IDAH CLUB, a Multi-racial, Multinational and cosmopolitan clubhouse situated in the ancient city of Idah, headquarters of the defunct Igala Native Authority and the current headquarters of Idah LGA, kogi state, is to be Remodeled and rebuilt to give it a modern international Status alongside other impactful projects.
The President of Idah Club6575, Chief Samuel Ogali stated this recently in a chat with Market Hub Media. He lamented the current state of dilapidation of the Club House which according to him was unacceptable especially given the fact that the ancient city of IDAH, the ancestral Home of the Igala People and melting point of Igala civilization, is a tourist Destination; playing host to the Palace of His Royal Majesty, The Attah Igala, The Inikpi Statue, Odoko Statue, Ojuwo Atogwu, Ubiogba Cliff, Odogo and others.
To achieve this, Idah Club 6575 is organizing a Fundraising Dinner on the 6th of December 2021 at the Banquet Hall of Chida International Hotel, Jabi, Abuja at 4pm and therefore called on all well-meaning individuals, men of goodwill, Philanthropists and friends of the Club to make history and write their names in Gold by gracing the occasion and donating generously towards achieving the project.
The Club is aiming to raise the sum of 500 million Naira (N500,000,000.00) to be spread among the various projects being envisioned.
Chief Samuel Ogali further stated that a committee had been set up by the club with Hon. Paul Ogwu Ukwenya as Chairman and funds made available, to plan and Organise the Fundraising program. Market Hub Media put a call call to Hon. Paul Ukwenya and he confirmed that the Committee had been inaugurated and has since swung into action
The new complex, according to him, will include a Club House, a 30 Room Lodging facility, a swimming Pool, a Banquet Hall, a Sports center which includes a Gym/ Fitness Center, an Indoor sports Hall (Table Tennis, Snooker, Chess, Draught etc) a Lawn tennis court, Hand ball, Basketball/Volleyball court, Squash court etc.
Chief Ogali also disclosed that funds have been made available for the procurement of drugs and eye glasses for the free medical outreach billed to take place on the 27th of December 2021 at the Idah Zonal Hospital.
Idah club 6575 was established on the 31st October, 2018 by Chief Samuel Ogali, the founder and current president, by the creation of a Whatsapp platform with the initial name as IDAH BOYS 65-75 REUNION. Names of people of like minds were added to the platform and the Maiden Reunion was held on the 26th December, 2018 at Igalamela/odolu Guest Inn.
During deliberation at the reunion, opinion was raised to change the name and it was unanimously agreed that the body be known, called and addressed as Idah Club 6575.
The club has its motto as “Udama, Uredo Kpai Unyogba”. It is a social, non-partisan club with membership drawn from those born in the local Government areas of the Idah Federal Constituency, namely Idah, Ofu, Igalamela/Odolu and Ibaji, between 1965-1975. A world-class club with 109 (one hundred and nine) members spread across major cities in Nigeria and in the diaspora.
The Club parades a retinue of High net-worth personalities of famed Corporate and Social standing on its membership, on the executive committee headed by the President, Chief Samuel Ogali, and on its Board of Trustees, under the chairmanship of Chief Charles-Lwanga Okwoli.
The main purpose of the club is to foster unity, peace and development in Idah and also to synergize, collaborate and partner with Government, private institutions and individuals to bring the much-needed socio-economic development through community service to Idah and Igala land in general.
In terms of the Club’s achievements include but not limited to the following; The Club has been able to come out firm on Peace Advocacy, during the last general election in April, 2019, IC6575 Peace Advocacy posters were pasted everywhere in Idah. Similarly, during the Kogi State gubernatorial election in November 2019, the Club’s Peace Advocacy messages were on Amikad Bill Boards in the heart of Lokoja and Anyigba respectively, and the posters were also everywhere in Idah.
On the 27th December 2019, the Club’s Medical Team, embarked on Free Medical Outreach and it was a huge success and it has since become an annual event.
Also The Club’s Education Committee went to the field and registered 50 indigent students for 2020 JAMB, it has also selected Ten (10) Secondary Schools in Idah. The eight secondary schools’ principals will select 5 each of indigent but brilliant students annually for the Club to get them registered, the club also has plans to start registering students for WAEC Examination.
In the area of security, the Club has been dialoguing with Nigerian Police on how to find a lasting solution to social vices like; Thuggery, Armed robbery, Kidnapping, Juvenile delinquency, cultism etc. The Club has in its kitty, blueprints of projects to be executed on the short term, Medium term and Long term basis.
No doubt, Members of Idah Club 6575 are determined to change the ugly narratives in the ancient city of Idah through collective and deliberate efforts towards restoring the lost glory of the ancient City.
