Kogi State is the second best state in Nigeria's North in combating out-of-school-children menace. Data from the Federal Ministry of Education prove that the Confluence State, under Governor Yahaya Bello, is slightly behind the FCT, which is basically the focus of Federal efforts in socioeconomic programmesKogi is second best state in Nigeria's North in combating out-of-school-children menace. Data from the Federal Ministry of Education prove that the State, under Governor Yahaya Bello, is slightly behind the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The FCT, which is usually the focus of most federal efforts in socioeconomic governance is unsurprisingly ahead, but the Confluence State again proves that she can take progressive strides once again***  GYB-PROJECTS: Ultra-modern General Hospital, Under Construction At Isanlu-Yagba East LGA-Kogi State. Similar projects ongoing simultaneously in two (2) other locations in the state, ie, Gegu in Kogi LGA and Eganyi in Ajaokuta LGA***  The World Bank has commended Governor Yahaya Bello for refunding $4.63 million surplus funds under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)***  This app, is an Audio/visual excursion into the stewardship of His Excellency, Governor Yahaya Bello*** 

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Accreditation of 24 new programmes

The National Universities Commission, (NUC) has accredited 24 new programmes for Prince Abubakar Audu University Anyigba.

This is in addition to the 29 existing programmes of the institution.
The Vice-Chancellor, Kogi State University, Prof Marietu Ohunene Tenuche disclosed this on Friday at her maiden press briefing held at the senate building of the University in Anyigba.

World Bank commends Yahaya Bello

World Bank commends Yahaya Bello over refund of $4.63m surplus funds.


The World Bank has commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi for refunding $4.63 million surplus funds under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP).

The World Bank commended Bello in a letter of appreciation signed by its Regional Director, Shubham Chaudhuri, describing the step as a sign of good leadership.

According to the World Bank, the action by the Governor has made it possible for the organisation to extend its projects to …

FG Declares Two-day Public Holiday.

Eid-el-Kabir 2021: FG Declares Two-day Public Holiday


The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, July 20, and Wednesday, July 21, 2021, as public holidays to mark the Eid-el-Kabir 2021 celebration in Nigeria.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the apex government, congratulated all Muslim faithful and Nigerians at home and in the diaspora.

“I call on Muslims to continue to imbibe the spirit of love, peace, kindness, and sacrifice, as exemplified by the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) and to also use the period to pray for peace, unity, prosperity, and the stability of the country, …

First Psychiatric Center in state’s history

KGSG soon to commission first Psychiatric Center in state’s history.


The Kogi State Government would soon commission a first of it’s kind Psychiatric Center within Lokoja Metropolis (under the Administration of the KGSSHL)

The state government have also assured citizens that operations at the Kogi State Specialist Hospital Lokoja would commence within 3 – 4 weeks of its temporary suspension of service

This was contained in a press statement signed on Saturday by the state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Haruna Saka

He added that the current event was to allow for the ongoing remodelling, renovation and reconstruction of the Hospital to reach completion in record time. …

Develop intelligence to tackle insecurity

Insecurity: Rather than rush to Abuja for assistance, develop auto intelligence to tackle insecurity, Gov. Bello tasks Governors.


Governor Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello has charged state governors to stop queueing to the Presidency for aid to fight insecurity, urging them to develop technical intelligence to deal with the challenges in their states.

The State Security Adviser Commander Jerry Omodara Rtrd. gave the charge through a lecture he delivered ” Citizens Participation and efficient Security Architecture, what we did differently” at a first Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents ongoing at Abuja on Saturday.

The state Security Adviser said the present administration in the state had on assumption faced series of violent crimes , but has to develop its home grown strategy to tackle the challenges. …

Accepts Offer To Run

Presidency: We’ll do everything humanly possible to ensure Gov. Bello accepts offer to run – Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole


The Speaker Kogi State House of Assembly, Rt Hon. Mathew Kolawole has assured that everything humanly possible would be done to persuade Gov. Yahaya Bello to accept the offer to run the seat of the nation’s President come 2023.

