Press Release: STOP DISTURBING OUR ROYAL FATHERS AND STOP DESECRATING THEIR PALACES (SCIN)

We the members of the SUPREME COUNCIL of IGALA NATION (SCIN) world wide at this point in the life of the IGALA nation and by extention the life of kogi state deem it extremely necessary to grant this press release. Supreme council of Igala Nation is peaceful pan IGALA organisation with membership spread across the globe made up of all IGALAs from Kogi State, Ondo State, Oyo State, Anambra State, Enugu State, Rivers/Bayelsa State all in Nigeria and IGALAs from Democratic republic of Congo plying our trades in different parts…

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Governor Bello debunks relocation of processing plant from kogi west to central, as Okun stakeholders endorse his Re-election

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has affirmed that the news about the relocation of a Bio Ethanol plant from Alape area in Kogi west to the central was totally false. The governor further noted that instead of the circulated falsehood of the relocation, the Okun people would house four of such plants in different part of the senatorial area. He made this known today at the state government house in lokoja, while receiving delegation of traditional rulers and other stakeholders from the seven Local Government Areas of Kogi West…

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Kogi Central Tradition Rulers, Stakeholders give Governor Bello second term nod, lauds his numerous achievements

Traditional Rulers from all the five Local Government Areas in Kogi Central Senetorial District, have jointly given a nod to the second term bid of Governor Yahaya Bello. They also collectively lauded his numerous achievements, top of which were security, infrastructures and Youth empowerment. They made this Known on Monday at the Government House in Lokoja, while they paid a courtesy and a solidarity visit to the governor. The delegation of traditional rulers from the Ohinoyi of Ebira, HRH Alhaji Ado Ibrahim led by the Ohi of Okengwe, HRH Alh…

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AAC Suspends Sowore Omoyele

The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the African Action Congress (AAC) has suspended its Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore and with others. This was announced at the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja, on Monday. Sowore according to the NEC is being suspended for alleged anti-party activities, failure to convene NEC meeting and financial misappropriation. A new acting national chairman, Leonard Nzenwa, has immediately been sworn-in. The committee also announced that the suspension of Sowore and other members of his executive took effect from March 27 and it is to last for…

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Kogi Ex-Governor son Joins Guber race , Promise to prioritize Agriculture

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA.    Ahead of the November 2, 2019 governorship election in kogi state, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris has declared that if elected , his government will place emphasis  on Agriculture to creating jobs for the unemployment  youths and to generate wealth for the state. Abubakar, who is the son of the former governor of the state Alhaji Ibrahim Idris is seeking to rule the state on the platform of the PDP stated this  Thursday in Lokoja at the ongoing media parley organised by the Nigerian Union of Journalists,…

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Court of appeal affirms Oyetola’s victory in Osun guber election

Court of appeal sitting in Abuja sets aside tribunal’s judgement which nullified Oyetola’s victory in the Osun gubernatorial election. In three separate appeals filed by Oyetola, the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission, they asked the appellate court to set aside the march 22nd, 2019 judgement of the Osun state election petition tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as winner of the osun gubernatorial election. Details Later

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Kogi group warns parties against fielding Bello, debunks Ohinoyi Claim of Igala Hijack of Governor Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. A Group under the aegis of Kogi East Youth Alliance for Good Governance has warned the All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties to beware of fielding Governor Yahaya Bello who will spell doom for their  parties in the November 2, 2019 governorship election. This is as the group has debunked the claim credited to the Ohinoyi of Ebira Land, Alhaji Ado Ibrahim that the Igalas have hijacked Governor Yahaya Bello to their advantage in the governance of the state. The Group in a statement signed by its President,…

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EFCC Should Stop This Witch-hunt Against Me -Saraki

Saraki mourns Sen. Mustapha Bukar

Press Release May 7, 2019 EFCC Should Stop This Witch-Hunt Against Saraki 1. We have noted a statement issued yesterday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in reaction to a news story published by a national newspaper, based on the letter written by the commission to the Kwara State Government in which it demanded for all details of salaries, allowances, estacode or any other entitlement enjoyed by Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate, during his tenure as Governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011. 2.…

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Presidential election tribunal commences hearing on petitions filed by PDP, three other parties today

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will today formally commence hearing in the petitions filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his party, the PDP, and three other political parties and their presidential candidates against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku, PDP and the others in their various petitions are seeking the nullification of Buhari’s victory at the February 23 presidential poll on allegations of widespread rigging, violations of the Electoral Act, suppression…

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Jigawa Assembly Mace Destroyed As Members Fight Over Leadership

