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2023 Gov Elections:Concerned Yagbs Citizens In Diaspora Progressives Movement Raises Alarm Over Political Impunity In Yagba Land



Governor Yahaya Bello



“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest.”

Nothing can stop the power of a committed and determined people to make a difference in our society.


The duo above popular quotes best described  our feelings towards the disturbing  political atmosphere in Yagba  and extensively in  Kogi land.

Ahead of the forth coming  Kogi state governorship elections, Yagba Progressive  Movement in  strong terms  frown at what we would best tag as the  barbaric and uncivilized  pattern of politicking by some politicians in the state.

Hon Leke Abejide  as the most popular and widely acceptable governorship candidate of all those contending for the exalted position of the governor of Kogi state has committed no crime to warrant the level of incitement and provocations been vented against him and his followers..

Abejide’s acceptability  is  the fruit of his output as  Member  representing  Yagba federal constituency in the House of Representatives , where he is currently  serving his second term in office.


That he transformed the how and why of federal  representation is today magneting  the massive followership he enjoys in the quest to proceed to secure the peoples mandate to become the next  democratically anointed occupant  of  Kogi state government house.

Abejide has risen the  bar of representation by putting smiles on the faces of widows, youth and students, his magic touch on  infrastructures, roads, health, water and agricultural empowerment programs has convinced doubting Thomases over his large political heart.

Abejide  has  a stool  in the homes in Yagba land.


We make bold to state that , It’s on record that the non performance of the current Yahaya Bello government in the last over 7 years, has left  Yagba sector of the state in abject poverty and  abandonment  in the supposed even  distribution of the state resources.

Our local government have been strangulated by being  denied their  mandatory funds,  leading to non payment of salaries of teachers and local government workers, pensions and gratuity , all are  not been paid , likewise  feasible project  is  now an anathema in our area.


Our roads are in  deplorable  conditions, cutting  off  our people completely from accessing other parts of the state.

The level of hardship imposed on our people  is  disheartening .


The cumulative failure of the Yahaya Bello government has made  Ododo, the APC candidate  very difficult to market ,  if given the mandate by the people , it is  a widely accepted belief that he is going to be the continuation of Yahaya Bello’s  government , which the people have vowed to resist.

The people  are determined and resolute  that this is the time to hand their mandate to  Hon Leke Abejide, who has earned  their trust and confidence


To  the  promoters of APC  and their  drivers of the Ododo project in Yagba land,  the fear of Leke Abejide is  the beginning of wisdom.

Thus they have  resorted to  pooling down the billboards of Hon Leke Abejide in Yagba Mopa Amuro and Yagba West LGA.


This set of unskilled political jobbers, we learnt that they were to host Ododo in Yagba and needed to create a false impression, we know that the people have made up their minds to vote for Leke Abejide and with or without billboards, but it is important we state here,  that this is unacceptable and we of the above group condemn  these shameless acts  in strong terms.

We hereby call on the governor of Kogi state, His Excellency, Alh Yahaya Bello to call the APC members of Mopa Amuro and Yagba West to order, if  this senseless acts are  not curtailed, it would lead to the possible break down of law and order  in the area, let all those  involved in this lawlessness  know for sure  that this acts of criminalities  will be met with very strong resistance.

Further provocative attacks on the campaign materials installed or pasted by the supporters of  Hon Leke Abejide will not be tolerated.


We call on the beloved president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria , His Excellency  Bola Ahmed Tinubu to call to order the executive  governor of Kogi state, such only will usher in a  free, fair and violence free campaigns and  election.

It is our conviction and firm belief  that no blood of any Kogites is worth the election of 11th November, 2023.



Movement President




EXCLUSIVE: How Buhari Encourages Atiku on Merger Ahead of 2027



Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar (RIGHT) after meeting former President Muhammadu Buhari

This afternoon, June 22, 2024, Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections and former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was seen at the Daura residence of former President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigerian media reported the visit , captioning pictures of Atiku as paying Sallah homage to the former two-term President of Nigeria, who handed over to President Tinubu on May 29, 2023.

However, an impeccable source privy to the meeting between Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and former President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed that the PDP Presidential candidate informed President Buhari of his intention for a merger with other political contenders ahead of the 2027 Presidential elections.

The source told NIGERIAN TRACKER that former President Muhammadu Buhari encouraged Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to proceed with the merger talks, noting that it would strengthen democracy. President Buhari reportedly told Atiku that it was similar merger talks that helped the APC wrest power from the PDP in 2015.

Before leaving the Daura residence, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar hailed former President Muhammadu Buhari for playing the role of an elder statesman.

Those accompanying the former Vice President included Senator and former Governor of Sokoto State, Sen. Aminu Tambuwal, and former Governor of Adamawa State, Bindo Jibrilla, among others.

During the 2023 Presidential election, Atiku came second after President Bola Ahmad Tinubu, which many political analysts view as a failure on the part of the opposition to merge and defeat the APC.

Those seen as potential allies for Atiku Abubakar are his competitors in the 2023 general elections, namely Mr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).

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Banditry :30 Thousand Katsina Children Are Out Of School



Governor Umaru Dikko Radda of Katsina State


Not fewer than 30,000 children are out of school in Katsina state due activities of bandits.

The Senior Special Assistant on banditry and Internally Displaced Persons (lDP), Saidu lbrahim Danja disclosed this to newsmen in KATSINA.

Danja said the figure was obtained after an assessment conducted by his office and State Universal Basic Education Board.

According to him, Katsina state government has commenced sending back the affected children to school and provide them with writing materials.

Danja further explained that currently, the state has 252, 000 displaced persons due banditry, adding that: “We inherited 278, 000 displaced persons at time we took over from previous administration.

He added that, “The figure reduced to 252,000 as peace gradually returned in the affected areas.”.

Danja said for fear of possible attack by the bandits, government has closed down about 52 health facilities.

He added that the government is working with eight international organisations to improve living standard of those affected by banditry.

He said the organisations are also assisting for the return of peace in Katsina.


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Fact Check: Did Dangote Visit Emir Sanusi II?



Alhaji Aliko Dangote greeting Emir Sunusi II

On Tuesday, June 18th, some social media pages were inundated with pictures showing that Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, visited Emir of Kano Muhammad Sanusi II.

The pictures posted by several social media platforms show Alhaji Aliko Dangote kneeling down and offering his traditional greetings to the Emir of Kano.

However, a fact check by Nigerian Tracker and information gathered from palace sources reveal that Alhaji Aliko Dangote never visited the palace on that date.

Another palace source told this newspaper that on the day the picture was posted, Alhaji Aliko Dangote supposedly visiting Emir Sanusi, the Emir did not even hold court throughout the day.

Nigerian Tracker further investigated and found that the picture showing Alhaji Aliko Dangote kneeling before Emir Sanusi II was actually taken around May 2019, which means it was five years ago, a year before the dethronement of Emir Sanusi on March 9, 2020.

Therefore, there is no truth to the claim that Alhaji Aliko Dangote visited Emir Sanusi II on Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

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