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Thousands Of Adamawa Youths Declare Support For Yahaya Bello 2023
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Thousands Of Adamawa Youths Declare Support For Yahaya Bello 2023

No fewer than five thousand youths gathered in Yola, the state capital of Adamawa to declare their love for and support for the 2023 youthful presidency agenda. The people of Adamawa State declared that Governor Yahaya Bello is a young Nigerian who have become a national bridge builder and an example to all politicians in the country, saying that his qualities on unifying Nigeria through tribal and religious tolerance is what the country needs come 2023. The people declared this when the Bello Ambassadors Network, a non governmental organization launched it's state chapter in Adamawa to pressure the Kogi State Governor to join the 2023 presidential race. The National Coordinator of the Organisation, Anthony Edogbo and the former lawmaker in the Adamawa State House of Assembly,...
The Idea That Governor Yahaya Bello Should not Run for the Presidency is Absurd – FFK
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The Idea That Governor Yahaya Bello Should not Run for the Presidency is Absurd – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Yahaya Bello, has described as ''absurd'' the idea that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, should not run for the presidency. Bello who is a member of the APC has since signified interest to run for Presidency in 2023. In a tweet posted this morning, FFK said it is also absurd for some Nigerians to kick against the North Central producing the next democratically-elected president. His tweet reads ''The idea that Gov. Yahaya Bello should not run for the Presidency & that the NC zone, which has never produced a democratically-elected President,ought to settle for another position is absurd. Nigeria needs strong & decisive leadership, a generational change & a bridge-builder.''
Ex-Super Eagles Vs Kogi: Yahaya Bello Scores In A 1-1 Draw
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Ex-Super Eagles Vs Kogi: Yahaya Bello Scores In A 1-1 Draw

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello was on the score sheet from the spot kick for the Kogi State Executive council team on Tuesday when they played a one all draw with a team of Ex. Super Eagles team 1994, 1996 held at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja. The state played host to the likes of Austin Okocha, Peter Rufai, Kanu Nwankwo, Tarribo West, Tijani Babangida, Mutiu Adepoju and a host of all Ex international who all featured in the star studded game. The Governor in his address after the highly entertaining match noted that such sporting activity was significant being that it would serve as a reminder to Nigerians how united we were as a nation during the glory days of these legends. He affirmed that their passion and dedication to the nation aside from bringing glory to nation ...
Yahaya Bello Meets Nwankwo Kanu
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Yahaya Bello Meets Nwankwo Kanu

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday met with former Super Eagles captain Nwankwo Kanu. Mr Bello shared photos of their meeting on Twitter, saying Kanu presented him with his iconic number four jersey and an autographed football. “I received in audience former @NGSuperEagles Captain @papilokanu in Abuja on today Thursday, 18 March 2021. Kanu presented me jersey number 4 and a football with his autograph,” he said. It was not immediately clear what the meeting was about. However, it is believed to be connected to the Arsenal legend’s charity work the Kanu Heart Foundation.
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Buhari’s Outrider, Aminu Salisu Dies In Road Accident Involving Kogi State Governor’s Convoy

President Muhammadu Buhari has lost one of his police outriders, Inspector Aminu Salisu. Salisu died in an auto accident involving the convoy of Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, on Monday in Abuja, a source told SaharaReporters. The convoy was said to be travelling to Enugu state. Salisu, also known as Aminu Rider was very popular especially in Abuja for his stunts on police power bike on the streets of Abuja. He was capable of riding a power bike while standing on it and dancing at the same time for a long time. The deceased hailed from the Daki Tara area in Katsina metropolis of Katsina state. He has since been buried according to Islamic teachings.
2023: There Is No Zoning Agreement In APC – Yahaya Bello
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2023: There Is No Zoning Agreement In APC – Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has denied reports that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had a zoning arrangement ahead of the 2023 presidential election. There have been growing calls for the APC to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southern part of Nigeria. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had said that the southern region of the country should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023. The governor joined his Kaduna counterpart, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and other prominent northern politicians who had made similar calls in recent days. But speaking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Yahaya Bello said anyone from any zone was free to contest for presidency in 2023, as there was no zoning arrangement in the APC. He said:...
Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says
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Some Powerful People Challenged me for Intervening in Food Blockade From the North to the South – Governor Yahaya Bello says

Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that some leaders who are close to the seat of power challenged him after he intervened in the blockade of food supply from the North to the south. The Amalgamated Union of Foodstuffs and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AUFCDN) had embarked on a strike, stopping food supplies from the North to the South. The strike resulted in scarcity and an increase in the prices of food items in the south. The Northern food suppliers agreed to suspend the strike on Wednesday, March 3, after a meeting with the Kogi state governor. Speaking in an interview with The Nation, Governor Bello said some powerful figures challenged him for resolving the issue. “It will interest you that after the resolution and taking the report to Mr. President yesterday, two...
Yahaya Bello Explains Why Fani-Kayode Did Not Join APC
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Yahaya Bello Explains Why Fani-Kayode Did Not Join APC

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has explained why former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode did not join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He spoke on Politics Today, Channels Television programme monitored by The Nation, Recall that The Nation had reported that Yahaya Bello, in a two minutes video, claimed the former minister had dumped the PDP for the APC. Also, viral photos of Fani-Kayode meeting with the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello and the APC interim National Chairman, Mala Buni did set many tongues wagging. Bello said, “Myself and Chief Fani-Kayode are brothers and we are partnering in ensuring there is peace and tranquility across the country. “The Chief Femi Fani-Kayode that everybody knows by the time he met me, I think he had a rethink of wha...
I Averted Another Civil War In Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
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I Averted Another Civil War In Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

A few days after brokering a truce between Northern food producers and southern buyers, Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has expressed satisfaction that God used him to avert another bloody civil war in Nigeria. Governor Bello, who spoke to some journalists in Abuja at the weekend, said his decision to intervene in the face-off between the food production union and buyers was borne out of his patriotic desire to consolidate peace and security in Nigeria and make the country stronger. The governor pointed out that his timely intervention staved off another brutal war between aggrieved Northern youths and those in the South they felt were responsible for the killing of their kinsmen and the destruction of their property in the Southern part of the country. Bello pointed...
I Don’t Need The Vaccine… COVID-19 Not Our Business In Kogi – Yahaya Bello
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I Don’t Need The Vaccine… COVID-19 Not Our Business In Kogi – Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, says COVID-19 is not the business of people in his state, adding that they have “more pertinent” issues to tackle. Bello stated this on Friday, when he featured on ‘Politics Today’, a Channels Television programme. The governor, who has repeatedly denied the existence of the virus, said COVID-19 is the “minute aspect” of what the state is currently addressing, adding that Kogi is tackling diseases like Yellow Fever and Lassa Fever, without much noise about its efforts. “COVID-19 is not our business in Kogi state. We have more prominent issues, more pertinent issues, more serious matters that we are attending to in Kogi state,” he said. “Insecurity that we met, we’ve tackled it and several others. Disunity, we met it on ground and we have unit...
Blockade: Northern Elders Frown At FFK’s Involvement In Peace Deal
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Blockade: Northern Elders Frown At FFK’s Involvement In Peace Deal

The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has accused the federal government of allowing private citizens “known for supporting violence against other ethnic groups” to participate actively in affairs of national interest. In a statement on Friday, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, spokesperson of the group, condemned the decision of the federal government to include individuals, “who are supporting threats” to the security of northerners in the south-west, in the peace deal to lift food blockade to the south. In a meeting held on Thursday in Abuja, Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, had helped facilitate an agreement to end the protest by northern traders who had blocked food supply to the southern part of the country. At the Thursday meeting, Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, was also...
Food Traders Not Asking For Too Much Compensation – Yahaya Bello
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Food Traders Not Asking For Too Much Compensation – Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Thursday met the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), as part of ongoing efforts to further pacify members of the Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers in Nigeria who called off their strike on Wednesday. While the strike lasted, members of AUFCDN had blocked the movement of cattle and foodstuffs from the Northern part of the country to the South. But they called off the strike on Wednesday following the intervention of the governor and a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode. Their President, Muhammad Tahir, had said the strike was called off following the Federal Government’s promise to pay N4.75bn compensation, stop multiple taxes and ensure protection of their members, among others. Emerging fro...
Nigeria’s Unity Is Non-Negotiable – Buhari
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Nigeria’s Unity Is Non-Negotiable – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated his conviction in the indivisibility of Nigeria. He reaffirmed the country’s unity is non-negotiable. The President restated his conviction to Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello on Thursday during a visit to brief him of progress so far made in resolving the north/south food blockage crisis. The Governor, who called on Buhari in the company of the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, also said the President also expressed concerns over the issue of insecurity in the country. Governor Bello had been at the forefront of efforts to resolve the ethnic misunderstanding between northern traders, under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Food and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria (AFUCDN) and their southwestern compatriots, whic...
Gov Yahaya Bello Advises FG To Apply Local Solutions To National Problems
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Gov Yahaya Bello Advises FG To Apply Local Solutions To National Problems

Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello has advocated that the Federal Government should apply “local solutions’’ in tackling major national challenges, including insecurity and economic issues. Bello gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja when he received a delegation of Nollywood actors, who came to pledge their support to him in his plan to run for the nation’s presidency in 2023. He said that his administration had been able to achieve success in every sector by applying “a mixture of local solutions, knowledge and human-based solutions to tackle challenges’’. Bello said that his administration had taken cognizance of the fact what would endure was a knowledge-based economy rather than a resource-based economy. He emphasised the need for Nigeria to develop human and knowledge-bas...
Food Blockade: I Have Spoken To Igboho, Buhari Is Next – Yahaya Bello
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Food Blockade: I Have Spoken To Igboho, Buhari Is Next – Yahaya Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, said he had engaged with controversial Yoruba activist, Mr Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, over the demands made by Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria to lift their food blockade to Southern Nigeria. Bello spoke to journalists late on Wednesday in Abuja after the Union made up of cattle and foodstuff traders agree to resume foodstuff supplies to southern Nigeria, following his intervention, according to Kogi Flame. Bello who was in company of former aviation minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode commended the traders for calling off their strike. Aside Igboho, Bello said he would also engage with President Muhammadu Buhari, governors and other stakeholders to ensure peaceful co-existence among Nigerians to ...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
Dino Melaye Submits Petition Against Yahaya Bello To EFCC, ICPC, Others
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Dino Melaye Submits Petition Against Yahaya Bello To EFCC, ICPC, Others

A group known as Anti-Corruption Network which Senator Dino Melaye belongs to has petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), the US Embassy, British High Commission, and Transparency International against Kogi State Government. According to the letters all dated March 1st, 2021, the group said its investigation revealed the Yahaya Bello administration engaged in corrupt practices in awarding contracts, borrowing from non-capital market, circumvention of procurement procedures among others. “We have meticulously investigated and uncovered huge financial fraud carried out by Kogi State Government, the Governor of Kogi State and his cohorts from 2016 – 2019,” the letter reads. Melaye, a...
Apologise For Insulting Gov Yahaya Bello, APC Tells Sen Abaribe
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Apologise For Insulting Gov Yahaya Bello, APC Tells Sen Abaribe

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe for ‘criticising’ Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a statement, said “legal action” will be instituted against the senator if he failed to publicly apologise to Bello, saying that his utterances against the governor were ”false, irresponsible and malicious.” Nabena was reacting to a statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asking Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi) to retract his comment and apologise to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. The party said it is on record through a video in circulation that Senator Abaribe made some false verbal attacks “discrediting governor Yahaya ...
Obasanjo Urges Yahaya Bello To Sustain Fight Against Criminality
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Obasanjo Urges Yahaya Bello To Sustain Fight Against Criminality

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has tasked the Kogi State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello on the need to sustain his current onslaught against criminality in the state. Obasanjo gave the charge on Sunday in Abuja at a closed-door meeting with the Kogi State governor. Chief Press Secretary CPS to the governor, Mohammed Onogwu in a statement said his principal and the former president had fruitful discussions. According to him, “Obasanjo urged the governor to sustain his efforts in providing security for his state noting Kogi is central to the nation’s peace and development. Former President Obasanjo noted that the fight against insecurity should have everybody on board, stressing that governors should involve everyone to ensure insecurity is curtailed in Nigeria”. Wh...
Cubana Chief Priest says “Yahaya Bello is the future” as he meets him for the first time
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Cubana Chief Priest says “Yahaya Bello is the future” as he meets him for the first time

