I’m still Kogi’s deputy governor, says Achuba

Elder Simon Achuba, until last week was Deputy Governor of Kogi State. His purported impeachment by the State House of Assembly is still generating controversy as the embattled Achuba has vowed not to vacate his office. In this interview with MUHAMMAD BASHIR, Achuba bares his mind on the issues surrounding the impeachment   Where are you now on the issue of your impeachment? We are in court; we objected to the vacation of our objection to the impeachment notice. We have also filled more grounds of objection and the case…

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Achuba: Rule of law on trial in Kogi – PDP Reps

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), caucus in the House of Representatives have described as “illegal and unconstitutional”, the impeachment of the former Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Mr Simon Achuba. The lawmakers, in a statement released yesterday, said that the event leading to the purported impeachment of Achuba as deputy governor was “offensive, grotesque and embarrassing”, calling the entire impeachment process as “a hoax”. The statement reads in parts: ” We watched with very keen interest recent development surrounding the embattled deputy governor of Kogi state, His Excellency, Simon Achuba…

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Kogi: From Achuba to Onoja

The deputy governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has been in the spotlight for weeks over alleged gross misconduct. FELIX NWANERI reports on the political drama that culminated to his impeachment and replacement by Edward Onoja, who was before yesterday, Chief of Staff to Governor Yahaya Bello    Section 188 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) states how a governor or deputy governor of a state can be removed from office. The section in sub-section 1 and 2, states: “The governor or deputy governor…

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Kogi’s deputy gov under house arrest after removal

The impeached Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Elder Simon Achuba, is currently under house arrest. An online news portal, DAILY POST gathered that, security men in there numbers and fully armed stormed his residence in Lokoja, thus, preventing him from going out or allowing any one to come in. This development, according to sources has caused panic within the former deputy governor’s area. DAILY POST recalls that the Kogi State House of Assembly had impeached the deputy governor on Friday over alleged gross misconduct. Achuba confirmed this yesterday night, when…

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Finally, Kogi Assembly impeaches Dep. Gov. Achuba

Barely five hours after receiving the report from its panel of enquiry, the Kogi State House of Assembly on Friday impeached the Deputy Governor of the state, Elder Simon Achuba. Achuba’s impeachment followed the submission of the judicial panel of enquiry set up by the Kogi State Chief Judge, Justice Nadir Ajanah to investigate the allegation of gross misconduct levelled against him same Friday. Chairman of the panel, Barrister John Baiyeshea, led six other members of the panel, to submit the report to the Speaker, of the state House of…

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Impeachment: CJ constitutes panel to investigate Kogi Deputy Gov.

The Chief Judge of Kogi, Justice Nasir Ajanah has constituted a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations of gross misconduct levelled against Deputy Governor Simon Achuba by the state House of Assembly. Ajanah disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Lokoja. He said the constitution of the panel was in line with the provisions of section 188 of the constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). “By virtue of section 188 (7) (b) of the 1999 constitution, the panel has three (3) months within which to submit…

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APC suspends Kogi deputy governor, Achuba

Kogi State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday suspended the state Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general election. The deputy governor was also accused by the party of engaging in actions that ‘constituted embarrassment to APC family in the state.’ Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Abdullahi Bello, while addressing journalists yesterday, said the party had received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward of Ibaji Local Government Area, where the deputy governor hails from, alleging that…

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Kogi APC suspend Dep. Gov. Achuba

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Kogi State chapter on Thursday suspended the state’s Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba for alleged anti-party activities before, during and after the 2019 general  elections. The Deputy Governor is also accused by the party of having engaged in actions that constitute embarrassment to APC family in the state. The  State Chairman of the party, Hon. Abdullahi Bello, while addressing journalists, said the party has received several petitions from stakeholders in Iyano ward of Ibaji Local Government Area where the Deputy Governor hails from, alleging that Elder…

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Bello’s second term’ll spell doom for Kogi – Achuba

Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Simon Achuba, has said a second term in office for Governor Yahaya Bello will spell doom for the people of the state. Speaking yesterday on Channels TV, Achuba said he is not having a personal clash with the governor, but only engaging in a struggle for emancipation. The Kogi State House of Assembly yesterday commenced the impeachment process against Achuba. The Assembly based its decision on the action and utterances of the deputy governor on national television stations. Achuba said: “The governor is behind the…

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Kogi govt commends Motherland Beckons for tourism initiatives

Motherland Beckons tourism initiatives, which has seen the Founder of the organisation, Otunba Wanle Akinboboye, who is also the president of La Campagne Tropicana Beach Resort, in Ikegun Village, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos State, spreads his tentacles across Africa and Europe, have received the commendation of Kogi State. This commendation is a plus for Motherland Beckons, which over a year ago made an inroad into Kogi State with the building of La Campagne Tropicana River and Mountain Resort in Koton Karfi, which is some distance away from the Federal Capital Territory…

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