I inherited N50bn salary burden — Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that he was confronted with over N50 billion salary obligations left by the previous administrations. Bello said the huge debt obligations inherited had impeded his government’s development plans for the state. The governor, in a state-wide broadcast to mark the country 60th Independence Anniversary, on Thursday, added that he had cleared most of the debt left behind by the past administration. He maintained that those whose actions hurt the state and people would be made to face a reckoning. “To give you an idea of the huge scale of this problem, let me

By |October 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Edo 2020: Buni, Yahaya Bello, Ize-Iyamu meet in Abuja

APC Chairman Caretaker Committee, Gov. Mai Mala Buni, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello and the APC Edo State Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in the middle shortly after the meeting. The Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee ( CENCPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe, Mai Mala Buni, on Wednesday held a closed- door meeting with the party’s candidate at Saturday’s Edo Governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu in Abuja. Kogi Governor Yahaya Bello was also in attendance at the meeting, which took place at the Abuja residence of the chairman. It was the

By |September 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gov Yahaya Bello Protests US Visa Ban On Election Riggers

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has written a protest letter to the US Ambassador to Nigeria over the visa ban its country placed on some individuals alleged to have compromised the 2019 governorship election in the state. The US, had in a statement on Monday, said it had placed visa restriction on some individuals for their actions during the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. But Governor Bello, in the letter dated September 16, 2020 and signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Ayoade Arike, protested what he described as “atrocious misinformation” in the US statement and the time

By |September 18th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: |0 Comments

Three million man – march for Yahaya Bello

A  political group under the aegis of Okara Political Group, yesterday held a two million man march in support of the re-election of Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello and his deputy, Edward Onoja, in Lokoja. The exercise, which covered about three kilometres, beginning from Lokongoma Phase 1 to the Government House, was attended by members of the group and All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters from the 21 local governments. Addressing the crowd at the Government House, Governor Bello assured them that their efforts and struggles to return the APC to Lugard House would not be in vain. He appealed to

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Kogi: Gov. Yahaya Bello’s Chief of Staff ‘Onoja’ resigns

Chief Edward Onoja, Chief of Staff to Gov. Yahaya Bello, has resigned his position less than one month to the Kogi governorship election. Onoja resigned to enable him emerge as running mate to the governor who is seeking reelection on the platform All Progressives Congress (APC). This was contained in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Folashade Arike who named former Director General (Protocol), Abdulkareem Jamiu as the new Chief of Staff to the governor. Dr Gabriel Ottah had been appointed to replace Jamiu as new DG Protocol. Onojo emerged as running mate to Gov.

By |October 17th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , |0 Comments

Kogi poll: PDP accuses Gov Bello of purchasing PVCs

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from registered voters in Kogi State for N5000 each ahead of the November 16 governorship election. The Musa Wada Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation raised the alarm in a statement issued on Saturday by its spokesman, Faruk Adejoh-Audu. According to the PDP campaign organisation, agents of the state government have been traversing villages and communities offering registered voters N5000 in exchange for their PVCs. Adejoh-Audu stated that the N5000 is being paid to the poor and indigent communities as “loan” in exchange for their PVCs as

By |September 14th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Bello has rubbished my legacy, says Ex Gov Wada

Former governor of Kogi State, Captain Idris Wada on Monday expressed sadness over the state of affairs in the state, saying the incumbent governor, Yahaya Bello has rubbished the legacy he left in the state when he was ousted in 2016. Wada, who picked the Kogi governorship nomination forms at the Abuja secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), warned groups and individuals fomenting trouble to be ready to meet their match. Vowing to “reclaim” his mandate through the November 16 governorship election, Wada said he was challenged to re-contest the election by the poor resource management of the incumbent

By |July 15th, 2019|Categories: Politics|Tags: |0 Comments

Kogi Gov, Yahaya Bello Declares for Second Term

The Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Wednesday declared his intention to contest for second term in office. The governor made the disclosure to run for another term at the meeting of the state executive council. According to him, another term in office would enable him consolidate on the good works he has started, saying he did well in the first term and he would not disappoint the people. He described the state as an All Progressives Congress (APC) state going by the outcome of the last general election, and promised to improve on his past performance by making

By |April 18th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments
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