Celebrity barman, Cubana Chief Priest has showered praises on Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello after meeting him for the first time. The king of nightlife who paid Yahaya Bello paid a courtesy visit in Lokoja the Kogi state capital endorsed him as the future. In his words, "Spent Quality Time With The Youngest Governor Of Our Great Party APC🧹 @officialgybkogi Dude Is The Future, So Humble, Very Smart N Above All wise. Am So Impressed With The Future He Shared With Me, I Need To Be More Closer To This Young Living Legend, So I Have Made Up My Mind Am Bringing My Luxury Entertainment Brand Down To Lokoja "Am Not Alone Am With His Excellency Gov. Yahaya Bello Our Future Is Super Bright E Choke !!!! #CelebrityBarMan".
Daddy Freeze Condemns Those Criticizing Destiny Etiko for her Choice of Outfit for Visit to Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello
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Daddy Freeze Condemns Those Criticizing Destiny Etiko for her Choice of Outfit for Visit to Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Media personality, Daddy Freeze has condemned those criticizing Destiny Etiko for the clingy jumpsuit she wore during a visit to the office of Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello. Freeze pointed out that Nigerians come on social media to complain about police harassing them for how they are dressed. Yet, they are also harassing the actress for how she's dressed. He added that most Nigerian citizens are not different from the Nigerian police.
Actress Uche Elendu Defends her Colleague, Destiny Etiko Over Outfit She Wore to Visit Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello
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Actress Uche Elendu Defends her Colleague, Destiny Etiko Over Outfit She Wore to Visit Kogi Governor, Yahaya Bello

Actress Destiny Etiko was dragged on social media on Friday, February 19 for her choice of outfit to meet with Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello. Some Nigerians were of the opinion that her outfit was inappropriate for a meeting with a government official. Destiny couldn't withstand the heat that she had to lock her comment section. Her friend and colleague, Uche Elendu, has come out to defend her as well as give an explanation for her choice of outfit. According to Uche, Destiny and others were on their way to the airport when the governor called for them to meet with him in his office. See her comment below
‘You went to seduce him’ – Nigerians drag actress, Destiny Etiko over the outfit she wore to pay Gov, Yahaya Bello a visit
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‘You went to seduce him’ – Nigerians drag actress, Destiny Etiko over the outfit she wore to pay Gov, Yahaya Bello a visit

Nigerians have dragged popular actress, Destiny Etiko over the outfit she wore to visit the Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya bello. The drama started after Destiny shared a photo she took with the Governor on Instagram with the caption; "HIS EXCELLENCY...YAHAYA ADOZA BELLO...God bless u more for the Warm reception sir...Thanks KOGI...WORLDWIDE" The 31-year-old then proceeded to block her comment section to prevent comments from social media users. This, however, did not stop trolls from accusing her of intentionally trying to seduce the governor with the outfit she wore. @meandmy_siskitchen wrote "U went to seduce the governor abi olosho" @_tarek_001 wrote "I no understand why u go hide comment of that pic u and that yeye governor?" @maimuna02116 wrote "But why dres...
President Buhari, Ex-VP Atiku, Sanwo-olu, Others Mourn Lateef Jakande
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President Buhari, Ex-VP Atiku, Sanwo-olu, Others Mourn Lateef Jakande

