• Governor Yahaya Bello has destroyed Kogi State University – Group

    Governor Yahaya Bello has destroyed Kogi State University – Group

    A political pressure group, ‘Ujache Igala’ has described the proposed decentralization of Kogi State University, Anyigba as a white elephant project, wondering how a state institution that is trying to find its feet can be decentralized.

    In a communiqué issued after a stakeholders’ meeting in Lokoja, which was signed by the group’s National Chairman, Dr. Goodman Akwu and Secretary, Valentine Opaluwa, the group expressed disappointment that the university which was established by the late Prince Abubakar Audu in 1999, has suddenly […]

  • Governor Yahaya Bello returns to Nigeria after eye surgery in Germany… See photos

    Governor Yahaya Bello returns to Nigeria after eye surgery in Germany… See photos

    Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, has returned to Nigeria, after undergoing eye surgery in Germany.

    Bello arrived just over an hour ago, in the company of some of his trusted aides and officials.

    The Governor, who was declared missing, left the country to correct an eye ailment that had been troubling him for sometime .

    All state functions were put on hold leaving the Deputy Governor, Simon Achuba, with only the duty of receiving visitors on behalf of his

  • Breaking News: Supreme Court affirms Bello as Kogi Governor

    Breaking News: Supreme Court affirms Bello as Kogi Governor

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the election of Alhaji Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the duly elected Governor of Kogi State, but said it would provide reasons for its decision on September 30.

    The seven-man panel headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwata, in a unanimously judgment delivered in Abuja, dismissed the claim of James Faleke that he was the rightful candidate for the position.

    It affirmed the election after listening to the closing statements of all the counsels.

    Faleke […]

  • Governor Yahaya Bello stranded in Kano enroute Saudi Arabia over expired visa

    Governor Yahaya Bello stranded in Kano enroute Saudi Arabia over expired visa

    Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was on Thursday stopped from traveling to Saudi Arabia for a lesser hajj at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport as his travel visa had expired.

    According to SaharaReporters, the governor had boarded the Saudi Arabia bound aircraft and sat on his reserved seat while his aides were busy processing his travel documents only to ‎discover that his visa has expired.

    Shortly after the discovery of the expired visa on his passport,the visibly disappointed governor had no alternative […]

  • Yahaya Bello’s emergence as Kogi governor is for a purpose – Kumuyi

    Yahaya Bello’s emergence as Kogi governor is for a purpose – Kumuyi

    Pastor Williams F. Kumuyi, General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry worldwide,  has said the emergence of Alhaji Yahaya Bello as Kogi governor was orchestrated by God for a purpose.

     

    Kumuyi, who said this on Tuesday evening when he was received at the Government House Lokoja, urged people of the state to pray and rally supports for the governor to enable him fulfill the plans of God for the state.

    Amongst those that received Pastor Kumuyi include the state deputy governor, […]

  • Agricultural resources can replace oil within a decade – Governor Yahaya Bello

    Agricultural resources can replace oil within a decade – Governor Yahaya Bello

    Governor  Yahaya Bello of Kogi on Monday said earnings from agricultural resources could replace revenue from crude oil within a decade, if vigorously pursued by Nigerians.

    Bello stated this in Lokoja while receiving the 5th World Bank/FGN Joint Mission to Kogi on FADAMA III AF Implementation team on a three-day projects visit to the state.

    He said that agriculture stood as a confirmed “Quick Win“ to bridge the funding gap created by the dwindling fortunes of crude oil and its accompanying economic […]

  • Kogi Governor, Yahaya accuses Predecessor of using fictitious names to embezzle N2b

    Kogi Governor, Yahaya accuses Predecessor of using fictitious names to embezzle N2b

    Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello 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 not […]