Yahaya Bello Denies Being Hospitalized After Slipping From Vehicle

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has denied being hospitalized after misplacing his leg when alighting from a vehicle on Friday.

A statement by Kingsley Fanwo his media aide said Governor Bello is healthy and ready to resume work after the easter holiday.

See the full press statement below:

April 3, 2018.
We wish to refute speculations in some quarters that the Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, is either hospitalised or otherwise incapacitated. The Governor missed his footing last Friday March 30, 2018 while alighting from a vehicle and injured his left foot. He was treated by his doctors, who bandaged the leg and discharged him.
We thank all the Governor’s supporters and well-wishers who reached us to inquire after his wellbeing. His Excellency is doing very well and will be at work as usual after the Easter holidays.
Once again, the Governor sends his best wishes to Kogites for the Easter Season and beyond.
Thank you.
Kingsley Fanwo
Director General, Media and Publicity
Office of the Governor
Kogi State.

Kogi State Gov Dissolves Carbinet

There was confusion in Kogi State on Sunday as Governor Yahaya Bello ordered the dissolution of his cabinet but quickly reversed the order just before the news filtered out.

Sources close to the State Executive Committee meeting held on Sunday said the governor had ordered all commissioners and all the 21 local government administrators to hand over keys to their official cars to the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Folasade Arike Ayoade.

Sources close to the cabinet meeting held behind closed door on Sunday said that the dissolution might not be unconnected with the arms importation last Thursday.

The governor was said to be furious with his cabinet members whom he accused of leaking the information about the arms importation.

However, just 10 minutes after the pronouncement, the Governor reversed his order, demanding “better performance and better relationship” with the state government.

Responding to inquiry about the development, the Director General, media and publicity to the Governor, Kingsley Fanwo, confirmed that the governor had reversed his order of dissolution and asked them to return to their position.

It also gathered that the reversal might be at the instance of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Edward Onoja, who reportedly prevailed on Bello not to toe that line.

2 To Pay N1m For Blocking Yahaya Bello’s Convoy

Two men, Ahmed Abdullahi, and Nura Musa were on Tuesday arraigned in a Wuse Zone 2 Magistrates’ Court, Abuja, for allegedly blocking the convoy of  Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State.

Abdullahi, 37, and Musa, 23, both of Asokoro, Abuja, are facing a count of public nuisance.

The prosecutor, Adeniyi Oyeyemi, told the court that the defendants committed the offence on February 24 at Wuse Zone 4, Abuja.

He said the defendants unlawfully parked their car and blocked the road and sat unconcerned until the security of the governor came down to arrest them.

The prosecutor said during a search of their vehicle, a bottle of codeine was found.

He said that the offence contravened Section 183 of the Penal Code.

The defendants pleaded not guilty, while the Magistrate, Emenisi Ebiwari, granted them bail in the sum of N500, 000 each and a surety in like sum.

He adjourned the case until March 15 for further hearing.


“Buhari’s Second Term Will Strengthen Nigeria” – Yahaya Bello

The Governor of Kogi state Yahaya Bello has reiterated the determination of the people of the state and Nigerians, in general, to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari continues at the Presidency beyond 2019.

Gov. Yahaya Bello Bello said Buhari remains the unbeatable candidate for the APC and must be elected to continue his good works for the country.

“We are a Democratic Party who will do everything within the ambience of the rule of law.

But we cannot forget that our party has the most respected, the most popular and the most incorrigible material in the person of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“All over the world, his name represents anti-corruption, transparency and good governance. We cannot jettison such a global brand. “It is true that many people are concerned about his health.

President Buhari is now fit to continue to unsettle the forces of corruption who think four years are enough for people to forget the pains their corruption brought on our people. help strengthen our institutions of governance and assure our nation of a greater tomorrow“.

Bello who stated this through a statement by his Director General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo urged APC leaders to speak with one voice and remain united in order to continue to push the nation toward greatness, “

“Ambitions are normal in politics. But the Nigerian project is far more important than the interest of individuals. Our party leaders will continue to act in unison for the prosperity of Nigeria”.

The Governor also called for understanding over the President’s call for development attention in the North-East, said it is a normal post-war advocacy, “The insurgency and the war against the enemies of our nation really devastated the North-East.

A good number of schools and other public institutions were destroyed. It is therefore not out of place for the President to call on the World Bank to help rebuild the battered region.

“President Muhammadu Buhari is not a sectional leader. He would have done same for any battered region in Nigeria. Leaders of influence must continue to promote speeches that will enhance our unity rather than divide us.”