2023: Jigawa delegates urge Bello to run for president

November 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

An emissary including political and religious stakeholders from Jigawa state weekend implored the Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, to contest the 2023 presidential election. The group of Jigawa leaders, who visited Bello premised their call on the governor’s performance, noting that he has done well in the areas of security, inclusive governance, youth and women empowerment and infrastructure. Bello, Read More

Bello’s upgrade of traditional stool excites Ede Vede descendants

November 10, 2021 Saidu Onipson 0

President of Ede Vede Descendants, Malam Jimoh Isah Ochi, has expressed gratitude to Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello on his recent upgrade of the traditional council in the state. Ochi thanked the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Barrister S. M. Ozigi Deedat, Commissioner, Revenue Mobilisation and Fiscal Commission, Alhaji Abdulaziz Idris King and Adavi local government Read More

2023: Buhari’s kinsmen urge Yahaya Bello to contest for president

November 4, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

A delegation from Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s hometown in Katsina state, has lauded the Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello for his unalloyed support of the president. The group of tradition and political stakeholders from Daura paid a courtesy visit to the governor in Lokoja on Thursday. Speaking through their spokesperson, Engineer Mato Daura, the delegation said Governor Bello’s love for Read More

2023 presidency: North-central group urges Bello to run

October 29, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

A group, North Central Renaissance Movement (NCRM), has urged the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, to run for president in 2023 general elections in the interest of the zone. The group, which made the call Thursday during its visit to the governor, noted that after advocacy visits across the region in the past few months, the governor’s name had become Read More

Obaji elders appeal for appointment of new Ohi of Eika

October 28, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Elders of Obaji Descendants Eika District in Okehi local government area of Kogi state Thursday appealed to Governor Yahaya Bello to appoint a new Ohi. The elders also expressed appreciation to the governor for the upgrade of three traditional stools in the district.The spokesman of the elders, Chief Ahmed Haruna Osike, lauded the governor and the Commissioner for Local Government Read More

10,000 vulnerable Kogi citizens to access free quality healthcare

October 24, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state Commissioner for Health, Dr Saka Haruna Audu, has said that 10,000 vulnerable residents of Kogi state would benefit from free quality healthcare services under the ‘BelloCare’ equity fund of Kogi State Health Insurance Agency (KGSHIA). Dr. Audu who stated this at the flag-off ceremony of the health insurance benefits for the people of Ajaokuta local government area Read More

Bello urges upward federal revenue allocation formula review

October 22, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has advocated for a review of the current revenue sharing formula in order to attain the desired development for the country. Governor Bello made the call Friday while declaring open a one-day North-central zonal public hearing on the review of the current revenue allocation formula organised by Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission Read More

Media: We ‘re ready to host NMMA Nigeria in Lokoja – Kogi govt

October 21, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state government has said adequate security has been put in place to host the 29th edition of the Nigeria Media Merit Award (NMMA) slated for 28th – 31st October, 2021.Security adviser to the governor, Jerry Omadara, who stated this Thursday at a press conference in Lokoja said, “in order to ensure a secured environment, the security sub-committee has been Read More

Invest in tourism to generate revenue, Bello charge investors

October 9, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has called on the private sector to invest in the state in order to boost the tourism sector and create jobs for the people. Bello made the call in Lokoja on Friday while speaking at the fourth edition of the Lokoja Boat Regatta organised by the Lokoja Forum of Patriots (LPF). The governor, Read More

Kogi’s Yahaya Bello bags Governor of the Year Award

October 1, 2021 Chamba Simeh 0

The Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has been nominated for the the award of ‘Governor of the Year’ by a high profile online news platform, Politics Today as part of activities marking its second anniversary. Bello, the assessment committee explained, became eligible for the prestigious award having scaled all the strict standards of excellence laid by the management of the Read More

FG wants attackers of firefighters in Kogi brought to book

September 10, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has condemned the reported attack on some firefighters and fire trucks by hoodlums in Kogi state, saying such act “is unacceptable and those responsible will definitely not go unpunished.” Controller General of the Federal Fire Service (FFS) Dr. Liman Ibrahim, has however has vowed that those behind the act described as ‘dastardly’ will surely be punished The Read More

Insecurity: KGIRS begins registration of 10, 000 transporters

September 7, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

As part of efforts to further curb security challenges, the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS) has commenced the registration of over 10,000 commercial transporters. Speaking with newsmen, Tuesday at the township stadium, Lokoja, the Special Adviser to Kogi state government on Security Matter, Jerry Omadara, said the registration was a strategy approved by Governor Yahaya Bello to curb insecurity Read More