President Muhammadu Buhari believes former Governor of Lagos State, Chief Lateef Jakande, lived for the good of others, state and country, and his legacy of standing for all that was right for humanity would be long remembered. The President, while condoling with family, friends and associates of the elder statesman, affirms that his imprint on the commercial nerve centre of the country, Lagos State, which was the former National capital, will continue to awe and inspire, reminding everyone of the strength of character and sacrifices of the visionary leader. President Buhari notes contributions of the first civilian Governor of Lagos State and former Minister of Works to the growth of democracy and good governance in the country, describing him as a patriot, whose wisdom will run t...
I Have not Left The PDP- FFK
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I Have not Left The PDP- FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, says he has not left the PDP for the APC. His statement comes hours after the Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, disclosed at a press briefing in Kogi state today, that Fani-Kayode, had defected to the ruling party. His announcement comes two days after FFK met with him and other party leaders. Making his position known via his Twitter handle, the former Minister tweeted; ''Though we have had meetings across party lines and we are in a season of political consultation I have not left the PDP.''
Blogger Apologises To Kogi State Governor Over Fake ₦7 Billion Isolation Centres Report
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Blogger Apologises To Kogi State Governor Over Fake ₦7 Billion Isolation Centres Report

A blogger based in Bayelsa State, Saint Mienpamo Onitsha, has apologised to the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, following his report alleging that he intended to spend N7bn on the Kogi Isolation Centre for COVID-19, which was destroyed by a rainstorm. The report published in May 2020 on his blog, www.naijalivetv.com, generated controversies, led to his arrest and arraignment at the Federal High Court. But Onitsha, in a statement on Tuesday, admitted that the publication was false and begged the governor and the state government to forgive him. He said: “I hereby render an unreserved apology over a publication, which I posted on my website, www.naijalivetv.com on May 2, 2020, entitled, ‘it will cost us N7 billion naira to build and equip the Kogi Isolation Centre for Covid-1...
Buhari Will Not Accept Femi Fani-Kayode As APC Member – Dr Salihu Lukman lPGF DG
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Buhari Will Not Accept Femi Fani-Kayode As APC Member – Dr Salihu Lukman lPGF DG

The Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Lukman, has cautioned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress against admitting former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, into the party. Lukman described as disturbing, the circulation of pictures of a meeting between the APC National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; and Fani-Kayode amidst speculations that the Peoples Democratic Party chieftain was being encouraged to join the APC. The PGF DG said this in a statement titled, ‘APC: Reminder about Our Values,’ released to newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday. The PGF is the umbrella body of all governors elected on the platform of the APC. Lukman said, “The speculation is that Mr. Fani-Kayode is on his way to joinin...
Bandits Kill 19 Persons in two Separate Attacks in Kaduna
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Bandits Kill 19 Persons in two Separate Attacks in Kaduna

Suspected bandits have killed at least nineteen persons and injured several others during two separate attacks in Birnin Gwari and Kajuru Local Government areas of Kaduna State. Confirming the incident, the Kaduna State Commissioner for internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, in a statement released, said fourteen persons were killed on Saturday February 6 by armed bandits at Kutemeshi village in Birnin Gwari, five others were killed at Kujeni village in Kajuru on the same day while several others were left with bullet wounds. Aruwan said the names of those killed in Birnin Gwari local government include Malan Sani Barume, Yahaya Bello, Amadu Dan Korau, Samaila Niga, Jamilu Haruna, Lawal Majiya And Dan Malam Rabo. Others are Dauda Kafinta, Hassan Mai Makani, Bashir Har...
United Nations Writes/Commends Yahaya Bello For Promoting Women Inclusiveness
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United Nations Writes/Commends Yahaya Bello For Promoting Women Inclusiveness

The United Nations Women has commended Kogi State governor, Governor Yahaya Bello, for his efforts in ensuring inclusiveness and greater participation of women in politics in the state. The UN in a commendation letter to the governor dated January 26, 2021 and signed by UN Women Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Ms Comfort Lamptey, particularly commended the governor for giving opportunities to women to harness their contributions in governance at the local government level. The UN Women commended the governor for buiding an inclusive and gender-sensitive local governance system in Kogi State through the appointment of women as vice chairpersons in all the 21 Local Government Areas of the state. The letter noted: “I would further like to thank you for pushing forward the g...
Yahaya Bello Releases ₦3.98 Billion For Road Projects In Kogi
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Yahaya Bello Releases ₦3.98 Billion For Road Projects In Kogi

