Gov Bello’s giant strides in Lighting Up Kogi East

For the benefit of those who may not know, Kogi East (Igalaland) is made up of nine Local Government Areas namely, Ankpa, Bassa, Dekina, Idah, Igalamela-Odolu, Ibaji, Olamaboro, Ofu and Omala. About 80% of the entire Kogi East has over the years continued to grope in perpetual darkness. In Bassa Local Government Area alone, for example, over 98% of the area is in darkness; the story is almost the same for Ibaji local government area where almost 70% of inhabitants have never seen electric poles and high tension wires. Because…

LIVING TO GUTS ; The story of Yahaya Bello By Abdullahi O Haruna Haruspice

Exactly five years today, Alhaji Yahaya Bello picked the APC Gubernatorial interest form for the Kogi State Governorship race, it was an uneventful day as little or nothing was his reference. He was relatively apolitical lightweight, with no structural clout – he was a lonely man propelled by the unseen wand of destiny. With few co-believers like his Siamese twin now Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja, the man dared the odds, and today he sits in fulfillment of an audacious dream. On this day, he made a historic visit that would…