Rt. Hon. Mathew Kolawole stated this in a remarks at the Gala night organised to mark the end of the First Annual GYB Seminar for Nigeria’s Political and Crime Correspondents held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, says having done excellently well, Gov. Yahaya Bello deserves to be President of the Country come 2023. …


NG-CARES Program: FG Assessment Team Applauds Kogi, Says Level Of Preparedness is Fantastic


The Federal Government has expressed satisfaction with the level of Kogi State’s preparedness towards the take -off of the Nigeria COVID -19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus ( NG-CARES) Program.

The national Coordinator, NG-CARES, Dr. Abdulkarim Obaje gave the commendation when he led the Federal Government assessment team to asses KEDA, an agency saddled with the responsibility of handling the Result Area 3 (RA3)of the NG- CARES program.

Dr. Obaje says the advisory assessment visit became necessary as part of measures to check the availability of staff and quality of equipment and infrastructure that would enhance the smooth take-off of the project infer weeks time. …

New Kogi Varsity Commences Student Registration

The new Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara in Kogi says it has commenced registeration of students offered admission to read various courses at the institution, as one of the steps toward actual commencement of its academic activities.

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Gov. Bello Introduces 10-Year Devt. Plan, Inaugurates 29-Men Steering Committee

Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello has introduced a 10-Year Development Plan for the State, consequently inaugurated a 29-Men Committee that will see to the development and execution of the plan.

Inaugurating the committee on Wednesday in Lokoja during the State Executive Council meeting, the Governor said the move was part of his administration’s quest to fast track the overall development of the state over the next decade.

He said the duties of members of the committee is to “provide overall leadership and guidance, in our various areas of jurisdiction, to ensure that, the right environment is created to have access to current data as well as put in place, a team of relevant minds that will work with the State Technical Committee, as members of Technical Working Group (TWG).”

He charged members of the committee to be committed and dedicated in the discharge of this all important assignment.

“This is a very important State assignment. We must, therefore, show reasonable commitment and leadership, to able to us have a State plan that speaks to issues in the State.

“As you know, our people have varying needs. We must go to them and find out what these needs are. There must be a broad-based consultations and inclusion of the various stakeholders in this process.

“This is not going to be an arm chaired plan; we must go to the people. The plan must take a bottom-top approach and NOT a top-bottom approach. The plan is for the development of our people. Therefore, they must be involved,” he said.

He said in the coming days, the State Technical Committee (STC) will also be inaugurated, urging everyone to respond with dispatch to enable work to commence in earnest.

The Committee is Chaired by the Governor himself, having all Commissioners of all State Ministries in his cabinet as Members.

Other Members are Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General; Chairman, Kogi State Council of Chiefs, State Accountant General, Auditor General of the State, and Auditor General for Local Government

Special Adviser, SDG; Special Adviser Special Projects/ Focal Person NSIP; DG, Bureau for Lands and Urban Development; Senior Special Assistant on ICT; Chairman KGIRS; and Special Adviser, Finance, Economic and Investment are also members.

Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning is designated to be a Member/Secretary of the Committee.

Gov. Bello Introduces 10-Year Devt. Plan, Inaugurates 29-Men Steering Committee


CUSTECH to commence academic activity soon, take off infrastructure 90% complete – Kogi govt

CUSTECH Kogi State Government has notified that the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara (CUSTECH) would soon commence academic activity as infrastructures needed for appropriate smooth take off were 90% completed.

This was made known on Thursday in a press briefing by the state’s commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr. Kingsley Fanwo after the State Executive Council meeting chaired by Governor Bello.

He noted that the State Government was already Providing the operational requirement for the full accreditation of courses at the Confluence University of Science and Technology, Osara.

The Commissioner also added that council was also briefed by the Commissioner for Education, Hon. Wemi Jones that the institution was now ready for academic take off and that admission would commence in earnest to ensure that the first set of students were admitted.

Mr. Fanwo also noted that council similarly deliberated on the Bello Cares Scheme; an health Care Initiative and legacy program of the State government targeted at taking care of the medical needs of low income earners and particularly the health needs of pregnant women in a bid to reduce maternal mortality.

He noted that several institutions were already showing commitment to bank roll certain percentage of the needed fund which would allow beneficiaries access it while also revealing that the state government had released fund for its health Insurance Scheme as parts of its proactive measure to deliver quality health service at the lowest cost possible.

CUSTECH to commence academic activity soon, take off infrastructure 90% complete – Kogi govt

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