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has approved and released the total sum of 3 billion naira to commence massive constructions of over 30 township road projects awarded across the state. Commissioner for Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Alhaji Asiwaju Idris who disclosed this on Saturday, hinted that the governor has ordered that contractors be mobilized to site with immediate effect. The commissioner listed roads to be constructed in Lokoja township to include Bishop Court – Kasuwa Hotel-Ganaja Junction Road; Adankolo Cemetery- Zenith Bank Road; Dunamis Junction- Federal University Road; UBA Adankolo- Housing Estate Road; Cemetery-Baptist Church Road; Kewon Hotel – Lokoja LGA/Federal Road Safety road; Sardauna Junction – Cemetery /Maigari Palace Road; asphalt overlay of Pa...
They Want To Use COVID-19 Vaccine To Kill Us – Yahaya Bello
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They Want To Use COVID-19 Vaccine To Kill Us – Yahaya Bello

While global authorities are shuffling plans to land the COVID-19 vaccine to save their populations from the rapidly spreading coronavirus, a Nigerian governor is discouraging people from taking the vaccines. The Nigerian government said it is expecting at least 100,000 doses of the Pfizer and BioNTech approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of January through the COVAX co-financing public-private facility. But several global health experts and bodies told PREMIUM TIMES it is “almost impossible” for Nigeria to start receiving vaccines this January. Aso Rock officials said both President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will take the COVID-19 vaccines live on TV to allay the growing vaccine hesitancy among Nigerians. Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, who addres...
‘Nigerian Women Are Not More Responsible Than Men’ – Atedo Peterside On COVID-19
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‘Nigerian Women Are Not More Responsible Than Men’ – Atedo Peterside On COVID-19

Founder of Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc Atedo Peterside has knocked the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) over a dinner held in Lokoja, Kogi State capital on Saturday in violation of Covid-19 protocols. Mr Peterside said in a tweet on Sunday that the women’s actions changed his mind about Nigerian women being more responsible than men. “Re #COVID19, I honestly thought Nigerian women were far more responsible than us men until I saw photos from a recent NCWS gathering where safety protocols were violated openly,” he said. At the interactive dinner for women in leadership from Kogi State, the NCWS confered Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello with the most gender-sensitive governor in Nigeria award. Mr Bello has repeatedly said COVID-19 is a scam initiated by politicians.
I’m In 2023 Presidential Race To Liberate Nigeria – Yahaya Bello
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I’m In 2023 Presidential Race To Liberate Nigeria – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State at the weekend said he has what it takes to provide purposeful leadership and good governance for Nigeria if elected as president in the 2023 general elec­tions. Speaking exclusively with Daily Independent, the governor, who is currently in his second term, ap­pealed to Nigerians to join hands with him in the struggle to liberate the country from many of the chal­lenges confronting her. While praising President Mu­hammadu Buhari for his efforts so far since assumption of office in May 2015, the governor, who said he wants to consolidate on the achievements of President Buhari, said the pres­ident is a kind-hearted leader who means well for the country and has genuine interests of Nigeri­ans in all his dealings. According to him, aside Presid...
Yahaya Bello Doesn’t Deserve NCWS Gender-sensitive Award — Natasha Akpoti
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Yahaya Bello Doesn’t Deserve NCWS Gender-sensitive Award — Natasha Akpoti

A former governorship candidate in Kogi State Natasha Akpoti has opposed the conferment of the most gender-sensitive governor in Nigeria award by the National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) on Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello. According to Ms Akpoti, the award does not take into cognizance the governor’s alleged violent actions against her and others. “National Council for Women Societies @ncws_abuja should bury their heads in shame,” she tweeted on Sunday. “Honouring Kogi’s Gov. Yahaya Bello as ‘Most Gender Sensitive Gov in Nigeria’ is an insult to d violence he unleashed to me, the dead @OfficialPDPNig woman leader & a host of others. Evil monster.” The award presentation and decoration ceremony held on Saturday at the Glass House of Kogi State Government House, Lokoja. ...
Kogi Lawmakers Endorse Yahaya Bello For Presidency
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Kogi Lawmakers Endorse Yahaya Bello For Presidency