Members of the Jigawa House of Assembly have the destroyed the mace which is a symbol after some lawmakers got into a fight over leadership. The House was on Tuesday was thrown into a rowdy session following a motion moved on the amendment of the standing rule of the state assembly. A member representing Yankwashi constituency, Mr Alkasim Karkarna, was reported to have hit the mace which resulted in its destruction. Journalists and other staff in the house were later sent out of the chamber and the gates were locked.…

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Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today

The Osun State candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, will be arraigned today in Abuja, the police said last night. According to Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), the senator was arrested and being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person. He, however, declined to give the exact charges against Adeleke. A police source told newsmen last night that the senator will be arraigned for forgery. A statement by Mba reads: “Senator Adeleke…

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Kwankwaso, Adeleke, Idris Wada, Visit Dino Melaye Over Death Of Mother (Photos)

The Nigeria Senator from Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye got visited by dignitaries from the country as he lost his mother recently. Among those that visited him are, Kwankwaso, Senator Adeleke (who he referred to as a “Governor in waiting” Former Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, Senator Adua, Otumba Runsewe. See photos…

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Yahaya Bello In Bourdillon, Meets Tinubu (Photo)

Governor Yahaya Bello last night visited the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in his Lagos home The visit may not be unconnected with Kogi State governorship election which is coming up later this year. Bello was declared winner of the 2015 Kogi State gubernatorial election after he was chosen on the platform of the All Progressives Congress as the replacement for the late Abubakar Audu who originally won the election but died before the result was declared. The replacement, which was facilitated by former APC Chairman,…

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Goodluck Jonathan Arrives Johannesburg As An International Election Observer

Former Nigerian President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is in South Africa on Election Observation mission. he confirm his arrival as an international observer. It’s worthy to note that this is not the only international electoral mission he has embark on since he left the office, Jonathan in previous times, had observed elections in Zambia and Sierra Leone and led a 33-nation observer mission to the 2015 General Election in Tanzania. Here is what he wroteI arrived Johannesburg early this morning to lead the Election Observation Mission of the Electoral Institute for Sustainable…

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Clergyman calls for revolutionary votes aganist Bello

ATABOR JULIUS LOKOJA. The Chairman , Congress of Northern Christians, Reverend Charles Aina , has charged Kogi elders, Opinion leaders ,and  well meaning electorate to as matter of necessity vote out the ruling APC government in the forthcoming governorship election to save the state from total collapse.  Aina gave the advise on Tuesday , in a chat with Daily Independent in lokoja , saying that the state under Bello was a curse in which the people have been impoverished by obnoxious policies and  non payment of salaries and pensions. He…

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Buhari’s London trip: APC, Presidency seeking to vacate 1999 constitution

The Peoples Democratic party, PDP on Monday said that President Buhari’s trip to London without writing the National assembly and handing over power to the Vice President, has confirmed that the ruling APC is not interested in the welfare of the Nigerians In a statement disclosed by the National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan,the Party equally accused Buhari Presidency of trying to vacate the nation’s constitutional order and foist an authoritarian system of governance.  He categorically stated that “Such dereliction of office can only come from leaders, who do not have…

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President Buhari proceeds to the United Kingdom on Private Visit -Presidency

Further to the official visit by President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos Wednesday where he commissioned a number of projects executed by the Ambode led Administration, the President is scheduled to depart for Maiduguri, the Borno State capital for another official visit Thursday. According to Information made available through the Presidency twitter handle, the President is expected to commission developmental projects especially in education, healthcare and roads. At the end of the visit to Borno State, President Buhari will be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a private visit. He is…

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Kogi Election: Omede Idris Declares For Governorship Race

The race for Kogi State governorship thickens with immediate past President, Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria (APBN) and former President, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Omede Idris, set to challenge Governor Yahaya Bello with a promise to turn the fortunes of the state for the better. Idris, who is vying for the office on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said if given the mandate, his agenda would be centred around economic growth, social inclusion, environmental protection, peace and security. In a statement he personally signed yesterday, the…

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Governor Masari thanked FG, Buhari for a new prison in Katsina

Governor Aminu Bello Masari Says the move of the federal government to construct new prison yard in the state was a welcome development. The governor who spoke through his Deputy QS. Alhaji Mannir Yakubu was speaking when he received Minister of Interior Alhaji Abdurrahman Bello Dambazau on a courtesy visit. Alh Mannir Yakubu said the new prison yard would assist to wards reducing prison yard congestion and over crowd. On the issue of will defence agro range formed by federal government to protect farmer, from kidnapping and arm bandit. The…

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Demolition of AIT Structure, Atiku Reacts

The Presidential Candidate of the peoples democratic Party PDP in the just concluded Election in Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted to the demolition of a structure belonging to AIT. On his twitter handle, Atiku alleges threat to the freedom of the press enshrined in the 1999 constitution by the APC government. He said nothing must be done to bring our democracy to its knees

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