Anambra: APC’s chances of landslide victory certain – Buni

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, said the chances of his party in winning the forthcoming governorship election with a landslide victory has increased. Buni stated this Tuesday in Abuja while inaugurating National Campaign Committee of the party head by governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman. Other party Read More

Anambra: APC appoints Uzodinma, Omo-Agege, 22 other govs to lead campaign

August 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead the forthcoming governorship election in Anambra state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed the Imo state governor Hope Uzodinma as chairman, National Campaign Committee to lead 22 other governors to campaign for the party. Other party leaders in the national campaign team include the Deputy Senate President Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy Speaker Idris Wase, Minister of State for Petroleum Read More

2023: Christian youth group endorses Gov Bello’s presidential ambition

August 7, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

The Christian Youth Leadership Network (CYLN) has stressed the need for the younger generation to take the mantle of Nigeria’s leadership. The Convener of the Network, Apostle Faith Eches, stated this at a forum organised by the group in Abuja at the weekend. Apostle Eches said while appreciating all contributions made by some elders towards the advancement of the country Read More

Kogi govt tasks police on adequate security

July 30, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has charged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force to re-double their effort to ensure that indigenes enjoyed adequate security of lives and property. The governor, who gave the charge Friday during the commissioning of the new multi-purpose hall at the Squadron Base in Lokoja, noted that the role of the police in providing Read More

Bello hails Buhari for giving voice to youth

July 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts in nation building and for giving young Nigerians an opportunity to participate in governance. Bello gave the commendation when he led top members of his cabinet to pay sallah homage to Buhari at his country home in Daura, Kastina State on Thursday. A statement e-mailed to the Read More

Those waiting for Nigeria’s break-up’ll be disappointed –GYB group

July 21, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Niger Delta youth group under the aegis of 36 Youths Coalition for Yahaya Bello 2023 Presidency, has said those waiting for the break-up of Nigeria will certainly be disappointed, saying the country will remain strong and more united. Speaking Wednesday in Delta, the organisation’s head, Ambassador Timiseleipre Job Desmond said the country is stronger on daily basis than what Read More

Another PDP bigwig joins APC

July 11, 2021 Editor 0

A member of the board of Trustees (BoT) of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Grace Jackson Bent, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) barely two weeks after the Party lost Zamfara State Governor and most lawmakers from the state. On Saturday, Yola the capital of Adamawa State that was thrown into a carnival Read More

Rotational Presidency uncounstitutional, Yahaya Bello tells Southern governors

July 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Kogi state governor Yahaya Bello, said the agitations by the Southern governors to produce the next president “is unconstitutional.” Yahaya Bello said both Nigeria law book and the constitution of all political parties does not in any way give credence to such agitation. Speaking Friday in Abuja at a two-day workshop for the crime reporters and political reporters, governor Bello Read More

Kogi east NYCN vows to advance Igala cause

July 8, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

The members of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi east Wednesday unanimously resolved to work together as one indivisible entity to restore peace in the council. They also resolved to advance the cause of Igala ethnic group in Kogi state.This was contained in a communique issued at the end of a meeting of stakeholders of the council held at Read More

Breaking: Kogi gov, Yahaya Bello, inaugurates high-powered economic advisory council

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

Kogi Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Monday, inaugurated the state’s Economic Advisory Council. The high-worth Council was inaugurated virtually.While inaugurating the council, the governor challenged members to “guide the state into prosperity” , tapping into the abundant human and mineral resources available to her. He said the members were carefully selected based on their pedigree and track record, saying their main Read More

2023: UniJos alumni endorses Yahaya Bello for president

July 5, 2021 Ahmid Lawal 0

The University of Jos Alumni has called on the Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello to run for the president in 2023, saying the governor has the needed criteria to win as president. The UJ Alumni made this known in Lokoja on Saturday through its National President, Pastor Johnson Nuhu Sani during the grand reception dinner in honour of chief press Read More

Buni charges Nigeria’s envoy to US on beneficial relationship

June 26, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni, has charged Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States of America, Dr Uzoma Emenike on beneficial relationship between the two countries. Buni stated this Saturday when he led a delegation to Umuahia, Abia state to condole with the family of the Ambassador Read More