted the party from the grip of the national government.

‘’The grim reality is that we are drifting off the radar of political renaissance for possible return to power with this political gangsterism and imposition.’’



Insiders Tip Ibadan Billionaire, Kola Karim As Oyo Next Governor (the Seyi Makinde’s Conection)




Shoreline Natural Resources boss, Kola Karim has been named as one of the men forming a line-up to succeed the Oyo State governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde in 2027.


Karim’s name appears on the list judging by his recent closeness with Governor Makinde and the strong belief that the Governor recently expressed his wish to support a technocrat and not just a politician.


Pundits in Oyo State had earlier predicted a force in the boss of Ilaji farms, Engineer Dotun Sanusi, hinging his strength to his closeness to President Bola Tinubu and his contribution in the last election that brought in Governor Makinde, also his deep purse which is considered as a major factor was not ruled out, but the billionaire turned down the request, citing business concerns and other reasons.


Kola Karim on the other hand is being considered as he had earlier toyed with the idea, sharing his ideas and dream with friends and associates.


The billionaire who holds the title of the Agba-Akin of Ibadanland is said to be leaning on his background, political connections and goodwill to sail his ambition.


The names of other titans like Senator Teslim Folarin, Minister of Power, Bayo Adelabu, Honorable Taofeek Arapaja, Senator Sharafadeen Alli also featured on the list of would-be contestants.

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Protest As Yahaya Bello’s Successor Names Chief Of Staff




A group, Kogi Frontline Solidarity has condemned the approval of Ali Bello by the new Kogi State Governor, Ahmed Ododo as his Chief of Staff.


The new Governor who took over from former Governor Yahaya Bello while making his first appointment named Ai Bello his Chief of Staff, a move regarded by the group as demeaning and embarrassing.


The group secretary of Kogi Frontline Solidarity, Afiz Buawa made this disclosure in a statement he sent to journalists.


In the email, Buawa hinted that the new Chief of Staff aside from being the nephew to the former Governor is under investigation by the EFCC for misappropriation.


In the message, the Secretary queried the decision saying ‘you can see the level of people running the affairs of Kogi. It’s obvious that all the appointments made so far was done by Yahaya Bello. You can just do the simple maths that the new Chief of Staff, aside from being his nephew is one of the people that stole from the State and we are saying no to his appointment. Let him clear himself from EFCC first. It’s rather shameful that Kogi is running a one-man-show’.


The Kogi Frontline Solidarity has vowed not to stop fighting till the appointment is reversed claiming Ali Bello as the Chief of Staff in this new government will give a wrong impression and determine how the State would be run in the next 4 years.

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Photos: LAUTECH Honours Hassan Tukur, Others With Honorary Degrees




written by Ayotunde Ayanda


Former Principal Secretary to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ambassador Hassan Tukur was honored with a doctorate degree by the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso.


The induction was part of the programmes at the 16th convocation of the institution where other well meaning Nigerians like Tayo Adiatu, Air Vice Marshall Jacob Adigun, Madam Victoria Samson were all decorated with honorary degrees.


Tukur, in his speech said ‘ this award means a lot to me because I was supposed to be a lecturer. I’ve been honoured and awarded in many countries like the Equitorial Guniea, Cote de Voire and Niger Republic and I’ve gotten national honours for the services I rendered, but this is unique because I actually wanted to become a lecturer and being recognized in the academic world which I’ve always hoped to be part of, so it’s unique and appreciated. I’m from Adamawa State and LAUTECH recognised me, you can see the importance’.


Present at the ceremony were the Governor of Osun State, Demola Adeleke, Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Barrister Bayo Lawal, Professor Wale Omole, Streetjournal publisher, Wole Arisekola, IKEDC Director Sir Nelson Ahaneku, Hajia Asmau Tukur, Professor Mohammed Kaoje, Dr Nurudeen Mohammed, Professor Abdulahi Tukur, Ahmed Dangana, Molgengo Kaltungo, Kashim Tusmah, Bamanga Usman, Amina Bakari.

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