The Kogi State House of Assembly has asked Governor Yahaya Bello to contest for the position of the President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election. The House in its plenary session on Wednesday said their decision for the endorsement was borne out of the outstanding performances of the Governor in the state. The Majority Leader, Abdullahi Bello while moving the motion said Governor Bello has transformed the state and rid the state of kidnapping and armed robbery. “Yahaya Bello by his creative governance style has somehow engineered a reversal of several negative national development indicators in Kogi State. Examples abound everywhere. “Under his watch, Kogi State has been transformed from the kidnap capital of Nigeria outside the embattled north-east, into a polity w...
Kogi Bread Levy/Tax: Yahaya Bello Turning Bread Into Stone – Shehu Sani
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Kogi Bread Levy/Tax: Yahaya Bello Turning Bread Into Stone – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani on Friday took a swipe at Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello over the latter’s new levy on every loaf of bread sold in the state. Sani who has been heavily critical of the All Progressives Congress, the party Bello belongs to, said in a tweet that the governor was turning bread into stone after appearing to have defeated coronavirus. “After defeating COVID in Kogi, Bello the priest is miraculously turning bread into stone,” the former lawmaker wrote. Kogi State Government says the levy on every load of bread sold is meant to protect indigenous bakers from those “who bring bread to the state without paying any form of levy”. The move has attracted widespread criticism.
‘COVID-19: Governors Received N1bn Each From Buhari, N1.1bn From World Bank’ – Yahaya Bello
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‘COVID-19: Governors Received N1bn Each From Buhari, N1.1bn From World Bank’ – Yahaya Bello

Governors of the 36 states were said to have received N1billion each from the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Governors were also said to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank to receive a sum of N1.1billion for the same purpose. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State made this revelation on Tuesday while featuring on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily. According to Gov Bello, all the state governors have since received the N1billion from the Federal Government. However, Yahaya Bello said he was the only state governor who refused to sign an MoU with the World Bank. Asked why he received the COVID-19 fund from the Federal Government despite not believing in the virus, Bello said, “eve...
Primary School Pupil, 9 Others Dead In Lokoja Tanker Explosion (Viewers Discretion Advised)
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Primary School Pupil, 9 Others Dead In Lokoja Tanker Explosion (Viewers Discretion Advised)

A primary school pupil died on Wednesday alongside nine persons after a petrol tanker exploded at Felele area of Lokoja, Kogi State capital. It was gathered that the tanker lost control and rammed into oncoming vehicles before going up in flames around 8am. Some of the victims are Kogi State Polytechnic students. We also learnt that emergency responders failed to attend to the fire for over one hour. Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello in a statement by his spokesperson Onogwu Muhammed commiserated with the bereaved families. “It is very sad to learn of the tragic loss of lives, many vehicles, property and other valuables in the petrol tanker fire,” he said. He also urged students of the polytechnic to maintain peace.
Natasha Akpoti Praises US For Visa Ban On “Riggers Of Kogi Election”
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Natasha Akpoti Praises US For Visa Ban On “Riggers Of Kogi Election”

The Social Democratic Party SDP governorship candidate in Kogi state, Natasha Akpoti, has praised the US government's decision to place a visa ban on individuals found guilty of rigging the November 16, 2019 Kogi state governorship election. Recall that Natasha ran against the incumbent Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, and lost. She filed a petition against the election results but lost at the Supreme court. The apex court held that she and her party failed to substantiate their claims that the governorship election was rigged. MCI reports that the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, released a statement on Monday, September 14, announcing visa restrictions for some individuals for their actions in the November 2019 Kogi and Bayelsa State elections and in the run-up to the Sept...
Oshiomhole, Ganduje, Yahaya Bello, El-Rufai On US Visa Ban List
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Oshiomhole, Ganduje, Yahaya Bello, El-Rufai On US Visa Ban List

A former governor of Edo State and ex-National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, is among top Nigerians slammed with a visa ban by the United States Government on Monday, SaharaRepoters has learnt. Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, are also among those affected by the latest US sanction, it was gathered. Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna on the other hand had his own visa ban extended. He has been banned from entering the US since 2010 over a graft case. According to US officials, more Nigerian politicians may be included on the visa ban list after the Edo governorship election if they are involved in electoral malpractice. He has been banned from entering the US since 2010 over a graft case. Acco...
I Feel For Obaseki But APC ‘ll Take Edo Back — Gov. Yahaya Bello
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I Feel For Obaseki But APC ‘ll Take Edo Back — Gov. Yahaya Bello