IN SEARCH OF 2023 OKIGWE N0RTH FED. CONSTITUNCY SEAT: LADY NKEIRUKA IBEKWE LEADS THE PACK
By Bright C. J. Okereke
Lady Nkeiru Ibekwe, is the only woman-politician, i have seen, within our clime, with an extraordinary courage and indomitable confidence in her capacity and ability to drive and fund her political interest herself, decently, a feat, her male counterparts in same race, could not attempt.
While, some have opened Fund-Raising accounts and loan-obtaining processes, to bankroll their primaries, Nkeiru, has remained resolute and doggedly on with all needed politicking processes on her own. Capacity is power!
Quite frankly, Okigwe North Federal Constituency, comprising of Okigwe, Onuimo and Isiala Mbano LGAs, has undergone colossal deprivation of socio-economic concerns and infrastructural development, yet God has continued to preserve His people.
Ideally, legislative representation revolves round proactive and guided pursuit, towards adding value to the peoples’ life, by ensuring, government uses our collective patrimony to solve the peoples’ problems. And very frankly, life and times have perfectly shaped Lady Nkeiru for this passionate task.
Lady Nkeiru Ibekwe, is into this race for legislative seat, to sincerely solve daunting constituency challenges; improving the peoples’ life and ensuring her constituency experiences the impacts of federal governance.
Legislative service is such a demanding responsibility that deserves conscience, integrity and dedication. It requires one who can be a trustee of his constituents and attract a positive influence in the constituency. And Nkeiru Ibekwe, squarely fits into this hole. Public positions she had held in the past can attest to her dignity in service and trusteeship.
Ofcourse, Nkeiru Ibekwe, is renowned for excellent service delivery, politics of decency and essence; and leadership of servanthood that exercises real and positive influence on people.
Uncommon gut and diligence is well typified in her. She is very passionate about alleviating the plight of the poor and the vulnerable, little wonder, she has remained the strength and life-support source of many in her domiciliary.
She is a home-grown political personality who knows the length and breadth of her constituency, the integral composition of families, hamlets, villages, communities, towns, LGA’s therein; the boundaries and their pertinent needs. And, as such, she can successfully negotiate and attract varitable solutions to the constituency’s teething problems.
According to the United Nations (UN), investing in women and respecting their rights is the surest way to uplifting communities, organizations and countries, as well as achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. And Nkeiru Ibekwe, is the surest bet.
As an esteemed transformational gender leader,, Lady Barr. Nkeiru Ibekwe, leverages her passion and focus around quality service, transformation of peoples’ value function, leading optimization initiatives to drive activities that translates into stable improvement on human values.
Indeed, Lady Nkeiru Ibekwe of Onuimo is the ‘Best fit’ and obviously she is leading the race for 2023 Okigwe North Federal House of Representatives seat.
May the Lord be with you!
Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris congratulates Muslims, advocates for sacrifice at Eid-el-fitr
Kogi PDP Chieftain, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim Idris congratulated Muslim Faithfuls for witnessing another end of Ramadan. He made this call in a Sallah felicitation message to Muslim ummah in Kogi State. “I give thanks to Allah for giving us another opportunity to witness this year’s Ramadan. I also give thanks to Allah for making it possible for us to see the end of the Ramadan,” he said. He used the opportunity to equally urge all Muslim brothers and sisters across Nigeria to continue to uphold the tenets of sacrifice. “I pray that Allah accepts our prayers and sacrifices during this period. Amin. Happy Eid celebration to you and your family!” he further added.
Eid El Fitr : Kogi Professionals Network Felicitates with Muslims, Urge Positive Action to Overcome Challenges
Kogi Professionals Network (KPN) is Felicitating with Muslims on the successful completion of the 30 day Ramadan fast and the celebration of the Eid El Fitr,
The convener and president of the group, Dr James Odaudu, in a press release made available to Market Hub Media, congratulates all the Muslim faithfuls in Nigeria and Kogi State in particular for staying true to the spirit of the period.
“As we pray for their good deeds, petitions and supplications to be accepted by the Almighty Allah (SAW), we also remind them that the nation, and by extension, Kogi State, needs constant spiritual intervention to overcome the political, spiritual and security challenges currently plaguing the polity.
This need has become very paramount, given that the State is passing through a period of selections and elections of a new set of leaders in whose hands the destiny of the over five million Kogites will be thrusted”.
He therefore request the Christians to join their Muslim brothers and sisters in praying and working for the emergence of leaders with capacity and undiluted commitment to the welfare of the people and overall development of the state.
“We also enjoin Kogites, irrespective of their ethnic, political and religious backgrounds, to join hands in ensuring that the bigotries that have held the state down from inception are removed henceforth by supporting only those that have the zeal and patriotic disposition to the development of the state”.
Kogi Professionals Network is a Association of professionals of diverse disciplines and membership drawn from all over the state without bias to place of residence, gender, tribal, religious or political affiliations, and with unalloyed commitment to the entrenchment of good governance and unity in Kogi State.