• Governor Bello condemns assassination of Fulani leader, appeals for calm

    Governor Bello condemns assassination of Fulani leader, appeals for calm

    According to reports, the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has condemned the assassination of the Chairman, Kogi Chapter of Wuro Miyetti-Allah Association, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar.

    Speaking in a press statement through his Chief Press Secretary, Petra Akinti Onyegbule, the governor condemns the killing, and is already working with security agencies to unravel the incident.

    Bello in the statement beg that the prevailing calm in the wake of the unfortunate crime be sustained, and strongly discouraged extrajudicial reaction from any quarters.

    “I received […]

  • Why Governor Bello fired Kogi Muslim Pilgrims Board chair – Fanwo shares reasons

    Why Governor Bello fired Kogi Muslim Pilgrims Board chair – Fanwo shares reasons

    According to reports, the Director-General of Media and Publicity in the Office of the Kogi State governor, Kingsley Fanwo, has stated that Alhaji Sadiq Mohammed Rabiu, chairman of the State Pilgrims Board’s travails was not unconnected with allegations of fraud and dehumanising treatment of pilgrims from the State to this year’s Hajj.

    In a chat with journalists in Lokoja on Sunday, the governor’s spokesman said Rabiu’s travails stemed from allegations of corruption, nepotism and blatant disregard to the welfare of the […]

  • Governor Bello suspends Kogi Muslim Welfare Board chairman

    Governor Bello suspends Kogi Muslim Welfare Board chairman

    Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Sunday suspended Alhaji Sadiq Rabiu, the Chairman of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, over an allegation of fraud during the just concluded Hajj exercise.

    The Director-General, Media and Publicity to the Governor, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, who disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja, said Rabiu had been handed over to the Department of State Services (DSS) for investigation and possible prosecution.

    Fanwo, in a statement he signed, said that the governor was also not happy […]

  • Governor Bello approves N156m for 22 abandoned water projects

    Governor Bello approves N156m for 22 abandoned water projects

    To avoid waste of resources committed to projects by the previous administration, Kogi State government has approved the sum of N156m for the completion of 22 abandoned water projects across the three senatorial zones of the state.

    The state’s Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr. Salami Ozigi, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Lokoja, over the weekend, said the approval was given by Governor Yahaya Bello, during the State’s Executive Council (SEC), meeting held last Wednesday.

    Ozigi said the fund […]

  • Sallah: Governor Bello releases N1.4bn to augment LGA salaries

    Sallah: Governor Bello releases N1.4bn to augment LGA salaries

    The Niger State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, has released N1.4 billion as a bailout to augment local government areas to pay shortfall of July and August salaries.

    Bello said the money was released to the councils for them to pay the July and August salary so that their staff can celebrate Sallah (eid-el Kabir) conveniently‎

    Speaking in a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information, Culture and Tourism, Jonathan Vatsa, the governor disclosed on Saturday that he has given the directive for […]

  • Governor Bello issues 7-day ultimatum for return of illegal arms

    Governor Bello issues 7-day ultimatum for return of illegal arms

    Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger has issued seven days ultimatum to individuals or groups with illegal firearms to surrender them to the appropriate authority in the state.

    Bello gave the directive in a state broadcast on Saturday in Minna.

    He spoke on the recent security challenges in some communities in Bosso Local Government Areas of the state.

    According to him, the state will no longer accommodate individual or groups in possession of firearms and will not be a safe haven for criminals.

    Bello […]

  • Kogi State Is In A Mess – Governor Bello

    Kogi State Is In A Mess – Governor Bello

    The governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has said the state is in a mess and called on his opponents to join hands with him to take the state to the next level.

    Speaking to State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday at the Presidential Villa,He said his victory at the Appeal Court is a confirmation of a divine ruling by God.

    It would be recalled that on Thursday, the Court of Appeal, Abuja division, affirmed […]

  • Governor Bello dares labour, cuts civil servants’ salaries

    Governor Bello dares labour, cuts civil servants’ salaries

    The Niger State Government may have defied threats by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of an industrial action should the government go ahead with the 50 per cent reduction of civil servants’ salary in the state.

    The state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, had declared that the government would no longer borrow money to pay salary of civil servants, and therefore pleaded with labour to accept 50 per cent cut.

    The decision, however, did not go down well with labour as the […]

  • How my predecessor used fictitious names to embezzle N2b – Governor Bello explains

    How my predecessor used fictitious names to embezzle N2b – Governor Bello explains

    Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has accused his predecessor, Captain Idris Wada, of embezzling the N2 billion Youth Enterprise Fund obtained from the Central Bank of Nigeria.

    Bello, who made the accusation on Sunday in a statewide broadcast to commemorate Democracy Day, said the immediate past administration used fictitious beneficiaries to siphon the money.

    He said: “This money is a loan meant to stimulate commerce among the youth.

    “We will recover it back from whoever has stolen it.”

    The governor said he was […]

  • Governor Bello orders review of abandoned projects in Kogi

    Governor Bello orders review of abandoned projects in Kogi

    Apparently piqued by the rate projects were abandoned in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello has appointed qualified consultants to review all abandoned projects by previous administrations.

    Bello in his Democracy Day broadcast to the people of the state, yesterday, said he had ordered all contractors that abandoned their projects back to site when he assumed duty.

    According to him, “We discovered that most of the contractors who rushed back to site when we assumed office had abandoned those projects before but have […]

  • Governor Bello appoints new chairman of workers’ screening c’ttee

    Governor Bello appoints new chairman of workers’ screening c’ttee

    The Kogi State Government on Saturday announced the removal of retired Brig.-Gen Paul Okuntimo as the Chairman, Workers’ Screening and Verification Committee.

    Alhaji Abdulkarim Abdulmalik, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Strategy, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja.

    Abdulmalik said that Gov. Yahaya Bello also approved immediate appointment of Mr. Jerry Agbaji, the acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as Okuntimo’s replacement.

    The adviser said that Okuntimo was removed for allegedly sidelining […]