GOVERNOR of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello yesterday said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will take Edo State back from Governor Godwin Obaseki who recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Bello said that the power of incumbency will not guarantee victory for Obaseki, adding that Nigerians have witnessed incumbent leaders including former President Goodluck Jonathan “dethroned” from their positions. The Kogi State Governor who spoke with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting between the North Central geopolitical zone governors and the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, enthused that the APC will also take over Anambra State. Commenting on the crisis in the APC, Bello said, “Our...
PDP Asks Yahaya Bello To Apologise For Misleading Residents Over COVID-19
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PDP Asks Yahaya Bello To Apologise For Misleading Residents Over COVID-19

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, to apologise to the people of the state for misleading them on COVID-19. In a statement on Monday, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbodiyan said Bello did not show the required seriousness in leadership in the fight against the pandemic in the state. He said the Kogi governor needed to apologise to the people for also not funding the committee he set up to fight the pandemic and for not providing palliatives to the people like was done in other states. Ologbodiyan, who is from the state, urged residents not to panic as Coronavirus was not a death sentence, adding that the disease shall soon be a thing of the past. Following a reported case of COVID-19 in Kogi State, Governor Bello o...
COVID-19: Yahaya Bello Finally Orders Lockdown In Kogi State
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COVID-19: Yahaya Bello Finally Orders Lockdown In Kogi State

Following the alleged and controversial COVID-19 index case in Kogi State, Governor Yahaya Bello in a state broadcast on Monday, has ordered 14 days absolute lockdown of Kabba-Bunu LGA of the State effective from 12 midnight June 2nd. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Onogwu Muhammed in the state capital, Lokoja. "During the lockdown, there shall be no house-to-house movement within the local government area. Street movement is completely prohibited within the local government area for the period," the report confirmed.
Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi State governor
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Tribunal Affirms Yahaya Bello’s Election as Kogi State governor

The Kogi state governorship election tribunal sitting in Abuja has affirmed the election of Yahaya Bello as Kogi state governor. Bello was the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) in the November 16, 2019 poll in Kogi State. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Musa Wada, had petitioned the state election tribunal, challenging Yahaya's election. They alleged that the election was characterized by irregularities, violence, ballot snatching and stuffing, and non-compliance with the electoral act, constitution and INEC’s guideline for governorship elections. The tribunal in its ruling delivered today May 23, struck out the petition for lack of substantial evidence by the opposition.
Tribunal Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Victory As Kogi Governor, Dismisses Natasha, SDP
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Tribunal Upholds Yahaya Bello’s Victory As Kogi Governor, Dismisses Natasha, SDP

The Kogi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Monday dismissed the petition filed by the Social Democratic Party and its candidate in the last governorship election in the state, Natasha Akpoti, challenging the victory of Governor Yahaya Bello at the last poll. In a ruling, the Chairman of the tribunal, Justice Kashim Kaigama, awarded the cost of N100,000 to be paid by each of the two petitioners to each of the three respondents – the Independent National Electoral Commission, the APC and Bello. The total costs to be paid by the petitioners amount to N600,000. The three-man panel has yet to fix a date for the judgment of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Musa Wada.
COVID-19 APP: Yahaya Bello, An Embarrassment To Nigerian Youths – Ubani
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COVID-19 APP: Yahaya Bello, An Embarrassment To Nigerian Youths – Ubani

Barr. Monday Ubani, a former 2nd Vice-President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Friday said he is deeply disappointed by the utterances of Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. Ubani, in a chat with Daily Independent, said rather than be an ambassador to Nigerian youths, the governor is embarrassing them through his utterances and actions. The governor in a recent interview had said the state has developed an application that residents can use to ascertain whether persons with symptoms of coronavirus should report for testing. According to the governor “So far, we have established about three isolation centres in the state. As God would have it, we have not recorded any issue. What we did was to develop an app th...

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