Yahaya Bello greets former Kogi Governor, Idris Wada At 70

The Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has congratulated the former Governor of the state, Capt.Idris Ichalla Wada (Rtd) on his 70th birthday anniversary. Yahaya Bello in a congratulatory message personally signed by him extolled the virtues of the former Governor. “On behalf of my family, the government and good people of Kogi State, I heartily felicitate with my predecessor and father, Capt Idris Ichala Wada on the occasion his 70th birthday anniversary. “It is no doubt a great milestone in the life of any mortal that is privileged to…

HIJRAH 1442 AH: EMAN marks Islamic New Year, admonish Muslims to fear Allah

El-Birru Muslim Association of Nigeria (EMAN) yesterday August 22nd, 2020 joined million of muslims all over the world to mark the entry into an Islamic New Year. In the welcome address delivered by the National Amir, Arc. Abdulyekeen Mamman, he appealed to muslims to harken to Allah’s commandments and to distance themselves from all forms of life style that is not in tandem with the teachings of the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (May Peace be upon Him). The dignitaries at the event were the Chief…

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…

Kogi Govt approves 1.56billion Economic Tecovery, Stimulus Fund …lists Vulnerable, Farmers, SMEs as beneficiaries

The Kogi State Executive Council on Wednesday approved a set aside fund of 1.56billion naira under the Kogi Care Initiative planned towards economic recovery and stimulus in a bid to cushion the effect of the post Covid-19 pandemic in the state. Speaking with newsmen after the council meeting, Commissioner for Finance and Budget Planning, Asiwaju Idris Ashiru mentioned that the fund would be shared into 520 million naira to cover three major areas. The State Commissioner highlighted these area to include assistance to the Vulnerable covering the elderly, less privilege…

TRADITIONAL TITLES :Kogi deputy Governor congratulates Yahaya Bello, Commissioner

The Kogi state Deputy Governor, Edward Onoja has felicitated with the state, Yahaya Bello on the conferment of a traditional title on him by HRH, Alh. Muhammed Alhassan Abba, the Nyiwo of Gegu Beki in Kogi LGA of the state. Chief Onoja said that the traditional honour done to the Governor Bello earlier today was proof of his connection to the traditional institutions in the state and appreciation by the people at the grassroots. ‘When you look at the particular title of ‘Omeiza Obanyi’ conferred on His Excellency, which denotes…

NEW YEAR MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOVERNOR YAHAYA BELLO OF KOGI STATE ON 1ST JANUARY, 2020 (Read full Text)

My Dear Kogites, It gives me great joy to welcome everyone to this New Year and I thank God Almighty for keeping us alive and healthy to witness it. 2020 is also the beginning of a new decade commencing today, being Wednesday, the 1st of January, 2020 and ending on Monday, the 31st day of December, 2029, making it a compelling point to set long term personal and state development goals. Even as I thank God for the life and wellbeing of each Kogite who has crossed over into this…

Governor Bello Is A Stabilizer Of Peace, Proponent Of Harmonious Coexistence- JIBWIS

As the cloud of victory is getting clearer for the APC governorship candidate and his running mate for the November 16 election in Kogi state, different groups, associations and religious bodies are lending their support and prayers for the re-election of the incumbent Governor,Yahaya Bello for sustained peace and development. The Governor, after receiving the leaders of Igbo community across the 21 local government areas of the state on Thursday also received members of the Jama’Atul Izalatul Bidia Wa’Ikamatul Sunnah (JIBWIS) who paid him a solidarity visit in Government House,…

Kogi Gubernatorial Duel: The Odds Favour Governor Bello.

The coast is now clear and the battle line is drawn. The choice of who becomes the next Governor of Kogi State is already narrowed down to two persons going by the conclusion of the primaries conducted by the two dominant political parties in the state. The Kogi gubernatorial tussle slated for November 16, 2019 is going to be a two-way horse race between a battle-tested political tactician and a tyro who is yet to grow his first set of political teeth. Perhaps by the time the election has been…

Gov Bello Mourns Ibrahim Linco Says Nigeria Has Lost A Statesman, Sincere Political Leader

Kogi State Governor, Alh Yahaya Bello, has described the death of an elder statesman and Chairman, Kogi East Elders Advisory Council Alhaji Ibrahim Linco Ocheje as a great loss to the people of Kogi State in particular and Nigeria in general. While commiserating with the family of the late political icon, Gov Bello described the news of Linco’s death as “a rude shock and great loss not only to his family and the State but Nigeria in general, given his invaluable contributions to the political and economic development of the…

Revving Up Internally Generated Revenue: The Yahaya Bello Formula.

Anyone who is conversant with the internally generated revenue of Kogi State will readily agree that it had been one of the lowest in the country. Sometimes one wonders if the state generates anything on its own at all in the face of the enormous revenue potential the state holdS. The implication of the above is that the state has always depended on fiscal receipts from the federation account to survive. Cut off financial supplies from the federal government and Kogi State will slip into an irreversible coma without further…