Are Ajaokuta, Lokoja and Kotonkarfe Part of Ane Igala?
In a landmark ruling the ripples which have continued to reverberate across the land, a Federal High Court in Lokoja on 2 June 2020 ruled that the Ata-Igala was entitled to general damages of N10bn for the Federal Government’s continued and unabated use of Ajaokuta,
Lokoja and Kotonkarfe. The Ata-Igala had ownership and overlordship prior to independence and the coming into force of the Land Use Act 1978. Reactions have been mixed.
Coronation of Agabaidu Mathew Opaluwa Oguche Akpa II
Finally, the date is given! Friday 4 March 2022 is the date for the coronation of Agabaidu Mathew Opaluwa Oguche Akpa II as the 28th Ata-Igala.